Club Executives & Directors
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 Carpinteria Rotary Charitable Foundation in partnership with the Plaza Playhouse Theater is pleased to announce that auditions are now open for the 7th Annual Carpinteria Talent Showcase.
We’re looking for the best mix of talents from children and adults; singers, musicians, storytellers, comedians, jugglers, poets and more.
Auditions will be held at the Plaza Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Avenue, on Sunday, January 10th (1-5:pm). If you’re interested in auditioning, please download the audition request form by clicking the download link in the upper right corner of this home page.
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.
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".
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL NEWS
New Rotary flag and banner materials available in Brand Center
Give your Rotary flag or banner a new and professional look with our updated materials, available in the Brand Center. With eight options of colors and backgrounds to choose from, you can find the design that will best strengthen your club or district brand. The Brand Center also offers everything you need to create communications with the Rotary look and tone. You can download Rotary’s logo -- or create your own club or district logo. And you’ll find editable templates for brochures, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, fliers, and more. (Sign-in required.)
Rotary honors six women for leadership and humanitarian service
Rotary President K.R. Ravindran has named six Rotary Global Women of Action for 2015. The honorees were chosen for their dedication and service, which has improved the lives of thousands around the world. “Every day at Rotary I see firsthand how our members work to change lives and make a significant impact,” said Ravindran. “Rotary’s Global Women of Action embody Rotary’s motto, Service Above Self.” The women will be honored at Rotary Day at the United Nations in New York City on 7 November. They will address attendees and lead discussions on various topics related to their work. The six...
Showcase your project at the Seoul convention
Apply to host a booth in the House of Friendship at the 2016 Rotary International Convention in Seoul, 28 May-1 June. This is an opportunity to showcase your club or district project, recruit members for your Rotary Fellowship, share information about your Rotarian Action Group, or market Rotary merchandise if you are a licensed RI vendor. The application deadline is 30 September. Booth allocations will be awarded by 1 November. Apply
Bringing education to rural Mexican area, one school at a time
When Mariana Day moved in 1989 to the small beach town of Chacala, in Nayarit, Mexico, she noticed that the surrounding rural areas struggled to maintain schools. And most children weren’t able to go beyond an eighth-grade education. Day, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Bahía de Jaltemba-La Peñita, in Nayarit, had started a local scholarship program before she joined Rotary. Called Changing Lives, the program provided students with high school tuition, uniforms, school supplies, and transportation. In addition, Rotary clubs from the United States and Mexico have been investing in the...
Meet our polio partners
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian Eradicating polio is a complex job. Since 1988, we’ve collaborated with the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF to tackle the disease through our Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Here’s how our roles break down. The Strategist: WHO The World Health Organization (WHO) coordinates the management and administration of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and provides technical and operational support to ministries of health in countries around the world. WHO is responsible for monitoring...