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Minutes: The One with Kim and Tim’s Craft Talks (11/14/2012)

November 20, 2012

Invocation: Jim Ruh
Flag Salute: Karen Kawaguchi
Raffle: Joanne SchoenfeldOrenstein brought chocolate and games made of chocolate pieces. Steve Kally was the winner.

Guests:  Amy Clemens brought Rob DeCou, Darren Doi brought Beatrice Meier, Graham Guess brought Dave Bradley, the El Puente Student of the Month, family members and teacher attended, including Dale Escobar, Jacob Escobar, Joshua Escobar, Judette Montoya and Rebecca Wagner.


  • The Board Meeting will be held immediately following the club meeting.
  • Rotary is contributing to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Group 8 presidents are meeting next week and will discuss support for victims of Sandy. Janet Napier and Connard Hogan are helping in New York through the Red Cross. Janet reported that many people in the area are overwhelmed.
  • Sign up for Salvation Army Bell Ringing. Our Club is signing up for bell ringing beginning the Saturday after Thanksgiving and continuing for four more Saturdays.
  • El Puente Student of the Month – Jacob Escobar is the student honored today.
  • The club holiday party is December 15. Hold the date.
  • Community Service Committee is meeting tonight at 5:30 PM.
  • New Generations Committee meeting next Tuesday, November 20 at 5:30 PM.
  • International Committee will have a meeting next Tuesday morning at 7:30 AM.
  • Rendezvous – This week we will be back at Cafe Stella on Thursday at 5:30 PM.
  • Dark next week for Thanksgiving.

Program:Tim Marme and Kimberly Coley tell their stories with craft talks.

Tim Marme:

  • Born in Chicago Illinois in 1953. His father was finishing dental school.
  • He grew up in a Chicago suburb attending Catholic schools through college. Oldest of 5 children. Parents are both deceased.
  • His dad was an active Lions Club member. Tim joined Rotary just after it chartered. He has chaired and co-chaired all golf tournaments for Sunrise Rotary.
  • Tim was 6 feet tall and weighed 140 pounds at the age of 11. Golf was his sport of choice. He caddied the U.S. Open in 1975.  He caddied for Lee Travino, Arnold Palmer and other famous golfers. He’s been playing golf for 47 years.
  • He caddied for 3 different bank presidents and went to work for one of them after graduating college. He has worked in many banks and has worked for First Bank for almost 17 years.
  • Tim married in 1980 and divorced in 2002. He has three children from this marriage, one daughter and two sons.  He remarried in 2008.
  • He and his wife enjoy traveling and staying close to kids and grandkids.

Kimberly Coley:

  • All her friends call her Kimmie.
  • She’s from a small southern town in Tennessee. She grew up on a beef cattle farm. The happiest people don’t have the best of things, they make the beast of what they have. Kimberly’s father was a vet.
  • She went to Auburn for college. She transferred to Tennessee with a degree in Human Ecology and exercise science. After college she came to Santa Barbara for an internship.
  • Kimberly has had many careers in Santa Barbara. She worked in rehab therapy and worked at UC Santa Barbara. She worked at the Parks and Recreation Department. She started teaching PE, and a full-time position opened up at the city of Santa Barbara.
  • As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. Kimberly volunteers in many local organizations.
  • She took a great adventure and visited more than 20 cities and 7 countries.
  • Kimberly is now working for Girl Scouts of the Central Coast. She encourages young girls and gets to meet a lot of phenomenal women.
  • Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.  Kimberly has a dog named Bella, and she has taken up tennis. She loves to bake, hike and spend time at the beach.

Minutes submitted by Susan Klein-Rothschild.

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