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Nov 15, 2018
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Margarida Eidson
    November 13
  • Greg Jones
    December 5
  • Roy Valdez
    December 14
  • Steve Harbison
    December 28
  • Dick Gallagher
    December 31
Anniversaries:
  • Jeff Hata
    Rosandra Esquivel
    November 12
  • Jim Word
    Alberta Word
    November 28
  • Bruce McGee
    Kathy McGee
    December 19
  • Kathy McGee
    Bruce McGee
    December 19
Join Date:
  • Bill Hicks
    November 1, 1974
    44 years
  • Laura Shannon-Prange
    November 28, 2012
    6 years
  • John Borneman
    December 1, 1993
    25 years
  • Rich Stewart
    December 1, 1981
    37 years
  • Wendy Pazen
    December 1, 2004
    14 years
  • Michelle Cekov
    December 11, 2014
    4 years
  • Will Hoag
    December 12, 2008
    10 years
 
Club Leadership
President
President-Elect
President Elect Nominee
Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Sgt. at Arms
Club Service
Community Service
International Serv
International Serv Co-Chair
Vocational Service
Youth Service
Social Media
Membership Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Family of Rotary
RYLA Coordinator
Club Bulletin Chair
Club Admin
Global Grants Chair
Christmas Party Chair
Club Bookkeeper
Club Foundation Chair
Webmaster
1st Year Director
1st Year Director
2nd Year Director
2nd Year Director
3rd Year Director
3rd Year Director
 
 
 
 
 
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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
My favorite Holiday is fast approaching
 
November always a special time a year for me. I love the smells and I love planning all the family time. I love it because nothing fills my cup like time spent with those I love and time spent in gratitude.  I can recall the very minute that I finally understood what the season was all about. With all the hustle and bustle of pre-holiday times, I was allowed to help serve at a “soup kitchen” before the holidays when I was in high school. Why before? Because serving others is a year-round thing and not just a holiday thing. Why was this my Ah-ha moment? Because it demonstrated a need to be involved and give during a time that was by all purposes normal. I know Christmas is basically hijacking November and we are all thinking of all that must get done but for me, the thought of serving is never behind. How do you make your community better? What do you do when no one is watching? Who do you invite to join you? My most favorite family traditions turned out to have nothing with my family and everything to do with my community.
 
Rosandra Esquivel
 
NEWS FROM VENTURA EAST
Past President Rich Stewart ran our meeting today.
 
Tim Hughes led us in the Flag Salute.
 
Past President Rich told the club that Harriet Clune's nephew works at the Borderline Grill and was at work on the night of the shooting. Thankfully he got out of the building safe. Rich asked the club to take a moment of silence for the victims and the survivors of this tragic incident.
 
Ashley Pope gave our Inspirational Message.
 
Introduction of guests & visiting Rotarians was done by Roy Valdez.
Guest of Bill Crookston was Miles Pritchard from the Rotary Club of Santa Monica.
 
I want to thank the greeter Tom Swan & Vance Thompson for taking attendance.
 
Midge Raffle announced that our raffle prize was a $50 gift certificate to SpiceTopia.
 
Rotary Recognition:
Happy Anniversary:
          Jeff & Rosandra
          Jim & Alberta Word
 
Presidents announcements:
  • Nov. 12 Board meeting
  • Nov. 17th 4:00 Rotary Plaza Sneak Peek.
  • Nov. 20th 6:30 @ SpiceTopia – Sip & See #5
  • Christmas Party Dec. 8th from 3 - 7
 
Thought for the week…
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.
We were led in the Flag Salute by Tim Hughes.
 
Roy Valdez gave our Inspirational Message.
 
Dick Gallagher introduced our guests and visiting Rotarians.
Guest of Amber Landis-Stover was Jon Stover and guest of Amber Stevens was Kate Bucey and Sherri Maresca.
 
I want to thank the greeter Tim Hughes & Joe Strohman for taking attendance.
 
Margarida Eidson announced that our raffle prize was a $50 Bevmo gift card donated by Todd Juvonen.
 
Rotary Recognition:
 
President Jeff presented Amber Landis-Stover and Roy Valdez with their Blue Badges.
Happy Birthday:
          Margarida Eidson!
  • Rotarian of the Month – Joe Strohman
Amber Stevens and Kate Bucey presented Sherri Maresca with an Employee of the Quarter award. Sherri was recognized for her hard work developing the LiveStrong program at the Ventura Family YMCA.
 
Presidents announcements:
  • Trivia Contest November 7th. Joe Strohman, Colin Hoag & Kris Hansen. 6:00 at the Tower Club
  • Nov. 12 Board meeting
  • Nov. 17th 4:00 Rotary Plaza Sneak Peek.
  • Nov. 20th 6:30 @ SpiceTopia – Sip & See #5
  • Christmas Party Dec. 8th from 3 - 7
Avenues of Service:
Vence Thompson spoke about our upcoming Christmas Party and the Secret Santa Gift Exchange.
 
Joe Strohman spoke about Rotaract's upcoming Mexico Build. 
 
Margarida Eidson passed around a clip board for donations for supporting 3 Military Families for the Holidays.
 
Happy $'s: Bill Hicks & Jeff Hata
 
Margarida Eidson conducted the raffle and our lucky winner was Bob Noville!!!
 
Life is more meaningful when you are always looking to grow and working toward a goal!!!
Les Brown
Happy $’s:
Midge Raffle Winner is???
Life is more meaningful when you are always looking to grow and working toward a goal.
Les Brown
Inspirational Message – Roy Valdez
Introduction of guests & visiting Rotarians – Dick Gallagher
I want to thank the greeter Tim Hughes & Joe Strohman for taking attendance.
Midge Raffle – Todd Juvonen
John Borneman – Song
Rotary Recognition:
Happy Birthday:
          Margarida Eidson!
  • Rotarian of the Month – Joe Strohman
Employee of the quarter – Shari Maresca, Ventura Family YMCA
Presidents announcements:
  • Trivia Contest November 7th. Joe Strohman, Colin Hoag & Kris Hansen. 6:00 at the Tower Club
  • Nov. 12 Board meeting
  • Nov. 17th 4:00 Rotary Plaza Sneak Peek.
  • Nov. 20th 6:30 @ SpiceTopia – Sip & See #5
  • Christmas Party Dec. 8th from 3 - 7
Avenues of Service:
 
 
 
 
Happy $’s:
Midge Raffle Winner is???
Life is more meaningful when you are always looking to grow and working toward a goal.
Les Brown
Vance Thompson led us in the Flag Salute.
 
Our Inspirational Message was given by President Jeff.
 
Introduction of guests & visiting Rotarians by Dick Gallagher.
Visiting us today and guest of the club was our Faculty Interact advisor Jessica Castaneda.
 
I want to thank the greeter Tim Hughes & Joe Strohman for taking attendance.
 
Midge Raffle announced that our raffle prize was a bottle of Viogner from Labyrinth Winery and a bottle of Grenache from Strey Vineyards donated by Jeff Hata.
 
Presidents announcements:
  • Next week’s speaker will be Bill Hicks.
  • Harvest Moon Festival Volunteers
  • Trivia Contest November 6. Our team will be Colin Hoag, Joe Strohman and Kris Hansen.
  • Christmas Party Dec. 8th from 3 - 7
Avenues of Service:
Kris Hansen let us know that our next Interact meeting will be on October 29th. Kris will have a sign up sheet at our next meeting for club members to volunteer to attend the Interact meetings.
 
Bruce McGee invited everyone to come up to the Ventura Botanical Gardens on November 17th to get a sneak peek at Rotary Plaza from 4:00 - 5:00.
 
Greg Jones asked for sponsors for Student of the Quarter. Our first Student of the Quarter will be in a few weeks.
 
Joe Strohman told us that we will be awarding an Employee of the Quarter award next week.
 
Joe Strohman also said that we working with the Military Collaborative to sponsor 3 Military families for the holidays.
 
Joe Strohman passed around sign-up sheets for members to make donations to Ventura Rotaract for the upcoming Mexico build.
 
Bill Spellman asked for candidates for RYLA. The deadline is coming up.
 
Happy $'s: Sharon Daly and Bill Spellman.
 
Midge Stork conducted the raffle and our lucky winner was Bob Noville!
 
Good, Better, Best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.
St Jerome
We were offsite this week at the Rubicon Theater.
 
Joe Strohman led us in the Flag Salute.
 
President Jeff Hata gave our Inspirational Message.
 
Introduction of guests & visiting Rotarians.
Bruce McGee introduced his guest Brad Nimletz.
 
Rotary Recognition:
  • Happy Anniversary
    • Mike & Julia Martin
    • Tom & Cynthia Hashbarger
Presidents announcements:
  • Nightmare on the Hill October 20th.
  • NAMI Walks
  • Next week’s speaker will be Sarah Junkin Woodward from the Center for Development in Central America.
  • 2 tickets to taste of Ojai on October 21.
Avenues of Service:
 
Rich Stewart asked for volunteers to go to the Interact meetings. Rich said there would be a sign up sheet next week to go and oversee the Interact club.
 
John Borneman reported that Pete Gallagher would like Rotarians to visit him. Pete is at the Tracy Villa at the corner of Loma Vista and Mills. Let the front desk know that you are a Rotarian when you arrive.
 
The Rubicon staff gave a report on how the Rubicon is doing and then gave us a tour of the theater. It was great to be there and see first hand the exciting things going on there!
 
The Minimum you accept is the Maximum you can expect.
We were led in the Flag Salute by Jim Word.
 
Ashley Pope delivered the Inspirational Message.
 
Introduction of guests & visiting Rotarians – Amber Landis-Stover.
Guest of Ashley Pope was Mary Jarvis and guests of Michelle Cekov was Pam Lindsay and Steve Klinger.
Visiting from the Rotary Club of Monrovia was Cal Magro.
 
President Jeff thanked Rich Stewart for greeting & Amber Stevens for taking attendance.
 
Midge Stork announced that our raffle prize was a $50 gift certificate to SpiceTopia generously donated by Ashley Pope.
 
Rotary Recognition:
  • PP Harriet Clune – Certificate “Environmental Sustainability” Rotarian Action Group. Tree Planting last year.
Presidents announcements:
  • Nightmare on the Hill October 20th.
  • Next week’s speaker will be either Jason Collis or Wendy Gillett. Following week will be Bill Hicks.
  • Harvest Moon Festival Volunteers
Avenues of Service:
 
Jim Word let us know that the Friends of the Library needed help for a book sale at the Hill Street Library.
 
Rich Stewart said that the Rubicon Theater was offering all Ventura-East members tickets to their new show for this evening. 
 
The club agreed to donate all Happy Dollars and raffle money gathered today to Ventura Rotaract's Mexico Build.
 
Bruce McGee thanked the club for their participation in the NAMI Walk. The event was successful and well attended.
 
Bruce also reported that the Rotary Site at the Botanical Gardens is coming along very well and there will be a "Sneak Peek" event on November 17th.
 
Vance Thompson reported that our Christmas Party will be December 8th from 3:00 - 7:00.
 
Happy $'s Ashley Pope and Judy Hoag.
 
Midge Stork conducted the raffle and our lucky winner was Judy Hoag.
 
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill
 
 
 
Happy $’s:
Midge Raffle Winner is???
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill
 
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
November 15
Greeter
Noville, Bob
 
Attendance
Eidson, Margarida
 
Flag
Hansen, Kristopher
 
Inspiration
McGee, Kathy
 
Introduction of Guests
Juvonen, Todd
 
Opportunity Drawing
Eidson, Margarida
 
November 29
Greeter
Cekov, Michelle
 
Attendance
Hoag, Judy
 
Flag
Strohman Jr., Joe
 
Inspiration
Hata, Jeff
 
Introduction of Guests
Swan, Tom
 
Opportunity Drawing
Noville, Bob
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
SPEAKERS
Upcoming Speakers
Captain Tom Morgenfeld, USN (Ret.)
Nov 15, 2018
Experiences of a Navy Pilot
Dark
Nov 22, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving
Judy Hoag / Roy Valdez
Nov 29, 2018
Poinsettia Delivery Day
Past Speakers
Steve Harbison
Nov 08, 2018
Craft Talk
Bill Hicks
Nov 01, 2018
Craft Talk
Wendy Gillett
Oct 25, 2018
Lake Casitas Rowing Association
 
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Final Exam

After a grueling year of preparation, two Rotarians and a Rotaractor face one last challenge before they can join the elite ShelterBox Response

 
 
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Ventura, California  93006