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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 Meeting
Poinsettia Pavilion
Feb 09, 2023
Club Social
Feb 16, 2023 5:30 AM
Club Board Meeting
Feb 20, 2023
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Club Meeting
Poinsettia Pavilion
Feb 23, 2023
Club Meeting
Poinsettia Pavilion
Mar 02, 2023 12:00 PM
Club Meeting
Poinsettia Pavilion
Mar 09, 2023
Club Social
Mar 16, 2023 5:30 AM
Club Board Meeting
Mar 20, 2023
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Club Meeting
Poinsettia Pavilion
Mar 23, 2023
Club Meeting
Poinsettia Pavilion
Mar 30, 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
Joe Strohman Jr.
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We have already zipped through January 2023, which a series of good programs (Margarida Eidson – Portugal; Monica de La Hoya - Peace Corps in Yap Micronesia; Abbi Hanoch – Japan.  Our club social on January 19, 2023 was held at Capriccio Restaurant.
On to February!  On February 2, 2023 our club held an offsite meeting at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at the Ventura County Medical Center. Our new club member Jacquelyn Gargano, Director of the Ronald McDonald House Ventura, gave us a great presentation and view of the family room and facility. Our club is a longtime supporter of this project and it’s great to see the beautiful completed room and how it is helping children and their families. Our club presented Jacquelyn with a $1,000 check to support the Ronald McDonald Family Room.  Thank you to Margarida for organizing the lunch and thanks to Jacquelyn for the program and hard work on this great community project.
We will be continuing that support with our St. Patrick’s Day party on March 17, 2023 at Topa Topa (Colt Street), Ventura.  Bruce McGee and his party committee are finalizing the details. We will have beer, food and several Irish bands. Plan on coming and bringing your family and friends. Proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald Family Room.  Then on Sunday March 19, 2023 join the Ronald McDonald “Walk for Kids” to support this same great cause. Sign up!
At our club meeting on Feb. 9, 2023 our speaker Bryan Silvey will be educating us on the development process for modern drugs and medications. Our Feb. 16 meeting will be a night social at Peking Restaurant (Victoria & Telegraph, Ventura). Then on Feb. 23, 2023, DDA Mike Jump will present a program on the Ventura County Family Justice Center. Our club has been supporting the Justice Center through monetary donations, donations of new clothes (thank you Kathy McGee) and club members’ donations of essential items. Mike will bring us up to date on the Justice Center.
In March, mark March 9, 2023 for the visit by our District Governor Scott Phillips and again be there on March 17, 2023 for our St. Patrick’s Day Party at Topa Topa.
We have a great line up of speakers and the club is gaining members and helping our community.  Come and join us.
Co-President Joe Strohman
President 2022-23
Rotary Club Ventura – East
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Meeting January 26, 2023
Margarida Eidson led us in the Flag Salute.
Cal Magro introduced guests and visiting Rotarians
Guest of Sharon Daly was Kevin Daly, guest of Jeff Hata was Rosandra Esquivel, and guest of President Joe was Lane Lopez.
Rich Stewart announced that our Opportunity Drawing was a Bucket of Chocolate and a box of chocolae generously donated by Rich Stewart.
Charles Ferguson gave his craft talk.
President Joe announced that Dawn Knowles has agreed to be our President Nominee 2024-25.
Election of the Foundation Board of Directors 2023-26. Ken Kagan and Jerry Dannenberg. Tim Hughes so moved, Carin Kally seconded. Motion passed
Dawn Knowles is working on a spreadsheet for Community Service with Cal Magro.
Tim Hughes let us know that we have 8 scholarship applications
Vocational Service, Jerry Dannenberg will be helping with the 4 way test and Derek Eidson will be helping with the nursing scholarships.
Club Service Carin Kally wants the new members to work as greeter.
We will be publishing Nancy Datilio for membership.
President Joe presented Stacy with thank you’s for our catering staff.
Joe Bova updated us on Youth Service. 2 RYLA students are registered so we are good there. Currently looking for a back-up.
Ashley Pope spoke about the Buena Interacts Closet. Please look at the flyer and donate what you can.
Next week, we will be meeting at the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms. Do not come to the Pavilion.
Happy $’s: Tim Hughes, Adonis Campillo,
St Patrick Day fundraiser at Topa Topa 5:00 pm on March  17th. Proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald Family Room.
St Patrick’s Day Parade is coming. Steve Harbison will drive his car and Margarida Eidson will be representing the club.
Tim Hughes reported on the fundraiser with the Girl Scouts on June 10th. More information to come.
Our speaker today was Abbi Hanoch who spoke about her Student Exchange in Japan.
Rich Stewart did our raffle and our lucky winner was Steve Habison and Jim Word
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