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Ventura East
Service Above Self
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Ventura, CA 93003
United States of America
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Club Duties
Apr 27, 2023
Club Meeting
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Apr 27, 2023
Club Meeting
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May 04, 2023 12:00 PM
Club Meeting
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May 11, 2023
Club Board Meeting
May 15, 2023
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Club Social
May 18, 2023 5:30 AM
Club Meeting
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May 25, 2023
Club Meeting
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Jun 01, 2023 12:00 PM
Club Meeting
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Jun 08, 2023
Club Social
Jun 15, 2023 5:30 AM
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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
Margarida Eidson
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Last week we presented Malia Brown with our Student of the Quarter award. Malia has been fantastic at running the Interact Club at Buena High School for the past couple of years. She is a true volunteer, and it seems it runs in her family. Congratulations Malia.
We also awarded $8,000 in Scholarships to local Nursing students. It was very special to hear their stories of how they chose the nursing profession. Congratulations to all.
Thank you, Joe Strohman, for organizing these awards. Thank you to Ashley Pope for presenting the Student of the Quarter award and to Derek Eidson and
This week join us for our social event on Thursday at 5:30 at Winchester’s on Main Street.
Please save the dates for:
Tri-Club Fundraiser at Ventura State Park on September 23 11am to 3pm
Looking forward to seeing you Thursday. Here is a list of our programs and events coming up:
  • May 21st – Puzzle Competition at YMCA 12:30 to 3:30
  • May 25th – Amy Fonzo from Aera Energy
  • June 1st – Four Way Test Essays
  • June 8th – Manci Rasmussen - Turtle Conservancy
  • June 10th - Girl Scouts Fundraiser at the Arnaz Campground 4 to 7pm
  • June 15th – Mara Rodriguez – Moorpark Zoo
  • June 17th – Board Meeting at the Poinsettia Pavilion at 5:30pm
  • June 22nd – TBD
  • June 29th - Step Down at Rum Fish & Vino at 5:30pm
I hope you join me at our 3rd Thursday Social at Winchesters! The social starts at 5:30 pm.
Serving with a smile
Serving with a smile
Co-President Margarida Eidson
President 2022-23
Rotary Club Ventura – East
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