Join the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara each Friday for presentations from local and international leaders in business, humanitarian service, nonprofits, government, and more. For the schedule of upcoming speakers click here, and be sure to arrive early and share lunch with our presenter and Club Members! (click here for the calendar)

PLEASE NOTE! Our new meeting location is at Mulligans Cafe & Bar, 3500 McCaw Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93105 USA. See you there!

February 21, 2020
Savi Bhim
Rotary 5240 District Governor

Savi Bhim is a member of the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise. She was the club’s president in 2013-14. It was a fun year and the members were outstanding. The club was recognized for the highest giving to the RI Foundation, they netted 10 new members, started the YES program and earned the best overall club recognition in the district.

At the District level, Savi has served in many capacities including Assistant Governor, Membership Advisor, Instructor, Chief of Staff, and has emceed many district events. She also served as the PETS Facilitator for several years.

Savi has traveled to many countries and has participated in several projects. In Itoseng South Africa, her club supported her in a project to assist an AIDS clinic, In a span of seven years the clinic treated 70,000 children and mothers infected with the HIV/AIDS virus. In Guyana, South America she spearheaded a wheel chair project and was able to provide over 500 people with the gift of mobility.

The District’s theme of “One world , One Rotary” resonates deeply with Savi because Rotary creates a world of unity in our projects and in our ability to bring people together of different beliefs, cultures, countries, and finds common understanding not through our similarities but rather through our differences.

Savi is a business owner and lives in Simi Valley. She loves people, reading books, music, traveling, and becoming immersed in the cultures of others.

February 28, 2020
Amb. Gunther Sleeuwwagen, Belgian Consul General
Perspectives on International Diplomacy
MENU: Chipotle Chicken Wraps and BBQ Tri Tip Wraps, served with mixed green salad, homemade potato salad, and fresh fruit

Gunther Sleeuwagen is the Ambassador – Consul General of Belgium to Los Angeles – covering the West Coast of the US