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Ventura East
Service Above Self
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Ventura, CA  93003
United States
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Rotary Club of Ventura-East
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We are a nonpolitical, nonsectarian social organization comprising local business, civic and professional leaders. We meet regularly to get to know each other, form friendships and through that we are able to solve community and global problems with service projects. Like:
  • Scholarships at 5 local high schools,
  • Interact Clubs at 3 local schools.
  • Support the YMCA, City Center, Ventura Botanical Gardens
  • Promote literacy and career guidance in schools
  • Internationally we support a medical project in Ethiopia and contribute to eliminating Polio worldwide.
The Rotary Club of  Ventura-East meets Thursday noon to 1:30 at the Poinsettia Pavilion in Ventura. Come and learn more about Rotary's humanitarian service, high ethical standards in all vocations and help build good will in this community. Use your professional skills and talents to make a difference.
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Rotary Club of Ventura-East 2022 Scholarship Application
Multiple Scholarships of up to $7,500.00 will be awarded.
Approximately $125,000.00 will be awarded.
Available to graduating VUSD seniors who are attending two or four year colleges or vocational & technical schools. Prior scholarship recipients may re-apply.
President's Message
Cal Magro
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Hello Rotarians and friends of The Rotary Club of Ventura East. Anyone who missed last Thursday’s meeting missed the fun of being Irish. That one will be tough to top. Our regularly scheduled Board meeting was Monday March 21, however, we didn’t have enough present for a quorum. Although no business could be voted on, we will have a short Board meeting immediately following this Thursday’s meeting. This week’s meeting will be filled with lots going on so don’t be late. With 2 programs scheduled, Joe Strohman will be introducing us to the Student of The Quarter, followed by Shawna Morris, CEO of Casa Pacifica. We will also be collecting “Sports Socks” at this week’s meeting as Sharon Daly will be sending them to Africa for The Mossy Foot Project. Please be generous as always.
As the war in the Ukraine is continuing to intensify, the need for basic necessities grows even stronger.  The Ukraine is in a fight for its life. So many of its citizens have been displaced, and fighting for their lives as they want to remain a free country. I can’t imagine what it would be like if another country tried to take away our freedom. With limited food weapons, and supplies, many Americans are asking how they can help. As Rotarians, we know that Rotary is always going to lend a hand. Anyone interested in making a contribution may send a check to International and on the “subject”’ line, write UKRAINE. If you would prefer to   have our club forward the check for you, we will be happy to.
A Celebration of Life for Midge Stork will be held at The Poinsettia Pavilion On Saturday March 26th at  2pm, for all of you that can make it.
For all incoming officers! Virtual District Training Assembly March 26th. If you haven’t received your registration email, please let me, Bruce McGee, or Margarida Eidson know so we can forward it to you.
Please don’t forget to register for the Aut2Run and the Ronald McDonald Walk for Kids. These are very special programs for our club and they need all of the support that we can give.
Thank you,                                                                                                      
Future programs are as follow:
  • March 24 – Shawna Morris CEO Casa Pacifica
  • March 31 – Traci Pelpinski – A Voice Discovered
  • April 7 – Heroes Hideaway – (First Responders) A non-Profit
  • April 14- Hangers Clinic – Jacquelyn Naster CPO
  • April 21 – Social – Limon Y Sal
  • April 24 – Aut2Run   Join Gavin’s team..(Ashley’s Team) or if you want to earn the Autism Society an additional $300 join Team Fun With HR! Learn more @ or 
  • April 24 – The Ronald McDonald Walk for Kids
  • April 28- Scholarships – Tim Hughes
Meeting Responsibilities:
Greeter: Tim Hughes                                           Attendance: Todd Juvonen            Flag: Joe Strohman
Introduction of Guests: Todd Juvonen                Inspiration: Kathy McGee             Opportunity Drawing: Bruce McGee
Please stay safe out there!

Yours in Rotary
Cal Magro 
President 2021-22
Rotary Club Ventura – East
Meeting March 10, 2022
Dawn Knowles led us in the Flag Salute
Margarida Eidson introduced our guests and visiting Rotarians
President Cal passed around a clip board with a card for Midge Stork
There will be a service on March 26th  
President Cal spoke about our offsite at Pacific High School which we all enjoyed.
Carin Kally donated the raffle prize and sold tickets
Bruce and Kathy McGee along with President Cal helped with FoodShare Distribution. Thank you for helping!
St Patrick’s Day parade is this Saturday. Please join in and walk or enjoy from the sidewalk. After the parade we will have a few beers at Topa Topa on Colt.
Future programs are as follow:
  • March 17- Regular Club Meeting with Special Program
  • March 21- Club Board meeting Government Center (Jeff Burgh’s Office) 5:30
  • March 24 – Shawna Morris CEO Casa Pacifica
  • March 31 – Traci Pelpinski – A Voice Discovered
  • April 24 – Aut2Run   Join Gavin’s team..(Ashley’s Team) or if you want to earn the Autism Society an additional $300 join Team Fun With HR! Learn more @ or 
  • April 24 – The Ronald McDonald Walk for Kids
Steve Harbison gave a craft talk.
Our speaker today was District Attorney Eric Nasarenko
Happy $’s: President Cal, Margarida Eidson,
Our lucky raffle winner was Husam Hishmeh
News from Rotary International

Rotary International’s president-elect Jennifer Jones shares her vision for her presidency and Rotary’s future.


Interview with Todd “Bowtie” Jenkins – Rotary Club of Fayetteville, Arkansas – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force member.


Stories of how Rotarians are striving to build a parent nation of resources and support.


In Uganda, members of Rotary and USAID are erasing the taboo around menstruation — and helping girls stay in school.


Rotary clubs have taken swift action to provide food, water, medical equipment, and shelter for Ukrainian refugees.

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