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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Bob Noville
    October 4
  • Jordan Eller
    October 11
  • Mike Martin
    Julia Martin
    October 8
  • Tom Hashbarger
    Cynthia Hashbarger
    October 21
  • James Emch
    Lita Emch
    November 2
  • Jim Word
    Alberta Word
    November 28
Join Date:
  • Bill Crookston
    October 1, 2015
    1 year
  • Greg Frye
    October 1, 2015
    1 year
  • Donna Louise Turner
    October 2, 2007
    9 years
  • Tim Blackwell
    October 2, 2014
    2 years
  • Tim Hughes
    October 14, 2010
    6 years
  • Augie Ponce DeLeon
    October 15, 2012
    4 years
  • Jason Rebibo
    October 15, 2015
    1 year
  • Chris Norstedt
    October 16, 2008
    8 years
  • Bill Hicks
    November 1, 1974
    42 years
  • Laura Shannon
    November 28, 2012
    4 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
Nightmare on the Hill
SOLD  Presenting Sponsor - GoCare
SOLD  Venue Sponsorship - Savory Prime
SOLD  DJ Sponsorship - Domino's
SOLD  Casino Sponsorship - Retirement Income Specialist's
SOLD  Bar Sponsorship - Capital Mortgage Services
Ghoul Sponsor's
Bill Spellman
Mark Mulchay
Monte Widders
Alert Communications
Husam Hishmeh
Ventura County Pharmacy
Witches Sponsor's
A Street Optometric Center, APC - Bob Pazen
Rubicon Theatre - Rich Stewart & Harriet Clune
Four Brix Winery - Karen Stewart
Ventura Botanical Gardens - Bruce & Kathy McGee / Midge & Dave Stork
Lindsay & Co. - Alison Thompson
Costello and Company, CPA Inc - Ken Kagan
PremierAmerica Credit Union - Terri Hernandez
Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc - Todd Juvonen
Furguson Case Orr Paterson LLP - Joe Strohman
Mortgage Couch - Shelby Bishop
Team Dembowski Realty - Ellyn Dembowski
Cauldron Sponsor's
Norman Dowler, LLP - Tom Hutchinson
Coast General Insurance - Brenda Allison
Ventura County Credit Union - Natalie Yanez
Tim Hughes, RE/MAX Realtors - Tim Hughes
Raffle Prize Donations
Rosanna Colin - First Bank Ventura
Ashley Pope - Spice Topia
Laura Shannon - Savory Prime Pet Treats
Midge Stork
Clint Garman - Garman's Pub
Kristopher Skromme, OD - Two Trees Optometry
Rosandra Esquivel - The HR Firm

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.
Kathy McGee led us in the Flag Salute.
Our guest today was a skeleton that Kathy McGee picked up at a Halloween store in honor of our fundraiser Nightmare on the Hill. On that note, Kathy is collecting decorations for Nightmare on the Hill and asked that anybody donating decorations bring them to our meeting next week.
Midge Stork announced that our raffle prize was a $50 gift card to Lure donated by Carol Marquez-Olson.
John Borneman led us in a song.
We sang Happy Birthday to Ken Kagan.
Michelle Cekov told us about her adventures at Old 'Chella last weekend.
A reminder to board members and new members who need their Blue Badges, the next board meeting will be in 2 weeks.
Jeff Hata spoke about Nightmare on the Hill. The good news is that we are in the black before we even have the event. We need to work on ticket sales, raffle prizes and decorations from now until the event.
Alison Thompson gave our joke of the day.
Judy Hoag spoke about Poinsettia sales. We need to sell. Large orders are preferred because we can drop ship orders 10 cases or more.
Bruce McGee read off the list of members who have enough points to give a Paul Harris Fellow award. We will be having a meeting about membership the first meeting in December and P.D.G. Wade Nomura will be attending. It would be a great thing to award a few Paul Harris Fellows that day.
Joe Strohman is looking for Employee of the Quarter nominees.
Midge Stork conducted the raffle and our lucky winner was Laura Shannon!!!

Bill Spellman led us in the Flag Saute.
Our only guest today was our speaker Dr. Mike Babb.
President Husam gave our Inspirational Moment.
Tim Blackwell inducted two new members today...Sharon Daley and Tobias Hildebrand.
President Husam presented Joe Strohman with a check for $2,875 for contributions members made to the RCVE Foundation the past year.
Joe  Strohman then gave a brief history of our club's involvement with Ventura USD with the highlight being our scholarship program.
Midge Stork announced that our raffle prize was a $50 gift card to Wood Ranch BBQ donated by Kathy McGee.
Kathy McGee announced a meeting at Jordan Eller's office to review designs for the Rotary Site at the Ventura Botanical Gardens.
John Borneman led us in our song of the day.
Bill Spellman announced that RYLA is coming.

Greeter:  Mike Martin
Attendance: Kris Hansen
Flag Salute:  Jason Rebido
Inspirational Moment: Tim Hughes
Joke: Jordan Eller
Raffle: Bill Hicks
Juan D. Mondoza presented the club with a Recognition Award

Husam - Reminder

1)      Poinsettia Sales ongoing

2)      Happy to say our finances are improving

3)      NOH upcoming event reminder
Upcoming Meeting for Community Service: 10/12 at the offices of Todd Juvonen.
Saturday - October 8 - Story Fest from 9-2:00 p.m. Looking for readers!

Upcoming cruise in March - discussion by John Masterson
Social at Bob Lynn's Jewelry was successful. Thank you Bob! By Vance Thompson
Happy Dollars:  Ron Polito / Todd Juvonen / Benjamin Onsa / Husam Hishmeh

Song of the day - "October Hope" by John
Raffle donation by Bill Hicks. Winner: Sharon Daly $50.00 Gift Certificate from Casa de Soria! Ola'

Mark McKernen - Thanked those Rotarians that donated to his relief case. He returned from Baton Rouge, LA where they were able to apply a district branch donation along with ours to help the people affected by the devastation. In four days,  they were able to help 96 clients and staff. They assessed a church and its members and provided the best way to buy them supplies, blankets, utensils, sheets etc. The Baton Rouge, LA food bank was able to purchase 6,000 cans of chicken for donations. A total of 30 elderly were assisted in their homes as well. Big "Thank You" to WALMART for all their help!

Tobias Hildebrand / Ken Daly
Mark McKernen & Benjamin Osna - Ventura Downtown Club
Sabrena Rodriguez - Running for school district chair
Tom Swan introduced: Guest Speaker - Katherine Kasmir - Program "Straight up Ventura County" - Youth development program: Reality Improvisation  Connection

The bell was rung by President Husam Hismeh to start the meeting at noon with a call to lunch.
After the flag salute, led by Carol Marquez-Olson, the inspirational message was given by Harriet Clune.  Tim Hughes told a very funny joke; John Borneman led us in an entertaining song; Midge Stork announced the raffle prize of an Amazon gift card donated by Michelle Cekov (Bill Gray was the winner); Jordan Eller took attendance and President Husam thanked Amber Stevens for being Greeter and also announcing our visitors.  A thanks goes out to everyone who helped out at the meeting.
Announcements:  Our meeting on Thursday, September 29 will be a visit to Bob Lynn’s Jewelry to learn everything you ever wanted to know about making beautiful things!  Todd Juvonen announced Community Service opportunities and Tim Hughes presented the Access Book for sale at $30.  President Husam announced that our member, Jeff Hata, had undergone surgery on Wednesday and is recovering, expecting to return home on Friday.  Everyone wishes him a quick recovery.
Our speaker was Dr. Frochtzwajg, M.D.  He spoke about finding a new doctor when your current physician retires; it was a very interesting presentation.  He also described the process of becoming a new doctor and handling the usually 6 figure debt acquired during your medical school studies.  CMH has a comprehensive program now for training new doctors.  He also elaborated on the relative earnings differential between family physicians and specialists.  It was a very informative presentation.  Dr. Frochtzwajg remained after the meeting to answer questions from several members. 
The meeting was adjourned at 1:15 p.m.

Bill Spellman led us in the Flag Salute.
Visitors today were Jerry Beckerman, Kevin Daley and Guest of the Club Sharon Daley. Visiting Rotarian Diedrea from the Ojai Club. Our speaker today was P.D.G. Deepa Willingham and her daughter Reena.
Amber Stevens received her blue badge today and Mike O'Neil was inducted into the club today with the help of Mike's sponsor John Masterson, Bruce McGee and P.D.G. Deepa Willingham.
Diedrea announced "Taste of Ojai" at the Ojai Valley Inn on October 23rd and Jerry Beckerman spoke about a Career Guidance Meeting.
Today's raffle prize was donated by Todd Juvonen with was a "Stay home or go out" $25.00 Cinema and $25.00 Amazon Prime Card. Our Lucky winner today was Bob Pazen.
Joe Strohman announced that the Foundation Board meeting would be Monday at 5:00 in Joe's office.
Joe Strohman also announced that Student of the Quarter is coming and Joe needs 3 people to volunteer to sponsor this award.
John Borneman led us in a song.
Bob Pazen then introduced our speaker P.D.G. Deepa Willingham who spoke about PACE.


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
Gray, William
Flag Salute
Swan, Tom
Rebibo, Jason
Joke of the Week
Stewart, Rich
Opportunity Drawing Donor
Gallagher, Dick
Upcoming Speakers
Nov 03, 2016
John Cox
Rescue California Education Foundation/Citizens Legislature
Nov 10, 2016
Stephanie Caldwell
Ventura Chamber of Commerce
Nov 17, 2016
Joe Strohman
New Member Interviews
Past Speakers
Oct 27, 2016
John Troxel
Computer Forensics
Oct 20, 2016
Joe Strohman
New Member Interviews
Oct 13, 2016
Dr. Mike Bab
Superintendent Ventura Unified School District
October 2016
2016 Ventura County Fair Parade
News from R.I.
Rotary’s World Polio Day event looks ahead to ending the disease for good
While the fight to eradicate polio suffered a blow this year when the virus re-emerged in Nigeria, Rotary leaders and top health experts focused Monday on the big picture: the global presence  of the paralyzing disease has never been smaller. The headquarters of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, served as the site of Rotary’s fourth annual World Polio Day event. Some of the biggest names in the polio eradication campaign were there to reflect on the year’s progress and discuss what’s needed to end the disease for good. More than 200 people...
Virtual reality films bring new dimension to polio fight
At this year’s World Polio Day celebration in Atlanta, Rotary is harnessing the power of virtual reality technology to build empathy and inspire action in our fight to eradicate polio. Rotary, with support from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, produced a virtual reality film that tells the story of Alokita, a young adult who suffered paralysis from polio as a child growing up in India, which has been polio-free since 2011. “When you open your eyes and see a different environment around you, you relate to the subject on a visceral, personal level,” says Vincent Vernet, direct of digital and...
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