Meetings

The TOO SLO Chapter hosts monthly chapter meetings for members and non-members to listen to updates on chapter business, reptile education and a guest speaker. In addition, to meet and network with chapter members who are local professional reptile enthusiasts.

The meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6 pm - 7 pm at the Ludwick Community Center's Meeting Room. Loacted on 864 Santa Rosa St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.

Food and drinks are supplied by TOO SLO.  For any questions, please email the chapter at tooslochapter@gmail.com or go to the Contact Us page.

2019 Monthly Chapter Meetings

Desert Tortoise
Everything You Need to Know

 

New Date: May 21st, 2019 (Tuesday)

New Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

New Location: Ludwick Community Center - 864 Santa Rosa St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (Free parking located behind the center)

The May meeting will continue our new presentation series that will serve to educate you on a certain reptile species that can be a turtle, tortoise, snake or other exotic reptile!

For the this month's meeting we will be discussing desert tortoises. The following subjects will be covered:

- Care
- Housing
- Feeding
- Adoption
- Conservation

A chapter member will be bringing her tortoises to show and share her advice. If you already own a desert tortoise, please bring to the chapter meeting to share!

Food and drinks will be provided. The meeting is open to non-members. Hope to see you at the meeting.

 

Mexican Fiesta Potluck

 

Date - April 16th, 2019

Time - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location - Ludwick Community Center (Address - 864 Santa Rosa St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401)

Topics - Eating food and having a good time

Spring is here and tortoises are waking up from hibernation so it is time for a party! The April chapter meeting will be our annual spring potluck. Please bring your favorite Mexican dish. This is a great opportunity for chapter members to catch up with old friends and for non-members wanting to learn more about TOO SLO. Drinks will be provided so all you have to do is bring some food to share. TOO SLO welcomes you and a friend to join us!

Box Turtles - Everything You Need to Know

New Date: March 19th, 2019 (Tuesday)

New Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

New Location: Ludwick Community Center - 864 Santa Rosa St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (Free parking located behind the center)

The TOO SLO chapter is always trying to find better ways to educate and serve San Luis Obispo County’s community. Starting on the March meeting we will begin a new monthly education series that will serve to educate you on a certain reptile species that can be a turtle, tortoise, snake or other exotic reptile!

For the March meeting we will discussing Box Turtles. The following subjects will be covered:

-    Care
-    Housing
-    Feeding
-    Adoption
-    Conservation

A club member will be bringing a few of her box turtles to show and share her advice on owning a box turtle. If you already own a box turtle please bring to the chapter meeting to share!

Food and drinks will be provided. The meeting is open to non-members. Hope to see you at the meeting.

 

Galapagos Islands

Date - February 20th, 2019 (Wednesday)

Time - 7:00 pm

Location - SLO County Library Community Meeting Room (Address - 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403)

Topics -  Galapagos Islands documentary, review the monthly meeting location/time, and the monthly chapter business

The February monthly meeting will be showing an educational Galapagos Islands documentary. It teaches about the islands and its animal inhabitants including the Galapagos tortoises. In addition, the potential change of location and meeting time for the monthly meetings will be decided.

The latest chapter news and events will also be shared at the meeting. For any tortoise and/or turtle questions please come to the meeting where our local experts can assist you. Food and drinks will be provided.

The meeting is open to non-members. Hope to see you at the meeting.

 

Photo Credit - https://geographical.co.uk/nature/wildlife/item/3045-the-galapagos-islands

2019 TOO SLO Chapter Plan Meeting

Date - January 22nd, 2019 (Tuesday)

Time - 7:00 pm

Location - SLO County Library Community Meeting Room (Address - 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403)

Topics - Review the 2019 plan and the monthly chapter business

Brandon Froelicher will be the guest speaker for the January Monthly Chapter Meeting. Brandon is the TOO SLO Chapter President. Brandon has developed a 2019 chapter plan and this will be presented at the meeting. We welcome you to join us to learn more about the 2019 plan for the chapter. This is also a great opportunity to give your feedback to the chapter.

The latest chapter news and events will also be shared at the meeting. For any tortoise and/or turtle questions please come to the meeting where our local experts can assist you. Food and drinks will be provided.

The meeting is open to non-members. Hope to see you at the meeting. Happy New Year!

 

Photo Credit - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/532902568377242657/

2018 Monthly Chapter Meetings

Holiday Social Potluck with Gift Exchange and Zoo Med Giveaway

Date - December 19th, 2018

Time - 7:00 pm

Location - SLO County Library Community Meeting Room (Address - 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403)

Topics - Eat and have fun!

The TOO SLO chapter welcomes you to join us for our end of the year celebration! It is that time of the festive year for the Holiday Social Potluck that includes a gift exchange. The chapter will provide turkey and drinks. If you're interested in joining, please bring a food item to the potluck. Please note no alcohol will be allowed at the potluck. The gift exchange is not mandatory but if you do participate please bring a gift that is valued at $20-$25. In addition, Zoo Med products will be given away at the potluck.

Event open to non-members. Hope to see you at the potluck!

Image credit: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/56295064065700387/

November Chapter Meeting with Turtle & Tortoise Rescue of Arroyo Grande

Date - November 14th, 2018

Time - 7:00 pm

Location - SLO County Library Community Meeting Room (Address - 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403)

Topics - Turtle & Tortoise Rescue of Arroyo Grande, Chapter Business and 2019 Chapter Plans

Want to learn the latest about the Turtle & Tortoise Rescue of Arroyo Grande? The November Chapter Meeting's guest speaker will be the new owner Jeff Dobbs of Turtle & Tortoise Rescue of Arroyo Grande. He will discuss his background and the plans for our local rescue. The latest chapter news and events will also be shared at the meeting.

Food and drinks will be provided by the chapter. For any tortoise and/or turtle questions please come to the meeting where our local experts can assist you. Hope to see you at the meeting!

October Chapter Meeting with Officer Elections

Date - October 17th, 2018

Time - 7:00 pm

Location - SLO County Library Community Meeting Room (Address - 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403)

Topics - Officer Elections, 27th Annual Turtle, Tortoise & Reptile Show Review, Chapter Business Update

Want to run for office or vote for the new officers? The October Chapter Meeting will be held for the annual chapter officer elections. The positions a chapter member can run or vote for are President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Adoption & Captive Care, Annual Show Chairperson and Membership. The officer term will November 2018 - October 2019.

In addition, the chapter will review the results of the 27th Annual Turtle, Tortoise & Reptile Show that was held last month. This is an opportunity to provide feedback on the show and ways to improve it for 2019.

Food and drinks will be provided by the chapter. The latest chapter news and events will also be shared at the meeting. For any tortoise and/or turtle questions please come to the meeting where our local experts can assist you.

 

September Chapter Meeting with Woods Humane Society

Date - September 19th, 2018

Time - 7:00 pm

Location - SLO County Library Community Meeting Room (Address - 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403)

Topics - Woods Humane Society, 27th Annual Reptile Show, Chapter Business

Jamie Relth of Woods Humane Society will be our guest speaker. Woods Humane Society is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to the humane care of homeless dogs and cats in San Luis Obispo County. Food and drinks will be provided by the chapter. The latest chapter news and events will also be shared at the meeting. For any tortoise and/or turtle questions please come to the meeting where our local experts can assist you.

We welcome you to join us to learn more about Woods Humane Society and meet a furry friend!

 

Summer Potluck

Date - August 15th, 2018

Time - 7:00 pm

Location - SLO County Library Community Meeting Room (Address - 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403)

Topics - Eating food and having a good time

The August chapter meeting will be our annual summer potluck. This is a great opportunity for chapter members to catch up with old friends and for non-members wanting to learn more about TOO SLO. Drinks will be provided so all you have to do is bring some food to share. Reptile Trivia will also be brought back so brush up on your reptile knowledge. SLO welcomes you and a friend to join us!

 

Photo Credit:https: //www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/152911349821652866/

July Chapter Meeting with Reptiles

Date -  July 18th, 2018

Time - 7:00 pm

Location - SLO County Library Community Meeting Room (Address - 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403)

Topics - Monthly Chapter Business Update including Adoptions

The chapter will be watching a educational documentary about lizards. This 50 min documentary covers a variety of lizards. Pizza and drinks will be provided. We invite you to come and learn more about lizards!

The latest chapter news and events will also be shared at the meeting. For any tortoise, turtle, lizard and any other exotic reptile questions, please come to the meeting where our local experts can assist you.

This meeting is open to chapter and non-chapter members. Hope to see you at the meeting!

June Chapter Meeting with Everglades West

Date - June 20th, 2018

Time - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location - SLO County Library Community Meeting Room (Address - 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403)

Topics - Monthly Chapter Business Update including Adoptions

Guest Speaker - Tom and Holly Mintun of Everglades West

Everglades West hosts educational animal presentations of their small animals and reptiles that includes their alligators. We are happy to have Everglades West be the guest speaker because it is led by our fellow chapter members Tom and Holly Mintun. We welcome you to join us this month to learn more about Everglades West and meet an alligator. Don't forget to bring your camera!

The latest chapter news and events will also be shared at the meeting. For any tortoise, turtle, lizard and any other exotic reptile questions, please come to the meeting where our local experts can assist you.

This meeting is open to chapter and non-chapter members. Drinks and food provided by the TOO SLO Chapter. Hope to see you at the meeting!

May Chapter Meeting with WHAR Wolf Rescue

Date - May 16th, 2018

Time - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location - SLO County Library Community Meeting Room (Address - 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403)

Topics - Monthly Chapter Business Update including Adoptions

Guest Speaker - Kristi Krutsinger of WHAR Wolf Rescue

WHAR Wolf is a rescue, sanctuary and training facility for part and full blood wolves based in Paso Robles, CA. The rescue will be talking about their work and history. This is a great opportunity to meet some wolves and ask any of your wolf questions. For those wondering, due to the rain storm during our March Chapter Meeting, WHAR Wolf had to reschedule their visit to the May Chapter Meeting.

The latest chapter news and events will also be shared at the meeting. For any tortoise, turtle, lizard and any other exotic reptile questions, please come to the meeting where our local experts can assist you.

This meeting is open to chapter and non-chapter members. Drinks and food provided by the TOO SLO Chapter. Hope to see you at the meeting!

2018 Spring Potluck

Date - April 18th, 2018

Time - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location - SLO County Library Community Meeting Room (Address - 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403)

Topics - Eating food and having a good time

Spring is here and tortoises are waking up from hibernation so it is time for a party! The April chapter meeting will be our annual spring potluck. This is a great opportunity for chapter members to catch up with old friends and for non-members wanting to learn more about TOO SLO. Drinks will be provided so all you have to do is bring some food to share. TOO SLO welcomes you and a friend to join us!

Photo Credit: http://fluffyland.com/blog/index.php/2010/turtle-party-time/

March Chapter Meeting with WHAR Wolf Rescue

Date - March 21st, 2018

Time - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location - SLO County Library Community Meeting Room (Address - 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403)

Topics - Monthly Chapter Business Update including Adoptions

Guest Speaker Kristi Krutsinger of WHAR Wolf Rescue

WHAR Wolf is a rescue, sanctuary and training facility for part and full blood wolves based in Paso Robles, CA. The rescue will be talking about their work and history. This is a great opportunity to meet some wolves and ask any of your wolf questions.

The latest chapter news and events will also be shared at the meeting. For any tortoise, turtle, lizard and any other exotic reptile questions, please come to the meeting where our local experts can assist you.

This meeting is open to chapter and non-chapter members. Drinks and food provided by the TOO SLO Chapter. Hope to see you at the meeting!

February Chapter Meeting with Triple B

Date - February 21st, 2018

Time - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location - SLO County Library Community Meeting Room (Address - 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403)

Topics - Monthly Chapter Business Update including Adoptions and 27th Annual Turtle, Tortoise & Reptile Show

Guest Speaker Brian Kusko of Triple B

Brian Kusko is the owner and manager of Triple B located in Atascadero, CA. It is his company dedicated to breeding and caring for snakes. He will be talking about the latest developments for Triple B and the plans for the future. He will also be bringing some of his snakes to share at the meeting. This is a great opportunity to meet some snakes and ask any of your snake questions.

The latest chapter news and events will also be shared at the meeting. For any tortoise, turtle, lizard and any other exotic reptile questions, please come to the meeting where our local experts can assist you.

This meeting is open to chapter and non-chapter members. Drinks and food provided by the TOO SLO Chapter. Hope to see you at the meeting!

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March Chapter Meeting 

Date - March 21st, 2018

Time - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location - SLO County Library Community Meeting Room (Address - 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403)

Topics - Information coming soon. Please check back later.

Guest Speaker - Information coming soon. Please check back later.

 

April Chapter Meeting 

Date - April 18th, 2018

Time - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location - SLO County Library Community Meeting Room (Address - 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403)

Topics - Information coming soon. Please check back later.

Guest Speaker - Information coming soon. Please check back later.

 

May Chapter Meeting 

Date - May 16th, 2018

Time - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location - SLO County Library Community Meeting Room (Address - 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403)

Topics - Information coming soon. Please check back later.

Guest Speaker - Information coming soon. Please check back later.