Published: March 13, 2021
Club Meetings
Mar 16, 2021 12:00 PM
Santa Barbara Search & Rescue
Santa Barbara Search & Rescue

I became a team member of SB County Search and Rescue in 2015. I joined with the goal of becoming a dog handler for the team and honed my skills as a rescue member for 4 years attending trainings and responding to call outs. I have participated in numerous evidence and missing person searches, was involved in the evacuations with the Thomas Fire in 2017, and supported the K9 teams in the subsequent searches that happened in the 2018 debris flow in Montecito.


I currently operate a professional dog training business, Four On The Floor Dog Training in Santa Barbara. 

Mar 30, 2021
No meeting for the 5th Tuesday in March
Apr 06, 2021 12:00 PM
Vines & Vision: the Winemakers of SB County
Apr 20, 2021 12:00 PM
South Coast Economic Outlook
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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
Mar 16, 2021 12:00 PM
Club Board Meeting
Zoom Video Conference
Mar 23, 2021
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Club Meeting
Zoom video conference
Apr 06, 2021 12:00 PM
Club Meeting
Zoom video conference
Apr 20, 2021 12:00 PM
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Seeking a little in-person interaction? Join your fellow Montecito club members on Monday, March 22nd for another Leadbetter Beach cleanup.   
We'll be working from 4-5 PM  and enjoying a socially distanced happy hour immediately after, so join us as your schedule permits.
Meet in the parking lot near the Shoreline Beach Cafe at 801 Shoreline Drive. If you plan to stay for the social gathering, please bring a chair (or blanket) and any beverages or snacks you may like.
Beach cleanups are a great way to introduce people to Rotary, so consider inviting a friend to join you in this very satisfying service activity.
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!
Birthdays &
RI Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jim Bechtel
March 1
Anita Blakemore
March 3
Andy Berwick
March 12
Arthur Rachwald
March 19
Jessica Tade
March 21
Join Date
Kati Buehler
March 6, 2010
11 years
Kerri Murray
March 22, 2016
5 years
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President's Message
Dear friends,
Hooray! We raised $210 in Happy Bucks at our March 2nd club meeting from members who had gotten their COVID-19 vaccines. It was our best Happy Bucks response so far and, happily, these bucks will benefit our service projects fund. Thanks, Larry, for your inspirational idea, and let's keep this challenge going as more of our members get vaccinated.
The COVID news continues to improve, and we're feeling optimistic. As we move into a lower tier of restrictions, our lives will feel more normal. But let's continue to care about our neighbors by showing caution and respect.
In-person meetings are ahead of us, but our Zoom meetings have been great. I always look forward to our 1st and 3rd Tuesdays together and am grateful for your participation.
See you on the 16th to learn about SB County Search & Rescue's canine partners from dog trainer Jill Hall.

Spark! is a lecture series sponsored by Rotary clubs of the South Coast. The series promotes insight and understanding by presenting experts in science, politics, social issues, and innovation. Eric Ryan, President of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise is the "spark" behind the Spark Lectures, which are excellent.
The next Spark! lecture is this Thursday, March 18th, at 6 PM. The speaker is Steve Zipperstein, former Chief Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles. Zipperstein also served as Counselor to Attorney General Janet Reno, and as Counselor to then-Assistant Attorney General Robert Mueller. 
Following his tenure as a federal prosecutor, Zipperstein served as the Chief Legal Officer of Verizon Wireless and of BlackBerry. Zipperstein reported directly to former Attorney General William Barr for more than a decade during their private sector careers.
Zipperstein currently teaches in the Global Studies and Public Policy departments at UCLA and is a Senior Fellow at UCLA’s Center for Middle East Development.  He has recently published his first book, Law and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Trials of Palestine, which will be the focus of his talk.
Rotary International

The $2 million grant goes toward Rotary club-led Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia program; an additional $4 million contributed by partners the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and World Vision USA.


Rotary-led Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia awarded US$6 million to reduce burden of malaria in heavily affected districtsLUSAKA, Zambia (March 9, 2021) — To help end a leading cause of illness and death in the southern


Flowers discusses the inadequate management of wastewater in rural communities, bridging partisan divides, the ways those two topics intersect — and how Rotarians can be part of the solution


The Supurunda Water Supply Project in Papua New Guinea has been a successful example of how Rotary is advancing peace and providing clean water and sanitation.

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