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
Hoag, Judy
Flag Salute
Gallagher, Dick
Stewart, Rich
Mendoza, Juan
Joke of the Week
Frye, Greg
Opportunity Drawing Donor
Kreutz, Nicole
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.
Aug 25, 2016
Sep 01, 2016
Sep 08, 2016
Sep 15, 2016
Sep 22, 2016
Sep 29, 2016
Oct 06, 2016
Oct 13, 2016
Oct 20, 2016
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Club of Simi Sunset Wine Club
Aug 22, 2016 – Dec 23, 2016
D.G. Nick Frankle's Official Visit
Sep 15, 2016
President Elect Retreat
Sep 16, 2016 – Sep 17, 2016
District Conference
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Oct 14, 2016 – Oct 16, 2016
Important Links
Ventura Rotaract Website
Rotary District 5240 Website
Operation Splash Slideshow
ClubRunner Tutorials
Rotary Links
Rotary International
RI President Home
About Rotary
Joining Rotary
Rotary History
Rotary Foundation
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President's Message
Husam Hishmeh
member photo
What a summer we had, a full house in most of our meetings, hats off to our program chaire Dr Pazen, for the outstanding lineup, please keep inviting potential members, let's grow our club, this week we have Dr. William Rajala, MD talking about Hospice and Palliative Care. 
 The school year is  about to start, I can't help but to think of all the great things we had through the years, from sponsoring an interact club at Buena High school, to bake sale, to the Four Way Test essay contest to RYLA, to scholarships to many deserving students in our city and the list goes on and on. This is our time my friends, where we are shaping the future for our city and the world, this our time to make this a great year.  Join me in helping Jeff Hatta and Joe Strohman in making this one of our best year's yet.
Rotary serving humanity
Nightmare on the Hill Sponsorship Information
Sign up for a sponsorship today and help us continue with local community service projects such as the Ventura Family YMCA Operation Splash, City Center Learning Center, Blanche Reynolds School Library and more.
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SOLD  Venue Sponsorship - Savory Prime
SOLD  DJ Sponsorship - Domino's
SOLD  Casino Sponsorship - Retirement Income Specialist's
Retirement Income Specialist's
Amber Stevens swims around the Ventura Pier
l-r Brie Young, Kaye Woodburn, Rick Jeffrey, Amber Stevens
Ventura-East member Amber Stevens swam around the Ventura Pier today with the Jr. Lifeguards. Swimming with Amber were YMCA Board Members Kaye Woodburn and Rick Jeffrey as well as Aquatics Director Brie Young.
Meeting August 11, 2016
Harriet Clune led us in the Flag Salute.
Rich Stewart introduced our guests and visiting Rotarians.
Visiting Rotarians from Ventura Downtown was Rosa Lee Measures and her husband Albert Harris and also, Gary Wolfe. Visiting from the Rotary Club of Munich was Bea and Lawarence Fuhrman.
Visiting today was Harriet Clune's brother Wes Lovett, Bill Gray's son Tyler, Kris Hansen's son Ryan and Midge Stork's husband Dave.
Tim Hughes gave our Inspirational Message.
President Husam thanked the crew from Scofield catering for their years of service to the club.
Midge Stork announced that the raffle prize was a copy of our speakers book and Laura Shannon's prize of $50 cash straight from Las Vegas.
John Borneman led us in a song.
Avenues of servce:
Todd Juvonen reminded everyone that the Community Service meeting would be August 17th at the Cave, 5:30 pm.
Jeff Hata spoke about our upcoming fundraiser, Nightmare on the Hill.
Bob Lynn gave our joke of the day.
Happy $'s: Sam Marsh, Todd Juvonen, Bill Hicks, Amber Stevens, Husam Hishmeh and Bruce McGee.
Midge conducted the raffle and our lucky winner was Laura Shannon!!!
Ahoy Rotarians (and all other jolly good fellows & fellowettes)
We have been kicking around for many months now the idea of a Ventura Rotary East cruise.
To get our best price, we should have at least 20 people (10 couples?)  
Right now, Carnival and Princess are the two lines that are offering 3 and 4 day cruises out of San Pedro/Long Beach
Do you have any interest?
Presently we have seen prices as low as $65 per person, per day.  When you figure it out, that is $130 per couple which includes travel, food, entertainment and tons of fun.  Obviously that is
an inside cabin. ( not that bad, actually went 13 days thru the Panama Canal in one) or scale yourself on up the price ladder to the Owners Suite!
I am looking for some time in January or February.  Stops would include Catalina and Ensenada (4-day) or Ensenada (3-Day)
I am sure Bob and Wendy would hold their annual “in room” cocktail party, and there will be karaoke for those wanta be Frank Sinatra’s  (He’s dead isnt he?)
Plus other surprises I can wrangle out of the travel agency  and cruise line.
What I need from you is a measure of interest.  Say something to me personally if interested.  No commitment  yet, just a measurement of interest.
CAPT’N CRUISE  (AKA John Masterson)
News from Rotary International
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
The way Rotary member Todd Jenkins puts it, he's the first generation in his family "to do everything": first to go to college, first to fly on a plane, first to visit another country, and the first to live across state lines. Jenkins, 28, grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His family worked hard just to make ends meet. So travel and college seemed out of reach. The eldest of ten children, Jenkins says his goal was to break out of the family status quo and set a positive example for his siblings. He credits his mother with helping him avoid falling into the...
The World Health Organization has confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Nigeria, the first cases in the country since July 2014. After passing a year without a case of the wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in September 2015. These cases – from two local government areas of Borno state – occurred in July 2016. The Government of Nigeria – in partnership with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – will take immediate steps to respond quickly to the outbreak to prevent further spread of the disease. This response will include...
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of August auctions.
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