July 15th, 2021
Meeting Responsibilities
July 15th, 2021
Perini, Richard
Flag Salute
Hise, Steve
Guest List
Berger, Laura
July 22nd, 2021
Schadt, Don
Flag Salute
Schulte, Kim
Guest List
Shannon, Tim
July 29th, 2021
Skidmore, Rod
Flag Salute
Sharma, Arun
Guest List
Sidlinger, Mike
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Fernando Estevez
July 3
Mary Paseta
July 7
Kathy Scroggin
July 11
Karen Thompson
July 18
Cindy Jacoby
July 19
Bill Fox
July 22
Steve Pietrolungo
July 1
Don Rusnak
Tammy Rusnak
July 4
Maggie Kestly
Joe Grinstead
July 5
Cindy Jacoby
July 11
Tim Shannon
July 16
Harry VanDyck
Mare VanDyck
July 27
Join Date
Bill Klepper
July 1, 2004
17 years
Eric Little
July 1, 2005
16 years
Carlos Echegaray
July 11, 2019
2 years
Arun Sharma
July 12, 2001
20 years
Jim Anglin
July 12, 2007
14 years
Kim Schulte
July 19, 2018
3 years
Bob Purdum
July 22, 1990
31 years
Richard Perini
July 22, 2010
11 years
Rod Skidmore
July 23, 1998
23 years
Cesar Zambrano
July 26, 2001
20 years
Dan Jaeger
July 28, 2008
13 years
Maggie Kestly
July 31, 1997
24 years
Executives & Directors
Past President
Club Service
International Service
International Service, Co-Chair
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, Sergeant at Arms, opened with some thoughts on the future.  She said that, coming out of the pandemic, this is a great opportunity for the Club to renew and refresh ourselves.  Referring to the Club as Simi Sunrise 2.0, she looks forward to the coming Rotary year and then brought the meeting to order.
Richard Perini lead the Invocation this morning.  He read an Invocation that was written by a Rotarian during World War II that was very appropriate for our time.
Steve Hise lead the Pledge of Allegiance.  This is NOT Steve being lazy - this is Steve from June 6th.  
Laura Berger welcomed our Guests.
Our Guests today included:
Mr. Bernardo Perez
Mr. Rob Garfinkel
Mr. John Shamoun
Mr. Chris Barnett
 Bernardo Perez 
Rob Garfinkel, right, with Steve
John Shamoun
Chris Barnett, left,, with Jim
President Kathryn said that this coming Rotary year will be about Reflecting, Regrouping and Renewal.  She said there are many things we can learn from the pandemic and that we will draw on that experience to help guide us through this next year.  Kathryn also welcomed several people on Zoom this morning and reminded everyone of that option.
The Rotary theme for this month is Transition appropriately enough.  In that spirit, Kathryn took the opportunity to acknowledge the new Board as well as the new Support Staff.  All were presented with a pin by Kathryn that was much appreciated.  She said that those leading this transition, the Board and herself, are available to answer any and all questions.  The key to success is Communication so please use the Board to communicate your thoughts and concerns.
Kathryn then presented badges to our past president, Bill Klepper, and our president-elect, Laura Berger.  Kathryn said that Bill had completed a most difficult year and had learned to quickly adapt to the situation.  After Bill received his Past President badge he wanted to know why he didn't get his Banner as well.  Kind of soured the occasion.
Laura was thanked for all of her hard work.  Kathryn said the president-elect position is in and of itself a full time job.  Combine that with organizing the Oktoberfest with Larry and her other Rotary duties and that makes Laura a very busy person.
Congratulations and Thank You Bill and Laura for all you do and have done!
Lastly, Kathryn introduced the new gift that the Club will be giving to our Speakers.  Since time is such a precious commodity, Kathryn felt that an Hourglass would be a fitting gift. 
The current Board, not all pictured, from left to right:  Dan Jaeger, Larry Borovay, Tim Gray, Bill Klepper, Laura Berger, Mary Paseta, Deb Davila, Vince Dulcich, Cindy Jacoby and a little bit of Chas Wilson.
Kathryn and Bill
Kathryn and Laura
Our new Speaker's gift.  Does not include the bell though.
Carolyn Boucher thanked Bruce Bromberg for handing out Team Ginny flyers and cards at a Chamber event and reminded us that Team Ginny is available to speak at meetings, gatherings, etc. in order to get the word out.  
She also said that Team Ginny will have a booth at the Street Fair this year.  She's looking for ideas that will attract people to the booth and , consequently, lead them to the Team Ginny website.  One idea mentioned was to give out tickets to Disneyland for a verified visit to the website.  If you have any thoughts or ideas, please contact Carolyn.  
Laura Berger and Larry Borovay gave us an update.  Laura said that Pacific Beverage has agreed to be a sponsor which is great news.  In the course of conversations with Pacific Beverage, Laura was told that every Oktoberfest that Pacific Beverage has been involved with has sold out.  Laura expects the same with ours.
Larry told us that the tickets will sell for $40 and will be going on sale shortly.  He said that there will be VIP tents with a $100 admission fee along with the opportunity to be a Table Sponsor for $1000.  The table will sit 12.
The 2021 Oktoberfest event is being held from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 9th at LEMON PARK 
Save the date as volunteers will be needed. 
Laura and Larry
Leigh reminded us about this Saturday working with Simi Rec and Park in cleaning up graffiti at Hummingbird Ranch.  He's looking for a count on volunteers. so let him know if you can help. It is set for Saturday, July 17 at 7:00 AM.  Park at the base of the hill.  
Let Bill Klepper know if you're interested in this Golf Classic
Kathryn said that tickets will go on sale and registration will open up today for the District 5240 Conference.  It is being held October 8th-10th at the Ventura Beach Marriott and will be the first in-person District event since the beginning of Covid.  Unfortunately it conflicts with our Club's Oktoberfest which is on October 9th but please participate if you can.
Our Speaker today was unable to make it at the last minute so President Kathryn did some quick thinking on her feet and took that time to open up the floor to various topics.  She started with the issue of our venue.  We will be at the Junkyard through July and she has been working very hard to find a replacement.  She, along with Leigh Seaton, have spoken to several establishments but they haven't found one that fits the bill yet.  One of Kathryn's main objectives is to not increase the dues and that narrows our choices.  She said that many of the Clubs are having the same problem.  She ended that topic by saying that we are who we are and that we will be good and do good.  Where we meet does not define us.  
Kathryn then asked for ideas from the Club for activities or events that we could involve ourselves in.  They could be locally as well as internationally.  She pointed to the Covid work that Savi Bhim and Arun Sharma are doing in India as examples.  Arun gave us a quick, and impromptu, update in that regard.  He said that he and Savi have been in contact with their Indian counterparts and money should be transferred next week to India.
Steve P. had some ideas he wanted to share.  One idea was that since so many actors and actresses live here in Simi and that many films have been made in and around our area, we could sponsor a film festival.  We could also include films made by our local students.  If you recall, our Club worked with Santa Susanna High School's film club on a film festival this past year.  Another idea he had was to hold a contest amongst the local schools to beautify their school or some local community area.  Our Club would then judge the results and award a winner.  
Jim Visage shared an idea for an activity that he had in mind.  Out of his work providing food for the home bound during the pandemic, he saw many instances of the elderly needing help with their homes.  He saw homes in disrepair and homes with debris piling up that we could help with.  Many felt that this was a great idea.
Kathryn ended the meeting by challenging us with this:  Go out and perform one act of kindness or help someone in need today.  Make the world a better place the true Rotarian way! 
Happy Birthday Cindy!
Happy Club Anniversary Kim!
Thanks Arun 
Great poem today Dan!  This is what a poet should look like 
Bob isn't used to being on this side of the camera
Control Center, where it all happens
  We are meeting at the Junkyard In Person on July 22nd!  Remember you also have the option to attend by Zoom as well.
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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