President’s Letter

President’s Letter – July 18, 2018

President’s Letter – July 18, 2018

We enjoyed last week’s meeting at the Santa Barbara Club and I hope none of you had the same experience as Christian Orth who went to the Hilton first then the University Club next and finally found us at the Santa Barbara Club.  Thanks for being persistent Christian and tracking […]

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President’s Letter – May 10, 2018

President’s Letter – May 10, 2018

A special luncheon to celebrate the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara’s 100th year Anniversary was held on Friday May 4, 2018 at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide […]

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President’s Letter – April 4, 2018

President’s Letter – April 4, 2018

Once again, we met last week in Rodney’s at the DoubleTree.  Our Sergeant-at-Arms was again Michael Baker.  Good Friday Invocation was given by Jim Stretchberry.  Our guest Ian Gardner Simons led the flag salute and Bob Fatch stepped-in to lead us in an impromptu and familiar refrain of America the […]

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President’s Letter – March 28, 2018

President’s Letter – March 28, 2018

Nothing like a trip abroad guided by fellow Rotarians!  That’s what It felt like last week in Rodney’s at the DoubleTree.  But more in a moment.  Our Sergeant-at-Arms was again Michael Baker, he fought valiantly to keep the mics moving, despite one of them being kaput.  Invocation was given by […]

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President’s Letter – March 15, 2018

President’s Letter – March 15, 2018

We had a nice gathering last Friday back at Fess Parker’s in Rodney’s.   Our Sargent-at-Arms was again Michael Baker.  Invocation was given by Don Jack and we always thank him for his thoughtful words.  The Pledge of Allegiance sounded great.  Kathleen Blake gave us another break with a familiar […]

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President’s Letter – February 28, 2018

President’s Letter – February 28, 2018

We had a nice gathering last Friday at Viva! on State Street. Our Sargent-at-Arms was again Michael Baker, who shared a photograph of the astonishing new home Jim Carberry, AIA, designed for the Baker residence. We all understood Jim’s inspiration from golf.  Invocation was given by Don Jack and we always […]

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President’s Letter – February 14, 2018

President’s Letter – February 14, 2018

Here we have another week flying by. Our meeting last week was pretty solid.  Our Sargent-at-Arms, Michael Baker, handled the microphone and some re-introductions of current members.  He will continue this effort through his month with the sash.  Michael Lazarovitz handled the invocation.  Kathleen Blake led our heart-rendering version of […]

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President’s Letter – February 8, 2018

President’s Letter – February 8, 2018

Maritime stories always seem to draw us and we had a great turnout for our program, “The Boatmaker,” but more on that in a moment. We had a change-up for the Sargent-at-Arms duty with Michael Baker taking over for the month of February.  He has a little surprise for us […]

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President’s Letter – January 30, 2018

President’s Letter – January 30, 2018

Fellow Rotarians, Well, we had another great meeting with the regular stuff, Teacher Recognition, a community fundraising effort and another great program. Don’t miss out on the news! Thanks to Bill Dutton for handling Sargent-at-Arms duty. Steve Petersen gave a lovely invocation. Mike Baker led the Pledge of Allegiance and […]

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President’s Letter – January 24, 2018

President’s Letter – January 24, 2018

I’m glad I had a lot to say last week because I am a little short this week, but let’s rejoice; the 101 is open! Although I must admit that having had to spend time in Carpinteria and Ventura, both are charming places with all kinds of hidden good things. […]

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