Since its founding in 1905, Rotary International has grown to become a global force for good. Started by four Chicago professionals, today Rotary has over 1.2 million members in 31,000 clubs and 166 countries, and a permanent non-voting seat in the United Nations. It is a diverse group of people working together in the interest of humanitarian service, building goodwill, spreading peace, supporting one another, and having fun!

As a member of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara, you have a unique opportunity to build connections and make a difference within our community and throughout the world.


rotary_club_santa_barbara_bannerSignificant service potential …

As a Rotary member you are making an important contribution to community and international service programs.  The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara has a great endowment, making what we can accomplish pretty amazing. We contribute approximately $40,000 annually to worthy causes, while our members offer selfless hands-on involvement through our numerous committees. Our scholarships and youth programs include mentoring students through Rotary-sponsored service clubs. We work collaboratively with community service organizations such as Meals on Wheels, Santa Barbara County Foster Care Services, and The Salvation Army.  And our contributions to international projects such as Polio Eradication and SEE International, as well as sponsoring Ambassadorial Scholarships and Youth Exchange have wide reaching impact.  In every arena, members of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara are making a difference.

Powerful networking opportunities…

Rotary members represent many ethnic groups, cultural backgrounds, political persuasions, religious affiliations, business and civic arenas.  As a member of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara, you have an immediate network of over 100 local professional and business leaders, as well as 31,000 clubs you can visit worldwide.  Whether you are looking for personal or professional growth, to develop long-lasting friendships, or new business opportunities, Rotary is a great place to start.

Engaging social activities…

The inspiring Friday meetings are just the tip of the social iceberg in Rotary.  Our weekly meetings from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort located on the beach in Santa Barbara have included speakers like Gil Garcetti, Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers (Olympic Gold Medalists), and Congresswoman Lois Capps, among many others.  We also have monthly Saturday morning bike rides, weekly Friday evening social hours, annual holiday and Fiesta parties, and much more. Whatever your interests, Rotary offers plenty of social interaction.

It’s up to you…

As a member of Rotary, you will get more out of it, the more you put in. Join a committee.  Do business with fellow Rotarians. Share Rotary with others.  The recipe for Rotary success is as simple as that.  And the rewards are rich – a sense of volvement, a strong social network, and the satisfaction of making a real difference in the lives of people around the world and right next door.

Contact the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara for membership information.

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6268
Santa Barbara, CA 93160