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 Welcome to the Rotary Club of Ventura!
 

  Please join us at our meetings

We meet

Wednesdays @ 12:00 PM

in the

Island View Room 

of the

The Derby Club at Ventura County Fairgrounds

 10 West Harbor Blvd.
   Ventura, CA
93001

  

For a map of our location, click here

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2100 Ventura, CA 93002-2100
 

Home Page News

Ventura Beach Party is a two day beach festival featuring a variety of

Live Music by Local Bands

Free Kids Activities

Beach Games

Food Trucks/ Food Vendors

Beer Garden

Humane Society of Ventura County Adoption Booths

Art & Crafts Booths

Sports Vendors

Local Vendors

All along the beach on the Ventura Promenade just North of the Pier and on C-Street Plaza.

The Ventura Beach Party is a Part of the Ventura Marathon Weekend of events which include Bike Rides of varying distances, Ocean Swim, Aquathon, Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K.

 

This event is the collaboration of Vendurance and Paint Ventura.  We hope to see you at the beach!

More information @ www.venturabeachparty.com

 
 
Rotary District 5240's Conference is coming up! It will be held in Monterey, CA from October 3-5, 2014. See the District website for more details.
 
Register HERE
 
District Conference Schedule of Events HERE
 
 

Polio Survivor In Ventura County Part Of Global Effort To Eradicate Disease

Posted on Friday, May 30, 2014 12:25 am
A now retired South Coast educator has traveled the world as part of his efforts to fight polio.

But, what many people don’t know is that not only is this Ventura County man a polio vaccination advocate, he is a member of an increasingly rare group.  He’s a polio survivor.

KCLU’S Lance Orozco has his story:  Polio Survivor Helps Fight Disease

 
 

If you were responsible for a school or schools during the regular drive in the Fall of 2013, please call the office manager or Principal of each school and volunteer to pick up the coats and jackets when convenient for each school. We are grateful for their support so we should make every effort to accommodate their schedules! If you cannot arrange a pickup, please contact Larry Dawes. He and Carol have graciously offered to do the pickup for you.

All collected coats and jackets should be delivered to Hilford Moving and Storage, 1595 Arundell Avenue Ventura, CA 93003

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.  Best phone number is 643-3800.

GO COLLECT AND HELP OTHERS!!  

With gratitude for your great support,


Kristin Taylor
Rotary Club of Ventura

 
 
The Polio Fundraiser in honor of Larry Emrich was a huge success! Under the leadership of Lynda Girtsman and Ellyn Dembowski; held at Doug and Randy’s home with the many cooks in the kitchen and the Ventura High School student volunteers; raised $7500.  AWESOME!!!  We were so pleased to have Larry in attendance at our last meeting.  We look forward to seeing more of Larry in the near future.
 
 
Recently we have had the honor to bring in new members: Amy Fonzo, Greg Abrams, Erik Dullenkopf, Ken Leandro, Mike Montoyo and Joe Schaaf to our Rotary family.  Please take the opportunity to introduce yourself to our newest members and “BE the friendliest” Rotary Club in the world! smiley
 
 
 

Home Page Stories

How Our Club Started...
 
The first meeting of the Ventura Rotary Club took place on Wednesday, June 12, 1918 at the Hotel De Leon in downtown Ventura. James Briscoe, retiring President of the Santa Barbara Rotary Club, which had received its charter in January, 1918, and Byron Terry, a charter member of Rotary Club Number One, (Chicago Rotary Club, Mr. Terry actually knew Paul Harris), were present and explained the purposes of Rotary.
 
 
 
Our speaker, Chris Figureida, from late 2013 presented a large check to the club. He is getting lots of press along the way on his current bike trip across the country and keeps plugging Rotary Club of Ventura!
 
If you want to send Chris an email of encouragement, here is his contact info: cycle@cycleforheart.org
 

A man is riding his bike across the country to spread a message

 
 
 
 

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Go here for more details, to sign up, become a Color Runner!!!  http://thecolorrun.com/ventura/

 
 
 

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RI News and Info

Tips to help your club find and nurture a Youth Exchange host family
With 12 children -- six girls and six boys -- the Labordes hardly needed to add another member to their family. But they did: Over 40 years ago, Julia Mullikin, a Rotary Youth Exchange student from the United States, became like another daughter to this large family in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. "She's been a blessing for us," says Maria Victoria Hallal de Laborde who was 18 when Mullikin arrived in 1973. Like many exchange students, Mullikin remains close to her host family. So close that when one of Laborde's sisters was diagnosed with a rare, fatal disease, Mullikin arranged to send the...
Free vegetable gardens sprouting up around France
Imagine a community where the residents are all free to plant, grow, harvest, and eat healthy food whenever they want without having to pay for it. Sound too good to be true? That's exactly what residents of more than 20 cities and towns in France are doing through a project called Potalib. Launched by the Rotaract Club of Versailles, Potalib was inspired by the Incredible Edible project, an international food-sharing movement founded by Nick Green in England. The Rotaract members obtained Green's permission to apply the concept in France, changing the name to "Potalib," a contraction of "...
Anti-vaccine movement may have global repercussions
Supporters of the anti-vaccine movement question the safety, efficacy and necessity of the very medicines that have so greatly reduced our children's risk of catching a host of once-common but potentially very serious infectious diseases, such as mumps, measles and whooping cough. And then there's polio, the disabling, sometimes fatal virus that was every American parent's worst nightmare until effective vaccines were developed in the 1950s — and which still infects children in the developing world. Some who oppose vaccines are well-meaning parents who have come to believe — wrongly in the...
 
 
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