Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Ventura East!!
Ventura East
We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Ventura, CA 93003
United States of America
New Member Proposal
The following
has been proposed as a new member of
the Rotary Club of Ventura-East:
Name:                            Abbigayle Hanoch
Classification:               Financial Planning
Proposer:                      Bruce McGee
Publication Date:        September 22, 2022
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
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 Ronald McDonald House at VCMC, Food Share and Autism Society Ventura County. This year in June we awarded $125,000 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 are 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 April, we host a jigsaw puzzle competition that benefits our club and Autism Society Ventura County and our club. Our second and most lucrative 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.
Tim Hughes
Rotary Club of Ventura East
President Jeff rang the bell and welcomed everyone to out meeting.
Adonis Campillo led us in the Flag Salute.
Joe Strohman gave our Inspirational Message.
President Jeff introduced guests and visiting Rotarians
Visiting us today was Charles Ferguson, guest of Margarida Eidson was Derek Eidson. Guest of the club was Abbigayle Hanoch.
Our opportunity drawing was donated by Carin Kally. $25 to Trader Joes and $25 to Sees Candy
Bruce McGee gave us an RI Foundation update. 
Joe Bova spoke about the Family Fun Fest at Rancho Sa’ aliya Farm on October 8th from 10:00 – 3:00. There will be opportunities for club members to volunteer.
Margarida Eidson reminded us that on October 1st there is the Love Ventura event. We will be doing clean up at the YMCA from 3:00 – 6:00.
District Conference is coming to Ventura this October. More details to follow…
President Jeff spoke about the good things our Club Foundation does in our community.
Our speaker today was Patrick Pothier from Pothier Hypnotherapy.
Rich Stewart conducted our raffle and the lucky winner was Bill Spellman!
President Jeff led us in the Flag Salute.
Jim Word introduced guests and visiting Rotarians
Visiting Rotarian was Maggie Curly from the Rotary Club of Ventura.
Ashley Pope gave our Inspirational Message.
October 13th is Taste of Ventura. We have tickets for $25.00 per ticket.
Margarida Eidson let us know that the Club Foundation is donating $1,000 to the Brain Injury Function to honor Midge Stork.
Margarida Eidson presented the club with a patch for being a silver club last year.
Dick Gallagher led us in the Flag Salute
Tim Hughes gave our Inspirational Message
Guest of Sharon Daly was her son Kevin Daly.
President Jeff spoke about the social last week at Rocks & Drams
The social for September will be at "The Six"
President Jeff thanked Joe Bova for greeting.
The opportunity drawing today was donated by Cal Magro.
Tim Hughes will step in for President Jeff and our program will be Gold Coast Veterans.
Saturday September 9th will the Tri-Club fundraiser to benefit Boys & Girls club.
October 9th will be the Community Open House and Ribbon Cutting for the Ranch at Pacific High School
Margarida Eidson spoke about the District Conference and the Tri-Club Fundraiser.
Casino Night there will be 6 different caterers and Karaoke!
We will be testing out a texting program to help with communications. Let us know what you think about the program.
Joe Strohman spoke about an event with the Brain Injury Center and Midge Stork will be one of the honorees.
Tuesday will be the Foundation Board Meeting via Zoom
We are starting a business ethics recognition program. If you know of someone who is deserving, please nominate them.
Happy $’s: Margarida Eidson, Bill Spellman, Tim Hughes
President Jeff thanked Margarida Eidson for helping him out by starting the meeting today.
President Jeff gave the Inspirational Message.
Margarida Eidson introduced guests and visiting Rotarians.
Guest of Margarida was Derek Eidson.
Opportunity drawing was a gift card to Café Zack.
Upcoming Dates to remember
August 18th – Social at Rocks & Drams
August 20th – Backpack project
September 17th – Coastal Clean-up
Margarida Eidson spoke about the District Conference in Santa Barbara November 18th – 20th.
Happy $’s: Emily Barany, Bruce McGee, Sam Marsh, Todd Juvonen,
President Jeff introduced our speaker Mike Wing from Unity to Spark Change.
July 7, 2022
Our Flag Salute today by Margarida Eidson.
Steve Harbison presented the final Nursing Scholarship to Steven Driedger.
l-r: Steve Driedger, Steve Harbison
Bruce McGee gave our Inspirational Message.
Harriet Clune introduced guests & visiting Rotarians.
Visiting us today was Robert Marquez and  Anthony Leon. Guest of Bruce McGee was Abbie.
President Jeff thanked Kathy McGee for greeting & Todd Juvonen for taking attendance.
The Opportunity Drawing was a $50 gift card to Wood Ranch.
Margarida Eidson announced a fundraiser for the Lions Club. It is a drive through BBQ on July 23rd.
Presidents announcements:
  • July 14th – Community Action Ventura
  • July 20th – Tri Club Social
  • July 28th – Unity to Spark Change
Happy $’s: Ashley Pope, Harriet Clune, Sharon Daly, Bill Spellman, Jeff Hata, Tim Hughes, Cal Magro
Our speaker today was Robin Paggi who spoke about “Managing Generation Z.”
Harriet Clune conducted our Opportunity Drawing and our lucky winner was Carin Kally!
Thought for the week…
“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”
         John Wayne
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Member Birthdays:
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    September 2
  • David Anderson
    September 20
  • Bob Noville
    October 4
  • Laura Shannon-Prange
    Stephen Prange
    September 21
  • Jeff Burgh
    Carol Burgh
    September 29
  • Mike Martin
    Julia Martin
    October 8
Join Date:
  • Todd Juvonen
    September 12, 2013
    9 years
  • Jeff Burgh
    September 25, 2014
    8 years
  • Sharon Daly
    October 1, 2016
    6 years
  • Tim Hughes
    October 14, 2010
    12 years
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Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Ventura East!!
Ventura East
We meet In Person
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
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