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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 a great meeting we had last week. I want to once again thank Tim, and his committee for doing such a great job with the scholarships. Because it was such a full program, unfortunately the club missed my joke of the week. You won’t get that lucky next week.     
Our next meeting should prove to have a very interesting program. Annegret Riley, a survivor of Germany during WWII, will be on hand to give us a very interesting story on her childhood. I have been told that her story is absolutely fascinating. Please invite a guest to attend, but give us a heads-up so we know how many lunches to prepare for.
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, and has already begun the planning for the sprinkler system. Please mark your calendars for June 25th and 26th, as we will be meeting on that property to do a little planting.                                                                                       
I would like to thank Ashly and all of our members that supported last Sundays Jigsaw Puzzle Competition fundraiser. Both our club, and the Autism Society benefited from the event.
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:
  • 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: Vance Thompson
Introduction of Guests: Harriet Clune         Inspiration: Ashley Pope               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

Across Europe, Rotaract members are using digital tools to share information and coordinate to help people who have been affected by the war in Ukraine


Learn more about the general secretary and CEO of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation, John Hewko.


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.

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