Published: Start of Rotary Year 2020-21
Club Meetings
Jul 07, 2020 12:00 PM
President Kati kicks off Rotary year 2020/21
President Kati kicks off Rotary year 2020/21

Let's discuss plans & goals for the new Rotary year. Click here to join the meeting via Zoom.

Jul 21, 2020 12:00 PM
Learn why we have an Amazon Alexa site in downtown Santa Barbara
Aug 04, 2020 12:00 PM
Be among the first to welcome our District 5240 Governor for 2020-21
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Upcoming Events
Club Board Meeting
Zoom Video Conference
Aug 04, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Kim's Backyard Social
Kim's house
Aug 27, 2020
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Service Project

Thanks to Anita for arranging our next club service project.  We'll spend about 1 hour bagging dog & cat food for C.A.R.E.4 PAWS.

There are two opportunities for service, but space is limited so you need to register in advance. To register, click on your preferred date below:

If you'd like to bring an item to donate in addition to/in lieu of volunteering your time, please see their Amazon wishlist.

To learn more about all the incredible services they provide for the furry friends in our community visit the C.A.R.E.4 PAWS website.

Birthdays &
RI Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Kerri Murray
July 6
David Solomon
July 14
Karen Hickman
July 15
Matt Kowallis
July 22
Larry Minasian
July 24
Join Date
Cathy Cash
July 1, 2014
6 years
David Solomon
July 1, 2014
6 years
Jerry Horan
July 1, 1984
36 years
Jim Bechtel
July 1, 1994
26 years
Paul Kremser
July 1, 2002
18 years
Bernadette Bagley
July 29, 2014
6 years
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President's Message
Dear Friends,

As we start this new year together, I want to share my thoughts and hopes for our Club. What’s most important to me is the quality of our life together – deepening our friendships, enjoying our meetings, learning from vibrant speakers, strengthening our sense of purpose through service projects, and welcoming new members.  I know these things matter to you, too. All of us are a part of this effort to grow our Rotary Club of Montecito. 

John Lucchetti did such a wonderful job this past year as our President, including successfully navigating the unexpected and challenging COVID-19 landscape by leading us into virtual meetings starting in late March. Though we all look forward to being together in person, we will continue to hold our Zoom meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, at least for the time being. Please know that I welcome your feedback on these meetings, either by phone or email. 

Rotary International’s theme this year – Rotary Opens Opportunities – connects so well with my hopes for the Club. Rotary has certainly opened opportunities for me personally since I joined the Club 10 years ago. I’ve made great friends, found meaningful ways to serve our community, learned about important Rotary projects around the world, and strengthened my own leadership skills. I know this will be true for you, too. It will be a wonderful year!

In service,


Club News
John's Step Down Celebration
Social distancing restrictions prevented us from celebrating in person, nevertheless the club managed to give John a fitting farewell including a video review of his year as club president.
Kati Announced as President, Rotary Club of Montecito
NoozHawk annouced Kati Buehler as President of the Rotary Club of Montecito for 2020-21.
Congratulations, Kati!  (Click here to read the full article.)
District 5240 Celebrates Rotary Year 2020-21
DG Savi Bhim celebrates the accomplishments of Rotary year 2019-20. View video on YouTube.
Leslie Talks Tiger Training
Montecito resident Leslie Zemeckis held the club spellbound with her story of Mabel Stark, the first female tiger trainer and the subject of Leslie's latest documentary film. (See trailer here).
Around the Rotary World

Rotary’s first-ever virtual convention attracted more than 60,000 registrants and 175,000 viewers during its weeklong program.


Rotary members join 3D print enthusiasts to make personal protective equipment in short supply due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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