Terry TalleyRotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  The Rotary Club of Simi Sunset is chartered by Rotary International which numbers 1.2 million members worldwide.  Our motto is “Service Above Self.”
 
At the Rotary Club of Simi Sunset we are committed to “doing good in the world” beginning in our own community of Simi Valley.  Whether it’s a literacy project like Reading by 9, or the Shoes for Little Souls community project that helps needy families buy clothes and other items to help school age children prepare for the new school year.  We believe that charity begins at home. 
 
The RCSS sponsors the Interact Club at Santa Susana High School as part of our commitment to the youth in our city.  Helping to encourage and nurture the future leaders is one our most important “Avenues of Service.” Through programs such as the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) each year, thousands of young people participate in this leadership program sponsored by Rotary Clubs in around the globe.
 
We also have a global reach and vision that is most visible in our International “Polio Plus” project that is poised to eradicate polio worldwide in our lifetime.  Some of our members have been involved in humanitarian trips to Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and even India for the annual National Immunization Day (NID). 
 
Through our vocational service we work with the local schools.  Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society.  We use the “Four Way Test.”  Of the things we think, say or do:
  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build good will and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
The projects and charities that we support are made possible by the hard work of our members through events such as The Gator Run, a 5k/10k run that was started 13 years ago, Johnna’s Tea Party, The Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade, and new this year...The Prom at Simi Sunset.  We are also currently planning a new event..The Endless Summer Beer Festival, coming in 2018.
 
At the core of our club is our members.  We are a very social club that has resulted in many lifelong friendships.  We have many activities that promote our social and networking relationships.  From group organized concerts to wine and/or beer tasting excursions to mystery trips to european river cruises, we enjoy each other's company.
 
The Rotary Club of Simi Sunset holds the distinction of being the “Best Medium Sized Club” in the district last year.  If you are interested in Rotary, I encourage you to be my guest and join us for a meeting.  We have some fascinating and interesting speakers, and of course lots of fun and fellowship.  We look forward to meeting you.