Santa Barbara North

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Cathy leading the Sing!  
Tim leading the invocation and pledge.
Our guests!
Dec 05, 2018
Santa Barbara Airport - expansion of airport services and business growth along Hollister Avenue
Dec 19, 2018
Goleta Sanitary District - latetest on water reclamation efforts and innovations
Jan 09, 2019
Santa Barbara School of Squash
Jan 16, 2019
Peace and Education
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Meeting Responsibilities
December 5
Pledge & Invocation
Porter, Jordan
Speaker Procurement
George, Donald
December 12
Special Event - Holiday Party 5-8pm at Pilgrim Terrace
December 19
Pledge & Invocation
Young, Steven
Speaker Procurement
George, Donald
December 26
No Meeting - in observance of the Holidays
January 2
No Meeting - in observance of New Year's holiday
January 9
Pledge & Invocation
Holehouse, John
Speaker Procurement
Oplinger, Ken
January 16
Pledge & Invocation
Bergquist, Michael
Speaker Procurement
Oplinger, Ken
January 23
Pledge & Invocation
Boneck, Dennis
Speaker Procurement
Oplinger, Ken
January 30
Special Event - Architectural Foundation SB Tour
February 6
Pledge & Invocation
Carlson, Derek
Speaker Procurement
Jacobs, Thomas
February 13
Pledge & Invocation
Case, Craig
Speaker Procurement
Jacobs, Thomas
February 20
Pledge & Invocation
Dobbs, O.D., Joe W.
Speaker Procurement
Garza, Jr., Blas
November 28, 2018 Meeting
Presiding:  President Jacqueline Duran
Reporter: Michael Conte
Pledge and Invocation: Tim Bigelow
Song Leader and Song:  Cathy Calabro;  “Jingle Bells”
Visiting Rotarians:  
Rotary Guests:
​-Alice Sykes (guest and wife of Joe Lanza)
-Irene Kelly, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones (and prospective Rotary member!)                                  
-Cathy Calabro – brought wrapped Mary Kay items to the meeting that members could purchase as gifts, and donated 20% of the proceeds made that day back to SB North!
-Cathy Calbro – announced she will be singing with the Santa Barbara Master Chorale during their “Santa Barbara Sings!” concert at the Lobero Theater on Sunday, 12/16 at 3pm. The concert is free, but you need to obtain a ticket to get in (contact Cathy for tickets). See the flyer included in this bulletin for details!
-Mike Bergquist – SB North Charitable Foundation grant applications are due on Friday, 11/30 (see previous email announcement for details).
President's announcements:
-Thank you to all of those who ordered and helped deliver poinsettias the previous weekend. Stay tuned for the final tally of poinsettias sold and amount of money raised!
-SB North Holiday Party will be on Wednesday, December 12th, from 5-8pm at Pilgrim Terrace (see email announcement from President Duran for details). Pleas bring a silent auction item worth at least $50, or else you will incur a $50 charge (as the proceeds will benefit our Rotary scholarship fund).

Donations (MegaBucks):
Joe Lanza (1 MB) – for recent trip to Kenya & Tanzania; visited sister Rotary club there, saw water projects, and enjoyed a safari)
Jim Lisi (1 MB) – for completing a softball season in the Elings Park Softball League
Donna Eyman (2 MB) – one for her Big Bear fishing trip (and for the trout that got away!), and one for the water project/safari travel group’s success
Guy DeMangeon (1 MB) – for his company successfully securing a contract to supply produce to 7 California university campuses
Barry Shulman (1 fish story) – “Anybody hear about the one-armed fisherman…?”
50/50 Raffle:
Guy DeMangeon drew a silver marble, and Mike Bergquist won the gift basket!
See Cathy Calabro for tickets and more information.
Dr. Wen Chen, Ph.D.
"Human Rights Movement in China"
Wen was born in China during the Great Cultural Revolution. Being victims of the horrific atrocity that killed two million intellectuals and destroyed traditional Chinese culture, Wen’s parents had mixed feelings about her education. Despite their discouragement, Wen eventually won a national prize at a science competition when she was sixteen years old. Hence, she was accepted into a top university for undergraduate study. In 1994, Wen came to the United States for graduate school and received a doctoral degree in Biology at the California Institute of Technology in 2000. Dr. Chen currently works as a staff scientist for the institute. Because of her personal experience of being brainwashed in China, she decided to be a voice for the voiceless. Since 2012, she has given over 200 presentations to community organizations about Chinese culture, history and human rights.
Millions of Chines people have been arrested for their spiritual beliefs or political views. They have not only been tortured and forced to do slave labor, but also killed for their organs. While it takes two-to-three years in the United States to wait for matching organs, it only takes two to four weeks in China. The state-sanctioned organ harvesting towards prisoners of conscience has been operated by the Chinese police, legal and military system. Dr. Chen presented evidence and international responses about forced organ harvesting in China. She also discussed how the Chinese Communist Party penetrates U.S. society to influence decision makers. Other areas she touched upon included: the origins of the human rights movement in China which began in 2004, innovations that allow people to bypass China’s Internet information blockade, the work of human rights lawyers in China, the growing movement of quitting the Chinese Communist Party, and the more than 220,000 lawsuits filed in China against former dictator Jiang Zemin.
Handouts from Dr. Chen's presentation (image 1 of 4).
Handouts from Dr. Chen's presentation (image 2 of 4).
Handouts from Dr. Chen's presentation (image 3 of 4).
Handouts from Dr. Chen's presentation (image 4 of 4).
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