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President’s Letter – June 25, 2020

President’s Letter – June 25, 2020

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Thank you for a year that I will never forget! It has been a joy and an honor to serve the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara as its president this year. I am grateful to all of you, its members, for giving me the opportunity to serve […]

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President’s Letter – May 14, 2020

President’s Letter – May 14, 2020

Dear Fellow Rotarians,There’s been a strong wind blowin’ every evening this week. The winds of change, perhaps? Before we know it, this Rotary year will come to a close and a new one, full of opportunity and possibility, will begin. But we aren’t done yet! Last week, our discussion with […]

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President’s Letter – April 29, 2020

President’s Letter – April 29, 2020

Dear Fellow Rotarians, I experienced a first this week! My wife, Connie, and I were watching what has become a favorite show on Amazon Prime called “Grantchester”. It is a British mystery series that features a vicar and police inspector who solve murders in a little town in the English […]

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Rotarian On The Road – Locked Down On Koh Lanta

Rotarian On The Road – Locked Down On Koh Lanta

I came across this article “7 Reasons Young People Should Join Rotary” and found it very compelling. As someone who joined our Club in my mid-20’s, I can testify that Rotary was a positive influence on me as a young professional and has truly enriched my life over the past decade. […]

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President’s Letter – April 23, 2020

President’s Letter – April 23, 2020

Dear Fellow Rotarians, We had a wonderful program last week, and I’m looking forward to tomorrow. This Friday our excellent program committee has arranged for Santa Barbara City Administrator Paul Casey to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on our city. You will want to be a part of this one. […]

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Voices of Santa Barbara Radio Show – RCSB in Guatemala

Voices of Santa Barbara Radio Show – RCSB in Guatemala

Michael Self interviwed sevearal members from the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara discussing our Club’s projects in Guatemala with the Mayan Families organization. Listen to the full interview here: https://youtu.be/gvCWt5nQhVY

President’s Letter – April 16, 2020

President’s Letter – April 16, 2020

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Our club meetings in two dimensions continue! We had a productive discussion and impromptu fundraiser to support local coronavirus response efforts. Stay tuned for further updates from President Elect Stacey! This Friday we have our first outside speaker for a Zoom club meeting. Your hard-working program committee […]

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President’s Letter – April 1, 2020

President’s Letter – April 1, 2020

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Last Friday our club experienced a milestone — its first virtual meeting! Eleven members participated using Zoom, a now ubiquitous videoconferencing app that makes getting together online fun and easy (no, I don’t own stock in the company!). It felt good to see all those smiling faces, […]

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President’s Letter – March 25, 2020

President’s Letter – March 25, 2020

Dear Fellow Rotarians, This week we are going to try to have a very informal online club meeting for those who want a chance to reconnect with other members of the club. I have set up what is basically a big video conference. You don’t have to use video if […]

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President’s Letter – March 3, 2020

President’s Letter – March 3, 2020

Dear Fellow Rotarians, I admit it–I’m kind of a nerd when it comes to annual reports. I love them when they are thoughtfully written with the intent to actually inform stakeholders, and not just comply with regulatory requirements. Today I read The Rotary Foundation’s (TRF) annual report for fiscal year […]

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