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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 Social
Apr 20, 2023 5:30 AM
Club Social
Bright Spark Brewery
Apr 20, 2023
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Club Duties
Apr 27, 2023
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
Club Meeting
Poinsettia Pavilion
Jun 01, 2023 12:00 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.
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New Member Proposal
The following
has been proposed as a new member of
the Rotary Club of Ventura-East:
Name:                        Renee Burke 
Classification:              Real Estate
Proposer:                    Dawn Knowles
Publication Date:         April 11, 2023
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
President's Message
Margarida Eidson
member photo
What a great presentation from Jon Osumi Motion Shooter Photography. He was so much fun to see.
This week we will have our social event at Bright Spark Brewery on 4561 Market St at 5:30pm
The wellness Center & Buena Interact Cares Closet will have a ribbon cutting on April 26 at 1pm at the Buena Hight School. Please attend if you are available to support our sponsored Interact club.
The IDEA Center is hosting our Ventura Rotary clubs for lunch and a tour of the facility on April 28th at 1pm please let me know if you would like to join.
To learn more about the IDEA center please visit
Sharon Daly is looking for socks to take to Ethiopia.
Please save the dates for:
Girl Scouts Fundraiser at the Arnaz Campground on Jun 10th 4 to 7pm
Step Down at Rum Fish & Vino on June 29th 5:30pm
Tri-Club Fundraiser at Ventura State Park on September 23 11am to 3pm
Looking forward to seeing you Thursday, here is a list of our programs and events coming up:
  • April 20th – Social at Bright Spark Brewery on 4561 Market St.
  • April 22nd – Beach Cleanup
  • April 26th – Ribbon cutting for the Interact Cares Closet
  • April 27th – Scholarships
  • April 28th – IDEA Center Lunch and Tour
  • April 29th – Board Retreat 8:30am to noon
  • April 30th – Aut2Run
  • May 4th – Rotaract – Mexico build.
  • May 11th – Student of the Quarter and Nurses Scholarships
  • May 13th – Rotary Foundation Gala – at the Camarillo Airport celebrating all the programs done throughout our District using Rotary Foundation funds
  • May 15th – Board Meeting at the Poinsettia Pavilion
  • May 18th – Social at Winchester’s 632 E main St.
  • May 21st – Puzzle Competition at YMCA 12:30 to 3:30
  • May 25th – Amy Fonzo from Aera Energy
I hope you join me at our regular meetings on Thursday at noon at the Poinsettia Pavilion.
Serving with a smile
Co-President Margarida Eidson
President 2022-23
Rotary Club Ventura – East
Club Duties
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Meeting April 13, 2023
Cal Magro led us in the Flag Salute
Nancy D’Atillio and Cal Magro were our greeters
Judy Hoag introduced guests & visiting Rotarians.
Emilily Barany brought Teddy with her! Guest of Dawn Knowles was Renee Burke
Jeff Hata gave our Inspirational Message.
Carin Kally donated a $50 gift card to Trader Joe’s for our Opportunity Drawing.
Cal Magro spoke about the Beach Clean-up on April 22nd in conjunction with SurfRider Foundation.
Carin Kally spoke about Aut2Run on April 30th at CSCUI. If you would like to help Carin work at the Rotary Booth, please let Carin know. We need volunteers to serve food and wine at the Girl Scout event.
Tim Hughes spoke about scholarships. We have 42 applications. Thank you to Abbi Hanoch, Carin Kally and Dawn Knowles for going through the application process and helping decide who is receiving scholarships this year.
Bruce McGee spoke about membership. Thanked everyone for inviting potential members.
May 13th is the Rotary Foundation Gala. This will be at the Camarillo Airport and we will need some help with set-up. We need a few people with pick-ups to help move some tables and chairs.
President Margarida introduced our speaker, Jon Osumi, from Motion Shooter Photography.
Happy $’s: Joe Strohman, Dawn Knowles, Tim Hughes, Jacquelyn Gargano, President Margarida, Carin Kally, Cal Magro, Sharon Daly
Rich Stewart conducted our raffle and our lucky winner was Jeff Hata.
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