Find out what one Rotarian's  real name is      
in this week's In the Spotlight!
Meeting Responsibilities
January 19, 2017
McDonagh, Pat
Guest List
Hitchcock, Rob
Pietrolungo, Steve
Lowry, Jim
Flag Salute
Finch, Jake
Guest List
Kerr, George
Tolson, John
Rat Fink
Rothman, Joel
Janaury 26, 2017
Sellfors, Erik
Sidlinger, Mike
Ortiz, Stella
Flag Salute
Paseta, Mary
Guest List
Perini, Richard
DeGonia, Jarrod
Rat Fink
Shannon, Tim
Upcoming Events
Earth Day - Terra Rejada Road Clean Up
Apr 22, 2017
Jan 19, 2017
Jan 26, 2017
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Paula Williams
January 3
John Tolson
January 8
Deb Davila
January 19
Stephanie Shannon
January 25
Demi Fox
January 28
Peter Cicciari
JaJA Cicciari
January 13
Richard Perini
January 18
Mike Jambazian
January 25
Steve Smith
January 28
Join Date
Pam Silverman
January 6, 2000
17 years
Stephanie Shannon
January 7, 2016
1 year
Jocko Arledge
January 14, 2010
7 years
Peter Cicciari
January 15, 1994
23 years
Carolyn Boucher
January 16, 2014
3 years
Jerry Shaffner
January 17, 2002
15 years
Jim Stutzman
January 26, 1995
22 years
Kurt Fredrickson
January 27, 1994
23 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 inducting Bob Donnelly this morning! Welcome him when you see him!
Quarterly Paul Harris Fellow Program Reinstituted
Craig Foster announced that the club will again be offering Paul Harris Fellow opportunities through a $10/month donation (quarterly deduction of $30 starting in January.) Sign up sheets are on the tables now.  Contact Craig at to sign up today!
Rat Fink
Marshall Shrago was our Rat Fink this morning and read a lovely poem!
Hats Off Goes To...
Karen Thompson received the Hats Off Award this morning for organizing and running the Target Shopping Spree for many years now!
Gift Cards from the Simi Sunrise Charitable Foundation for Sale Now
Stella Ortiz announced that the Simi Sunrise Charitable Foundation will be selling their holiday cards for $25 each. They make the perfect gift for someone who has everything! Please email her to purchase your cards -
New Corporate Membership Program
Doug Feco announced that we will be implementing a new corporate membership program. Basically any large company that wants to join will pay $150 and they will be able to designate three people to attend our meetings - the CEO and two associates.  Only one of them and 85% attendance will be required from them  In addition, their monthly dues will be $87.
Cajun & Blues Updates
Bill Klepper and Larry Borovay announced that our Cajun & Blues entertainment line up is all signed up for next year's event!  They shared information about the various performers with us.
Heartfelt Thoughts
Pam Perry shared with us this morning that Heather Frankle is on hospice.  As we know she has put up a valiant effort over the years.  Many cards were passed around to share our thoughts and prayers with her now.
Anil Garg
The Rotary Foundation
We had the please of hearing from Anil Garg our past District Governor.  He shared information about the Rotary Foundation and the different programs including the Annual Program Fund (AFP) and the District Designated Fund (DDF) as well as where the donors' money goes.  He shared the flow chart below with us. 
Susan Joseph
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Welcome Guests
This morning we welcomed:
Fernando Estevez
Sophie Klepper
Mike Daily
Fernando Estevez..he's coming back to our club!
Mike Daily and Sophie Klepper
Photos from
Today's Meeting
Jocko Arledge
Retired from the Ventura County Fire Dept.
Battalion Chief
Family: Ann and I have three grown children and 5.3 grandchildren. Both of my sons are firefighters here in Ventura County and my daughter is a teacher in the Simi Valley Unified School District

Why I'm in Rotary:
I enjoy working on all types of projects, especially when we see immediate results for those in need.
What people don’t know about me:
My given name is James - shortened to Jim. Jocko is a nickname I picked up when I was too young to protest.but I prefer it!

Passions, hobbies, interests:
I enjoy woodworking, motorcycling, fly fishing, running and flying to name a few.
What I'm really good at:
Avoiding this type of question.
One goal I’d like to accomplish:
Enjoy every minute.
Favorite place to vacation/visit:
Montana is the place. I go there with my sons and friends fly fishing each summer.
On my bucket list:
See more of Europe.
Most embarrassing moment:
I would never admit it due to the unlimited pool of Rat Finks in the club.

In other news
Polio Update - We're this close!
There have been only 34 cases this year of Polio due to the wild polio virus.  They have all occurred in Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan.  The most recent case was November 2nd.  Click on the link below for more information.
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