Discover who likes a good Dingle jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean from Ireland in this week's "In the Spotlight"


Meeting Responsibilities
September 29, 2016
Whalen, Bob
Berger, Herschel
Wolfe, Sam
Flag Salute
Williams, Paula
Guest List
Boucher, Carolyn
Freeman, Elaine
Rat Fink
Klepper, Bill
October 6, 2016
Birkner, Jeff
Erbe, Dick
Torres, Jesus
Flag Salute
Abruzzese, Pat
Guest List
Lowry, Jim
Bromberg, Bruce
Rat Fink
McCaffrey, Mike
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
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
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
Sep 29, 2016
Photo Presentation of Iceland
Oct 06, 2016
Collection/Analysis of Evidence
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
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
Rat Fink
Eric Little was our Rat Fink this morning and talked about education with Dr. P., Jeff Faulwell's movie line opening a few weeks ago and Bill Klepper not knowing his wife's name and that his dog Renton might be jealous of all his work with the Police Foundation K-9 unit.
Jaeger's Hardly Strictly Moment
After being asked about personalizing the wording for birthday and anniversary cards that are sent to the members he came up with a saying that including doin' the math it's your.... and so this morning he read the poem -- Doin' the Math.
This Week's Hats Off Award Goes To...
Dan Jaeger gave Marshall Shrago the Hats Off Award for agreeing to be the 2017 Cajun Chair
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. Cindy Jacoby asked for members to renew their tee signs and many did! Thanks. Click
below for more information signing
up to golf and see the flyers below for more information.  Larry Silverman also asked for more volunteers.

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
Sam Wolf talked about the backpacks being distributed, mentioned helping set up at the Samaritan Center's Yard Sale and Saturday, September 3 from 7 -9 a.m. and reminded everyone to save -- Saturday, September 24 -- to participate in the Tierra Rejada clean up day. See flyer in this bulletin for more information.
Camp Out at Camp Rotary and District Conference
Dan Jaeger reminded everyone about our upcoming District Conference -- see flyer in this bulletin for more information. He also asked that we mark our calendar now for 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
Mayor Bob Huber
We had the pleasure of hearing updates from our Mayor Bob Huber. Here are some of our highlights:
1. Simi Valley is the 3rd safest city in state
2. Simi Valley is the 7th safest state in America
3. Simi Valley is the 8th happiest state in America
4. Simi Valley received a AAA rating from Standard & Poors.
5. He updated on new stores and old stores and openings and closings.
6. Simi Valley residents truly appreciate our police officers and there is a 1 to 10 ratio of officers in our city.
7. He talked about the business plan that the city has to keep and bring new businesses to the city.
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Welcome Guests
This morning we welcomed the following guests:
Bob Donnelly
Exchange student from Brazil, Lara Satler Cosmo de Resende
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Member Spotlight
Tim Shannon
Insurance Agency Owner
Family: I live with wife Chris, Grandchildren Arianna and Bella.

Why I'm in Rotary:
I am involved with Rotary for the same reason I think most of our club members are; to join forces with others to do good works in our community and beyond.

Passions, hobbies, interests:
Trying to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate than I. I coordinate a twice monthly breakfast for the homeless in downtown LA and am involved in a prison ministry run by a Jesuit priest known as Reformative Justice.

Favorite place to vacation/visit:
Bob Bibb’s house on the Dingle peninsula in Ireland!!!

On my bucket list:
Visit every MLB and NFL stadium in the U.S. and of course, attend the Kentucky Derby.

Most embarrassing moment:
Responding to Steve Johnson’s request to fill out this form…

Member Spotlight
Kurt Fredrickson
Associate Dean for Doctor of Ministry and Continuing Education, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry
Fuller Theological Seminary
Married to Kristi for 39 years, 2 children Lindsay and Daniel, their spouses Chris and Malia, and grandchildren: Nora and Quinn, and Cole.  By the end of
September all of our kids and grandkids will be living in the Boulder CO area.  Southwest Air has two  daily non-stops from Burbank to Denver!

Why I'm in Rotary:
I joined Rotary in 1994 because I wanted to give back to Simi Valley. We moved to Simi in 1979 to begin work on the pastoral staff at Simi Covenant Church.  I fell in love with this community and I found Rotary to be one of the best ways to connect with other people who also have
a heart to make our community better.  Archbishop Desmond Tutu wrote: “Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” I believe this, and this is Rotary at its best. 

Passions, hobbies, interests:
I love to hike.  Getting outdoors does
wonders for my soul.  I enjoy tending to my roses.

What I'm really good at:
I love helping people discover what they are good at, what makes them feel most alive, and then encouraging them to take risks by stepping into those new adventures.

One goal I'd like to accomplish:
I’ve got one more book in me that I need to write.

Favorite place to vacation/visit?
My work at Fuller has taken me to some amazing places around the world where I have met wonderful people (Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, China, Egypt, South Africa, the United Kingdom).  These experiences have stretched me, and given me an appreciation for the ways other people live and believe. My travels have also given me a profound, but not naive, love for the United States and the freedoms we enjoy and strive towards.

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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