Published: October 31, 2020
Club Meetings
Nov 03, 2020 12:00 PM
Organic, plant-based nutrition to improve human health and the practice of healthcare
Organic, plant-based nutrition to improve human health and the practice of healthcare

Brett began his career in 1988 in brand management in the healthcare division of Procter & Gamble after graduating from Dartmouth College. In 1992 he co-founded Imagitas with his wife Ginger Salazar and was Chairman and CEO from its founding to successful sale to Pitney Bowes in 2005. After the sale, Brett spent a decade in philanthropy, board service, and investing.

Brett’s son had severe health issues in high school, and proper nutrition was critical in his healing. Brett learned about the power of food to heal and invested in Kate Farms in 2014, became Chairman and later CEO. Brett has built a strong culture and team, focusing on bringing a higher standard of nutrition into health care so that people can live their best life.

Nov 17, 2020
Club Foundation Celebration of the 2020 Grant Recipients
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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
Nov 03, 2020 12:00 PM
Club Meeting
Zoom video conference
Nov 17, 2020 12:00 PM
Club Meeting
Zoom video conference
Dec 01, 2020 12:00 PM
Club Board Meeting
Zoom Video Conference
Dec 08, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Club Meeting
Zoom video conference
Dec 15, 2020 12:00 PM
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Service & Social
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 has organized a team and is inviting all local Rotarians to join.
Let's show our support for the SB Rotaractors!  Click here to join the team or donate to the cause.
ShelterBox Honors Rotary with Global Humanitarian
Service Award
Please join online, from the comfort of your own home, to celebrate
20 Years of ShelterBox.
Thursday, November 12th
5:00 - 6:00 pm PT
Whether disaster, conflict, or a global pandemic, shelter is one of the most tangible differences we can make in someone’s life.
The virtual benefit will last 60 minutes. The event is free;
however, you must register in advance.

Anita is coordinating a food drive with the Franklin Community Center for our November service project.  Details will be sent via email once plans are finalized.
Let's help ensure every family has a wonderful Thanksgiving!
The Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade is looking for volunteers to assist in multiple activities designed to help our community through the COVID-19 crisis. 
Visit their volunteer hub for more information on how you can help.
There are ongoing opportunities to volunteer at our local food bank, with shifts available for driving/delivery, sorting and packing.
Birthdays &
RI Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Elizabeth Westwick
October 1
Join Date
Jeff Kerns
October 1, 1997
23 years
Lynda Nahra
October 1, 1997
23 years
Kimberly Stone
October 5, 2005
15 years
Jessica Tade
October 31, 2017
3 years
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President's Message
Dear friends,
We celebrated Rotary's annual World Polio Day last Saturday, October 24th, and the successful completion of the Club's Step Up to Take Down Polio fundraiser.  Warm thanks to our 27 members and their family and friends who made it possible to exceed our goal and raise $5,585 to end Polio, and to reach 71 percent member participation rate.  Our Club was also recognized at the World Polio Day Celebration as the #1 Club in total money raised among the Group 8 Santa Barbara area Clubs. 
Tune in and sign up for our Virtual District Conference Nov 6-8 to enjoy excellent keynote speakers, engaging breakout sessions, and celebrations with your fellow Rotarians and friends.  So much to choose from but I’m especially looking forward to these two programs: the Party for Polio on Friday, Nov 6 at 6pm featuring Jim Messina and other live music performances and an amazing video of a National Immunization Day; and the LIVE keynote talk on Saturday morning, Nov 7, by 2022-2023 Rotary International President Jennifer Jones. 
The registration cost is $25. Register for the Conference today at
And remember, The Conference May Be Virtual, But The Experience is Real!

See you Tuesday,

Click on the link below for a conference agenda and the link to registration. 
Keynote Speaker
2022-2023 Rotary International President Jennifer Jones will be providing a
LIVE keynote address at our
District 5240 Conference!
Jennifer will speak at our Saturday morning General Session on November 7, 2020 and will discuss her Rotary journey, and her vision and plans for Rotary in the future. 
Jennifer is the first female RI President in our 115 year history. Click here to learn more about Jennifer by reading her bio.
Sam Tabbara has been attending meetings for months and was officially inducted into the Rotary Club of Montecito on October 6th. Read the interview below to learn more about Sam.
Welcome Sam Tabbara!
Please share some personal highlights – where you grew up, your education, your family, and what you enjoy doing together.
I was born in Missouri, graduated high school in the St. Louis area, went to the University of Missouri and graduated with a BS in Business. 
I met my amazing wife, Susie, in Pasadena in 2011 and married her 4 months later.  I have three kids: Ian, 24; Hana, 18; and Ellie, 7 (with my wife Susie).  We love travelling abroad, and doing outdoor activities. We go to Tahoe every summer.
Please 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've been in Banking since 1999, and have been a Branch manager for the better part of that. I love working with people and developing relationships in the community.  The most satisfying part of what I do is developing employees and getting them promoted.
  • Started banking career in Washington D.C., then moved to LA in 2008
  • Been on a few boards – YMCA, Chambers, Foundations, etc.
  • 8 years at US Bank, also been at TD Bank, Capital One, Citi and Wells Fargo.
  • Been in Management as well as Small Business Lending
Please share a couple of other things about yourself that you think we would find interesting and may not know about you.
I love being in the water - scuba diving, snorkeling, and boating.  I'm a huge Kansas City Chiefs and Lakers fan.  I speak the Lebanese dialect of Arabic and some French.  I am looking to get into freshwater fishing and would love someone to teach me!
Thanks to Sam for sharing an overview of his career and family life.  If there are any fresh water fisherpeople in the club, be sure to reach out to Sam to share your expertise.
$52.40 Annual Fund Challenge!
District 5240 is challenging all Rotary Clubs in the district to raise $52.40 per member to support the Rotary International Annual Fund. 
Your gift to the Annual Fund helps Rotary take action today to create positive change in communities at home and around the world. Contributions are transformed into grants that help strengthen peace efforts, provide clean water and sanitation, support education, grow local economies, save mothers and children, and fight disease.
All monies donated to the RI Annual Fund earn you Paul Harris points, and the Club is offering matching points for every dollar donated up to $500.  So if you give $100 to the Annual Fund, you'll receive 100 Paul Harris points from RI and an additional 100 points from the Club.
Please step up to the challenge and donate today at:
Note:  You must sign in to the Rotary International website to ensure proper credit for the donation.  Don't know how to sign in?  Contact Bernadette for assistance.
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