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
Does anyone cruise?
 
So I am late to the game as usual. I have just discovered Cruises and the many ways to relax. I also found that even on a big boat, I find things that help me be grateful and look forward to life in Ventura County. Cruising reminds me of my days in Rotaract. Twice a year we traveled to exotic Tijuana.  When I was President of CLU Rotaract we visited three orphanages in Tijuana and it gave everyone perspective on life in Thousand Oaks as we knew it. We spent most of the time cleaning, playing with the kids and of course working on various project. Then at night, we would hit the town. It was much safer back then and it was a big selling point for the group to travel together and work together.
 
Wouldn’t a three-day cruise to Ensenada be fun and when we get to Ensenada, we actually hang out with Rotarians there and maybe join in on one of their projects for the day? Afterall, Ensenada has a huge Rotary wheel on the main drag that thanks the Rotarians for their community work. This was one of the projects that just didn’t get any traction this year. Sure, people loved the idea but not so much when it came time to make it a reality. This has been the struggle.
 
Hearing nothing new is being done or that more social activities need to be planned but no commitment or participation that would get say we are on the right track. I had the same feeling at the recent Sip and See. Painting with spices and making art is not really my thing but getting to chat with people like Roy Valdez made it worthwhile.  The Sip & See idea is basic; easy and fun with a splash of camaraderie. There is genius in the idea of just getting together for something other than a half day project. If you haven’t yet made it out to an activity, there is still time! We have two more Sip and See before the end of the year. Come and meet new people or connect with old friends. It may not be a cruise but maybe you will have fun and there is no passport required!
 
Rosandra Esquivel
 
NEWS FROM VENTURA EAST
Bill Crookston led us in the Flag Salute.
 
Our Inspirational Message was delivered by Bruce McGee.
 
Guests and visiting Rotarians were introduced by Joe Strohman.
Guests of Margarida Eidson were Dave & Mary Jackson, Guest of Sharon Daly was Lucille Miller and guests of the club were Adonis Campillo and Hyla Borrell.
 
I want to thank the greeter Margarida Eidson & Rich Stewart for taking attendance.
 
Margarida Eidson announced that our raffle prize was a cheese board and a $50 gift certificate to Paradise Pantry.
 
 
Presidents announcements:
 
Thank you to Bruce and Kathy McGee for setting up a very nice dedication of Rotary Plaza and thank you to Adonis Campillo for directing traffic!
 
  • Upcoming speakers
    • 5/16 – New Member Interview – Cal Magro
    • 5/21 – Sip & See: Blend your own curry class
    • 5/23 – Dark
    • 5/30 – Scholarships
  • Hyla Borrell was introduced to the club. Hyla will be out going on a Youth Exchange to Japan next year.  Our incoming Exchange Student will be Sora Inayama, from Yachiyo, Chiba, Japan.
  • Board Meeting on Monday will be canceled due to scholarship interviews.
  • June 20 – D5240 Dodger Social
  • June 21 – Step Down
Avenues of Service:
Tim Hughes asked for volunteers to be greeters for the Scholarship Interviews next week.
President Jeff passed around the clip board to sign up for the social on May 30th at the Ultimate Escape Rooms.
 
Happy $’s: Bill Gray & John Borneman
 
Margarida Eidson conducted the raffle and our lucky winner was Kris Hansen.
 
Thought for the week…
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Walt Disney
Todd Juvonen led us in the Flag Salute.
 
Alison Thompson gave our Inspirational Message.
 
President Jeff Introduced guests & visiting Rotarians.
Guest of Sharon Daly was Kevin Daly, guest of Bill Spellman was Lynn VanEmmerick and guest of Bill Crookston was Miles Pritchard.
 
President Jeff thanked Tom Swan for  greeting  & Vance Thompson for taking attendance.
 
Rotary Recognition:
  • Birthday 
    • Tom Swan
Presidents announcements:
  • Upcoming speakers
    • 5/9 – John Nichols – 1928 St Francis Dam Disaster
  • We still need one more host family for our incoming exchange student next year. Please check with friends and family.
  • May 4 – Downtown 100 year anniversary Party
  • May 4 – Rotary Plaza Christening
  • May 30 - The Ultimate Escape Room Social
  • June 20 – D5240 Dodger Social
  • June 21 – Step Down
Avenues of Service:
Joe Strohman invited everyone to come listen to Jazz in the Plaza at his office.
 
Joe Strohman also let us know that Rotaract is doing a Paint and Sip at Red Brick on May 8th.
 
Rich Stewart said that Rotaract "Flocked" his house with Pink Flamingos. Rotaract is doing this as a fundraiser. You need to pay $45 to get the flock to move on.
 
Happy $'s: Margarida Eidson, Bruce McGee and Midge Stork.
 
Thought for the week…
Life ends when you stop dreaming, hope ends when you stop believing and love ends when you stop caring. So dream hope and love…Makes Life Beautiful!
Rich Stewart led us in the Flag Salute.
 
John Borneman gave our Inspirational Message.
 
Joe Strohman introduced our guests & visiting Rotarians.
Guest of the club was Adonis Campanillo. Guest of Jim Word was Alberta, guest of Jeff Hata was Rosandra, guest of Joe Strohman was Barbara and Sandy, guest of Tom Swan was Theresa, guest of Margarida Eidson was Melissa and Mary and guest of Christina Ahn was Margo.
 
President Jeff thanked Tim Hughes for greeting & Todd Juvonen for taking attendance.
 
Margarida Eidson announced that our raffle prize was a bottle of Labyrinth Sauvignon Blanc and a bottle of Four Brix Syrah graciously donated by President Jeff.
 
Rotary Recognition:
  • Rotarian of the Month
    • Kathy McGee
  • President Jeff presented Cal Magro with his Blue Badge
Presidents announcements:
  • Dodger tickets for the District Social are now on sale. President Jeff emailed out the link. If you would like to buy tickets and didn't get the link please message President Jeff and he will send you the link.
  • Upcoming speakers
    • 5/2 – Dan Holmes
    • 5/9 – John Nicols -  1928 St Francis Dam Disaster
  • Exchange Student Hyla Borrell
  • May 4 – Downtown 100 year anniversary Party
  • May 4 – Rotary Plaza Christening
Avenues of Service:
Ashley Pope passed around a sign up sheet for our social on May 30th at the Ultimate Escape Rooms in the Ventura Harbor.
 
Bruce McGee announced that the Walk for Kids and 920 walkers and raised $80,000 for the VCMC Family Rooms.
 
Rich Stewart let us know that a group of Buena High School students did their job shadow at VCMC this morning and that everything went very good.
 
Rich also let us know that there are 4 Interact meeting left for this year.
 
Margarida Eidson conducted the raffle and our lucky winner was Cal Magro.
 
​​​​​​​Thought for the week…
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
 
Albert Einstein
Roy Valdez led us in the Flag Salute.
 
Todd Juvonen gave our Inspirational Message.
 
Introduction of guests & visiting Rotarians – Harriet Clune
We did not have any guests or visiting Rotarians other then our Students of the Quarter and their families.
 
President Jeff the greeter Vance Thompson & Rich Stewart for taking attendance.
 
Presidents announcements:
Dave Stork's Celebration of Life will be at the First United Methodist Church on Santa Clara. Midge has asked that all Rotarians who are coming to please wear their Rotary shirts.
 
  • Upcoming speakers
    • 4/25 – Shawn O’Hara
    • 5/2 – Dan Holmes
  • May 4 – Downtown 100 year anniversary Party
  • May 4 – Rotary Plaza Christening
Joe Strohman presented the Student of the Quarter awards.
 
Kyle Diller with his mom and sponsor Bill Spellman
 
Aisha Alvarez with her parents and sponsor Harriet Clune
 
Avenues of Service:
Tim Hughes passed out the scholarship applications to the committee to begin reviewing. The interview schedule will be announced soon.
 
Margarida Eidson spoke about the Mother's Day Brunch on May 12th at the Poinsettia Pavilion.
 
Happy $’s: John Borneman, Husam Hishmeh & Bruce McGee
 
Thought for the week…
You miss 100% of the shots you never take.
Wayne Gretzky
 
 
 

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Tom Swan
    May 23
  • Todd Juvonen
    June 6
  • Rafael Canton, M.D.
    June 9
  • Alison Thompson
    June 13
  • Jeff Hata
    June 21
  • Bruce McGee
    June 25
  • Sam Marsh
    June 25
  • Rich Stewart
    June 27
Anniversaries:
  • Roy Valdez
    Jess Valdez
    June 9
  • Tim Hughes
    Peggy Hughes
    June 14
Join Date:
  • 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
  • Tom Hashbarger
    June 1, 1989
    30 years
  • Roy Valdez
    June 8, 2018
    1 year
  • Sam Marsh
    June 9, 2008
    11 years
  • Kris Hansen
    June 16, 2016
    3 years
  • Christina Ahn
    June 30, 2018
    1 year
 
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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
May 16
Greeter
Hishmeh, Husam
 
Attendance
Clune, Harriet
 
Flag
Swan, Tom
 
Inspiration
Valdez, Roy
 
Introduction of Guests
Hoag, Judy
 
Opportunity Drawing
 
May 30
Greeter
Kagan, Ken
 
Attendance
Kagan, Ken
 
Flag
Thompson, Vance
 
Inspiration
Clune, Harriet
 
Introduction of Guests
Hoag, Judy
 
Opportunity Drawing
Kagan, Ken
 
June 6
Greeter
Magro, Cal
 
Attendance
Juvonen, Todd
 
Flag
Crookston, Bill
 
Inspiration
 
Introduction of Guests
Thompson, Vance
 
Opportunity Drawing
Shannon-Prange, Laura
 
June 13
Greeter
Thompson, Vance
 
Attendance
Shannon-Prange, Laura
 
Flag
Magro, Cal
 
Inspiration
Crookston, Bill
 
Introduction of Guests
Juvonen, Todd
 
Opportunity Drawing
 
June 27
Greeter
Kagan, Ken
 
Attendance
Hoag, Judy
 
Flag
Gray, William
 
Inspiration
 
Introduction of Guests
 
Opportunity Drawing
Juvonen, Todd
 
July 11
Greeter
Magro, Cal
 
Attendance
Stewart, Rich
 
Flag
Juvonen, Todd
 
Inspiration
 
Introduction of Guests
Gray, William
 
Opportunity Drawing
Eidson, Margarida
 
July 18
Greeter
Daly, Sharon
 
Attendance
Hoag, Colin
 
Flag
Stewart, Rich
 
Inspiration
 
Introduction of Guests
 
Opportunity Drawing
 
July 25
Greeter
Shannon-Prange, Laura
 
Attendance
Eidson, Margarida
 
Flag
Gallagher, Dick
 
Inspiration
 
Introduction of Guests
Stewart, Rich
 
Opportunity Drawing
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
SPEAKERS
Upcoming Speakers
Tim Hughes
May 30, 2019
Scholarships
ERic Schalla
Jun 06, 2019
Shelterbox
TBA
Jun 13, 2019
Craft Talk
Past Speakers
Dark
May 23, 2019
Evening Social
Cal Magrot
May 16, 2019
Craft Talk
TBA
May 09, 2019
TBA
 
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