ROTARY CLUB OF VENTURA EAST

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 of America
 
What is Rotary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Ventura-East
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Ventura-East.  Our club was chartered on May 23, 1963; 55 years of service to our community and the world.  We are also the first club to be a 100% Paul Harris Fellow club in our district and we were the 54th club in the world to achieve this distinction, having donated $1,000 per member to the Rotary International Foundation to fund projects in the United States and all around the world.
 
Ventura-East Rotarians meet for lunch from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Poinsettia Pavilion in Ventura, 3451 Foothill Road.   A delicious lunch, fellowship and networking, a short business session and usually an informative speaker who presents current and timely topics.
 
Rotarians practice our pledge of “Service Above Self” through our five Avenues of Service committees:  Club Service, Community Service, International Service, Vocational Service and Youth Service.  One of our most popular projects is the Push-em Pull-em Parade for youngsters and families on the 4th of July. We started this parade in 1976 and celebrated the 43rd anniversary of the Push-em Pull-em Parde this year (Click on this link to see photos PhotoAlbums/2017-push-em-pull-em-parade).  Operation Splash, partnered with the YMCA, teaches youngsters to swim and learn water safety.  We are, after all, a beach community!  We support the Boys & Girls Clubs, Food Share and the Ventura Botanical Gardens.  This year in June we awarded $50,000 in scholarships to local High School Seniors with plans to attend colleges and universities.  This coming June we plan to also award scholarships to those students pursuing vocational programs.
 
Leadership training for our youth is an important part of what we do, sponsoring an “Interact” Club at Buena High School and sending High School Juniors to a program called RYLA, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, a 4-day retreat for self-development and leadership experience. 
 
On an International basis, we partner with “GoCare” in support of a project in Nicaragua, offering health care, educational opportunities, computer labs, English language lessons and much more.  A new project for us is partnering with “The Mossy Foot Project” based in Ventura and providing medical and rehabilitation services through their project in Ethiopia.   
 
We have two major fundraisers each year to support our charitable work.  In October, we throw a fun filled adult costume party called “Nightmare on the Hill.”  It is a very popular event.  Our second fundraiser is Poinsettia Sales for the holidays. Volunteer Rotarians deliver the cases of beautiful plants for each order to home or business.  For large business orders, we can drop ship the cases.  Ask us!  These fund-raising events allow us to continue our services to our local community and to the world.
 
If you have an interest in Rotary and doing good in our world, here locally and internationally, please contact us through our website or see us on Facebook.  We welcome your inquiry and would welcome you to join us at lunch to investigate the opportunities of Rotary Membership.
 
Jeff Hata
President 2018-2019
Rotary Club of Ventura East
 
 
The "Not" So Quite Corner
Easter
 
I grew up in a conservative, middle class family that went to church on Sunday and celebrated Easter like it was Christmas. Mom decorated from the day after St. Patrick’s Day in preparation and Aunt Elba always let me color as many eggs as I wanted. I loved all the pastel colors almost as much as wearing hats and white gloves outside of church.  This week always get’s me to think of how we celebrate the end of Lent almost as much as Easter itself. Easter just recalls how everything has a season.
 
I’m planning Jeff’s step down now and it is bittersweet. There have been a few items that I couldn’t wait to do but just could not get to and others that were far bigger than a one-year commitment. However, as I’m starting to prep, I see a very fulfilling year has taken place.  I think I’m going to miss the event planning the most. This year’s theme has been perfect! “Be the Inspiration” fit so well especially since Jeff is the only person in the club to serve a second term. The idea of bridging the past with the club’s future was a big reason why Jeff said yes to the role. So much is done but no one knows why that this year gave Jeff the opportunity to remind us of why we have Rotary Recognition or why it is important to read the newsletter.  How do we celebrate the past while inspiring the club’s future President? Come find out, I dare you!
 
Rosandra Esquivel
 
NEWS FROM VENTURA EAST
Jim Word led us in the Flag Salute.
 
Our Inspirational Message was given by Ashley Pope.
 
Introduction of guests & visiting Rotarians – Todd Juvonen
We did not have any guests or visiting Rotarians today.
 
I want to thank the greeter Rich Stewart & Roy Valdez for taking attendance.
 
Margarida Eidson announced that our raffle prize was a $50 gift certificate to SpiceTopia donated by Ashley Pope.
 
Rotary Recognition:
  • President Jeff presented Megan Hahn with her blue badge.
  • Bruce McGee presented Paul Harris Fellows to Laura Shannon & Jeff Burgh.
Presidents announcements:
Melody Namikas spoke to the club about Dave Stork's passing.
 
President Jeff let the club know that Bob Noville has been under the weather.
 
President Jeff asked the club for permission to have flowers delivered to Dave Stork's Memorial. Permission was granted.
 
  • Upcoming speakers
    • 4/18 – Craft Talk
    • 4/25 – Shawn O’Hara
 
  • Exchange Student Hyla Borrell
 
  • May 4 – Downtown 100 year anniversary Party
  • May 4 – Rotary Plaza Christening
Joe Strohman introduced our 4Way Test Essay Contest winners and each of them ready their essays.
3rd Place - Tyler Hoff, 2nd Place - Ava Gutierrez, 1st Place - Amina Waqar
 
Avenues of Service:
P.E. Jeff Burgh spoke about the Rotary Cruise scheduled for August 1st - 4th which is also Harriet Clune's Birthday weekend.
 
Rich Stewart announced that there was a small group going up to Ojai to see Bill Spellman perform. If anyone else would like to go, please let Rich know.
 
Bruce McGee spoke about the great turnout for the Walk For Kids. Plans are already underway for next year!
 
Ashley Pope spoke about the Sip & See on Tuesday and the Bob Pazen Memorial Membership Scholarship. 
 
Margarida conducted the raffle and our lucky winner was Melody Namikas!
 
Thought for the week…
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
Vance Thompson led us in the Flag Salute
 
President Jeff gave our Inspirational Message.
 
Megan Hahn introduced our guests & visiting Rotarians.
Guest of the club was Adonis Campillo. Guest of Sharon Daly was Lucille Miller.
Visiting from the Rotary Club of Santa Maria Noon was Laura Segura.
 
President Jeff thanked Kris Hansen for greeting & Tom Swan for taking attendance.
 
Midge Stork announced that our raffle prize was a $50 gift card to Cafe Ficelle!
 
Rotary Recognition:
  • Birthday
    • Midge Stork
    • Sharon Daly
    • Tim Hughes
    • Kathy McGee
    • Amber Stevens
    • Tom Swan
Presidents announcements:
  • Upcoming speakers
    • 4/11 – Direct Relief – Dean Axelrod
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  • Exchange Student Hyla Borrell
  • May 4 – Downtown 100 year anniversary Party
  • May 4 – Rotary Plaza Christening
  • Autism Awareness Patch
  • Step Down dinner is June 21st at Strey Cellars.
Avenues of Service:
Amber Stevens: RMFR Update
 
Rich Stewart passed around a clip board for sign ups to attend the Interact meetings for the rest of April.
 
Olivia Strohman invited everyone to come to a Paint & Sip at Red Brick Gallery on May 8th at 6:30. The cost is $40 and proceeds will go towards Rotaract's Mexico Build this fall.
 
Harriet Clune spoke about a 2 for 1 offer from the Rubicon Theater. For more information, contact Harriet.
 
Joe Strohman let us know that the 4 Way Test Essay Contest winners from Balboa will be at the club on April 11th and Buena will be April 18th. Administrative Assistants day will be on April 25th.
 
Happy $’s: John Borneman, Tom Swan, Bill Spellman & Midge Stork.
 
Midge Stork conducted the raffle and our winner was our guest Lucille Miller!!!
 
Thought for the week…
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
Charles R. Swindoll
Today our meeting was offsite at CAPS Media!
 
President Jeff led is in the Flag Salute and gave our Inspirational Message.
 
Introduction of guests & visiting Rotarians – Jeff Hata
Guest of the club was Adonis Campanillo.
 
I want to thank the greeter Tom Swan & Margarida Eidson for taking attendance.
 
Rotary Recognition:
  • Rotarian of the month: Amber Stevens
Presidents announcements:
  • Upcoming speakers
    • 4/4 – Rancho Ventura – Bonnie Atmore
    • 4/11 – Direct Relief – Dean Axelrod
  • Exchange Student Hyla Borrell
  • May 4 – Downtown 100 year anniversary Party
  • May 4 – Rotary Plaza Christening
  • Autism Awareness Patch
Avenues of Service:
Amber Stevens: RMFR Update
Ashley – Jigsaw Puzzles
Jeff Burgh – District Assembly
Husam Hishmeh - Michael Reagan City Impact Golf Tournament on April 29th.
 
Thought for the week…
Remember that failure is an event, not a person
Zig Ziglar
President Jeff led us in the Flag Salute.
 
Our Inspirational Message was delivered by Husam Hishmeh.
 
Introduction of guests & visiting Rotarians – Jeff Hata.
Guest of Roy Valdez was Adonis Campillo. Guest of Sharon Daly was Lucille Miller.
Visiting from the Rotary Club of Santa Maria Noon was Laura Segura.
Visiting from the Rubicon Theater was Kary Lynn Burns and Bev & Kirby Ward.
 
I want to thank the greeter Amber Stevens & Megan Hahn for taking attendance.
 
Margarida Eidson announced our raffle prize was $50 cash donated by Margarida Eidson.
 
Rotary Recognition:
  • Anniversaries
    • Tom & Georganna Swan
Presidents announcements:
  • Upcoming speakers
    • 3/28 – Offsite CAPS TV
    • 4/4 – Rancho Ventura – Bonnie Atmore
    • 4/11 – Direct Relief – Dean Axelrod
 
  • Exchange Student Hyla Borrell
  • May 4 – Downtown 100 year anniversary Party
  • May 4 – Rotary Plaza Christening
  • Autism Awareness Patch
Avenues of Service:
Amber Stevens: RMFR Update
 
Ashley – Jigsaw Puzzles
 
Jeff Burgh – District Assembly
 
Happy $’s: Husam Hishmeh & John Borneman
 
Margarida conducted the raffle and our lucky winner was one of our job shadow participants.
 
Thought for the week…
If you’re going through hell, keep going.
Winston Churchill
Bill Crookston led us in the Flag Salute.
 
Our Inspirational Message was delivered by Harriet Clune.
 
Joe Strohman Introduced guests & visiting Rotarians.
Visiting from the Rotary Club of Tablisi, Georgia, USSR was Sid White.
 
Sid took a few minutes and told us about his Rotary Club and what they do. Sid and President Jeff Exchanged Club Banners.
 
I want to thank the greeter Christina Ahn & Judy Hoag for taking attendance.
 
Midge Stork announced that our raffle prize was a gift card donated by Todd Juvonen.
 
Rotary Recognition:
  • Birthdays
    • Laura Shannon
    • Bill Crookston
Presidents announcements:
  • Upcoming speakers
    • 3/21 – Job Shadow
    • 3/28 – Offsite CAPS TV
  • Exchange Student Hyla Borrell
  • March 23 Interact will be doing a beach clean up at the end of California St.
  • March 17th is our Ventura St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Avenues of Service:
Amber Stevens: RMFR Update - We will be cooking a pancake breakfast for participants at the walk.
 
Ashley – Jigsaw Puzzles
 
Jeff Burgh – District Assembly
 
Joe Strohman - 4 Way Test Essays are being judged. We will have the winners announced soon.
 
Judy Hoag let us know that Carol Marquez is home and doing well!
 
Midge Stork let us know that Dave is coming home today!!!
 
Happy $’s: John Borneman, Roy Valdez and Husam Hishmeh.
 
Midge Stork conducted the raffle and the winner was Kris Hansen.
 
Thought for the week…
If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission.
 
 
 
 

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Midge Stork CFP, CSPG
    April 8
  • Sharon Daly
    April 8
  • Tim Hughes
    April 9
  • Kathy McGee
    April 13
  • Amber Stevens
    April 24
  • Tom Swan
    May 23
Join Date:
  • Joe Strohman Jr.
    April 1, 1986
    33 years
  • Kathy McGee
    April 16, 2015
    4 years
  • Jim Word
    May 1, 1983
    36 years
  • Greg Jones
    May 2, 2017
    2 years
  • Ashley Pope
    May 3, 2017
    2 years
  • Amber Stevens
    May 12, 2016
    3 years
  • Colin Hoag
    May 12, 2016
    3 years
  • Mike Martin
    May 12, 2016
    3 years
  • Margarida Eidson
    May 19, 2017
    2 years
  • Pete Gallagher
    May 23, 1963
    56 years
  • William J. Spellman D.D.S
    May 23, 1963
    56 years
 
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ROTARY CLUB OF VENTURA EAST

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 of America
 
Membership Corner
 
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Rotary Club of Ventura-East, Please click this link.
 
Rotary Club of Ventura-East Avenues of Service Citation Recipients
Recognizing that the strength of the Rotary ideal is founded on the service carried out by club members worldwide, this citation program provides a means for Rotary clubs to personally recognize a member of the club for outstanding efforts in the five Avenues of Service. The citation commends the service carried out by an individual Rotarian in the club, thereby reinforcing the importance which Rotary places on the personal involvement of each club member in Rotary service activities.
 
Eric Nicolet - 1997-98
Devere 'Pete' Gallagher - 1998-99
Joseph Strohman - 1999-00
Sally Adelblue - 2000-01
Jan Lindsay - 2001-02
Richard Stewart - 2005-06
William Spellman - 2006-07
Husam Hishmeh - 2007-08
Deborah Roberts - 2010-11
Wendy Pazen - 2011-12
Jeff Hata - 2012-13
 
 
Meeting Responsibilities
April 18
Greeter
Thompson, Vance
 
Attendance
Stewart, Rich
 
Flag
Hansen, Kris
 
Inspiration
Juvonen, Todd
 
Introduction of Guests
Clune, Harriet
 
Opportunity Drawing
Crookston, Bill
 
April 25
Greeter
Hughes, Tim
 
Attendance
Juvonen, Todd
 
Flag
Strohman Jr., Joe
 
Inspiration
Borneman, John
 
Introduction of Guests
Stewart, Rich
 
Opportunity Drawing
Hata, Jeff
 
May 2
Greeter
Swan, Tom
 
Attendance
Thompson, Vance
 
Flag
Juvonen, Todd
 
Inspiration
Hughes, Tim
 
Introduction of Guests
Valdez, Roy
 
Opportunity Drawing
Hansen, Kris
 
May 9
Greeter
Eidson, Margarida
 
Attendance
Ahn, Christina
 
Flag
Crookston, Bill
 
Inspiration
Hishmeh, Husam
 
Introduction of Guests
Strohman Jr., Joe
 
Opportunity Drawing
Valdez, Roy
 
May 16
Greeter
Hishmeh, Husam
 
Attendance
Clune, Harriet
 
Flag
Swan, Tom
 
Inspiration
Valdez, Roy
 
Introduction of Guests
Hoag, Judy
 
Opportunity Drawing
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
SPEAKERS
Upcoming Speakers
Shawn O'Hara
Apr 25, 2019
Wine Tasting
Dan Holmes
May 02, 2019
Photographing the World
TBA
May 09, 2019
TBA
Past Speakers
Mary Jarvis
Apr 18, 2019
Craft Talk
Dean Axelrod
Apr 11, 2019
Direct Relief
Bonnie Atmore
Apr 04, 2019
Rancho Ventura
 
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