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Barry leading the invocation and pledge..
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Speakers
Mar 28, 2018
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Meeting Responsibilities
March 28
 
Pledge Invocation Scribe
Straehley, Terry
 
April 4th
 
Plege Invocation Scribe
Waid, Dennis
 
 
 March 22, 2018
 
There was no scribe for this meeting, and Tim was the substitute speaker.
 
 
 
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  • Tim Bigelow 1 mb                   Travel to Boston/Thank Michael for Filling in           
Ukraine Delegation
Timothy Bigelow was the speaker, filling in as the scheduled speaker could not make it due to the weather.
 
OPEN WORLD PROGRAM
 
Sponsored by the
U.S. – Ukraine Foundation
 

THEME

Child Welfare including Adoption/Foster Care

May 11 – May 19, 2018

 

                                       Delegate and facilitator names:

                                                                Maksym Shemet
                                                                Natalia Kupriianova
                                                                Oksana Bokalo
                                                                Viktoriia Kontsedalio
                                                                Marta Levchenko
                                                                Oksana Semenyshyn - Facilitator
 
Ukrainian Interpreter
 
 
                                        Official host city - Santa Barbara, California
 
                                        Host organization
                                        Santa Barbara Sister Cities Board
                                        Rotary Club Santa Barbara North
 
                                        Local Coordinator
                                        Gilbert “Gil” Garcia
                                        122 E. Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, CA  93101
                                        gil@gilgarcia-aia.com
                                        Cell: (805) 689-2588
 
 
 
                                         Administered by – U.S. – Ukraine Foundation
    
 
 
 
 
Host City: Santa Barbara:
 
Santa Barbara is the county seat of Santa Barbara County, California. Situated on a south-facing section of coastline, the longest such section on the West Coast of the United States, the city lies between Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Santa Barbara's climate is often described as Mediterranean, and the city has been promoted as the "American Riviera". As of 2014, the city had an estimated population of 91,196 up from 88,410 in 2010. The population of the entire county in 2010 was 423,895.
 
Host organizations:
 
Santa Barbara Sister Cities Board coordinates the activities of Santa Barbara’s seven sister cities.  “By truly gaining a respect and understanding of our culture, we can begin to see the world and its many cultures as less confusing and more cohesive and we begin to see ourselves better.” Santa Barbara for several years sponsored a Sister City agreement with Yalta.  The Santa Barbara Sister Cities Board hopes some citizens will rekindle interest in a sister city relationship with a city in Ukraine and Santa Barbara.
 
Rotary Club Santa Barbara North is part of the Rotary International network.
Rotary is an international service organization whose stated human rights purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a secular organization open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. There are 34,282 member clubs worldwide. 1.2 million Individuals called Rotarians have joined these clubs.
 
 
SCHEDULE
 
May 11- Friday
 
Flight Arrivals
 
7:30 pm - Welcome reception at home of Gil & Marti Garcia
                  2215 Santa Barbara St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
  • All delegates introduce themselves.  Tell us about your work and what you would like to learn here in Santa Barbara.
  • Home hosts and guests introduce themselves.
 
 
Evening with home host families
 
 
 
 
 
May 12 – Saturday
 
9:00 am - Meet at home of Gil and Marti Garcia, 2215 Santa Barbara St.
 
10:00 am – 11:30 am – Tour of Santa Barbara
 
11:30 – 1:00 Visit Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) www.sbmm.org  
113 Harbor Way Ste 190, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 – (805) 962-8404.
Contact: Greg Gorga, Executive Director ggorga@sbmm.org (805) 456-8742  
 
Tour of Museum by Greg Gorga Executive Director and Presentation by Board Member of Maritime Museum and active volunteer with CASA of Santa Barbara County. Sabrina Papa on the Maritime Museum and their work with the foster care youth in Santa Barbara County.
 
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm - Santa Barbara Welcome Lunch
Hosted by Santa Barbara Ukraine community
Location:  Home of Gil and Marti Garcia, 2215 Santa Barbara St.
Contact: Emily Waniuk – 805-403-1727 ewqniuk@earthlink.net
Speaker: Julia Brystriakova julia.bystriakova@icloud.com discuss volunteering at Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County (805)456-5984
Delegate presentation about life in Ukraine Delegates introduce themselves; professional and volunteer experience, share Ukraine video.
 
3:30-4:30 – Moxie Museum http://www.moxi.org/
125 State Street, Santa Barbara California
Our mission is to ignite learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity. As Santa Barbara’s newest hands-on destination for families and curious minds of all ages, MOXI is a place where you can explore and discover new things about the world around you, ask questions, seek answers and have a blast doing so.
Contact: Kate MacNaughton members@moxie.org 805-770-5000
 
 
 
5:00 – 7:30 pm - Welcome to Santa Barbara - New Life Church, 50 East Alamar St., Santa Barbara. Pastor Dale Swanson 805-284-2853   dswanson@nlcsb.org
20 to 30 members of the congregation
Delegate presentation, life in Ukraine
  • All delegates introduce themselves; professional and volunteer experience.
  • Delegates show video on Ukraine and their professional experience on Child Welfare
  • Home hosts and guests introduce themselves with brief testimony.
  • Pastor and congregation members will also share their community and what they do for child welfare in the community.
  • Q&A about life in Ukraine.
 
8:00 pm – Return to host family homes.
 
May 13 - Sunday
 
9:00 am - Meet at home of Gil and Marti Garcia, 2215 Santa Barbara St.
 
10:30 am – 1:30 pm - Santa Barbara Zoo; www.sbzoo.org 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara - 805-962-5339
Contact: Rich Block (805)962-5339
The Santa Barbara Zoo is dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and enhancement of the natural world and its living treasures through education, research, and recreation. This is a community treasure that benefits child welfare in our community.
 
 
2:00 – 5:00 pm - Santa Barbara Sister Cities Board
Education/Social followed with Taste of Sister Cities cuisine lunch.
Location: Home of Gil and Marti Garcia, 2215 Santa Barbara St.
 
Takako Wakita, President Santa Barbara Sister Cities Board 805-964-5779 wakita@cox.net
Linda Gunther, Volunteer Staff lgunther@santabarbaraca.gov .
 
  • Meet/greet/share sister-city child welfare activities
  • Delegates introduce themselves; professional experience and interests
  • City requirements for establishing and maintaining a sister city relationship expectations and opportunities.
  • Q&A about life in Ukraine and Child Welfare.
  • Country and Western Band Entertainment
 
6:00 pm – Evening with Host Families
 
 
 
 
 
May 14 - Monday
 
8:30 am - Meet at home of Gil and Marti Garcia, 2215 Santa Barbara St.
 
9:00 am   Travel to city of Solvang.
 
10:00 – 11:45 am - Visit Elverhoj Museum of History & Art presentation, 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang, CA – 805-686-1211 www.elverhoj.org 805-686-1211
 
Contact: Joanie Jamieson - Joan.Jamieson@cityofsolvang.com, City Councilmember, City of Solvang www.solvangusa.com 805-688-2527
 
Solvang is a replica Danish village located in the Santa Ynez Valley and is the original home to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.
Presenter: Terryl Bunn wfcranch@msn.com  – CASA Volunteer.  Works with the foster care children in Santa Barbara (805)456-5984
Ukraine Delegation presents their experience with child welfare and foster care.
12:00 pm – Danish cuisine lunch at Red Viking Restaurant, 1684 Copenhagen Dr. Solvang, CA 93463. Delegates will have time after lunch for sightseeing and shopping on walking tour of Solvang Danish theme main street on their way to the Wilding Museum.  
 
2:00 – 3:00 pm – Solvang Wilding Museum, 1511 B Mission Dr. Solvang, CA 93463- www.wildlingmuseum.org 805-688-1082.
 
Presenter: Mike Holland CASA Volunteer.  Mike will discuss the work he is doing to help foster care children that are aging out of the system.  Mike has been active in finding apprenticeship opportunities for some of these young adults. mike@hollandsb.com (805)-689-6644 Delegates will introduce themselves and share for a few minutes each on the work they do for Child Welfare in their community.
 
Contact: Joannie Jamieson, Councilmember, City of Solvang.
 
3:15 – 4:30 pm - Presentation at Chumash Indian Tribal Hall followed by Hosted Dinner at Chumash Casino - Presentation on the sovereign nation status of Native Americans in the U.S. and their funding support to local governments, Civil Society and NGOs.
 
Foundation Presenter, Teresa Sat – tsat@sychumashfoundation.org (805)-688-7997
Teresa will discuss all the work the Chumash Foundation does in the community to help the disadvantaged children and foster children. (Teresa has adopted a foster a child). Delegates will introduce themselves and share for a few minutes each on the work they do for Child Welfare in their community.
 
 
8:00 pm – return to Host Families
 
 
 
 
May 15 - Tuesday
 
9:00 amMeet at home of Gil and Marti Garcia, 2215 Santa Barbara St.
 
9:30 – 10:30 am Meeting with Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce.
104 West Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 www.sbchamber.org
Contact: Ken Oplinger, CE  805-963-3023 ken@sbchamber.org  
The Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary business-oriented membership. The mission of the Commerce is to create a strong local economy, promote the community, provide business resources and networking opportunities, represent business to government and support pro-business candidates. Structure of the chamber of commerce/presentation of Vison, Mission and Goals. Strategies to support business development and capacity of chamber members.
 
Presenter: Ken Oplinger – how the business community supports the foster care youth and the programs that serve the youth. Delegates will introduce themselves and share for a few minutes each on the work they do for Child Welfare in their community.
 
 
10:45 - 12:00 pm CASA of Santa Barbara County https://sbcasa.org/
118 E Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara California
The Mission of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barb-ara County is to assure a safe, permanent, nurturing home for every abused and/or neglected child by providing a highly trained volunteer to advocate for them in the court system.
 
Presenter: Kim Colby Davis Executive Director CASA of Santa Barbara County
kim@sbcasa.org 805-739-9102, Kim will discuss the foster care program in Santa Barbara county and how CASA advocates for the children in the system. Delegates will introduce themselves and share for a few minutes each on the work they do for Child Welfare in their community.
 
 
12:00 pm–1:00 pm – Lunch at CASA Office – Veronica Sandoval will present her experience with CASA and adopting a child in Santa Barbara County. vsandoval@sychumashfoundation.org (805)-688-7997 Delegates will introduce themselves and share for a few minutes each on the work they do for Child Welfare in their community.
 
1:15 - 1:45 pm – Meet Mayor Kathy Murillo at city hall office prior to City Council meeting. Delegates will introduce themselves and share for a few minutes each on the work they do for Child Welfare in their community.
 
2:00 - 2:30 pm - Santa Barbara City Council Introductions www.santabarbaraca.gov/
Santa Barbara City Hall -735 Anacapa Street (Council Chambers).
Delegation will be introduced at the weekly meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council. 
Each Open World delegate will introduce themselves to the City Council and the Santa Barbara community attending the council meeting and to those watching on television, and mention what they have learned on their visit.
 
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm – Santa Barbara District Attorney’s Office https://www.countyofsb.org/da/
1112 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara California
 
Presenter: Assistant District Attorney Megan Rheinschild Victim Witness Assistance Program Manager will discuss human trafficking in Santa Barbara County.
mriker@co.santa-barbara.ca.us  (805) 568-2300 Delegates will introduce themselves and share for a few minutes each on the work they do for Child Welfare in their community.
 
 
4:00 – 5:00 – Tour of Santa Barbara Court House http://www.sbcourts.org/
1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara California
 
Presenter: Court House Docent Tour – docent Glenn Dorfmann (805)689-6705 we will tour the beautiful Santa Barbara Court House and the art, antiques and gardens on the property.
http://sbcourthouse.org
 
5:30 – Return to Host Families  
 
 
May 16 Wednesday
 
8:00 am - Delegates meet home of Gil and Marti Garcia, 2215 Santa Barbara St.
 
9:00 - 10:30 am CALM  http://calm4kids.org/
1236 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara California
CALM’s mission is to prevent childhood trauma, heal children and families, and build resistant communities throughout Santa Barbara County.
 
Presenter: Alana Walczak, Chief Executive Officer CALM, discuss listening and mediation and how CALM prevents trauma and works with children that have been abused.
awalczak@calm4kids.org (805)965-2376 Delegates will introduce themselves and share for a few minutes each on the work they do for Child Welfare in their community.
 
 
11:30 – 1:30 pm Rotary noon lunch meeting. Delegates attend Rotary Club weekly meeting
Harry`s Plaza Café 3313 State St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
Contact: Mark Gallo 805-708-3519 mgallo@circaterratravel.com
Open World delegation will be the featured program. Delegates will introduce themselves and share for a few minutes each on the work they do for Child Welfare in their community. Tim will share about the schedule and places the delegates are visiting.
 
2:00 – 3:15 pm   VAN to Santa Maria
 
2125 S. Centerpointe Pkwy, Santa Maria CA 93455 (805)346-7135
 
Presenter: Director of CWS Children’s Services. Presenting on Child Welfare in Santa Barbara County.  Delegates will introduce themselves and share for a few minutes each on the work they do for Child Welfare in their community.
 
 
 
4:30-5:15 – Presiding Juvenile Judge Garcia Question & Answer on Child Welfare laws and how the Juvenile Court works in Santa Barbara County. http://www.sbcourts.org/gi/jo/garcia.shtm (805)934-6353
 
Presenter: Presiding Juvenile Judge Garcia, http://www.sbcourts.org/gi/jo/garcia.shtm (805)934-6353 Question & Answer on Child Welfare laws and how the Juvenile Court works in Santa Barbara County. Delegates will introduce themselves and share for a few minutes each on the work they do for Child Welfare in their community.
 
 
5:30 – 7:00 pm – Dinner and Foster Care Advocate Panel – location and panel TBD – Panel will be volunteers that work with CASA and Judge Garcia with the foster care children in Santa Barbara County. Delegates will introduce themselves and share for a few minutes each on the work they do for Child Welfare in their community.
 
   
8:30 pm - Return to host families.
 
May 17 - Thursday
 
7:30 am - Delegates meet at home of Gil and Marti Garcia, 2215 Santa Barbara St.  
 
7:45 – Drive to Los Angeles- visit sites in Los Angeles that are important to child welfare.
 
11:00 – 1:00 pm – ifoster  https://www.ifoster.org/
The largest community raising children in foster care. Help our kids get what they need to be successful! Join Us! Together we're helping raise. 427,910 Children in Foster Care. 31,333 Caregivers. Getting the life-changing products and services their children need to thrive.
1-855-936-7836 Los Angeles Office
 
Presenter: Serita Cox, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer ifoster.  support@ifoster.org 1-855-963-7836, Serita will discuss foster care in the largest foster care program in the World, the City of Los Angeles. Delegates will introduce themselves and share for a few minutes each on the work they do for Child Welfare in their community.
 
2:00-6:00 – Visit sites in Los Angeles that are important to child welfare.
 
6:00-8:00 Dinner in Los Angeles
 
8:00-10:00 – Drive to Santa Barbara
 
10:00 pm – evening with host families
 
 
May 18 - Friday
 
8:30 am – Delegates meet at home of Marti and Gil Garcia 2215 Santa Barbara St.
 
9:00 am – 10:30 am – Angels Foster Care  https://www.angelsfostercare.org/
3905 State Street, Santa Barbara California
Safe Surrender baby program.  Founded in 2006 by Meichelle Arntz, Angels Foster Care has placed over 230 infants and toddlers in stable, loving Angels foster homes.
 
Presenter: Jennifer Mills, Clinical Director. Jennifer@angelsfosstercare.org (805)884-0012. Discuss Safe Surrender baby program, and foster care children under the age of 3 years old. Delegates will introduce themselves and share for a few minutes each on the work they do for Child Welfare in their community.
 
 
10:45 am to 12:00 am Noah’s Anchorage https://www.ciymca.org/youthandfamilyservices/noahs/  (805)963-8775
301 W Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara California
Group Foster Home. Noah’s Anchorage Youth Crisis Shelter is a licensed residential eight-bed group home for children 10-17 years old and provides outreach to youth and young adults. Our unique services have been active in the Santa Barbara community for over 35 years and provide a trusted refuge and resource for youth and their families. Our services are available to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All services provided by Noah’s Anchorage are offered at no cost to clients.
 
Presenter: TBD
 
12:15-1:15 – Lunch
 
1:30 – 2:30 – ILP – Independent Living Program http://www.dhhs.saccounty.net/CPS/Pages/Independent-Living-Program/SP-ILP-Extended-Foster-Care.aspx
The Independent Living Program (ILP) provides services to Santa Barbara County Foster and Probation youth, ages 14-21, to prepare them for life after emancipation. We empower youth through life skills development, supportive services, community linkage and social connections, to help them successfully transition into independent living.
 
Presenter: Director of ILP
 
4:00- 5:30 - Presentation by Elisa Garcia presents on her foster care/adoption experience.
 
 
 
May 19 – Saturday
 
4:30 am - Delegation depart for Santa Barbara Airport
 
Departure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
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