ROTARY CLUB OF SANTA BARBARA

Serving Santa Barbara And The World Since 1918.

CLUB MEETINGS

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)

UPCOMING SPEAKERS
Bill Dutton and Don Jack Int'l Service Committee
Feb 04, 2022 12:00 PM
Guatemala!
Sara Dearman
Feb 18, 2022 12:00 PM
Santa Barbara Channel Oil Platform Decommissioning
Mike Stoker, Former Southwest Administrator US EPA
Mar 04, 2022 12:00 PM
Behind the Scenes at the EPA
UPCOMING EVENTS

ABOUT THE ROTARY CLUB OF SANTA BARBARA

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!
RECENT ROTARY NEWS
Fellow Rotarians,
 
The Rotary wheel continues to spin this week as we welcome special guest Dr. Inés Casillas, Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies and Director of the Chicano Studies Institute (CSI) at UCSB, to our round on Jan. 21. If you recall, Dr. Casillas was originally supposed to speak at our club last September and had to reschedule.
 
Dr. Casillas’ research focuses on immigrant engagement with U.S. Spanish-language and bilingual media, the representation of accented Spanish and English languages within popular culture, as well as the integration of Ethnic Studies within K-12 schools.
 
Nearly half the club turned out at our last meeting. Let’s see if we can match that number this week.
 
 
As announced last week, our plan is to hold the next two meetings (Jan. 21 and Feb. 4) via Zoom with a goal to be back in person on Feb. 18.
 
Until then, thank you for all that you do for the community.
 
In service,
 
Matt
 
Matthew Nehmer
President (2021-2022), Rotary Club of Santa Barbara
Last week we announced a new initiative called Get Involved! Our goal is to double the number of members serving on committees and project task forces. Participation is easy, simply raise your hand to show interest and/or register for an upcoming planning meeting.  
Current options:
  • Join the Task Force on Finding a New Venue for our Club Meetings: Monday, Jan. 24 @ 4:30p Register here.
  • Join the Programs Committee: Tuesday, Jan. 25 @ 4:30 p.m. Register here.
  • Join the Task Force to plan our next Public Event/Fundraiser: Monday, Jan. 31 @ 4:30p. Register here.
  • Have Fun with the Fun Committee; next meeting set for early February. Contact Mike Bieza @ Biezamike@gmail.com
Other ideas for member participation? Bring them forward. We look forward to your contributions.
Rotary International President-elect Jennifer Jones, revealed the 2022-23 presidential theme, “Imagine Rotary,” as she urged people to dream big and harness their connections and the power of Rotary to turn those dreams into reality.
 
Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, will make history on 1 July by becoming Rotary’s first female president.
Fellow Rotarians,
 
We’re calling audibles again. In the face of surging covid numbers, we returned to Zoom last week for the first time since June. Our own Jim Armstrong presented on the Club Foundation, including sharing new ideas for more member involvement with the grants process.
 
We hoped to get a dozen members out for the meeting. We nearly doubled that number. Thanks to all for attending and joining the conversation.
 
The plan is to stay on Zoom for our next two meetings—Jan. 21 and Feb. 4—and then reassess. We hope you can join.
 
In the meantime, I’m proud to announce a new initiative called Get Involved! Our goal is to double the number of members serving on committees and project task forces. Participation is easy, simply raise your hand to show interest and/or register for an upcoming planning meeting.  
 
Some options to Get Involved: 
Other ideas for member participation? Bring them forward. We look forward to your contributions.
Until then, I think you for all that you do for the community. Stay safe out there.
 
In service,
 
Matt
 
Matthew Nehmer
President (2021-2022), Rotary Club of Santa Barbara