Posted by Ryan Mills on Aug 13, 2019
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Tonight's speaker was Thomas Herdering, Director of Community Outreach for 99.1 The Ranch.  As a non-profit community radio station, 99.1 The Ranch, has a goal to connect the people of Simi Valley to each other through music, local events, artists, business, and government while building citywide relationships and participation. Thomas, a Simi Valley resident for over 30 years is proud to have been with The Ranch since the beginning.  Even before the FCC granted the broadcast license, Thomas has been hard at work as The Ranch’s Director of Community Outreach developing business relationships and sponsorships. Tonight he spoke on the happenings at The Ranch, how it's been gaining traction, and continuing to grow. He mentioned several partnerships, sponsors, and programs that get involved. One particular program that they are working very hard on is The Ranch Friday Night Lights -- a broadcast of all the Simi Valley/Moorpark High School Football Games. Of course, their are many ways for businesses and brands to get involved with sponsorships with this program.
 
For more information, visit: www.991theranch.com
Thomas Herdering - 99.1 The Ranch Ryan Mills 2019-08-13 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Aug 06, 2019
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Our speaker tonight was Stan Nowak, a Marketing Director for AeroVironment. Based in California, AeroVironment is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems, tactical missile systems and electric vehicle charging and test systems, and serves militaries and government agencies in the U.S. and more than 35 allied nations, as well as businesses and consumers. Stan gave a quick motivational talk about his career in marketing and how he ended up at AeroVironment.
Stan Nowak - AeroVironment Ryan Mills 2019-08-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Jul 30, 2019
 
Tonight we took a trip right down the road to the Iceoplex. The Iceoplex is the training center for our various hockey organizations (Mariners Youth Hockey, LA Kings High School League, Titans AAA, CSUN and Cal Lutheran college hockey).  With world class trainers and coaches on staff they offer instruction in hockey, figure skating, off-ice strength training and agility, curling, speed skating, synchronized skating, and ice theater on two sheets of ice (NHL and Olympic). And it's all right here in SIMI! We got the grand tour this evening including visits to the bar, party room, gym, storage rooms, machine rooms (how the ice stays cold, etc.), and up close to the Zambonis. We learned a few things about how the ice is treated and how they keep it cold. At the end we got to skate (or at least try to skate) on the Olympic rink. Thanks Pat and Iceoplex for a great eventing.
 
Rotary Social At The Iceoplex Ryan Mills 2019-07-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Jul 23, 2019
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Our speaker tonight, Fernan Diamse is a U.S. Navy Veteran of 14 years. He served as a hospital corpsman with the fleet marine force in various parts of the United States and in South East Asia. He is a volunteer and currently serves as the Veteran Engagement Director for Team RWB (Team Red, White & Blue). Team RWB's mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Fernan spoke passionately about how his organization helps veterans get reacclimated into society after serving for a number of years. He mentioned that being in the field for 14 years (with some vets serving for 20-30 years), was almost like prison, in the sense that he was out of touch with society. Finding this organization has helped him dramatically and he is returning the favor by helping others. He went on to explain all sorts of different activities Team RWB puts on: social events, fundraisers, racing (both virtual and physical), bike riding, kick-boxing and much more. A touching moment happened when one of our own veterans, Chuck, stood up and thanked Fernan for his services. Chuck mentioned the difference between him coming home from serving without organizations like Team RWB and his son coming home from serving with organizations like Team RWB was drastically better.
 
Fernan mentioned that becoming a member of Team RWB is free for both Veterans and civilians. For more information visit their website: www.TeamRWB.org
 
Top marks for getting Red, White & Blue shirts in the photo!
Fernan Diamse - Team Red, White & Blue Ryan Mills 2019-07-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Jul 23, 2019
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One of our members, Amanda Wilson, took a trip to Brentwood, Tennessee. While visiting, she attended a Rotary meeting in the area and traded club flags. Tonight she presented the Brentwood flag to our club and President Joe.
Presenting a Flag from Brentwood, Tennessee Ryan Mills 2019-07-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Jul 23, 2019
 
Shoes for Little Souls is a community service project hosted by the Rotary Club of Simi Sunset in partnership with The Samaritan Center and Kohl's Department Store in Simi Valley. The goal is to help homeless (or at risk) families get back-to-school clothing for their children. Children who will be able to feel better about themselves when they return to school next month. The community also comes together to support parents in difficult times. The 17th Annual shopping spree took place on Saturday, July 20, 2019.
 
This year, the Chair for Shoes For Little Souls, Mike Kort, brought together volunteers from many different organizations. Spearheaded by members of the Rotary Club of Simi Sunset, volunteers from Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce, Soroptomist, Kiwanis Club, Parents from Boy Scouts Troop 698, and several other community volunteers came to support the project. With a total of 39 volunteers, Mike made sure that there was at least one volunteer for every child to help shop.
 
Shoes for Little Souls Community Project Ryan Mills 2019-07-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Jul 09, 2019
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Our speaker tonight was Caroline Prijatel-Sutton, Executive Director of the Coalition for Family Harmony. The mission of the Coalition is to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; to educate the community regarding violence against women, children, and men; to prevent the cycle of violence. Caroline gave us some very interesting stats on victims right here in our own back yard and how the Coalition has helped. You can reach them via their 24 Hour Hotline: 1.800.300.2181.
 
For more information, visit their website: https://thecoalition.org
Caroline Prijatel-Sutton - Coalition for Family Harmony Ryan Mills 2019-07-09 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Jul 02, 2019
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As the new year begins, we like to break the ice with the new president and have a little fun at their expense. Instead of our traditional meeting for Joe, we planned to meet on the balcony of our normal meeting place. Joe is a contractor by trait, so we made a construction zone for him to conduct his meeting. Out on the balcony, we could be as loud and obnoxious as possible with our own power tools, drills, saws, hammers, music, and hamburgers. Our speaker "forgot to show up" and instead we created uniquely designed Rotary Wheels. Wheels that will haunt Joe for the rest of his term. Joe's task during the meeting (because he couldn't get through his agenda) was to take the lead in his pink apron and tool belt. He had to show us how to make these VERY creative wheels and add his personal touch with supplied, glitter, paint, glue, rhinestones, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, fuzzy balls, and pretty much anything else we could find at the time. Great first meeting Joe!
 
To view more photos CLICK HERE.
Joey's First Meeting Ryan Mills 2019-07-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Jun 25, 2019
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For the last meeting of the year, we had our very own President Elect, Joe Grossman, tell us about his adventures at the Rotary International Convention. This year's convention was in Hamburg, Germany. Joe brought us some Hofbrau Beer to taste while he explained German traditions, dining experiences, and the plethora of beers he had on the trip.
Joe's Visit to Rotary International Convention Ryan Mills 2019-06-25 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Jun 22, 2019
At the end of every Rotary Year, we have a little fun by kicking out our current President. In usual fashion, we made her do things out of the ordinary throughout the day. She was dressed in an old flight attendant's outfit and was told to give flight instructions to strangers. Apparently she sang, willingly. By the time she got to her final destination, we had created "Ferry Land" -- a magical land of fairies at The End of the Road (AKA, Chuck's House). Guests were told to come as fairies and/or Raider fans (She is a Bronco's fan). Dinner was served and some well-constructed skits were presented, again, poking fun at her expense. At the end of the night, she was able to give out her awards for the year.  THANKS FOR A FANTASTIC YEAR, LINDA!!!! For those interested in a PG Version of our event photos, please click here: ONLINE PHOTO ALBUM
 
 
 
 
Linda Ferry's Demotion Ryan Mills 2019-06-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Jun 18, 2019
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By the end of the Rotary Year (June 30th), our club collects all the funds we have made over the last year and donates them to local organizations and charities. This is what Simi Sunset is about--giving back to our community. We have a special meeting, our Allocations Meeting, where representatives from each organization are invited to receive a donation and present a small speech about what their organization does and how the money helps. This year our club donated money to:

Moorpark College foundation, Simi Valley YMCA, CASA, Marcelle Erian Cancer Foundation, Not One More, Royal High School Wrestling Team, Boy Scout Troop 698, Five Star Theatricals, Free Clinic of Simi Valley, Jacob Carrillo, Santa Susana interact
 
Hearing about what these organizations do and how our club has helped is one of the best feelings as a Rotarian. Well done Simi Sunset, you should be proud!
Allocations Meeting Ryan Mills 2019-06-18 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Jun 11, 2019
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Tonight we honored Sharon Thomas, a recently retired English Teacher at Hillside Middle School. Sharon (Mrs. Thomas to most) has been instrumental in changing the lives of so many children. She also helped facilitate in our Rotary District's Four Way Test Essay Contest. The goal of the contest is to encourage students to consider how “The 4-Way Test” (Rotary's ethical code of conduct) can be used in everyday decision-making. This is accomplished by expressing their thoughts in an essay that relates a case or story where they applied these principles in their everyday life. Winners are given a monetary award. Filling Sharon's shoes at the school and for our contest will be a hard task. She will definitely be missed. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK!!!!
Sharon Thomas Ryan Mills 2019-06-11 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Jun 11, 2019
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Our speaker tonight was Deputy Chief Robert Brill of the Simi Valley Police Department. He spoke about Simi Valley's current crime rates, how they've dropped about 25% from last year, and what the SVPD is doing to be of better service to Simi Valley.
Deputy Chief Brill - SVPD Ryan Mills 2019-06-11 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Jun 04, 2019
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Tonight's speaker was our very own, immediate Past President, Terry Talley. He recently went on a Rotary trip to Peru. Rotary trips usually involve teaming up with other rotary clubs, both local and at the destination, to help with a project that the destination is organizing. These trips also help to realize what other countries are in need of and how Rotary can get involved. Terry mentioned a few projects that he got to help with. 
Terry Talley's Trip to Peru Ryan Mills 2019-06-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Jun 01, 2019
 
For the past couple years, our club has enjoyed a Mystery Trip to a secret location planned by a member of the club. No one else knows where we are going and what we'll be doing. This year we were told to wear sports attire and meet at Simi High School parking lot. When we arrived, two vans were waiting for us and we were escorted off. Our excursion took us all the way out to Lancaster. You can imagine the anticipation in that long drive. Our first stop was Bravery Brewery where we enjoyed a couple beers, played some raffle games, and snacked. Then we all hopped in our vans and took another small trip to The Hangar -- The home stadium of the Lancaster JetHawks (a Minor League baseball team). We were given the VIP treatment with our own tables and BBQ and seats just behind home plate. The local team got smashed, but we all had a great time! A quick shout out to Cindy Belmonte... Thank you for planning this year's (and previous year's) Mystery Trip!!!
Mystery Trip to Lancaster Ryan Mills 2019-06-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on May 28, 2019
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Our speaker tonight was Brenda Coyle, a financial planner at C3 Financial Strategies. They specialize in Financial Planning, Social Security Planning, Retirement Income, Planning Estate Review & Resolution, Investment Management, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Health Insurance, and Medicare Insurance. Brenda had 4 stories to share  about "financial problems in a crisis" and how she and her team helped.
 
For more information, visit her website: http://c3financialstrategies.com/index.htm
Brenda Coyle - C3 Financial Ryan Mills 2019-05-28 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on May 21, 2019
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Our program for the evening was the group of students that attended RYLA recently. 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. The attendees we sent talked about their time there and how much it changed their lives.
RYLA Attendees Ryan Mills 2019-05-21 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on May 19, 2019
It was a great turn out even though the weather wasn't participating. Thank you to our loyal running fans and sponsors for sticking it out in the rain. Despite the wetness, we had a lot of fun and we couldn't have done it with out everyone's support.
 
Our race results are live! You can check them out HERE.
 
Our photos have been posted. You can check them out on our FACEBOOK PAGE. Here's a teaser...
 
13th Annual Gator Run Ryan Mills 2019-05-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on May 16, 2019
Every year, around this time, we get together, have some food and drinks, socialize, and stuff the Gator Run's Goodie Bags for a couple hours. Kids helped too!
 
 
Gator Run Goodie Bag Stuffing Night Ryan Mills 2019-05-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on May 14, 2019
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Our speaker tonight was Aly Moore from Bugible. After studying public health at Yale University, Aly searched for a way to address the challenges of food deprivation by sustainably and nutritiously feeding our growing population. She started Bugible.com (blog) to support the growing insect agriculture industry and slowly grew a cult following on Instagram. Today, Bugible focuses on continuing to spread awareness about other sustainable and nutritious potential of bugs through collaborations with institutions of all kinds from the International Culinary Center, Yale University, Parks & Recreation Districts, or even the Girl Scouts of America.
 
And she brought samples...
Aly Moore - Bugible Ryan Mills 2019-05-14 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on May 07, 2019
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Tonight's speaker was Jeannie Liss, a Kiwanian, that was asking for help for the Mobile Vietnam War Memorial event that will be happening on Memorial Weekend. The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District is hosting the AV-Wall, The Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall, a half-scale mobile replica of The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.
 
She say's A strong volunteer workforce is critical. Volunteers are needed around the clock, 2 hour shifts, for a four-day display. Training is mandatory. The AV-Wall personnel will provide detailed training before the display. Services include guarding the wall and aid in finding names.
 
Please call 805-584-4453 for additional information.
Jeannie Liss - Mobile Vietnam War Memorial Ryan Mills 2019-05-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on May 05, 2019
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The 10th Annual High Tea Party was a success! Delicious food and drinks, live entertainment, fancy hats, all sorts of auctions and prizes, and of course, tea! Portions of the proceeds benefits the Marcelle Erian Cancer Foundation. What a great event and for a good cause.
 
For more information about the Marcelle Erian Cancer Foundation, visit: MarcelleErianCancerFoundation.org
10th Annual Johnna's High Tea Party Ryan Mills 2019-05-05 07:00:00Z 0
Simi Club Social - Nabu Wines Ryan Mills 2019-04-30 07:00:00Z 0
Mike IS Taller Than Mark Ryan Mills 2019-04-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Apr 23, 2019
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Every year, Group 5 (Rotary Clubs of Simi and Moopark) gets together to have a fancy dinner and brag about all the accomplishments we made this year. Our guest speaker was Dick Rutan, the first pilot to make a non-stop flight around the world.
 
 
Group 5 Dinner With Dick Rutan Ryan Mills 2019-04-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Apr 16, 2019
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Tonight, we heard from a boy scout about a project he is trying to put together at the Simi Adult School. He is trying to raise enough funds to create an appealing, artistic, and usable rock garden in an area where there is currently no landscaping. His presentation (on a slideshow) included costs, labor, and food. It was a very well thought out plan. We felt inclined to donate our Happy Bucks for this evening to his cause. Good luck!
Boy Scout Eagle Project Ryan Mills 2019-04-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Apr 16, 2019
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Our President Elect, Joe Grossman of Spellman Construction, constantly wears bright colored shirts at his job sites while he is working. After completing the renovation of the Boys & Girls Club Art Room, he was given an almost endless supply of shirts by the project chair, Jon Lam of Emory Financial. Jon says, "now we will always know where Joe is."
Joe Gets a Box of Shirts Ryan Mills 2019-04-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Apr 16, 2019
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Terry Talley, Immediate Past President, took a trip to Peru to further our investigations on international projects and visited the Rotary Club of Lima.
Visiting the Rotary Club of Lima Peru Ryan Mills 2019-04-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Apr 14, 2019
A few Simi Sunsetters participated in Bolio today! This was a Group 5 (Simi Valley and Moorpark) Rotary event where funds were raised to help eradicate Polio. Simple... Raise money, play games, have fun with friends!
 
  
Bolio Ryan Mills 2019-04-14 07:00:00Z 0
Celebrating the Completion of the Boys & Girls Club Art Room Ryan Mills 2019-04-12 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Apr 09, 2019
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Tonight's speaker was Simi Valley's Interim City Manager, Brian Gabler. Brian has been with the city since 1986 and has had the position of Assistant City Manager. Recently, Simi City Council appointed him Interim City Manager since the previous Manager left for Alameda City. Tonight, Brian spoke about what businesses are coming and going in Simi Valley. He says the future holds a lot of industrial plans for the city which could bring in roughly 1800 jobs. He mentioned quite a few locations that they are looking to demolish and develop. One that piqued a lot of interest is the "Farmer's Insurance" building -- the tallest building in the city -- which has been vacant since 2010. He mentioned the possibility of the structure being demolished and replaced with shops and condos. Very interesting conversations ensued.
 
 
Brian Gabler - Interim City Manager Ryan Mills 2019-04-09 07:00:00Z 0
Visiting The Rotary Club of Huntsville Alabama Ryan Mills 2019-04-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Apr 02, 2019
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Our speaker tonight was Jay Carrot, owner of Simi Valley Home Brew in the Town Center. Simi Valley Home Brew is your #1 source for all things home brewed - They specialize in Beer, Wine, Cheese, Soda, Sake, Cider, Kombucha & Mead! Tonight, Jay shared in the process of brewing at home and presented a few of the items that you'll need. Quite a few of our members are big fans of the store and say that he has the best supply in town.
 
For more information about Simi Valley Home Brew, visit: https://simivalleyhomebrew.com
 
 
Jay Carrot - Simi Valley Home Brew Ryan Mills 2019-04-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Mar 26, 2019
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Born to Perform Studios came to strut their stuff tonight, showing off a few performances (singing and dancing!). BTPS focuses on high-quality musical theatre training for young performers in the Ventura County. Training includes private lessons, classes, workshops, camps, and Musical Theatre productions.
 
  
 
For more information about Born to Perform Studios, visit: https://www.borntoperformstudio.com
Born to Perform Studios Ryan Mills 2019-03-26 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Mar 21, 2019
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As a club we donated countless hours of service (shout out to President Elect, Joe Grossman of Spellman Construction!!) and $1,000 towards the remodel and furnishing of the Boys and Girls Club Art Room, which will be utilized by hundreds of kids and families throughout Simi Valley for years to come!
 
We would like to say THANK YOU to the MANY community volunteers including the Boy Scouts Troop 698, members of the Simi Valley Leadership Class of 2019, John Mackenzie Electric, Valley Village Lighting, Spellman Construction, Lowe’s, Amgen, The Lam family, and our club, the Rotary Club of Simi Sunset.
 
Completion of Boys & Girls Club Renovation Ryan Mills 2019-03-21 07:00:00Z 0
New Member - Claude Balikcian Ryan Mills 2019-03-19 07:00:00Z 0
The Prez Needs to Travel Comfortably Ryan Mills 2019-03-05 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Mar 05, 2019
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Our speaker tonight was Cindy O'brien from Comfort Keepers. Comfort Keepers caregivers travel to clients' homes to provide care services and living assistance. Our work allows seniors and disabled individuals to live independently and as comfortable as possible. With our expert caregivers in your loved one’s home, you can rest assured knowing he or she is receiving the best care possible. Cindy's message tonight was to urge us into finding care for our loved ones that are in need before something serious happens.
 
For more information on Comfort Keepers, visit: https://www.comfortkeepers.com
Cindy O'brien - Comfort Keepers Ryan Mills 2019-03-05 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Feb 28, 2019
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The Rotary Club of Simi Sunset recently did their annual Reading By Nine community project.
 
The event took place on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Arroyo Vista and Knolls Elementary Schools in Simi Valley.
 
This long time community project started with the Rotary Club of Simi Sunset getting a Rotary grant to help fund the purchase of hundreds of books for an elementary school. This year's club Community Service Chair, Stephanie Sieminski and club Secretary, Amanda W., then coordinated with Simi's School District to find out which elementary school had the most need for new books. This year, the combined donations from the Simi Sunset Club and Rotary Grants helped provide enough books for TWO schools -- Arroyo  Vista Elementary and Knolls Elementary. Stephanie then coordinated with the schools to plan a day where Rotarians can deliver the books to several classrooms, possibly read a story or two, and get the children excited about reading. One of Rotary's key causes is to support basic education and literacy.
Reading By Nine Ryan Mills 2019-02-28 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Feb 26, 2019
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It's always a pleasure to have a representative from JPL come out and talk about their latest inventions and achievements. Tonight we had Steven Coffed, an InSight Lander Engineer speak to us about JPL's recent landing on Mars. InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is a Mars lander designed to give the Red Planet its first thorough checkup since it formed 4.5 billion years ago. It is the first outer space robotic explorer to study in-depth the "inner space" of Mars: its crust, mantle, and core. Steven was excited to talk about how they overcame hurdles and are currently collecting new and interesting data about Mars.
 
For more information about InSight, visit: https://mars.nasa.gov/insight
Steven Coffed - JPL/NASA Ryan Mills 2019-02-26 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Feb 19, 2019
A new member was proposed to the board of directors at our meeting tonight.

Bill Saunders proposed Claude Balickan (Dry Cleaning).

The board of directors approved the proposal.
New Member Proposal Ryan Mills 2019-02-19 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Feb 19, 2019
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Our very own President Elect and local contractor, Joseph Grossman, will donate his time and professional expertise to help manage a renovation project at the Boys & Girls Club. The art room is used by the thousands of local kids who attend the Boys & Girls Club of Simi Valley every year!
Renovation Project at Boys & Girls Club Ryan Mills 2019-02-19 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Feb 12, 2019
Current Treasurer (and President Elect Nominee), Mark Lowry, showing off his height and stealing the club bell from Sgt. at Arms, Lizzy Whitlock.
 
 
Keep Away Ryan Mills 2019-02-12 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Feb 05, 2019
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Our speaker tonight was Pat Montoya, President of Not One More.  Not one more is a group of supporters, each with their own unique talents and dedication, from very diverse backgrounds, but all having been touched in one way or another by substance abuse, addiction, or sadly, death. With commitment and integrity, they are working hard to change our part of the world, to make it a safe city for our children, families and neighbors. They stand united as a community to say "Not One More overdose,
Not One More lost spirit, and Not One More grieving heart." Pat spoke about his personal experience and why Not One More was not only beneficial to him, but to the many lives he can help. He encouraged us to help spread the word about this wonderful program.
 
For more information, visit: https://notonemore.net
Pat Montoya - Not One More Ryan Mills 2019-02-05 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Jan 29, 2019
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Our speaker tonight was the one and only, Jim Lewis.  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 eradicate polio.
 
Tonight he was asking for new pledges to donate the the Polio Plus Foundation. Donations help Rotary and its partners reach every child with the polio vaccine. Thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, each contribution will be tripled, getting us even closer to a polio-free world.
 
Tonight our club had at least 15 MEMBERS DONATE $100 EACH.
 

For more information on Polio and the Polio Plus Foundation, visit: www.endpolio.org
Jim Lewis, Polio Plus Ryan Mills 2019-01-29 08:00:00Z 0
Darrell Dumond Gets His Blue Badge! Ryan Mills 2019-01-29 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Jan 22, 2019
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Our delightful guest tonight was Patrick Cassidy who is best known for his roles in musical theater and television. Patrick dazzled the meeting with stories from his childhood -- what it was like to grow up in a family full of stars (Brothers: David Cassidy & Shaun Cassidy, and Parents: Jack Cassidy & Shirley Jones). He also mixed in a few songs accompanied by his pianist. It was a treat to watch! Patrick is currently working as the Artistic Director for 5-Star Theatricals (Formerly known as Cabrillo Music Theater).
 
For more information about 5-Star Theatricals, visit: 5startheatricals.com
Patrick Cassidy Ryan Mills 2019-01-22 08:00:00Z 0
Stephanie Angeli Gets Her Blue Badge Ryan Mills 2019-01-15 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Jan 15, 2019
 
Tonight, we had some guests from Santa Susana High School Interact. Our club is the charter club for SSHS Interact. These three young ladies happened to also attend YES! Simi Valley's Youth Empowerment Summit. Hosted by the clubs in Simi Valley, YES! generates positive results for children that want to become leaders. The Interact Club at SSHS wrote essays about YES! to compete for a scholarship. The top 3 were invited to presented their essays and talk about YES! Our club Vocational Service Chair, Reed Galloway, presented.
 
Interact Club YES! Essays Ryan Mills 2019-01-15 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Jan 08, 2019
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It was great to be back after the holiday break! Our speaker tonight was Mike James, President of the Simi Valley Education Foundation. The mission of the Simi Valley Education Foundation is to bring together community and civic entities in providing additional resources to students in Simi Valley’s public schools through student scholarships, classroom and department/grade level grants, and providing resources for our youth. Through community support, program development, and collaboration, the Foundation seeks to strengthen our public schools and the education they provide to our children. Mike explained some of the events they have going on this year to raise money and awareness. He also mentioned a few of the resources they provide to the schools. One in particular was, what I'm calling, a learning shirt -- the shirt had a code on the front that a mobile app can translate into an interactive, human body, learning tool. See picture below. This is just one example of the tools the Foundation can provide.
 
For more information about the Simi Valley Education Foundation, visit: svef.org
 
Mike James - Simi Valley Education Foundation Ryan Mills 2019-01-08 08:00:00Z 0
Christmas Party at the End of the Road Ryan Mills 2018-12-15 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Dec 11, 2018
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Tonight's speaker was Stacy Jewell, a writer, director, and Human Trafficking Survivor. At age 19 she was abducted and forced into the dark world of sex trafficking. After being held captive for almost two years, she was liberated from the violence and abuse of the sex industry. Presently, she is an internationally recognized survivor leader in the human trafficking movement. The first part of her presentation, she did a live performance of a poem she wrote. The poem told her story and what she had been through. It was a very moving, but sad story. And to think that her situation happens on a daily basis in our own backyard. She went on to explain an organization that she is launching in the next few days:  Jewell Survivor City Radio Podcast -- an avenue to create more public awareness of Human Trafficking.
Stacy Jewell - Human Trafficking Survivor Ryan Mills 2018-12-11 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Dec 04, 2018
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Our speaker tonight was Dr. Michaela Reaves, a History Professor at Cal Lutheran University. Tonight's topic... An indepth, speed round, history lesson on Pilgrims meeting with Indians and how the Thanksgiving tradition was started.
Dr. Michaela Reaves Ryan Mills 2018-12-04 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Nov 27, 2018
 
 
2019-2020 Board Nominations
 
President Elect: Joe Grossman
Past President: Linda Ferry
President Elect Nominee: Mark Lowry
Secretary: Julia Fritz
Treasurer: Amanda W.
Sgt At Arms: Rob Sherman
Club Service: Stephanie Sieminski
Community Service: Mike Kort
International Service: Terry Talley
Vocational Service: Paula Miller
Youth Service: Lizzy Whitlock
Director at Large (Communications): Ryan Mills
Director at Large: Jill Haney
Director at Large (Foundation): Kelley Gilliland
 
 
 
2019-2020 Board Nominations! Ryan Mills 2018-11-27 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Nov 27, 2018
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The speaker tonight was our very own, Dan Burbach. Dan is a Past President of our club and a Wealth Management Professional. He has a passion for science and gave us a "TED Talk" on how and when the last human might vanish from planet earth. It was quite intriguing and might I say one of the more interesting speakers we've had this year. Be on the lookout for exploding stars and possible aliens!
 
Thanks Dan!
Dan Burbach - The End of the World Ryan Mills 2018-11-27 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Nov 11, 2018
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A few of us took a break from all the craziness to watch a movie. Thanks for planning this, Mike Kort, Club Service Director!
 
Bohemian Rhapsody - Club Social Ryan Mills 2018-11-11 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Nov 06, 2018
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Tonight's speakers came to us from the Moorpark College Athletics Department. Phil McPherson -- Associate Head Football Coach, Mike Stuart -- Head Football Coach, and Vance Manakas -- Director of Athletics, came to speak to us about how they got to be in their positions and goals for the college.
Moorpark College Athletics Ryan Mills 2018-11-06 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Nov 03, 2018
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YES! (Youth Empowerment Summit), is organized by the three Rotary Clubs in Simi Valley and was created to help empower young people to gain a greater understanding of issues, both personal and school related, through interaction and problem solving with peers and adult leaders.  YES! hopes to create life-changers in our youth by developing effective leadership, communication, decision-making skills and strong values.
 
We had quite a few members from our club help to organize, facilitate, and secure the event. It's unbelievable how much these kids change in one day! 
 
For more information, visit: simiyes.org
 
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Posted by Ryan Mills on Oct 30, 2018
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Instead of our traditional meeting, we took a trip to visit one of our very own member's place of business. Stephanie Sieminski is a Sales Operations Manager at Cydcor.
 
Cydcor started in Canada and is becoming a leader in outsourced sales. Each department is fully focused on its mission within the company. As a whole, that allows them to significantly grow and achieve unmatched sales results for their clients. Their team members work seamlessly together to provide support and solutions for their clients and the sales representatives in the field. Their culture of collaboration internally and with clients ensures that they provide the world-class solutions that they're known for. 

 
A Visit to Cydcor Ryan Mills 2018-10-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Oct 23, 2018
 
Our Board of Directors has voted to induct two new honorary members. Honorary membership is given to non-member individuals who have distinguished themselves by giving outstanding service for the benefit of our club and Rotary International. Please welcome Melinda Carmichael (Rotarian Chuck Carmichael's Spouse) and Floyd McCrary (Rotarian Sally Tomniczak's Boyfriend ) as Honorary Members of Simi Sunset. Both members have giving beyond service above self. Congratulations you two and THANK YOU for all you do.
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Posted by Ryan Mills on Oct 23, 2018
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Tonight's speaker was  Geoff Dean, Ventura County Sheriff, who shared with us all the great ways the Sheriff's Department is protecting it's community. Sheriff Dean is the 19th Sheriff of Ventura County and a 40-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. He is a lifetime resident of California, born in Los Angeles and raised in Simi Valley. Geoff and his family are residents of Camarillo. He has been the Sheriff for the past seven years.
 
What he spoke about most was how technology is changing the way he runs his operations. Specifically he mentioned drones with infrared and heat cameras to catch criminals and find lost hikers, body-cams that "aid both sides of the badge," and mobile apps with facial recognition. He also made mention that if homeowners have installed Ring Doorbell (a doorbell with a camera that captures live feeds), they can utilize the footage, with permission, to help with investigations.
 
He later mentioned that Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley have always been the safest places to live in the county.
 
For more information about the Ventura County Sheriff's Department, visit: www.vcsd.org
Geoff Dean, Ventura County Sheriff Ryan Mills 2018-10-23 07:00:00Z 0
Tierra Rejada Clean Up Crew! Ryan Mills 2018-10-20 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Oct 16, 2018
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Please welcome new members Stephanie Angeli and Darrell Dumond (husband and wife) to the club!
 
New Members! Ryan Mills 2018-10-16 07:00:00Z 0
Visiting the Rotary Club of Dupont Circle Ryan Mills 2018-10-09 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Oct 09, 2018
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Our club is the Chartered Organization for Boy Scouts Troop 698, one of the largest troops in Simi Valley. Responsibilities of chartered organizations include providing quality leadership and adequate meeting facilities and for the Scouting unit, as well as appointing a chartered organization representative to coordinate all Scouting unit operations within the organization. This has created a great partnership between our club and the troop. The boys have been a big help for us at some of our events.
 
Todd Kelly is the Troop's Assistant Committee Chair and filled us in on how the Troop is doing.
Todd Kelley, Boy Scouts - Troop 698 Ryan Mills 2018-10-09 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Oct 02, 2018
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Tonight our club visited For the Troops, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to providing members of the American military with “We Care” packages containing basic necessities, goodies, games and—most of all—a show of support.
 
They gave us a brief rundown of how the operation works, how they gather donations, and how they pack and ship care packages to our American Heroes. Then we quickly got to work! Packing quite a few of our own packages and writing some letters. Packages included, but not limited to... Snacks, books, dvds, cds, socks, toothpastes/toothbrushes, shampoo, candy, and gum. Even our club kids got involved!
For the Troops Ryan Mills 2018-10-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Sep 25, 2018
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This evening we visited the newly purchased Simi Valley Unified School District Headquarters. We started off with a regular Rotary meeting, then we were given the Grand Tour by SVUSD Superintendent Jason Peplinski. He showed us nearly all of the 120,075-square-foot structure and gave us the inside scoop as to what the building has to offer.  The building itself is beautiful! There was ample room for district staff to get work done. The setting was tasteful with huge conference rooms and adequate office furniture. We couldn't help but feel excited for SVUSD and hope that other agencies and businesses take notice. But there was more...
 
The previous owners of the building was The Seventh-Day Adventist Church. They had two sound stages -- one with "green screen" tech, recording booths, dressing rooms, a makeup room with wall mounted lights surrounding the mirrors, a green room, and plenty more office space. In addition to the abundance of SVUSD office space, the production suite is still there! Jason had mentioned that they intend to rent out this space as a potential stream of income.
 
Tour of the New SVUSD Headquarters Ryan Mills 2018-09-25 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Sep 18, 2018
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Tonight we had the pleasure of listening to the Assistant City Clerk of Simi Valley, Ky Spangler. Ky came to relay information on a new district voting structure and how it will affect Simi Valley.  For those that don't know, our city manager is recommending that the City Council consider initiating the districting process due to a litigation threat. The organization that initiated the threat wants Simi Valley to switch to a by-district system in which council candidates run in geographical council districts rather than citywide. Under such a system, voters in each electoral district only vote for the candidates running for a single council seat in their district. The candidates must reside in and be registered voters of the district in which they are running.
Ky Spangler, Assistant City Clerk for Simi Valley Ryan Mills 2018-09-18 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Sep 18, 2018
Two new members were proposed to the board of directors at our meeting tonight.

Adam Mutal proposed both Stephanie Angeli (Accounting) and Darrell DuMond (Marketing).

The board of directors approved the proposal.
New Member Proposals Ryan Mills 2018-09-18 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Sep 11, 2018
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Our speaker tonight was Mark Toohey, an Insurance Agent and Consumer Outreach, Training and Engagement Advisor, and Strategist at California Earthquake Authority.  The CEA is a privately funded, publicly managed organization that sells California earthquake insurance policies through participating insurance companies. Established in September 1996 by the California Legislature, it is based in Sacramento, California. Mark's message was clear... "There's a 99% chance that a 6.7 magnitude earthquake will happen within the next 30 years." In other words... Get insured!
 
For more information about CEA, visit: earthquakeauthority.com
Mark Toohey, CA Earthquake Authority Ryan Mills 2018-09-11 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Sep 04, 2018
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Tonight, we had our very own Interact Club join us at the meeting. Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. Interact clubs organize at least two projects every year, one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding. Rotary Clubs, such as ours, sponsor, mentor, and guide Interactors as they carry out projects and develop leadership skills.
 
Our club sponsors the Interact Club at Santa Susana High School. We are very proud of these brilliant, young people who are already thinking of how they can help their community and others worldwide. They are going to make great leaders one day.
Santa Susana Interactors Ryan Mills 2018-09-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Aug 28, 2018
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Tonight's speaker is the co-founder of ThomasFireHelp.org. The Thomas Fire was a recent and extraordinary fire in Ventura, CA that burned 281,893 acres. 1,063 structures were destroyed and 280 structures were damaged. Many homes were lost and the value in damages were in the multi-millions. Subsequently, the area had a large amount of rain fall that caused major flooding and mudslides. Many lives were lost and more structures were destroyed. The area was in need of immediate and desparate help.
 
Emily Barany, Co-Founder of Thomas Fire Help Ryan Mills 2018-08-28 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Aug 26, 2018
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Yesterday was our first attempt at a Beer Fest fundraiser and it was a success! We offered 13 craft breweries with 25 beers to taste, live music, a live radio station, and the best food trucks in town. Needless to say, WE SOLD OUT!!!! We had the best location and the best weather. This was an event to promote our local breweries where the focus of the Beer Fest is on the beer! One hundred percent of all Beer Fest profits are donated in support of charitable, educational, and humanitarian causes. Good times were had by all in attendance.

 
Simi's Endless Summer Beer Fest 2018 Ryan Mills 2018-08-26 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ryan Mills on Aug 22, 2018
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Last night was a splendid evening as we were graced with the presence of our amazing District Governor, Sandi Schwartz. When district governors visit clubs, they in general, get a feel for how clubs run their board and club meetings. Afterwards, they give a "state of the district address" where we learn how things are going in Rotary. Tonight was no different as we dressed to impress, ate some delicious food,  and drank a little Timber -- The Official District Drink.
 
 
Rotary District Governor, Sandi Schwartz Ryan Mills 2018-08-22 07:00:00Z 0
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.
Melissa Baffa, Nautilus Live Ryan Mills 2018-08-14 07:00:00Z 0
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!
Welcome Back Chuck Ryan Mills 2018-08-14 07:00:00Z 0
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.
 
Cheryl Tsieprati, One Blink at a Time Ryan Mills 2018-08-07 07:00:00Z 0
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!
 
Shoes for Little Souls Ryan Mills 2018-07-30 07:00:00Z 0
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
Karen L Gabler, Attorney Employment Law Ryan Mills 2018-07-24 07:00:00Z 0
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:
 
 
Simi Valley Community Garden AOM 2018-05-08 07:00:00Z 0
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/

Aging805 AOM 2018-04-10 07:00:00Z 0
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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Posted by AOM on Mar 06, 2018
New Paul Harris Fellow
 
September 19th
 
The Newest Paul Harris Fellow is went to Amanda W.   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
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.  
 
Polio Plus AOM 2018-03-06 08:00:00Z 0
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.
New Member Proposal AOM 2018-02-20 08:00:00Z 0
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!!!
 
Blue Badge Alert AOM 2018-02-20 08:00:00Z 0
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.  
 
Pin Presentation AOM 2018-02-20 08:00:00Z 0
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.
 
 
Speaker Vera Teller Adam O Mutal 2018-01-16 08:00:00Z 0
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.
New Member Proposal Adam Mutal 2017-11-28 08:00:00Z 0
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 W. Earned hers by completing said tasks.  Congrats Amanda.
Blue Badge Alert Adam 2017-10-25 07:00:00Z 0
District Governor Meeting Adam 2017-10-25 07:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Fellow Adam 2017-10-25 07:00:00Z 0
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.
Member proposal Adam 2017-10-10 07:00:00Z 0
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.
 
Paul Harris Fellow Adam Mutal 2017-09-19 07:00:00Z 0
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.  
Member Proposal Adam 2017-09-19 07:00:00Z 0
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.

Simi Valley CPC Adam 2017-09-11 07:00:00Z 0
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!!
 
Blue Badges Adam 2017-09-11 07:00:00Z 0
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
Quote of the Week - Who Said It? Karen D. Stewart 2007-01-08 00:00:00Z 0
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.  

Welcome to our new website! Adam Mutal 0
How secure is all this data? Karen D. Stewart 0
Don't forget the eBulletin! Karen D. Stewart 0