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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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Jeff Hata
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Meeting Responsibilities
Strohman Jr., Joe
Flag Salute
Spellman D.D.S, William J.
Thompson, Alison
Polito, Ron
Joke of the Week
Thompson, Vance
Opportunity Drawing Donor
Martin, Mike
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.
Jul 21, 2016
Jul 28, 2016
Aug 04, 2016
Aug 11, 2016
Aug 18, 2016
Aug 25, 2016
Sep 01, 2016
Sep 08, 2016
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Upcoming Events
D.G. Nick Frankle's Official Visit
Sep 15, 2016
President Elect Retreat
Sep 16, 2016 – Sep 17, 2016
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President's Message
Husam Hishmeh
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Thank you to Sheriff Geoff Dean for giving us such a fun and informative presentation. Sheriff Dean always manages to keep the atmosphere light while providing us with some very sobering statistics and information.
Also, thank you to everyone who attended. It was nice to see a packed room and to have to add a table and chairs to accommodate our club and guests. 
I look forward to another good turnout for our speaker this week Mayor Eric Nasarenko.
Yours in Rotary Service,
Husam Hishmeh
What is Rotary?
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)
Meeting July 14, 2016
Dick Gallagher led us in the Flag Salute.
Juan Mendoza gave our Inspirational Message.
Bob Pazen introduced our guests and visiting Rotarians.
Starting with our speaker, Sheriff Geoff Dean and his support staff Sgt. Denise Silva.
Guest of Michelle Cekov was her husband Mark.
Guests of Juan Mendoza were Elizabeth Jomali, Gala Mendez and Luis Mendez.
Guests of President Husam was Rula Hishmeh and Kevin Daley.
Guest of Tim Hughes was John Hughes.
Guest of Bill Crookston was Alex Ysguerle.
Visiting Rotarians from Ventura-Downtown were Gary Wolfe and Curtis Cormaine.
John Masterson spoke about a proposed 4 day cruise to Ensenada in February. If you are interested in going, please let John know.
Ron Polito gave a Club Foundation update. We are at an all time high. Our intent with the Beckwith account was to be able to give scholarships every year, but as we saw this year if there is a downturn in the market our funds could be limited. Our understanding was that if we did not award all the scholarship money that was profits from the Beckwith account that any monies left over would go into the corpus of the account. After having discussions with other estate attorneys, it has been decided that we can "bank" leftover funds from good years to use in down years.
Bill Spellman is doing the play Annie Get Your Gun. Bill's advice is that if you want to go, buy your tickets early because every performance has been selling out.
Jason Rebibo did the raffle for Midge Stork today. The gift was a $50 gift card to Wood Ranch donated by Bill Gray. Jason also announced that he has been AWOL the last few weeks because he's been escorting his wife to the doctor's office ... they are expecting their 1st? child!!! Congratulations Jason!!!
President Husam picked up Andy Corliss and brought Andy to the meeting today!!!
Todd Juvonen gave our Joke of the Day followed by John Borneman who led us in our song.
Bruce McGee announced that if you want to help Rotaract with the Mexico build you will have to drive down and meet them there. The bus is officially sold out!
Jason Rebibo conducted the raffle and our lucky winner was Tim Hughes.
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