President’s Letter – February 14, 2018

President’s Letter – February 14, 2018

Here we have another week flying by. Our meeting last week was pretty solid.  Our Sargent-at-Arms, Michael Baker, handled the microphone and some re-introductions of current members.  He will continue this effort through his month with the sash.  Michael Lazarovitz handled the invocation.  Kathleen Blake led our heart-rendering version of […]

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President’s Letter – February 8, 2018

President’s Letter – February 8, 2018

Maritime stories always seem to draw us and we had a great turnout for our program, “The Boatmaker,” but more on that in a moment. We had a change-up for the Sargent-at-Arms duty with Michael Baker taking over for the month of February.  He has a little surprise for us […]

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Rotarian On The Road – Makeups in Melbourne

Rotarian On The Road – Makeups in Melbourne

Fellow Rotarians,   This past week I explored Melbourne, drove the Great Ocean Road, spotted a koala in the wild, stood in a grove of California Redwoods, and made-up at two Rotary Club meetings. It was a busy week, and a lot of fun! One of the best parts of […]

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President’s Letter – January 30, 2018

President’s Letter – January 30, 2018

Fellow Rotarians, Well, we had another great meeting with the regular stuff, Teacher Recognition, a community fundraising effort and another great program. Don’t miss out on the news! Thanks to Bill Dutton for handling Sargent-at-Arms duty. Steve Petersen gave a lovely invocation. Mike Baker led the Pledge of Allegiance and […]

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Rotarian on the Road – Summer Down Under

Rotarian on the Road – Summer Down Under

Fellow Rotarians, I escaped Asia for warmer weather and found summer Down Under. I’m spending January in Australia and am currently in Melbourne getting ready to celebrate Australia Day by driving down the Great Ocean Road! Earlier in January I was in Perth and visited Rottnest Island off the coast […]

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President’s Letter – January 24, 2018

President’s Letter – January 24, 2018

I’m glad I had a lot to say last week because I am a little short this week, but let’s rejoice; the 101 is open! Although I must admit that having had to spend time in Carpinteria and Ventura, both are charming places with all kinds of hidden good things. […]

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President’s Letter – January 17, 2018

President’s Letter – January 17, 2018

“Try not.  Do or do not.  There is no try.”- Yoda That is one of my favorite quotes.  However, The Force was not with me last Friday!  By that time, the full impact of the mudslide on Montecito was realized and the nice folks at the bottom of Ortega Hill […]

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President’s Letter – January 10, 2018

President’s Letter – January 10, 2018

DATELINE TUESDAY  01/09/2018- 10:32am  SUMMERLAND- not looking particularly good.  The reports of flooding and full life-stop for our communities dominate the day.  I hope all of you are safe and, if possible,  in service to others affected by these catastrophic weather events. It has been a while since we met, […]

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Rotarian On The Road – A Week In Myanmar

Rotarian On The Road – A Week In Myanmar

Fellow Rotarians, Last week my friend and I returned our motorbikes in Vietnam and booked flights to somewhere warmer. A day later we landed in Yangon, Myanmar for a week of exploring the country. Yangon was much warmer than Hanoi and we were happy to trade our puffy jackets for […]

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President’s Letter – November 30, 2017

President’s Letter – November 30, 2017

“Rollin,’ rollin,’ rollin,’ keep that meetin’ rollin” That may have been the refrain for our November 17 meeting.  We had it all, from bell-to-bell and in between.  The last HUB, thankfully formed without my help, was a great update. Connie Green organized and succeeded in staffing our first Salvation Army bell […]

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