Articles by: SantaBarbaraRotary

President’s Letter – August 13, 2018

President’s Letter – August 13, 2018

We had another fun meeting on Friday in Rodney’s. Todd McGinley welcomed us to the meeting and Michael Baker kept it entertaining by doing his wonderful job as Sargent at Arms. Gretchen led us in the Flag Salute and reminded everyone of Social Hour that evening. Steve Petersen invoked us […]

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President’s Letter – July 31, 2018

President’s Letter – July 31, 2018

I call this the getting ready for Fiesta meeting.  We had some fun with cascarones (confetti eggs) and answering questions about things and people 100 years old again.  Bob Fatch is to be commended for greeting our members and leading us in the flag salute but not for cracking a […]

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President’s Letter – July 23, 2018

President’s Letter – July 23, 2018

Ahhh the lazy days of summer are here and the thermometer is rising.  What better reason to have lunch with a bunch of friends in an air-conditioned hotel.  This last Friday while it may be hot outside was very cool inside at our Rotary luncheon.  I want to thank Robert […]

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President’s Letter – July 18, 2018

President’s Letter – July 18, 2018

We enjoyed last week’s meeting at the Santa Barbara Club and I hope none of you had the same experience as Christian Orth who went to the Hilton first then the University Club next and finally found us at the Santa Barbara Club.  Thanks for being persistent Christian and tracking […]

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2018 Fiesta Party

2018 Fiesta Party

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Sorry, we have reached the maximum capacity for our venue and registration is closed. Viva la Fiesta! ———- Please REGISTER and join the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara for our annual Fiesta Parade Celebration! Enjoy a Fiesta buffet, margaritas and…fellowship! There will be a reserved […]

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President’s Letter – May 10, 2018

President’s Letter – May 10, 2018

A special luncheon to celebrate the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara’s 100th year Anniversary was held on Friday May 4, 2018 at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide […]

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President’s Letter – April 4, 2018

President’s Letter – April 4, 2018

Once again, we met last week in Rodney’s at the DoubleTree.  Our Sergeant-at-Arms was again Michael Baker.  Good Friday Invocation was given by Jim Stretchberry.  Our guest Ian Gardner Simons led the flag salute and Bob Fatch stepped-in to lead us in an impromptu and familiar refrain of America the […]

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President’s Letter – March 28, 2018

President’s Letter – March 28, 2018

Nothing like a trip abroad guided by fellow Rotarians!  That’s what It felt like last week in Rodney’s at the DoubleTree.  But more in a moment.  Our Sergeant-at-Arms was again Michael Baker, he fought valiantly to keep the mics moving, despite one of them being kaput.  Invocation was given by […]

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President’s Letter – March 15, 2018

President’s Letter – March 15, 2018

We had a nice gathering last Friday back at Fess Parker’s in Rodney’s.   Our Sargent-at-Arms was again Michael Baker.  Invocation was given by Don Jack and we always thank him for his thoughtful words.  The Pledge of Allegiance sounded great.  Kathleen Blake gave us another break with a familiar […]

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President’s Letter – February 28, 2018

President’s Letter – February 28, 2018

We had a nice gathering last Friday at Viva! on State Street. Our Sargent-at-Arms was again Michael Baker, who shared a photograph of the astonishing new home Jim Carberry, AIA, designed for the Baker residence. We all understood Jim’s inspiration from golf.  Invocation was given by Don Jack and we always […]

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