Articles by: SantaBarbaraRotary

President’s Letter – September 8, 2015

President’s Letter – September 8, 2015

The Santa Barbara Historical Street name of the day is Yannoali, Chief of one of the largest Chumash villages.  He perhaps also had authority over as many as 12 villages.  He was friendly with the Spanish and aided them in building the presidio.  He was one of the last to […]

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Meeting in Review – September 4, 2015

Meeting in Review – September 4, 2015

Rotary Meeting September 4, 2015 Welcome to the most historical Rotary Club in Santa Barbara Sergeant at Arms: Steve Peterson Invocation: Todd McGinley Song: Home on the Range, led by Paul Zink Pledge: Dick Salogga Visiting Rotarians: 1. Daniil Samokhvalov Guests: 1. Pam Otto, Bob Hansen’s guest 2. Dean Axelrod […]

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Meeting in Review – August 28, 2015

Meeting in Review – August 28, 2015

Rotary Meeting – August 21, 2015 Welcome to the most historical Rotary Club in Santa Barbara Sergeant at Arms: Steve Peteren Invocation: Jo Ann Mermis SONG: Happy Days are Here Again led by Paul Zink Pledge: Jennifer LeMert Visiting Rotarians: 1. Harlan Green, Montecito 2. Jenna Driscoll, Rotaract Guests: 1. […]

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Meeting in Review – August 21, 2015

Meeting in Review – August 21, 2015

Welcome to the most historical Rotary Club in Santa Barbara! Sergeant at Arms:  Bob Fatch Invocation: Justin Fareed SONG:  If I had a Hammer led by Paul Zink Pledge: Michael Gardner Visiting Rotarians:  None Rotarians with Guests 1. Bruce & Sally Hansen, introduced by Bob Hansen 2. Pam Otto introduced […]

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President’s Letter – August 18, 2015

President’s Letter – August 18, 2015

SANTA BARBARA’S  HISTORY WORD FOR THE DAY:  Chapala.  The word has been morphed possibly from other possible words, such as, chapatla in Spanish is where clay pots are made, or Chapalac, a chief who ruled Jalisco, Mexico in 1531.  In that town there is a Lake Chapala.  However the word […]

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Meeting in Review – August 14, 2015

Meeting in Review – August 14, 2015

The Rotary Meeting Agenda August 14, 2015 Welcome to the most historical Rotary Club in Santa Barbara! Invocation:  Pamela Galvin Song: Take Me Out to the Ball Game led by Paul Zink Pledge: Jim Armstrong Visiting Rotarians: 1. Daniil our Russian friend from Vladivostok now attending City College in SB […]

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Meeting in Review – July 31, 2015

Meeting in Review – July 31, 2015

Rotary Meeting – July 31, 2015 Welcome to the most historical Rotary Club in Santa Barbara! Sergeant at Arms:  Steve Petersen Invocation:  Steve Baker SONG:  Anchors Aweigh led by Bob Fatch Pledge:  Steve Brooks Greeter(s):  Michael Baker and Carlos Cortez (our two newest members) Visiting Rotarians (Sergeant At Arms): Jenna […]

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Rotarian of the Year – Steve Petersen

Rotarian of the Year – Steve Petersen

Steve Petersen, a member of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara since 2001, was recently celebrated as Rotarian of the Year for 2015. Petersen served as president of the club from 2010 to 2011 and is a three-time Paul Harris Fellow, in 2008, 2009, and 2011. Petersen has served Rotary […]

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President’s Letter – July 28, 2015

President’s Letter – July 28, 2015

Santa Barbara’s history for today focuses on the house at 31 East Pedregosa Street that is currently for sale.  The house is known as El Descanso that means rest, take a break or breathing space. Built for teacher Mattie More Storke in 1886.  We are all familiar with More Mesa, […]

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Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Elects Kathleen Blake as President

Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Elects Kathleen Blake as President

Kathleen Blake will serve as the Club President for the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara during the 2015-16 Rotary year. Blake has been a Rotary Club Member since 2007 and has volunteered on the Board of Directors since 2008, serving as President Elect last year. Blake has lived in the […]

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