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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 April 7, 2022
Todd Juvonen took attendance
Adonis Campillo led us in the Flag Salute
President Cal led us in reciting the 4 way test.
President Cal brought the door prize, $50 to Peking Inn.
Our speaker is Monique from Heroes Hideaway.
Joe Strohman introduced our guests: NK from Rotary South, Debbie Martin from the YMCA & Walk for Kids, Olivia Strohman, Dan Glassman, Dante from Ventura South
Ashley Pope gave inspiration and brought some old memorabilia from the chamber office move relating to our club.
Debbie Martin talked to us about the need for walkers and volunteers for Walk for Kids.
Margarida Eidson talked about Romania and sending the team funds through the chamber in Romania.
NK and Dante talked about a program for $50,000 grant that will impact over 300 kids. They need $18,000 – they would like $3,000 for the Autism Project. The program is to help bring teachers and people to help identify autism in children. The region would be in Camaroon. The hope is that the project would become a template.
Sam Marsh gave us a short craft talk about Drivers Education and how/why it’s not free, and that it should be. He would like VCRE to help make Drivers Training free as a rotary project, because it should be funded through the general fund as it is collected from tickets.
NK won the raffle.
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.


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

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