Published: August 14, 2020
Club Meetings
Aug 18, 2020 12:00 PM
Innovation SB Tech Co
Innovation SB Tech Co

Max Drucker, a serial entrepreneur, is CEO and President of Carpe Data, which evaluates and scores prospective customers for life insurance companies.

In November 2010, Insurance & Technology Magazine named Max as one of its Top 10 “Innovators of the Decade” for his usage of social media as an analytical tool.

Sep 01, 2020 12:00 PM
Business Trajectory of Downtown Santa Barbara
Sep 15, 2020 12:00 PM
Organic, plant-based nutrition
Sep 29, 2020
"Writing a Play at Lunch...and other ways to stay creative and engaged during a pandemic"
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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
Aug 18, 2020 12:00 PM
 
Club Board Meeting
Zoom Video Conference
Aug 25, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
 
Kim's Backyard Social (Virtual)
Kim's house (and yours!)
Aug 27, 2020
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Club Meeting
Zoom video conference
Sep 01, 2020 12:00 PM
 
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Service Projects
 
 
Join fellow Rotarians from all area clubs for a day of service on Wednesday, August 19th. 
 
Together we'll help prepare the Carpinteria Boys & Girls Club for the long awaited return of children to the facility.
 
 
We have two volunteer service opportunities on Tuesday, September 8th
 
We'll be working at the Salvation Army packing food for delivery to local families in need.  Some tasks require heavy lifting, but there are less strenuous jobs that can be performed sitting down.
 
Each session is 3 hours long.  Click on your preferred option for details and to sign up.
To learn more about services provided by the Salvation Army, visit their website.
 
This year, Walk to End Alzheimer’s is everywhere — on every sidewalk, track and trail — with small teams instead of a large in-person gathering. 
 
The Santa Barbara Rotaract Club is organizing a team and inviting all local Rotarians to join.  We'll provide additional detail as the event date approaches, but register now to reserve your spot and show support for our SB Rotaractors.
 
There are ongoing opportunities to volunteer at our local food bank, with shifts available for driving/delivery, sorting and packing in both the south and north county. Visit the Volunteer Hub to sign up.
Birthdays &
RI Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Tony Morris
August 5
 
Jennifer Goddard-Combs
August 6
 
Join Date
Tom Fisher
August 8, 1997
23 years
 
James Fenkner
August 24, 2010
10 years
 
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President's Message
Dear Friends,
 
I imagine that each of us has a favorite non-profit organization in our community. Wouldn’t it be interesting if we got together and shared with each other what they were? No doubt the list would include organizations focusing on services for low-income families and seniors, housing, health care needs, early childhood education, the arts and culture, and protecting the environment. And you’d likely mention other important needs being addressed by our community non-profits.
 
Our Club Foundation’s 2020 Community Grants program, under the leadership of Board Chair John Lucchetti and Board member Susan Hersberger, is one way Rotary is making a difference in Santa Barbara. And thanks to a press release by Jennifer Goddard, word is getting out. (See recent NoozHawk article.)
 
The grants program is taking applications now! A member of our Club must sponsor each request and be engaged in some capacity with the organization as a volunteer, donor, committee member or board member. Here’s your chance; your favorite organization can be considered for a $1,000-$1,500 grant. Just visit our website to take the next step.  The deadline for applications is September 15.
 
Finally, a big shoutout to Anita Blakemore and Liz Westwick for Tuesday’s fun and successful beach clean-up and social. We had plenty of litter-picking volunteers, though First Prize definitely goes to Gary Hopkins and his two daughters, Lola and Sole, for gathering the most trash, including one sad-looking, broken-down beach chair.
 
Gary and his daughters. 
For more clean-up photos click here.
 
Next Tuesday’s speaker is Max Drucker, a local entrepreneur and CEO and president of Carpe Data. See you there!
 
See you Tuesday,

 
President Kati will introduce new members via brief interviews.  First up is family member, Jason Blakemore (pictured with his wife Anita).
 
 
Welcome Jason Blakemore!
 
Please share with our Club members a little bit about your life: where you were born and grew up, how you and Anita met, and what both of you enjoy doing together.
 
I was born in Reno NV, and grew up there and in various locations around Northern California, before moving to Santa Barbara when I was in seventh grade.  I met Anita in 1993 through my good friend Sonny, her brother.  We were married in 2002.  We love going to concerts, hiking, bicycling, being at the beach, and playing with our two new kittens!
 
Tell us about your work - what you do, how long you've been doing it, and what you find interesting and satisfying about it.
 
I'm currently a general and electrical contractor, and woodworker. I started in the trades as an electrician when I was still in high school, then started my own electrical contracting business in 2002.  I became a general contractor in 2010 after getting into remodeling projects.  What I like most about what I do is building things - to see a project become reality from raw materials gives me great satisfaction.
 
Tell us something about yourself that you think we would find interesting and may not know about you.
 
I have been a music lover my entire life.  I've practiced the guitar for many years, and have recently started learning to play the drums.  
 
Want to know Jason better?  Invite him to join you at a social, a service project or for a cup of coffee. His contact information is easily accessible in the ClubRunner mobile app.
 
The "Surfers Unite" Rotarian Fellowship is sponsoring a Zoom event with acclaimed surfer and Montecito resident Shaun Thomson
 
Shaun is an amazing speaker, so all members are encouraged to attend. Details are in the image below.  Preregistration is required. 
Click here to sign up.
 
 
 
Rotary International

Chesley Reynolds Perry, a Spanish-American War veteran and former Chicago Public Library employee, served as Rotary’s first secretary and is known as “the builder of Rotary International.”

 

With help from a Rotary Foundation global grant, a group of women in rural Costa Rica are using ecotourism to enrich their families' futures.

 
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