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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 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?"
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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL NEWS
UN chief Ban Ki-moon opens Korea convention
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was among the first to welcome Rotary members and friends to the 107th Rotary Convention, heralded as one of the largest-ever gatherings of Rotarians and the most multicultural assembly of nonprofit leaders in Korea. He offered a message of gratitude: “Rotarians do remarkable work around the world,” Ban told the thousands of attendees gathered at KINTEX, the Korea International Exhibition and Convention Center in Goyang city, on the outskirts of Seoul. “You help the United Nations reach our goals, and you help the world understand the United...
Global movement needed to reverse water crisis
This year's World Water Summit on 27 May in Seoul highlighted the progress being made: Over the last 25 years, more than 2.5 billion people gained access to improved drinking water, and 2 billion who didn't have adequate sanitation now do. Child deaths from water-related diseases dropped from 1.5 million to just over 600,000. The UN Millennium Development Goals' target for clean drinking water was met five years ahead of schedule. But for the 1.8 billion people whose drinking water remains contaminated and the 2.4 billion without access to proper sanitation, progress is still too slow, said...
Rotary shop on new platform
As of 1 May, the Rotary shop will be available on a new platform. We may experience some downtime during the transition and apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com or at 847-866-4600.
Rotary districts mobilize to support survivors of Ecuador, Japan quakes
After a series of three earthquakes -- two in Japan and one in Ecuador -- killed hundreds of people, injured thousands, and caused billions of dollars in damage late last week, Rotary members in those regions have created disaster relief funds to help survivors. In Ecuador, the powerful 7.8-magnitude quake that struck Saturday night has killed more than 400 people, with 2,500 injured. Those figures are expected to rise. Rotary District 4400 established a service fund to raise money for relief efforts. Contact District Governor Manuel A. Nieto Jijon for information on how to donate. In Japan,...