Articles by: SantaBarbaraRotary

President’s Letter – April 15, 2019

President’s Letter – April 15, 2019

Bill Alexander got the meeting started with our Flag Salute, which was followed by Bill Dutton leading us in the Invocation.  In honor of our speaker, we played the famous Eagles song Hotel California and many in the room reminisced of when they first heard this song while belting out […]

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President’s Letter – April 8, 2019

President’s Letter – April 8, 2019

Steve Brooks got the meeting started leading our Flag Salute, which was followed by Past President Kathleen Blake’s eloquent Invocation.  A very appropriate song was chosen in honor of our speaker and we harmonized through “Lean On Me” without the need for the gong.  Michael Self was so appreciative of […]

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Voices of Santa Barbara Radio Interview

Voices of Santa Barbara Radio Interview

Michael Self interviews Club President Mike Bieza on her radio show “Voices of Santa Barbara”. This great conversation covers what Rotary is, how does Rotary impact our community, and why you should visit a Rotary Club soon! Enjoy this entertaining conversation here: https://youtu.be/ozlPOT76sJQ

President’s Letter – April 3, 2019

President’s Letter – April 3, 2019

Getting us started with our flag salute was the bubbly Pamela Galvin, who was followed by Carlos Cortez and his message of being kind to those who cause us harm.  Our song was poorly delivered by yours truly and soundly gonged by Jennifer Lemert (sorry Davis my bad). We had […]

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President’s Letter – March 26, 2019

President’s Letter – March 26, 2019

After settling into the Sierra Madre Ballroom Bob Fatch got us started with the flag salute and Julian shared a humorous backwards looking invocation that had us laughing and wishing we could live our lives in reverse order.  The Doobie Brothers made an appearance and we enjoyed some “Black Water” […]

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President’s Letter – March 18, 2019

President’s Letter – March 18, 2019

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, we had a couple of Irishmen lead us in the Flag Salute (Jim Carberry) and invocation (Todd McGinley).  Thank you gentlemen, please honor your home countries famous Saint with a cold beer and hot corned beef on Sunday.   After handing out fines to […]

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President’s Letter – March 11, 2019

President’s Letter – March 11, 2019

Gunnar got us started by leading us in the Flag Salute and Pamela was poised and captivating as she delivered our invocation. In honor of the recent academy awards and just because it is a fun thing to do we stomped, clapped and sang our way through “WE WILL ROCK […]

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President’s Letter – March 6, 2019

President’s Letter – March 6, 2019

Earlier this month we asked two of our incoming board members to predict the water level in Lake Cachuma on 2/28/19.  Our eternal optimist Jennifer Lemert won the contest with a guess of 57.2% compared to our club pessimist Don Jack putting in a guess of 56.0% (actual was 62.4%). […]

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Guatemala and Mayan Families 2019 Volunteer Trip

Guatemala and Mayan Families 2019 Volunteer Trip

The team of nine Rotarians and Unity of Santa Barbara members recently returned from a successful 9-day trip to volunteer for NGO Mayan Families. The team was involved in a variety of projects that included building 1 house for a family of 10 in the community of Pena Blanca; constructing […]

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President’s Letter – February 15, 2019

President’s Letter – February 15, 2019

It was nice to see John Rasmussen at the meeting so we asked him to lead us in the flag salute, which was followed by Matt Nehmer eloquently sharing an Abraham Lincoln speech for our invocation.  We then enjoyed a song and met a number of guests and a couple […]

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