Articles by: SantaBarbaraRotary

President’s Letter – March 3, 2020

President’s Letter – March 3, 2020

Dear Fellow Rotarians, I admit it–I’m kind of a nerd when it comes to annual reports. I love them when they are thoughtfully written with the intent to actually inform stakeholders, and not just comply with regulatory requirements. Today I read The Rotary Foundation’s (TRF) annual report for fiscal year […]

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President’s Letter – February 25, 2020

President’s Letter – February 25, 2020

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Our beloved institution turned 115 years old this past Sunday. It is quite an accomplishment for an institution to earn that level of longevity while maintaining its reputation for doing good with the highest ethical standards. Savi’s presentation last week inspired me to do a little digging […]

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President’s Letter – February 17, 2020

President’s Letter – February 17, 2020

Dear Fellow Rotarians, One of our club’s goals this year has been to focus on quality programs. We have had speakers on a wide variety of topics. The speakers have been well prepared and well informed. Each week I feel like I have learned something worthwhile. The trend continues as […]

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President’s Letter – February 5, 2020

President’s Letter – February 5, 2020

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Team trivia is a lot of fun. The really strong teams are large enough to have a diverse range of experience and interests. The best teams have players who willing to put ego aside, and feed each other’s creativity, listen to each other, and put having fun […]

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President’s Letter – January 22, 2020

President’s Letter – January 22, 2020

Dear friends, It was wonderful to be with all of you last Friday at the Santa Barbara YMCA. Thanks to our own Margo Byrne and Craig Prentice for sharing about the history of the Y in Santa Barbara, and for bringing us up to date on current programming. Since January […]

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President’s Letter – December 18, 2019

President’s Letter – December 18, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians, What do our club members put at the top of the lust of what makes the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara great? Good food and fellowship are right up there! And last Friday’s holiday happy hour hit a bullseye on both counts (if you will forgive my […]

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President’s Letter – November 12, 2019

President’s Letter – November 12, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians, About half of the members of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara participated in the member survey in October. As surveys go, that is a very high response rate. I’m going to go out on a limb and conclude that the reason so many people responded is […]

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President’s Letter – November 19, 2019

President’s Letter – November 19, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians, I came home today to find the latest issue of The Rotarian waiting for me. And there on the cover were the words that every good project manager or leadership team gets excited to ask: What worked, what didn’t, and why? At our annual meeting on December […]

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President’s Letter – November 14, 2019

President’s Letter – November 14, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians, I was thinking about you today. I was having lunch with a new acquaintance and we got onto the subject of community. Not community in the broad, general sense but a more subjective idea of community. The kind of community that individuals seek to be a part […]

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President’s Letter – November 6, 2019

President’s Letter – November 6, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians, With apologies to Jerry Maguire, you had me at the four-way test. As soon as I learned about that pillar or Rotary I knew I wanted to be a part of the Rotary community. Such simple, elegant, and insightful principles to live and and do business by. […]

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