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NEWS FROM VENTURA EAST
This past Thursday the club held their annual Club Assembly - to discuss projects and activities for the coming year.
After the meeting, President Dave gave a presentation on how the website works. Harriet Clune, Alison Thompson, Rich Stewart, and Jim Emch are seen here in the process of creating the article you are now reading!
Past President Tim Hughes presented Todd Juvonen with the "Rising Star" award and Joe Strohman with the "Service Above Self" award.
on Jul 12, 2014
The Rotary Foundation approved a global grant to the Rotary Club of Ventura East in partnership with the Rotary Club of Managua, to support our ongoing educational programs in Nicaragua. The $219,000 grant will help sustain the existing community learning center in the impoverished community of Pantanal, Granada, and will enable the program to expand to the communities of Cuajachillo Dos and La Union, both near the nation's capital city, Managua.
The programs are managed by our cooperating organization, GoCare, founded in 2001 by Ventura East Rotary member Jan Lindsay. You can find more information about our work in Nicaragua in a recent article by reporter Claudia Boyd-Barrett in the July 11, 2014 issue of the Ventura County Star.
on Jul 05, 2014
Rotary Club of Ventura East completed its first major event for the new Rotary Year. Continuing with a tradition that began in 1976, the club organized and sponsored this year's "Pushem - Pullem" Parade - kicking off the 4th of July celebrations in the City of Ventura.
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