Rotary Social Hour
The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara is a vibrant group that supports local and international service while enjoying life in Santa Barbara. Come join this group of "Funsters" for a Friday evening social hour and make a toast to living a life of service!
Foster Children Program
Our club supports foster children through scholarships, holiday gifts, and summer camp entry fees.
With the United Way our club is helping restore and improve Santa Barbara’s Bohnett Park
Our club supports local teachers making a difference in the community by donating $1,000 to their classroom.
Group Study Exchange
Our District hosts a group of young professionals from another country here in Santa Barbara County.
International Special Projects
Projects include SEE International equipment, Russian school equipment, and clean water systems in Africa.
Rotary Youth Exchange
High school students study, travel, and live with Rotarian families around the world.
Rotary Work Day
Each year Rotarians around the world spend Rotarians At Work Day working in the community.
Our club supports the local blood bank with an annual blood drive, inviting community members to donate.
Our club proudly supports the local Interact Club from Laguna Blanca High School.
Steve Petersen, a member of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara since 2001, was recently celebrated as Rotarian of the Year for 2015.
Petersen served as president of the club from 2010 to 2011 and is a three-time Paul Harris Fellow, in 2008, 2009, and 2011.
Santa Barbara’s history for today focuses on the house at 31 East Pedregosa Street that is currently for sale. The house is known as El Descanso that means rest, take a break or breathing space. Built for teacher Mattie More Storke in 1886. We are all familiar with More Mesa, named after Mattie’s father T. Wallace More, a wealthy cattle rancher and Storke Rd. named after Mattie’s husband (or son, I’m not sure of which one) Charles A. Storke, teacher, attorney and politician. The home was the childhood residence of the Santa Barbara News Press publisher Thomas Storke.
Kathleen Blake will serve as the Club President for the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara during the 2015-16 Rotary year. Blake has been a Rotary Club Member since 2007 and has volunteered on the Board of Directors since 2008, serving as President Elect last year.
Rotary Club Meetings
Fridays at 12:00 PM
Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort
633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103