ROTARY CLUB OF VENTURA EAST
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
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.
 
Cal Magro
President
2021-2022
Rotary Club of Ventura East
NEWS FROM VENTURA EAST
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
 
Jeff Burgh led us in the Flag Salute.
 
President Cal passed around the Club Duty sign up sheet.
 
Jeff Hata gave our Inspirational Message
 
Margarida Eidson asked for volunteers to help Ventura Downtown with the fireworks show on July 3rd.
 
Jeff Burgh spoke about the Push em Pull em Parade on July 4th. Please be at Cemetery Park by 9:00 am. The parade starts at 10:00.
 
Rich Stewart announced that our Opportunity Drawing is $50 gift card to Lowes donated by Carin Kally.
 
Joe Strohman presented the Bob Pazen Nursing Scholarship recipients.
 
Clarissa, Marlin, Daniel, Cassandra, Dr Sandra Melton, Brittany. Cynthia
 
Happy $’s: Sam Marsh, Joe Strohman, Bruce McGee, Wendy Pazen
 
President Cal gave a check for $200 to thank the club for this past year.
 
Rich Stewart conducted the raffle and our lucky winner was Wendy Pazen!
2022 Bob Pazen Nursing Scholarship Recipients
 
l-r: Dr. Sandra Melton, Kasondra Carriger, Daniel Hernandez, Clarissa Swallows, Marlin Medrano, Cynthia Jimenez, Brittany Barraza, Wendy Pazen
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Harriet Clune
    August 1
  • William J. Spellman D.D.S
    August 3
  • Jeff Burgh
    August 5
  • Jim Word
    August 5
  • Adonis Campillo
    August 6
  • William Gray
    August 25
  • Colin Hoag
    September 2
  • David Anderson
    September 20
Anniversaries:
  • Laura Shannon-Prange
    Stephen Prange
    September 21
  • Jeff Burgh
    Carol Burgh
    September 29
Join Date:
  • Bob Noville
    August 16, 2012
    10 years
  • Bruce McGee
    August 16, 2012
    10 years
  • Judy Hoag
    August 22, 1996
    26 years
  • Todd Juvonen
    September 12, 2013
    9 years
  • Jeff Burgh
    September 25, 2014
    8 years
Club Leadership
Co-President 1st Qtr
President-Elect
Past President
Secretary
International Serv
Community Service
Vocational Service
Vocational Service
Youth Service
Membership
Membership
Co-President 4th Qtr
Co-President 3rd Qtr
Co-President 2nd Qtr
Rotaract Advisor
Interact/Youthact Advisor
RYLA Coordinator
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Exchange
Sgt-At-Arms
3rd Year Director
1st Year Director
3rd Year Director
2nd Year Director
1st Year Director
 
 
 
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ROTARY CLUB OF VENTURA EAST
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
Meeting Responsibilities
Club Duties
Greeter
 
Attendance
 
Flag Salute
 
Inspiration
 
Introduction of Guests
 
Opportunity Drawing
 
SPEAKERS
Past Speakers
DARK
Dec 30, 2021
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR'S
TBA
Dec 23, 2021
TBA
Dec 16, 2021
Social
August 2022
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