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Local and community-based approach to clean water access
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Annual Barn Party and Auction
May 14, 2022
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MEETING DATE: March 31, 2022

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: President James Thomas
FLAG SALUTE: Jason Francia

GUESTS OF ROTARIANS: John Everett and Meredith Hendricks (Program Speaker)
Rotary Barn Party Luau: Mark Jackson passed around the "sign-up cart" for all to peruse and volunteer for at least two (2) days to assist in the set-up for the Barn Party.  Work days start on April 25th and will be conducted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until we are finished for the May 14th event.
Frank Ortiz asked that members get a move on with the contributions for the Silent Auction, which is lacking in items at the moment.  Also, getting your donations and acquisition form turned will help with the getting the items prepared for the event.
Berto Rodriquez shared that Kate "Ticket Witch" Ferguson is out of commission for a number of weeks, so he is the contact at present for ticket questions.
8th Grade Community Interviews: After an absence due to Covid, the interviews will return May 16 - 19 at Orcutt and Lakeview Jr. High Schools. Adult interviewers are needed. Contact Holly Edds or Laurie Tamura to volunteer your time.
AHC: Final Fore. Contact Kevin Walthers.
Boys & Girls Club Auction: Mark your calendars for Saturday April 9th for the annual (normally) fundraising auction. The event will be at the Radisson starting at 5:30 PM. Contact Roberto Rodriguez to purchase your tickets.
Nipomo Rotary Club: Wayne Miller reminded us that "out offspring" will be celebrating their 25th anniversary on Saturday April 9th at the Santa Maria Inn. Tickets are $48 and quite a few of our members will be in attendance. Contact Mike Gibson for more information.
Ladies Get Loud: will be happening on Thursday April 28 at the SM Toyota building from 5:00 to 7:00. If you would like to attend or volunteer your time, call Mike Gibson for details.
Nipomo Rotary Golf Tournament: Friday May 6th. Contact Jim Peterson or Wayne Miller for more information.
Santa Maria South Rotary:  Vicky Connor shared with the SMBR the Human Trafficking sessions, scheduled for April 4 and 18, are accepting reservations.  The cost to participate is $30 for one event and $50 the attend both.
Rotary Ukraine Relief: Frank Ortiz shared that SMBR was submitting a check for $4000 to this very worthy cause.  Funds are to be used for necessities, such as food, water, clothing and shelter for refugee being cared for by Rotary Clubs in neighboring countries.
Shannon Seifert:  bragged about the most recent fundraising campaign was the most successful in history, raising $357,000!  Congratuations! $100
Patrice Mosby:  shared Gary and she celebrated her 42nd anniversary.  Unfortunately, a trip to Peru didn't work out, another COVID casualty, but dinner at Giuseppe's was great!  $42
Berto Rodriquez/Mike Gibson:  showed the members a plaque presented to Mike Gibson for one of his many volunteer efforts.  He was certain that Mike would be happy to share in the brag. $25

Jason Stilwell:  valiantly bragged that his kid left the nest, making room for his 82 years young mother to fill the empty space.  $82
Frank Ortiz: celegrated a return to Santa Maria after a 31-day visit to Arizona for he and Scottie's annual Spring season baseball outing.  Unfortunately, there wasn't as much baseball played due to the players' strike, so they got to see more of AZ than usual. $100
Mark Jacksonbragged of an great birthday for daughter, a concert Melissa Etheridge at the Chumash Casino and a wonderful Rotary Experience.  You see, his daughters friend, a Cal Poly grad in construction management, was part of plan to construct solar units on the Navajo reservation in Pueblo, CO.  Fate intervened and with the help of the Pueblo Rotary Club president, another Cal Poly grad, they were able to cobble together a plan to "get 'er done!" $100
Jim Peterson: forgot to brag on Arlene's birthday. $30
Dale Johnson: didn't brag on his wedding anniversary. $30
Doug Palmer: also forgot to mention his wedding anniversary. $30
Patrice Mosby: forgot to brag on her husband's birthday. $30
Mike Gibson: corrected President James misspelling on the Power Point presentation. $30
Meredith Hendricks
Executive Director
The Land Trust For Santa Barbara County
The land trust acquires and protects land with natural, agricultural, scenic, recreational and/or historical significance through fair market transactions. Meredith spoke about specific cases that she has been involved with and answered audience questions afterwards. The land trust is a non profit 501c3 organization with over 900 members. If you would like to get involved or would like more information go to
And the winners are.....
Mike Moats & Chris Logan

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