Meeting Responsibilities
February 18th, 2021
Fox, Bill
Flag Salute
Sharma, Arun
Guest List
Sidlinger, Mike
February 25th, 2021
Skidmore, Rod
Flag Salute
Stutzman, Jim
Guest List
Thompson, Karen
March 4th, 2021
Timbol, Dorina
Flag Salute
Tolson, John
Guest List
Torres, Jesus
Upcoming Events
Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise Meeting - 2-18-21
Feb 18, 2021 7:00 AM
Drive in Concert - Queen Nation
Apr 02, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bob Whalen
February 12
Gary White
February 21
Mike Sidlinger
February 21
David Hart
February 24
Harvey Mahler
February 24
Cesar Zambrano
February 25
Larry Borovay
February 16
Dorina Timbol
Steve Timbol
February 18
Jim Stutzman
February 19
Join Date
Harvey Mahler
February 1, 1983
38 years
Tim Shannon
February 11, 1993
28 years
Leigh Seaton
February 16, 2017
4 years
Mike Sidlinger
February 24, 2011
10 years
Executives & Directors
President Elect Nominee
Past President
Club Service
International Service
Community Service
Vocational Service
Youth Service
The Rotary Foundation
Director at Large
Director at Large
Director at Large
Russell Hampton
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Demi got our meeting started, our first in-person meeting in a while.
Bill Fox lead the Invocation.
Arun Sharma lead us in our Pledge of Allegiance.
Mike Sidlinger welcomed our Guests.
President Bill first welcomed us all back to our first in-person meeting in quite a few weeks.  It felt good to see everyone in 3 dimensions and have some of Tony and Evelyn's wonderful Junkyard breakfast.  Next, Bill inducted our newest member, Mr. Fred Thomas, into the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise.  Fred, as is typical, was a Rotarian before it became official.  But, as someone mentioned, it's better this way because we can now collect dues from him!
Bill mentioned that February is Rotary's Peace and Conflict Resolution month, a basic tenant of what being a Rotarian is all about.  To help support this concept, as well as support Rotary in general, wear your pin while you're out in public.  This is a great way to advertise and a great conversation starter with people, giving you a chance to extol the virtues of being a Rotarian.
President Bill welcoming Fred Thomas as our newest member.  Welcome Fred! 
  Our next meeting will be February 25th, 2021.  It will be IN PERSON at the JUNKYARD and NOT on Zoom.  
Please remember to bring a friend or an acquaintance to our next meeting, even if the meeting is by Zoom.  
Carolyn Boucher talked about the great exposure the Team Ginny effort received when it was featured on 99.1 The Ranch this past week.  Thanks to Thomas Herdering for all he does in that regard at The Ranch.  She and Bill mentioned that a socially responsible Team Ginny event is being planned at the Junkyard so stay tuned for those details.
And, of course, the push continues to find that donor.  If you need to learn how to Share on social media, please reach out to Team Ginny and they will be glad to help.
Here's another link that can be shared as well:
Here's a link to a Testimonial from Rocky and Tony....
Please remember that The Samaritan Center is still in need of chaperones on Wednesday nights.  This effort allows those without a roof over their head to have a safe and warm place to spend the night.  The hours needed on Wednesday night are from 7 PM to 7 AM the next morning on Thursday.
Please see John Tolson if you can help out.
Tickets continue selling fast.  They are expecting a Sell Out.  Let's all make sure this happens by taking up Bill's challenge and selling two tickets each.  See below for a link to ticket sales. 
The date is set for April 2nd and they are looking for a lot of help.  As noted previously, this type of venue will require more volunteers than the Drive-In Movie venue.  So please consider helping out. 
There will be an opening act at 5:00 PM and then Queen Nation comes out at 6:00 PM.  They will play until about 7:30 or 8:00 PM.  A Sign Up Sheet will be coming out soon.  Please keep an eye out for it and consider helping per the hours noted above.
Here's a link for ticket sales:
Dr. P., AKA The Succulent Prick, is putting on another Monte Vista Floral Class.  Reserve your spot now!  Here's his note:
Spring is just around the corner and it's time for February's class!  Although we still can't have the class in person, we can definitely do it on Zoom and for those who can't make the Zoom class, I’ll have the demonstration recorded and posted on YouTube.

Back by popular demand, the planted Succulent Bowl is a favorite.  We'll have a wide assortment of succulents and a couple of choices of clay pot types so each of you can customize your planter!

We’ll have the succulents, pots, rocks, soil, and other supplies for you pick up here at Monte Vista. The materials will be available for pickup, starting Wednesday, February 24, 12 noon to 5:00 pm and Thursday, February 25, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.  The Zoom class will be ‘live’ Thursday, February 25, at 6:30 pm. The video will be available to watch following the class.

As in the past, we are asking for a $10 donation to help cover the costs of the supplies.
Looking forward to seeing all of you!

RSVP's must be received by Tuesday,  February 23rd!!!!

Here's the registration form:
Mars Perseverance landing
Helicopter attached to Perseverance mission
Tim Gray talked about today's Mars Perseverance landing.  The mission to search for signs of ancient life includes the deployment of a helicopter, pictured above.  Apparently Mars is the planet that has experienced more visits from Earth than any other celestial body and has a bad track record of success.  Tim said that, to date, 50% of the missions to Mars have been failures.  Let's hope and pray for Mission Success on this one!
Just a reminder that you can sit safely in your car and listen to next week's meeting at the Junkyard by tuning in to 88.9 on your FM dial.
We had the following Guests this week:
Brett Goldsmith (Prospective Member)
Dan Paranick (Guest Speaker)
Cody Morrow
Jim Lowry (Honorary Member)
Thomas Herdering
Donovan Downey
Dave McCormick (Honorary Member)
Brett Goldsmith
Cody Morrow with Larry
Jim Lowry with another bright....never mind.
Dave McCormick and Thomas Herdering
Donovan Downey
Mr. Dan Paranick
Mr. Dan Paranick, District Manager of the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, spoke at our breakfast this morning.  Bill let us know that Dan was recently named General Manager of The Year in the County of Ventura.  Congratulations Dan!  And on top of that, Dan is also a great friend to Simi Sunrise.
Dan has been with the District for over 20 years and its District Manager for the last 10.  He's very proud of what his organization has achieved since its inception in 1961.  It is governed by an elected Board and is independent from any county or city agency.  It covers an area larger than just the city of Simi Valley itself.  There are 87 Full Time and 520 Part Time employees along with 600 Volunteers as support.  It is the largest group of volunteers in the city.
Other points that Dan brought up were as follows:
- They have an All Funds budget of $42,954,653 and a General Fund of $19,532,653 made up of property taxes.
- They run two Public Golf Courses and are able to turn a profit in these Covid times, a rarity.
- There are 51 developed Park Sites including 10 Soccer Fields and 37 Baseball Fields.
- They maintain the 50-Meter Swimming Pool and share it with Royal High School.
- They coordinate 3,300 Classes and Activities throughout the year.  These include Youth, Adult, and Senior Sports & Leagues; Special Community Events; and Facility Rentals.
- They run Before and After School Clubs taking care of 900 kids a day, prior to Covid.  
- There are 12 Full Time and 10 Part Time Park Rangers.  All with prior law enforcement experience.
Dan should be very proud of the work that his organization produces day and day out.  I think that we can all agree that we have very well maintained parks and park facilities here in Simi Valley and have Dan to thank for it.
Happy Birthday and Happy 10th Club Anniversary Mike and we're all thankful for your recovery!
The Junkyard breakfast was missed!
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