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New Member: David Vo

July 10, 2011

P1060508On July 6, 2011, President Joe Weiland inducted David Vo into the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise. David Vo is a past president of the Rotaract Club of Santa Barbara, a past GSE team member, a Paul Harris Fellow and a two-time Rotary International Convention attendee. His works in quality assurance at Citrix Online.

Membership Chair Gary Jensen can be proud that a new member was inducted in the first meeting of the new year.

The Bugle caught up with new red badge member David for an unconventional Q&A.

What are three websites you’d recommend to your fellow Santa Barbara Rotarians?

  1. TED –
  2. Carryology –
  3. Freakonomics Blog –

What would you choose for your last meal?

Roasted Bone Marrow with light parsley and shallot salad. Toast. Duck confit, pork belly, foie gras. Coconut cake, creme brulee.

Why did you decide to join Rotary?

 To take helping others to next level.

What are one or two things you hope to do as a Rotarian?

Participate in large international project.

Name three of your accomplishments that not everyone knows.

  • I like to tinker with electronics. I’ve built amplifiers and custom flashlights.
  • I review all sorts of products from bicycling equipment to shoes.
  • I’ve eaten in restaurants across the country totaling 27 Michelin stars.

What did you study in college? 

Economics (Business)

What’s your favorite part of your job?

I always have strong opinions on how products and services I use everyday can be improved. My job gives me some power to affect change in our products to make them better.

Cats or dogs?

Dogs, every time.

Best book you’ve read this year?

Outliers or What the Dog Saw, both by Malcolm Gladwell

Magazines you subscribe to.

Outside, Saveur, GOOD Magazine, Food & Wine

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise, David.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Joanne Schoenfeld permalink
    July 11, 2011 11:47 AM

    ARen’t we fortunate to have David as a new member. I have a few questions for him:

    Who is TED ? 1.TED –
    and what is Carryology –

    Can we come to dinner???

  2. July 11, 2011 12:54 PM

    Welcome to the club.
    I am looking forward to kidding around with you during our projects and activities.

  3. Sandra O'Meara permalink
    July 12, 2011 4:30 PM

    Welcome David! Just one question: Roasted Bone Marrow – really?

  4. Jody Dolan Holehouse permalink
    July 18, 2011 6:34 PM

    Welcome David! What’s in the frying pan? Lily, protege’ for future holiday fun times!

    We’re proud and honored to have you as a new member. We’ll watch for your “Ah ha — I’m a Rotarian” moment to come. Best wishes.

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