OCTOBER 2023  |  VOLUME 38  |  ISSUE 4
Message from President Bruce
Doing things together makes it all so much better.  Let's embrace DG Marta's theme of "Let's have Fun" while we also accomplish service above self. Read his full message
A Shared Nicaraguan Experience
Oscar Zavala, Co-Director of the International Service Committee, reflects on his experience participating in our visit with our partners in Nicaragua. Read Oscar's reflection.
Welcome New Member, Marjorie Woodruff
Marjorie is a clinical psychologist and holds the classification of health professional. She was sponsored by LuzMaria Ortiz and Janet Napier will be her mentor. Learn more.
Welcome, Lola!
Lanre Johnson announced the arrival of his new daughter, Lola Abeni Johnson, born on August 26. Following club tradition, donations were collected to start her education fund. 
Members Mix and Mingle
Sunrisers and friends enjoyed an evening of mingling, music, membership, and meeting with our nonprofit partners at Zia Group. Thank you to all who came! View photos.
Sunrisers Sprung into Action on 9/30 @ 9:30
Sunrise Rotarians removed trash and debris from the pathway from Shoreline Park to Leadbetter Beach as part of the District 5240 Acts of Service Flash Mob! Learn more
Ellen Chase Prepares to Lead
To prepare for her year as President of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise, Ellen Chase attended the District 5240 President Elect Retreat held on September 30. Learn more
Collecting Items for PolioPlus Auction
Contributions being collected for the Santa Barbara-themed basket, our club's donation to the silent auction at the District Conference. Bring items to club meeting on Oct 3 or 18. 
Team Rotary Paddles for the Environment
This annual event brought the community together in support of the SBMM's mission to preserve and steward Santa Barbara’s natural environment and rich maritime history. View photos
Team Rotary Showed our Creeks Some Love
California Coastal Cleanup Day volunteers spread out over the county to clean up trash from our environment before the rains come and wash it out to the coast and ocean. View photos
Together, We End Polio
Rotary has contributed more than $2.1 billion to polio eradication since 1985, and is committed to raising $50 million each year. Make a donation in honor of World Polio Day. 
October Issue of Rotary Magazine
Read important news, inspiring Rotary stories from around the world, and resources for Rotarians to do our work better and more effectively. Read the online issue
Saturday, October 7 @ 10am-5pm
Team Rotary: Old Time Fiddlers Festival
Volunteers needed for set up, tear down and crowd control. Work the morning or evening shift and watch the festival performances during the day. Learn more
Saturday, October 14 @ 10am-12pm
Team Rotary: Walk to End Alzheimer's
Volunteers needed for this Alzheimer’s Association fundraiser on the day of the event as greeters, check-in, set-up, clean-up, water stations, and more. Learn more
Saturday, October 14 @ 9am-5pm
Camp Whittier Work Day
Spend a rewarding day making improvements at the United Boys & Girls Club Camp Whittier. Projects will be suited for all skill levels. Lunch will be provided. Learn more
Sunday, October 15 @ 4-7:30pm
Team Rotary: Santa Barbara Wild
Los Padres Forest Watch will host its first in-person fundraising event in 3 years. Volunteers needed for an array of tasks to guarantee it will be an awesome day! Learn more
Saturday, October 28 @ 9am-3pm
Team Rotary: Halloween Boo Bash
Volunteers needed for set up and tear down as well as help with festival games. Let's show support for the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara North! Learn more
Friday-Saturday, October 20-21
District 5240 Conference
Hear from inspiring speakers, connect with fellow Rotarians, meet new friends, and Let's Have Fun at the District Conference at the Doubletree Hotel in Bakersfield! Register now.
Wednesday, October 4 @ 7am
Club Meeting and Program
Come for breakfast and hear Ivan Bercovich's talk about how deep learning models and tools such as ChatGPT are transforming our world. Join us for breakfast or online via Zoom.
Wednesday, October 18 @ 7am
Club Meeting and Program 
Join us for breakfast and a report from members of our Club Foundation on the different projects supported by your contributions. Join us for breakfast or online via Zoom.
Thursday, October 26 @ 5:30pm
Happy Hour and Bocce at Arnoldi's Cafe
Relax in the courtyard beneath the outdoor lights while you enjoy a delicious Italian meal. President Bruce will be giving a little history and lesson in bocce. Learn more.
Save the Date: December 10 @ 6:30pm
Sunrise Rotary Holiday Party
Celebrate the holiday season with Rotary friends and family at Harry's Plaza Cafe. Get ready to sing and dance the night away and enjoy the most generous drinks in town. More info soon.
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Rotary District 5240 News and Information
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The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise is made up of local business, professional, and civic leaders. We meet regularly, get to know each other, form friendships, and through that, we’re able to get things done in our local and worldwide communities.
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