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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
Spellman D.D.S, William J.
Flag Salute
Clune, Harriet
Noville, Bob
Hughes, Tim
Joke of the Week
Lynn, Bob
Opportunity Drawing Donor
Shannon, Laura
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.
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Sep 15, 2016
Sep 22, 2016
Sep 29, 2016
Oct 06, 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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Hi all 
August is upon us and I can't help but stop and reflect on the first thirty days as club President.  We had some incredible programs and speakers, the energy and attendance at the club is fantastic for this time of year.  Although this is all great, we have not inducted any new members in July and the time is passing quickly.
The most important goal for me this year is to grow the club to 70 members, and run a financially sound club.
This week's not to miss  program is David Fukutomi from Homeland Security, speaking about "Real Concerns and Myths".
August is long month full of opportunities to do great things, the Ventura County Fair and the Fair Parade is this week, and we will participate in it, as always at Main Street on Saturday 9am.
Rotary serving humanity
What is Rotary?
Meeting July 28, 2016
Jordan Eller was our greeter today.
Joe Strohman led us in the Flag Salute.
Mike Martin gave our Invocation.
Guests today ... Guest of Juan Mendoza was his mother Raquel Mendoza.
Guest of Husam Hishmeh was Tobias Hilldebrand, guest of Joe Strohman was his daughters Marie and Hannah and guest of Kris Hansen was his wife Coral.
Midge Stork announced that the raffle prize was $50 Mastercard gift card donated by Michelle Cekov.
President Husam told us that the board meeting will be Wednesday August 3 at 5:30. Location is President Husam's office.
August 6th Downtown will be doing their backpack project and on August 10th Downtown will be meeting at the Museum of Ventura.
Sam Marsh let us know that his wife, Barbara, is still in ICU at CMH. Please continue your thoughts and prayers.
Juan Mendoza let us know that he will be performing at the Clinicas Health Fair on August 7th. Juan will also be performing at the Sandbox Cafe from 12-3 on August 13th.
Jim Emch reported that the fair parade will be on August 6th. All 4 clubs will be there and Pete Gallagher has secured the Fire Truck. Be there by 9:00!
President Husam reminded us that the District Conference will be the weekend of October 14th and that Trombone Shorty will be doing a fundraiser for the Rotary Foundation that weekend also.
John Borneman led us in a song.
Harriet Clune has a very green thumb and is growing more vegetables then they can eat so she brought some produce if you would like it. First come first served!
Harriet also told us that there was a committee sign up sheet being passed around. Please get involved and sign up for a committee.
Harriet then gave our joke of the day.
Happy $'s: President Husam, Coral Hansen, Bill Spellman, John Masterson, Rich Stewart, Midge Stork & John Borneman.
Midge Stork and our guest Coral Hansen pick the winning ticket and Coral selected the ticket being held by her husband Kris Hansen!!! Congratulations Kris!!!
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)
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