Discover which Rotarian grew up on a small farm in Quebec in this week's "In the Spotlight".

Meeting Responsibilities
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
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
Halloween 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
Monte Vista School
Dec 07, 2016
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 Service, Co-Chair
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 - Cajun Chair
Director at Large
Director at Large
Director at Large
SSR Charitable Foundation Chair
RMCP Chair
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Highlights of Today's Meeting
Rat Fink
Bill Klepper was Rat Fink this morning and had Dr. P. demonstrate how to transplant a cactus from one pot to another!
Jaeger's Hardly Strictly Moment
Dan said that he is fascinated by strange and weird people and decided to read us -- Strange Weirdos.
Hats Off Goes To...
Dan presented this week's Hats Off award to Jim Lowry who helps out whenever and wherever he can!
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 - October 1 and 2

Doug Feco and Sophie Klepper talked about the schedule for this weekend's Relay for Life  and the need to have people walk in the late night hours and afternoon on Saturday. The event is a 24-hour held at Lemon Park and you can find our Rotary Club's team at booth #63. 
Community Service Project
Jocko Arledge talked about the upcoming community service project of installing fire alarms at the Friendly Village Mobile Home Park on Saturday, October 8th. See the flyer in this bulletin for more information.
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. He has signup sheets on the table.  You can just come for the day/night to hang out and not sleep out.  
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.
Dan Burbach
We had the pleasure of hearing from Dan Burbach about his trip to Iceland.  He shared many interesting facts, such as:
1. Crime rate is zero (He shared a photo of a baby in a carriage outside of a restaurant alone while the parents dined inside!)
2. There are 100 settlements throughout the country each with no more than 50 people living in them.
3. He talked about how shark is served -- you let it rot in a hole in the ground then hang to dry some more above ground -- then you eat it!
4. There is a penis museum in Reykjavík .
5. There are lots of way for people apparently to die in that country!
6. Along the roads there are rescue shacks should you get stranded in the middle of winter!
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Welcome Guests
This morning we welcomed the following guests:
Sophie Klepper
Steve Fazio
Sophie Klepper
Steve Fazio
Photos from
Today's Meeting
Can you find John Baxter in this photo and the more!
Member Spotlight
Demi Fox
Real Estate Broker Associate
Keller Williams World Class
Husband Shaun, also a realtor and bodybuilder - great dad
Son Tristen, 9 years old. Loves Lego and Minecraft.

Why I'm in Rotary:
I dont think I've had a Rotarian moment yet. And I know it will come to me. Why I joined is to be a part of the community and help to make it a better place. I first thought I would focus on the older population, yet I found it very powerful to be of help to so many young people that dont even know what to do with their future and I enjoy being a guide and coaching the possibility of leadership.
The YES program is probably a place I'll hang with for a while. I wish I had this kind of opportunity as a teen. I want to invite all of those who feel hopeless to join our caravan and embrace life. Discover that life does not just happen...You can make it happen and design a perfect life. No matter your background.

What people don't know about me:
I speak with a French accent as I grew up on a small farm in Quebec where the population was 2500 and where no one spoke English. It was only one school in my village and our teachers were Catholic nuns. I had to learn the "Je
vous salut marie" and  "Oh nom du pere" by heart and recite many times daily.  I did not learn to speak English until I was 24 years old.

Strange, but true:
I am shy.  Also, I have what I call an old soul. I always thought I was born a century too late. I love the days of big dresses and traveling on horses and drinking water out of a tin can.
I like to be alone and I don't have hardly any "friends" I mean ..True one... Hard to find

Passions, hobbies, interests:
I love running and individual sports. I love classical music,
jazz and country. I LOVE interior design and Christmas decor. I love finding old treasures in antique shops or estate sales.  I love being around the old folks to listen to their stories.

What I'm really good at:
Making people smile. Make their day. Make sure when I walk away from them, I left them in a better place than I met them.

One goal I'd like to accomplish during my lifetime:
Secure a comfortable future for my son. Hope to help where he doesn't grow up in this crazy world we are walking all too fast towards...

Favorite place to vacation/visit:
Hawaii and my country - Canada and it's lakes

On my bucket list: 
Go to Italy and France AND own a big house .

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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