Posted by Ryan Mills on Aug 14, 2018
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Tonight's speaker was Melissa Baffa, Development Officer and Biologist at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Although the museum wasn't mentioned often, she did speak of an expedition that she was glad to be apart -- Nautilus Live. The expedition engages in scientific exploration of the seafloor. Using a 64 foot vessel and vehicles she called EVs, they could conduct research of the seafloor 72 hours at a time. Not only does the expedition collect data, they broadcast their findings LIVE on the internet for anyone to watch.
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Terry Talley Gets His Past President Pin Ryan Mills 2018-08-14 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Aug 14, 2018
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Fellow Rotarian, Chuck Carmichael (along with Rotarian, Cindy Belmonte) had an unfortunate accident during Past President Terry Talley's demotion in June. Chuck was in and out of the hospital and has recently graced us with his presence at our meetings. Terry had some awards for Chuck for all the excellent service he provided during Terry's year as President.
 
Welcome back Chuck!
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Posted by Ryan Mills on Aug 07, 2018
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Tonight's speaker was Cheryl Tsieprati, a health care professional for over 40 years. Her husband, Ismail Tsieprati, has been living with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) for more than 30 years. ALS is a disease that causes muscles to deteriorate over time. Cheryl mentioned that people with ALS usually only live around 5 years after their diagnosis. Through love, support, and an affinity for life, Ismail persevered. After 10 years, Ismail began to lose all muscles control and it was hard to communicate. Cheryl and Ismail developed a way to communicate through Ismail's eye blinking.  Cheryl would call out numbers and letters and Ismail's blinks indicated which figure he wanted to select. Eventually spelling out words. Pushing through, they eventually wrote a story: One Blink at a Time. An upbeat, inspirational autobiographical book about living happy and productive lives despite adversities. Ismail wrote every other chapter of the book by communicating through blinking.
 
Cheryl shared a passage from the book written by Ismail with us. A truly inspiring story! Check out their book on Amazon.com.
 
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Posted by Ryan Mills on Jul 30, 2018
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Shoes for Little Souls, is a community service project, put on by the Rotary Club of Simi Sunset in partnership with The Samaritan Center of Simi Valley and Kohl's Department Store in Simi Valley.  The goal is to help homeless (or at risk) families get back-to-school clothes for their children; this project builds incredible confidence in these kids. Imagine when they show up on their first day of school. The community also comes together to support parents in difficult times. On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, we had our 16th annual shopping spree. One of the best organized in years!
 
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Posted on Jul 24, 2018
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Ryan Mills was recognized by Past District Governor, Nick Frankle, for a job well done on the District 5240 website (RotaryDistrict5240.org) in his role as District Communications Chair during Rotary Year 2017-18.
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Posted by Ryan Mills on Jul 24, 2018
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This evening we had Karen L Gabler, Attorney Employment Law speak to our club about new employment law changes. She was very knowledgeable regarding the following topics:
  • Criminal History
  • Harassment
  • Internship
  • Marijuana
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Minimum Wage
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Salary History
  • Gender Pay
  • Expense Reimbursement
  • Independent Contractor
For all the hot tips for Employers, you can find Karen at www.LightGablerLaw.com
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Posted by AOM on May 08, 2018
Simi Valley Community Garden. click here for there website----> https://www.simiatthegarden.org/
 
Robbie Hidalgo presented to the best Meduim Sized Rotary club in our district about the Simi Valley Community Garden.  His first question "how many of you know the Simi Valley has a Community Garden?"  Half of the members lifted their hands to show that they knew that we had a community garden.  Just in-case you are like the 50% that had know idea, the community garden is a 3 acre plot located on Sinaloa between Royal and L.A. Avenue, and in order to access the garden you have to go through the parking lot of the Seventh Day Adventist Church until you see this:
 
 
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Posted by AOM on May 08, 2018
Gabriel Ramirez, a scout member of Troop 698 in Simi Valley presented his Eagle Scout idea to Simi Sunset Rotary tonight.  
 
Gabriel's Idea is to build an outdoor classroom at the Elementary School in which he previously attended, Hollow Hills Elementary.  
 
Gabriel projects that he will need approximatly $2,400 and a lot of volunteers to complete his project, which should take 1.5 days to complete once the money and man hours have been collected.  
 
To Donate to Gabriel's project visit his gofundme paid by clicking the link here --> https://www.gofundme.com/hollow-hills-outdoor-classroom
 
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Posted by AOM on May 08, 2018
The Rotary Club of Simi Sunset is pleased to announce that Johnna's Annual Tea Party was an overwhelming and complete success. 
 
Johnna's Tea Party AOM 2018-05-08 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 01, 2018
 

Nat Gertler is an award-winning writer with experience in books, magazines, web, TV, and comics.

In comics, he has been a writer and an entrepreneur. He has written and spoken extensively about the artform. In addition to his general comics knowledge, he is a specialist in the works of Charles M. Schulz, creator of "Peanuts".

He also works as a publisher, an editor, and provides freelance ebook and comic book services.

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Posted on May 01, 2018
Each year, thousands of young people take part in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program worldwide. Young people are chosen for their leadership potential to attend an all-expenses-paid camp to discuss leadership skills and to learn those skills through practice. Rotary clubs and districts select participants and facilitate the event’s curriculum.
 
Rotary District 5240 spans the central coast of California from San Luis Obispo to Agoura Hills covering inland to China Lake. This district is comprised of 72 independent local Rotary clubs. Each year the district hosts a leadership retreat for high school students local to each of these clubs. The opportunity for each Rotary club to make an impact in their own back yards is far reaching through this event.
 
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Posted by AOM on Apr 10, 2018
 
805Aging takes all aspects of well-being into consideration when working with an older adult. We are a non-medical practice, but speak to the social, psychological and general health needs of elder care.
 

The phone rings in the middle of the night… We’ve all been there and we all know alarming news awaits on the other end of the line. Whether it’s one major crisis or a growing number of catastrophes, as our elder population continues to increase so do our caregiving responsibilities. But are you prepared for that phone call regarding your aging loved one? Amy Genson Guss of 805Aging can help alleviate some of that panic by providing hands-on assistance, stress relief and practical elder care strategies to families in crisis, as well as to those who simply recognize the need for expert geriatric care management.

Elder care encompasses a variety of tasks ranging from, but no limited to, managing medications or talking to doctors; helping with bathing or dressing; or taking care of household chores, meals, or bills for someone who cannot do these things alone.

 

For more information please visit the 805Aging website by clicking here---> http://805aging.com/

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Posted by AOM on Apr 10, 2018
Tuesday April 10th
 
Paul Harris Fellow Alert, as Rob Keegan got his fifth Paul Harris Fellow in as many months. Congrats Rob!!!
 
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
 
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Posted by AOM on Apr 03, 2018
Our Guest tonight is Greg Monterrosa of Hub 101
 
Gmonterrosa@callutheran.edu
 
 

Our 10 week program is being Lead by Jennifer BuzzaMike Panesis, and Greg Monterrosa.

Learn: Help your startup become a reality through learning about best practices for fast-growth businesses. 

Execute: Utilize our mentors to help engineer business plans that will get the ball rolling. 

Grow: Spread your branches by raising the capital necessary for turning your dream of a running a successful startup into a reality.

 

 

Hub 101 AOM 2018-04-03 07:00:00Z 0
New Paul Harris Fellow
 
March 27th
 
The Newest Paul Harris Fellow is Phil Belmonte.   Congratulations Phil!!
 
 
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
 
Many notable figures have been named as Paul Harris Fellows, including U.S.. President Jimmy Carter, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, U.S.. astronaut James Lovell, UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, and teeth cleaner extraordinaire Andrew Mahler.  
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Tuesday April 3rd
 
Paul Harris Fellow Alert, as Amanda Wilson got her second Paul Harris Fellow in as many months. Congrats Amanda!!!
 
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
 
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Posted by AOM on Mar 06, 2018
Jim Lewis is a survivor and advocate for the eradication of Polio.  Because he got the virus on his parents 10th wedding anniversary, when he was a young boy, Jim travels the world to help Rotary International (RI) eradicate polio.  
 
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Posted by AOM on Mar 06, 2018
New Paul Harris Fellow
 
September 19th
 
The Newest Paul Harris Fellow is went to Amanda Wilson.   Congratulations Amanda!!
 
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
 
Many notable figures have been named as Paul Harris Fellows, including U.S.. President Jimmy Carter, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, U.S.. astronaut James Lovell, UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, and waste drainage engineer Ralph Kleemeyer.  
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Posted by AOM on Mar 06, 2018
On March 2nd, Simi Sunset Rotary Club went to Garden Grove Elementary School to read to their students.  
 
Pictured below is Rotarian Michael Kort, who was reading Theodore Geisel, AKA Dr. Suess.  
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Posted by AOM on Feb 20, 2018
October 10th
 
Today Paula Miller Proposed Loren Delotel, under mortgage finance.  The board of Simi Sunset, the Best Medium sized club in the district, unanimously voted Loren’s approval.
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Posted by AOM on Feb 20, 2018
We have a Blue Badge Alert!!  When a new member is inducted into the best medium sized club in the district, you must earn your blue badge.  Tonight Stephanie Folster-Sieienski re-earned hers by completing said tasks, Congrats Stephanie!!!
 
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Posted by AOM on Feb 20, 2018
International Chair Cindy Belmonte went to Columbia and was presented a pin to give to the club from Columbia.  
 
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Posted by Adam O Mutal on Jan 30, 2018
Our Guest "Speaker" was 5 Star Theatricals, formally known as The Cabrillo Music Theatre.  They performed The Hunchback of Notre Dame for Simi Sunset Rotary Club.  Visit our facebook to see a life performance.  
 
Visit there website to purchase tickets
 
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Posted by Adam O Mutal on Jan 16, 2018
Vera Teller, Ph.D. is coach, lecturer, and author whose core purpose is to educate, prepare, and motivate students through college to competitively apply for and succeed in careers post-college.
 
 
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Ventura County Civic Alliance Adam O Mutal 2018-01-16 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adam O Mutal on Jan 16, 2018
We have a Blue Badge Alert!!  When a new member is inducted into the best medium sized club in the district, you must earn your blue badge.  Tonight Karon De Silva Earned hers by completing said tasks.  Congrats Karon!!!
 
Blue Badge Alert Adam O Mutal 2018-01-16 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 16, 2018
We have a Blue Badge Alert!!  When a new member is inducted into the best medium sized club in the district, you must earn your blue badge.  Tonight Julia Fritz Earned hers by completing said tasks, Congrats Julia!!!
 
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Posted on Jan 16, 2018
Please re-welcome back to Simi Sunset Rotary Club, Stephanie Sieminski, under sales and marketing, who was re-proposed by Rob Sherman.  Stephanie is a welcomed back with loving arms, because she was sorely missed by Simi Sunset Rotary Club.  
 
WELCOME BACK STEPH!!!
 
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Posted by Adam Mutal on Nov 28, 2017
October 10th
 
Today Rob Sherman Proposed Stephanie Sieminski, under sales and marketing .  The board of Simi Sunset, the Best Medium sized club in the district, unanimously voted Stephanie’s approval.
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District Governor Meeting Adam 2017-10-25 07:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Adam on Oct 25, 2017
We have a Blue Badge Alert!!  When a new member is inducted into the best medium sized club in the district, you must earn your blue badge.  Tonight Amanda Wilson Earned hers by completing said tasks.  Congrats Amanda.
 
 
 
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Posted by Adam on Oct 25, 2017
Please welcome our newest member to Simi Sunset Rotary Club,Karon De Silva, who works for Sunset Hills Country Club who was proposed by Lisa Derkos.  We look forward to working with Karon who will be a valuable addition to the club.
 
WELCOME KARON!!!
 
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Posted on Oct 14, 2017
The Rotary Club of Simi Sunset, the best meduim sized club in the district, completed its second project in Honduras this week thanks to the hard work of International chair Cindy Belmonte.  Cindy has excelled in her role as international chair accomplishing a lot outside of the United Sates, this time getting together with the Rotary club Valle de Sula in Honduras.  
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The best medium sized club in the district got a special visit from the Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD).  Captain Prater of the Wood Ranch Station (44) gave us a brief demonstration of the Jaws of life, and a quick overview of the Quint 44.
 
VCFD Adam 2017-10-14 07:00:00Z 0
October 10th
 
Today Lisa Derkos Proposed Karon De Silva, under unknown.  The board of Simi Sunset, the Best Medium sized club in the district, unanimously voted Karen's approval.
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Please welcome our newest member to Simi Sunset Rotary Club, Julia Fritz, under City Government who was proposed by Kelley Gilliland.  We look forward to working with Julia who will be a valuable addition to the club.
 
WELCOME JULIA!!!
 
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Five Threads Brewing Company Adam 2017-10-10 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adam Mutal
September 19th
 
One of our newest members, Paula Miller became our newest Paul Harris Fellow.   Congratulations Paula!!
 
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
 
Many notable figures have been named as Paul Harris Fellows, including U.S.. President Jimmy Carter, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, U.S.. astronaut James Lovell, UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, and Retired Del Taco Franchisee owner Kelley Gilliland.
 
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Posted on Sep 19, 2017
September 19th
 
Simi Sunset was treated to yet another honored guest, as we welcomed the newest Simi Valley Chief of Police, David Livingstone...
 
The Chief Adam Mutal 2017-09-19 07:00:00Z 0
September 19th
 
On September 11 Simi Sunset rotary club, along with Rotarians and Interacters from District 52 were gifted the fruits of there labor.  International Chair Cindy Belmonte worked tirelessly with the other clubs and interact clubs in the district to deliver 14 pediatric wheel chairs to Children in need  will be delivering pediatric wheelchairs to Quiché children in Guatemala.  Well Done Cindy, this is truly impressive!!!
 
To see photos, click read more...
 
 
Pediatric Wheelchair Distribution Adam Mutal 2017-09-19 07:00:00Z 0
September 19th
 
Today Kelley Gilliland Proposed Julia Fritz, under City Government.  The board of Simi Sunset, the Best Medium sized club in the district, unanimously voted Julia's approval.  
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September 5th
 
 
The Simi Valley CPC was our honored guest speakers of the week.  We would like to thank Jan Lackey (Exceutive Director) and Christine Estrada (Marketing and Outreach Director) for coming to us to teach us about the Simi Valley CPC.
 

The Community Pregnancy Clinic (CPC) is a licensed medical clinic offering FREE pregnancy testingultrasound examinationsSTD testing & treatmentoptions information, and other related services.

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Last week two of our newest members received their blue name badge.  After joining the Rotary Club of Simi Sunset each new member must obtain a set of signatures and learn a little bit about each position.  Paula Miller and Marina Porche each received their blue badge this week, congratulations Rotarians!!
 
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Posted by Adam Mutal on Aug 29, 2017
Don't forget we are meeting at For the Troops tonight at PM.
 
Address: 2960 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93065
 
 
The meeting after the meeting will be at the Junkyard Cafe immediately after.   
 
Address: 2585 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93065
 
Mark Your Calendars! Adam Mutal 2017-08-29 07:00:00Z 0
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Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Karen D. Stewart 2007-01-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adam Mutal

We are all excited to see how Club Runner will revolutionize the way we manage our day to day club activities, as well as communicate more effectively.

This will allow us to connect with the district.

Attendance will be easily track-able.  

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How secure is all this data? Karen D. Stewart 0
Don't forget the eBulletin! Karen D. Stewart 0