President’s Letter – June 1, 2017

President’s Letter – June 1, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, I hope you all had a meaningful and joyful weekend.  As I begin my final month as your current president, one of my more meaningful observations this year has been how so many Rotarians give above and beyond.  I have been encouraged and motivated by men and […]

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Rotarian on the Road – Santa Barbara

Rotarian on the Road – Santa Barbara

Fellow Rotarians, I’ve spent the past week here in Santa Barbara working, training on my bicycle, and catching up with good friends. No matter where I go around the world Santa Barbara always feels like home and I love hanging out around the beach, up in the mountains, and of […]

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President’s Letter – May 24, 2017

President’s Letter – May 24, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, My warmest wishes to you all this Memorial Day.  As a combat veteran, I am always moved on this day by the great sacrifices made over the last 241 years to create and defend this great country.  During my 19+ months in Vietnam, I realized that politics, […]

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Rotarian on the Road – Born To Run

Rotarian on the Road – Born To Run

Fellow Rotarians, Last week I made it back to attend Born to Run, an annual camping and running festival just outside of Los Olivos. Each year I meet 500 of my closest friends to run, dance, reunite, and laugh through an incredible weekend together. This year I signed up for […]

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President’s Letter – May 16, 2017

President’s Letter – May 16, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, We had another fine speaker last Friday in John McManigal, who shared with us about ‘Unlocking Potential’.  Thank you Dan for continuing to carry the torch. You will note that the HUB has Jay Ferro speaking this Friday, which had to be rescheduled again until June 2nd. […]

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Rotarian on the Road – The Retirement Home

Rotarian on the Road – The Retirement Home

Fellow Rotarians, This week I’ve been hanging out with family in Prescott, Arizona while my van has been in and out of mechanic’s shops getting road ready for the summer. Each morning I’ve been setting my alarm, a rare occasion for me, in order to be up early to meet […]

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President’s Letter – May 10, 2017

President’s Letter – May 10, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarian, A wonderful time was had by all at the UCSB Gaucho’s game last Friday.  We enjoyed an inspiring win over UC Davis, 6-3, followed by a delicious BBQ in the parking lot.  Thank you to all who came out to encourage our University team, and thank you to Steve Petersen for […]

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Rotarian on the Road – 4 Dudes Race 3000 Miles To A Cure

Rotarian on the Road – 4 Dudes Race 3000 Miles To A Cure

Fellow Rotarians, I spent the past weekend in Washington DC, my first domestic destination after returning from South America. I camped with my 3 teammates for RAAM 2017 and we trained and planned for our cross country bike race. We’ll be riding in the 3,000 mile Race Across America bicycle […]

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President’s Letter – May 4, 2017

President’s Letter – May 4, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, Please excuse the delay in our weekly communication.  We are DARK this Friday and will have a sports day with the UCSB baseball game. Rotary Day at the Ballgame! May 05, 2017 – May 05, 2017 Harder Stadium Building 580 UCSB Stadium Road Santa Barbara, CA 93106 […]

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Rotarian on the Road – Bike Tour 2017

Rotarian on the Road – Bike Tour 2017

Fellow Rotarians, Last week my friend Ryan and I wrapped up our 2017 South American bicycle tour. We flew from the End Of The World to Buenos Aires, Argentina and took a boat to Uruguay and spent a few days riding back to Buenos Aires. Uruguay really is one of […]

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