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Planning for the creation of the Rotary Club of Newbury Park, was well under way by November of 1983. The Thousand Oaks Rotary Club undertook the challenge of helping the proposed Newbury Park Club, become a reality and under the guidance and leadership of George Gibb, serving as special representative to then District Governor Walter Milburn, the fourth meeting of the Newbury Park Provisional Rotary Club was held on January 5, 1984. Proposed members had been presented with a complete review of Rotary and in particular it's motto: "SERVICE above SELF".

Particularly memorable were presentations by Rotarians Bill Nothoff of the Westlake Village Club and Felix Masci, Past President of Thousand Oaks Rotary. Felix Masci did a slide presentation on the many activities of Rotary International, which was very motivational and caused many who were present to have a greater appreciation for what they were about to get themselves into. That same day seventeen more applications for membership were received and approved. It was then announced that the Clubs Charter Leadership would be as follows: President John Foster
Secretary Dan Friedman
Treasurer Mike Nemeth
Director Ken Hanson NOTE: John, Mike and Ken, were all current or former Rotarians.


Rotary International officially granted a Charter to the Rotary Club of Newbury Park on February 15, 1984. The Clubs territorial limits were roughly stated as being from the 23 Freeway on the East, to the Conejo Grade on the West, the Santa Monica Mountains on the South and to the Simi Range Crest on the North.

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