Club Information
Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Ventura East!!
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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Venue Map
Bulletin Editor
Jeff Hata
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Meeting Responsibilities
Juvonen, Todd
Flag Salute
Daly, Sharon
Mendoza, Juan
Kreutz, Nicole
Joke of the Week
Borneman, John
Opportunity Drawing Donor
Gallagher, Dick
Rotary Club of Ventura-East
Elevator Speech
We are a leadership organization comprising of local business, civic and professional leaders.
We are a nonpolitical, nonsectarian service club.
We meet regularly to get to know each other, form friendships and through that we are able to get things done in this community. 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 huge project our club started called GoCare in Nicaragua 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.
Nov 17, 2016
New Member Interviews
Nov 24, 2016
Dec 01, 2016
Dec 08, 2016
United States Coast Guard
Dec 15, 2016
Building a school in Africa
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Club of Simi Sunset Wine Club
Aug 22, 2016 – Dec 23, 2016
Rotary Social @ the Botanical Gardens
Nov 20, 2016
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Rotary Rose Parade Decorating
Dec 29, 2016
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Master PRLS 1
Jan 14, 2017
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President's Message
Husam Hishmeh
member photo
I'd like to start off with a big thank you to Jeff Hata and all the members that helped with Nightmare On The Hill. A great job everyone, it was a party filled with love, new friendships and an incredible future. I can't wait for next year.
As one event ends we must start working on our next fundraiser, Poinsettia plant sales for the holidays.  We must set a new sales record by asking our friends, family and people we do buisness with to help us do that.
The end of the year is always full of actions and this year take the cake. We will be electing a new president for our country, there are many people with different views, we must remember to treat each others with respect and let the process take place. Please don't forget to be kind to one another, this too shall pass as they say.
This week's speaker is John Cox, Rescue California Education Foundation/Citizens Legislature, lets see what is new and hear his view in our education system.
As life can get hectic please don't forget to breath, smile and be kind to one anther.
Meeting November 3, 2016
P.E. Harriet Clune stood in for President Husam today.
Bob Noville led us in the Flag Salute.

Laura Shannon gave our Inspirational Message.
Greg Frye introduced guests and visiting Rotarians. Visiting Rotarian from Ventura-Downtown was Norm Blacher. Guest of Sharon Daly was Kevin Daly.
Midge Stork announced that the raffle prize was brunch for 6 at Midge & Dave Storks home on a Saturday or Sunday to be arranged.
Jeff Hata gave a recap of Nightmare on the Hill. Our net profits will be well over $6,000. Attendance was good for our initial event. We have things we can work on to make the event stronger next year, but over all the club pulled together and we put on a very good event!
Our Rotaractors auctioned off 10 pumpkins that they carved and netted $600 so it was a great night for Rotaract also. The proceeds from this auction will go towards the Christmas Party Rotaract puts on for the children at the City Center.
John Borneman led us in our song of the day.
Tobias Hildebrand gave our joke of the day.
Avenues of service:
Joe Strohman announced that we will be awarding our first Student of the Quarter awards next week. Vocational service is also looking for a military family to sponsor for the holidays.
Bill Spellman announced that we need to have our RYLA Students enrolled by the end of the year.
Michelle Cekov told us that GoCare has finished the 2nd phase of the global grant.
Rich Stewart asked for volunteers for the Trivia Contest put on by the South club on November 16th. 
Harriet Clune's phone rang so she fined herself $50!!!
Now that Nightmare on the Hill is behind us we need to get out and get more poinsettia orders. We are way behind last year.
The Christmas Party will be December 16th at the Wedgewood. We will be celebrating with South and maybe Downtown this year. Members are covered, but guests will be $36.
Nightmare on the Hill Photos
Look at photos from our recent event here...
Rotary Splash Bash
Remember the Alamo?'s remember the WaytoGO!

Ventura East Rotary is celebrating "Rotary in Ventura County" with a "funtastic" Star Princess 4-day cruise featuring all day visits to Catalina island's hideaway, Avalon and Mexico's charming Ensenada.  The best part is it will be with your favorite friends and Rotary Club members.

Organized by 53 year Ventura Club member, John Masterson (aka Capt'n Cruise),  this will have the fun, food and fraternization (remember the Love Boat?) of a normal Princess Cruise with the added Rotary elements such as cocktail parties, unique scavenger hunt and an uproarious joint, all club meeting, held by our 2016-2017 leader and world traveler, Husam Hismeh.  Even transportation to San Pedro is included.


Sailing Thursday, afternoon, March 9th 2017
Returning Monday morning, March 13th 2017

San Pedro

Spread the joy of Rotary!

Veranda stateroom $899 pp (inc. tax and port fees, prepaid gratuities and doc fee)
(Also available are lower priced inside and window staterooms, as well as, suites.)

For best selection, pick your stateroom now.  All arrangements go through Santa Barbara Travel, 3140 Telegraph Rd, Ventura.  Questions?  Contact John Masterson, Ventura East Rotary, or 805-223-5808

News from Rotary International
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While the picturesque Valley of 1,000 Hills outside Durban, South Africa, offers stunning scenery to visitors, job prospects for the Zulu people who live on tribal land there are bleak. Three years ago, the nearby Rotary Club of Hillcrest addressed the unemployment rate by partnering with Embocraft, a skills training group serving the province of KwaZulu-Natal. The group offers classes in sewing, computers, textiles, welding, and woodwork, with the goal of alleviating poverty. Hillcrest Rotarians have co-sponsored four sewing courses, each lasting 15 sessions, for Zulu seniors or others who...
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