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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Michelle Cekov
    January 2
  • James Emch
    January 25
  • Bruce McGee
    Kathy McGee
    December 19
  • Kathy McGee
    Bruce McGee
    December 19
Join Date:
  • Midge Stork CFP, CSPG
    January 1, 1986
    31 years
  • Nicole Kreutz
    January 16, 2014
    3 years
  • Tom Swan
    January 26, 2006
    11 years
  • John Borneman
    December 1, 1993
    23 years
  • Rich Stewart
    December 1, 1981
    35 years
  • Wendy Pazen
    December 1, 2004
    12 years
  • Michelle Cekov
    December 11, 2014
    2 years
  • Will Hoag
    December 12, 2008
    8 years
Club Leadership
President Elect Nominee
Past President
Sgt. at Arms
Club Service
Community Service
International Serv
Vocational Service
Youth Service
Membership Chair
Club Bulletin Chair
Rotary Youth Exchange
Club Administrator
What is Rotary

Rotary Club of Ventura-East Elevator Speech

We are a leadership organization comprising of local business, civic and professional leaders.
We are a nonpolitical, nonsectarian service club.
We meet regularly to get to know each other, form friendships and through that we are able to get things done in this community. Like:
   - Scholarships at 5 local high schools,
   - Interact Clubs at 3 local schools.
   - Support the YMCA, City Center, Ventura Botanical Gardens
   - Promote literacy and career guidance in schools
Internationally we support a huge project our club started called GoCare in Nicaragua and contribute to eliminating Polio worldwide.
The Rotary Club of  Ventura-East meets Thursday noon to 1:30 at the Poinsettia Pavilion in Ventura. Come and learn more about Rotary's humanitarian service, high ethical standards in all vocations and help build good will in this community.
Our guest, John Hansen, led us in the Flag Salute.
Guests today were: Guests of Kris Hansen was Kris' wife, Coral, and son John who is deploying to Germany for 2 years. Guest of Bill Gray was Mason Gray. Guest of Michelle Cekov was husband Mark Mulchay and guest of Alison Thompson was Juan Gurerro.
Midge Stork told us that today's raffle prize was a bottle of Labyrinth Sauvignon Blanc and a bottle of Four Brix Rhondevous donated by Jeff Hata.
Tobias Hildebrand gave our Inspirational Message.
Rich Stewart reminded us that we are bell ringing for the Salvation Army in 2 weeks.
Todd Juvonen thanked everyone who brought canned goods today and that they would be used to help Rotaract with their can tree at the Collections in Oxnard on Saturday.
John Masterson thanked everyone who signed up for the cruise. Now we just need to book a few more cabins to get a complimentary cocktail party.
Harriet Clune reminded us that the Christmas Party is coming. We have 40 signed up so far.
Today is Poinsettia Delivery Day!!!. Judy Hoag told us that we have 267 cases to deliver today and that we had drop ships to Pacific View Mall, La Cumbre Mall and to Hishmeh Enterprises!
Kathy McGee thanked everyone who came out to the Botanical Gardens Social. The Rotary Site campaign has begun and we have $99,500 pledged already. We need $125,000 in pledges to break ground!
John Hansen spoke about his military service experiences and what he looks forward to the next two years in Germany.
Midge Stork did our raffle and the lucky winner was Bob Noville.
Sharon Daly led us in the Flag Salute.
Judy Hoag told us that we have not sold enough Poinsettias. Time is running out and we need to get more orders. It would be helpful to get large orders like churches, malls, etc. Judy brought in lists of people who have bought Poinsettias in the past but haven't ordered yet. If you know anybody on these lists, please reach out and see if they would like to order. Also, bring your largest vehicle with you in two weeks to help deliver.
Midge Stork said that our raffle prize today was a gift card to Trader Joes donated by Dick Gallagher.
Bruce McGee announced that there would be a Rotary Social on Sunday November 27th from 3-5 at the Rotary Botanical Gardens sight.
Todd Juvonen introduced Amanda Ohlman (Rotaract's Social Media Chair). Amanda spoke about the Can Food Tree at the Collections on December 3rd and the City Center Children's Christmas Party on December 13th. Rotaract can use some help shopping for this event.
Rich Stewart asked for volunteers to ring for the Salvation Army on December 17th.
President Husam reminded us that there wouldn't be a meeting next week and that the following week would be our Poinsettia Delivery day.
Harriet Clune passed around a Christmas Party sign up sheet. All three club will be gathering at the Wedgewood on December 16th. Guests will be $36.
Harriet Clune also let us know that our team of Joe Strohman, Vance Thompson and Greg Frye finished 3rd at the Trivia Contest hosted by the South Club.
John Masterson said that the deadline for signing up for the Rotary Cruise was quickly approaching. We need 6 more couples to sign up to get our group rate. The cruise will depart on March 9th and be four days to Ensenada and Catalina.
John Borneman led us in a song.
Joe Strohman has the list of military families that we will be sponsoring this year. We will sponsor 3 families in total.
John Borneman then gave our joke of the day.
President Husam spoke about the Zone Conference. They did a project at the Boys & Girls club.
Midge Stork conducted the raffle and our lucky winner was Amanda Ohlman!!!
Todd Juvonen led us in the Flag Salute.
Jeff Burgh gave our Inspirational Message.
Bruce McGee let us know that our Annual Meeting would be in 3 weeks. Nominations are now open for club officers. So far Harriet Clune is nominated for President Elect and Tim Blackwell is nominated for President Elect Nominee. We are looking for nominations for Board Members at large.
Tim Blackwell nominated Amber Stevens for board member.
Today's raffle prize was a $50 gift card to Dargan's donated by Midge Stork.
Kathy McGee gave a presentation about the Ventura Botanical Gardens proposed Rotary Site.
Guests today: Guest of Kris Hansen was Chris Larwrence, guest off Jeff Burgh was Dr. Renee Higgins. Visiting today from Ventura-Downtown was Hutch!
John Borneman led us in our song of the day.
Joe Strohman asked Natalie Debbas to do our Student of the Quarter Presentations. Before that, Natalie let us know that Interact is finishing up their fall project which is decorated mini pumpkins. There are currently about 10 members include a few special ed students. Mock Interviews are going to be scheduled for January.
Our first Student of the Quarter was Damon Jones. Damon's sponsor was Harriet Clune. 
Our second Student of the Quarter was Lauren Bromund. Lauren's sponsor was Tim Blackwell.
Judy Hoag spoke about Poinsettia sales and how we need to get out and seek "Large" orders.
Happy $'s: Wendy Pazen, Tim Blackwell and Husam Hishmeh.
Important Date:
January 28th: STEPS Conference
December 16th: Christmas Party
December 10th: Rotaract Can Food Drive
December 13th: City Center Christmas Party
P.E. Harriet Clune stood in for President Husam today.
Bob Noville led us in the Flag Salute.

Laura Shannon gave our Inspirational Message.
Greg Frye introduced guests and visiting Rotarians. Visiting Rotarian from Ventura-Downtown was Norm Blacher. Guest of Sharon Daly was Kevin Daly.
Midge Stork announced that the raffle prize was brunch for 6 at Midge & Dave Storks home on a Saturday or Sunday to be arranged.
Jeff Hata gave a recap of Nightmare on the Hill. Our net profits will be well over $6,000. Attendance was good for our initial event. We have things we can work on to make the event stronger next year, but over all the club pulled together and we put on a very good event!
Our Rotaractors auctioned off 10 pumpkins that they carved and netted $600 so it was a great night for Rotaract also. The proceeds from this auction will go towards the Christmas Party Rotaract puts on for the children at the City Center.
John Borneman led us in our song of the day.
Tobias Hildebrand gave our joke of the day.
Avenues of service:
Joe Strohman announced that we will be awarding our first Student of the Quarter awards next week. Vocational service is also looking for a military family to sponsor for the holidays.
Bill Spellman announced that we need to have our RYLA Students enrolled by the end of the year.
Michelle Cekov told us that GoCare has finished the 2nd phase of the global grant.
Rich Stewart asked for volunteers for the Trivia Contest put on by the South club on November 16th. 
Harriet Clune's phone rang so she fined herself $50!!!
Now that Nightmare on the Hill is behind us we need to get out and get more poinsettia orders. We are way behind last year.
The Christmas Party will be December 16th at the Wedgewood. We will be celebrating with South and maybe Downtown this year. Members are covered, but guests will be $36.
Look at photos from our recent event here...

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

Ventura East
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Ventura, CA  93003
United States
Membership Corner
Meeting Responsibilities
Flag Salute
Joke of the Week
Opportunity Drawing Donor
Upcoming Speakers
Joe Vaughn and Tim Weir
Dec 15, 2016
Building a school in Africa
Past Speakers
Harry Jacobs
Dec 08, 2016
United States Coast Guard
Bruce McGhee
Dec 01, 2016
Dark: Thanksgiving
Nov 24, 2016
December 2016
2016 Ventura County Fair Parade
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