Santa Barbara North

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Blas Leading the Sing!  
Gil leading the invocation and pledge
Visiting Rotarian Lora Fisher
Aug 22, 2018
Santa Barbara YMCA
Aug 29, 2018
Special Event: Lotusland
Sep 05, 2018
Safety Town
Sep 12, 2018
Transportation Funding: SB 1 and Measure A
Sep 26, 2018
Marborg Industries
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Meeting Responsibilities
August 29
No Meeting - Special Event: Lotusland
September 5
Bigelow, Timothy
Speaker Procurement
Bigelow, Timothy
September 12
Eyman, Donna
Speaker Procurement
Bigelow, Timothy
September 19
Gallo, Mark
Speaker Procurement
Waid, Dennis
September 26
Garza, Jr., Blas
Speaker Procurement
Waid, Dennis
September 28
No Meeting - Evening Social at University Club 4:30-6:30p
October 3
Gosselin OFMF, Father Larry
Speaker Procurement
Gallo, Mark
October 10
Hardy, Timothy
Speaker Procurement
Gallo, Mark
October 17
Holehouse, John
Speaker Procurement
De Mangeon, Guy
October 24
Jacobs, Thomas
Speaker Procurement
De Mangeon, Guy
October 31
No meeting - Special Event: Chili Cookoff on Sat, 11/3
November 7
Lanza, Joseph
Speaker Procurement
Engstrom, John
August 22, 2018 Meeting
Reporter:  Marti Correa de Garcia
Pledge & Invocation:  Gil Garcia
Photographer:  Michael Conte
Song Leader & Song:  Blas Garza – University of Michigan Fight Song
Visiting Rotarians:
Name                                                  Club
Lora Fisher                                           Rotary Club of La Jolla
Rotarian Guest:
Name                                                  Guest of:
Tom Jacobs thanked the Rotarians that attended John Reid’s Memorial Service, noting that we were well represented.
Tom Jacobs thanked the Rotarians that helped on Saturday (August 18th) at Adams School’s Clean-up day.
Don’t forget that next week’s program is off site.  It will be at Lotus Land, please see Tom for reservations.
New Rotarian Cathy Calabro has made connections with some of our past speakers.  On September 13 at 6:30pm at Rusty’s Pizza on Hollister & Turnpike Mary Kay will be celebrating their 55th anniversary with a raffle to benefit Domestic Violence Solutions and PACE (school in India supported by Rotarians).  Wear pink and try their pink lip and cheek colors (see flyer below)! They will also accept donations of clothing and accessories for the young teens in the safehouse called 4kids2kids to keep them from human trafficking. Please RSVP to Cathy Calabro at by September 10th.
Mike Bergquist, President of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara North Charitable Foundation reported on the awards for this period:
  1. San Marcos High School – books -$1,500.00
  2. Teddy Bear Foundation – computers - $1,500.00
  3. PAL – computers - $1,750.00
  4. Greek Orthodox Church – Water well equipment in Africa - $4,000.00
  5. Friendship Center – Kitchen cart - $1,000.00
  6. La Cumbre Jr. High School – audio & books - $1,000.00
  7. CASA - computer - $1,060.00
Totaling $11,810.00
Gil Garcia announced that the District Grant money from last year’s Rotary year was received.  These funds supported equipment for the Rehabilitation Clinic in Puerto Vallarta.  District Grant money for this year was given to Rotary Club Santa Barbara Sunrise to support a sidewalk in front of a Puerto Vallarta School. 
Donations (Mega Bucks):
Member Name:                                  Event                                      Donation
Tom Jacobs                                    Birthday!                                     $25.00
Dr. Steven Young                    Travel pass to Hawaii                             $25.00
50/50 Drawing:
Dennis Waid drew a silver marble and our visiting Rotarian, Lora Fisher, drew herself a gift basket!
Adams School Clean-Up on 8-18-18
Thanks to the volunteers who helped make this event a success: Tom Jacobs, Dennis Waid, Steve Young, Cathy Calabro, Stanley Weinstein, and Michael Conte.
We had the largest turnout of Rotarians in quite some time. This school runs on volunteer support, and without that, it would not survive. Anyone who can give some time to help out, in whatever form you can, would always be greatly appreciated.
Contact Tom if you would like to find out more about volunteering with Adams School (
Jaymi Stuermer & Kevin Pappas
Membership Director; Youth & Teens Program Director
Santa Barbara YMCA
Barry Shulman introduced the program:  The YMCA, Jaymi Stuermer, membership director and Kevin Pappas, Youth & Teen Programs Director. 
Jaymi gave a brief history of the YMCA.  The Young Men’s Christian Association was founded in London, England, on June 6, 1844, in response to unhealthy social conditions arising in the big cities at the end of the Industrial Revolution.  For over 170 years the Y has been helping individuals and families to enrich their lives through wellness of spirit, mind and body. 
At the Y they are committed to providing the support and tools you need to start on the path toward a healthier lifestyle.  Membership to the Y includes:
  • Complete free weight room and fitness center
  • Membership types for all ages
  • State-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment
  • Multi-Court basketball/volleyball gymnasium
  • Racquetball courts
  • Indoor pool for lap and recreational swimming
  • Whirlpool, steam room, and a dry sauna
  • Three YFIT sessions with Personal Trainers
  • Wellness counseling and exercise instruction
  • Reduced fees for specialty programs, swim lessons and other programs.
  • Nationwide use of YMCA facilities
  • Childcare
  • 125 group classes a week
Kevin talked about his Youth & Teen programs.  If you went to the Y this summer you probably saw over 150 young kids running around the facility.  Junior High students go on field trips and participate in school age camp.  Camp Fox, on Catalina Island has a fantastic program.  YMCA’s in Southern California are assigned a week on the Island.
PILOTS is a program for teens looking to contribute to the Santa Barbara community, earn community service and grow in their leadership abilities.  Students plan, develop and implement all service projects.
YOUTH & GOVERNMENT is a program for teens to experience government firsthand and work with others to solve community problems through discussion and debate.  This is a 6-month program to learn by doing experience bringing together a cross-section of the state’s high school students to discuss issues and practice real democracy.
Lastly, the Haley Street Youth and Family Center on the lower-eastside of Santa Barbara provides a safe and motivating place with positive role models where you and your family can learn, grow and thrive.  They offer:
  • Family group exercise classes
  • After school youth and teen programs
  • Community service opportunities
  • Health & nutrition classes.
We at Rotary learned a lot about our local YMCA, just remember if you are a member of the local YMCA you are always welcome in any community YMCA across the country.
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