Find out about District 5240's first woman Rotarian in this week's In the Spotlight!
Meeting Responsibilities
April 20, 2017
Rothman, Joel
Purdum, Bob
White, Gary
Flag Salute
Bibb, Bob
Guest List
Robison, Jim
Zambrano, Cesar
Rat Fink
Little, Eric
April 27, 2017
Robison, Jim
Reniger, III, Hal
Vines, Mel
Flag Salute
Birkner, Jeff
Guest List
Ryu, O. D., John
Timbol, Dorina
Rat Fink
Sidlinger, Mike
May 4, 2017
Perini, Richard
Newby, Jeff
Sharma, Arun
Flag Salute
Anderson, B.J.
Guest List
Perry, Pam
Torres, Jesus
Flag Salute
Borovay, Larry
Upcoming Events
Senior Center Lunch
Simi Valley Senior Center
May 17, 2017
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Jun 17, 2017
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
May 25, 2017
May 26, 2017
Ready, Set, Go .... Here Comes Cajun
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Savi Bhim
April 7
Carolyn Boucher
April 8
Ron Hyrchuk
April 9
Doug Feco
April 10
Dorina Timbol
April 11
Jerry Shaffner
April 15
Jesus Torres
April 21
Leigh Seaton
April 24
Dennis Barbee
April 25
Don Schadt
April 25
Bob Purdum
April 26
Jeff Whipp
April 6
Nancy Hawthorne
Roy Nitschke
April 11
Jeff Newby
Trish Newby
April 17
John Tolson
April 20
Join Date
Ed Chapin
April 1, 1993
24 years
Bob Bibb
April 5, 2012
5 years
Vince Dulcich
April 5, 2012
5 years
Mike McCaffrey
April 6, 2000
17 years
Roger Coger
April 10, 1997
20 years
Lee Dominick
April 14, 2016
1 year
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
Cajun Stage to be named for Steve Smith

The Cajun and Blues committee decided that from now on the Cajun stage will be named in honor of our dear friend Steve Smith.

Membership Competition
Doug Feco reminded us that during the next 30 days he will award a Paul Harris Fellow to the first person to bring in TWO new members! He will also provide a certificate to any other members who bring in ONE new member!!! 
Rat Fink
Erik Sellfors was our Rat Fink this moring and he talked about the Texas Tract annual street garage sale. He re-gifted a Rotary item back to Bill Klepper that he had bought from him!
Hats Off Goes To...
Bob Whalen received the Hats Off Award this morning for his work on FAYM.
Hardly Strictly Moment...
In honor of St. Patrick's day, Dan read Johnny Tarr's Gaelic Storm.
Bolio is this Sunday
this Sunday. Don't miss out on this fun morning that is filled with fellowship, raising money for polio, and bowling with special needs kids Sunday, March 19th.
All Hands Cajun Meeting Next Week
Marshall talked about some Cajun & Blues past history -- like he concert we held to raise $40,00 for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. There will be a hands on meeting at Monte Vista on Tuesday, March 21st at 6:30 p.m.
Career Day for High School Students
John Baxter talked about mock interviews and the need for volunteers to help with high school students who will be practicing their skills on fellow Rotarians  Wednesday, March 22nd at the Boys & Girls Club from 8:30  - 11:30 a.m.
Gator Run Needs Volunteers
CaWe had the pleasure of a visit from an alligator and member of the Simi Sunset Rotary club too! The Gator Run this year is planned for Sunday, April 30th and volunteers are needed. Please call or text (805)338-9299 for more information!
Cajun Updates
Karen Thompson is selling banners!  She wants to get at least 5 banners each week! Help her out and reserve your banner now!
Fishing Supplies Needed
Elaine Freeman said the park district will be bringing back the Fishing Derby this year and they are looking for donations of fishing supplies. If you have items, please let her know!
Join the Ride
Dan Jaeger reminded everyone about the upcoming ride on April 9th -- four wheelers' can also join in.  Read all about it in the flyer below.
Sophie Klepper
Brian Hennessy
Titan LED
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Welcome Guests
This morning we welcomed:
Lizzie Whitlock and Ali Gator
Josh Gray
Savannah Spearstra and Catherine Velasquez
Nicole Spoildero and Jasonpreet Pandher
Lizzie Whitlock
Josh Gray
Jasonpreet Pandher and Nicole Spoildero
Savannah Spearstra and Catherine Valasquez
Elaine L. Freeman
Owner, Urban Strategies
Family: Married to Jack with 2 children and 7 grandchildren
Why I'm in Rotary:
My Rotary experience was unique.  I was inducted into the Rotary Club of Simi Valley and was the first woman Rotarian in Simi Valley and District 5240 brought in by Bob Huber who was my sponsor.  That was in June of 1988.  It was not without controversy.  The US Supreme Court had ruled in May 1987 that women should be allowed in Rotary.  Later, because of work constraints, I came into Simi Sunrise and was President in 2004-05.  A great experience and our Club was recognized as best in the District.

What people don't know about me:
I love to
Sea Doo and love the desert. 

I serve as a Board Member for the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, serve on the State Legislative Committee for special districts and serve as chair for the Ventura County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo).

Rotary has added such a positive to my life and there are no regrets for being a pioneer for women in Rotary.  As
a 86er, my participation has waned but my heart is still with the club and all the good that is accomplished.
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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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