President’s Letter

President’s Letter – August 16, 2017

President’s Letter – August 16, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, Thanks to Chief Warner McGrew for an excellent presentation on fires in California. He gave a wonderful example with the Detwiler fire (Lake Tahoe), which burned 48,000 acres and destroyed 29 structures. We can never be informed enough about the horror of fires in California and our […]

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President’s Letter – August 8, 2017

President’s Letter – August 8, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, I will be acting president for the next few weeks as president Michael Gardner will be on a medical leave of absence. Please keep Michael in your thoughts. We had a fantastic Fiesta celebration last Friday, hosted by Pacific Premier Bank. Thank you, Mike Bieza, for your […]

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President’s Letter – August 3, 2017

President’s Letter – August 3, 2017

Dear Rotarians: Today I had the honor of filling in as President for the esteemed “Bow Tie” Michael Gardner. I’m hopeful that Michael (and is dog Lucky) can be back for our August 11 meeting. After how I handled the duties today, you all are probably more anxious for Michael […]

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President’s Letter – July 24, 2017

President’s Letter – July 24, 2017

“What a time it was, a time of innocence, a time of consequences…”   A sleeve of Pro V1s to whoever answers where that line came from.  Without Googling it.   The bell rang from its perch on a tall table, table courtesy of our ever-present Peter.  We are so […]

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President’s Letter – July 18, 2017

President’s Letter – July 18, 2017

Fellow Rotarians, We had a fine turn-out despite what was billed as a likely to be disappointing program.  Our guests included Bruce and Sally Hansen,guests of Bob.  Also, Judy Chang, one of our Rotarian Scholarship Recipients, who led us in the Pledge of Allegiance at my on-the-spot request.  And, Bruce […]

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President’s Letter – June 29, 2017

President’s Letter – June 29, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, This is my final president’s letter.  What a wonderful honor it has been to be president this past year!  The encouragement, support and dedication of Santa Barbara Rotary have been a blessing and encouragement.  I look forward to many years of membership and partnership in the wonderful […]

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President’s Letter – June 15, 2017

President’s Letter – June 15, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians: We had another great Friday with past-president Bill Dutton directing (president 2007). Das Williams was a good speaker who seemed to keep the interest of the members and generate many questions. Bill mentioned our next Guatemala trip, which we will continue to promote in the coming months. […]

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President’s Letter – June 8, 2017

President’s Letter – June 8, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, What a fabulous Friday we had last week with new coach JOE PASTERNACK of the UCSB basketball team.  We are fortunate to have such a focused and purposeful man  as a coach- ‘Go Gauchos’.  It was truly an honest and inspiring presentation. Please excuse my absence this […]

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President’s Letter – June 1, 2017

President’s Letter – June 1, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, I hope you all had a meaningful and joyful weekend.  As I begin my final month as your current president, one of my more meaningful observations this year has been how so many Rotarians give above and beyond.  I have been encouraged and motivated by men and […]

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President’s Letter – May 24, 2017

President’s Letter – May 24, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, My warmest wishes to you all this Memorial Day.  As a combat veteran, I am always moved on this day by the great sacrifices made over the last 241 years to create and defend this great country.  During my 19+ months in Vietnam, I realized that politics, […]

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