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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. What an eventful week we have had last week. We had a great turnout for our monthly social at Limon Y Sal last Thursday, and the food was delicious. Thank you for arranging that, Ashley.  On Saturday The Downtown Rotary Club had a Wine Tasting fundraiser. With a sellout crowd of 250, they declared it a success. Congratulations to them. And on Sunday, not only the Ronald McDonald Walk for Kids, but also The Aut2Run. A BIG Thank You to all that supported those events. Fortunately, the weather cooperated for those two events.
At our last Board meeting the Board agreed to support the Ventura South Club on an international project to support Autism education in Cameroon.  The Board also voted to do a community project. Those of you that attended our off-site meeting at Pacific High School may remember that the property could use some “Sprucing Up”. We have just received the green light to do a little landscape work on that property. While Joe Bova is the project coordinator, Tim Hughes volunteered to be the “Foreman” of the job. Please mark your calendars for June 25th and 26th, as we will be meeting on that property to do a little planting. Why go to the gym to get some exercise when you can get it and help the community at the same time.                                                                                           
On our next meeting April 28, Tim will have the Scholarship recipients and awards. Let’s have a great attendance for this one.
Please remember that Sunday May 1 10 AM – 1 PM our club will be hosting the
Location: Ventura Family YMCA
$60.00 includes a team of 4, Puzzle, Pizza, and a chance of Bragging Rights!
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Margarida passed out information as to how to make donations that will help the Ukraine.  Please send checks to: ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 5240  C/O Synergy Computing Inc.
5662 Calle Real #425
Goleta , CA 93117
Please include the word UKRAINE in the memo section of the check.
Thank you
Future programs are as follow:
  • April 28 – Scholarships – Tim Hughes
  • May 5 – Annegret Riley – Special program. Annegret grew up   in Germany during WWII. We are promised some amazing stories Please bring a guest to this one.
  • May 12 – Veterans of Foreign Wars – Sam Marsh
  • May 16 – Board Meeting – Poinsettia Pavilion
  • May 26 – Autism Society of Ventura County
Meeting Responsibilities:
Greeter:   Carin Kally                                   Attendance:  Kathy McGee          Flag: Steve Harbison
Introduction of Guests: Todd Juvonen          Inspiration: Jeff Hata                   Opportunity Drawing: Jeff Burgh
Please stay safe out there!

Yours in Rotary
Cal Magro 
President 2021-22
Rotary Club Ventura – East
Meeting April 14, 2022
Todd Juvonen led us in the Flag Salute today.
President Cal led us in reciting the 4-Way test.
Joe Strohman introduced guests and visiting Rotarians.
Guest of Joe Strohman was Hannah Strohman guest of Sharon Daly Teresta Campbell.
President Cal passed around a clip board for upcoming club duties.
Thank you, Harriet Clune, for donating our opportunity drawing today.
Next week we will have our social at Limon y Sal, we will not be meeting for our normal noon meeting.
Ashley Pope spoke about our membership drive and updated us on our upcoming speakers.
Ashley Pope gave our Inspirational Message.
President Cal asked if any one knew what you call a rabbit with fleas? Answer: Bugs Bunny
Bruce McGee passed around the sign up sheet for the Walk for Kids and spoke about the drive to raise money to go to Rotary Clubs in Romania to help with the Ukrainian refugee crisis.
Bill Spellman gave a craft talk.
Ashley introduced our speaker Jacquelyn Naster and Andre Barbieri with Hangers Clinic.
 Happy $’s: President Cal,
President Cal announced we will have a WWII survivor speaking to the club.
Rich Stewart conducted the Opportunity Drawing and the lucky winner of $50 cash was Andre Barbieri!!!
News from Rotary International

Rotary supports UN General Assembly resolutions calling for an immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of Russian military forces from Ukraine.


Our progress in the fight against polio shows why vaccination is important


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


Two cargo planes packed with tons of medical equipment have already been flown from Chicago, USA, to Ukraine where members helped to unload the supplies.


 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

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