President’s Letter

President’s Letter – December 22, 2015

President’s Letter – December 22, 2015

Fellow Rotarians, I am repeating my message of last week for those who did not read it.  Please consider:  since it is the time of sharing your bounty with family, friends and others I’d like to suggest if someone does not need a gift that you think of making a […]

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President’s Letter – December 15, 2015

President’s Letter – December 15, 2015

Fellow Rotarians, A fast paced meeting so full of some sadness at the passing of our friends, Dick Smith and Paul Vit and then many happy things.  Our Bell Ringers for the Salvation Army have one more Saturday.  Some of us will be out there alone.  Please contact Michael Gardner […]

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President’s Letter – December 8, 2015

President’s Letter – December 8, 2015

Fellow Rotarians, We will meet this Friday on December 11, 2015 at the Doubletree.  Our Speaker will be Tom Knecht of Westmont College talking about Presidential Politics.  A timely subject don’t miss it. On Saturday December 5th eleven members, and family members met at K-Mart to do our annual Foster […]

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President’s Letter – December 1, 2015

President’s Letter – December 1, 2015

ellow Rotarians, Writing today is with a sad note that our Club has lost two very special people.  Past President Dick Smith made his passing on November 30, 2015 and Paul Vit made his passing on November 25, 2015.  Our community and especially our Club will miss these two wonderful […]

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President’s Letter – November 24, 2015

President’s Letter – November 24, 2015

Fellow Rotarians, “I” am Thankful for Each of You.  You make the difference in our club and our world. You’ve Made A Difference By Joanna Fuchs As Thanksgiving Day approaches, Our blessings we recall; The things we are most thankful for, We recollect them all. You are really special, In […]

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President’s Letter – November 18, 2015

President’s Letter – November 18, 2015

A great new program for our club.  Remember to donate if you haven’t by sending an email to Teresa at SBRotaryClub@cox.net and designate you gift “to the Foster Teens Scholarship Program.”  Always remember that you can give a gift to any of our programs at any time and remember to […]

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President’s Letter – November 11, 2015

President’s Letter – November 11, 2015

What a wonderful celebration at the Rotary club meeting on November, 6, 2015.  We were a treated to stories from our veterans who were present.  Many stories were funny, such as, obtaining needed supplies should be left up to your clerk, not by going through order forms and the “way […]

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President’s Letter – October 28, 2015

President’s Letter – October 28, 2015

The Santa Barbara History for today is Gaspar de Portolá. Gaspar de Portolá was a soldier and explorer, governor of Las Californias and first Governor of Alta California.  He was born in Os de Balaguer, Spain on January 1, 1716 and died in Spain 1786. He volunteered to lead a […]

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President’s Letter – October 7, 2015

President’s Letter – October 7, 2015

Fellow Rotarians, The Santa Barbara History for today is Valerio.  Valerio Joseph was a Chumash Indian born at the Mission on August 6, 1792.  He did not like mission life and ran away and lived in a cave in the foothills.  A legend states that spirit helpers gave him supernatural […]

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President’s Letter – September 28, 2015

President’s Letter – September 28, 2015

The Santa Barbara History for today is Quarnatina. An anglicized word from the Spanish “caurentena.  Caurentena can mean forty days, months or years.  In Santa Barbara it is probably meaning forty days.  Forty days was the usual isolation time for illnesses and plagues.  In the 1790’s there were two incidences […]

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