The Bear 100 Film

The Bear 100 Film

Fellow Rotarians, I created a 10 minute film of my brother’s 100 mile ultramarathon. For an up close look at what it’s like to run 100 miles, click HERE! The Bear 100: Friday morning Tyler Clemens toed the line of The Bear 100. Saturday afternoon he reached the finish. This […]

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Michael Gardner – Club President 2017-2018

Michael Gardner – Club President 2017-2018

Michael Gardner will serve as the Club President for the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara during the 2017-18 Rotary year. Mr. Gardner has been a Rotary Club Member since 1998, originally joining in Lake Charles, Louisiana and transferring in 2002 to the Almaden Chapter in San Jose. He joined the […]

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Rotarian On The Road – The Bear 100

Rotarian On The Road – The Bear 100

Fellow Rotarians, This weekend I found myself at another 100 mile running race, but at least this time I was volunteering as crew rather than traversing the distance myself! My brother Tyler was running The Bear 100 from Logan, Utah to Fish Haven, Idaho. 100 rugged miles traversing the Wasatch […]

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THE FUN, EAT FAST AND GO PICNIC

THE FUN, EAT FAST AND GO PICNIC

Sometimes we have challenges that draw us all together.  Such was the SB Rotary Club picnic last Friday.  I do think a good time was had by all.  Great time to socialize, meet new people and show our Rotary Spirit.  We had guests David and Michelle Valarde from Sunrise and […]

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President’s Letter – September 28, 2017

President’s Letter – September 28, 2017

Fellow Rotarians, Our September 22 meeting was fun, at least for me. We had a slightly ranchy (no, not raunchy) feel to things as I used a lot of photos from my trip to Kansas. Not ev Guestseryday you stand at the feet of your great-great grandparents resting site. Visitors […]

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Rotarian On The Road – The Plain 100

Rotarian On The Road – The Plain 100

Fellow Rotarians, It’s been a few weeks since my last update. I’ve been busy working, training, and preparing for a 100 mile running race in Plain, Washington. I’m happy to say that I completed the race in 31 hours and 47 minutes. But, it wasn’t easy. The Plain 100 isn’t […]

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President’s Letter – August 29, 2017

President’s Letter – August 29, 2017

Fellow Rotarians, It’s good to be back at the helm. Thanks to James Stretchberry and all Board members, actually everyone in the club, for keeping things up during my absence. Thanks to Don Jack for both the thought-provoking Invocation and the song, Home on the Range. Good thing everyone knows […]

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President’s Letter – August 23, 2017

President’s Letter – August 23, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, We had another informative meeting last Friday with Glenn Pomeroy, CEO of the California Earthquake Authority. He gave a presentation that certainly brought to mind a greater awareness of the California earthquake issues. He explained in depth the optional insurance coverage with an emphasis on the variable […]

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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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