Speaker Date Topic
Karri Burns, CEO SB County Humane Society Feb 17, 2023 12:00 PM
Domestic Pet Situation in SB County
Domestic Pet Situation in SB County

Karri Burns has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Santa Barbara Humane Society since 2018. She has a Bachelors Degree from Ball State University in Criminal Justive and Counseling Psychology.  Prior to arriving in Santa Barbara she has worked for a variety of non-profit organizations protecting animals.  She will be spaking on the current domestic pet environment in Santa Barbara County.

Brass Bear Uptown
3302 McCaw Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Marshall Howen, President and Founder Sunrise 805 Mar 03, 2023 12:00 PM
Unraveling Options for Electric Power
Unraveling Options for Electric Power

Santa Barbara Rotary Club is pleased to welcome one of our own, Marshall Howen, the President and Founder of Sunrise 805, a large solar panel and storage company based in Santa Barbara.  The company was founded in 2011 and is a leading firm doing solar work in the Santa Barbara area.  

Marshall has been involved in the solar power industry for over 20 years and brings a wealth of knowlege to this area.  He will be speaking on Unraveling the Options for Electric Power in California.

Ex-Presidents of the Santa Barbara Rotary Club Mar 17, 2023 12:00 PM
Exciting Moments from Santa Barbara Rotary

Our club has a wealth of experience and knowlege from our many Ex-Presidents.  Our current President, Michael Baker will host a roundtable of Ex-Presidents to discuss their years of service and experience as President.

Chuck Flacks, Goleta Homeless Coordinator Mar 31, 2023 12:00 PM
Addressing Homelessness on the South Coast

The Santa Barbara Rotary Club is pleased to have Chuck Flacks speak to the club about one of the most difficult issues facing our community and nation.  

Chuck has a long career working with the homeless both in Los Angeles and in Santa Barbara County.  He recently was appointed as the Goleta Homeless Services Coordinator.

He is a graduate of San Diego State University and has a Masters Degree from the Harvard Kennedy School in Public Policy.


Steven Zipperstein, Attorn and Middle East Expert Apr 07, 2023 12:00 PM
The Middle East Conflict -- It's History and Legal Issues
The Middle East Conflict -- It's History and Legal Issues

The Santa Barbara Rotary Club is pleased to welcome Steven Zipperstein to speak to our club about the Middle East conflict from an historical and legal perspective.

Mr. Zipperstein is a practicing attorney as well as a lecturer at both UCSB and UCLA on the Middle East. He is a graduate of UCLA and has a degree from UC Davis.

He also served as a prosecutor in the United States Attorney's office in Los Angeles, and then Chief Legal Officer for Verizon Wireless from 2003 to 2011, and subsequently Chief Legal Officer for Blackberry Ltd.


Scott Phillips, District Governor May 19, 2023 12:00 PM
District Governor's Visit to Santa Barbara.
District Governor's Visit to Santa Barbara.

Let's all welcome Santa Barbara native District Governor Scott Phillips to the Santa Barbara Club. Scott grew up and lives in Santa Barbara and is a member of the Goleta Club.

Here is his biography:

Scott joined the Rotary Club of Goleta Noontime in 2013 and served as President in 2016-17. During his year as club President, the club was #1 in the District for per capita giving to The Rotary Foundation annual fund. Scott has served Rotary District 5240 as Communications Director in 2015-16, Assistant Governor in 2017-18, Chief Operating Officer in 2018-19, District Administrator in 2019-20, President of the Rotary District 5240 Charitable Foundation and PRLS Director in 2019-21, and is serving as Rotary District 5240 Governor in 2022-23. He is the District's youngest governor. In addition, Scott has served as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 26 in 2019-21.
Scott is a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society Member, Major Donor, member of the Bequest Society, PolioPlus Society and a District 5240 Triple Crown Donor Charter member. In addition, Scott is a PRLS and Master PRLS Graduate.
Scott is the CEO of Synergy Computing, Inc., an IT Managed Service Provider in Santa Barbara, CA and is the author of the book “Hassle-Free Computer Support: A Small Business Owner’s Guide For Finding a Competent, Honest, Considerate, On-Time, Fairly Priced and Dependable Computer Consultant”. Scott is a Certified HIPAA Security Professional and member of FBI InfraGard.