President’s Letter – July 7, 2019

President’s Letter – July 7, 2019

One of the things I enjoy about being a Rotarian is being part of a global family. When Rotary clubs attract members who share their values — the values of Rotary — there is an easy familiarity that comes with meeting other Rotarians far from home. My family and I were […]

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President’s Letter – June 25, 2019

President’s Letter – June 25, 2019

Connie Green got our meeting started with the flag salute, which was followed by Jennifer Lemert eloquently sharing a prayer focused on a word I had never heard before Diakonia (dee-ah-koh-nee-yah). Her invocation was moving and one of the highlights of the meeting, even though we adjourned shortly after she […]

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Rotarian on the Road – My 50th State

Rotarian on the Road – My 50th State

Fellow Rotarians,This past week I veered off the Alaska Highway, drove north through the Yukon on the Klondike Highway, and eventually reached Poker Creek, Alaska, the most northerly land border in the United States. Not only did it mark my first visit to Alaska, it helped me reach my 50th […]

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President’s Letter – June 18, 2019

President’s Letter – June 18, 2019

Bob Fatch kicked our meeting off with the flag salute and Dean Axelrod entertained us with a lighthearted poem about a lady with a pink dress and purple hat.  The meeting was lightly attended which is proof that summer has arrived along with the long overcast days that mark this […]

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Rotarian On The Road – The Alaska Highway

Rotarian On The Road – The Alaska Highway

Fellow Rotarians, Since I last saw you in early May I’ve been steadily making my way north. I picked up a friend in Central California and together we’ve been exploring Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Banff and Jasper National Parks in Canada, all the way to Dawson Creek, British Columbia where I attended […]

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President’s Letter – June 11, 2019

President’s Letter – June 11, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Last week Linda, the manager of the Century 21 office that is the rental listing agent for a small  condo I own in Massachusetts, thanked me for my loyalty. I’m going to be putting the condo on the market for sale, and I had asked an agent […]

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President’s Letter – April 30, 2019

President’s Letter – April 30, 2019

Due to Dick Salogga’s model airplane flying skills, he was awarded the opportunity to lead us in the Flag Salute and Invocation.  He performed admirably at both duties with a thoughtful invocation that was well delivered.  Our song in honor of our speakers was “All You Need Is Love” by […]

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Rotarian’s Pack Food for Rise Against Hunger

Rotarian’s Pack Food for Rise Against Hunger

Nine representatives of our Rotary Club, joined by 7 other local Rotary Clubs, plus 2 Rotaract Clubs, participated in a joint project on April 20th packing 12,500 meals for NGO Rise Against Hunger. The packing was held Saturday morning at the Boys and Girls Club in Goleta. The packets of […]

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President’s Letter – April 23, 2019

President’s Letter – April 23, 2019

Today’s meeting was all about recognizing outstanding teachers in our community. One of our previous award winners Shannon Saleh was kind enough to bring a dozen singers from San Marcos High School to perform for us. We also presented another Outstanding Teacher Award to Lianette Santana from Santa Barbara High […]

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President’s Letter – April 15, 2019

President’s Letter – April 15, 2019

Bill Alexander got the meeting started with our Flag Salute, which was followed by Bill Dutton leading us in the Invocation.  In honor of our speaker, we played the famous Eagles song Hotel California and many in the room reminisced of when they first heard this song while belting out […]

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