Meeting Responsibilities
February 25th, 2021
Skidmore, Rod
Flag Salute
Stutzman, Jim
Guest List
Boucher, Carolyn
March 4th, 2021
Timbol, Dorina
Flag Salute
Tolson, John
Guest List
Torres, Jesus
March 11th, 2021
Valencia, Ryan
Flag Salute
VanDyck, Harry
Guest List
Vines, Mel
Upcoming Events
Simi Sunrise Rotary Meeting - 2-25-21
Feb 25, 2021
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
ClubRunner Mobile
Demi, our Sergeant at Arms, getting us organized.  Yes, a tough job.
Rod Skidmore lead the Invocation.
Jim Stutzman lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Caroline Boucher welcomed our Guests.
President Bill once again tempted fate and held an outdoor meeting in what he described as a "light breeze".  Despite a few hefty gusts, no one was injured and the meeting came off successfully.
Bill opened the meeting by inviting Richard Perini up to induct our newest member, Brett Goldsmith, into our Club.  Brett works in the insurance and property management industries. 
Rich spoke very highly of Brett's character and energy level.  He thought so highly of Brett, in fact, that Rich confessed to having second thoughts about Brett joining and he actually tried to dissuade Brett from doing so.  But after coming to several meetings Brett liked what he saw and heard.  So he decided to join anyway despite Rich's concern.  It must have been the Junkyard breakfast that brought him back.  Welcome Brett!
Rich pinning Brett while Bill looks on.  
  Our next meeting will be March 4th, 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.  
Evelyn Garfield
Rocky Rhodes
Evelyn Garfield, owner of the Junkyard Cafe along with her husband Tony Falato, gave us a heart felt pep talk about Ginny.  Evelyn acknowledged that everyone is busy and stressed, and especially busy and stressed due to the affects of the pandemic.  But she implored everyone to dig in and push even harder.  There's a life to be saved here.  She then brought Rocky Rhodes up who spoke about his experience as a prior kidney donor calling it the best thing he's ever done in his life.  He said Ginny's time is now and that Simi Valley is known as a city that helps their own.  He encouraged anyone to contact him if they have any questions about being a 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.  And a reminder that we each need to sell two tickets.  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:
Larry and Ryan doing the weekly debrief
Fred Bauermeister, Executive Director of the Free Clinic of Simi Valley joined us this morning.  Next Monday, March 1st is the Free Clinic's 50th anniversary (as well as Fred's) and Fred was here to thank the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise for all of the help and support given to the Free Clinic and now the Multiple Service Center (MSC) over the years.  Both of these entities are within the newly rehabbed building at 2003 Royal Avenue donated by the County.  One half of the building contains the Free Clinic which consolidated all of the services they provide (Medical, Dental, Legal and Family Counseling) into one building.  Previously these services were scattered in different buildings.  The other half of the building is the MSC which will house several non-profit organizations.  It currently has Soaring Spirits and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America on board with six more to follow.  Fred thanked the following Club Members for their help:
Greg Gonzalez
Jim Lowry
Richard Perini
Matt Rowe
Don Schadt
Leigh Seaton
John Tolson
Ryan Valencia
Harry VanDyck
Jeff Whip
Fred wanted to give special thanks to Maggie Kestly, Chas Wilson, and Vince Dulcich for all they do.  As Fred said, these three exemplify the Rotary motto of Service above Self.
Mr. Fred Bauermeister
Peter Cicciari had the honor of recognizing Evelyn Garfield as a Paul Harris Fellow, her fourth, in honor of her and Tony Falato's generous contributions to the Foundation.  Tony and Evelyn are examples of what being a Rotarian is all about.  Congratulations Evelyn (and Tony)!
Peter doing the honors
Bill let us know that our Club was sponsoring a BBQ next Friday, March 5th, to thank all Park and Rec employees and to honor the two Park and Rec employees who were attacked on Thursday, February 18th at Berylwood Park.  
It will be held at the District property at 4201 Guardian Street in their Maintenance Building on March 5th.  It starts at 12:30 and Bill said they'll need about 10 volunteers to help out.  Please see Bill or Leigh Seaton for details.
Full Moon Hike!
Friday, February 26  
Meet at the Trailhead 6:00pm - Depart at 6:15pm
Here's a note from Steve Pietrolungo, AKA Dr. P:
February's Full moon is the Snow Moon, so named because this month tends to be snowy...perhaps we should rename it to the Wind Moon....OK, that could be at least 10 of our moon names....
This month's trail will bring us to the Southwest end of town (AKA Wood Ranch), the Long Canyon Loop. The Trail Head is at the end of Wood Ranch Parkway and Long Canyon. It's a bit under 3 miles and starts with an incline.  There will be a little huffing and puffing, but doable.  And then into a beautiful canyon before bringing us out by Bard's Reservoir and then back to the Trail Head.  The link below describes the trail and has some great pictures as well.
Since we're outside, we should be able to practice social distancing and, of course, bring your mask.
The moon will be very bright, flashlights are optional, but bring LPF 40!  The moon will rise at 5:21 PM and will be officially full at 12:17 AM.  I plan to be back home by then!
And for those that would like to debrief the hike, we can all meet up at the Junkyard afterwards for a Blue Moon!
Hope to see you Friday night!
Dr. P.  doing what he does best.......
Geovanny Ragsdale, our Vocational Chair, along with John Baxter wanted to touch on two items.
1. Thank you to those participating with Simi High School's Seniors on Career Mentoring Program. If you've received a call from a number you don't recognize, it might be a student calling you. The interview takes about 20 minutes.  Help encourage them as they explore a potential future career. 
2. ROTARY DISTRICT 5240 – 2020-21

“The 4-Way Test” Essay Contest

The deadline is Saturday. 


This 4-Way Test Essay Contest is made up of questions we ask ourselves before we make a decision or give a response to Things We Think, Say or Do.   These are the four questions:

Is it the truth?

Is it fair to all concerned?

Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?



We want to encourage students to consider how “The 4-Way Test” can be used in everyday decision-making. This can be done by expressing their thoughts in an essay that relates to a case or story where they applied these principles in their daily life.

Essays should be at least: 150 words for grades 1-6; 200 words for grades 7-8; and 250 words for grades 9-12.



The first 10 entries from each level will receive a Chick-fil-A gift card.

The top essay in each division will move into the district level.

Winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) from each division will be selected by a district review team for the listed cash award.

First Place $300           

Second Place $200           

Third Place $100

Geovanny Ragsdale
John Baxter
FM Radio Drive-In Capability
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:
Linus Kojelis (Prospective Member)
Fred Bauermeister (Guest Speaker)
Rocky Rhodes
Mr. Linus Kojelis
Mr. Rocky Rhodes (right)
Kurt and Rose Hoberg
Kurt and Rose Hoberg from the Conejo Valley Archers (CVA), a field archery club, came and talked about their club and gave us an archery demonstration.  Rumors that some arrows took flight in the wind and landed on the 118 are not  true.  Following is information from their website:

Located in the southeast corner of Ventura County, California, 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles, in the city of Simi Valley, CVA is a field archery club under the guidance of the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) and USA Archery (USAA). We are private club registered with the IRS as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with many hundreds of individual and family members.

Our 80 acre facility includes a 28 target NFAA Certified, 5-Star Roving Field Range. This range simulates a true roving field shooting experience and this is where we hold our monthly Club Shoots, where members can compete for Year End Club Awards.

We also have one of the largest permanent NFAA certified 3D Range facilities in CA. The 3D range covers 9 acres with 25-3D animal targets (and the ability to add additional 3D targets for tournaments, as needed). Our newest feature includes "The Dock" where archers can ‘bow fish’ in our newly created ‘fishing pond’! 

We also offer our Public Session Range Area where we run our JOAD and Adult Pin Programs, and a weekly 300 Round held during our Open Public Sessions. CVA produces archers that compete in all levels of NFAA and USAA at local, state, national and international levels. Check out our JOAD and PIN Programs page to learn more about training opportunities for kids and adults.

Each Saturday at the Public Session Range Area we offer an Open Public Session from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a nominal range fee donation. This fee includes all equipment, instruction, and safety gear necessary to learn the sport of archery. See the Public Session page for more information and downloadable forms.

Finally, we have opened our Tournament Range Facility. Thanks to the Easton Foundation for providing the grant funds, this range provides a 40 lane outdoor shooting area where we will hold NFAA 300, 900 Rounds, FITA, and other outdoor tournaments. See the Tournament Range Facility page for more information about our Tournament Range.

We hold our own CVA hosted tournaments throughout the year so be sure to check back often to get scheduling and tournament information.

Happy Birthday Mike!
This is how many started the archery demo....
....and this is how many came out alive.
Don't believe Bill when he tells you those are his.
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