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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Colin Hoag
    September 2
  • Wendy Pazen
    September 8
  • Melody O'Leary - Namikas
    September 9
  • David Anderson
    September 20
  • Bob Noville
    October 4
  • Jordan Eller
    October 11
  • Bob Pazen
    Sweetem's Pazen
    September 9
  • Wendy Pazen
    Most Precious Pazen
    September 9
  • Amber Landis-Stover
    Jon Stover
    September 18
  • Jeff Burgh
    September 29
  • Mike Martin
    Julia Martin
    October 8
  • Tom Hashbarger
    Cynthia Hashbarger
    October 21
Join Date:
  • Todd Juvonen
    September 12, 2013
    4 years
  • Jeff Burgh
    September 25, 2014
    3 years
  • Alison Thompson
    September 29, 2010
    7 years
  • Greg Frye
    October 1, 2015
    2 years
  • Michael ONeill
    October 1, 2016
    1 year
  • Sharon Daly
    October 1, 2016
    1 year
  • Tobias Hildebrand
    October 1, 2016
    1 year
  • Tim Blackwell
    October 2, 2014
    3 years
  • Tim Hughes
    October 14, 2010
    7 years
  • Chris Norstedt
    October 16, 2008
    9 years
Club Leadership
President Elect Nominee
Past President
Sgt. at Arms
Club Service
Community Service
International Serv
Vocational Service
Youth Service
Public Relations
Membership Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
RYLA Coordinator
Club Bulletin Chair
Opportunity Drawing
Club Admin
Christmas Party Chair
Club Accountant
Fundraising Chair - Poinsettias
Club Foundation Chair
Program Chair 1-2-3
Program Chair 7-8-9
Programs Chair 10-11-12
Program Chair 4-5-6
Rotary Youth Exchange
Global Grants Chair
Executive Secretary
3rd Year Director
3rd Year Director
Club Awards Chair
1st Year Director
2nd Year Director
1st Year Director
2nd Year Director
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Nightmare on the Hill
Presenting Sponsor - Available
Venue Sponsorship - Available
DJ Sponsorship - Available
Casino Sponsorship - Available
Bar Sponsorship - Available
Food Sponsorship -  / Ventura County Pharmacy
Ghoul Sponsors
Capital Mortgage Services - Jordan Eller
Savory Prime - Laura Shannon
Realtor Melody O'Leary-Namikas
Witches Sponsors
Mortgage Couch - Shelby Bishop
Cauldron Sponsors
Realtor Tim Hughes
Raffle Prize Donations
Tierra Gardens - Lydia Ramos
First Bank - Rosanna Colin
Jersey Mike's - Dawn Rosin
Bob & Wendy Pazen
SpiceTopia - Ashley Pope
Bill Hicks
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; 54 years of service to our community and the world.  We are also the first club to have achieved a 100% Paul Harris Fellowship, 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 42nd 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 Buena 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 “Go Care” 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.
Harriet Clune
President 2017-2018
Rotary Club of Ventura East
Todd Juvonen led us in the Flag Salute.
Our Inspirational Message was deliverd by Bill Crookston.
Guests and visiting Rotarians were introduced by Bill Spellman.
Guest of Sharon Daly was Kevin Daly.
President Harriet thanked Amber Landis-Stover for Greeting and taking attendance.
Midge Stork announced that our opportunity drawing was a $50 gift card to Aloha Steak House donated by Bob Noville.
Laura Shannon gave our joke of the day.
President Harriet read a thank you note from one of our 4 Way Test Essay winners.
Avenues of Service:
Joe Strohman thanked everyone who came out to support Rotaract at Leashless Brewing last night.
Greg Jones spoke about Student of the Quarter and asked for volunteers to sponsor the students.
Greg Frye spoke about Poinsettia sales and asked everyone to get out and sell, sell, sell...
Todd Juvonen spoke about the United Way Day of Caring this Saturday and thanked all the volunteers in advance for helping out. Todd also said that the next Community Service meeting would be on September 26th at 6:00 pm at the YMCA.
Jim Word passed around 2 flyers for the Ventura County Museum, one was information about becoming a docent and the other was for a lecture series at the Museum.
President Harriet announced that we would be participating in the Ventura-South Trivia contest. The proceeds from this fundraiser go towards Ventura County Literacy projects.
President Harriet also passed around a clipboard to sign up for the District Governor's reception on September 25th.
The District Conference is almost here and it's a great way to meet other Rotarian's in our district. The cost for the conference is $199 and the club will reimburse members $25 if they attend.
Joe Strohman conducted an interview with Ayn Devera, Ayn's last requirement to get her blue badge. After the interview was completed, President Harriet presented Ayn with her blue badge! Congratulations Ayn!
Rich Stewart led us in the Flag Salute.
Our Inspirational Message was delivered by Tim Blackwell.
Alison Thompson introduced guests and visiting Rotarians. 
Guest of Bill Spellman was Lynn Van Emmerick and guest of Sharon Daly was Kevin Daly.
President Harriet thanked Carolyn Diacos and Amber Landis-Stover for greeting and Margarida Eidson for taking attendance today.
Midge Stork announced that the raffle prize was a gift card to Casa Bella from Kathy McGee.
Bruce McGee gave our joke of the day.
President Harriet thanked Carolyn Diacos, Juan Mendoza, John Masterson, Tom Hashbarger, Margarida Eidson & Bob Noville for volunteering to help review our menu selections and caterers.
Kathy McGee passed around the duty roster sign up sheet.
Bill Spellman asked for the names of potential RYLA students.
Amber Stevens reviewed the United Way's Day of Caring on September 16th.
Judy Hoag spoke about Poinsettia sales and reviewed our upcoming Nicaragua trip.
Jeff Hata let us know that Nightmare on the Hill tickets are available and that we would like for each club member to sell 4 tickets. Jeff also went over what PRLS is and said he would like to see 3 - 4 people taking PRLS this year.
Husam Hishmeh also spoke about Nightmare on the Hill and also said he would match the first $500 in club donations for hurricane relief.
Joe Strohman thanked the club for our donation to Rotaract's upcoming Mexico build and spoke about the Rotaract Fundraiser at Leashless Brewing on October 13th from 6 to close.
Bruce McGee spoke about the fundraiser for the Botanical Gardens on Friday.
Kris Hansen spoke about membership. We have had many quality members come into the club lately and we need to keep inviting potential members.
President Harriet reminded everyone about Trivia Night at Garman's Pub and also D.G. John Weiss's visit on September 28th. If you are on the Board of Directors we will have a meeting with D.G. John Weiss at 11:00 on September 28th.
President Harriet also let us know about a 3 Club Social at the Ventura Yacht Club on September 25 at 5:00.
We are trying to get a slot on September 30th from 8 - 4 to decorate the Rotary Rose Parade Float.
Happy $'s: Husam Hishmeh
Midge Stork conducted the raffle and our lucky winner was Carolyn Diacos!
Tim Hughes led us in the Flag Salute.
Our Inspirational Message was delivered by Husam Hishmeh.
President Harriet informed us that Past President Steve Tucker had passed away yesterday after a battle with cancer. There was a card being passed around for members to sign to send to Steve's wife.
President Harriet also asked us to keep the people of Houston and all of Texas in our thoughts and prayers.
Bruce McGee gave our Joke of the Week.
President Harriet thanked David Morris and Carolyn Diacos for greeting today.
John Borneman led us in a song.
President Harriet presented Carolyn Diacos with her blue badge.
President Harriet thanked Bob Crookston for the College Football theme idea for todays meeting.
Tim Hughes, Jeff Hata, Bruce McGee & Greg Frye took a few moments to ask some football trivia questions.
Amber Stevens spoke about the United Way's Day of Caring on September 16th. There are 3 projects that we will participate in.
Husam Hishmeh let us know that Victor Cai will be passing through on his unicycle trip from San Francisco to Santa Monica. 
Jeff Hata spoke about Nightmare on the Hill and PRLS.
President Harriet reminded us about the Trivia Night at Garman's Pub. It looks like we will have two teams of men and women participating that evening.
President Harriet went of the survey results. We scored 95% in July and 83% in August, but only about 20% of the club responded to the questionnaire.  Please take the time to respond when it comes out. The questionnaire is only 1 question so it doesn't take a lot of time to do.
Joe Strohman led us in the Flag Salute
Our Inspirational Message was delivered by John Borneman
President Harriet introduced guests and visiting Rotarians.
Guest of Joe Strohman was Rotaract President Olivia Strohman.
President Harriet thanked Melody O'Leary-Namikas & Vance Thompson for greeting.
Midge Stork announced our raffle prize was wine from Labyrinth Winery donated by Jeff Hata.
Bob Pazen gave our Joke of the Day.
Wendy Pazen announced that there will be a trivia night social at Garman's Pub on October 3rd at 6:00.
Kris Hansen inducted Carolyn Diacos into our club.
Avenues of Service:
Bill Spellman spoke about RYLA and asked club members if they had High School Juniors to nominate to go this year.
Jeff Hata said that there will be a Nightmare on the Hill meeting Wednesday October 30th at Panera Bread in Ventura at 11:30.
Judy Hoag spoke about Poinsettia Sales.
Midge Stork announced a fundraiser for the Ventura Botanical Gardens.
Joe Strohman introduced Olivia Strohman who then made a presentation about the upcoming Mexico build that Rotaract does every year.
Midge Stork conducted the raffle and our lucky winner was Juan Gonzales.
Bill Gray led us in the Flag Salute.
Tom Swan introduced guests and visiting Rotarians.
Visiting from the Rotary Club of Ventura was Hutch. Guest of the club was Carolyn Diacos.
Jeff Hata gave our Inspirational Message.
President Harriet thanked Greg Jones and Bob Noville for greeting.
Midge Stork announced that our raffle prize was $50 cash donated by Wendy Pazen.
Tim Hughes gave our joke of the day.
John Borneman led us in our song.
Avenues of Service:
Club Service - Jeff Hata spoke about Nightmare on the Hill.
Youth Service - Bill Spellman let us know that we needed to get the names by the end of September for our RYLA participants.
Community Service - Todd Juvonen spoke about the Community Service kick off meeting last week. Todd invited everyone to come to the YMCA between 2 & 4 for the Operation Splash Back to School Bash. Also in the morning there will be a shopping trip for City Center children to buy back to school clothes.
President Harriet asked the BBQ team to stand and be recognized for the social at Limonera. Everyone had a great time and we should do this event again!
President Harriet then asked the participants for the Back Pack project to stand and be recognized.
President Harriet presented Joe Strohman with a check for the Club Foundation for members who made monthly contributions last year.
Midge Stork conducted the raffle and our lucky winner was Margarida Eidson!

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
Membership Corner
Meeting Responsibilities
Morris, David
Flag Salute
Crookston, Bill
Cekov, Michelle
Daly, Sharon
Jones, Greg
Joke of the Week
Hishmeh, Husam
Opportunity Drawing Donor
Swan, Tom
Upcoming Speakers
D.G. John Weiss
Sep 28, 2017
District Governor's Official Visit
Carol chapman
Oct 05, 2017
Adult Literacy
Jeff Hata
Oct 12, 2017
Past Speakers
Dr Lanyard Dial
Sep 21, 2017
Livingston Memorial
Sharon Daly
Sep 14, 2017
Mossy Foot
Chet Thomas
Aug 31, 2017
Human Trafficking
September 2017
News from R.I.
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