President`s Message
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Simi Sunset. We are a vibrant award winning club that takes the “Service above Self” motto to heart. “Simi Sunsetters” as we are known, are a very social and civic minded group. Our members are family and we love to work together building a better world. We may work hard but Sunsetters know how to make it fun.
 
The Rotary Club of Simi Sunset begins our charity in our own community with projects 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 also support for many other local charities such as the Free Clinic of Simi Valley and the Samaritan Center. We love helping our own community, but Rotary is a global organization and the needs of the less fortunate doesn’t stop at our borders. We also contribute to charities across the world like Por Amor in Colombia which helps children with spina bifida, and the Alberto Chedrani School in Honduras that educates children that cannot even afford to go to public schools. Rotary International has a goal to eradicate Polio and confine it to history like small pox, through the inoculation of the polio vaccine throughout the world. Rotary’s “Polio Plus” campaign
has made polio only a memory in all but two countries.
 
The projects and charities that we support are made possible by the hard work of our members through events such as Johnna’s Tea Party and Simi's Endless Summer Beer Fest.
 
We also have many activities that promote our social and networking relationships. These range from group organized concerts to wine and/or beer tasting excursions and even mystery trips where the destination may be unknown, but we always have a good time once we are there.
 
Simi Sunset is part of Rotary International. Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.
 
Rotarians live and work, adhering to high ethical standards. Each Rotarian following the FOUR WAY TEST:
Of the things we think, say, and do...
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Come join us and see what Rotary and Simi Sunset is all about. We currently meet online Tuesday evenings at 7:00 P.M. until we can resume in-person meetings at Wood Ranch Golf Club. Reach out to me directly for online meeting information at my email: mlowry@simisunsetrotary.org.
 
Mark Lowry
Simi Sunset President 2020-2021