President’s Letter – August 16, 2017

President’s Letter – August 16, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, Thanks to Chief Warner McGrew for an excellent presentation on fires in California. He gave a wonderful example with the Detwiler fire (Lake Tahoe), which burned 48,000 acres and destroyed 29 structures. We can never be informed enough about the horror of fires in California and our […]

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Rotarian on the Road – Running Across Death Valley for Polio

Rotarian on the Road – Running Across Death Valley for Polio

Fellow Rotarians, This week my good friend, and fellow Rotarian, Rob DeCou of Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary, ran 146 miles from the Badwater Basin, across Death Valley, and to the top of Mount Whitney…all to raise funds and awareness for our own End Polio Now campaign. Badwater Basin is the […]

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President’s Letter – August 8, 2017

President’s Letter – August 8, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, I will be acting president for the next few weeks as president Michael Gardner will be on a medical leave of absence. Please keep Michael in your thoughts. We had a fantastic Fiesta celebration last Friday, hosted by Pacific Premier Bank. Thank you, Mike Bieza, for your […]

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Rotarian on the Road – Pikes Peak

Rotarian on the Road – Pikes Peak

Fellow Rotarians, Last week I attended the Rotary Club of Fort Collins Breakfast meeting. I traveled to Fort Collins to hang out with my friend and fellow Rotarian Mike Labate, who owns Rocky Mountain Westy, a vintage Volkswagen shop. After attending his Club’s meeting I took my van to have […]

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President’s Letter – August 3, 2017

President’s Letter – August 3, 2017

Dear Rotarians: Today I had the honor of filling in as President for the esteemed “Bow Tie” Michael Gardner. I’m hopeful that Michael (and is dog Lucky) can be back for our August 11 meeting. After how I handled the duties today, you all are probably more anxious for Michael […]

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Rotarian on the Road – Colorado Trail Fail

Rotarian on the Road – Colorado Trail Fail

Fellow Rotarians, This past week I set out into the Colorado Rockies with the goal to hike the 485 mile Colorado Trail in less than 14 days. By the end of day 2 I’d already traversed 70 miles of the CT but quickly realized that the Colorado monsoons were chilling […]

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President’s Letter – July 24, 2017

President’s Letter – July 24, 2017

“What a time it was, a time of innocence, a time of consequences…”   A sleeve of Pro V1s to whoever answers where that line came from.  Without Googling it.   The bell rang from its perch on a tall table, table courtesy of our ever-present Peter.  We are so […]

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President’s Letter – July 18, 2017

President’s Letter – July 18, 2017

Fellow Rotarians, We had a fine turn-out despite what was billed as a likely to be disappointing program.  Our guests included Bruce and Sally Hansen,guests of Bob.  Also, Judy Chang, one of our Rotarian Scholarship Recipients, who led us in the Pledge of Allegiance at my on-the-spot request.  And, Bruce […]

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Rotarian on the Road – Adventure Dependency Disorder

Rotarian on the Road – Adventure Dependency Disorder

Fellow Rotarians, I have a confession to make, I have a severe case of ADD, Adventure Dependency Disorder. Yes, it’s self diagnosed, and yes, I made it up, but I think it pretty much sums up my life over the past few years! If you need a quick break from […]

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2017 Fiesta Party

2017 Fiesta Party

Please REGISTER and join the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara for our annual Fiesta Parade Celebration! Enjoy a Fiesta buffet, margaritas and…fellowship! There will be a reserved area for watching the parade! If you have any questions, contact: Mike Bieza 568-5551 or mbieza@ppbi.com Cost: $30.00 per person 2017 Rotary Fiesta […]

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