Speakers

Aug 06, 2015
Joyce Donaldson, CEO of Carpinteria Chamber
Her background experiences and thoughts and goals for the Carp. Chamber going forward.
Aug 13, 2015
Robert Dempster
The Life of Stephen Hopkins
Aug 20, 2015
Mayor Gregg Carty
Carpinteria 50th Anniversary
Aug 27, 2015
Andrea Drost, Manager of Haggen Store, Carp.
Advantages of Haggen brand, their products and plans for growth vs the old Von's Store
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 22, 2015
Erin Maker
Alternate energy and conservation of resources
 

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
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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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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Join a Twitter chat on membership with General Secretary John Hewko
Kick off Membership and New Club Development Month by participating in a Twitter chat with Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko on 5 August at 10:30 Chicago time (UTC-5). Get tips and resources for gaining members and becoming more involved in your club. Share your own ideas and expertise on how Rotary members can encourage their friends to join. Use #RotaryChat to participate and follow @Rotary and @JohnHewko. 
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Australian students take opportunity by the horns
The rules of the Shaftesbury Rodeo Academy are simple: no school, no rodeo. It’s a message that teenagers who attend school at Bisley Farm, most of whom have never attended any school regularly, take seriously. Because come Friday night, these aspiring rodeo heroes want to join their friends to ride bulls for a heart-stopping eight seconds, if they last that long. The school in rural Queensland, Australia, also teaches the boys, who are of the Wakka Wakka Aboriginal people, basic academics and farming skills, including how to care for crops and livestock. It’s a fairly common form of...
Illiteracy traps adults, and their families, in poverty
Around the world, millions of adults are unable to read or write, and therefore struggle to earn a living for themselves and their families. Even in the United States, with its considerable resources, there are 36 million adults who can’t read better than the average third-grader, according to the international nonprofit ProLiteracy. In Detroit, Michigan, a widely cited 2003 survey conducted by the National Institute for Literacy found that almost half of residents over age 16 were functionally illiterate -- unable to use reading, speaking, writing, and computer skills in everyday life....
Meet Rotary’s new president
This excerpt from the July issue of The Rotarian magazine profiles the 2015-16 RI president. Before he gives a speech, K.R. Ravindran doesn’t like flowery, adulatory introductions. They make him uncomfortable. The 2015-16 Rotary president would rather keep a low profile and share the credit. If it were up to him, you probably wouldn’t even be reading this article. Negotiating Days of Tranquility during the Sri Lankan civil war so that health workers could administer drops of polio vaccine? Although it was on his desk that the agreement landed, he says, a lot of people worked to make that...