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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Tom Swan
    May 23
  • Jason Rebibo
    May 24
  • Tim Blackwell
    June 9
  • Alison Thompson
    June 13
  • Jeff Hata
    June 21
  • Bruce McGee
    June 25
  • Rich Stewart
    June 27
  • Bob Noville
    Barbara Noville
    May 3
  • Tim Hughes
    Peggy Hughes
    June 14
Join Date:
  • Bob Lynn
    May 5, 1990
    26 years
  • Samuel Marsh
    June 9, 2008
    8 years
Club Leadership
Past President
Sgt. at Arms
Club Service
Community Service
International Serv
Vocational Service
Youth Service
Public Relations
Rotaract Advisor
Membership Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
RYLA Coordinator
Interact Chair
Club Bulletin Chair
Rotary Youth Exchange
Christmas Party Chair
Global Grants Chair
Program Chair 2-3-4-5-6
Program Chair 7-8-9-10
Programs Chair 11-12-1
Club Admin
Club Awards Chair
Social Media
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.
Nicole Kreutz led us in the Flag Salute today.
Jeff Burgh announced that our opportunity drawing prize was a gift card to Larson's.
President Bruce recognized Pete Gallagher for his new wheelchair and Joe Strohman for wearing a tie today instead of a bow tie. Joe let President Bruce know that this was the second meeting in a row that he has worn a tie.
President Bruce thanked Joe Strohman for the great job Joe did in organizing the 4 Way Test Essay Contest.
Todd Juvonen gave our Inspirational Message followed by our joke of the week given by Jordan Eller.
Jordan Eller reminded us that scholarship interview are next Monday and Tuesday and that Jordan needs volunteers to chaperone those evenings. Judy & Colin Hoag volunteered for Monday and Alison Thompson will do Tuesday.
President Bruce asked for volunteers to fill out the duty roster for the remainder of the year or Michelle Cekov will just start volunteering you!
President Bruce thanked the people who scheduled our programs for the last year. President Bruce thought the program rotation worked out well. Bob Pazen will be scheduling programs for the 1st quarter of Husam's year.
President Bruce reminded us about the Push em Pull em parade on July 4th. This will be the 40th year we have organized this parade, please think about what we can do to get better PR and fundraising at this event.
The next board meeting will be June 2nd instead of June 1st.
Dave Anderson spoke about the Step Down dinner on June 12th at the Wedgewood Banquet Center from 6 - 9pm. Please sign up on the sign up sheets being passed around if you haven't done so online.
We had a visiting Rotarian today from Ventura-South, Nkosi Khumalo.
P.E. Husam Hishmeh let us know that the Board Retreat would be an Husam's office on June 18th starting at 11:30 then off to a BBQ at Husam's home afterwards.
Jim Word gave us a few words about water. If you live in Santa Paula, Oxnard, Thousand Oaks or Westlake you will get State Water ... the rest of us are in big trouble. Lake Casitas is at 40% capacity and we will have to conserve another 30% this year. The really bad news is that we are halfway through an 8 year drought. 75% of Ventura County gets its water from the Colorado River or State Water. 
To answer the question about desalination, it takes 14 years to get desal on line. Calleguas water is halfway through construction of a 30 mile brine line.
Midge Stork conducted the raffle and our winner was Jim Emch!!!
President Bruce asked everyone to take a Club Roster Information sheet and bring it back completed next week.

Dick Gallagher led us in the Flag Salute.
Guests today were our speaker, Cheney Caldwell. Guest of Kathy McGee was Ann McGee. Guests of Amber Stevens were her father Matt, brother Brian and her boss Amy Bailey. Guest of Husam Hishmeh was Morris. Guest of Ron Polito was Sara Masterson & Rick Masterson. Guest of Jeff Burgh was Renee Higgins. Guest of Alison Thompson was Yoshi Nomiki. Guest of Michael Martin was Julia Martin. Carolyn Hertel and her grandson Doug Woodburn were also with us to present the awards to our 4 Way Test Essay contest winners. Visiting Rotarian was Gary Wolfe from Ventura Downtown.
Joe Strohman did the presentations for the Ronald L. Hertel 4 Way Test essay winners. Present from Balboa Middle School were teachers Mayra Brady, Brooke Schmidt & Laura Mason as well as Principal Wes Wade.
Tim Hughes presented Reagen Riggins with the 3rd place award. Tom Hashbarger presented L J Chandler with the 2nd place award and Doug Woodburn presented Dylan Shirk with the 1st place award. Kathy McGee then presented Dylan with the 1st place award for the District contest! Congratulations to all our winners and to Dylan for winning the District contest. Click here to see the 2016 Ronald L. Hertel 4 Way Test Essay presentations
President Bruce then inducted 4 new members with the help of Tim Blackwell.
Please welcome Sara Masterson who was sponsored by Ron Polito, Micheal Martin who was sponsored by John Masterson, Colin Hoag who was sponsored by Judy Hoag and Amber Stevens who was sponsored by Jeff Hata to the club!!! Click here to see the New Member Inductions

4 new members were inducted into the Rotary Club of Ventura-East
Welcome to:
Sara Masterson
Colin Hoag
Amber Stevens
Michael Martin

The winners:
Dylan Shirk first place $250 plus first place in District $300
L J Chandler second place $150
Reagen Riggins third place $100
On hand to help pass out the awards were Carolyn Hertel & Doug Woodburn

P.E.N. Harriet Clune led us in the Flag Salute.
Midge Stork announced that our raffle prize was a case of Mexican beer and 1.5 liters of tequila donated by Rich Stewart.
Ron Polito gave our joke of the week.
Guests today were our speaker Kate Carter from LifeChronicles. Guest of Juan Mendoza was his father Juan Mendoza Sr. Guest of Tim Blackwell was Lars Lundstrom. Guests of the club were Sara Masterson and Michael Martin. Guest of Tom Swan was Justin Schipp and visiting Rotarians were Brenda Alison and Hutch.
Brenda Alison announced a "Sushi & Sake" event at her move to benefit Casa Pacifica on May 19th. The cost is $200/couple.
Tim Hughes passed around a sign up sheet for donations to buy library books for the "New" Blanche Reynolds library.
President Bruce announced that there will be a club foundation meeting immediately after the club meeting.
President Bruce thanked everyone who came out for the Social last week. It was a lot of fun and there was pretty good club participation.
Dave Anderson let us know that GoCare had completed phase one of the global grant and that the second phase is now in progress.
Rich Stewart spoke about the Atlas School Volunteer breakfast. Many club members participated in the tutoring project last year and we look forward to another good year next year.
Tim Blackwell let us know that the smart money was on Nyquist in the Kentucky Derby this weekend.
Jordan Eller reminded us that scholarship interviews would be the week of May 23rd and we would be making the presentations on June 2nd.
President Bruce let us know that he and Kathy would be accompanying Rotaract on their house build in Mexico this year.
President Bruce thanked Tim Blackwell for doing the club orientation for Sara Masterson, Amber Stevens and Colin Hoag. We will be inducting Sara, Amber and Colin next week.
Midge Stork conducted the raffle and the lucky winner was Juan Mendoza!
President Bruce read a few letters from our RYLA participants.


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
Frye, Greg
Flag Salute
Spellman D.D.S, William J.
Noville, Bob
Joke of the Week
Juvonen, Todd
Opportunity Drawing Donor
Noville, Bob
Upcoming Speakers
May 26, 2016
Cynthia Thompson
Ivy Lawn
Jun 02, 2016
Kathryn Kasmir
Straight Up Reality Improv
Jun 09, 2016
Cristian Arrieta
Failure to Launch
Past Speakers
May 19, 2016
May 12, 2016
Cheney Caldwell
Trip to the North Pole
May 05, 2016
Kate Carter
News from R.I.
Rotary shop on new platform
As of 1 May, the Rotary shop will be available on a new platform. We may experience some downtime during the transition and apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact us at or at 847-866-4600.
Rotary districts mobilize to support survivors of Ecuador, Japan quakes
After a series of three earthquakes -- two in Japan and one in Ecuador -- killed hundreds of people, injured thousands, and caused billions of dollars in damage late last week, Rotary members in those regions have created disaster relief funds to help survivors. In Ecuador, the powerful 7.8-magnitude quake that struck Saturday night has killed more than 400 people, with 2,500 injured. Those figures are expected to rise. Rotary District 4400 established a service fund to raise money for relief efforts. Contact District Governor Manuel A. Nieto Jijon for information on how to donate. In Japan,...
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