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Lobster Boil 2016

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
John Brinker Celebrates 25 Years in Rotary
John Brinker Celebrates 25 Years in Rotary 2015-11-16 00:00:00Z
Rotarians Help Out at the Montecito Beautification Day
Rotarians Help Out at the Montecito Beautification Day 2015-11-10 00:00:00Z
Mark Magid Celebrates 5 years in Rotary
Congratulations, Mark, on celebrating 5 years with Rotary. Such an incredible accomplishment. 
Mark Magid Celebrates 5 years in Rotary 2015-10-13 00:00:00Z
The Flair Project
 
 
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
Induction of Ruben Lopez into the Montecito Rotary Club
It was a very proud moment for us last Tuesday when we inducted Ruben Lopez into our club. We already know he will be a strong asset to our club.
Induction of Ruben Lopez into the Montecito Rotary Club 2015-09-28 00:00:00Z
The Art of Jewelry Making with Calla Gold
Thank you Calla Gold of Calla Gold Jewelry for coming and speaking to our club today about the history of jewelry making. Now I know why women wear their wedding rings on their left hands.
 
The Art of Jewelry Making with Calla Gold 2015-09-15 00:00:00Z
Induction of John Lucchetti Into the Montecito Rotary Club
It's always a special day when we get to induct a new Rotarian into our club. Introducing John Lucchetti, so happy to have you as part of our club.
Induction of John Lucchetti Into the Montecito Rotary Club 2015-09-15 00:00:00Z
Jerry Horan Celebrates 31 Years as a Rotarian
 
 
Congrats to Jerry Horan, who celebrated a 31 year anniversary today with Rotary!
 
 
Jerry Horan Celebrates 31 Years as a Rotarian 2015-09-15 00:00:00Z
Empower Congo Women
 
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
Montecito Rotary BBQ
 
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
2015 Rotary 5240 District Conference is Right Around the Corner
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- http://www.rotary5240dc.com/
2015 Rotary 5240 District Conference is Right Around the Corner 2015-09-01 00:00:00Z
Planning the Polio Endgame
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
AFRICA GOES ONE YEAR WITHOUT A POLIO CASE
 
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. 
AFRICA GOES ONE YEAR WITHOUT A POLIO CASE 2015-08-28 00:00:00Z
Five Ways to Show Appreciation for Your Members
 
 
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
Samantha Bennett Speaks About Unleashing Your Inner Creative Side
Samantha Bennett Speaks About Unleashing Your Inner Creative Side 2015-08-14 00:00:00Z
Ian Cutler Comes to the Montecito Rotary Club
 
Ian Cutler Comes to the Montecito Rotary Club 2015-08-04 00:00:00Z
We're on Facebook
We're on Facebook 2015-07-31 00:00:00Z
Golf Tournament in May!
Golf Tournament in May! 2015-02-25 00:00:00Z
Courthouse Legacy Foundation Presents: 1st Annual Miniature Golf Tournament!

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Courthouse Legacy Foundation Presents: 1st Annual Miniature Golf Tournament! Maggie Garey 2014-07-24 00:00:00Z
Rosslyn Ray Earns Third Paul Harris Fellowship!

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Rosslyn Ray Earns Third Paul Harris Fellowship! Maggie Garey 2014-07-24 00:00:00Z
Rotary Group 8 Social

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Rotary Group 8 Social Maggie Garey 2014-07-24 00:00:00Z
Marc Fleischman Sworn in as Montecito Rotary President

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Santa Barbara lawyer Marc Fleischman is the 2014-2015 president of the Rotary Club of Montecito, a chapter of the world-wide service organization Rotary International.

Marc Fleischman Sworn in as Montecito Rotary President Maggie Garey 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z
Montecito Rotary Club "2014 Golf Classic"

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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
Santa Barbara City College Annual Vocational Scholarship Award Program

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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
Rotarian of the Month - Kati Buehler

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The Rotary Club of Montecito’s (RCM) Board was pleased to select Kati Buehler in March as their “Rotarian of the Month.”

 

Rotarian of the Month - Kati Buehler Maggie Garey 2014-04-21 00:00:00Z
Montecito Rotary Welcomes New Member - Seth Gewirtz
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Montecito Rotary Welcomes New Member - Seth Gewirtz Maggie Garey 2014-04-17 00:00:00Z
Montecito Rotary Welcomes New Member - Connor Rehage

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 President John Glanville, Connor Rehage and Diane Gabriel

Montecito Rotary Welcomes New Member - Connor Rehage Maggie Garey 2014-04-08 00:00:00Z
Santa Barbara Airbus Makes the District 5240 Gala in Westlake a Breeze to Attend!

 
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Santa Barbara Airbus Makes the District 5240 Gala in Westlake a Breeze to Attend! Maggie Garey 2014-04-08 00:00:00Z
Montecito Rotary Honors Public Safety Servants at Awards Luncheon

Awardees

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
Rotarian of the Month - Carolyn Brown
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Carolyn with (left to right) Aaron, Mark and John 

Rotarian of the Month - Carolyn Brown Maggie Garey 2014-02-01 00:00:00Z
New Member, Bill Dial

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Please join us in welcoming Bill Dial to the Family of Rotary!

New Member, Bill Dial Maggie Garey 2014-01-30 00:00:00Z
ROTARY CLUB OF MONTECITO HOSTS EVENT TO CHARTER AND FORMALLY WELCOME THE ROTARACT CLUB OF SANTA BARBARA TO GROUP 8
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ROTARY CLUB OF MONTECITO HOSTS EVENT TO CHARTER AND FORMALLY WELCOME THE ROTARACT CLUB OF SANTA BARBARA TO GROUP 8 Maggie Garey 2014-01-28 00:00:00Z
Visit to Santa Barbara Courthouse for Friday Evening Rendezvous
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Visit to Santa Barbara Courthouse for Friday Evening Rendezvous Maggie Garey 2014-01-17 00:00:00Z
Rotarian of the Month - Marc Fleischman

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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
Rotarian of the Month - Rosslyn Ray

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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
ROTARY CLUB OF MONTECITO PRESENTS DICTIONARIES TO ADELANTE CHARTER SCHOOL THIRD GRADERS

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Adults in back row (L to R): 3rd Grade Teacher Erika Ruiz Santillan, Rotarians: Mark Magid, Robert Mislang, Carol Shabrami and Lynda Nahra / Third Graders from Adelante Charter School, Santa Barbara

ROTARY CLUB OF MONTECITO PRESENTS DICTIONARIES TO ADELANTE CHARTER SCHOOL THIRD GRADERS Maggie Garey 2013-11-13 00:00:00Z
Rotaract Club of Santa Barbara!

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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
Butterfly Beach Cleanup

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 Mark and Lynda ready to clean up!!

Butterfly Beach Cleanup Maggie Garey 2013-09-21 00:00:00Z
Good Times Doing Good!

Santa Barbara Heart Walk - Saturday 21, 2013

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Good Times Doing Good! Robert Mislang 2013-09-21 00:00:00Z
Geo Query of the Week
How Many Cities Worldwide were Named after Amsterdam?
Geo Query of the Week Maggie Garey 2013-09-03 00:00:00Z
Good Times Doing Good!
Rotarians Helping out with the Food Bank!
Good Times Doing Good! Maggie Garey 2013-08-27 00:00:00Z
Good Times Doing Good!

FAMILY OF ROTARY CELEBRATES A DODGER WIN!

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
Quote of the Week - Who Said It?
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
Quote of the Week - Who Said It? Murray W. Ray 2013-02-26 00:00:00Z
Thought for the Week - Who Said It?
An optimist is the human personification of spring.
Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Murray W. Ray 2013-02-26 00:00:00Z
Mark Your Calendars!
Here you can post little tidbits of information, reminders, or anything else!
Mark Your Calendars! Murray W. Ray 2013-02-26 00:00:00Z
Montecito Beautification Day!

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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!

 

Montecito Beautification Day! Maggie Garey
Rotarian of the Month - Philip Palmquist

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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.
Rotarian of the Month - Philip Palmquist Maggie Garey