Find out which Rotarian was a member of Glendale Sunrise Rotary in this week's 
In the Spotlight!
Meeting Responsibilities
Gesell, Dan
Hart, David
VanDyck, Harry
Flag Salute
Perry, Pam
Guest List
Wagner, Kailey
Bromberg, Bruce
Rat Fink
Wolfe, Sam
Upcoming Events
Group 5 Joint Meeting
Wood Ranch Golf Club
Apr 06, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Senior Center Lunch
Simi Valley Senior Center
May 17, 2017
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Mar 30, 2017
Tim Lohman, Thousand Oaks Police Department
Apr 06, 2017
Evening Meeting - Wood Ranch Golf Club
Apr 13, 2017
Board Meeting
Apr 20, 2017
Ventura County D A
Apr 27, 2017
Simi Valley Chamber Tourism Alliance
May 04, 2017
Sponsor Meeting for the Cajun & Blues Music Festival
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mike Mutal
March 3
Jeff Whipp
March 6
Eric Little
March 9
Dale Doria
March 10
Jarrod DeGonia
March 10
John Bagnall
March 11
Chas Wilson
March 14
Pat McDonagh
March 14
Andy Keowen
March 16
Dave McCormick
March 17
Jim Anglin
March 20
Pam Perry
March 28
Lee Dominick
March 30
Pam Perry
March 5
Ed Chapin
March 10
Jeff Birkner
March 12
Jesus Torres
March 12
Andy Keowen
March 14
John Bagnall
March 17
Jim Visage
March 18
John Ryu
March 31
Join Date
John Bagnall
March 6, 2008
9 years
Gary White
March 12, 1987
30 years
Demi Fox
March 13, 2014
3 years
John Baxter
March 13, 2014
3 years
Pat McDonagh
March 13, 2014
3 years
Pat Abruzzese
March 17, 2005
12 years
Jesus Torres
March 21, 2013
4 years
Larry Gordon
March 21, 2013
4 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
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Highlights of Today's Meeting
We had the pleasure of having our National Anthem sung by Kelly Zirbed.
Hats Off Goes To...
Louis Kruglov received the Hats Off Award this morning.
Hardly Strictly Moment...
Dan said that he will share the ideas and thoughts that he learned from his dad. Some of his sayings included "this will pass" and "life moves forward". He read This Too Will Pass.
Dan's dad was an athlete!
Bill Klepper was our Rat Fink this morning and had Deb Davila, Tim Gray, Jerry Shaffner and Gary White read poetry to show that our club has sensitive members!
Career Day for High School Students
John Baxter talked about the upcoming Information and Career Day on Saturday, March 11th at the Boys & Girls Club from 10 am - 12 pm. See flyer in this bulletin for more information.
Tierra Rejada Clean Up Day
Carolyn Boucher talked about the upcoming 3rd Semi-Annual Tierra Rejada Clean Up Day planned for Saturday, March 11th see flyer in this bulletin below for important information.
Bolio is Back
John Tolson and Bill Klepper reminded us that that Bolio is coming up quick and teams are being formed! Don't miss out on this fun morning Sunday, March 19th.
Kiwanis's RoundUp Is Looking for Volunteers 
The RoundUp event sponsored by Kiwanis will be held on Saturday, April 1st (no fooling).  They have been very supportive of our Cajun event and this is our opportunity to show our appreciation (and to encourage their support for this year's Cajun).  I know that several Simi Sunrisers have helped them out in the past.  This year's event will be at the Rancho Simi Community Park (the duck park).  They especially need help with Security and parking areas.  If you are interested in helping them out with Security, please contact Dale Cutler at
They can also use help in Admissions - greeting visitors and taking tickets at the gate; and checking ID.  Please go to the following link to sign up:
If you have any further questions, please contact Elaine at
Moorpark Athletic Department
Vance Manakas, Athletic Director at Moorpark College, talked about their program and how our Simi Valley students are involved.
Cajun Kickoff
This morning we kicked off our Cajun season with information from the following people:
  1. Chas Willson went through the online volunteer registration process.
  2. Jeff Newby and Larry Borovay shared a video of the music line-up.
  3. Karen Thompson and her team asked everyone to get at least one banner.
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Welcome Guests
This morning we welcomed:
Beverly McCormick and Janice Cook
Vern Vegso and Vance Manakas
Sophie Klepper
Kelly Zirbed
Bob Donnelly
Family: Wife, Virginia

Why I'm in Rotary:
I have been in Rotary for a few years. I was in Glendale Sunrise Rotary for about 3 years. I left Rotary for a few years and just returned after I moved to Simi Valley.
What people don't know about me:
I tend to be rather opinionated and like to give my opinions. I know that gets me into trouble. But, I do it anyway.
I was Advertising Director at Winston Tires for quite a few years. I really know a lot about media. I also performed the marketing functions for them, as the Marketing Director got fired.
Passions, hobbies, interests:
I love Genealogy, War Gaming and reading.
Favorite place to vacation/visit:
I have been to Hawaii two times now. Have been to the big island, Oahu, and Maui. I liked Maui the best. Would love to go back. 

Photos from
Today's Meeting
In other news
Polio Update - We're this close!
There have been 3 cases in 2017 of Polio due to the wild polio virus.  The most recent case of Polio was January 27th in Pakistan.  Click on the link below for more information.
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