United boys and girls club

One of the things most Rotarians try to do is make a difference in someones life.  The volunteers and professionals at United Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County don't have to worry about that.  They do it every day.
Michael Baker, CEO of United, came to our club last week to let us know they are expanding into the Valley with a club in Buellton soon.  They already have clubs in Carpenteria, Goleta, Lompoc and the Westside area of Santa Barbara.  There is another independent Boys and Girls Club in Santa Barbara that decided not to join with the others under one umbrella. 


President John gave us a report on the STEPS conference he and PR Inge-Lise attended the previous Saturday.  John was visibly moved by what he learned about human trafficing, particularly of children.  As Rotarians, we need to get the word out to anyone who will listen about how easily children can fall prey to sexual predators and be controlled by them.


PRLS 4/5 on 2/25

The club is again sponsoring a full day of leader- ship training here in the Valley.  Rotarians from other clubs are invited.  The most likely venue is the Grange, but that is not yet final.  Let President John know if you are interested.  The requirement of having attended Basic PRLS is no longer in effect.

Los Prietos Fundraiser

Our Vocational Service chair, Joe Sanguinet, reminds everyone about the upcoming fund raising event for the Los Prietos Boys Camp on February 25 at the Carriage Museum in Santa Barbara.  Barbecue, live entertainment and a raffle are planned.  Contact James Clark at 692-1757 to buy tickets or donate a raffle prize.

Rotoract Club Organizing

Several Rotarians are trying to start a Rotoract club in the Valley.  Rotoract is Rotary for young adults (20-30) without the expense or time commitment of a regular Rotary club.  Do you know anyone in that age range that might be interested?  Let President John know.

Job Shadowing

Larry Edwards talked about a project the Solvang club is working on.  Working the the SB County Education Office and the local high school, they are creating a job shadowing resource for students who want to learn about a specific job or industry.  Individuals and businesses are being asked to volunteer to host a student for 2-4 hours at their place of business to give the student an idea what working in that field is like. 
Feb 09, 2017
Craft Talk
Feb 16, 2017
Northern Lights from Abisko, Sweden
Feb 23, 2017
Mar 02, 2017
Public Works for SB County
Mar 23, 2017
Cal Poly's Brock Center for Agriculture
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Thursday, 02/09/2017
Ray Lopez
Paul Dixon
Sheila Benedict
Steve Berg
Following Meeting:
Thursday, 02/16/2017
Gabi Robbins
Andy Doerr
Alice Berg
Peter Robbins

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