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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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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