Articles by: SantaBarbaraRotary

President’s Letter – January 17, 2018

President’s Letter – January 17, 2018

“Try not.  Do or do not.  There is no try.”- Yoda That is one of my favorite quotes.  However, The Force was not with me last Friday!  By that time, the full impact of the mudslide on Montecito was realized and the nice folks at the bottom of Ortega Hill […]

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President’s Letter – January 10, 2018

President’s Letter – January 10, 2018

DATELINE TUESDAY  01/09/2018- 10:32am  SUMMERLAND- not looking particularly good.  The reports of flooding and full life-stop for our communities dominate the day.  I hope all of you are safe and, if possible,  in service to others affected by these catastrophic weather events. It has been a while since we met, […]

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Rotarian On The Road – A Week In Myanmar

Rotarian On The Road – A Week In Myanmar

Fellow Rotarians, Last week my friend and I returned our motorbikes in Vietnam and booked flights to somewhere warmer. A day later we landed in Yangon, Myanmar for a week of exploring the country. Yangon was much warmer than Hanoi and we were happy to trade our puffy jackets for […]

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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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