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"In the Spotlight"

Meeting Responsibilities
September 15, 2016
Guest List
Derrick, Keith
Guest List
Bibb, Bob
Ortiz, Stella
Flag Salute
Borovay, Larry
Guest List
Brough, Lisa
Chapin, Ed
Rat Fink
Little, Eric
September 22, 2016
Tokatlian, Jim
Tolson, John
Thompson, Karen
Flag Salute
Timbol, Dorina
Guest List
Silverman, Pam
Shrago, Marshall
Rat Fink
Shannon, Tim
September 29, 2016
Whalen, Bob
Berger, Herschel
Wolfe, Sam
Flag Salute
Williams, Paula
Guest List
Coger, Ph.D., Roger
Freeman, Elaine
Rat Fink
Klepper, Bill
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Grand Vista Hotel
Sep 15, 2016
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
RMCP Committee Meeting
Grand Vista Hotel
Sep 15, 2016
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Club Meeting
Grand Vista Hotel
Sep 22, 2016
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Family of Rotary Gourmet Dinner
Sep 24, 2016
2nd Semi Annual Terra Rejada Road Cleanup
Sep 24, 2016
Club Meeting
Grand Vista Hotel
Sep 29, 2016
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Relay for Life
Rancho Tapo Community Park
Oct 01, 2016 10:00 AM –
Oct 02, 2016 10:00 AM
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
Holloween Haunt Help
Rancho Santa Susanna Park
Oct 31, 2016
Sep 08, 2016
Sep 15, 2016
Sep 22, 2016
Sep 29, 2016
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jeff Faulwell
September 4
Bill Klepper
September 5
Roger Coger
September 7
Jake Finch
September 12
Dan Jaeger
September 22
Steve Pietrolungo
September 22
Dan Gesell
September 24
Bob Bibb
September 29
Jim Tokatlian
September 1
Vince Dulcich
September 2
Dan Gesell
September 6
Wayne Snyder
September 9
Jocko Arledge
September 11
George Kerr
September 13
Ted Jeries
September 20
John Malan
September 28
Join Date
Jarrod DeGonia
September 3, 2009
7 years
Jeff Newby
September 4, 2003
13 years
Ted Jeries
September 9, 2010
6 years
Savi Bhim
September 15, 2005
11 years
Jake Finch
September 18, 2014
2 years
Jeff Faulwell
September 19, 2013
3 years
Dan Gesell
September 20, 2001
15 years
Pam Perry
September 20, 2005
11 years
Steve Johnson
September 20, 2001
15 years
Steve Pietrolungo
September 27, 2001
15 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
Paul Harris Fellow Presentation - Cesar Zambrano
Cesar Zambrano was honored this morning as a Paul Harris Major Donor. He chose to honor his son-in-law Amer Vilagran to thank him for always stepping up and being there for the entire family.
Cesar Zambrano honors his son-in-law with his first Paul Harris Fellow.
Rat Fink
Greg Gonzales was our Rat Fink this morning and talked about how alcohol plays a role in many of our members lives including Jerry Shaffner, Jared DeGonia, Scott Blough, Tim Shannon, Eric Little (of in his case no alcohol) and Bill Klepper.
Jaeger's Hardly Strictly Moment
After receiving a phone call from an old friend Dan Jaeger shared this poem with us this morning -- I'm A Grown Up Now.
This Week's Hats Off Award Goes To...
Dan Jaeger gave Mary Paseta the Hats Off Award for being instrumental in coordinating our exchange students every year.
Dogs Day of Summer Golf Tournament - Thursday, September 1
Golfers wanted! But even if you
don't golf you can still be involved
by purchasing a tee sign. Contact
Cindy Jacoby to renew or purchase
your tee sign today cindyjacoby@ Click
below for more information signing
up to golf and see the flyers below for more informa

Relay for Life - October 1 and 2

Our club will field a Relay for Life team this year to support cancer research.  Please contact Chas Wilson if you wish to participate and volunteers will be needed too!
Community Service Updates
Carolyn Boucher thanked Bob Whalen for volunteering last weekend at Simi at the Garden. She also shared that we will be presenting 20 backpacks to children in a foster home. In addition, she said to save -- Saturday, September 24 -- to participate in the Tierra Rejada clean up day. See flyer in this bulletin for more information.
Smoke Alarm Installation for Seniors
Jocko Arledge announced that on Saturday, October 8 at the Friendly Village Mobile Home Park we will be installing smoke alarms or replacing batteries for the residents there. He is looking for teams of two.  See flyer in this bulletin for more information.
Trip to Orphanage Planned
Larry Borovay announced that on September 10 and 11 a group will head down to an orphanage in Baja to spend time with the children.  If you are interested in going, at no cost, please contact Larry.
Keep Our Exchange Student in Mind
Mary Paseta has asked that if members are doing something fun on the weekend that they think about including our exchange student Lara.  Her contact information or phone is (805)299.5223.
Camp Out at Camp Rotary
Dan Jaeger announced that we will have our first-ever camp out on Saturday, October 22 at Camp Rotary.  Even if you don't camp, you can join in for the day and evening!
John Jacoby 
Sponsored by Andy Keowen
Terry Davila
CSUN Soccer Coach
We had the pleasure of hearing from not only Terry Davila, CSUN Soccer Coach for the past 18 years, and from other CSUN personnel about how they want Simi Valley to know more about their university and the many things that are offered.  
Rotary Club FinderNeed to find a club to do a makeup?  Or find out where Rotary clubs meet while you are traveling?  Click here to access the Club Finder page on the RI website.
Welcome Guests
This morning we welcomed the following guests:
Lizbeth Zambrano
Carolina Osorio
Karina Vilagran
Michael Vilagran
Amer Vilagran
Juliette Vilagran
Robert Donnelly
Tony Davila
Terry Davila
Alex Ackles
Victor Garcia
Lori Gonzales
Carol Osorio
Cesar Zambrano's family
Robert Donnelly
Photos from
Today's Meeting
Backs turned!
How many tables did Savi sit at this morning?
Yes we are!
Member Spotlight
Hal Reniger
Independent Financial Advisor
Why I'm in Rotary:
Using the power of Rotary as a force multiplier to help others in ways one person, alone, cannot do:  Simi Sunrise’s Machinist Training Program is but one example of what can be done as a team. 
My most memorable Rotary Moment was many years ago on Thanksgiving Day when we substituted for the regular Meals on Wheels drivers in Fillmore and Santa Paula:  I took our Sons along to help.  One was in Jr. High and the other was in Grade School.  They were able to see, first hand, how people lived in extreme poverty, in homes without central heat and plastic on the windows.  They were also able to feel the heartfelt gratitude expressed by the people to whom they delivered food.  They were deeply 
affected, and learned a lesson that cannot be taught in school.

What people don't know about me that they should:
I really am a nice person.

Strange, but true:
Hopped freight trains several times around the Inter-mountain West.
Learned first-hand that VW’s really do float.  They can also drive up many ski slopes in Park City, as long as the moguls are not too high.
Spent one summer hitchhiking from Salt Lake to San Francisco, down the coast to San Diego, east to Yuma, up to Phoenix, and back to Salt Lake. 

Passions, hobbies, interests:
Old cars, specifically restoring Lincoln and Continentals.  American Whiskey.  Old Books

Favorite place to vacation/visit:
Places without tourists.
Doing make-ups in other states and countries.

One goal I’d like to accomplish during my lifetime:
Develop tolerance for idiots and stupid people.

On my bucket list:
Drive Route 66 back east in our 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible.

My most embarrassing moment:
This does not apply – there are none.

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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