Serving Santa Barbara And The World Since 1918.


Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Meeting

Every 2 weeks on Friday
View our Calendar to see upcoming meeting dates.
Time: 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Contact us for the virtual meeting login information.

Jim Lewis
Apr 16, 2021 12:00 PM
Polio Plus
Audry Nafziger
Apr 30, 2021 12:00 PM
Sexual Assault on Campus & USC's $1B Settlement
Betsy J. Green
May 07, 2021 12:00 PM
The “Way Back When” Magical History Tour to 1919


The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara was chartered by Rotary International on January 1, 1918 and has been serving those in need in Santa Barbara, our region, and the world since.

Our Club Members are dedicated to community service projects, both at home and abroad, including supporting foster youth in Santa Barbara County, working with Mayan families in Guatemala, and more.

Rotary Club of Santa Barbara members are a diverse group of local leaders in business, non-profits, education, government, and more.

Are you interested in making Santa Barbara, and the world a better place. Join our next meeting and talk with members about how to get involved!
Our club needs needs help with archiving old club material and creating a record system. Are you organized? Do you have a few hours you could give to this project? We have physical materials that need to be scanned, and digital records that also need organization. Please contact Stacey Lydon if you can help scan items or organize them in a digital storage solution. Future club members will thank you!
Did you the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara has an Instagram page? We do! It is where we share photos from events and give previews of upcoming meetings. Check it out at and follow us if you like!
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
This past weekend I had the joy of seeing several of you in person (with masks, 6 feet away) at Camp Whittier. Our own Michael Baker and his team at United Boys & Girls Clubs welcomed volunteers from all of the Group 8 clubs, from Carpinteria to Goleta, to help get Camp Whittier ready for a busy summer. We cleared trails with chainsaws and weedwackers, painted picnic tables and benches and railings, installed bunkbeds and curtains in new cabins, and more! Check out our Instagram page for photos of our day. Thank you to Camp Whittier for the delicious lunch and chance for fellowship. And thanks to Jennifer LeMert for organizing our group!
This Friday, April 16, we will welcome Rotarian Jim Lewis who will have a dynamic presentation about Polio Plus. Jim is from the Central Coast and shares his experience as a polio survivor. He is a Past President, has held several leadership positions at the club, group, and district levels, and was the Chair of the Rotary Float Committee for the Rose Parade. Please join us and bring a friend!
It is time for the annual District Training Assembly! The training this Saturday is free, is open to all club members, is encouraged for new members to learn about Rotary’s history, and is required for club officers and board members to prepare for the upcoming Rotary year. Please see information below about how to register.
Yours in Rotary Service,
Dear Rotary Members:
We wanted to take a moment to thank you for inviting us to share some details about our new Underground Scholars, Santa Barbara program. UCSB is excited to continue growing this program to create an environment where our scholars can thrive and make positive impacts on the Santa Barbara community through higher education. Our hope is to continue engaging our community partners so we can create job and internship opportunities for our scholars. If you have any additional questions about the program or if you would like to collaborate on providing internship and/or job opportunities, please do not hesitate to connect with us. Thank you again for hosting us and for all the amazing work you do in the Santa Barbara community.
Michael Miller, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Services & Ryan Flaco Rising, Co-Founder Underground Scholars, Santa Barbara