2024 College Scholarship Applications
Multiple Scholarships up to $7,500.00 will be awarded.
Approximately $125,000.00 total will be awarded.
Available to graduating VUSD seniors who are attending two or four year colleges or vocational & technical schools.
College students who are prior recipients of a
Rotary Club of Ventura East scholarship may re-apply.
Click here to download the 2024 Scholarship Application
RCVE Foundation Directors at Large
The club will be electing 2 club members to serve on the Board of Directors for our Foundation (Rotary Club of Ventura-East Foundation, Inc.). The term is 3 years from July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2027.  If you wish to be on the ballot, please submit your name to Joe Strohman (Foundation secretary) within the next two weeks. The club will elect the two new Foundation board members at a regular club meeting in January 2024.
President's Message
Carin Kally
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Dear Rotarians and Friends,
This week is our first evening Social of the year: at Orozco’s, 839 Front Street.  Email or call Dawn Knowles to get on the list; let her know if you are inviting any guests.  I’m planning to get to the area early and enjoy the sunset and a beer at Transmission Brewing’s Crow’s nest.  Feel free to join me around 4:30. There is elevator access.
A big thank you to our Ventura County Tax Assessor, Keith Taylor, for his program last week. Lots of great information on Prop 19 and transferring tax basis, plus how property is assessed and how the county has helped in times of disaster.  Check out the website
Plan to be at the regular meeting next week  when we will nominate the PEN for 2025-26,  have a mid-year review and a jump start for the next six months: your opportunity to provide input and feedback on fundraisers, projects, programs; to celebrate our accomplishments and set the path for new ideas going forward. Please note: assignments may be made in absentia.
We have some great programs lined up for February, see calendar listing below, so make it a goal to invite someone to each meeting. Let’s spread the word about what a great place Rotary is for making friends, learning new things about what’s happening in the community, and being part of making our world a better place.
The Calendar:
January 18 – Social at Orozco’s, 839 E. Front Street, 5:30 p.m.
January 25 – Club mid-year report and planning, PEN nomination
Feb 1 – Jeden Biosciences
Feb 8 – Connie Hood, Local Author
Feb 15 – social, TBA
Feb 22 – Sonny Horses 4 Kids, equestrian therapy
Feb 29 – Christine Cardona-Threadgill – Friends of Fieldworkers
In recognition that this is an election year and that there is divisiveness in our country and the world,  I remind you that Rotary is a neutral zone.  Thank you for respecting and enjoying the a-political aspect of our organization.
See you on Thursday.
Carin Kally
President 2023-2024
Rotary Club Ventura – East
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Upcoming Events
Club Social
Jan. 18, 2024 5:30 a.m.
Club Meeting
Poinsettia Pavilion
Jan. 25, 2024
Club Meeting
Poinsettia Pavilion
Jan. 25, 2024
Club Meeting
Poinsettia Pavilion
Feb. 01, 2024 12:00 p.m.
Club Meeting
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Feb. 08, 2024
Club Social
Feb. 15, 2024 5:30 a.m.
Club Meeting
Poinsettia Pavilion
Feb. 22, 2024
Club Meeting
Poinsettia Pavilion
Feb. 29, 2024
Club Meeting
Poinsettia Pavilion
Mar. 07, 2024 12:00 p.m.
Club Meeting
Poinsettia Pavilion
Mar. 14, 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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