President’s Letter – June 15, 2017

President’s Letter – June 15, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians: We had another great Friday with past-president Bill Dutton directing (president 2007). Das Williams was a good speaker who seemed to keep the interest of the members and generate many questions. Bill mentioned our next Guatemala trip, which we will continue to promote in the coming months. […]

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Rotarian On The Road – 4 Dudes Race 3000 Miles To A Cure

Rotarian On The Road – 4 Dudes Race 3000 Miles To A Cure

Fellow Rotarians, This Saturday my team, 4 Dudes Racing 3000 Miles To A Cure, will set out on a 3,070 mile bicycle race from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland. Race Across America is known as the “World’s Toughest Bicycle Race” and even with a relay team of 4 riders we […]

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President’s Letter – June 8, 2017

President’s Letter – June 8, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, What a fabulous Friday we had last week with new coach JOE PASTERNACK of the UCSB basketball team.  We are fortunate to have such a focused and purposeful man  as a coach- ‘Go Gauchos’.  It was truly an honest and inspiring presentation. Please excuse my absence this […]

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Rotarian On The Road – Race Across America

Rotarian On The Road – Race Across America

Fellow Rotarians, Thank you for the opportunity to share my story about bicycle touring around South America and my upcoming Race Across America bicycle race. I enjoyed seeing everyone at the lunch meeting and spending some time at the Social Hour laughing and sharing stories from the past few months. […]

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President’s Letter – June 1, 2017

President’s Letter – June 1, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, I hope you all had a meaningful and joyful weekend.  As I begin my final month as your current president, one of my more meaningful observations this year has been how so many Rotarians give above and beyond.  I have been encouraged and motivated by men and […]

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Rotarian on the Road – Santa Barbara

Rotarian on the Road – Santa Barbara

Fellow Rotarians, I’ve spent the past week here in Santa Barbara working, training on my bicycle, and catching up with good friends. No matter where I go around the world Santa Barbara always feels like home and I love hanging out around the beach, up in the mountains, and of […]

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President’s Letter – May 24, 2017

President’s Letter – May 24, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, My warmest wishes to you all this Memorial Day.  As a combat veteran, I am always moved on this day by the great sacrifices made over the last 241 years to create and defend this great country.  During my 19+ months in Vietnam, I realized that politics, […]

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Rotarian on the Road – Born To Run

Rotarian on the Road – Born To Run

Fellow Rotarians, Last week I made it back to attend Born to Run, an annual camping and running festival just outside of Los Olivos. Each year I meet 500 of my closest friends to run, dance, reunite, and laugh through an incredible weekend together. This year I signed up for […]

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President’s Letter – May 16, 2017

President’s Letter – May 16, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, We had another fine speaker last Friday in John McManigal, who shared with us about ‘Unlocking Potential’.  Thank you Dan for continuing to carry the torch. You will note that the HUB has Jay Ferro speaking this Friday, which had to be rescheduled again until June 2nd. […]

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Rotarian on the Road – The Retirement Home

Rotarian on the Road – The Retirement Home

Fellow Rotarians, This week I’ve been hanging out with family in Prescott, Arizona while my van has been in and out of mechanic’s shops getting road ready for the summer. Each morning I’ve been setting my alarm, a rare occasion for me, in order to be up early to meet […]

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