Rotarian on the Road – Carretera Austral

Rotarian on the Road – Carretera Austral

Fellow Rotarians, The past few weeks riding down the Carretera Austral in Patagonia have been incredible. Such a raw, rugged, and beautiful place to bike through, but Ryan and I are running short on time and want to see a few more places before returning to North America. We’ll be […]

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President’s Letter – March 29, 2017

President’s Letter – March 29, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, We had another wonderful week hearing from our public library leadership.  Past President Robert Fatch tells me that Jace Turner gave us a full understanding of the history of the library.   Our library is one of the oldest libraries with branches in the state of California.  The […]

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Rotarian On The Road – Patagonia

Rotarian On The Road – Patagonia

Fellow Rotarians, My friend Ryan and I have spent the last week riding down Ruta 7, the Carretera Austral, through rural Patagonia. It is an absolutely gorgeous road, but many sections are still “ripio” or gravel, and that makes bike riding a bit more difficult. After the really tough sections […]

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President’s Letter – March 23, 2017

President’s Letter – March 23, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, Yesterday I received a most encouraging phone call from Bob Bryant, expressing his appreciation and wonderful impression of Rotary Santa Barbara.  He would like to help us in any way possible to continue to make a difference in our community and the world.  He was totally humbled […]

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Rotarian On The Road – Chile Week 2

Rotarian On The Road – Chile Week 2

Fellow Rotarians, My friend Ryan and I have continued riding our bicycles south through Chile to Patagonia. Well, actually, we took an overnight bus to bypass a lot of Central Chile and get to Patagonia, but hey, we’re still having fun! Now that we are further south it is a […]

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President’s Letter – March 16, 2017

President’s Letter – March 16, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, What a gifted, inspiring and dedicated speaker we had in our new Santa Barbara Schools superintendent last Friday.  His vision for the future of Santa Barbara education will bring our schools to a new level of excellence we as parents and grandparents desire for our families.  His […]

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Rotarian On The Road – Chile Week 1

Rotarian On The Road – Chile Week 1

Fellow Rotarians, I’ve spent about a week bike touring through Chile. It may not be a surprise, but we’ve done no research and we simply pick which road to take each morning when we wake up, and that’s how we ended up at the beach. We’ve crossed wine valleys, pine […]

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President’s Letter – March 2, 2017

President’s Letter – March 2, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, Please accept my apologies for the delay in this week’s letter.  I have been suffering some hearing problems and have been dealing with doctors all day.  Our meeting last Friday was again an inspiration and encouragement to us all.  We sadly reported the untimely death of our […]

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Rotarian on the Road – Gearing up for RAAM

Rotarian on the Road – Gearing up for RAAM

Fellow Rotarians, I have continued my eastern trek getting closer the bicycle that I’ll be using to bike tour South America for the next two months. I am currently waiting to board my flight to NYC and spend a few days preparing my gear. On that note, I gave away […]

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President’s Letter – February 21, 2017

President’s Letter – February 21, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, We had another wonderful Friday last week.  We heard from our president elect, Michael Gardner, about his PET training experiences and his enthusiasm for his upcoming year as president.  Please consider your involvement in our club, leading one of our committees or assisting a committee.  A good […]

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