President's Message
Carin Kally
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Dear Rotarians and Friends,
This  week we are meeting on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3rd, no fooling! Set a reminder on your watch or phone!!  We will be joining the Ventura Club’s regular meeting time with other Group 7 Clubs for lunch and social time followed by a Virtual ceremony awarding The Rotary Clubs of California the Bernard Osher Philanthropist of the Year.  It’s a big honor recognizing the impact Rotary has on the California Community Colleges. Lunch will be at noon as usual.  The award ceremony will be in the 1-1:30 timeframe.  Since we will not be able to have our regular Happy Dollars and Opportunity Drawing, save up for next week for double the fun.
Thank you to President Elect Dawn for running the meeting last week with our guest speakers Tammie and Summer Helmuth from the Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast. It’s time to get the word out and sell tickets for the 3rd Annual Beer, Wine, and Food Festival we do in conjunction with the Girl Scouts at beautiful Camp Arnaz.  The date is June 8th and tickets are $60 for lots of great food, drink, and fun. You will receive a flier in your email very soon to distribute to friends and your social network.  Also, you may have noticed,  the Club purchased 100 boxes of cookies to be donated to yet to be determined deserving families or programs to spread some of that Thin Mint cheer.
Next week we will be back in our regular time and place with our Student of the Quarter and a program about the good work the Salvation Army does in our County with those bell ringing funds and more.  Let’s have a good turnout to recognize our Student awardee. Thank you to Joes Bova and Strohman for coordinating this honor.
Also, mark your calendars for the Scholarship Awards Ceremony on April 25th.  This is a highlight of our year and we would like to have at least a couple of Rotarians at each table with the recipients and their families. I may be so bold as to suggest that your attendance is expected, if not required. 
April Calendar
April 3rd – *** special multi-club event replacing our April 4th meeting!
April 9 – Board meeting, 5:30
April 11 – Student of the Quarter
            AND Juan Torres of the Salvation Army
April 18 – Social TBA
April 21 – Walk for Kids (as a sponsor we can all participate: sign up sheet soon)
April 25 – Scholarship Awards
April 28 – Aut 2 Run, Cal State Channel Islands.  An amazing turnout and lots of fun.  Let's have a team.  (another sign up sheet for working at our info table)
In recognition that this is an election year,  I remind you that Rotary is a neutral zone.  Thank you for respecting and enjoying the a-political aspect of our organization.
I will see you on WEDNESDAY this week, NOT Thursday.

Carin Kally
President 2023-2024
Rotary Club Ventura – East
Meeting March 28, 2024
P.E. Dawn stood in for President Carin who was a little under the weather today.
Cal Magro led us in the Flag Salute.
Our opportunity drawing was a $50 gift card to Café Ficelle donated by Kathy McGee
PE Dawn thanked everyone who helped with the meeting today.
Jim Word let us know that the Friends of the Library is having a book sale on April 6th and they will need help to move books. If you have a truck or a van, please let Jim know.
Bruce McGee reported that our meeting will be on Wednesday in the Ventura room. California Rotary clubs will be receiving an award that will be presented via Zoom.
If you would like to join the Polio+ society, talk to Bruce. The St Patrick’s day fundraiser at Topa Topa will make the club approximately $4,000 to donate to the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at VCMC. The club acknowledged Stacy Tipton and her crew for her donation of the food and labor for this event.
Upcoming events
April 11th – Student of the Quarter and Juan Torres with the Salvation Army.
April 18th – Social TBA
April 25th – Scholarship Awards
PE Dawn gave our Inspirational Message.
D.G. Marta’s Step Down will be June 29th.
April 21st – Walk for Kids
Our speaker today was Tammy & Summer Helmuth with the Girl Scouts.
Happy $’s: Margarida Eidson, Cal Magro, Nancy D’Attilio, Harriet Clune
Rich Stewart conducted our opportunity drawing and our lucky winner was Cal Magro!
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Apr. 04, 2024 12:00 p.m.
Club Meeting
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Apr. 11, 2024
Club Social
Apr. 18, 2024 5:30 a.m.
Club Meeting
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Apr. 25, 2024
Club Meeting
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Apr. 25, 2024
Club Meeting
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May 02, 2024 12:00 p.m.
Club Meeting
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May 09, 2024
Club Social
May 16, 2024 5:30 a.m.
Club Meeting
Poinsettia Pavilion
May 23, 2024
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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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