How can a picture like this not be shared with everyone?  If this doesn't scream dedication to the cause, what does?  The cause being our upcoming Oktoberfest.  The only thing missing are the beer mugs. 
October 9th is coming soon so we need to get those tickets sold. 
September 23rd, 2021
Meeting Responsibilities
September 23rd, 2021
Baxter, John
Flag Salute
Boucher, Carolyn
Guest List
White, Gary
September 30th, 2021
Cicciari, Peter
Flag Salute
Dulcich, Vince
Guest List
Davila, Deb
October 7th, 2021
Donnelly, Bob
Flag Salute
Baker, Corey
Guest List
Torres, Jesus
Upcoming Events
Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise Oktoberfest
Lemon Park
Oct 09, 2021
11:30 AM – 4:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bill Klepper
September 5
Roger Coger
September 7
Fred Thomas
September 9
Jake Finch
September 12
Dan Jaeger
September 22
Steve Pietrolungo
September 22
Matt Rowe
September 23
Dan Gesell
September 24
Bob Bibb
September 29
Linas Kojelis
September 30
Vince Dulcich
Betsy Dulcich
September 2
Geovanny Ragsdale
Johnnie Ragsdale
September 5
Dan Gesell
September 6
Jocko Arledge
September 11
Corey Baker
Julia Baker
September 13
George Kerr
September 13
Linas Kojelis
Eleanor Kojelis
September 14
Kim Schulte
Helen Schulte
September 26
John Malan
September 28
Join Date
Jarrod DeGonia
September 3, 2009
12 years
Savi Bhim
September 15, 2005
16 years
Jake Finch
September 18, 2014
7 years
Dan Gesell
September 20, 2001
20 years
Steve Johnson
September 20, 2001
20 years
Steve Pietrolungo
September 27, 2001
20 years
Executives & Directors
Past President
International Service, Co-Chair
International Service
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
Stephanie welcomed us all back and shared her thoughts on Family and the similarities Family has with our Rotary Club, the Rotary Family.
Both families, she said, are comprised of people with different personalities, interests, beliefs, etc.  And sometimes we have to end a conversation by saying that we agree to disagree, but we should always be able to do so with dignity and respect.
She did some research and found some reference material articles that talked about SIX CHARACTERISTICS OF STRONG FAMILIES that she shared with us. 
SPEND TIME TOGETHER–  Activities are found that all enjoy and can participate in enthusiastically. 
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION: Emphasize that each person’s ideas are valid and that everyone should have the chance to share information without judgement. Being a good listener is essential in the communication process. Listening displays respect. 
APPRECIATION: Every day, each person contributes in ways that are worthy of appreciation. 
COMMITMENT: Each person is concerned about the other person's welfare and happiness.
GOOD COPING SKILLS: Members of strong families demonstrate the ability to stand firmly together during a crisis or disagreement. 
VALUES AND CONVICTIONS: Identifying and practicing a set of deeply held values and moral standards is an essential component of strong families.  Members may not hear everything you say, but they see everything you do!
Stephanie ended by saying that she and President Kathryn have said it from our first meeting, that we should be treating each other with dignity and respect no matter what…We are family… Treat each other like a loving family.
President Kathryn opened by letting us know of a change in our meeting schedule that she and Chas Wilson would like to try.  The 2nd Thursday of every month, the Thursday that a Board meeting is held, has also included a short, regular meeting beforehand from 7:30 - 8:00 AM.  It has been most recently held on Zoom due to Covid.  The Board meeting then followed at 8:00 AM.  In the future, there will no longer be the regular, Zoom meeting and the Board meeting will now commence at 7:30 AM.  Then, in place of the regular meeting, a social will be held at 5:30 PM that same Thursday for all members who wish to attend.  There won't be an agenda.  The locations of the socials are to be determined and will be announced well before the date.  This will be on a 3 month trial basis and then we'll all check in after that 3 months and see how we like it.
Kathryn gave Steve Munday his permanent Blue Badge this morning.  Congratulations Steve!
Kathryn then finished the meeting by picking up on a previous challenge she threw out, which was flipping someone upside down in a good way.  One way to accomplish this, she said, is to support our fundraisers.  This support can either be through ticket sales, donation of time, or both.  We were reminded it is important that, as Rotary members, we all get involved in this support to some degree.  One concern Kathryn has is that the events and fundraisers our Club does sponsor might not be of interest or relevant to some members.  If so, she needs to hear from you.  And to that point, Kathryn then opened up the floor for thoughts and ideas with the comment that families sometimes have to have these hard conversations. Not being a shy group, many hands shot up with good, constructive comments.  Kathryn ran out of time but said that this conversation will continue. 
Chas Wilson with Frau Scroggin 
Steve Munday 
John Baxter lead the Invocation.
Carolyn Boucher (center) lead the Pledge of Allegiance this morning.    
Gary White welcomed our Guests this morning.  
Our Guests today included:
Dan Jordan
The Honorable Janice Parvin, (Mayor of Moorpark)
Jimmy T
Dan Jordan
Hon. Janice Parvin
Jimmy T
Richard Perini put out the call for help for Casa Pacifica's fundraising event.  It is this Sunday, September 26th!
Richard Perini
Bond is Back!
Join Us!
Thursday, October 7th
7:00 p.m.
Studio Movie Grill
We will have a special showing of the New James Bond Movie " No Time to Die" -- Daniel Craig's last appearance as Bond.
SMG has given us a rate of $10 a person.
Email Bob Whalen at this LINK and let him know how many tickets you would like.
You will be billed through your Rotary Account! It will be a fun event so act fast as there is limited seating.  And wear your best 007 attire.
Let's all enjoy this film together!
Evelyn Garfield, President of the Rotary Club of Simi Valley, announced their upcoming Halloween Bash. 
Evelyn Garfield
Carolyn Boucher reminded us about the booth Team Ginny will be having at the Street Fair on Saturday, October 30th.  Carolyn is looking for volunteers to man the booth.
We heard from Herschel Berger this morning.  He said his volunteer sheet is just about full and we are just about Good to Go.  And, being the supportive husband that he is, took another opportunity to publicly proclaim his love for his wife.  He must be in a lot trouble.  
John Tolson encouraged us all to get those tickets sold!  Get the word out because its all about ticket sales now! 
Please contact Herschel at the following email or phone:
(805) 377-3974
See either John Tolson or Jake Finch for all ticket sales.
John’s email address is:
The 2021 Oktoberfest event is being held from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 9th at LEMON PARK 
Hershel Berger, smooth operator
Please see Stephanie Shannon if you're interested in supporting the Moorpark HS Baseball team.
Leigh Seaton reminded us about the Blood Drive he's coordinating on October 7th.  Please see Leigh to set up an appointment.  This is a BYOB event.
Leigh also let us know that we will be working with the Moorpark Club to spruce up Tierra Rejada on October 16th.  Stay tuned for more details.
Our Guest Speakers this morning were our very own Fernando Estevez and Peter Cicciari.
Fernando talked about how Leigh Seaton strong armed him into the job of securing a Guest Speaker every week.  Great benefits were promised with the salary doubling every year.  In all seriousness, that is a stressful responsibility to have to come up with a speaker every week.  But isn't it a conflict of interest here with Fernando the Guest Speaker?
Peter, Chair of the Rotary Foundation, talked about all of the areas that the Foundation works in such as eradicating polio (just about there according to Peter), doing research on AIDS, Covid and other diseases as well as supplying water and education to rural areas.  When you give to the Foundation, Peter said, you are giving to a greater good.
Peter then awarded a Paul Harris Fellow to the following members for their support:
Bob Whalen 
Stephanie Shannon
Carolyn Boucher
Dorina Timbol
Richard Perini
Congratulations to all!
Left to Right: Carolyn, Bob, Stephanie, Dorina and Peter
Fernando Estevez, sans tie.  His story was that he was on his way to do some sort of work for Habitat for Humanity.  OK, maybe.....
Happy Birthday Steve P and Dan Gesell!
Happy Birthday Dan Jaeger!
Happy Anniversary Kim!
Happy 20th Club Anniversary Steve!
Peter before the "incident"
Peter after the "incident".  A hat was passed for a new belt.
The Chicken Dance Exhibition - The Rockettes have nothing to worry about!
We meet next week, September 30th, at the Junkyard.  
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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