Meeting in Review – November 10, 2015

Meeting in Review – November 10, 2015

Rotary Club of Santa Barbara 11-6-15 Welcome to the most historical Rotary Club in Santa Barbara and our Veteran’s Day Celebration Invocation:     Marlene King In honor of our celebration I would invite everyone to stand as we welcome the Vandenberg Air Force Base Honor Guard for the presentation of the […]

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Meeting in Review – October 30, 2015

Meeting in Review – October 30, 2015

Rotary Club of Santa Barbara 10-30-15 Welcome to the most historical Rotary Club in Santa Barbara Sergeant at Arms: Steve Petersen Invocation: Dan Aldrich SONG: Money Makes the World Go Round led by Kathleen Blake Pledge: Cynder Sinclair Visiting Rotarians (Sergeant At Arms): Kirk 49% Greene Jenna Driscoll –Roteract Kim […]

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President’s Letter – October 28, 2015

President’s Letter – October 28, 2015

The Santa Barbara History for today is Gaspar de Portolá. Gaspar de Portolá was a soldier and explorer, governor of Las Californias and first Governor of Alta California.  He was born in Os de Balaguer, Spain on January 1, 1716 and died in Spain 1786. He volunteered to lead a […]

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Rotarian On The Road – Charlotte

Rotarian On The Road – Charlotte

Fellow Rotarians, Last week I attended the Rotary Club of Charlotte West in North Carolina. I had a great lunch with 15 members and the District Governor staff in a quaint bed and breakfast on the west side of town. The members were very interesting and the club focuses on […]

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Meeting in Review – October 23, 2015

Meeting in Review – October 23, 2015

Rotary Club of Santa Barbara 10-23-15 Welcome to the most historical Rotary Club in Santa Barbara Sergeant at Arms: Steve Petersen Invocation: Jim Stretchberry Song: It’s A Small World led by Paul Zink Pedge:  Gretchen Falvo Visiting Rotarians: Kirk 49% Greene Harlan Green – Montecito Guests: Nickki Ramirez – Guest […]

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Rotarian On The Road – Knoxville

Rotarian On The Road – Knoxville

Fellow Rotarians, This past week I found myself in Knoxville, Tennessee looking for a Rotary makeup meeting. There were several Clubs in town, but the Wednesday morning sunrise Club sounded the most interesting, until my alarm rang at 5:55 AM and it was still dark out. I made it to […]

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Rotarian On The Road – Back Home Again In Indiana

Rotarian On The Road – Back Home Again In Indiana

Fellow Rotarians, This past week I visited the Rotary Club of Berne, Indiana, my hometown.  This is how my introduction went during the Visiting Rotarian introduction. “Please help me welcome Chris Clemens, he is a Rotarian from Santa Barbara, California. He grew up here in Berne, Indiana, and his parents […]

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Rotarian On The Road – Centennial Clock Tower

Rotarian On The Road – Centennial Clock Tower

Fellow Rotarians, One evening while visiting home in Indiana I was absently watching the evening news when I familiar symbol appeared on the screen.  “A new clock tower sits at the downtown Fort Wayne library thanks to a centennial donation from the Rotary Club of Fort Wayne.” It seems that […]

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Meeting in Review – October 9, 2015

Meeting in Review – October 9, 2015

Welcome to the most historical Rotary Club in Santa Barbara Sergeant at Arms:   Steve Petersen Invocation: Bill Dutton SONG: Be Happy led by Paul Zink Pledge: Roger Drue Visiting Rotarians: Kirk 49% Greene Daniil Sam, from Russia Guests: Nikki Ramirez of Hillside House, guest of Bob Fatch Kendrick Guehr, realtor, […]

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President’s Letter – October 7, 2015

President’s Letter – October 7, 2015

Fellow Rotarians, The Santa Barbara History for today is Valerio.  Valerio Joseph was a Chumash Indian born at the Mission on August 6, 1792.  He did not like mission life and ran away and lived in a cave in the foothills.  A legend states that spirit helpers gave him supernatural […]

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