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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Harriet Clune
    August 1
  • Jim Word
    August 5
  • Daryl Cruser
    August 22
  • Wendy Pazen
    September 8
  • David Anderson
    September 20
  • Bob Pazen
    Sweetem's Pazen
    September 9
  • Wendy Pazen
    Most Precious Pazen
    September 9
Join Date:
  • Bob Noville
    August 16, 2012
    4 years
  • Bruce McGee
    August 16, 2012
    4 years
  • Judy Hoag
    August 22, 1996
    20 years
  • Todd Juvonen
    September 12, 2013
    3 years
  • Jeff Burgh
    September 25, 2014
    2 years
  • Alison Thompson
    September 29, 2010
    6 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
Social Media
What is Rotary
Nightmare on the Hill
Sponsorship Information for Nightmare on the Hill.
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SOLD  Venue Sponsorship - Savory Prime
SOLD  DJ Sponsorship - Domino's
SOLD  Casino Sponsorship - Retirement Income Specialist's
Ghoul Sponsor's
Bill Spellman
Mark Mulchay
Raffle Prize Donations
Rosanna Colin - First Bank Ventura
Ashley Pope - Spice Topia
Laura Shannon - Savory Prime Pet Treats
New Member Proposal
The following
has been proposed as a new member of
the Rotary Club of Ventura-East:
Name:                          Mike O'Neill
Classification:                Sr. Living
Proposer:                      John Masterson
Publication Date:           August 23, 2016
Any objections to this person becoming a 
member of our club should be brought to
the attention of the President, President-Elect
or any Director within ten (10) days of this

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.
Remember the Alamo?'s remember the WaytoGO!

Ventura East Rotary is celebrating "Rotary in Ventura County" with a "funtastic" Star Princess 4-day cruise featuring all day visits to Catalina island's hideaway, Avalon and Mexico's charming Ensenada.  The best part is it will be with your favorite friends and Rotary Club members.

Organized by 53 year Ventura Club member, John Masterson (aka Capt'n Cruise),  this will have the fun, food and fraternization (remember the Love Boat?) of a normal Princess Cruise with the added Rotary elements such as cocktail parties, unique scavenger hunt and an uproarious joint, all club meeting, held by our 2016-2017 leader and world traveler, Husam Hismeh.  Even transportation to San Pedro is included.


Sailing Thursday, afternoon, March 9th 2017
Returning Monday morning, March 13th 2017

San Pedro

Spread the joy of Rotary!

Veranda stateroom $899 pp (inc. tax and port fees, prepaid gratuities and doc fee)
(Also available are lower priced inside and window staterooms, as well as, suites.)

For best selection, pick your stateroom now.  All arrangements go through Santa
Barbara Travel, 3140 Telegraph Rd, Ventura.  Questions?  Contact John Masterson, Ventura East Rotary, or 805-223-5808


Dick Gallagher led us in the Flag Salute.
Rich Stewart introduced guests and visiting Rotarians.
Visiting from Ventura Downtown was Past President Mario De La Piedra.
Guest of Amber Stevens was her mom, Lark Stevens and guests of President Husam were Sharon Daley and Tobias Hildebrand.
President Husam gave our Inspirational Message.
Greg Frye then delivered our Joke of the Day.
Todd Juvonen told us about the Community Service meeting. Community Service will be meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Todd wants Community Service to be driven by our members and thanked Tim Hughes and Jeff Hata for the opportunities they have brought to the club. Todd's commitment is to work with the other clubs to see where we can all work together.
The Fundraising committee had a meeting on Tuesday and there were a lot of great ideas presented. It looks like our next "BIG" fundraiser could be an Art Auction. Kris Hansen has done this type of event in the past and it was great for the community. The events were typically a Black Tie event and raised in the area of $17,000 - $20,000. Kris would like ideas and suggestions for charities to partner with. Kris would like to see this event held sometime in the spring.
President Husam read a thank you card from Mary Cassey O'Niel thanking us for our donation to the Blanche Reynolds Library.
Happy $'s: Bill Gray, Greg Frye, John Masterson and Tim Hughes.
John Masterson announced that March 9th would be the departure date for a 4 day cruise to Mexico called the "Rotary Splash Bash!!!" Information will be coming so keep an eye on our club website and future editions of the Breeze. President Husam's vision would be to see the boat filled with Rotarians!!!
Alison talked about her 33 mile hike over 3 days last week. 
Jeff Hata spoke about Nightmare on the Hill. At this time, we need to be gathering sponsorships. Jeff Hata also said Poinsettia sales are beginning and to see Sara Masterson for order forms.

l-r Brie Young, Kaye Woodburn, Rick Jeffrey, Amber Stevens
Ventura-East member Amber Stevens swam around the Ventura Pier today with the Jr. Lifeguards. Swimming with Amber were YMCA Board Members Kaye Woodburn and Rick Jeffrey as well as Aquatics Director Brie Young.

Harriet Clune led us in the Flag Salute.
Rich Stewart introduced our guests and visiting Rotarians.
Visiting Rotarians from Ventura Downtown was Rosa Lee Measures and her husband Albert Harris and also, Gary Wolfe. Visiting from the Rotary Club of Munich was Bea and Lawarence Fuhrman.
Visiting today was Harriet Clune's brother Wes Lovett, Bill Gray's son Tyler, Kris Hansen's son Ryan and Midge Stork's husband Dave.
Tim Hughes gave our Inspirational Message.
President Husam thanked the crew from Scofield catering for their years of service to the club.
Midge Stork announced that the raffle prize was a copy of our speakers book and Laura Shannon's prize of $50 cash straight from Las Vegas.
John Borneman led us in a song.
Avenues of servce:
Todd Juvonen reminded everyone that the Community Service meeting would be August 17th at the Cave, 5:30 pm.
Jeff Hata spoke about our upcoming fundraiser, Nightmare on the Hill.
Bob Lynn gave our joke of the day.
Happy $'s: Sam Marsh, Todd Juvonen, Bill Hicks, Amber Stevens, Husam Hishmeh and Bruce McGee.
Midge conducted the raffle and our lucky winner was Laura Shannon!!!

President Husam announced to the club that we will be starting the business portion of our meetings 15 minutes earlier and ending our meetings 15 minutes earlier.
President Husam thanked our greeter Tim Blackwell. 
Rich Stewart then led us in the Flag Salute.
President Husam introduced guests and visiting Rotarians. Our guests were our speaker, David Fukutomi and Sharon Daley. Guest of Husam Hishmeh was Matt Lavear.
Tom Hasbarger gave our Inspirational Message. 
President Husam announced that our raffle prize was a $50 gift card to Trader Joe's.

President Husam announced that we needed to be at the assembly point for the Fair Parade by 9:00. Many thanks to Jim Emch for organizing this for us.
President Husam told us that Downtown Rotary would be doing their Back Pack for Kids program at the VUSD Headquarters on Saturday from 9 - 12. It will be nice if we can get some club members out for this.
Bob Pazen gave our joke of the day.
President Husam said that August is Membership Month so we should think about inviting potential new members.
President Husam spoke about the Trombone Shorty concert in Santa Barbara on November 11th to benefit End Polio.
John Borneman led us in a song.
Happy $'s: Alison Thompson, Rich Stewart, Jim Word, John Masterson, Sam Marsh, Bill Hicks, Husam Hishmeh.


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
2016 Ventura County Fair Parade
August 2016
Meeting Responsibilities
Kreutz, Nicole
Flag Salute
Shannon, Laura
Masterson, John A.
Crookston, Bill
Joke of the Week
Marquez-Olson, Carol
Opportunity Drawing Donor
Martin, Mike
Upcoming Speakers
Sep 01, 2016
Doug Halter
Ventura Botanical Garden & more...
Sep 08, 2016
Ayn Devera
Pilates and Yoga for Your Health
Sep 15, 2016
D.G. Nick Frankle
District Governor's Official Visit
Past Speakers
Aug 25, 2016
Dr. Bill Spellman
From Script to Opening Curtain
Aug 18, 2016
Dr. William Rajala
Hospice Care
Aug 11, 2016
Rich Slater, PhD
Deep Sea Diving All Over the World
News from R.I.
Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.
Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
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