Show your LOVE for the Rotary!
Rotary Cares Duffel Bag project – All members should buy one (1) bag.
First off, thank you Jennifer LeMert & Lindsey Leonard for making the wonderful connection with The Youth Fosters Program and providing the club an introduction to partner with Gustave Prado, Department Business Specialist for Adult and Children Services. In addition, a special thanks to all the Rotary members that showed up at Chicago Title to help pack 100 bags for the Youth Fosters Program. A special thanks to Jennifer LeMert, Steve Peterson, Dan Hellinger, Bob Fatch, Lindsey and Destiny, Stacy & Samara, Rosemary Rice, Steve Baker, Bruce McDonald, and Jim Armstrong (scroll down to see photos of Rotarians in Action). Thank you to all members if I happen to miss a name. Please reach out to your company, organization, or family, speak about our cause and how The Santa Barbara Rotary Club is making a difference for the youth of Santa Barbara and along the Central Coast.  Get loud, get active and donate today!
Hot, hot, hot – Upcoming speaker Friday 09/15/2023 at the Brass Bear, The Santa Barbara Rotary Club is pleased to welcome Lee Abbott, Executive Director, and Producer of the film "Disaster at Devil's Jaw".  Based on the largest peacetime naval disaster, this gripping documentary explores the fatal night of September 8, 1923, when seven speeding destroyers of the U.S. Navy crashed into the ragged California coastline, having ignored all signs of their impending doom. Reconstructing the human factors that led to this monumental shipwreck and the life-saving lessons that can be drawn from it. Don't miss out, register today!
RCSB meeting planned for 09/29/2023 at the Brass Bear. This will be our program for the last Friday in September. Marta joined Lancaster Sunrise Rotary in 2005 serving two terms as Club president, receiving co-President of the year for District 5260 during her first term. She has served five years as Assistant District Governor, was a multi-year District Trainor and Group Study Exchange (GSE) member, staff member and Director.  In 2015 Marta moved to Ventura County and joined the Oxnard Rotary Club, in District 5240. Prior to being chosen as District Governor Designate in 2021, she served the District as the PRLS (Practical Rotary Leadership Seminars) Director for two years and as District Trainer for three years.  Marta is a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society Member, Major Donor and achieved PRLS and Master PRLS Graduate in 2006.
Marta is Co-Founder and CEO of Smart Coast California and has had a long and successful career in housing and community development in California and Nevada. She accepted this position in February 2023, following eight years as the Government Affairs Director for Ventura County Coastal Association of REALTORS®.  
IMPACT REPORTING - I will start mentioning impact reporting and spending time reviewing what it means. Rotary wants to start keeping track of all the effort, sweat and tears that go into every service project. Take a note on how much time was involved, members that helped and final accomplishments. All this information will then go into one database to show the value of volunteering and the impact being made. 
Thank you for your service, effort, and support with the Santa Barbara Rotary Club.
President 2023-2024
Garrett R. Gruendyke