President’s Letter – March 26, 2019

President’s Letter – March 26, 2019

After settling into the Sierra Madre Ballroom Bob Fatch got us started with the flag salute and Julian shared a humorous backwards looking invocation that had us laughing and wishing we could live our lives in reverse order.  The Doobie Brothers made an appearance and we enjoyed some “Black Water” […]

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President’s Letter – March 18, 2019

President’s Letter – March 18, 2019

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, we had a couple of Irishmen lead us in the Flag Salute (Jim Carberry) and invocation (Todd McGinley).  Thank you gentlemen, please honor your home countries famous Saint with a cold beer and hot corned beef on Sunday.   After handing out fines to […]

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President’s Letter – March 11, 2019

President’s Letter – March 11, 2019

Gunnar got us started by leading us in the Flag Salute and Pamela was poised and captivating as she delivered our invocation. In honor of the recent academy awards and just because it is a fun thing to do we stomped, clapped and sang our way through “WE WILL ROCK […]

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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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