Published: April 2, 2021
Club Meetings
Apr 06, 2021 12:00 PM
Vines & Vision: the Winemakers of SB County
Vines & Vision: the Winemakers of SB County

This stunning coffee table book profiles 95 of Santa Barbara's best winemakers with stunning photos and prose. Well-known winemaker Richard Sanford, who wrote the book's Foreword, states "Matt and Macduff have captured the beauty and grace of Santa Barbara County with dignity and respect for its people."

Matt Kettmann is the senior editor of the Santa Barbara Independent, where he’s worked since 1999, and is a contributing editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, where he reviews about 200 wines a month.

Macduff Everton gives a sense of place, whether portraits of individuals or of a landscape. For three decades he was a contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler. Everton exhibits his photos nationally and internationally. 

Apr 20, 2021 12:00 PM
Overview of the new Chamber and its active role in promoting local businesses & the regional economy
May 04, 2021 12:00 PM
Annual event co-hosted by the Rotary Club of Montecito and Santa Barbara City College
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We meet the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 12:00 PM.
Zoom meetings open at 11:45 for those who'd like to socialize before the program begins.
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Zoom video conference
Apr 06, 2021 12:00 PM
Club Meeting
Zoom video conference
Apr 20, 2021 12:00 PM
Club Board Meeting
Zoom Video Conference
Apr 27, 2021
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Club Meeting
Zoom video conference
May 04, 2021 12:00 PM
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Camp Whittier Workday
Saturday, April 10th all the Group 8 Rotary clubs, from Carpinteria to Goleta, are invited to participate in a joint day of service. We'll be working at Camp Whittier, a year-round camp and retreat center nestled among the hills of the Los Padres National Forest just north of Santa Barbara.
Working side by side with Rotarians from all the local clubs you'll get an even better sense of the scope of Rotary's impact in our community.
Participants will volunteer for specific 4-hour shifts.  Work includes painting, weed pulling, light assembly, etc. To reserve your spot please contact AG Kim Fly at Deadline to RSVP is April 2nd.
Sign up now to ensure our Montecito Club is well represented!
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 19th.  That's the date for our first ever vitual fundraiser in support of SBCC scholarships. 
The fundraising committe is planning an exciting evening, the details of which will be announced in a future newsletter.
Birthdays &
RI Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Kurt Koenig
April 23
Join Date
Del Hegland
April 2, 2013
8 years
Arthur Rachwald
April 7, 2015
6 years
Lora Fisher
April 15, 2009
12 years
Anita Blakemore
April 20, 2018
3 years
Todd Aldrich
April 20, 2018
3 years
Jesse Brisendine
April 25, 2017
4 years
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President's Message
Dear friends,
This month we celebrate Earth Day, as we do every year on April 22, to mark the anniversary of the modern environmental movement which began in 1970.  And this year Rotary celebrates Earth Day with a new sense of purpose, as the environment has become the newest area of focus, and Rotary plans to begin accepting global grants for environmental projects starting in July.
Though the environment is now an official area of focus, clubs around the world have long worked on environmental issues based on local needs. Our club has already sponsored three beach cleanups this year, and we look forward to turning out for the Group 8 trailwork project at Cold Spring Trailhead on May 8th. Whether with the club or not, our small actions and commitments make a difference.
See you on Tuesday to learn more about Santa Barbara wine,

Socializing in the Sand
Our March service session at Ledbetter Beach allowed club members to enjoy a little face-to-face interaction while beautifying the Santa Barbara beachfront. We had 14 people participate and took lots of pictures (including this one of Allyson, Todd, Craig, and Eryn).
Eryn's Official Welcome
Newest member Eryn Shurgart had a chance to put Zoom faces to actual bodies at our beach clean-up event.  President Kati took advantage of the event to formally present Eryn's Rotary pin and new member packet. Eryn's husband, Dr. Craig Shugart, was there to witness the special occasion.
As part of March's Women's History and Appreciation Month the Rotary Club of Young Professionals, a Satellite club of the Westlake Village Sunrise, hosted a virtual event with Dr. Sylvia Whitlock, the 1st Woman Club President in Rotary history. 
Dr. Whitlock is a educator, an engaging speaker, and member of the Rotary Club of Duarte, CA.  Click here to view the recording of her inspiring presentation.
To learn more about the historical signficance of the Rotary Club of Durate, the first club to admit women as full members, click here to read Duarte: The Mouse that Roared as chronicled by the Rotary Global History Fellowship.
Rotary International

The Otto and Fran Walter Foundation has pledged $15.5 million to The Rotary Foundation to start a Rotary Peace Center in the Middle East or North Africa.


Rotary and the U.S. Government support Italy’s fight against COVID-19 US$5

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