Find out what this Rotarian wants to say to God in this week's "In the Spotlight".

Meeting Responsibilities
October 13, 2016
Doria, Dale
Feco, Doug
VanDyck, Harry
Flag Salute
Baxter, John
Guest List
Arledge, Jocko
Jeries, CPA, Ted
Rat Fink
Bhim, Savi
October 20, 2016
Dominick, Lee
Foster, Michelle
Vines, Mel
Flag Salute
DeGonia, Jarrod
Guest List
Dulcich, Vince
Johnson, Mike
Rat Fink
Foster, Craig
October 27, 2016
Derrick, Keith
Fredrickson, Kurt
Bagnall, John
Flag Salute
Gesell, Dan
Guest List
Lawrence, Rich
Fox, Demi
Rat Fink
Mahler, Harvey
November 2, 2016
Guest List
Boucher, Carolyn
Guest List
Hitchcock, Rob
Anglin, Jim
Flag Salute
Hawthorne, Nancy
Guest List
Mutal, Mike
Keowen, Andy
Rat Fink
Wilson, Chas
Upcoming Events
Smoke Detector Give Away
Friendley Village Mobile Park
Oct 08, 2016 8:00 AM
Simi Sunrise Camp Out at Camp Rotary
Oct 22, 2016 – Oct 23, 2016
Simi Valley City Council Honors World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2016 6:00 PM
Holloween Haunt Help
Rancho Santa Susanna Park
Oct 31, 2016
YES! - Youth Empowerment Summit
Camp Rotary
Nov 12, 2016 8:00 AM
Senior Center Thanksgiving Dinner
Simi Valley Senior Center
Nov 23, 2016
Annual Bike Build and Giveaway
Dec 01, 2016
Oct 13, 2016
Oct 20, 2016
Simi Ford -- One Man's Story
Oct 27, 2016
Nov 03, 2016
Back Pack Business
Nov 10, 2016
Nov 17, 2016
Overview of Rotary's Polio Program
Nov 24, 2016
No Meeting
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Larry Borovay
October 2
Jocko Arledge
October 3
Rod Skidmore
October 9
Steve Johnson
October 15
Sam Wolfe
October 20
Jim Stutzman
October 26
Vince Dulcich
October 26
Larry Silverman
October 28
Carolyn Boucher
October 1
Jeff Faulwell
October 2
Dave McCormick
October 8
Sam Wolfe
October 11
Demi Fox
October 14
Ron Hyrchuk
October 14
Mike Mutal
October 24
Eric Little
October 25
Join Date
Mary Paseta
October 6, 2011
5 years
Larry Borovay
October 7, 2004
12 years
Erik Sellfors
October 9, 2014
2 years
Mike Johnson
October 11, 2012
4 years
Rick Ladd
October 11, 2012
4 years
Bill Fox
October 12, 2006
10 years
Gregg Hartman
October 15, 1998
18 years
Michelle Foster
October 20, 1994
22 years
Chas Wilson
October 26, 2000
16 years
Joanne Abruzzese
October 28, 2004
12 years
Herschel Berger
October 29, 1992
24 years
Executives & Directors
Past President
Club Service
International Service, Co-Chair
Community Service,Co-Chair
Community Service, Co-Chair
Vocational Service, Co-Chair
Vocational Service, Co-Chair
Public Relations
Youth Services,Co-Chair
Family of Rotary, Co-Chair
Family of Rotary
The Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation, Co-Chair
Director at Large
Director at Large
Director at Large
Director at Large
Director at Large - Cajun Chair
SSR Charitable Foundation Chair
RMCP Chair
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Highlights of Today's Meeting
50/50 Paul Harris
Lisa Brough and Chas Wilson announced a single 50/50 opportunity to help fund a project in Tazania.
Rat Fink
Herschel Berger was Rat Fink this morning on talked about trivia on baseball and its playoff system.
Jaeger's Hardly Strictly Moment
Dan said that since it is baseball playoff season he felt the need to read a Todd Snider poem titled -- America's Favorite Pastime.
Hats Off Goes To...
Dan presented this week's Hats Off award to Jim Tokatlian - basically because his daughter is so successful in her career!
YES! - Youth Empowerment Summit
Demi Fox talked about this year's YES! - Youth Empowerment Summit - it will be held at Camp Rotary on Saturday, November 12th.  Keep that date open because many volunteers will be needed! See flyer in this bulletin below for more information.

Relay for Life Update

Doug Feco thanked everyone who participated and donated for this weekend's Relay for Life . In the end our club raised $2843! For the entire event more than $173,000 was raised from 62 teams encompassing 631 people! 
Family of Rotary Campout
Larry Borovay reminded everyone that we will be having our first Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise camp out on Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23 - 4:00 p.m. through 12 pm. He has signup sheets on the table.  You can just come for the day/night to hang out and not sleep out. Bill Klepper will be cooking! 
City Council to Honor Rotary for World Polio Day
Dan Jaeger said the Simi Valley City Council will honor World Polio Day on Monday, October 24th.  Rotarians are all invited to join in this special recognition. He also said that people are needed to help drive a Korean delegation on Wednesday, October 12th to the Getty and Reagan Museums.  Contact Dan if you can help.
Undersheriff Gary Pentis and
Forensic Scientist
Christina Tokatlian
Ventura County Sheriff's Dept.
We had the pleasure of hearing from Undersheriff Gary Pentis and Forensic Scientist Christina Tokatlian from the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.
Undersheriff Pentis talked about the changes in public safety now due to science and technology as well as how television shows make people have unrealistic expectations on how fast and easy it is to solve crimes.
Christina Tokatlian (Jim's daughter), an 8 year veteran with the Ventura County Sheriff's department, talked about the Forensic Services Bureau and how evidence is collected (by the Crime Scene Investigators - CSI), tagged and analyzed for information in the following areas:
1. Toxicology/Blood and Breath alcohol
2. Controlled Substances
3. Firearms/Comparative analysis
4. Forensic biology/DNA
5. Latent prints
6. Footwear impression analysis
Gary Pentis
Christina Tokatlian
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Welcome Guests
This morning we welcomed the following guests:
Tom Persico
Tom Persico
Photos from
Today's Meeting
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Member Spotlight
Wayne Snyder
Adjunct Faculty at Moorpark and Oxnard Colleges
Wife: Marilyn; Daughters: Samantha and Angela; Dad: Chuck; Siblings: Dale [Steuer] (sister), Steve (Brother)

Why I'm in Rotary:
When I joined Rotary, I really was not too sure what it was.  I believe in
 it's ideals and motivation to be a positive force in the world community.  I am extremely proud to be a Rotarian. For me, attending RYLA graduation was my Rotary Moment.  At the time, I was the Youth Services chair.  We faced a number of issues, however, in the end, all worked out.  We sent twin sisters to RYLA that year – they had a bit of a tough exterior.  At RYLA’s end, they were both crying hysterically and came to me and hugged me and wouldn’t let go.  They had formed such deep relationships with other attendees, they didn’t want to leave.  It was very touching and emotional.
What people don't know about me: 
I am a bit of a musical savant.  One of my favorite past times is to test my family with the name of the singer or group of an old rock ‘n’ roll song.  Yeah, I can be a bit of a sarcastic a—hole too. 
Strange, but true:
From about 15 to 18, I sported a perm.  My hair was so curly, it looked the same on land as it did underwater.
Passions, hobbies, interests:
Golf, going to the Movies, spending time with family, travel, reading, playing piano/guitar, listening to jazz, golf, bowling
What I'm really good at:
The design, 
deployment, and use of technology, BBQ, being lazy
One goal I’d like to accomplish during my lifetime:
Retire knowing I’ve done my part.
Favorite place to vacation/visit: 
For the past 28 years, my extended family vacations at the Alisal Guest Ranch in Solvang.  There is no phone, no TV in the room, but a beautiful
10,000 acre ranch with a gigantic pool, fishing and boating lake, horseback riding, tennis, golf…  a great place for families.
On my bucket list:
Go on an Alaskan cruise
When you pass on, what would you say to God:
Boy am I glad to see you!

In other news
"Peace Is" video
Our club recently provided funding to translate a peace video from English into Spanish so that its message can be brought to Spanish speaking countries.  Click below to see the original video in English.
Polio Update - We're this close!
There have been only 19 cases this year of Polio due to the wild polio virus.  They have all occurred in Pakistan and Afghanistan.  The most recent case was 4 weeks ago.  Click on the link below for more information.
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