We certainly have had a variety of weather in SLO County and beyond during February. There were even two small tornados that touched down. The rain and foul weather haven’t been a major deterrent to our tough RAM members getting out to attend the Coffee Cabinet and Luncheon meetings, as attendance has been up. The weather has created several road hazards and closures. Highway 1, north of San Luis recently experienced two additional slides in Monterey near Big Sur, south of Paul’s Slide. So don’t make plans to drive the All-American Road anytime soon. Additionally, Highway 41 is at the beginning of a long closure for repairs on an 8 mile section near Kettleman City/Hwy 5. Be careful out there!

In Memoriam

Thanks to efforts and follow-up by Phil Keys, we recently learned that RAM member Don Dillie passed away from cancer in February 2023. Don’s wife expressed that SLO RAM had been an important part of Don’s life.

February Luncheon

Thanks to Joe Grimes for arranging and introducing our speaker at the February Luncheon: Jeff Neilsen – SLO County Farmers Markets. This was a RAM Luncheon Ladies Day and we had a great turnout of 75 attendees including guests.


Dave Harris continues to make improvements to the RAM website. The website address and password is projected at Coffee Cabinets and Luncheons, but I’m sure most have it memorized. The RAM Calendar was recently made accessible via the website. Just click on “CALENDAR” adjacent to the RAM logo on the homepage. The topic of what information to password protect will be discussed at the March Executive Committee Meeting.

Member Bios

RAM members are encouraged to write a BIO. These will be accessible on the website. A one-page template has been drafted to use as a guideline. Bios for new members have been part of the Monthly Bulletin for some time and are a great way to learn a little about the new members who have joined SLO RAM.

Larry Price, 2024 Big RAM