Posted on Aug 07, 2018
In lieu of our regular Tuesday luncheon, Montecito Rotarians paid a visit to the Friendship Center of Montecito where we engaged with members, shared lunch together, and learned about their interests and life stories.  It was wa truly memorable experience for so many of our members, and we enjoyed the opportunity to share in their joy!
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RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards presentation 2018-07-17 07:00:00Z 0 RYLA,district 5240,rotary montecito
Santa Barbara Chief of Police Visits Montecito Rotary 2018-03-27 07:00:00Z 0

We cannot believe the Lobster Boil has come and gone, what a fun event! We had about 120 people attend and this was the first time we did this type of fundraiser. We raised over $8,000 after expenses were deducted and money is still coming in! To be able to do this event in honor of Larry Hammett and give money to the Mumosho Project is a true testament to why we enjoy being Rotarians. Thank you to David and his staff at The Harbor Restaurant for being so accommodating, and making our event come alive. Thank you Pick Up 6 for ending our event on a high note and to everyone who attended, donated and bid on items, we very much appreciate your support. We're counting down the days till we get to do it all over again!
Lobster Boil 2016 2016-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
John Brinker Celebrates 25 Years in Rotary 2015-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Help Out at the Montecito Beautification Day 2015-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
Mark Magid Celebrates 5 years in Rotary 2015-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
We had a great time with Ivo Peshev as he explained his company, The Flair Project, his passion for service and how to make a delicious cosmopolitan. 
The Flair Project 2015-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
Induction of Ruben Lopez into the Montecito Rotary Club 2015-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
The Art of Jewelry Making with Calla Gold 2015-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
Induction of John Lucchetti Into the Montecito Rotary Club 2015-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
Jerry Horan Celebrates 31 Years as a Rotarian 2015-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
Empower Congo Women, is a project our club has been supporting in the Congo. The positivity of these women is astounding and it's all the more reason for us to continue to support their lives. Click here to read the full story and to donate.
Empower Congo Women 2015-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Thank you to Conner, Mark, Bernadette and everyone else who helped to make our annual club BBQ a success. Everyone had an amazing time and there was even talk about trying to put this on more than once a year. Thank you all for your efforts.
Montecito Rotary BBQ 2015-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Come and join Rotary for an incredible conference in Bakersfield this October the 2-4 for a weekend of good company, food, music, special shopping discounts, meet new Rotarians and more. Click here for tons of great information on the event-
2015 Rotary 5240 District Conference is Right Around the Corner 2015-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
A child receiving an oral polio vaccine. (Photo: USAID/Wikimedia Commons)
Read the latest developments on the game plan to end Polio, after scientists discovered a man had been shedding the poliovirus for 28 years. Story here.
Planning the Polio Endgame 2015-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Africa’s last polio case occurred in Somalia on August 11 last year. Nigeria, one of the last three polio-endemic countries, reached one year without a reported case on July 24. The World Health Organization (WHO) may soon remove Nigeria from the list of polio endemic countries. When Africa goes three years without a case of polio, WHO will certify the region as polio-free. 
August is membership month for Rotary, a month dedicated to clubs celebrating the people who make Rotary a reality. It's a time to focus our attention on members and thank them for everything they do, and to bolster their motivation for the work. It’s important that Membership Month does not simply turn into lip-service, expressed only via a special banner on your ClubRunner site or bulletin, which is easy to do. There are many ways to thank your members in a concrete way which can every month memorable.
Five Ways to Show Appreciation for Your Members 2015-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Samantha Bennett Speaks About Unleashing Your Inner Creative Side 2015-08-14 00:00:00Z 0
Ian Cutler Comes to the Montecito Rotary Club 2015-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
We're on Facebook 2015-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
Golf Tournament in May! 2015-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Courthouse Legacy Foundation Presents: 1st Annual Miniature Golf Tournament! Maggie Garey 2014-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
Rosslyn Ray Earns Third Paul Harris Fellowship! Maggie Garey 2014-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Group 8 Social Maggie Garey 2014-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
Marc Fleischman Sworn in as Montecito Rotary President Maggie Garey 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Maggie Garey on May 14, 2014


Many Thanks to our Sponsors!!

This year set a number of records for raffle tickets sold (over $4,000), number of foursomes (18), temperature at the first tee (98 degrees F), number of sponsors (8+), number of tee sponsors (more than 18), and low score (58 by Kurt and his “buddies”).  Throw in a great silent and live auction (Mark’s second or third career) with mega buckets of wine and the Club is looking to net over $15,000 for support of our numerous activities in the community and beyond. 

Montecito Rotary Club "2014 Golf Classic" Maggie Garey 2014-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Maggie Garey on Apr 21, 2014


This year our Club funded four Vocational and Technical Career Scholarships (the funds for these come through our Golf Tournament... thank you Carolyn and Bill!), the Koobation Scholarship (a fully endowed scholarship established by our Club), the Community West Bank Scholarship (thank you Lynda), the Chris Carroll Memorial Scholarship (funded through proceeds from the endowment Chris contributed to our Club Foundation), and the previously mentioned two Scholarships for the Study of Chinese Languages (thank you James and Tatiana), the Josephine Thymian Memorial Scholarship (thank you Carol and Ali), along with the President’s Leadership Scholarship (support by John and Christie Glanville).  We as a Club should be proud of our efforts and support of these talented, capable, and deserving students; we are making a difference in their lives! 

Santa Barbara City College Annual Vocational Scholarship Award Program Maggie Garey 2014-04-22 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarian of the Month - Kati Buehler Maggie Garey 2014-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Montecito Rotary Welcomes New Member - Seth Gewirtz Maggie Garey 2014-04-17 00:00:00Z 0
Montecito Rotary Welcomes New Member - Connor Rehage Maggie Garey 2014-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Santa Barbara Airbus Makes the District 5240 Gala in Westlake a Breeze to Attend! Maggie Garey 2014-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Maggie Garey on Mar 24, 2014


From left: Sheriff’s Deputy Dave Maupin, Santa Barbara County Fire Capt. Robert Beeson, CHP Officer Jim Mann, Wildland Fire Specialist Jeff Saley, Santa Barbara City Fire Battalion Chief Jim McCoy, Police Detective Ben Ahrens and Carpinteria Firefighter and Paramedic Gabe Aubert (Not pictured: Senior Marine Inspector William DeCamp and Petty Officer Luke Shield)

Montecito Rotary Honors Public Safety Servants at Awards Luncheon Maggie Garey 2014-03-25 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarian of the Month - Carolyn Brown Maggie Garey 2014-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
New Member, Bill Dial Maggie Garey 2014-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Visit to Santa Barbara Courthouse for Friday Evening Rendezvous Maggie Garey 2014-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Maggie Garey on Dec 31, 2013


The RCM’s Board is pleased to select Marc Fleischman as our “Rotarian of the Month”. 

Marc’s youngest daughter, Malerie, led him to the RCM in 2009 when she won RCM’s annual Ethics Essay Contest.  Marc soon joined the RCM and now serves as club Secretary, VP, President-Elect as well as spearheading the Ethics Essay Contest.  

Rotarian of the Month - Marc Fleischman Maggie Garey 2014-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Maggie Garey on Dec 01, 2013


An avid genealogist and amateur chef, Ross is an active member of the RCoM. In her 17 years as a Rotarian, she has wholeheartedly contributed to all five Avenues of Rotary service - Club, Vocational, Community, International and Youth. She has served as a Board Member of the RCoM for 13 years, served as Club President in (2002/03) and, currently, Ross is an Assistant Governor working with the 8 local Rotary Clubs in the Carpinteria to Goleta area. Ross was recognized as Montecito “Rotarian of the Year” last year.   

Rotarian of the Month - Rosslyn Ray Maggie Garey 2013-12-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Maggie Garey on Sep 26, 2013



Mission Statement: "The Santa Barbara Rotaract is a social group of young men and women, dedicated to making a positive difference in our community."

Board Members: President, Sarah Demchuk; Vice President, Lindsay Terrel; Treasurer, Brian Berry; Secretary, Melissa Castle

Meetings and Location: We will have our meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 6:30-7:30PM in the back room of Casablanca Restaurant (located at 330 State Street).


**The first mixer will take place on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 beginning at 6:30PM at Casablanca Restaurant.**


**Santa Barbara Rotaract has a team that is raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Walk that occurs on Saturday, October 5, 2013 beginning at 9:00AM at the Earl Warren Show Grounds (located at 3400 Calle Real)…this is the first event for the new members and they hope to rally support from their neighboring Rotaries. **





Rotaract Club of Santa Barbara! Maggie Garey 2013-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
Butterfly Beach Cleanup Maggie Garey 2013-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Good Times Doing Good! Robert Mislang 2013-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Geo Query of the Week Maggie Garey 2013-09-03 00:00:00Z 0
Good Times Doing Good! Maggie Garey 2013-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Maggie Garey on Aug 09, 2013


On August 9 A large crew of Rotarians from Group 8 made the trip down to Dodger Stadium this last Saturday at the invitation of Wade and Roxanne Nomura of the Carpinteria Rotary Club and JACL.

Good Times Doing Good! Maggie Garey 2013-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Quote of the Week - Who Said It? Murray W. Ray 2013-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Murray W. Ray 2013-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Murray W. Ray on Feb 25, 2013
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Mark Your Calendars! Murray W. Ray 2013-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Maggie Garey


We had a great turn out of fellow Rotarians and assorted friends and family members for the annual Montecito Beautification Day held this last Saturday November 2 at the Upper Village.  Joining us were Chris DeVries, James Fenkner and sister Beth and niece, Ben Urek, Harlan Green, and John Glanville with Cub Scout James.  After a hearty breakfast and a chance to chat, we headed out to the far points of Montecito in search of the sometimes hard to find "trashamus garbagolio".  With some success we returned to the Upper Village for the Montecito Fire Department BBQ and music on the green.  Definitely a Good Time Doing Good!


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Posted by Maggie Garey


Phil has been a member of the Rotary Club of Montecito for 21 years, the past five of which he has served as Treasurer. A long time L.A. Dodgers fan, Phil has served on numerous local boards. He served on the Alumni Board and the Parents' Council at his Alma Mater, Westmont, and has been a Director of the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, the Children's Museum, as well as Villa Majella.
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