Our President, Kathryn Scroggin, presided over this morning's meeting via ZOOM.  A Board meeting followed the Club meeting.
August 12th, 2021
Meeting Responsibilities
August 12th, 2021
Thompson, Karen
Flag Salute
Sidlinger, Mike
Guest List
Wilson, Chas
August 19th, 2021
Torres, Jesus
Flag Salute
Vines, Mel
Guest List
Wagner, Kailey
August 26th, 2021
Alexander, Josh
Flag Salute
Zambrano, Cesar
Guest List
Whalen, Bob
Upcoming Events
Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise Oktoberfest
Lemon Park
Oct 09, 2021
11:30 AM – 4:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Gregg Hartman
August 1
Steve Munday
August 5
Richard Perini
August 8
Geovanny Ragsdale
August 10
Kailey Wagner
August 12
Peter Cicciari
August 20
Rich Lawrence
August 22
Sophie Klepper
August 22
Laura Berger
August 29
Mel Vines
August 31
Chas Wilson
Phyllis Wilson
August 6
Herschel Berger
Laura Berger
August 12
Laura Berger
Herschel Berger
August 12
Arun Sharma
August 14
Mary Paseta
Ivo Paseta
August 23
Bill Fox
August 26
B.J. Anderson
August 30
Join Date
Bruce Bromberg
August 4, 2016
5 years
Rich Lawrence
August 10, 1995
26 years
Mel Vines
August 12, 2004
17 years
B.J. Anderson
August 15, 1991
30 years
John Malan
August 16, 2012
9 years
George Kerr
August 30, 1990
31 years
Executives & Directors
Past President
International Service, Co-Chair
International Service
Club Service
Community Service
Vocational Service, Co-Chair
Public Relations
Youth Services,Co-Chair
Youth Service
Family of Rotary
The Rotary Foundation
Director at Large
Director at Large
Director at Large
Director at Large
RMC Chair
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
Stephanie Shannon
Our Sergeant-at-Arms, Stephanie Shannon, dispensed with, as she refers to it, her opening monologue this morning due to the shortened agenda.  We all look forward to hear her words of wisdom next week.  And some of us want to hear more about how she was able to survive a trip with a her son and a busload of other 16 year old boys.  Sounds like police tactics might have been required.  
President Kathryn kept her message short this week as well.  Her challenge to us all about demonstrating our commitment to the Rotary Core Values has been successful she said and feels very good about the results she has seen.  She acknowledged that, due to Covid, there have been obstacles that prevented us from spreading goodwill.  The challenge now is to remove those obstacles with the goal of trying to make the world a better place.     
Kathryn thanked all three of our Club members - John Bagnall, Fred Thomas and Larry Borovay - for being our representatives on the One Rotary Committee.  Event ideas are already coming in.  Again, just a great way to get the Rotary brand out in the community and a wonderful way to meet and work with members of the other Rotary Clubs here in Simi.
Lastly, now that Leigh has been bailed out of jail for the breaking and entering charge Grand Vista has filed, Kathryn wants to get back to the use of badges and mentoring for new members.  Stay tuned....
Karen Thompson lead us all in the Invocation this morning.   
Mike Sidlinger lead the Pledge of Allegiance.  
Chas Wilson welcomed our Guests.
Our Guests today included:
Mr. John Shamoun (Potential Member).  John is in Commercial Real Estate.
Mr. Nick Burt
Mr. John Shamoun 
Mr. Nick Burt
 Team Ginny will be having a booth at the Street Fair on Saturday, October 30th.  Please come by.
Larry and Laura said things are moving along nicely and that it's all about ticket sales now.  A Volunteers List will be coming out soon so keep an eye out for that.  They'll need all the help they can get.  Again, see either John Tolson or Jake Finch for all ticket sales.
John’s email address is:
Deb asked for help in finding sponsors - see details in flyer above.  She thanked Dr. Gregg Hartman for being the first corporate sponsor.  Thank You Dr. Hartman!
The 2021 Oktoberfest event is being held from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 9th at LEMON PARK 
Save the date as volunteers will be needed. 
Reminder that Leigh needs help on the Hummingbird Trail graffiti cleanup on Saturday, August 14th at 7:00 AM.  Please let Leigh know if you can help.  
A reminder that tickets are on sale and registration is open for the District 5240 Conference.  It is being held October 8th-10th at the Ventura Beach Marriott and will be the first in-person District event since the beginning of Covid.  Unfortunately it conflicts with our Club's Oktoberfest which is on October 9th but please participate if you can.
Don't forget about Rotary of Family's first gathering at the Berger's home on August 27th at 6:00 PM.  This is a Potluck and a Cornhole Tournament so bring a dish, drinks and a good throwing arm.
Kathryn gave us an update on the Group Five backpack giveaway.  The backpacks, about 50 of them, will be picked up next week.  They will need to be filled with schools supplies for those in need so donations are being sought.  A list of recommended school supplies will be sent out via email so look for that.  Your donation can be cash or actual supplies.  Actual supplies can be dropped off at either the Junkyard or the Birdie Bar and cash donations can be made through Vince Dulcich.  Just text him at 805-206-5321 the cash amount you want donated and he will charge that amount against your account.  Pretty darn easy!  
To give you an idea of what an awesome Club we all belong to, within minutes (if not seconds) of Kathryn's request for cash donations, Vince had received texts that amounted to over $1100.  Wow!
Lastly, Kathryn said that the backpacks will be assembled on Saturday, August 21st at 8:30 AM at Monte Vista.  Looking for volunteers to help out.  
Leigh Seaton let us know that Kim Schulte has volunteered to spruce up our old banners.  In addition, Kim will create new ones made from flags gathered from cities or countries that our members have visited.  So if you have any such flags or banners and want to participate, see Leigh or Kim.
Leigh Seaton passed on a message from Mike Kort, President of the Sunset Club.  Mike's Club is coordinating a 20th Anniversary  9-11 Memorial at Lemon Park by the pool.  The names of all 2,977 victims of the attacks will be said out loud.  Mike is looking for help in reading out the names.  This would be on September 11th starting at 8:45 AM and Mike thinks it will take 3-4 hours to complete.  Here's a link to a sign up sheet if you can help: 
Ol  Man Seaton
No Guest Speaker this morning.
Happy Birthday Kailey!
Happy  Anniversary to Herschel and Laura Berger!
Happy Anniversary to Arun and Rajni Sharma!
Someone was excited to finally show the Minions 
Our newest member 
  We REALLY are meeting at the Junkyard In Person on August 19th!  Remember you also have the option to attend by Zoom as well.
Please remember to bring a friend or an acquaintance to our next meeting.  This is a GREAT way to grow our membership!  And the guest's lunch is taken care of.  
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