Serving Santa Barbara And The World Since 1918.


Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Meeting

First and third Friday of each month.
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Time: 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
Dec 03, 2021 12:00 PM
Highlights from the Permanent Collection


The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara was chartered by Rotary International on January 1, 1918 and has been serving those in need in Santa Barbara, our region, and the world since.

Our Club Members are dedicated to community service projects, both at home and abroad, including supporting foster youth in Santa Barbara County, working with Mayan families in Guatemala, and more.

Rotary Club of Santa Barbara members are a diverse group of local leaders in business, non-profits, education, government, and more.

Are you interested in making Santa Barbara, and the world a better place. Join our next meeting and talk with members about how to get involved!
Fellow Rotarians,
Hope everyone had a healthy and happy Thanksgiving.
Appreciate all who attended our final gathering at Brass Bear in 2021. Rotarian John Luccetti offered a behind the scenes look at the music business with a presentation on Santa Barbara Records, of which he’s a cofounder. 
Aruni Boteju delivered her first invocation as a club member and Game Time returned with a special television theme song edition of “Name that Tune.”
After a holiday hiatus, our Club returns to action (12/3) for a special site visit to the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. We will enjoy a lunch from the student center dining and a private docent-guided tour of the current exhibit featuring highlights from the museum's permanent collection. Click here to register.
We finish the year with two events: A site visit on Dec. 17 to The Crafter’s Library in La Arcada Plaza and a holiday lights tour on the Land Shark on Dec. 18. Hope to see you there!
In service,
Matthew Nehmer
President (2021-2022), Rotary Club of Santa Barbara

Check “see holiday lights” off your list this December we have you covered. The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara invites you and guests for a special evening of merriment and sightseeing on Saturday, December 18.

We booked Santa Barbara’s iconic Land Shark exclusive tour of the local sights and holiday lights. And yes, the Shark will go into the water. Only 35 seats available so book early.

Tickets are $30 and guests are invited.  We will have hot chocolate and schnapps to keep you warm but feel free to bring your beverage of choice or snack as the Landshark has no limitations on beverages or food to bring along.

Sign up today.

It is time for our annual fundraising drive to support foster youth! This year we are raising money to buy gift cards for teenagers (14-18 years old) in the foster care system in Santa Barbara County. There are already 40 kids on our list, and we'd love to give them each at least $50 in gift cards, so we need to raise $2,500 by December 8. We can do this!

Make your pledge to support foster youth. For every donation of $50, you are buying a gift card for a kid in need. We welcome donations of any amount, but every $50 increment gets you a ticket for our raffle on December 17th.
How to Donate
  • Pledge at the meeting on Friday, December 3 and have the cost added to your next club invoice.
  • Email Margo Byrne or Matt Nehmer by December 8 with your planned donation amount and have the cost added to your next club invoice.
  • Send a check to our Club's Foundation and then write to me so we can include you in the raffle.
  • Think of something you can donate as a raffle prize and let us know so we can add it to the list.
We are on our way to once again, supporting youth in need. Thank you!
Rotarians and Rotaractors proved their mettle and adaptability as they shifted to confront the COVID-19 pandemic. But through it all, they never stopped working toward the goal of ridding the planet of polio. As we celebrate World Polio Day on 24 October, here are some of the ways they did that in 2020. Read more.