President’s Letter

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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President’s Letter – May 16, 2017

President’s Letter – May 16, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, We had another fine speaker last Friday in John McManigal, who shared with us about ‘Unlocking Potential’.  Thank you Dan for continuing to carry the torch. You will note that the HUB has Jay Ferro speaking this Friday, which had to be rescheduled again until June 2nd. […]

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President’s Letter – May 10, 2017

President’s Letter – May 10, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarian, A wonderful time was had by all at the UCSB Gaucho’s game last Friday.  We enjoyed an inspiring win over UC Davis, 6-3, followed by a delicious BBQ in the parking lot.  Thank you to all who came out to encourage our University team, and thank you to Steve Petersen for […]

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President’s Letter – May 4, 2017

President’s Letter – May 4, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, Please excuse the delay in our weekly communication.  We are DARK this Friday and will have a sports day with the UCSB baseball game. Rotary Day at the Ballgame! May 05, 2017 – May 05, 2017 Harder Stadium Building 580 UCSB Stadium Road Santa Barbara, CA 93106 […]

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President’s Letter – April 25, 2017

President’s Letter – April 25, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, I was disappointed to miss last week as I was traveling to Germany and Israel for a few days of teaching and meetings.  Frank Williams sent me an excellent summary of this fascinating speaker: Jill Seltzer, the Managing Director of the Ensemble Theatre Company, gave a provocative […]

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President’s Letter – April 19, 2017

President’s Letter – April 19, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, Last Friday, Dr. Charles Fenzi presented us with an informative insight into “Caring for Low Income Families in our Community”.  This was a very powerful message about our Neighborhood Clinics and the essential services they provide.  In one year, 20,000 patients were seen for 70,896 medical, dental […]

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President’s Letter – April 12, 2017

President’s Letter – April 12, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, What a wonderful presentation from another Santa Barbara jewel, Roger Durling.  As the Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Film Festival, Roger has truly done an amazing job.  At the last film festival, Roger was responsible for bringing 90,000 people to SB.  He has put us on […]

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