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Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Ventura East!!
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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Upcoming Events
Club Duties
Nov 10, 2022
Club Meeting
Poinsettia Pavilion
Nov 10, 2022
Club Social
Nov 17, 2022 5:30 AM
Club Social
Rumfish Y Vino
Nov 17, 2022
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Club Board Meeting
Nov 21, 2022
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Club Meeting
Poinsettia Pavilion
Nov 24, 2022
Club Duties
Dec 01, 2022
Club Meeting
Poinsettia Pavilion
Dec 01, 2022 12:00 PM
Club Duties
Dec 08, 2022
Club Meeting
Poinsettia Pavilion
Dec 08, 2022
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Rotary Club of Ventura-East
Elevator Speech
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.
Nov 10, 2022
Veteran's Program
Nov 24, 2022
Dec 01, 2022
Dec 08, 2022
Dec 28, 2022
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New Member Proposal
The following
has been proposed as a new member of
the Rotary Club of Ventura-East:
Name:                        Jacquelyn Gargano 
Classification:              Non-profit
Proposer:                    Bruce McGee
Publication Date:         October 28, 2022
Any objections to this person becoming a 
member of our club should be brought to
the attention of the President, President-Elect
or any Director within ten (10) days of this
The Rotary Club of Ventura-East 2022 Poinsettia's are on sale now!
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President's Message
Tim Hughes
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Dave Cox, President of The Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo penned the following words.

"Two major national events fall this week:  Election Day on Tuesday, and Veterans Day on Friday.  Despite the rancor and fatigue of the election, I can't help but note how interconnected voting and Veterans Day are to each other and feel gratitude for both.
Veterans Day is observed every year on Nov. 11.  While Memorial Day honors those who died in military service, Veterans Day celebrates both the living and the dead.  It was once known as Armistice Day and was rooted in one of the most destructive conflicts in history, World War I.  Commonly called the "Great War," more than 30 nations were involved in this tragic event that continued for four devastating years, obliterating European landscapes, and ushering in the use of poison gas.
After a long stalemate, the United States entered the war, and the Allied forces launched an offensive that would prove decisive. Finally, on November 11 at 11:00 a.m. Paris time, an armistice came into effect.
Armistice Day was observed annually until 1954 when President Eisenhower signed legislation formally creating Veterans Day in acknowledgment of all military service.  Parades, special ceremonies, and graveside events have marked this day of recognition over the years.
There are thousands of veterans living on the Central Coast who we want to honor and thank. Precious few remain from WWII.  Our Korea and Vietnam veterans are of advancing years, and there are many younger veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq and other conflicts.  Local veterans have served our country here at home and at posts around the world, many of them from multi-generation military service families. I know you join me in extending our deep gratitude for their service.
I want to especially acknowledge the veterans within our own club whose commitment to making the world a better place continues today with their service to Rotary. Thank you for all you have given, and all you do for us."
Please join us this Thursday as we celebrate our veterans and have the privilege of hearing from a veteran as our program. It is a great opportunity to bring a guest.
Thank you
President 2022-23
Rotary Club Ventura – East
Club Duties
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Meeting November 3, 2022
Todd Juvonen led us in the Flag Salute.
President Tim told us a little about his recent trip to New York City and to Connecticut.
Kathy McGee gave our Inspirational Message.
Mary Kaye Dubek spoke about a fundraiser for Tender Life Maternity, A Pop up Thrift Shop.
Joe Strohman introduced guests and visiting Rotarians.
Guest of Sharon Daly was Kevin Daly, guest of Margarida Eidson was Derek Eidson, Tom Swan and Georganne Hawley visited us this week, guest of the club was Jacquyln Gargano and Alexis, guest of the club Charles Ferguson, guest of Kathy McGee was Mary K Dubek.
President Tim thanked Bruce McGee for taking attendance.
Our opportunity drawing was a bottle of Angel’s Envy Whiskey donated by Adonis Campillo.
Upcoming events:
11/10 – Ventura County during WWII
11/17 – Social at RumFish
11/24 – Dark
12/01 – Poinsettia Delivery Day
12/08 – Ventura PD K9’s
12/15 – Christmas Party at the Gray’s
12/22 – Dark
12/28 – Joint meeting with Downtown.
Jacquylin announced that the Ronald McDonald Walk for Kids is coming up. Sponsorships are available.
We have two students signed up for RYLA
Happy $’s: Husam Hishmeh, Jeff Hata, Adonis Campillo, Cal Magro
For our program today we called on past purchasers of Poinsettia’s.
President Tim conducted the opportunity drawing and the lucky winner was Cal Magro!
News from Rotary International

Visitors to Melbourne, site of the Rotary International Convention, will encounter an abundance of culinary, cultural, sports, and shopping options.


A Rotary club in Uganda, whose members are all women, uses microloans to help invest in their community.


Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in the Dominican Republic, the United States, Romania, Germany, and Australia.


A convoy of 40 ambulances wound its way from Slovakia to Kyiv, bringing the critically needed vehicles to Ukrainian government officials.


Rotary and WHO’s World Polio Day 2022 and Beyond event in Geneva, Switzerland, brought health experts together to share updates, exchange

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