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Michael Gardner – Club President 2017-2018

Michael Gardner – Club President 2017-2018

Michael Gardner will serve as the Club President for the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara during the 2017-18 Rotary year. Mr. Gardner has been a Rotary Club Member since 1998, originally joining in Lake Charles, Louisiana and transferring in 2002 to the Almaden Chapter in San Jose. He joined the […]

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2017 Fiesta Party

2017 Fiesta Party

Please REGISTER and join the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara for our annual Fiesta Parade Celebration! Enjoy a Fiesta buffet, margaritas and…fellowship! There will be a reserved area for watching the parade! If you have any questions, contact: Mike Bieza 568-5551 or mbieza@ppbi.com Cost: $30.00 per person 2017 Rotary Fiesta […]

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Guatemala Service Trip – February 18 through 26, 2017

Guatemala Service Trip – February 18 through 26, 2017

Have you ever visited (or thought of visiting) Guatemala? The opportunity will present itself in February when several club members will be headed there to work once again with Mayan Families, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of the indigenous Mayan people. This will be the fourth trip by […]

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Santa Barbara Rotary Club Recognizes Junior High Teacher Nicole Caiazza

Santa Barbara Rotary Club Recognizes Junior High Teacher Nicole Caiazza

The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara recognized La Cumbre Junior High School teacher Nicole Caiazza for her extraordinary contributions to public education Dec. 11, 2015. It is the second of four such awards the Rotarians will present to area educators this academic year. Caiazza teaches seventh grade English language arts, […]

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Report from the 2015 West Africa Project Fair in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Report from the 2015 West Africa Project Fair in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Dear fellow Rotarians, We recently returned to Santa Barbara after attending the 10th annual West African Rotary Project Fair in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (aka the Ivory Coast) and believe that you might be interested in hearing about the adventure.  We had previously spent time in Africa both individually and as […]

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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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Rotarian of the Year – Steve Petersen

Rotarian of the Year – Steve Petersen

Steve Petersen, a member of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara since 2001, was recently celebrated as Rotarian of the Year for 2015. Petersen served as president of the club from 2010 to 2011 and is a three-time Paul Harris Fellow, in 2008, 2009, and 2011. Petersen has served Rotary […]

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Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Elects Kathleen Blake as President

Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Elects Kathleen Blake as President

Kathleen Blake will serve as the Club President for the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara during the 2015-16 Rotary year. Blake has been a Rotary Club Member since 2007 and has volunteered on the Board of Directors since 2008, serving as President Elect last year. Blake has lived in the […]

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