27 July 2017
  TIME: 11:30AM - 1:30PM
  Meeting Place: University Club
1332 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, California
  SPEAKER: Member: Ray Kolbe,
Topic: his recent visit to China. This will include a slide show and video clips.


13 July 2017
  TIME: 11:30AM - 1:30PM
  Meeting Place:

500 Niños Drive,
Santa Barbara. California

  Meet at the front gate at 11:30 sharp for free entry. Carpooling is advised to avoid the $7 parking fee.


Backyard Bounty Coordinator
FOODBANK of Santa Barbara County
TOPIC: Food collection, volunteering & excess fruit donation.

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County’s mission is to end hunger and transform the health of Santa Barbara County through good nutrition.

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The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is committed to taking a negative thing – hunger – and through combined community efforts transforming it into a positive thing – health. This leap forward in health is achieved with three ingredients: food, education and empowerment. The challenges of Hunger, Nutrition and Obesity used to be separate areas dealt with by different approaches and by different agencies and groups. The Foodbank is now tackling all three of these problems at once – through a nationally recognized continuum of programs that provide cradle to graduation intervention in children’s lives. This builds their food literacy: their ability to look after themselves with food – to budget, shop, cook, and use food responsibly. If their relationship to food can be transformed into being one of using it as a scarce and valuable resource to power their personal health, then that is going to create that tipping point that makes a huge transformation in the health of Santa Barbara County.

Backyard Bounty is a program of the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County that connects farmers and backyard growers with volunteers to glean fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste.

They work throughout Santa Barbara County with home owners, farmers and neighborhoods to harvest great produce and distribute it to their over 300 partner agencies.

There are several ways to support this worthwhile program:

  • Donate your backyard bounty
  • Volunteer to help glean produce
  • Make a donation
  • Like them on Facebook
Visit their website at
Don't let your harvest bounty go to waste! Donate to them and help the needy in our community.

Submitted by
Ray Kolbe


Our Meeting at the zoo, to be held on July 13th requires being on-time. We will congregate at the zoo entrance not later than 11:30 a.m. to meet up with Kelly Whitaker who will spend an hour with us touring the zoo. A cart will be provided for those unable to comfortably walk the zoo, with a seating capacity of five guests.

After our tour we will have lunch at the zoo. You may order from the menu or bring your own lunch. There will be no entry fee to the zoo (presuming we are fewer than 15), and parking there is $7. We can avoid the parking fee by carpooling. We'll be able to get two cars in at no charge.

Please contact Erik at (805) 705-5103 to RSVP.

Submitted by
Ray Kolbe