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Meeting Responsibilities
April 8th, 2021
 
Invocation
Baxter, John
 
Flag Salute
Berger, Herschel
 
Guest List
Bhim, Savi
 
April 15th, 2021
 
Invocation
Bibb, Bob
 
Flag Salute
Borovay, Larry
 
Guest List
Boucher, Carolyn
 
April 22nd, 2021
 
Invocation
Bromberg, Bruce
 
Flag Salute
Cicciari, Peter
 
Guest List
Cordova, Camille
 
Upcoming Events
Rotary Meeting 4/1/21
Apr 01, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
 
Drive in Concert - Queen Nation
Apr 02, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Martha Macker
April 4
 
Savi Bhim
April 7
 
Carolyn Boucher
April 8
 
Doug Feco
April 10
 
Dorina Timbol
April 11
 
Jesus Torres
April 21
 
Leigh Seaton
April 24
 
Don Schadt
April 25
 
Bob Purdum
April 26
 
Anniversaries
Josh Alexander
Hannah Alexander
April 5
 
Jeff Whipp
Kathie
April 6
 
Martha Macker
Jeff Goldrod
April 8
 
Nancy Hawthorne
Roy Nitschke
April 11
 
John Tolson
Stephanie
April 20
 
Join Date
Ed Chapin
April 1, 1993
28 years
 
Bob Bibb
April 5, 2012
9 years
 
Vince Dulcich
April 5, 2012
9 years
 
Roger Coger
April 10, 1997
24 years
 
Sophie Klepper
April 13, 2017
4 years
 
Ryan Valencia
April 16, 2020
1 year
 
Steve Munday
April 16, 2020
1 year
 
Executives & Directors
President
 
President-Elect
 
President Elect Nominee
 
Past President
 
Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
Club Service
 
International Service
 
Community Service
 
Vocational Service
 
Youth Service
 
The Rotary Foundation
 
Director at Large
 
Director at Large
 
Director at Large
 
Parliamentarian
 
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner
ClubRunner Mobile
Ms. Demi Fox
 
Demi Fox, yes DEMI Fox, was back leading us in our stretching to start the meeting.  Some think that she uses the stretching as a crowd control technique.  If so, it works.  Thanks for setting a good example Demi!
 
Josh Alexander lead us in the invocation this morning.
John Bagnall lead us in the flag salute.
Corey Baker welcomed the Guests and there were quite a few.
President Bill started with The Big Event tomorrow, Friday the 2nd. Queen Nation performing in Simi's first outdoor concert.  This is a big deal and, if successful, can lead to more concerts and turn into a major source of revenue for the Club.  
 
Bill then relayed a story where he was eating dinner in Las Vegas and met Joe Cortez, the boxing referee.  When Joe found out Bill was from Simi he asked Bill if he knew a Jackie Richardson.  Bill looked into it and thought Jackie would be a great speaker for our Club and invited her to come and talk to us.
 
Jackie helped establish the Retired Boxers Foundation, an idea started by Alex Ramos.  Alex is a former amateur and professional fighter.  He was very good having won 189 fights (132 by KO) with only 9 losses.  Jackie, whose specialty was community service work focusing on at-risk youth, met Alex at the opening of a gym for kids made possible by a grant proposal written by Jackie.  Alex had fallen on hard times, like a lot of other fighters, and had an idea to create a foundation for retired boxers who needed help.  That idea became the Retired Boxers Foundation which was established in 1998.  The Retired Boxers Foundation is entirely volunteer run, includes a Medical Advisory Board, and assists retired professional boxers in identifying and accessing rehabilitation services, housing, financial and job training services, and more.  Jackie shared stories of working with the likes of Ken Norton, Joe Frazier and Mike Tyson, all of whom had fallen on hard times.
 
Bill ended the meeting by letting us know that JoJo Siwa will be making a surprise appearance at the Queen Nation concert tomorrow.  Apparently she's friends with the band.  Spread the word as it should help sell tickets.
Ms. Jackie Richardson
 
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  Our next meeting will be April 8th, 2021.  It will be IN PERSON at the JUNKYARD.  
 
 
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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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Carolyn Boucher (l) and Dorina Timbol (r)
Team Ginny Update
Spread the message!
 
Dorina Timbol and Carolyn Boucher came up to talk about the Team Ginny effort.  
 
Dorina started by thanking Rocky and Tony for the great example they both set during Tony's tribulations.  We were also reminded that once a donor is found, it can take several months to get everything in place for the procedure.  Time is of the essence.  She also said that there would be a table at the concert tomorrow with Team Ginny flyers and masks to hand out.  Lastly, she announced a Team Ginny Search Party next Tuesday at the Junkyard at 5:30 PM.  See Dorina for details.
 
Carolyn talked about the Team Ginny flyer challenge Dorina threw at us last week.  We all got two copies of the Team Ginny flyer and Dorina wanted one of those copies posted at your business and the other copy posted at your business friend's business.  Then Dorina wanted pictures of both postings sent to her so they can be shared.  Carolyn has only received two photos so far.  These photos, Carolyn said, are another way to shine a light on Ginny.  And it doesn't hurt that your business gets some free advertising as well.
 
If you need to learn how to Share on social media, please reach out to Team Ginny and they will be glad to help.
 
Here's another link that can be shared as well:
 
Here's a link to a Testimonial from Rocky and Tony....
OK, last report from Larry and Ryan.  Ticket sales are still moving and they are hoping that word of JoJo Siwa being at the concert will help drive it to a sell out.  All sales in the black!  
 
Remember that we each need to sell two tickets.  See below for a link to ticket sales. 
 
There will be an opening act at 5:00 PM and then Queen Nation comes out at 6:00 PM.  They will play until about 7:30 PM.  
 
Larry and Ryan said that they are almost full with volunteers but more parking help might still be needed by Deb Davila.  Check with Ryan or Deb to see if any more help is needed.
 
There will be two food vendor trucks along with some Porta Pottys.  Geovanny's Our Daily Bread will be there but to ensure you get what you want, Geovanny suggested you should send in a pre-order. 
 
Gates open at 4:00PM so volunteers should not arrive any later than 3:30.  There's talk of one of Dr. P's debriefs at the Junkyard after the show.  Studies have shown that debriefs are very important to the success of subsequent events.  See Steve for details....Cheers!
 
Here's a link for ticket sales:
 
 
BREAK A LEG! 
Leigh reminded us that there is an upcoming Blood Drive on April 15th.  He has six appointments booked so far and needs 10 more.  Please contact Leigh to arrange an appointment time.
 
The house cleanup at 1493 Sorrel Street is back on.  The owner, if you recall, is an elderly lady with no family or support.  This is what Rotary is all about.  It is set for Tuesday April 13th at 8:00 AM.  Leigh said it shouldn't take more than 2-3 hours.  Bring gloves and a strong back. 
 
The Happy Face Hill makeover scheduled for Saturday, April 17 is
ON HOLD!!!!!
The date for the Smoke Alarm Installations, Saturday, May 1, is TENTATIVE at this point.  Still waiting on a green light.  Stay tuned.
Dr. P's Full Moon Hike up Mt. McCoy to the Cross on Palm Sunday got rave reviews.  These reviews, it should be noted, were received after the refreshments were consumed.  
 
A shot Steve took on the hike.  Stunning!
Following is an email Kathy Scroggin sent out reminding us about the District Training Assembly (Virtual) 2021 coming up April 17th:
 
Good evening,
 
I hope this finds you all safe and well.
 
In a previous email I referenced the District Training Assembly that will be held virtually on April 17.
 
Included here is registration information.  Please register for the general session and for the session specific to the position you will hold.
 
If you are filling a role for which there is no specific session, the general session will be beneficial and hopefully inspirational as we look forward to the new Rotary year.  Our goal is to have as many of our Club members as possible in attendance for at least the general session.
 
There are some sessions later on in the day that might also interest some of you.  Please register for those too as they may be helpful in assisting us in planning for the coming year.
 
Since March 2020 our lives both personally and professionally have been anything but normal.  Let’s come together now as Rotarians to continue our commitment to Service Above Self as we move forward together to make a difference in the world and in our community.
 
Join us in doing just that by registering today for the District Training Assembly! I look forward to continuing my conversations with each of you over the coming weeks.
Yours in Rotary,
 
Kathryn
More Information and a link to registration:
 
Training for incoming Club Officers, Secretaries, Treasurers, Avenue of Service Chairs, Board Members, New Members and All Club Members
 
Register for the 2021 Virtual District Training Assembly:
 
April 17, 2021
 
Click HERE to Register
 
The agenda, list of classes and a description of each class are attached.  Session links will be provided at a later date.
 
  • Each club is encouraged to have as many members as possible attend this informative training
  • Prizes will be awarded to clubs with the greatest % attendance
  • All officers, Avenue of Service Chairs and Committee Chairs have sessions specifically focused on these areas led by district and Rotary experts.
  • All members and especially new members should attend four sessions that will provide information about Rotary
    • Opening Session
    • Rotary Then and Now
    • Community Service
    • Building Community Partnerships
  • Register for the Opening Session and up to three additional sessions
  • Everyone is encouraged to attend the Opening Session with Brittany Arthur as the inspirational speaker
 
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Our Guests today included:
 
Mr. Mike Kort
Mr. Chris Barnett
Ms. Jackie Richardson (Guest Speaker)
Mr. Rocky Rhodes
Ms. Kelly Zirbes (Guest Entertainer)
Mr. Perry Robertson (Guest Entertainer)
Mr. Donovan Downey
Mr. Kenneth Ringled
Mr. Jimmy T
 
Mike Kort
Chris Barnett
Rocky Rhodes
Kenneth Ringled (right)
Donovan Downey (requested no pictures be taken)
Jimmy T
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Our Guest Speakers today, or singer in this case, were Kelly Zirbes and her husband Perry Robertson.  They are Kelly's Lot, the band that has played at the Cajun Festival and will be the opening act for the upcoming Queen Nation concert.  They performed a couple of songs for us, one of which was dedicated to Bill.  Very enjoyable and a taste of what to expect tomorrow.
Ms. Kelly Zirbes and Mr. Perry Robertson of Kelly's Lot
 
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John leading the charge
Bob showing his approval
'Ol Man Seaton and the Pres
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