Rotary Club of Santa Paula, California

Speakers
Brian Brooks
Apr 03, 2017
Antarctic Support from ASC Port Hueneme Operations
Byron Motley
Apr 10, 2017
Lecture and Photographic Journey Embracing Cuba
Junior Achievement
Apr 17, 2017
Commander Chris Dunn
Apr 24, 2017
Drones
Rich Slater
May 01, 2017
Diver
Scholarship Dinner Aviation Museum
May 08, 2017
RSVP to Maria
Leslie Cornejo
May 15, 2017
Interesting Travel
Alfonso Gamino
May 22, 2017
Santa Paula Unified Schools
DARK
May 29, 2017
Happy Memorial Day!
Abigail Lynn
Jun 05, 2017
Junior Achievement National Organization
DARK
Jul 03, 2017
Happy 4th of July!
Michael Jump
Jul 10, 2017
Deputy District Atttorney
Jerry Peterson
Aug 21, 2017
Officiating High School Softball/Baseball
DARK
Sep 04, 2017
Labor Day Parade!
 
 
 
 
 
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Rotary Club of Santa Paula

Santa Paula

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Flight 126
824 E. Santa Maria Street
Santa Paula, CA  93060
United States
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Please consider helping 460 families, including over 1300 children, have a Merry Christmas in Santa Paula!
It is that wonderful time of year once again! The Rotary Club of Santa Paula will accept applications for up to 500 Christmas baskets for Santa Paula families in need. The applications will be accepted at the Boys and Girls Club between 9:30 am and Noon on November 9 and between 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm on November 10. No late applications will be accepted. Applicants will be accepted by need NOT first come first serve. Recipients will be notified by mail. Only Santa Paula residents  are eligible.
If you are interested in donating to this fabulous program, please email rotarybaskets@gmail.com. No application information is available by email.
Merry Christmas!
The Pumpkin Patch at Limoneira Ranch and FIVE Acre Corn Maize open on October 1!
Open every weekend in October from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.
Aerial Photo of the Five Acre Corn Maize by Judy Phelps.
Our club celebrated Judy's year on June 27 at the Aviation Museum of Santa Paula. We are grateful for a thoughtful and fearless leader. We had a tremendous year under her leadership. Wishing you more blue skies to fly in Judy Phelps as you Rotary journey continues as a Past President.
Donations toward the 2016 Fireworks display are being accepted now! Any and all amounts are welcome and provide a spectacular display in the sky for all of Santa Paula to enjoy.
The Rotary Club of Santa Paula has launched its annual drive to collect and deliver food and toys to 500 needy families and their children in Santa Paula for Christmas.
 
The Rotarians will be filling boxes with frozen chickens, canned goods, rice, beans, potatoes, and fruit, as well as toys and books for the children.  Members of the Rotary Club of Santa Paula, and other community volunteers, will load up trucks and deliver baskets on the morning of Thursday, December 24, 2015.
 
The success of the program is largely dependent on the generosity of the community. The Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch was cancelled last year and has significantly impacted funding. The program costs about $15,000. We are asking for your most generous donation please.  Students, churches, scout troops, clubs, and mobile home parks have all contributed in the past and are asked again to help your fellow Santa Paulans in need this Christmas season. If you are able to donate to the program, please send an email to rotarybaskets@gmail.com or speak with any Rotary Club of Santa Paula member.  Monetary contributions may be given to any Santa Paula Rotary Club member or mailed to the Rotary Club at P.O. Box 809, Santa Paula, CA  93061.  Please make all checks payable to Santa Paula Rotary Club. You may also access our website at www.santapaularotary.org.
 
Collection points for canned goods, books and toys have been established at Fire Station #1 at 114 S. 10th Street, Fire Station #2 at 536 W. Main St., Santa Paula Community Bank at 537 W. Harvard Blvd., Santa Paula Fitness at 847 E. Main St. and several other generous locations.  Donations will be accepted at the Santa Paula Community Center at 530 W. Main Street on Tuesday, December 22nd in the morning. Toys are especially needed for young boys and teens.
 
Once again, thank you for helping ensure 500 families and their children will have a Merry Christmas!
President Judy Phelps and Secretary Maria Bombara represented the Rotary Club of Santa Paula at the District Conference in Bakersfield this weekend. Judy and Maria were hosted by Bakersfield Breakfast President Jackie Maxwell. The weekend began with a reunion luncheon  held at Jackie's home for the group who traveled together in Brazil last May. Great Rotary fellowship! The evening began with a fun social at The Park at the Mark. Delicious food, reconnecting with old friends and meeting new friends. We were then invited to enjoy First Friday in downtown Bakersfield. Saturday morning celebrated our youth partners; Boys & Girls Club, Interact and Rotaract.
Interact, Youth Exchange and Rotaract members and presenters reminded us to maintain our core values of Service, Fellowship and Ethical Behaviors while asking our members how we will attract the younger members. Respect the differences n our communications. Understand technology is assumed by the millennials. Ensure Rotary service is maintained for generations to come. Why Now? Why Now.
The evening celebrated Rotary and the Sounds of Bakersfield at Buck Owens Crystal Palace. Our keynote speaker was Larry Powell. Larry was quite the inspirational speaker. There was a delicious BBQ dinner and live music by Monty Byrom and The Buckaroos which sparked lots of dancing! Rotarians work hard and play hard to make a difference in our communities, in our world.
 

Dr. Mike Tushla brought Athletics Director, Danny Guzman, to Rotary for an update on fall sports! Did you know Dr. Mike has been the football on field doctor for home and away games for 21 years? Way to go Dr. Mike!

President Judy Phelps and the Board of Directors welcome the 2015-2016 Rotary year! Many accolades to Immediate Past President Chris Wilson for an outstanding 2014-2015 Rotary year!
Jim Lewis of Moorpark Rotary shared his polio story with our club on Monday. Jim reminded us the eradication of polio is still a top priority for Rotary.  Jim is pictured here with President Chris Wilson and Past Presidents and National Immunization Day participants Pamela Lindsay and Nils Rueckert. If you would like to make a donation to continue the work of the eradication of polio, you may mail it to the Rotary Club of Santa Paula, PO Box 809, Santa Paula, CA 93061. For further information about the End Polio campaign, you may contact a Rotarian or reference www.endpolio.org.
Happy New Year!

Congratulations to your Board of Directors: Chris Wilson, President, Judy Phelps, President Elect, Carlos Juarez, President Elect Nominee, Pete Fallini, Treasurer, Maria Sust Bombara, Secretary, Scott Dunbar, Jan Marholin, Rick Araiza, Chris Bartelson, Ginger Gherardi and Guy Cole. Thank you to outgoing directors Paul Skeels, Rich Gallimore and Pamela Lindsay.

Congratulations to the newly elected Board of Directors effective July 1, 2014. Chris Wilson, President, Judy Phelps, President Elect, Carlos Juarez, President Elect Nominee, Jan Marholin, Director, Scott Dunbar, Past President Advisor, Rick Araiza, Immediate Past president, Pete Fallini, Treasurer, and Maria Bombara, Secretary.

Congratulations to Chairman Carlos Juarez, Vice Chairman Jason Cole  and all volunteers for a very successful 2013 Christmas Basket project! We provided an extra Merry Christmas for 500 Santa Paula families.

Rotary Christmas Basket Drive Applications Accepted November 18 and 19, 2013. Donations are being accepted.

We will be dark on Monday, August 19 to celebrate the 90th anniversary of our club on Saturday, August 24 at 5:30 pm at the Glen Tavern for only $30. It is a 1920's theme and we suggest you dress for the period. RSVP to Maria no later than August 20. Space is limited for this incredible party! The invitation is attached with all of the details. It will be the cats meow.

On Monday, August 5, Steve Lazenby of the Santa Paula Fire Department will share the latest about CERT and a new neighborhood program. Ask your families about Bocce Ball and Pizza on August 12 and be ready to sign up! 
RI President Ron Burton has challenged us to Engage Rotary -- Change Lives

Congratulations to President Guy Cole for a fun and very successful year!

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Speakers
Brian Brooks
Apr 03, 2017
Antarctic Support from ASC Port Hueneme Operations
Byron Motley
Apr 10, 2017
Lecture and Photographic Journey Embracing Cuba
Junior Achievement
Apr 17, 2017
Commander Chris Dunn
Apr 24, 2017
Drones
Rich Slater
May 01, 2017
Diver
Scholarship Dinner Aviation Museum
May 08, 2017
RSVP to Maria
Leslie Cornejo
May 15, 2017
Interesting Travel
Alfonso Gamino
May 22, 2017
Santa Paula Unified Schools
DARK
May 29, 2017
Happy Memorial Day!
Abigail Lynn
Jun 05, 2017
Junior Achievement National Organization
DARK
Jul 03, 2017
Happy 4th of July!
Michael Jump
Jul 10, 2017
Deputy District Atttorney
Jerry Peterson
Aug 21, 2017
Officiating High School Softball/Baseball
DARK
Sep 04, 2017
Labor Day Parade!