Articles by: SantaBarbaraRotary

President’s Letter – November 30, 2017

President’s Letter – November 30, 2017

“Rollin,’ rollin,’ rollin,’ keep that meetin’ rollin” That may have been the refrain for our November 17 meeting.  We had it all, from bell-to-bell and in between.  The last HUB, thankfully formed without my help, was a great update. Connie Green organized and succeeded in staffing our first Salvation Army bell […]

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Rotarian on the Road – Motorcycling Vietnam

Rotarian on the Road – Motorcycling Vietnam

Fellow Rotarians, It was great to see you during my visit to Santa Barbara. The stop was all too quick though and just like that I was an an epic connection of flights from LAX to Hanoi, Vietnam where I met my friend Ryan for an Asia adventure. We landed […]

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President’s Letter – November 16, 2017

President’s Letter – November 16, 2017

Dear Fellow Rotarians: Our November 10 meeting had us back, briefly, at the Doubletree.  They did a good job of accommodating us.  This week, we are back at Viva! in La Arcada on State Street.  I’m going to repeat that during this column.  After call-to-order and recognition of our Sargent-at-Arms, […]

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President’s Letter – November 8, 2017

President’s Letter – November 8, 2017

Dear Fellow Rotarians: Our November 3 meeting had a nice pace. We were back at the Doubletree where we were accommodated despite the ongoing renovation. It will be nice to have a refreshed meeting place. After call-to-order and recognition of our Sargent-at-Arms, Todd McGinley, invocation by Bob Fatch and the […]

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President’s Letter – October 31, 2017

President’s Letter – October 31, 2017

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Our October 27 meeting was jammed-up and jelly tight.  That’s a Southernism.   After call-to-order, some confusion over the Sargeant-at-Arms with the final outcome being Paul Musgrove, invocation by Gretchen Falvo, and the Pledge of Allegiance, we proceeded with a full agenda at Viva! In La Arcada Square.  […]

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Rotarian on the Road – Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Rotarian on the Road – Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Fellow Rotarians, For years I’ve dreamed of experiencing the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and this past week I was finally within driving distance of the event! I rolled in and camped a few days around town, watching the evening glow shows and the morning ascensions with nearly 600 balloons flying […]

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The Bear 100 Film

The Bear 100 Film

Fellow Rotarians, I created a 10 minute film of my brother’s 100 mile ultramarathon. For an up close look at what it’s like to run 100 miles, click HERE! The Bear 100: Friday morning Tyler Clemens toed the line of The Bear 100. Saturday afternoon he reached the finish. This […]

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Michael Gardner – Club President 2017-2018

Michael Gardner – Club President 2017-2018

Michael Gardner will serve as the Club President for the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara during the 2017-18 Rotary year. Mr. Gardner has been a Rotary Club Member since 1998, originally joining in Lake Charles, Louisiana and transferring in 2002 to the Almaden Chapter in San Jose. He joined the […]

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Rotarian On The Road – The Bear 100

Rotarian On The Road – The Bear 100

Fellow Rotarians, This weekend I found myself at another 100 mile running race, but at least this time I was volunteering as crew rather than traversing the distance myself! My brother Tyler was running The Bear 100 from Logan, Utah to Fish Haven, Idaho. 100 rugged miles traversing the Wasatch […]

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THE FUN, EAT FAST AND GO PICNIC

THE FUN, EAT FAST AND GO PICNIC

Sometimes we have challenges that draw us all together.  Such was the SB Rotary Club picnic last Friday.  I do think a good time was had by all.  Great time to socialize, meet new people and show our Rotary Spirit.  We had guests David and Michelle Valarde from Sunrise and […]

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