Serving Santa Barbara And The World Since 1918.


Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Meeting

First and third Friday of each month.
View our Calendar to see upcoming meeting dates.
Time: 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Prof. Julie Ann Brown
Oct 29, 2021 12:00 PM
The Ghosts of Santa Barbara
Steve McMenamy, Beefeater (Ret.)
Nov 05, 2021 12:00 PM
The Life and Times of a Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London
John Lucchetti, Co-Founder Santa Barbara Records
Nov 19, 2021 12:00 PM
Behind the scenes of Santa Barbara Records


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!

HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm (a personal favorite) returns with new episodes on Oct. 24. Remember the one when Larry and Cheryl interviewed for entry into an exclusive country club? Desperate for acceptance, he says he’s a member of the Rotary club—plus a Moose and an Elk. Enjoy.

When Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988, there were 350,000 cases of polio in 125 countries every year. We’ve made great progress against the disease since then. Today, polio cases have been reduced by 99.9 percent, and just two countries continue to report cases of wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. And we remain committed to the end. Let’s keep thinking how we can do our part to reach the Rotary goal of closing that .1 percent and putting polio in the past for good.
Fellow Rotarians,
It was nearly 18 months ago when our club’s Program’s Committee tapped the Cabrillo Pavilion as a location for a site visit. Alas, global events got in the way.
It’s finally happening. The Pavilion opens its doors to us this Friday, Oct. 15, for a presentation by Jill Zachary, director, Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation. There we will enjoy a VIP behind-the-scenes tour and learn about the history of this treasured Santa Barbara landmark, including a first-hand look into the restoration process. The meeting will be held downstairs on the east (Bird Refuge) side of the building). Enter from the parking lot on that side—a paid lot so remember to pay for parking. Click here to register.
Onward, future site visits in the works include the SB Museum of Natural History and The Crafter’s Library. Watch your email and visit our website for updates and see you at Rotary.
In service,
Matthew Nehmer
President (2021-2022), Rotary Club of Santa Barbara