President’s Letter – October 9, 2019

President’s Letter – October 9, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians, I am proud of our Rotary Club of Santa Barbara for its history of supporting vulnerable children and young adults in our community. We have helped improve the lives and create opportunity for local youth through our philanthropy and volunteer hours. We have coached high school kids […]

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President’s Letter – October 2, 2019

President’s Letter – October 2, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians, So far 26 of us have responded to the club survey—thank you for an excellent response rate! This is a case of more is better, though. The Board and I will be drawing conclusions about the club as a whole based on the responses, and I’ve seen […]

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President’s Letter – September 26, 2019

President’s Letter – September 26, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians, This morning I sent a club survey to everyone, and already 17 percent of club members have responded! That level of engagement is exciting to see. It is exciting because it means our members care about the club and want to be a part of its success. […]

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President’s Letter – September 19, 2019

President’s Letter – September 19, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians, How do you answer the question, “What is Rotary?” I was at a cocktail reception this evening and met a Millennial businessman who noticed the Rotary pin on my lapel. He asked me what it was for. I told him it was for Rotary and asked him […]

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President’s Letter – September 15, 2019

President’s Letter – September 15, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians, A feeling of belonging requires proximity.  Author and historian Jill Lepore made that observation during an interview on the Econtalk podcast a few months ago. This past Sunday, I think a lot of us felt that sense of belonging when we were at the first annual Santa […]

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President’s Letter – September 5, 2019

President’s Letter – September 5, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Community is a powerful force. In the form of fellowship and collective service, it is one of the most important things that keep us coming together week after week. At this week’s meeting we will have a chance to grow our community, when we are joined by […]

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President’s Letter – August 29, 2019

President’s Letter – August 29, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians, The Rotarian magazine arrived this week and I was surprised, and not so surprised, to see that the 2020 Rotary Convention in Honolulu is the cover story. It seems like a long way off, but June 2020 will be here before we know it. One of the […]

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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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October 2019 - We will be meeting at Mulligans Cafe at 3500 McCaw Ave!
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