Meeting Responsibilities
January 14th, 2021
Little, Eric
Flag Salute
Tolson, John
Guest List
Macker, Martha
January 21st, 2021
Mahler, Harvey
Flag Salute
Malan, John
Guest List
Martinez, Jose
January 28th, 2021
McCormick, Dave
Flag Salut
Munday, Steve
Guest List
Mutal, Mike
February 4th, 2021
Paseta, Mary
Flag Salut
Perini, Richard
Guest List
Pickett, Julie
Upcoming Events
Drive in Concert - Queen Nation
Apr 02, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jose Martinez
January 2
John Tolson
January 8
Deb Davila
January 19
Stephanie Shannon
January 25
Demi Fox
January 28
Steve Munday
January 8
Peter Cicciari
JaJA Cicciari
January 13
Richard Perini
January 18
Join Date
Stephanie Shannon
January 7, 2016
5 years
Jocko Arledge
January 14, 2010
11 years
Peter Cicciari
January 15, 1994
27 years
Carolyn Boucher
January 16, 2014
7 years
Jim Stutzman
January 26, 1995
26 years
Executives & Directors
President Elect Nominee
Past President
Club Service
International Service
Community Service
Vocational Service
Youth Service
The Rotary Foundation
Director at Large
Director at Large
Director at Large
Russell Hampton
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This week was our Board meeting and held on Zoom.
President Bill talked about the effect our Club has on our Community and how that effect translates into Love, Kindness and Graciousness.  We are a positive influence here in Simi as result of our Service Projects and Fundraisers.  And, most importantly, we have not slowed down because of Covid. We are consistently looked at as the Go To Club to get things done.  Our Club is used as a means to make community-wide announcements.  We are the Club that other organizations come to for help and guidance for their Fundraising efforts during these Covid times because we know how to get it done.  Tim Gray working with Santa Susanna High School on fundraising is a recent example.
We should all be proud of what we do.  The impact is noticeable and felt far and wide.
President Bill Klepper 
(no, this isn't the same picture from last week!)
  Our next meeting will be on January 21st, 2021.  It will be by Zoom unless the outdoor dining restriction is lifted.  If it is lifted, see you at the Junkyard.  
Please remember to bring a friend or an acquaintance to our next meeting, even if the meeting is by Zoom.  
Dr. P gave us an update on Team Ginny.  He talked about the Painted Rock challenge as noted on the Flyer above.  He's asking that we all share this link:
And, of course, the push continues to find that donor.  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....
Please remember that The Samaritan Center is still in need of chaperones on Wednesday nights.  This effort allows those without a roof over their head to have a safe and warm place to spend the night.  The hours needed on Wednesday night are from 7 PM to 7 AM the next morning on Thursday.
Please see John Tolson if you can help out.
Ryan and Larry gave us an update on the Drive In Concert by Queen Nation.  The date is set for April 2nd and they are looking for a lot of help.  As noted previously, this type of venue will require more volunteers than the Drive-In Movie venue.  So please consider helping out. 
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 or 8:00 PM.  A Sign Up Sheet will be coming out soon.  Please keep an eye out for it and consider helping per the hours noted above.
John Baxter with the Vocational Committee has started a new program where he is interviewing Simi Sunrise business owners and documenting the interview.  What better way to start than with one of the newest businesses in town, Our Daily Bread.
Our Daily Bread, a bakery, was started in June of 2020 by Geovanney Ragsdale along with her husband, Johnny.  They went operational in July and have placed over 250 orders with about 120 clients to date.  It is a home-based business that offers a delivery service as well as the option of picking it up yourself.  The specialty is Sourdough which has received rave reviews.  Their goal is to acquire a commercial space and to use Our Daily Bread as way to entice people to come to Simi Valley.  Johnny and Geovanney thanked our Club for all of the help and encouragement they have received.
Please note that the phone number is 805.727.3224 and NOT 3223 as noted above.
Dr. P's Floral Class
In case you're interested, Dr. P's next floral class is scheduled for Thursday, January 21st.  Since many of us are trying to shed an ounce or two from the holiday feasting, he thought he would indulge in an ice cream sundae (made out of flowers!)
Here's the link for the flower class:
We had the following Guests this week:
Linus Kojelis
Kristin Taylor 
Jennifer Swensen (Guest Speaker)
Mr. Linus Kojelis
( yes, this is the same picture as last week!)
Ms. Jennifer Swenson, President and CEO of Simi Adventist Hospital, gave us a Covid update today.  This was a follow up to her talk last year.
Ms. Swensen started by reminding us that she had stated in her talk last year that we might be in for a second surge.  Her prognostication, unfortunately, has come true.  There are now 60 Covid patients at Simi Adventist with 14 in ICU.  This is up from 20 overall Covid patients on December 11th.  She attributes this increase to more traveling taking place as well as to just, plain Covid fatigue.  There are some rays of sunshine however.  The recent number of County patients went down slightly from 449 to 440; there are still regular and ICU beds available; and, while Ventura County is obligated to take in overflow patients from LA County, this need has not yet arisen.  The current problem they are facing is staff shortages, specifically nurses.  One of the reasons for this shortage is that hospitals are having to compete with salaries being offered to traveling nurses.  More money can be made as a traveling nurse as opposed to one working as an employee of a hospital.  The classic supply and demand.
She ended by touching on the distribution of the vaccine.  In a nutshell, the distribution has been hampered by confusion and politics.  Who would have seen that coming?  In any event, she said that the County is ultimately responsible for the distribution and that the Hospital will keep us posted on when we all can receive it.  You can also keep on top of this by going to "".  
Demi getting our blood running....
...and Harry showing off his guns he got from Demi's workouts
Eric Little leading the Invocation
John Tolson leading the Flag Salute
Martha Macker welcoming the Guests
Happy Birthday Deb!
Happy Anniversary Rich!
Happy Anniversary Jocko!
Happy Anniversary Peter!  Looks like the photo was taken yesterday...
Happy Anniversary Carolyn (7 years)!
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