Meeting in Review – October 21, 2016

Meeting in Review – October 21, 2016

Rotary Club of Santa Barbara 10-21-16
Welcome to the most historical Rotary Club in Santa Barbara
Sergeant at Arms:   Paul Musgrove
Pledge:  Bill Dutton
SONG:  Blowin in the Wind    Leader:  Jennifer LeMert
Invocation:     Jo Ann Mermis
Visiting Rotarians (Sergeant At Arms):
Kirk Greene
Hip Wittrock, Cincinnati, OH (Club VII)
Steven Rosso, guest of Robert Dibley, financial advisor, potential member
Douglas Bowman, guest of John Mullen, business partner
FINES:  NAME – What they are fined for:
Jo Ann Mermis a long side for  announcement of upcoming event highlighted later in the HUB
1.  Foster Kids Christmas Shopping:  December 3, 2016 9 AM K-Mart.  Mark your calendar!
2.  David Starr announced that next week he will be starting Salvation Army Bell Ringing sign-ups.  Please be willing to come ring the bell for at least one hour on Saturdays beginning November 26 through December 17.  It is preferred to have two people per shift.  Look at your calendar!
3. Bill Dutton announced that the International Committee is gearing up for the February trip to Guatemala.  Contact Bill Dutton for more information.
4. Jo Ann Mermis: Freedom to Choose is hosting and event.  Please see below form all the information to donate and/or come to the event.
5. Social Hour Friday, October 21 5:30 PM Finch & Fork at the Canary Hotel 31 West Carrillo Street, SB 879-9100 Reservation: Rotary Club/Gretchen Chapala Terrace Room
ROTARIANS:  GETTING TO KNOW YOU.  KIRK 49% GREENE gave us insight into his life.  He was born in Pasadena and came to Santa Barbara where he attended almost every Goleta school, Goleta Valley Jr. High, Dos Pueblos High and SB City College.  He moved to Seattle, attended Seattle U.  He has 4 grown sons and 8 beautiful grandchildren.  He is President of Greene Wealth Management LLC.  Kirk spends 51% of his time in Seattle and 49% in Santa Barbara where he enjoys his pool and the warm CA sun.
SPEAKER: Kristyne Hastie, AmeriCorps Program gave information about the new program being launched in Santa Barbara.
How It Works: members will serve at Partner Agencies that outreach to people experiencing homelessness and provide emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing, and supportive services. They will serve individuals and families experiencing homelessness and veterans in need of services.


What Is AmeriCorps Anyway?
•AmeriCorps is a national service program, a domestic peace corps, that engages more than 80,000 volunteers each year in intensive service to meet an identified critical need in a local community.
•AmeriCorps members’ activities address critical needs in the community.
•In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance and other benefits while serving. . Upon successful completion of their service, members receive an education award that can be used towards existing college loans or to pay continuing education costs.
•AmeriCorps grants are awarded annually to organizations to operate an AmeriCorps program through a competitive application process. AmeriCorps grantees have the responsibility to recruit, select, train and manage their own AmeriCorps members, and design and operate their program.

REMINDER:  Social Hour tonight is at The Finch and Fork at the Canary Hotel.  Corner of Carrillo and Chapala
Thank you to our fellow Rotarians from other clubs and guests for spending time with us here at the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara.  We hope you return again.

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