President’s Letter – March 6, 2019

President’s Letter – March 6, 2019

Earlier this month we asked two of our incoming board members to predict the water level in Lake Cachuma on 2/28/19.  Our eternal optimist Jennifer Lemert won the contest with a guess of 57.2% compared to our club pessimist Don Jack putting in a guess of 56.0% (actual was 62.4%). […]

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Guatemala and Mayan Families 2019 Volunteer Trip

Guatemala and Mayan Families 2019 Volunteer Trip

The team of nine Rotarians and Unity of Santa Barbara members recently returned from a successful 9-day trip to volunteer for NGO Mayan Families. The team was involved in a variety of projects that included building 1 house for a family of 10 in the community of Pena Blanca; constructing […]

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President’s Letter – February 15, 2019

President’s Letter – February 15, 2019

It was nice to see John Rasmussen at the meeting so we asked him to lead us in the flag salute, which was followed by Matt Nehmer eloquently sharing an Abraham Lincoln speech for our invocation.  We then enjoyed a song and met a number of guests and a couple […]

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President’s Letter – February 5, 2019

President’s Letter – February 5, 2019

Paul Musgrove got us started with the Flag Salute and Steve Milam provided thoughtful words of remembering rotary values as you go about your daily lives. Our song was from the Monkey’s as we belted out the lyrics to “Believer” which helped us all get the blood flowing. The theme […]

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Paradise Rotary Club Update – Camp Fire Response

Paradise Rotary Club Update – Camp Fire Response

Ron Jones asked that we give an update on the Paradise Rotary Foundation’s Camp Fire Disaster Response. First of all, of our 80 Rotarians 75 either lost their homes, business’s or both so we are doing our best to help our community recover as well as taking care of our […]

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President’s Letter – January 29, 2019

President’s Letter – January 29, 2019

At today’s meeting, Dan Aldrich was kind enough to get us started with the Flag Salute.  We followed that up with a tribute to Martin Luther King with the help of U-2 who wrote a song about his life “In The Name of Love”.  Thank you Davis for providing this […]

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Donate Supplies for Guatemala

Donate Supplies for Guatemala

Our Rotary Club’s International Special Projects Committee is in the process of collecting School supplies (pencils, erasers, glue sticks, safety scissors, molding clay, etc.), Children’s Items: (books in Spanish), simple toys & games / puzzles in Spanish, stuffed toys, Beanie Babies, etc.); House Goods: towels, flashlights, pot holders, Ziploc bags, […]

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Travel to Rwanda With World Dance For Humanity

Travel to Rwanda With World Dance For Humanity

During a club meeting last February Janet Reineck, who heads the local NGO World Dance for Humanity, gave a presentation about her organization’s work in re-building communities in Rwanda. Our club made a donation toward that effort in 2018. Members of World Dance for Humanity will be travelling to Rwanda […]

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President’s Letter – January 23, 2019

President’s Letter – January 23, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Unfortunately, President Mike was out sick at our last meeting. It was my privilege to do double duty serving as president pro tempore in his absence, and as our speaker and tour guide. This week we had the opportunity to hold our meeting at the new facility […]

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President’s Letter – January 2019

President’s Letter – January 2019

At today’s meeting, Paul Musgrove got us started with the Flag Salute and Davis Darnall provided a thoughtful invocation that was about rebuilding and hope for the future as we remember the horrible Montecito debris flow that occurred one year ago. Our song of Mr. Ed was in tribute to […]

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