Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Meeting Responsibilities
Malan, Au.D., John
Perini, Richard
Ortiz, Stella
Flag Salute
Kruglov, Louis
Guest List
Newby, Jeff
Jambazian, Mike
Rat Fink
Johnson, Steve
Upcoming Events
Friendly Village Smoke Alarm Replacement
Friendly Village Mobile Home Park
Aug 12, 2017 9:00 AM
Blood Drive
Aug 17, 2017
Bond & Birdies Golf Classic
Aug 31, 2017 10:30 AM
Aug 03, 2017
State of the City
Aug 10, 2017
Aug 17, 2017
Simi Valley Free Clinic
Aug 31, 2017
Atlanta Rotary International Conference
Sep 07, 2017
Renowned stage hypnotist and hypnotherapist
Sep 14, 2017
Sep 21, 2017
California Rare Fruit Growers
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mike McCaffrey
July 3
Mary Paseta
July 7
Kathy Scroggin
July 11
Len Geres
July 14
Karen Thompson
July 18
Cindy Jacoby
July 19
Marshall Shrago
July 21
Bill Fox
July 22
Kurt Fredrickson
July 26
Michelle Foster
July 30
Elaine Freeman
July 1
Steve Pietrolungo
July 1
Rob Hitchcock
July 2
Jarrod DeGonia
July 3
Bob Bibb
July 6
Cindy Jacoby
July 11
Lee Dominick
July 15
Tim Shannon
July 16
Harry VanDyck
July 27
Len Geres
July 27
Join Date
Bill Klepper
July 1, 2004
13 years
Craig Foster
July 1, 1993
24 years
Eric Little
July 1, 2005
12 years
Ron Hyrchuk
July 6, 2006
11 years
Arun Sharma
July 12, 2001
16 years
Jim Anglin
July 12, 2007
10 years
Bob Purdum
July 22, 1990
27 years
Dick Erbe
July 22, 2010
7 years
Richard Perini
July 22, 2010
7 years
Rod Skidmore
July 23, 1998
19 years
Cesar Zambrano
July 26, 2001
16 years
Rob Hitchcock
July 28, 2011
6 years
Executives & Directors
Past President
Club Service
International Service, Co-Chair
International Service, Co-Chair
Community Service
Vocational Service, Co-Chair
Vocational Service, Co-Chair
Public Relations
Youth Services,Co-Chair
Youth Service, Co-Chair
Family of Rotary
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
Highlights of Today's Meeting
Rotary Pins -- You Need to Wear Them
President Doug Feco welcomed everyone, and asked today how many of us were wearing our pins! Next week he'll start collecting $1 from everyone not wearing our Rotary Pin.  Wearing our pin is a great way to promote our Club and Rotary!  The dollars raised will be matched by Doug and donated to our Charitable Foundation for scholarships.  
Peace Builder Club
Doug said our goal, and our plan, is to become a Peace Builder Club.  Through our service projects, peace fellowships, and scholarships, Rotarians are taking action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education and unequal distribution of resources.  The significance of such is that we can improve the quality of lives by helping people afford food, clothing, rent, utilities, medication, and other necessities.  We can raise awareness of bullying.  We can protect domestic violence survivors and their families. 
New Member Induction
 Mike McCaffrey, as the Membership Chair, had the pleasure of introducing Jim Tokatlian who introduced Rick Heminuk as a new member.  Jimmy T met Rick at the Cajun Festival a few years ago.  Rick had been a volunteer at our Festival for a number of years.  They got to talking, and Jimmy T felt Rick would be a great asset to our club.  Rick has lived in Simi Valley for over 50 years.  He is married to Tracy for 26 years and they have 3 children.  Rick worked as a Fire Medic and is currently the VP of Operations for Weldlogic, which is located in Newbury Park. Rick enjoys wine tasting, whisky, and golf.
Rat Fink
Harvey Mahler gave credits and fines for those who could or could not answer his Rotary trivia questions.  in a grand finale, he fined ALL of us who were NOT wearing our Rotary badges this morning.
Doug Feco's President's Moment
Bill Klepper was asked about his Rotary Moment. Bill stated that one of his moments came from Bolio this year.  One of the special needs participaned zts had so much fun that he asked Bill the date for the event next year, so he could put it on his calendar!
2019 Cajun Chair
Mike McCaffrey announed that Jeff Faulwell will be the 2019 Cajun Chair.
Smoke Alarm Community Project
Leigh Seaton announced the upcoming Smoke Alarm Installation on Saturday, August 12th at the Friendly Village Mobile Home Park. Sign ups are on the tables now and more volunteers are still needed.
Blood Driving Coming Next Month
Jim Robison announced our next blood drive will be on August 17th.
Cajun Debriefing Meeting August 3rd
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Simi Sunrise Charitable Foundation Updates
Stella Ortiz announced the Executive Borad of the Simi Sunrise Rotary Club Charitable Foundation:  President Pat Abruzzese, Vice President Mike Mutal, Treasurer Chas Wilson, and Secretary Deb Davila.  On behalf of the 2016/2017 Charitable Foundation Board, Stella was presented with flowers recognizing her 6 years of service to that Board, including the last 2 as President, as well as hosting the quarterly board meetings at her home and providing delicious dinners!  
Bob Brill
Commander - SVPD
Polio in India
We had the pleasure of hearing from Jim Lewis about Polio in India.
The most famous polio survivor was President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was 39 years of age when he was diagnosed.  Jim stated that 1/200 were paralized from the disease.  Both he and his brother caught polio.  Jim was paralyzed but his brother was not.  he was very lucky because he caught the disease in the United States and was able to survive it.  If he was born in India, he may not have.  
Rotary International became involved in polio eradication in 1979.  That year 7000 children were vaccinated in the Philippines.  RI launched Polio Plus in 1985.  The good news is we're making so much progress,  Only 2 countries are left, Pakistan and Afghanistan.  As of last Thursday, there were only 8 reported cases.  When we started, there was over 500,000.
What will RI do after all of polio is eradicated?  Survivors will still need help with surgeries, braces, wheelchairs, vocational training, job placement, literacy, education, and support for Rancho los Amigos Rehabilitation Hospital in Downey.  They will need our help with Global and District Grants to meet these needs.
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.
Welcome Guests
This morning we welcomed:
Stephanie Shannon's Son
Theone Geres
Cyndi Mahler
Laura Berger
Bob Brill
Theone Geres
Cyndi Mahler
Laura Berger
Bob Brill
Photos from
Today's Meeting
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