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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. As Sharon Daly continues to work on the Mossy Foot Project, she is in dire need of Sports Socks. For those of you who forgot their socks last week, we will continue to collect them for Sharon as she will be going back to Africa in May and will be happy to bring a large donation with her. Ashley Pope has some great programs scheduled for the next few months, so this would be a great time to ask people that you know to visit our club with the hope of gaining new members. I have promised to add $5.00 to the Happy Doller Pot for every new perspective member brought to the club meetings from now thru June 30th. Furthermore, any member that actually gets a new member enrolled by June 30th, will get their meals paid for one month. On Wednesday, April 6, our club will have our service project at Foodshare in Oxnard. Registration begins at 1:30pm.
I will be out of town for this week’s meeting. Tim Hughes has graciously volunteered to run our meeting. Looks like he is warming up for next year. Thank you Tim.
As the war in the Ukraine is continuing to intensify, the need for basic necessities grows even stronger.  The Ukraine is in a fight for its life. So many of its citizens have been displaced, and fighting for their lives as they want to remain a free country. I can’t imagine what it would be like if another country tried to take away our freedom. 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:
  • March 31 – Traci Pelpinski – A Voice Discovered
  • April 7 – Heroes Hideaway – (First Responders) A non-Profit
  • April 14- Hangers Clinic – Jacquelyn Naster CPO
  • April 21 – Social – Limon Y Sal
  • April 24 – Aut2Run   Join Gavin’s team..(Ashley’s Team) or if you want to earn the Autism Society an additional $300 join Team Fun With HR! Learn more @ or 
  • April 24 – The Ronald McDonald Walk for Kids
  • April 28- Scholarships – Tim Hughes
Meeting Responsibilities:
Greeter: Dawn Knowles                                      Attendance: Steve Harbison          Flag: Carin Kally
Introduction of Guests: Bill Spellman                Inspiration:                                     Opportunity Drawing: Todd Juvonen
Please stay safe out there!

Yours in Rotary
Cal Magro 
President 2021-22
Rotary Club Ventura – East
Meeting March 17, 2022
Bruce McGee led us in the Flag Salute
Todd Juvonen introduced our guests and visiting Rotaraians
Guest of Judy Hoag was Will Hoag and guest of Margarida Eidson was Derrick Eidson
Tim Hughes told an Irish joke
We have received 80 scholarship applications so far! And we have 30 returning scholarship applications.
Our speaker today was Jack Dyer with Topa Topa Brewery
Ashley Pope gave everyone 2 lottery tickets and asked some St Patrick’s Day trivia
News from Rotary International

Past and current conflicts have had a significant impact on Rotary in Ukraine — which has only made members there more resolute.


Rotary International’s president-elect Jennifer Jones shares her vision for her presidency and Rotary’s future.


Interview with Todd “Bowtie” Jenkins – Rotary Club of Fayetteville, Arkansas – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force member.


Stories of how Rotarians are striving to build a parent nation of resources and support.


In Uganda, members of Rotary and USAID are erasing the taboo around menstruation — and helping girls stay in school.

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