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NEWS FROM VENTURA EAST


Chuck Terra, FoodShare was inducted into the club today!
L-R: Past President Tim Hughes, Chuck Terra, District Governor Loretta Butts, President Dave Anderson
 

 
President Dave Anderson welcomes District Governor Loretta Butts to the club.
 

 
Ronald L. Hertel passed away peacefully in Santa Paula, California on Friday, August 29, 2014 after a lengthy illness.
 
A third-generation Venturan, Ron was born November 17, 1933 in Oxnard to Bernice McDivitt Hertel and Francis Westerfeld Hertel. He spent his childhood in Ventura where he was an outstanding junior tennis player. In 1949, Ron and doubles partner Jim Perley won the Ojai Boys 15 and under doubles, and in 1951, the two won the Ojai Boys 18 and under doubles.
 
After graduating from Ventura High School and spending a summer in the Merchant Marine in 1951, he attended and graduated from Stanford University with a B. S. degree in Engineering. While at Stanford he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity. Upon graduating in June 1955, he married fellow Stanford graduate and Ventura native Carolyn Woolsey, who he had met in kindergarten and had begun dating in high school.
After their wedding, the couple moved to Taft, California for 8 months while Ron worked at Standard Oil. After 8 months, Ron and Carolyn moved back to Ventura and worked with the Walter Scholtz Construction Company for several years. Then, in 1963, he founded R. L. Hertel Constructors Inc., where he built over 2,000 homes and developed industrial and commercial properties throughout the Ventura area.
 
His commitment to his community was apparent in his service as Vice President of the Board of Trustees for Ventura Community Memorial Hospital. Later he was a Founder and the first Chairman of the Benefactors of Community Memorial Hospital. He was President of the East Ventura Rotary, President of the Ventura Port District Board, and was on the boards of the United Way and Ventura County Community Foundation and a member of the Stanford Major Gifts Committee. He was also a leader in the Ventura County Chamber of Commerce, Ventura County Economic Development Association, and Ventura Building Industry Association, as well as a member of the Board of Directors at Bank of A. Levy.
 
Ron was the Canoe/Kayak Sports Commissioner for the 1984 Olympics and was responsible for site planning, construction, personnel, and international coordination and competition. Because of this experience, he became an avid kayaker and along with frequent outings at his and Carolyn's Faria beach house, he took trips to kayak in Costa Rica, the Napali Coast of Kauai in Hawaii, and the rivers and reefs of Fiji. Ron and Carolyn's love of travel took them to many exciting destinations. One place they always returned as often as they could was Hawaii, where they first visited on their honeymoon in 1955.
 
He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Carolyn Woolsey Hertel; his children, Ronald Woolsey Hertel, Caryn Hertel Woodburn and husband Doug, Camille Hertel Tompkins and husband Roger; his grandchildren, Carl Hertel, Clay Hertel, Craig Hertel, Chase Hertel, Jeanette Woodburn, Sharon Woodburn Buckby (Matt), Doug Woodburn, Cameron Hahn (Patty), Keenan Hahn, and Ray Tompkins; and Ron's sisters, Marianne Mize and Marlene Crozier and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
Our thanks to aides Mark, Omar, Gina, and Jamie for their devoted help. Services will be held at Community Presbyterian Church, 1555 Poli Street, Ventura, CA 93001, on Saturday, September 13, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
The family asks that donations be made to Livingston Memorial VNA, 1996 Eastman Avenue, Suite 101, Ventura, CA 9300, Assisted Healthcare Services, 4450 Westinghouse Street, Suite 102, Ventura, CA 93003, or the charity of your choice
 
.Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Condolences may be left at www.tedmayrfuneralhome.com.

Ronald L. Hertel passed away peacefully in Santa Paula, California on Friday, August 29, 2014 after a lengthy illness.

A third-generation Venturan, Ron was born November 17, 1933 in Oxnard to Bernice McDivitt Hertel and Francis Westerfeld Hertel. He spent his childhood in Ventura where he was an outstanding junior tennis player. In 1949, Ron and doubles partner Jim Perley won the Ojai Boys 15 and under doubles, and in 1951, the two won the Ojai Boys 18 and under doubles.

After graduating from Ventura High School and spending a summer in the Merchant Marine in 1951, he attended and graduated from Stanford University with a B. S. degree in Engineering. While at Stanford he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity. Upon graduating in June 1955, he married fellow Stanford graduate and Ventura native Carolyn Woolsey, who he had met in kindergarten and had begun dating in high school.

After their wedding, the couple moved to Taft, California for 8 months while Ron worked at Standard Oil. After 8 months, Ron and Carolyn moved back to Ventura and worked with the Walter Scholtz Construction Company for several years. Then, in 1963, he founded R. L. Hertel Constructors Inc., where he built over 2,000 homes and developed industrial and commercial properties throughout the Ventura area.

His commitment to his community was apparent in his service as Vice President of the Board of Trustees for Ventura Community Memorial Hospital. Later he was a Founder and the first Chairman of the Benefactors of Community Memorial Hospital. He was President of the East Ventura Rotary, President of the Ventura Port District Board, and was on the boards of the United Way and Ventura County Community Foundation and a member of the Stanford Major Gifts Committee. He was also a leader in the Ventura County Chamber of Commerce, Ventura County Economic Development Association, and Ventura Building Industry Association, as well as a member of the Board of Directors at Bank of A. Levy.

Ron was the Canoe/Kayak Sports Commissioner for the 1984 Olympics and was responsible for site planning, construction, personnel, and international coordination and competition. Because of this experience, he became an avid kayaker and along with frequent outings at his and Carolyn's Faria beach house, he took trips to kayak in Costa Rica, the Napali Coast of Kauai in Hawaii, and the rivers and reefs of Fiji. Ron and Carolyn's love of travel took them to many exciting destinations. One place they always returned as often as they could was Hawaii, where they first visited on their honeymoon in 1955.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Carolyn Woolsey Hertel; his children, Ronald Woolsey Hertel, Caryn Hertel Woodburn and husband Doug, Camille Hertel Tompkins and husband Roger; his grandchildren, Carl Hertel, Clay Hertel, Craig Hertel, Chase Hertel, Jeanette Woodburn, Sharon Woodburn Buckby (Matt), Doug Woodburn, Cameron Hahn (Patty), Keenan Hahn, and Ray Tompkins; and Ron's sisters, Marianne Mize and Marlene Crozier and numerous nieces and nephews.

Our thanks to aides Mark, Omar, Gina, and Jamie for their devoted help. Services will be held at Community Presbyterian Church, 1555 Poli Street, Ventura, CA 93001, on Saturday, September 13, 2014, 11:00 a.m.

The family asks that donations be made to Livingston Memorial VNA, 1996 Eastman Avenue, Suite 101, Ventura, CA 9300, Assisted Healthcare Services, 4450 Westinghouse Street, Suite 102, Ventura, CA 93003, or the

.Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Condolences may be left at www.tedmayrfuneralhome.com.

 

- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/venturacountystar/obituary.aspx?n=ronald-l-hertel&pid=172338179&fhid=11567#sthash.xRlszbgc.dpuf
 

 
 
Jim Deardorf, Ventura Downtown, presented Pete Gallgher with a Paul Harris Fellow. Jim recognized Pete for his long service to Rotary and to all the clubs in Ventura! Thank you Jim for recognizing a very important member of our club!!!
 

 
Our exchange student Antonia Seitz arrived Wednesday afternoon with her mother Cornelia.

Antonia’s home is Zell am See, Austria, which is a suburb of Salzburg, where she lives with her mother and father.

Antonia is now in Ojai where she will spend her year attending Nordhoff High School. I will try and get bring her to visit the club soon.
 

 


Jan Lindsay touched many lives, from Ventura to Nicaragua, and throughout the world. We gather to pay tribute to the life of a man who worked to bring so much light to his family, friends, community, and the worlds most disadvantaged. Join family and friends in Celebrating the life of Jan Lindsay at this special event.
 
All who knew Jan and were touched by his presence are welcome to attend. Please RSVP and feel free to share this invite with others who knew Jan as well.
 
A Celebration of Life for Jan Lindsay
CSU Channel Islands - Grand Salon
Friday, August 22, 2014 11:00 AM
A reception on campus will follow
 

 
Past President Tim Hughes presented Past President Bob Pazen with Rotary International's Avenues of Service Citation.
 
 
Past President Tim Hughes presented Todd Juvonen with a Paul Harris Fellow at today's meeting
 

 
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!
 

 
The BBQ team served up a hearty meal of tri-tip, chicken, BBQ beans, salad and bread to the attendees of the first Ventura Chamber Family Fun Day!!!
 
While the weather started out a little damp, it did dry out in time to serve up lunch.
 
Check out the photo album of this event.
 
 
Past President Tim Hughes presented Todd Juvonen with the "Rising Star" award and Joe Strohman with the "Service Above Self" award.
 
 
 

 
 
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.
 
 
 
 

 
 
The Pushem Pullem Parade was covered by reporter Anne Kallas in the July 5 2014 issue of the Ventura County Star.
 

 
 
The Rotary Club of Ventura East is an active partner with the Ventura Rotaract Club, a sister Rotary organization geared to the upcoming generation of young professionals.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
Step-Down PICNIC
29 June 2014
 
Ventura East Rotary Club threw a Picnic Bash on Sunday afternoon, June 29, to honor President Tim Hughes and thank him for a fantastic year (2013-2014).
 
 
 
 
 

ROTARY CLUB OF VENTURA EAST

Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Ventura East!!

Ventura East
We meet Thursdays at Noon
Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Ventura, CA  93003
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SPEAKERS

Upcoming Speakers
Sep 25, 2014
Sarah Robinson
3 Years in the Peace Corps in Nicaragua
Oct 02, 2014
Gregg Totten
Ventura County District Attorney
Oct 09, 2014
Mayor Cheryl Heitman
State of the City
Past Speakers
Sep 18, 2014
David Gonzalez
Ventura Rotaract
Sep 11, 2014
Tim Harrison
Ventura College Sports
Sep 04, 2014
D.G. Loretta Butts
District Governor's Official visit
 
 

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