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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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Jeff Hata
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Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Poinsettia Pavilion
Apr 06, 2023 12:00 PM
Club Meeting
Poinsettia Pavilion
Apr 13, 2023
Club Board Meeting
Apr 17, 2023
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Club Social
Apr 20, 2023 5:30 AM
Club Meeting
Poinsettia Pavilion
Apr 27, 2023
Club Meeting
Poinsettia Pavilion
May 04, 2023 12:00 PM
Club Meeting
Poinsettia Pavilion
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
Poinsettia Pavilion
May 25, 2023
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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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It is a great privilege for me to serve as President for the last quarter of our Rotary year and I hope to continue with “Let’s Get Loud”- this year’s moto to let the community know all the good Rotary does right here in Ventura and around the world.
We had a great meeting last week with Joe Cahill from the Ventura Botanical Gardens. It is going to be a great spring; all the rain is making for a beautiful time to visit the gardens.
Please help our club’s Interact “Buena Closet” project by bringing in hygiene products this Thursday.
This week we will have a presentation from Debra Rotes from the Dog Search Foundation headquartered in Santa Paula but serving the world when disasters happen.
Looking forward to seeing you Thursday, here is a list of our programs and events coming up:
Serving with a smile
Co-President Margarida Eidson
President 2022-23
Rotary Club Ventura – East
Club Duties
To see if you have signed up for Club Duties, please refer to the Events Calendar in the left column of the newsletter
Meeting March 30, 2023
Dawn Knowles led us in the Flag Salute.
Joe Bova introduced guests and visiting Rotarians.
Guest of Dawn Knowles was Rene Burke.
Rich Stewart announced that our Opportunity Drawing was two bottles of wine donated by Jeff Hata.
Tim Hughes gave our Inspirational Message.
President Margarida asked that everyone sign up for club duties for the upcoming months.
Dawn Knowles let us know about the Beach Clean up on April 22nd. 9:00 – 11:00 at the Prominade in Ventura.
Joe Bova spoke about the Rise Against Hunger event and RYLA is coming soon. We have 2 students attending.
President Margarida introduced our speaker, Joe Cahill, from the Ventura Botanical Gardens.
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High in the Andes, an indigenous community had been waiting more than a decade for clean drinking water.


As World Rotaract Week (13-19 March) kicks off, Rotaractor and public image coordinator Philip Flindt shares his secrets for planning exciting events.

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