Discover which Rotarian once owned a racehorse

in this week's "In the Spotlight".

Meeting Responsibilities
September 29, 2016
Whalen, Bob
Berger, Herschel
Wolfe, Sam
Flag Salute
Williams, Paula
Guest List
Boucher, Carolyn
Freeman, Elaine
Rat Fink
Klepper, Bill
Upcoming Events
Family of Rotary Gourmet Dinner
Sep 24, 2016
Adopt A Highway - Terra Rejada Road Cleanup
Elvanstar Riding Acadamy
Sep 24, 2016
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Club Meeting
Grand Vista Hotel
Sep 29, 2016
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Relay for Life
Rancho Tapo Community Park
Oct 01, 2016 10:00 AM –
Oct 02, 2016 10:00 AM
Smoke Detector Give Away
Friendley Village Mobile Park
Oct 08, 2016 8:00 AM
Simi Sunrise Camp Out at Camp Rotary
Oct 22, 2016 – Oct 23, 2016
Holloween Haunt Help
Rancho Santa Susanna Park
Oct 31, 2016
YES! - Youth Empowerment Summit
Camp Rotary
Nov 12, 2016 8:00 AM
Senior Center Thanksgiving Dinner
Simi Valley Senior Center
Nov 23, 2016
Annual Bike Build and Giveaway
Dec 01, 2016
Sep 29, 2016
Photo Presentation of Iceland
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jeff Faulwell
September 4
Bill Klepper
September 5
Roger Coger
September 7
Jake Finch
September 12
Dan Jaeger
September 22
Steve Pietrolungo
September 22
Dan Gesell
September 24
Bob Bibb
September 29
Jim Tokatlian
September 1
Vince Dulcich
September 2
Dan Gesell
September 6
Wayne Snyder
September 9
Jocko Arledge
September 11
George Kerr
September 13
Ted Jeries
September 20
John Malan
September 28
Join Date
Jarrod DeGonia
September 3, 2009
7 years
Jeff Newby
September 4, 2003
13 years
Ted Jeries
September 9, 2010
6 years
Savi Bhim
September 15, 2005
11 years
Jake Finch
September 18, 2014
2 years
Jeff Faulwell
September 19, 2013
3 years
Dan Gesell
September 20, 2001
15 years
Pam Perry
September 20, 2005
11 years
Steve Johnson
September 20, 2001
15 years
Steve Pietrolungo
September 27, 2001
15 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
Family of Rotary, 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
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Highlights of Today's Meeting
Students Discuss their "Hope Experiment"
John Baxter brought two students Mack Fuhrman and Landen Burtchell, along with advisor Tammy Harter, all from Simi Valley High Schoo's HOSA - Health Occupations Students of America program to talk about a program they recently attended from the City of Hope called "Hope Experiment." 
Jaeger's Hardly Strictly Moment
Being that it is Dan's birthday today he read a poem - more like a birthday anthem - titled People My Age.
Hats Off Goes To...
Dan presented this week's award to Bill Fox for arranging the weekly program!
Rat Fink
Tim Shannon was our Rat Fink this morning and shared information about Propositions coming up this November. There are 17 of them on the ballot.
Rotary Foundation 100th Anniversary
Deb Davila talked about the fact that it is the 100th year celebration of the Rotary Foundation and that in honor of this milestone members are being asked to donate $26.50.  This number represents the initial deposit made to the Rotary Foundation.  See Deb to donate.
YES! - Youth Empowerment Summit
Demi Fox talked about this year's YES!, which will be held Saturday, November 12th.  Keep that date open because many volunteers will be needed!

Relay for Life - October 1 and 2

Doug Feco talked about this year's Relay for Life and emphasized how cancer has touched everyone of us in this club.  We are hosting our own team and are looking for everyone to fill a spot. Luminaries are also for sale to honor people at $10 each. The event is a 24-hour held at Lemon Park.  
Tierra Rejada Clean Up
Sam Wolfe talked about the need for volunteers for our Tierra Rejada Clean Up day planned for this Saturday, September 24th. The other clubs in our district are also participating but we need more members from our club to sign up! Sign up sheets are on the table. See the flyer in this bulletin for more information.
Family of Rotary
Pam Perry reminded everyone that B.J. and her husband Ken will host the first Family of Rotary Gourmet dinner this Saturday, September 24.  They will provide the entree and dessert and everyone else can either bring an appetizer, salad or side dish.
Hats, Sunscreen and Sunglasses Needed
Bill Klepper said he is collecting the above items for Tom Marsh who will be making a trip to Tanzania in October. These items are needed for the high population of albinos in that country.  In Tanzania, albinos represent one in every 1429 births, a much higher rate than in any other nation.
Terry Marvin
Soaring Spirits International
We had the pleasure of hearing from Terry Marvin, a board member for Soaring Spirits International. Soaring Spirits has one goal; to connect widowed people with each other. To date there are more than 3 million people involved.  Their mantra is -- Hope Matters.
She shared details about an upcoming event -- Share the Road Ride - which will be held on Saturday, October 8th. 
For more information about this organization and their upcoming events visit their website at -
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Welcome Guests
This morning we welcomed the following guests:
Sue Klepper
Bob Donnelly
Arvid Krueger
Lara Satler
Mack Fuhrman
Landen Burtchell
Tammy Harter
Sue Klepper
Bob Donnelly
Lara Satler
Tammy Harter, Mach Fuhrman, Landen Burtchell
Arvid Krueger
Photos from
Today's Meeting
Member Spotlight
Jerry Shaffner
CEO, JBS Auto Services, Inc.
Why I'm in Rotary:
I really enjoy cajun and interacting with people.  I would say giving back with anything we do like bike project is my Rotary moment

What people don’t know about me that they should:
I also do
stand up comedian work sometimes which I have a great time doing.  

Strange, but true:  
see picture

Passions, hobbies, interests:
Drag racing, raced for 15 years till all tracks went away.  I collect classic cars and have 9, boating, koi fish, riding the Harley with no real place to go. 

What I'm really good at:
Listening to
peoples problems , fixing vehicles , raising Koi fish, tennis, cooking. 

One goal I’d like to accomplish during my lifetime:
I think
i have already: voted top automotive shop in Simi the last three years.

Favorite place to vacation/visit:
I go to Laughlin a lot

On my bucket list:

Most embarrassing moment:
While in the river on a jet-ski, slid off the back and lost all my clothing and never found it - floated down river somewhere  

Member Spotlight
Pam Perry
Owner, Finery Events and Interiors
Married to Bob, and Mom to Maddie

Passions, Hobbies, Interest: 
Quilting, music/concerts, the beach and travel.

Good at:
Throwing a party

Strange but True:
In my former
life I owned my own race horse.

To make a difference in people lives. Still searching how I will do that.  

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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