Dr. Kathryn Scroggin Takes Over
Kathryn Scroggin held her first meeting as Simi Sunrise President this morning with a tremendous turnout and wonderful weather.  What a great way to start the year.  And Happy Birthday!
Meeting Responsibilities
July 8th, 2021
Munday, Steve
Flag Salute
Mutal, Mike
Guest List
Paseta, Mary
July 15th, 2021
Perini, Richard
Flag Salute
Hise, Steve
Guest List
Rusnak, Don
July 22nd, 2021
Schadt, Don
Flag Salute
Schulte, Kim
Guest List
Shannon, Tim
Upcoming Events
First Rotary Meeting of Year 7-8-21
Jul 08, 2021
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Fernando Estevez
July 3
Mary Paseta
July 7
Kathy Scroggin
July 11
Karen Thompson
July 18
Cindy Jacoby
July 19
Bill Fox
July 22
Steve Pietrolungo
July 1
Don Rusnak
Tammy Rusnak
July 4
Maggie Kestly
Joe Grinstead
July 5
Cindy Jacoby
July 11
Tim Shannon
July 16
Harry VanDyck
Mare VanDyck
July 27
Join Date
Bill Klepper
July 1, 2004
17 years
Eric Little
July 1, 2005
16 years
Carlos Echegaray
July 11, 2019
2 years
Arun Sharma
July 12, 2001
20 years
Jim Anglin
July 12, 2007
14 years
Kim Schulte
July 19, 2018
3 years
Bob Purdum
July 22, 1990
31 years
Richard Perini
July 22, 2010
11 years
Rod Skidmore
July 23, 1998
23 years
Cesar Zambrano
July 26, 2001
20 years
Dan Jaeger
July 28, 2008
13 years
Maggie Kestly
July 31, 1997
24 years
Executives & Directors
Past President
Club Service
International Service
International Service, Co-Chair
Club Service
Community Service
Vocational Service, Co-Chair
Public Relations
Youth Services,Co-Chair
Youth Service
Family of Rotary
The Rotary Foundation
Director at Large
Director at Large
Director at Large
Director at Large
RMC Chair
Russell Hampton
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Stephanie Shannon, our new Sergeant at Arms, got this first meeting of the year off with a great talk about the opportunities ahead of us this year under Kathryn's leadership.  Stephanie spoke of the amazing things our Club did last year with Bill as President, even under the Covid restrictions.  Just think, she asked, what we can now do with those restrictions being lifted?  Stephanie brought the meeting to order with a challenge to all of us to look for opportunities and activities that our Club can get involved in.
Steve Munday lead the Invocation with very timely and uplifting prayer
Mike Mutal lead the Pledge of Allegiance
Mary Paseta
Happy Birthday!
Mary welcomed many Guests this morning, including 15 Past Club Presidents who were here to honor Kathryn. Seen below, they are passing the gavel down the line to Kathryn.  There were too many of them to get in one picture!
Right to left: Sal Falsulo, Jim Lowry, Gary White, Dick Strayer, BJ Anderson (cont. below).....
.....Right to left: Dennis Barbee, Maggie Kestley (Happy Anniversary!), Tim Shannon (cont. below).....
.....Right to left: Herschel Berger, Savi Bhim, Steve Pietrolungo (Happy Anniversary!), Dan Jaeger, Doug Feco (cont. below)....
.....Right to left: Deb Davila and Bill Klepper (Happy Anniversary!)
 Sam Finch, Jakes daughter  
Not pictured:
Rob Bado
Tony Maddux
John Shamoun
President Kathryn officially started the 2021-2022 Rotary year.  She began by reminding us that these breakfast meetings can still be attended via Zoom as well as in person.  In fact, she welcomed several people on Zoom this morning.  Kathryn thanked Chas Wilson, Steve P., Don Rusnak and Tim Gray for making that all happen.  And, Leigh Seaton was thanked for spearheading the effort to find a new venue in which to hold these morning breakfast meetings.  More to follow on that.  She also thanked Evelyn and Tony for being such gracious hosts through such a difficult time. 
Kathryn said that new committees are being formed so she asked that we all look for opportunities that might be of interest.  Lastly, she brought our attention to the buttons left on our tables.  A great way to advertise Rotary.
Carolyn Boucher reminded us that Team Ginny is available to speak at meetings, gatherings, etc. in order to get the word out.  She and Rocky Rhodes recently spoke at a Knights of Columbus meeting.  Please let Team Ginny know of any opportunities.
Laura Berger and Larry Borovay gave us an update.  Laura said that, in order to gain more ticket sales, they have included wine in the festivities.   She thanked Bill Fox for taking on the food vendor coordination, Deb Davila for coordination of the games and awards and Jeff Whipp along with Karen Thompson for resurrecting and using the Cajun banners.
Larry told us that the tickets will sell for $40 and will be going on sale shortly.  He said he'll need all of our help on the ticket sales and to please share your ideas - but just the good ones.
The 2021 Oktoberfest event is being held on Saturday, October 9th at the Rancho Simi Community Park, AKA the Duck Park. 
Larry had previously mentioned that a German Oktoberfest Party Band, Hazelnuss Das Music, has been booked.  They specialize in Oktoberfest music. They will play for four hours and it will involve a lot of audience participation. 
Save the date as volunteers will be needed. 
Chas Wilson said that a vote will be held at next week's meeting for the election of a Club member to represent us with the Simi Sunrise Rotary Charitable Foundation.  Steve Munday currently holds that position.
Ol' Man Seaton is at it again.  Leigh is working with Simi Rec and Park in cleaning up graffiti at Hummingbird Ranch and is looking for volunteers.  It is set for Saturday, July 17 at 8:00 AM.  See Leigh if you can help.
Mark Lowry, current past President of the Sunset Club, let us all know that his Club will be having Ventura County's new DA talk to his Club on July 27th.  See Mark if you're interested in attending.  Don't let his menacing posture throw you off.  
Peter Cicciari
Peter Cicciari had the pleasure of recognizing two members with Paul Harris Fellows.  Both Stephanie Shannon and Leigh Seaton were honored.  This is Leigh's 8th.  
Let Bill Klepper know if you're interested in this Golf Classic
We were pleased to have 15 past Simi Sunrise Club Presidents with us this morning.  14 were with us in person (shown above) with Mike McCaffrey joining by Zoom.  They each gave us some thoughts and remembrances from their time as President going all the way back to our charter President, Sal Falsulo from the early 80's.  Lots of years and lots of memories.
Evelyn hard at work
  We are meeting at the Junkyard In Person on July 15th!  Remember you also have the option to attend by Zoom as well.
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.  
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