Learn about one Rotarian's memorable drum solo 
in this week's In the Spotlight!
Take the time before and after our meetings to
introduce yourself to our newest members!
From the left are: Bob Donnelly, Bruce Bromberg, Lee Dominick,
Jeff Birkner, and Kailey Wagner.
Meeting Responsibilities
March 16, 2017
Boucher, Carolyn
Anglin, Jim
Borovay, Larry
Flag Salute
Chapin, Ed
Guest List
Gordon, Larry
Malan, Au.D., John
Rat Fink
Sellfors, Erik
March 23, 2017
Gray, Tim
Hartman, Gregg
Sharma, Arun
Flag Salute
Jambazian, Mike
Guest List
Donnelly, Bob
Vines, Mel
Rat Fink
Kruglov, Louis
March 30, 2017
Gesell, Dan
Hart, David
VanDyck, Harry
Flag Salute
Perry, Pam
Guest List
Wagner, Kailey
Bromberg, Bruce
Rat Fink
Wolfe, Sam
Upcoming Events
Adopt -A -Highway -Terra Rejada Road Clean Up
Elvenstar Riding Academy
Mar 11, 2017
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotary Career Festival 2017
Boys & Girls Club
Mar 11, 2017
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Harley Valley Bowl
Mar 19, 2017
Senior Center Lunch
Simi Valley Senior Center
May 24, 2017
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Mar 09, 2017
Mar 16, 2017
Titan LED
Mar 23, 2017
Simi Valley Archers
Mar 30, 2017
Simi Valley Chamber Tourism Alliance
Apr 06, 2017
Evening Meeting - Wood Ranch Golf Club
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mike Mutal
March 3
Jeff Whipp
March 6
Eric Little
March 9
Dale Doria
March 10
Jarrod DeGonia
March 10
John Bagnall
March 11
Chas Wilson
March 14
Pat McDonagh
March 14
Andy Keowen
March 16
Dave McCormick
March 17
Jim Anglin
March 20
Pam Perry
March 28
Lee Dominick
March 30
Pam Perry
March 5
Ed Chapin
March 10
Jeff Birkner
March 12
Jesus Torres
March 12
Andy Keowen
March 14
John Bagnall
March 17
Jim Visage
March 18
John Ryu
March 31
Join Date
John Bagnall
March 6, 2008
9 years
Gary White
March 12, 1987
30 years
Demi Fox
March 13, 2014
3 years
John Baxter
March 13, 2014
3 years
Pat McDonagh
March 13, 2014
3 years
Pat Abruzzese
March 17, 2005
12 years
Jesus Torres
March 21, 2013
4 years
Larry Gordon
March 21, 2013
4 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 Service, Co-Chair
Youth Services,Co-Chair
Family of Rotary, Co-Chair
Family of Rotary
The Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation, Co-Chair
Director at Large
Director at Large - Cajun Chair
Director at Large
Director at Large
Director at Large
SSR Charitable Foundation Chair
RMCP Chair
President Elect Nominee
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Highlights of Today's Meeting
Former District Governor Loretta Butts and Bianca Neff came to tell us about Rotary Peace Fellowships. Each year, Rotary funds some of the world's most dedicated and brightest professionals to study at Rotary Peace Centers. Through training, study, and practice, Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders and catalysts for peace and conflict resolution; many go on to careers in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.
Our Club Website and A Great App You Need
Larry Silverman said that all the information you need is on our website and or can be accessed there.  Visit to check it out.  If you don't know your login information please reach out to Chas Wilson.
Which brings us to the easy way to reach members through a new ClubRunner APP. Download this app and every members' contact information is available at your fingertips.  Again, you will need your login information to get the APP to work so reach out to Chas Wilson at (Got that information off the app!)
Rat Fink
Tim Shannon was Rat Fink this morning and said that we need to have respect for each other especially during this emotionally charged political time.  He shared a beautiful video from the basketball coach at Virginia Tech.
Hats Off Goes To...
John Baxter received the Hats Off Award this morning for his Youth and Vocational Service projects.
Hardly Strictly Moment...
Dan's words of this morning were from Loudon Wainwright III's Gray in LA.
Attend the Upcoming STEPS Conference
Doug Feco reminded everyone about the upcoming STEPS Conference planned for this Saturday, January 28th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  The event is FREE.  Please see more details on the flyer at the end of this bulletin.
FAYM Needs Sponsors
Jeff Faulwell and Mary Pasata shared information about the upcoming FAYM planned for February 25th. Sponsors are needed please see the flyers below in this bulletin for more information.
Noontime Rotary Collecting for Samaritan Center
Sam Wolfe shared information about a drive for the month of February that the Noontime Rotary Club is having.  They are collecting clothing and other items. See flyer below for more information.
Bolio is Back
Bill Klepper announced that Bolio this year will be sponsored by all five clubs again and Special Olympic children will bowl with us. Save the date -- Sunday, March 19th.
Park District Needs Fishing Supplies
Elaine Freeman said that the park district will once again host a Huck Fin Fishing Derby on Saturday, April 29th.  They are looking for fishing poles, tackles and boxes.
Prospective New Member
Lee Seaton
Retired Fire Marshall
Santa Monica Fire Department
Col. Martin Spahn
We had the pleasure of hearing from Retired Army Col. Martin Spahn about his experiences in Afghanistan.He was in the Marines and then Army and then became an LAPD officer.  But he also maintained his standing by serving in the reserves.
During the time he served in the reserves, he spent time not only in Iraq but also in Afghanistan.  While in Afghanistan he was responsible for building up the civilian police force from 6,000 to more than 13,000 individuals. He shared his problems (language, calendar) as well as his successes in the NATO training mission.
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:
Loretta Butts
John Johnson
Kathy Lowry
Bianca Neff
Lee Seaton
Former District Governor Loretta Butts and Bianca Neff
Kathy Lowry
Lee Seaton
Photos from
Today's Meeting
Louis Kruglov
Capital Mortgage Service
Loan Officer
Family: 2 sisters, Julie & Lisa, 1 brother, David.
Why I'm in Rotary:
My initial Rotary moment was when I was in High School and I won a $500 Rotary Scholarship for Academics, Sports and Competition. I was later introduced by Don Weber to the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise where I witnessed a great bunch of people doing great things for the community and world. I was accepted into the club and just a few months later worked my first Cajun Festival. Here I worked with raising funds, set up, and working a beer booth right where a beautiful lady in a white bikini was serving seafood pitas and alligator on a stick. Hence another Rotary moment and I've never looked back. I was introduced, fed breakfast, accepted, challenged, tested and blessed by amazing Rotarians who enabled me to share in Service Above Self. Thank you!
What people don't know about me that they should:
I'm a sincere, loving, caring man. I have a lot of compassion and like to have fun.

Strange, but true:
I am single.
Passions, hobbies, interests:
Playing drums, basketball, riding my Harley, going to concerts and sporting events.

What I'm you really good at:
Home mortgage loans and Cajun banners

One goal I’d like to accomplish during my lifetime:
Retirement and travel.
Favorite place to vacation/visit:
I would like to travel to Europe again, go to Hawaii and some other far off private beach resorts.

On my bucket list:
Live longer, take more time to enjoy life.
Most embarrassing moment:
Playing with a jazz band in a fully packed school concert. I had 3 drum solos in a song. The first 2 were short solos in the middle of the song, the 3rd was at the end of the song and I was to solo for as long as I wanted.  First solo was on time, quick and went on...second solo came, I put my head down and went at it like it was the 3rd solo for as long as I wanted...Shortly later I notice my band mates looking at me, and I glanced up to see our conductor staring at me waiting for me to finish my solo and cue the band back into the song.  The band was amazing and made like it was meant to be. This truly was an embarrassing moment for me!
In other news
Polio Update - We're this close!
There have been no cases in 2017 of Polio due to the wild polio virus.  The most recent case of Polio was November 2nd, 2016!  Click on the link below for more information.
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