Rotarian On The Road – Saving for College

Rotarian On The Road – Saving for College

Fellow Rotarians, Last week I joined members of the Rotary Club of Portland, Indiana for a quick lunch, social time, and presentation from the local School Board.  Jay County has some of the poorest neighborhoods in Indiana, but also some of the best high school test results in the state.  […]

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Club Honors Peter Jordano with Paul Harris Fellowship

Club Honors Peter Jordano with Paul Harris Fellowship

The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara honored Peter Jordano with the Paul Harris Fellowship Award.  Peter Jordano is the CEO and President of Jordano’s Inc. and has led the company for more than 30 years.  Jordano’s Inc. was founded in 1915 and is celebrating 100 years of service to the […]

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Meeting in Review – October 2, 2015

Meeting in Review – October 2, 2015

Rotary Club of Santa Barbara 10-2-15 Welcome to the most historical Rotary Club in Santa Barbara Sergeant at Arms: Steve Petersen Invocation: Jim Armstrong Song Leader: Paul Musgrove Pledge Visiting Rotarians: Terry Smith of Poipu Beach RC Julien Hradecky (transferring his membership to our club) Kim Bish, SB North…did a […]

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Rotarian On The Road – The Happy Wanderer

Rotarian On The Road – The Happy Wanderer

Fellow Rotarians, Last week’s grand plans of visiting a Rotary Club in Wyoming or South Dakota were quickly dashed when my van’s accelerator cable snapped while driving through the Bighorn Mountains. Luckily I met several great people who gave me a ride to a telephone, served me lunch while I […]

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President’s Letter – September 28, 2015

President’s Letter – September 28, 2015

The Santa Barbara History for today is Quarnatina. An anglicized word from the Spanish “caurentena.  Caurentena can mean forty days, months or years.  In Santa Barbara it is probably meaning forty days.  Forty days was the usual isolation time for illnesses and plagues.  In the 1790’s there were two incidences […]

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Meeting in Review – September 25, 2015

Meeting in Review – September 25, 2015

Rotary Meeting Agenda September 25, 2015 Welcome to the most historical Rotary Club in Santa Barbara Sergeant at Arms:   Randy Figgi8ns Invocation:  Dan Aldrich SONG:  Oscar Meyer Weiner led by Paul Zink Pledge:  –  Kirk Greene Visiting Rotarians (Sergeant At Arms): 1. Daniil our City College student from Russia 2. […]

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President’s Letter – September 22, 2015

President’s Letter – September 22, 2015

Fellow Rotarians, Many events have happened since our last regular meeting.  The Group 8 Event at the Polo Grounds Sunday September 13 was a big success.  For Kirk and I it was our first time watching Polo.  Very interesting.  We mingled with many Rotarians from other Group 8 clubs plus […]

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Rotarian On The Road – Montana

Rotarian On The Road – Montana

Fellow Rotarians, This past week I’ve continued my way east and I took a break in Glacier National Park. One day I drove north into Canada to see the Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton. While walking around the property I passed a plaque and doubled back when I saw […]

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President’s Letter – September 15, 2015

President’s Letter – September 15, 2015

The Santa Barbara History for today is that in 1602 Sebastian Vizcaino was searching for safe harbors for trade ship from Spain.  On December 4, 1602 he gave the name Santa Barbara to an island and the channel.  Later in his voyage he went on to name San Diego, San […]

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Rotarian On The Road – Cour d’Alene

Rotarian On The Road – Cour d’Alene

I woke up early on September 8th to attend the Cour d’Alene Sunrise Rotary Club meeting.  During my drive downtown I worried, “Wait…did I cross into Mountain Time yesterday?  Oh no…”  Google said that Idaho was on Mountain time, but my cell phone hadn’t changed yet.  Oh well, I was […]

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