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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
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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
Beware of new email scam claiming to be from Foundation Chair Klinginsmith
A new email purporting to be from Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith is targeting Rotary members. The email falsely claims that members can become End Polio Now ambassadors if they email club information to a Gmail address within 48 hours. The fraudulent email has the subject line “BECOME AN END POLIO AMBASSADOR” and is sent from a fake email address. This is a scam. Rotary staff is working to resolve the issue. Avoid being the victim of scams by deleting any email that appears suspicious.
Find resources for planning your centennial celebration
We're kicking off The Rotary Foundation's centennial celebration at the Korea convention, 28 May-1 June. But you can get started now planning your club's centennial activities with the resources available in our promotion kit: Ideas and activities for clubs Doing Good in the World promotional flier Doing Good in the World bookmark Sample press release Centennial letterhead Centennial PowerPoint template Centennial postcard History of The Rotary Foundation PowerPoint Find more ideas in "Rotary's Foundation Is Turning 100," in the January issue of Rotary Leader Watch and download A Century of...
Cultivating peace: Rabia Raja
From the February 2016 issue of The Rotarian Rabia Raja thought she knew exactly how the residents of her home village of Dandot, Pakistan, should improve their schools. "I remember saying to them, 'You don't do this; you don't do that,' and they answered me, 'What have you done for this place?'" Raja remembers. "That's when I realized I could do something." Rabia Raja Area of focus: Supporting education Age: 39 Occupation: Entrepreneur Location: Lahore, Pakistan Peace Center: Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 2011 That something turned out to be the Sunshine Consulting Welfare Organization...
Cultivating peace: Sachin Rane
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Cultivating peace: Summer Lewis
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