Articles by: SantaBarbaraRotary

President’s Letter – August 21, 2019

President’s Letter – August 21, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians, The Rotary theme for August has been “membership”, and just in the nick of time in this issue of The Hub you will see the notice of a proposed new member, Michelle Meyering. You have seven days to notify our membership director, Michael Baker, if you have […]

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President’s Letter – August 14, 2019

President’s Letter – August 14, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Last week we had a great program with Stephanie Armstrong from the Chamber of Commerce. I think she valued the dialogue with our members, Rotarians who are business leaders, community leaders, wise and experienced members of the community and who care about Santa Barbara. We had a […]

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President’s Letter – August 7, 2019

President’s Letter – August 7, 2019

Dear Fellow Members of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara,The Rotary theme for the month of August is (you guessed it!) membership. There is a lot of advice and guidance that comes from RI about how to recruit and attract new members. But there really isn’t any mystery. There are […]

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President’s Letter – August 1, 2019

President’s Letter – August 1, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians, When I moved to Santa Barbara in December of 2013 I quickly learned how much this town loves a parade. By the time summer of 2014 rolled around and I learned about Old Spanish Days (aka Fiesta) I knew these were my kind of people. I get […]

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President’s Letter – July 24, 2019

President’s Letter – July 24, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Are you as excited as I am about this Friday’s meeting being held at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden? I’ve lived in Santa Barbara for more than five years and haven’t visited this acclaimed attraction. I remember shortly after my family moved to Tokyo when I was […]

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Fiesta Celebration 2019

Fiesta Celebration 2019

If you ARE A MEMBER of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara, register HERE: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/2852/Event/viva-la-fiesta–amigos If you are NOT a member of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara, register below! Please REGISTER and join the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara for our annual Fiesta Parade Celebration! Enjoy a Fiesta buffet, […]

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President’s Letter – July 17, 2019

President’s Letter – July 17, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians, The Rotary International theme for this year is “Rotary Connects the World.” It is not an aspirational theme, but a descriptive theme. Any Rotarian who has travelled to another city in Santa Barbara County or anywhere in the world has probably seen signs of Rotary action, if […]

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President’s Letter – July 7, 2019

President’s Letter – July 7, 2019

One of the things I enjoy about being a Rotarian is being part of a global family. When Rotary clubs attract members who share their values — the values of Rotary — there is an easy familiarity that comes with meeting other Rotarians far from home. My family and I were […]

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President’s Letter – June 25, 2019

President’s Letter – June 25, 2019

Connie Green got our meeting started with the flag salute, which was followed by Jennifer Lemert eloquently sharing a prayer focused on a word I had never heard before Diakonia (dee-ah-koh-nee-yah). Her invocation was moving and one of the highlights of the meeting, even though we adjourned shortly after she […]

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Rotarian on the Road – My 50th State

Rotarian on the Road – My 50th State

Fellow Rotarians,This past week I veered off the Alaska Highway, drove north through the Yukon on the Klondike Highway, and eventually reached Poker Creek, Alaska, the most northerly land border in the United States. Not only did it mark my first visit to Alaska, it helped me reach my 50th […]

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