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Service Above Self
We meet Wednesdays at 12:10 PM
100 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5408
PO Box 3938
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-3938
Posted by Michelle Garlick
Posted by Michelle Garlick
Posted by Michelle Garlick on Oct 15, 2013
The DeGroot Home in San Luis Obispo is run by Sjany DeGroot, RN, and cares for medically fragile children. According to San Luis Obispo Fire Chief Garret Olson, "The DeGroot home has a very special place in our hearts. More than just a place where our firefighter-paramedics go to assist with caring for some very special children, this home and its occupants have become a part of our family. We are honored to partner with Rotary de Tolosa on this heartwarming project."
This past week with the help of the following origizations: Mission Prep High School Interact Club, Pacific Beach High School, Rotaract, Rotary De Tolosa, Home Depot and off- duty personnel from the San Luis Obispo Fire Department equally over 100 plus volunteers we were able to come together and give the DeGroot home a much needed makeover.
Over the course of two full days the property grounds of over 15000 square feet were totally cleaned with six giant truck loads taken to the landfill. The yard was landscaped with over 50 plants and 80 bags of bark to enhance the overall curbside appeal.
Inside the home, four living areas were given a makeover with a fresh coat of paint and stenciling that assisted in brighting up the rooms. The childern's room was updated with wiring and electrical system that added to the overall safety of The DeGroot Home. Additionally, an air conditioner, halogen lights and security door were installed to enhance all of the newly improved areas.
All this could not have been accomplished without the help of many. Special thanks to Home Depot, Cold Canyon Landfill, Idlers and President Jenifer Rynes for their donations.
Priceless was the look on the children's faces watching as everything was completed.
Posted by David Fuentes on Sep 04, 2013
The De Groot home in San Luis Obispo was chosen as Rotary De Tolosa’s Community Service work project. This event will take place on the weekend of 12 & 13 Oct 2013 from 9 – 4pm.
The De Groot home serves as the 24 hour 7 day a week Nursing home for newborn to 18 year old children who have a variety of health issues, including: Birth Defects, Developmental Delays, Premature Infants with major medical needs, seizure care, drug addicted babies, oxygen dependency just to name a few.
The De Groot's Nursing Home was owned and run by Sjany (RN) and her husband Rokus de Groot. Unfortunately, Rokus De Groot passed away two weeks ago, so our timing in doing our part to help this worthy cause couldn’t come at a better time to help brighten the lives of these very special children and their 24/7 caregivers.
Sjany (pronounced Shawne) gives each and every kid the love and care they deserve who have nowhere else to go. Sadly, many of them spend precious few weeks or months in the De Groot home before they succumb to their complicated medical conditions. Sjany De Groot has operated this amazing home for special needs children for almost 40 years in San Luis Obispo. A survivor of Nazi occupation in her homeland. She is a wonderful mother of seven and has grand kids and great-grand kids. She also wrote a book called "I'll Never Give Up".
It’s not your typical nursing home. What's unique about it is that they run it out of their home in a family setting. There is a RN in the house at all times. There are two physicians who come to the house to check on the kids, also a dentists comes. The home is licensed for 15 children and the admittance age is 0-5 but is licensed up to 18 years old.
Posted by Michelle Garlick on Aug 29, 2013
Posted by Karen Libby on Aug 12, 2013
SLO Rotaract President Maggie McGrath shares the details of the Rotaract trip to Mexico this past weekend:
7 SLO Rotaractors met up with 7 Ventura Rotaractors and a non-profit organization called Corazon to do a one-day “super build” in Tierra Millenia, Mexico (a town just outside of Tecate). The family that we were building for has been working on Corazon projects for 3 years to earn enough community service hours to qualify to get a home of their own. We crossed the border at 6AM on Saturday and drove to the site and immediately got busy. We framed, painted, and hammered our hearts out. Let me tell you… Roofing is not fun in Mexican heat. It was an incredible weekend and we really got to bond with each other and the Ventura Rotaract club. I think we all came home on an emotional high from an awesome weekend of service and fellowship.
Posted by Karen Libby on Aug 06, 2013
The de Tolosa club was treated to a visit from our new district governor, Jack McClenahan, last week. He really likes our club, and is impressed with how we are such good "treetop flyers"... always under the radar!
And, the "gov" got one of our nifty new hats!
Posted by Phillip Koziel on Jun 04, 2013
It's the great pleasure of Rotary de Tolosa to again share the harvest, distributing money from our fundraising efforts to charities dedicated to our community's youth. The recipients of the 2012-2013 de Tolosa Charitable Giving funds are as follows:
- CASA $2500
- Kinship Center $1000
- Big Brothers, Big Sisters $2500
- Jack's Helping Hand $1500
- SLO Museum of Arts $750
- Performing Arts Center Outreach $1000
- TEACh Foundation $1000
- Children's Development Resource Ctr $2500
- Girl Scouts of California, Central Coast $1000
- SLO YMCA $1250
Thanks to all the great organizations who applied for funding, and we look forward to distributing more money to the community next year.
Posted by Christopher Gardner
Another amazing Child Spree! It makes me proud to be a member of our club. Go to our facebook page to see images
Rotary de Tolosa Events!
2-Club Business Social at Glenn Burdette
Glenn Burdette Offices
Dec 11, 2013 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Holiday Lunch (with regular meeting) @ Emb. Suites
Dec 18, 2013 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Annual Holiday Party at SLO County Club
San Luis Obispo Country Club
Dec 20, 2013 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4H Judging - County Level Competition
Feb 08, 2014 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Temptations at the PAC - Club Fundraiser
Performing Arts Center - Cal Poly
Feb 14, 2014 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Business Social at the Wallace Group
Mar 05, 2014 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
4H Judging - Sectional Level Competition
Mar 08, 2014 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Business Social at Tolosa Press
Jun 04, 2014 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Jenifer's Demotion Party
San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens
Jun 18, 2014 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Business Social at Charter Communications
Aug 06, 2014 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Dec 10, 2013
We are DARK - Business Social Glen Burdette
Holiday Lunch Embassy Suites
We are DARK - Happy Holidays
Salmon Filet with Vegetables
Roast Sirloin of Beef
Baby Red Potatoes
German Chocolate Cake
Chicken Cesar Salad
Dutch Apple Pie
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