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Minutes: The One Where We Didn’t Sing the $30K Song (09/07/11)

September 13, 2011

President Joe Weiland called the meeting to order.

Invocation: Karin Napel
Flag Salute: Tom Heath
Raffle: Sandy O’Meara

Guests: Rita Hyden; David Hogue; David Grossman; Zoe Rohem; Gabriel Papa

Club Announcements:  

  • Fiddlers’ Festival: Pick which days and shifts you will volunteer. It’s not too late to sell ads for the program
  • Sundowners Wine Social: Friday, 9/9 at 5:30 PM. RSVP via the Blogle. Eat, drink and be friendly.
  • Hoedown at Hollister Ranch: Save the date for 10/16. Bring your family for a day at the beach. Dogs welcome, too. Beach chairs recommended.
  • Horn of Africa fund: In response to the severe drought, Rotary is asking for contributions to the foundation. Funds will be matched up to $1,000.
President’s Announcements:
  • The 9/6 Tuesday Rendezvous at Dargan’s was just Joe.
  • Rotary Lunch Lottery: The new pair is Julie Joy Stillwell and Betsy Munroe. Have fun being ladies who lunch.
Program: Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Symphony David Grossman
David has had a long career in music. He worked as a professional musician playing drums and piano (not usually at the same time). He broadened his skills with an MBA (like Dana is about to). He then spent 20 years at the helm of the music divisions for Colombia and Paramount, producing music for television. He speaks from experience when he says that singing happy birthday in a TV show can cost $30,000.
David recently moved to Santa Barbara to take the position with the Santa Barbara Symphony. Although he’s only been in town a few months, the symphony has been around since 1952.
When most people think of the Symphony, they think of performances at the Granada Theater, but the nonprofit also has a very active music education program. If you get a chance, check out the instrument van that visits schools. Or attend a performance of the Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Contact David at david@thesymphony.org.
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