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 Burgh
President
2019-2020
Rotary Club of Ventura East
 
 
NEWS FROM VENTURA EAST
Todd Juvonen led us in the Flag Salute today.
 
President Jeff gave our Inspirational Message.
 
Bill Gray introduced guests & visiting Rotarians.
 
President Jeff thanked Cal Magro for greeting & Rich Stewart for taking attendance.
 
Margarida Eidson announced out opportunity drawing was $50 cash generously donated by Margarida Eidson.
 
Presidents announcements:
  • July 25th Program Mayor Matt Levere
  • August – Exchange student from Japan arrives
    • Still need host family for last three months of stay.
  • October 12th – District Assembly – Santa Ynez
Bruce McGee spoke about the District Assembly and who some of the speakers will be.
 
Avenues of Service:
  • Amber Stevens thanked everyone who came out for the Push-em Pull-em parade. We had a great turnout from the club and the public!
  • Sharon Daly will be in Ethiopia in August. She would like to take some supplies back with her. We will have a list of items needed if anyone would like to donate.
  • Margarida = Aug. 1 Blood Drive.
  • Joe Strohman will be cutting checks for scholarships next week. 
 
Happy $’s: Todd Juvonen, Bill Hicks, Ashley Pope, Harriet Clune, Kathy McGee, Jeff Hata, Judy Hoag, John Borneman
 
Margarida Eidson conducted the raffle and our lucky winner was Adonis Campillo!
 
Thought for the week…
“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”
  • John Wayne
Bill Gray led us in the Flag Salute,
 
Our Inspirational Message was given by Jeff Hata.
 
President Jeff introduced guests & visiting Rotarians.
Guest of the club was Carin Kally.
 
President Jeff thanked Ken Kagan for greeting & Judy Hoag for taking attendance.
 
Todd Juvonen donated our Opportunity drawing prize today.
 
Presidents announcements:
  • June 29 – D.G. Sandi’s Stepdown
  • July 4 – Push-em Pull-em Parade
    • Assist with getting the sidewalks cleaned up after the parade.
  • Board please meet after the meeting (Carin Kally)
Avenues of Service:
Tim Hughes passed around some thank you cards we received from our recent scholarship recipients.
 
Happy $’s: Vance Thompson, Sam Marsh and John Borneman
 
President Jeff presented Joe Strohman with a Rotarian of the Year award for all the work Joe does behind the scenes.
                 
Margarida Eidson conducted the raffle and our lucky winner was Tim Hughes!
 
Thought for the week…
Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.
Walt Whitman
Cal Magro led us in our Flag Salute.
 
Bill Crookston gave our Inspirational Message.
 
Todd Juvonen introduced guests & visiting Rotarians.
 
President Jeff thanked our greeter Vance Thompson & Laura Shannon for taking attendance.
We had two opportunity drawing prizes today. Megan Hahn brought a $50 Made West gift card and President Jeff  donated a bottle of 2014 Beloved which President Jeff made.
 
Presidents announcements:
  • Anniversaries
    • Roy & Jess Valdez
    • Tim & Peggy Hughes
  • Upcoming speakers
    • 6/21 – StepDown
    • 6/28 – Jeff hata
  • June 18 – Sip & See
  • June 20 – D5240 Dodger Social
  • June 21 – Step Down
  • June 29 – D.G. Sandi’s Stepdown
  • July 4 – Push-em Pull-em Parade
Margarida Eidson conducted the raffle and Judy Hoag won the Made West gift card and Jeff Burgh won the Beloved.
 
Thought for the week…
Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill
We were led in the Flag Salute today by Wendy Pazen.
 
Inspirational Message was given by John Borneman.
 
Introduction of guests & visiting Rotarians by Jeff Hata.
Guest of the Club was Adonis Campillo and visiting us today was Carin Kalby.
 
President Jeff thanked Cal Magro for greeting & Todd Juvonen for taking attendance.
 
Margarida Eidson announced that our opportunity drawing was a $25 gift card to Paradise Pantry donated by Laura Shannon.
 
Presidents announcements:
  • Birthdays
    • Todd Juvonen
    • Alison Thompson
    • Bruce McGee
    • Sam Marsh
    • Rich Stewart
  • President Jeff presented Tim Hughes with the Rotarian of the month for May. Tim and his team did a great job with our scholarship program this year.
  • Upcoming speakers
    • 6/13 – Craft Talk
    • 6/21 – StepDown
    • 6/28 – Jeff hata
  • June 10 – Last Board Meeting
  • June 18 – Sip & See
  • June 20 – D5240 Dodger Social
  • June 21 – Step Down
  • June 29 – D.G. Sandi’s Stepdown
  • July 4 - Push-em Pull-em
President Jeff inducted our new member Mary Jarvis! Mary works for Kaiser Permanente. Please introduce yourselves to Mary and help her feel welcomed to the club!
 
Rich Stewart, Harriet Clune and Jim Word recounted the fantastic weekend they had at Bill and Lynn Spellman's wedding in Yosemite. It sounds like the weather gods cooperated and that the weather was beautiful for the ceremony.
 
Bruce McGee spoke about programs for next year. If you know of someone who has an interesting story to tell, let Kathy McGee know. Programs are all of our responsibility.
 
Happy $’s: Joe Strohman, Bill Hicks & Margarida Eidson
 
Thought for the week…
If you want something you've never had, you'll have to do something you've never done.
Dave Ramsey
Vance Thompson led us in the Flag Salute.
 
Harriet Clune gave our Inspirational Message.
 
Judy Hoag Introduced guests & visiting Rotarians.
Bruce McGee introduced our District Governor Sandi Schwartz.
 
President Jeff thanked Ken Kagan for greeting and taking attendance.
 
Margarida Eidson announced that our opportunity drawing was a $75 gift card to the Cheesecake Factory graciously donated by Ken Kagan.
 
Presidents announcements:
  • Upcoming speakers
    • 6/6 – Eric Schalla – Shelterbox
    • 6/13 – Craft Talk
    • 6/21 – StepDown
    • 6/28 – Jeff hata
  • May 30 -Social at the Ultimate Escape Rooms and at Margarita Villa immediately after.
  • June 20 – D5240 Dodger Social
  • June 21 – Step Down
  • June 29 – D.G. Sandi’s Stepdown
 
Joe Strohman and Kathy McGee introduced our club's High School 4 Way Test Essay contest winner Fatima Waqar. Kathy presented Fatima with the First Place trophy and a check for $250.00. District Governor Sandi Schwartz then presented Fatima with the First Place Award from the District and a check for $300.00! Congratulations Fatima.
 
Tim Hughes and the scholarship committee (Ken Kagan, Kathy McGee, Bruce McGee & Amber Stevens) presented scholarships totaling $60,000 to our very deserving scholarship recipients.
 
Margarida Eidson conducted the raffle and our lucky winner was Daniel Perez, one of our scholarship recipients!
 
Thought for the week…
The American Soldier does not fight because he hates who is in front of him, he fights because he loves who is behind him.
 
 
 

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Husam Hishmeh
    July 1
  • Ken Kagan
    July 1
  • Mike Martin
    July 11
  • Judy Hoag
    July 17
  • Harriet Clune
    August 1
  • William J. Spellman D.D.S
    August 3
  • Jeff Burgh
    August 5
  • Jim Word
    August 5
  • Adonis Campillo
    August 6
  • Bill Hicks
    August 19
  • William Gray
    August 25
Join Date:
  • Ken Kagan
    July 22, 2010
    9 years
  • Bob Noville
    August 16, 2012
    7 years
  • Bruce McGee
    August 16, 2012
    7 years
  • Judy Hoag
    August 22, 1996
    23 years
  • Carolyn Diacos
    August 24, 2017
    2 years
  • Bill Crookston
    August 30, 2016
    3 years
 
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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
July 25
Greeter
Shannon-Prange, Laura
 
Attendance
Eidson, Margarida
 
Flag
Gallagher, Dick
 
Inspiration
 
Introduction of Guests
Stewart, Rich
 
Opportunity Drawing
 
August 1
Greeter
Swan, Tom
 
Attendance
Pazen, Wendy
 
Flag
Hansen, Kris
 
Inspiration
McGee, Bruce
 
Introduction of Guests
Thompson, Vance
 
Opportunity Drawing
Swan, Tom
 
August 8
August 22
September 5
September 12
September 26
 
SPEAKERS
Past Speakers
President Jeff Burgh
Jul 11, 2019
Plans and goals for 2019-2020...
Jeff Hata
Jun 27, 2019
Thank you for allowing me to serve...
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Jun 20, 2019
 
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