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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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President's Message
Cal Magro
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Hello Rotarians and friends of The Rotary Club of Ventura East. I’m not sure if the saying goes that March is supposed to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb, but last week’s weather said that it went out like a lion. I’m glad that I was out of town to miss that rainstorm. Thank you again Tim Hughes for covering for me. I was in upstate New York visiting family.
It looks like we have a very busy month planned for April, beginning with this Wednesday, April 6, our club will be participating in the Food Share effort. Registration begins at 1:15 at College Park in Oxnard. You can register at Food Share of Ventura County - Volunteer Console ( This will be our charitable work for the next three months.
Please keep the citizens of the Ukraine in your thoughts and prayers. 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.
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:
  • April 24 – The Ronald McDonald Walk for Kids
  • April 28- Scholarships – Tim Hughes
Meeting Responsibilities:
Greeter: Jeff Burgh                                             Attendance: Todd Juvonen             Flag: Adonis Campillo
Introduction of Guests: Joe Strohman                Inspiration: Ashley Pope                Opportunity Drawing: Sharon Daly
Please stay safe out there!

Yours in Rotary
Cal Magro 
President 2021-22
Rotary Club Ventura – East
Meeting March 24, 2022
Kathy McGee gave our Inspirational Message.
Todd Juvonen led us in the Flag Salute.
Todd Juvonen also introduced guests and visiting Rotarians. Visiting from Buena High School today was Natalie Debbas along with our students of the quarter.
Cal passed the clipboard for club duties.
First Wednesday of the month we will be volunteering at FoodShare
Bruce McGee announced that Midge Stork’s service will be this Saturday at 2:00
Bruce also spoke about membership. April will be membership month so please invite a guest.
Joe Strohman introduced our latest Students of the Quarter.
l-r  Bill Spellman, Conner Hofferbert &
Scott Manninen
l-r: Joe Strohman, Jude Ferdolage, & Natalie Debbas
Dick Gallagher gave a craft talk.
Emily Barany sold raffle tickets for our Opportunity Drawing this week.
Ashley Pope continued with the Membership Drive discussion.
Ashley Pope introduced our speaker Shawna Morris from Casa Pacifica.
Happy $’s: President Cal, Steve Harbison,
Bruce McGee donated a $50 gift card to Lure won by Judy Hoag
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