Speakers

Sep 03, 2015
Patricia Walker, M.D., Ph.D
Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro
Sep 10, 2015
District Governor Jim Bell
Plans for the District
Sep 17, 2015
Club will be dark today
The Carp. Chamber Golf Tournament is today
Sep 24, 2015
Alex Favacho and Rebecca Claassen
Refugio Oil Spill and other Environmental Issues
Oct 01, 2015
Peter McClintock, District Executive Boy Scouts
Updates and plans for the Los Padres Council of Boy Scouts
Oct 08, 2015
Kyle Hanson
Refugio Oil Spill Response
Oct 15, 2015
Lt. Mike Perkins, Carp. Sheriffr's Office
Goals for security of Carpinteria
Oct 22, 2015
Erin Maker
Alternate energy and conservation of resources
Nov 05, 2015
Matthew Berger
The Jesuitta Fire in S. B. and his house damage
Nov 12, 2015
Barnaby Gloger, Principal of Rincon and Foothill H
Goals and plans for both High Schools this year.
 

Club Executives & Directors

President
President-Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Club Service
International Service
Community Service
Vocational Service Co-Chair
Public Relations Chair
Past President
Membership Services
Club Administrator
Club Bulletin Editor
Awards Chair
Youth Service
Interact Advisor
WebSiteSupport
 
 

Our Members Welcome You to the Website of

The Rotary Club of Carpinteria 

 

Our Club meets every Thursday at 11:45 AM at the Lion's Community Park located at:

6197 Casitas Pass Road Carpinteria, California  USA

 

Home Page News

Every year on July 1, all Rotary Clubs, Districts, Zones, and Rotary International transition to new leadership. For the Rotary Club of Carpinteria, we have transitioned from the able leadership of now Past President Patricia Kistler to our new President for the 2015-16 year, Richard Campos. He has been a member of our club since 2008 and is an agent of the State Farm family of insurance and financial services with his office in Carpinteria. On July 9, Richard took the podium and the opportunity to introduce his board members to the assembled club.
Board of Directors. (L to R-first row) Meredith McCurdy & Pat Kistler (L to R, second row) Rich Campos, Matt Berger, Andy Bailard, Lin Graf, Tom Higgins, Roland Rotz and Barry Enticknap. Not pictured: Craig Murray and David Durflinger
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Carpinteria Noon recently presented the Carpinteria Unified School District Board of Directors with the funds to purchase new band instruments, sheet music and storage shelving for their district wide "Bands Forever" program. The Rotary's Foundation Chair, Lin Graf and the club's Past President Roland Rotz, along with current Rotary President Pat Kistler, Past President John Welty and club member Craig Murray were present for the presentation, on Tuesday evening, Sept. 23 at the City of Carpinteria Council Chambers. The final tally given to the District's music program by the Rotarians, which was gleaned from their 2014 talent show, was more than $10K.Holding the saxophone is Langdon Nevens, director of the "Bands Forever " program.
 
 

 

 
The Rotary Club of Carpinteria celebrated the local community with a gift of giving at their Sept. 4, noontime meeting held at the Lions Community Building. More than 40 guests and members lauded the community non-profit organizations as they accepted a check for $775 each, from the club, at the club's annual giving luncheon.

 

 
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Volunteer to assist elementary school children improve their reading skills.  In just one hour per week, you can change a child's life as well as your own.  There are no special skills required; just a willingness to share the "gift of Rotary". For more information on how you can participate, call or email Donna Treloar.  If you can't make an every week comitment, plan on volunteering as a substitute. Our club is so proud of the impact we have made over the past six years.  Just last year, one student improved from reading 16 words per minute at the beginning of the school year, to reading 68 words per minute at the end of the year.  Another improved from 20 words to 76 words per minute.  One teacher wrote "what would I do without you?"

Join us and share the "gift of Rotary". 

 

 

 

David Powdrell: just for fun I snapped a short 2 minute video clip on my iPhone of the wild and zany workings of the Rotary Brown Bag program last Tuesday.  Thought you might get a kick out of it.  Craig's always looking for more volunteers...if you've got an extra hour or two on early Tuesday mornings, come join us.

And he said it best..."Brown Bag is one of those programs that just makes you feel good." 

Doesn't Jay remind you of the Lucille Ball episode of the chocolate candy rapidly moving along on the conveyor belt?    

 

 
 
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