President’s Letter

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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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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