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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. Last week we had our club’s charitable project with Foodshare in Oxnard. For those of you that missed it, it is obvious that the need is still out there, as we continue to see supermarket prices rise to unprecedented rates.
Just a reminder that as we prepare for the Easter holiday, this is both a joyful, and a stressful time for most of us. This is the perfect tome to tell our loved ones how much we care for them, and also to show a little more patience for those around us that might be having a difficult time.
Margarida Eidson passed out information cards as to how to help with donations for the Ukraine. Please send checks to:
C/O Synergy Computing Inc.
5662 Calle Real  #425
Goleta, Ca. 93117                                                                                                                                             
Please include the word UKRAINE in the memo section of the check. Also, please keep the citizens of the Ukraine in your thoughts and prayers.
Please don’t forget to register for the Aut2Run
April 24 – Aut2Run   Join Gavin’s team..(Ashley’s Team)  Learn more @ 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.
This months Board meeting location will be changed to The Poinsettia Pavilion, at the usual 5:30pm.  Although most missing members usually notify me if they were unable to attend, I would like to remind all board members how important notification is. Thank you
Thank you,
Future programs are as follow:
  • April 24 – The Ronald McDonald Walk for Kids
  • April 28- Scholarships – Tim Hughes
Meeting Responsibilities:
Greeter: Adonis Campillo                                   Attendance: Judy Hoag                  Flag: Todd Juvonen
Introduction of Guests: Joe Strohman                Inspiration: Jeff Burg                Opportunity Drawing: Harriet Clune
Please stay safe out there!

Yours in Rotary
Cal Magro 
President 2021-22
Rotary Club Ventura – East
Meeting March 31, 2022
Tim Hughes ran the meeting today in place of our vacationing President Cal.
Harriet Clune led us in the Flag Salute today.
Bill Spellman introduced guests and visiting Rotarians.
Tim Hughes announced that Roseann Klope passed away. Graveside service will be April 23rd at Ivy Lawn
Thank you to everyone who brought in socks for the Mossy Foot Project! Keep bringing socks in!
Rich Stewart is selling raffle tickets. Thank you to Todd Juvonen for a $50 gift card to Wood Ranch BBQ.
Margarida Eidson spoke about an opportunity to donate to help Ukrainian refugees.
Ashley Pope spoke about our membership drive and Aut2Run.
Next week’s program will be a new non-profit who concentrates on First Responders.
Aut2Run needs volunteers so I you know anyone who would like to help out, let Ashley know.
The Puzzle contest is Sunday April 16th.
Bruce McGee spoke about Midge Stork’s memorial last Saturday. Thank you to Judy & Will Hoag, Rich Stewart, Harriet Clune, Emily Barany and Kathy McGee for helping out with parking lot duties.
Ronald McDonald Walk for Kids is coming on April 24th.
1st Wednesday of the month is our food distribution day with FoodShare.
Happy $’s: Husam Hishmeh, Magarida Eidson
Ashley Pope introduced our guest, Tracy Paplinski, with a Voice Discovered.
The winner of the opportunity drawing was Harriet Clune!
News from Rotary International

 Rotary responds to the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in UkraineEVANSTON, ILL,. April 5, 2022 – Rotary announced today that it has raised more than $7 million to support locally-led relief efforts


Can an all-female anti-poaching unit stop wildlife crime in an African game preserve — without guns?


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


At Café Voca, Nathan Kim and three other autistic youths have been learning to handle the responsibilities and developing the social skills that they’ll need for other jobs.


Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in Canada, Mexico, Portugal, Tunisia and Cambodia.

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