Quote of the week: 
Whether you think you can or whether you can't you're right.
Henry Ford
Keep reading to find out which Rotarian once danced like a stripper in this week's In the Spotlight below!
Meeting Responsibilities
August 18, 2016
Boucher, Carolyn
Birkner, Jeff
Baxter, John
Guest List
Hyrchuk, Ron
Jambazian, Mike
Rat Fink
Klepper, Bill
August 25, 2016
Jeries, CPA, Ted
Marquis, John
Keowen, Andy
Flag Salute
Lawrence, Rich
Ladd, Rick
Guest List
Kruglov, Louis
Rat Fink
Little, Eric
Upcoming Events
Simi At The Gardens - Clean Up
rear of Simi Valley 7th Day Adventist Church
Aug 14, 2016
Backpack - School Supply Giveaway to local kids
Aug 18, 2016 – Aug 19, 2016
Club Meeting
Grand Vista Hotel
Aug 18, 2016
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
RMCP Committee Meeting
Grand Vista Hotel
Aug 18, 2016
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Club Meeting
Grand Vista Hotel
Aug 25, 2016
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Dog Days of Summer Golf Tournament
Moorpark Country Club
Sep 01, 2016
Club Meeting
Grand Vista Hotel
Sep 01, 2016
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Seriously Awsome Stuff Sale
Samaritan Center
Sep 03, 2016
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Club Meeting
Grand Vista Hotel
Sep 08, 2016
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting
Grand Vista Hotel
Sep 15, 2016
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Aug 18, 2016
Aug 25, 2016
Sep 01, 2016
Sep 08, 2016
Sep 15, 2016
Sep 22, 2016
Sep 29, 2016
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Gregg Hartman
August 1
Pat Abruzzese
August 2
Richard Perini
August 8
Kailey Wagner
August 12
Jim Lowry
August 20
Keith Derrick
August 20
Peter Cicciari
August 20
Rich Lawrence
August 22
Joe Engle
August 24
Erik Sellfors
August 25
Larry Gordon
August 30
Mel Vines
August 31
Hal Reniger
August 3
Chas Wilson
August 6
Pat McDonagh
August 8
Joe Engle
Karen Smith
August 11
Herschel Berger
Laura Jen Kin
August 12
Arun Sharma
August 14
Mary Paseta
August 23
Bill Fox
August 26
B.J. Anderson
August 30
Join Date
John Ryu
August 7, 2014
2 years
Keith Derrick
August 7, 2014
2 years
Rich Lawrence
August 10, 1995
21 years
Mel Vines
August 12, 2004
12 years
B.J. Anderson
August 15, 1991
25 years
John Malan
August 16, 2012
4 years
Dan Jaeger
August 28, 2008
8 years
Len Geres
August 28, 2003
13 years
George Kerr
August 30, 1990
26 years
Paula Williams
August 31, 2000
16 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 Services,Co-Chair
Youth Service, Co-Chair
Family of Rotary
Family of Rotary, Co-Chair
The Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation, Co-Chair
Director at Large
Director at Large
Director at Large
Director at Large
Director at Large - Cajun Chair
SSR Charitable Foundation Chair
RMCP Chair
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Highlights of Today's Meeting
Paul Harris Award
Mike McCaffrey had the pleasure of
surprising and presenting his
daughter Lauren, with a Paul Harris
Fellow. He talked about how
throughout the years she has
volunteered for many events in our community.
Rat Fink
Jerry Shaffner was our Rat Fink this
morning and handed out awards to
various members but most
importantly he presented Lee Dominick with his first Paul Harris Award.
This Week's Hats Off Award Goes To...
Dan Jaeger presented his award to Vince Dulcich for all the work he did on the this year's budget.
Jaeger Hardly Strictly Poetry Moment
Dan's moment this morning involved reciting the poem Head South.
RMCP Fills Two Board Positions
This morning the club voted to fill the two board positions with Deb Davila and Len Geres.  Congrats!  
Off Site Meeting - August 4
Larry Silverman reminded everyone that there will be off site meeting at The Arena next door.
Blood Drive - August 18
Jim Robison announced the next blood drive will be August 18. Sign up sheets are on the table now
Blue for You Tomorrow
Jim Tokatlian talked about the
event tomorrow to support our
local law enforcement officers.
Friday, July 29 at 7 pm at Rancho
Tapo Park (Lemon) there will be a
walk to the Simi Valley Police
Station and everyone is encouraged
to wear blue. He also said the
injured Simi Valley police office
Tom Carney will be his guest at our
August 11.
Gift Cards for Hospital Golf Tournament Wanted
John Malen said that the three
Rotary clubs will me making a
silent auction basked for the
upcoming Simi Valley Hospital Golf
Tournament. He is asking for those
who want to please bring a gift
card (value $25) to our meeting
next week.
Dogs Day of Summer Golf Tournament - Thursday, September 1
Golfers wanted! But even if you
don't golf you can still be involved
by purchasing a tee sign. Contact
Cindy Jacoby to renew or purchase
your tee sign today cindyjacoby@ Click
below for more information signing
up to golf and see the flyers below for more informa

Relay for Life - October 1 and 2

Our club will field a Relay for Life team this year to support cancer research.  Please contact Chas Wilson if you wish to participate and volunteers will be needed too!
Rotary Club FinderNeed to find a club to do a makeup?  Or find out where Rotary clubs meet while you are traveling?  Click here to access the Club Finder page on the RI website.
Bruce Bromberg - Sponsored by Sam Wolf
We had the pleasure of hearing from Robert Cox - Deputy Director for Earth Science and Technology at JPL.

He told us a bit of the history of JPL and said that
today there are 20 satellites in orbit and 10

He explained that with satellites, airborne
equipment and in situ objects (in ground/ocean) are
utilized to check the following and the data collected
is then analyzed through various methods:

1. Sea level rising
2. Water availability
3. Carbo & ecosystems
4. Natural hazards.
Welcome Guests
This morning we welcomed the following guests:
Lauren McCaffrey and Dustin Riggs
John Jacoby
Doug Gapastione
Bruce Bromberg Potential New Member
Lauren McCaffrey
Photos from
Today's Meeting
Member Spotlight
Jim Lowry
Retired Law Enforcement
Why I'm in Rotary:
Been in Rotary 34 years and have had several real Rotary Moments. I’m in Rotary because of the fellowship with great people, and of course to get things done in our community and around the world.  My first big Rotary moment was in Africa (Zambia) where I fell in love with the people there.
Strange, but true:
As a child I was a short, fat, non-athletic kid.  I grew 13 inches in height when I was 13 years old, as a result I ended up with a twisted heart (fully functional).  It wasn’t bad enough to keep me off the police force.

Passions, hobbies, interests:
I enjoy working with the earth, gardening, landscaping, irrigation systems, etc.  My hobby, if you want to call it that is Archery, both shooting and coaching.  I enjoy bookkeeping as it allows me to use my OCD and love for order.

What I'm really good at: 
Getting things done, regardless of what it is.

What I'd like to accomplish during my lifetime:
I’d like to get my pilot’s license (power) as I already have a glider’s pilot license (suspended by me for lack of time and money).

My favorite place to vacation/visit:
Tahiti is one of my favorite spots to vacation.  I loved Italy and would go back tomorrow.  Germany was fun, never been to So. America and don’t have a desire to go there or India.

On my bucket list:
Climb aboard a giant Caterpillar earth mover and just destroy something.

Most embarrassing moment:
In elementary school, when I was giving a verbal presentation, my voice squeaked in front of the class due to my going through puberty. 
Member Spotlight
Stella Ortiz
RN (working towards becoming a
Nurse Practioner)
Tri Valley Oncology Hematology
Rotary Interests:
My area of interest in Rotary is that of projects aboard, especially in South America because I speak the language and have a medical background. Have been to Honduras 3 times on different projects. I am a Rotarian thanks to my Rotarian Godfather, Mike McCaffrey, invited me to a meeting and heard exactly what I knew would be a great opportunity to serve GOD. 
What don’t people know about me that they should:
I secretly love "bling" I have to really control my desires of "lighting it up" and be more conservative.
Passions, hobbies, interests:
Passion is serving and helping others, horses, gardening and the outdoors.

I am really good at:
Problem solving, was a hospital house supervisor and put out fires every shift I worked.  Learned to pay Peter from borrowing from Paul.
What I'd like to accomplish during my lifetime:
Would love to live in Italy/Sicily for 6 months to learn to cook and speak fluent Italian.
Strange, but true:
I am a very simple person with the desire to do "good".

Favorite place I have visited so far:
Bellagio, Italy, left me breathless.
My most embarrassing moment:
I went snorkeling with my girls in the Cayman Islands, was the last to get back on the boat, took my life vest off and didn't realize I had lost my bathing suit top, my girls were mortified as they and many others saw me topless, (I was totally embarrassed).  

Member Spotlight
Larry Gordon
Retired - Expert Witness and Management Consultant
Family: Wife of 44 years, 2 children and 5 grandchildren

My Rotary Experience:
My Rotary moment came while I was a member of the Burbank Noon Rotary.  At that time, the average age of the Rotarians in that club was about the same as my usual table now – OLD.  After 2 weeks in Rotary I was elected Assistant Sergeant  at Arms.  I thought that these Rotarians really liked me since they elected me to that position after only 2 weeks.  My only duty was to carry out and bring in the “Rotary Today” sign which was placed in front of the building.  What I found out was the sign weighed about 50 lbs and I was one of the few who could carry it.

What don’t people know about me that they should:
I was a professional musician in my “younger days.”

Passions, hobbies, interests:
My passion turns off most people.  I love politics.

I'm really good at:
I am really good at resting.

My favorite place to vacation/visit?
My favorite place to visit is wherever my children live.  Right now Boca Raton, FL and Palmdale.

My most embarrassing moment:
I have had too many to recount.  But one that my wife surely remembers was when I was hypnotized in front of about 100 people and danced like I was Lilly St. Cyr, the famous stripper.  I found my wife under the table at the supper club.

In other news
"Peace Is" video
Our club recently provided funding to translate a peace video from English into Spanish so that its message can be brought to Spanish speaking countries.  Click below to see the original video in English.
Polio Update - We're this close!
There have been only 19 cases this year of Polio due to the wild polio virus.  They have all occurred in Pakistan and Afghanistan.  The most recent case was 4 weeks ago.  Click on the link below for more information.
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