President’s Letter

President’s Letter – January 17, 2018

President’s Letter – January 17, 2018

“Try not.  Do or do not.  There is no try.”- Yoda That is one of my favorite quotes.  However, The Force was not with me last Friday!  By that time, the full impact of the mudslide on Montecito was realized and the nice folks at the bottom of Ortega Hill […]

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President’s Letter – January 10, 2018

President’s Letter – January 10, 2018

DATELINE TUESDAY  01/09/2018- 10:32am  SUMMERLAND- not looking particularly good.  The reports of flooding and full life-stop for our communities dominate the day.  I hope all of you are safe and, if possible,  in service to others affected by these catastrophic weather events. It has been a while since we met, […]

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President’s Letter – November 30, 2017

President’s Letter – November 30, 2017

“Rollin,’ rollin,’ rollin,’ keep that meetin’ rollin” That may have been the refrain for our November 17 meeting.  We had it all, from bell-to-bell and in between.  The last HUB, thankfully formed without my help, was a great update. Connie Green organized and succeeded in staffing our first Salvation Army bell […]

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President’s Letter – November 16, 2017

President’s Letter – November 16, 2017

Dear Fellow Rotarians: Our November 10 meeting had us back, briefly, at the Doubletree.  They did a good job of accommodating us.  This week, we are back at Viva! in La Arcada on State Street.  I’m going to repeat that during this column.  After call-to-order and recognition of our Sargent-at-Arms, […]

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President’s Letter – October 31, 2017

President’s Letter – October 31, 2017

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Our October 27 meeting was jammed-up and jelly tight.  That’s a Southernism.   After call-to-order, some confusion over the Sargeant-at-Arms with the final outcome being Paul Musgrove, invocation by Gretchen Falvo, and the Pledge of Allegiance, we proceeded with a full agenda at Viva! In La Arcada Square.  […]

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President’s Letter – September 28, 2017

President’s Letter – September 28, 2017

Fellow Rotarians, Our September 22 meeting was fun, at least for me. We had a slightly ranchy (no, not raunchy) feel to things as I used a lot of photos from my trip to Kansas. Not ev Guestseryday you stand at the feet of your great-great grandparents resting site. Visitors […]

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President’s Letter – August 29, 2017

President’s Letter – August 29, 2017

Fellow Rotarians, It’s good to be back at the helm. Thanks to James Stretchberry and all Board members, actually everyone in the club, for keeping things up during my absence. Thanks to Don Jack for both the thought-provoking Invocation and the song, Home on the Range. Good thing everyone knows […]

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President’s Letter – August 23, 2017

President’s Letter – August 23, 2017

Dear Esteemed Rotarians, We had another informative meeting last Friday with Glenn Pomeroy, CEO of the California Earthquake Authority. He gave a presentation that certainly brought to mind a greater awareness of the California earthquake issues. He explained in depth the optional insurance coverage with an emphasis on the variable […]

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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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