President’s Letter

President’s Letter – May 20, 2020

President’s Letter – May 20, 2020

Dear Fellow Rotarians, As is our tradition on the Friday before Memorial Day, the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara will honor the honorable members of the United States military who died in the service of their country by not holding a regular Friday meeting this week. On behalf of the […]

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President’s Letter – May 7, 2020

President’s Letter – May 7, 2020

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Am I the only one who feels like time is standing still and flying by incredibly fast all at the same time? If it weren’t for our weekly Rotary Club of Santa Barbara meetings I would be completely lost! So I am looking forward to this Friday’s […]

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United Boys & Girls Club Rotary Corporate Playdate

United Boys & Girls Club Rotary Corporate Playdate

We had an awesome day Saturday getting to meet and interact with some of the amazing kids at the United Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara. Michael Baker started us out with really interesting information about the club and how it’s run.  After that we jumped right into some […]

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President’s Letter – April 8, 2019

President’s Letter – April 8, 2019

Steve Brooks got the meeting started leading our Flag Salute, which was followed by Past President Kathleen Blake’s eloquent Invocation.  A very appropriate song was chosen in honor of our speaker and we harmonized through “Lean On Me” without the need for the gong.  Michael Self was so appreciative of […]

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President’s Letter – December 11, 2018

President’s Letter – December 11, 2018

This year we thought we would try something different. Rather than celebrate the Holidays with another party we gathered at the Municipal Golf Course and climbed into the Santa Barbara Trolley to tour the Christmas lights. With a little help from the hot chocolate and other fine beverages we were […]

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President’s Letter – November 21, 2018

President’s Letter – November 21, 2018

Another wild meeting got started with Kathleen Blake proudly leading the Flag Salute and Teresa Thornburgh providing a thought provoking invocation.  The song Hakuna Matata was very appropriate considering the speaker and we made it through without gonging ourselves.  Feeling somewhat inspired, yours truly handed out multiple fines with worthy […]

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President’s Letter – November 13, 2018

President’s Letter – November 13, 2018

We had a great start to the meeting with Bob Fatch leading the Flag Salute and Kathleen Blake providing the Invocation and a moment of silence for all those affected by the Camp Fire in Northern California, the shooting in Thousand Oaks and Woolsey Fire heading towards Malibu. Then the […]

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President’s Letter – October 30, 2018

President’s Letter – October 30, 2018

A big thank you to Robert Dibley for identifying the misplacement of our flag while leading the salute and Bill Dutton for providing the invocation. Our song was fiercely gonged after we again proved how poor of a singing group we are. At least we understand that for the benefit […]

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President’s Letter – October 24, 2018

President’s Letter – October 24, 2018

Gala Event What an amazing event this past Saturday night!  The 100-year Gala Party was a phenomenal success!  In attendance were many members, former members and guests along with a few dignitaries. The evening began with friendly conversation and cocktails on the patio.  With perfect weather and nice company this […]

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President’s Letter – October 1, 2018

President’s Letter – October 1, 2018

What a fun and informative meeting we had this past week. Clearly, the highlight was watching Matt Nehmer answer five questions about things, events and people that are 100 years old. I loved his answer about Armistice day (11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918). […]

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