Meeting Responsibilities
June 10th, 2021
Jacoby, Cindy
Flag Salute
Jaeger, Dan
Guest List
Rowe, Matt
June 17th, 2021
Kerr, George
Flag Salute
Kojelis, Linas
Guest List
Kruglov, Louis
June 24th, 2021
Lawrence, Rich
Flag Salute
Little, Eric
Guest List
Macker, Martha
July 1st, 2021
Mahler, Harvey
Flag Salute
Malan, John
Guest List
Martinez, Jose
Upcoming Events
Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise Meeting June 10th
Jun 10, 2021 7:00 AM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Greg Gonzales
June 3
Ed Chapin
June 8
B.J. Anderson
June 10
Louis Kruglov
June 11
John Malan
June 25
Tim Shannon
June 25
Roger Coger
June 2
Karen Thompson
June 6
Leigh Seaton
June 9
Gregg Hartman
June 10
John Baxter
June 11
Matt Rowe
Micki Rowe
June 16
Jake Finch
June 20
Bob Whalen
June 24
Join Date
Bill Fox
June 1, 1993
28 years
Karen Thompson
June 1, 2006
15 years
Mike Mutal
June 1, 1989
32 years
Kathy Scroggin
June 4, 1998
23 years
Cindy Jacoby
June 16, 2005
16 years
Dave McCormick
June 30, 1982
39 years
Ron Coons
June 30, 1982
39 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
SSR Charitable Foundation Chair
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
Bill Fox filled in for his double this morning and did a great job.  Although it did seem like the power went to his head with those Marine boot camp level calisthenics he had us doing.  
Cindy Jacoby, center, lead the Invocation this morning.
Dan Jaeger, center, lead the Flag Salute.   
Matt Rowe welcomed our Guests.
President Bill commented on the good turn out this morning, especially with it being a Board meeting.  Lots of good energy.  Jose Martinez and Mission Burrito were great hosts.
Bill then described his perfect day, which was last Saturday.  It started with breakfast at Jerry's and then participating in the Hummingbird Trail cleanup that Ryan Valencia coordinated with Rec and Park.  Bill asked the Rec and Park representative from the cleanup, Paul Freeborn, to breakfast this morning to receive the coveted Happy Face Hill hat for his efforts.  Another great example of how our Rotary club interacts with and improves our community.
Bill then had the pleasure of inducting our newest member, Mr. Steve Hise, into the Club.  Bill met Steve, The Pickleball Realtor, on the pickleball court naturally and the rest is history.  Steve, as is typical, was a Rotarian before he became a Rotarian having been involved in community events prior to joining our Club.  In fact, many in the Club already knew Steve through those events.  Steve said he has 5 kids, aged 20 on down so, Steve, if you are joining hoping to get away for some quiet time, you picked the wrong Club!  Welcome Steve and congratulations. 
Paul Freeborn with the Hat
Steve being inducted by Bill
  We are meeting at the Junkyard In Person on June 17th!
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.  
Mike Kort, from the Sunset Club, announced the upcoming Hopetown Reunion on June 27th.  This is the event that Mayor Mashburn referred to when he spoke to us several weeks ago.  Mike's Club is sponsoring the event and he's looking for volunteers to help out.  Let him know if you're interested.    
Kind of getting used to seeing Mike at our meetings.....

Savi Bhim spoke to us this morning about the COVID 19 catastrophe that is unfolding in India.  She and Arun Sharma are coordinating efforts to get aid to those most in need.  Following is a report from Savi:


While the COVID 19 has ravaged countries around the world, India has become the one that is hardest hit right now. The second wave came with such a force that it overwhelmed the health  care system. 


There continues to be a shortage of everything  from medical staff to oxygen to vaccine that is needed to help them out of this crisis. 


The hospitals are  unable to accommodate the sick and many are dying while waiting to be treated.  The dead bodies keep piling up as the crematoriums are maxed out and now some areas have resorted to mass cremations. 


The COVID-19 has reached the rural areas of India which was spared from the first surge.


This  is where 70% of the 1.3 billion population lives. Here is where the poorest live with very basic medical facilities and are not prepared for this COVID-19 surge. 


In addition to the COVID 19 a new threat has emerged. 


Some who overcame the COVID  19 became afflicted by the Black Fungus infection.  This affects the sinuses and the lungs and in severe cases, the doctor may recommend surgery to remove infected or dead tissue to keep the fungus from spreading.  This might include removing parts of the nose or eyes.


The situation is dire and the need is immediate.


The Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise has combined forces with the Rotary Club of The Hanging Gardens of Mumbai in India on Project Jagruti.  This project aims to help rural areas near Mumbai.




• To create awareness regarding safety and precautions about COVID-19 among villagers. 
• To distribute grocery kits to support villagers who are not able to earn their daily living due to lockdown and unavailability of any kind of daily wage work which is the main source of income for them.  
• To provide COVID-19 Health-guard kit to villagers and will include an oximeter, a digital thermometer, personal protective gear. 


These kits will be distributed by the Rotarians of the Hanging Gardens of Mumbai Club to each family in Karjat Taluka. 


The cost for these kits per family is $30 . 


If you are interested in donating to this cause please contact:


Arun @ 805-797-7006 or email at

Savi Bhim
John Tolson had the pleasure of presenting our very own Bob Whalen with the annual Service Award from the Simi Valley Community Council.   John said Bob is the guy tirelessly doing all the work behind the scenes for the Club and the Community.  Well deserved Bob and Congratulations!
And, yes, this photo of you and John does seem to be of a different (better?) quality than the others in the Bulletin.
Bob and John
Carolyn and Rocky
Team Ginny Update
Spread the message!
Carolyn Boucher and Rocky Rhodes let us know about some opportunities to further the cause this morning.  Carolyn is looking for help next Saturday, June 19th to help hand out Team Ginny flyers and business cards to local businesses in shopping centers.  The goal is to get these businesses to prominently display the flyer in their business.  Carolyn wants to meet at 9:00 AM, June 19th at the Junkyard.  Should be done by noon so let Carolyn know if you can help. 
Rocky let us know that the recipient of his Stepmother's kidney lives in Moorpark and is willing to join Rocky and others to talk to groups or gatherings about organ donations.  See Rocky if you're interested.
Also a reminder about Dorina's Facebook page and about copying the Save a Life note with phone number and posting it on your Facebook page.  And all business owners and friends of business owners, please exhibit the Team Ginny flyer in your business and send Dorina a picture of that.  Every bit helps and you never know where or how that hero will be found.
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....
Leigh reminded us about the date for the Smoke Alarm installation at the Crest Mobile Home Park here in Simi.  It is set for this SaturdayJune 12th, 8:30 AM.  The site is in the 5900 Block of Los Angeles Avenue.  Let Leigh know if you can help. 
You can just hear that song.....
A reminder about Bill's Demotion.  It will be June 26th at 5:00 PM. Deb asked for an RSVP for an accurate head count.  
Our Guests today included:
Mr. John Shamoun
Mr. Steve Hise (Special Guest)
Mr. Rocky Rhodes
Mr. Mike Kort
Mr. Luke Golden
Mr. Paul Freeborn
John Shamoun
Steve Hise
Rocky Rhodes
Mike Kort
Luke Golden
Paul Freeborn with Bill
No Guest Speaker today due to the Board Meeting.
Happy Birthday BJ!
Happy 42nd Anniversary to Matt and Micki Rowe!
Happy 16th Club Anniversary Cindy!
Seemed like old times...2019
Bill and Deb
No respect.....
Still have the moves!
Gabrielle and Alejandro from Mission Burrito gave us a quick cooking demo.  They showed us how to make a Pupusa which is a specialty from El Salvador and Honduras.  Pupusas are made from masa harina (cornmeal flour) or rice flour that is mixed with water to make a corn masa mixture. They are usually stuffed with delicious things like refried beans, shredded pork or cheese.  Excellent!
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