Greg Totten - VC District Attorney
Apr 22, 2019
Cannibus: Dispensaries, Use and other things
Kim Millstein and Johnson Gill
Apr 29, 2019
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Club - Jack Pitluk
May 06, 2019
Junior Achievement Awards
Dr. Mike Tushla, Elias Valdes, Dr. Chris Bartelson
May 13, 2019 6:00 PM
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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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Our guest speaker for Monday April 15, 2019, was Officer Kevin Denharder, Public Information Officer, California Highway Patrol, Ventura area and beyond.  Since we're a hands-on and learn-by-doing Club (many CALPOLY SLO grads), Officer Denharder "volunteered" member John Chamberlain to try on and function with "beer goggles".  After just one step, John was at least 0.08!  He had to sit down.  Thank you Officer Denhareder for your time; also, thanks to CHP Officer Clint Kneip for the contact.
Our Club sponsored four Santa Paula Highschool juniors this year to participate in the Rotary Youth Leadership Acadamy (RYLA).  RYLA is held at Camp Ramah, in the hills north of Ojai.  Leadership and teamwork are the goals of the annual event. Club Member, Stephanie Becerra, is our RYLA coordinator and with the help SPHS teacher advisor, Tasha Wisniewski, encouraged these four students to attend.  From l-r are: Alan Alvarez, Tyler Garces, Mario Pacheco, and Yessica Zavala.  Students arrive pensive and reserved but leave with insight and memories that will benefit their personal and professional lives.  RYLA was held from April 11-14, 2019.  In addition, long-time Club member, and past-president, Mike Mobley, was a camp counselor this year.  
Congratulations to Jennifer Orcutt Heighton who was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow today! Jennifer is our current Treasurer and is a second generation Santa Paula Rotarian. Her father, Bill Orcutt, was the club president in 1977-1978.
We are so excited to welcome new members Dr. Ed Cora and Marcos Galaviz to the Rotary Club of Santa Paula!
There are $24,000 in scholarships available for Santa Paula High School and Renaissance High School 2019 graduating seniors. The application may be picked up in the Career Center or downloaded from our website, www.santapaularotary.org. Application deadline is noon on April 12, 2019. No late applications will be accepted. Scholarships are available for 4 year schools, 2 year schools, vocational schools, music and agriculture. Apply Today!
The Rotary Club of Santa Paula celebrated their 95th Anniversary! This photo is of Past Presidents who were in attendance.
Photographer: Jose Melgar of Melgar Photography
The Rotary Christmas baskets will be filled beginning at 8:00 am on Saturday, December 21 in the Cultural Arts Building , south of the Community Center. Community volunteers are welcome. Children under 18 years of age may NOT be dropped off without supervision. A parent, or organization leader , is welcome to bring up to 5 teenagers to volunteer Saturday morning. 
We will deliver Christmas baskets on the morning of Monday, December 24 between 7:00 am and 9:00 am. We will meet at the Cultural Arts Center at 5:15 am to begin loading the trucks. There are 16 routes this year. Some trucks have room for additional volunteers. You may ask the truck drivers that morning if you may join their team. We plan to leave the community center no later than 7:00 am.
Donations may be dropped off at one of the many locations in town or brought to the Cultural Arts Building after 2:00 pm On December 21 or at 8:00 am on December 22. We appreciate the community support to help our Santa Paula families have a merrier Christmas!
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • John M. Dickenson III
    April 5
  • Sam Grasso
    April 6
  • Ginger Gherardi
    April 11
  • Ned Clark
    April 3
  • Mike Mobley
    April 25
Join Date:
  • Ginger Gherardi
    April 1, 1991
    28 years
  • Marilyn Appleby
    April 7, 2014
    5 years
  • Jason Cole
    April 15, 2013
    6 years
  • John Chamberlain
    April 20, 2009
    10 years
  • Catherine Barringer
    April 23, 2013
    6 years
  • Jan Susan Marholin
    April 23, 2012
    7 years
  • Gay MacNair
    April 24, 2017
    2 years