Upcoming Speakers
Kent Epperson, Director SBCAG Traffic Solutions
Mar 02, 2017
SBCAG (Santa Barbara County Association of Governments): What's new in traffic?
Cheri Savage, Santa Barbara Foundation
Mar 30, 2017
Carp Rotary Foundation: Yearly financial update
 
 
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Carpinteria (Noon Club)
We meet most Thursdays from 11:45 - 1:15
Lions Community Park 6197 Casitas Pass Road
 
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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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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...