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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 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
Club Social
Dec 15, 2022 5:30 AM
Club Board Meeting
Dec 19, 2022
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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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 24, 2022
Dec 01, 2022
Dec 08, 2022
Dec 28, 2022
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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
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President's Message
Tim Hughes
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Please remember that we are “Dark” this Thursday and the following “Thanksgiving” Thursday. This Thursday is our Social at Rumfish Y Vino (my favorite Ventura restaurant), located at 34 N. Palm St., Ventura. There is a parking lot behind the restaurant off N. Oak Street which leads into the back of the restaurant as well as parking on Palm St. 5:30-7:00 PM.
Poinsettias and more Poinsettias. We need orders and I encourage each Rotarian to buy a case and sell at least one case. Please, we need your help!
Last Thursday we had a wonderful meeting. Thanks Joe Strohman for bring a very interesting speaker from the Museum of Ventura County. Andy spoke on some interesting World War II occurrences that took place in Ventura County. We were also pleased to have a past scholarship recipient, Claire Hansen, join us to tell us about her college experience and bring us up to date on her life.
If you have not signed up for the Christmas Party and you wish to be included, please call me at 805-551-6581 to RSVP. It will be a great night at Bill and Kim’s new home. The party is on Dec. 15. Cocktail hour is at 5:00 P.M dinner at 6:00. 1789 Monita Drive, Ventura.
Let’s keep up the good work of bringing guests to the meetings and our social is also a great time to introduce someone to the club.
Thank you
President 2022-23
Rotary Club Ventura – East
Club Duties
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Meeting November 10, 2022
Past President Cal Magro led us in the Flag Salute.
Jim Word introduced guests and visiting Rotarians.
Guest of Sharon Daly was Kevin Daly, guest of Margarida Eidson was Derek Eidson, Jerry Dannenberg visited today, Claire Hansen was a guest of the club, Guest of the club Charles Ferguson, guest of Emily Barany was Jennette Villanueva.
President Tim introduced Claire Hansen former scholarship recipient. Claire brought us up to speed with what she is doing now and how our scholarships helped her get through college.
Jeff Hata gave our Inspirational Message.
President Tim recognized the Veteran’s in our club, Sam Marsh and Dick Gallagher.
Our opportunity drawing was donated by Ashley Pope, $50 gift card to Palermo’s.
President Tim gave us some upcoming dates to remember:
  • November 14 – Board Meeting
  • November 17 – RumFish & Vino
  • November 24 – Dark
  • December 1 – Poinsettia Delivery
  • December 15 – Christmas party at Bill Gray’s house.
Carin Kally and Abbi Hanoch talked about Poinsettia sales.
Sharon Daly announced that Mossy Foot is holding a Tea on December 7th.
Joe Strohman let us know that the Mexico Build is this weekend.
Margarida Eidson let us know that the Poinsettia Pavilion is selling Thanksgiving Pies again this year. You need order soon!
Happy $’s: Emily Barany
Joe Strohman introduced our speaker, Andy Ludlum, little Known Stories of WWII in Ventura County.
Rich Stewart conducted the opportunity drawing and our lucky winner was Jeannette Villanueva.
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