Speaker Date Topic
Rich Block, CEO of the Santa Barbara Zoo Jun 03, 2022 12:00 PM
A day at the Zoo!
A day at the Zoo!

Rich Block will lead us on a personally curated tour of the Santa Barbara Zoo!

Grant Recipients Jun 17, 2022 12:00 PM
Learn how our club foundation grants are making an impact in the community
In 1962, the Santa Barbara Rotary Charitable Foundation was established as a 501(c)3 organization to primarily support local projects in the Santa Barbara area.
  • Since 1987 the foundation has donated over 1.5 million dollars to over 120 organizations in support of programs designed to improve the quality of life for youth, seniors, and the disadvantaged. 
  • We have also contributed to the vibrancy of the Santa Barbara community by helping to fund organizations that provide art, music, theater, school programs, and scholarships. 
The Foundation is composed of all of the members of the Santa Barbara Rotary Club.  We are governed by a nine member Board of Directors serving four year terms.  A Grant Committee oversees grant applications and an Investment Committee oversees the investment fund.
Paul Jaconette Aug 05, 2022 12:00 PM
The Future of Healthcare in Santa Barbara County
The Future of Healthcare in Santa Barbara County

Paul has been a healthcare management executive for more than 25 years. His experience includes Medi-Cal (Medicaid) Managed Care Health Plan operations, multi-hospital and health systems, managed care, medical group operations, physician practice management, non-profit, community-based, and safety-net health organizations. Since 2016, Paul has been an adjunct professor at UCSB teaching introduction to healthcare, and an upper division seminar on health the care delivery system in the U.S. Paul earned a Master of Public Health degree in healthcare administration from Yale University School of Public Health in 1988.