Find out which Rotarian was "stumped" on his first trauma call as a first responder in this week's
In the Spotlight
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Meeting Responsibilities
June 15, 2017
Malan, Au.D., John
Perry, Pam
Hyrchuk, Ron
Flag Salute
Jambazian, Mike
Guest List
Ryu, O. D., John
Erbe, Dick
Rat Fink
Ortiz, Stella
June 22, 2017
Feco, Doug
Pietrolungo, Steve
Gray, Tim
Flag Salute
Johnson, Mike
Guest List
Tokatlian, Jim
Faulwell, Jeff
Rat Fink
Robison, Jim
June 29, 2017
Paseta, Mary
Purdum, Bob
Hartman, Gregg
Flag Salute
Guest List
Thompson, Karen
Foster, Craig
Rat Fink
Rothman, Joel
Upcoming Events
Jun 17, 2017
Jun 15, 2017
Power of One Rotarian
Jun 22, 2017
Remembering my father Buddy Ebsen and more....
Jun 29, 2017
Direct from Las Vegas: Magic as never seen before
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Greg Gonzales
June 3
Ed Chapin
June 8
Rob Hitchcock
June 8
B.J. Anderson
June 10
Louis Kruglov
June 11
Malati Baker
June 13
Dick Erbe
June 20
Hal Reniger
June 21
John Malan
June 25
Tim Shannon
June 25
Jeff Birkner
June 27
Roger Coger
June 2
Dick Erbe
June 5
Karen Thompson
June 6
Lee Seaton
June 9
Gregg Hartman
June 10
John Baxter
June 11
Larry Silverman
Pam Silverman
June 11
Pam Silverman
June 11
Dennis Barbee
June 16
Kurt Fredrickson
June 18
Jake Finch
June 20
Bob Whalen
June 24
Join Date
Jeff Birkner
June 1, 2016
1 year
Karen Thompson
June 1, 2006
11 years
Marshall Shrago
June 1, 1994
23 years
Mike Mutal
June 1, 1989
28 years
Kathy Scroggin
June 4, 1998
19 years
Larry Silverman
June 4, 1998
19 years
Mike Jambazian
June 13, 2013
4 years
Cindy Jacoby
June 16, 2005
12 years
Jim Tokatlian
June 18, 2009
8 years
Dave McCormick
June 30, 1982
35 years
Jim Lowry
June 30, 1982
35 years
Ron Coons
June 30, 1982
35 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
President Elect Nominee
Highlights of Today's Meeting
Dr. P. Led Our Meeting this Morning
President Dan Jaeger couldn't be at our meeting this morning so Dr. P. led us this morning!
Cajun & Blues: Past, Present & Future
This morning Marshall Shrago talked about some of the experiences he has had at Cajun in the past
Rat Fink
Mike Sidlinger was our Rat Fink this morning and shared stories about his time as a fireman.
Cactus Goes To...
Marshall Shrago received an Old Man cactus from Dr. P. this morning.
Dr. P's Poem of the Morning
Dr. P. shared a poem titled The Cactus, paying homage to our current president's weekly poem reading.
Rotary Information Night Next Week
Doug Feco said we will be having a Rotary Information night (for our new members to learn more about our club) next Monday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the YMCA conference room.
Banners for Cajun
Carolyn Boucher said to keep on selling banners (and don't forget to renew yours too) we need more!
Senior Luncheon Next Month - Volunteers Wanted
Sam Wolfe reminded us that we will once again serve lunch to our seniors on Wednesday, May 17th.  Please sign up on the sheets being passed around each week.
Dave's Towing
Corporate Member
Simi Valley Police Chief
David Livingstone
We had the pleasure of meeting our new Police Chief David Livingstone as well hear about the department.  
He talked about how the department builds relationships with community partners, city staff, elected officials, the business community and within his own department's staff and volunteers.
He said currently there are 123 officers and he shared information about the different crime rates in the city with property crimes being the highest of all crimes currently occurring in the city.
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Welcome Guests
This morning we welcomed:
John St. Laurent
Dan Wilson
Leigh Seaton
Retired firefighter/Paramedic
Assistant Fire Marshal
Family: Wife- Karen, two daughters and five grandchildren
Why I'm in Rotary:
I joined the Rotary because I enjoy helping others. I spent almost 40 years helping others while being a firefighter/paramedic. Even though I was getting paid to be a firefighter, I would of done it for free if I was financially able to. But having to retire because of a neck injury I feel a need to try to continue helping others, a need to give back to the community.
Passions, hobbies, interests:
I love being around my grandchildren ranging 3 months to six years old. They keep me going although I’m physically limited, they are my therapy. I also love woodworking, that too has it’s physical limitations.
What I'm really good at:
Entertaining my grandchildren, I love to make them laugh and I love to help them learn.
One goal I’d like to accomplish during my lifetime:
I would like to achieve my Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Technology. I have 99% of the requirements, I just need to sit down and do the rest. Its just on the back burner right now.
Tell us about your favorite place to vacation/visit:
 I love the High Sierras. My parents used to take us there and we would camp in tents, go fishing at Rock Creek and enjoy hikes from Bishop to Mammoth Lakes. Now I take my wife, daughters and their families and they enjoy the outdoors just as much as I do. In fact, my youngest daughter just got married at Convict Lake in October.
On my bucket list:
I would like to obtain a pilot’s license. I used to fly with my friends and what a great feeling it is to be flying in a small plane on a beautiful day. I would love to take my wife out to lunch or dinner on a date via airplane ride.
Most embarrassing moment:
 While on my first trauma call as a first responder, I was the patient man on an ambulance. My partner and I responded to a motorcycle over the ridge. When we arrived with the fire department and police crews, we found a lone victim of this incident. He was unconscious and unresponsive. He had a severe cut to his head and other lacerations and contusions throughout, he also was missing his left arm. It was late at night and very dark as we were bandaging him up with the light from flashlights. I felt proud of myself as I bandaged his stump the way I was taught in school. The fire and police crews continued to look for the severed arm as we transported the patient to the hospital with lights and sirens blaring away. When we arrived at Simi Adventist ER, the doctor and nurses were ready to attend to our patient’s needs. As the hospital staff started to assess to patient, my partner and I told the doctor that the crews were out at the accident site looking for the limb. The doctor started at the head and was working his way down to the feet, but when he was assessing the stump and removing the blood-soaked bandages he noticed that there was scar tissue in the area where the arm would attach. At that same time the fire crew of station #45 arrived into the ER and approached the doctor and me and stated that the patient was a passenger on the motorcycle and the friend who was operating the motorcycle was found nearby at his house, he was intoxicated. He told 45’s that his friend lost his arm years ago in another accident. Both the crew of 45’s and the doctor looked at me and there I was, embarrassed more than ever. 
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Today's Meeting
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