East Ventura County

Our clubs:

Conejo Valley
Newbury Park
Thousand Oaks
Westlake Village
Westlake Sunrise
Moorpark
Moorpark Morning
Simi Valley
Simi Sunrise

PLEASE NOTE that each club below includes a meeting day/time/location, however, during the pandemic many of these meetings are happening virtually on Zoom until further notice


Conejo Valley Rotary:

The Conejo Valley Rotary Club was established over 25 years ago. We are an active club that provides a highly productive scope of community and international based services. Our dinner club meets at 6:30 pm on the second and fourth Tuesday each month at the Los Robles Greens in Thousand Oaks. We are the only club in the Conejo Valley that meets at night!  We welcome all interested guests to join us and learn more about our club!

Our local projects serving our community include Food Service at Ventura County Rescue Mission, Group 4 Back Pack for needy school children, Amigo Babies Summer Party, Miniature Golf Tournament, Thanksgiving Meal Distribution, Conejo Valley Continuing Education School Supply Support, Mary Health of the Sick Holiday Party & Christmas Caroling, and Rides and Rods Car/Motorcycle Show to support our veterans in conjunction with the Newbury Park Rotary.

Our international projects include Microcredit Project in Columbia, Educating teachers about gang conflicts and resolution in Columbia, Medical and Research Mission to Honduras & Guatemala, Wheelchairs to Columbia, Wheelchairs to Ukraine, and Housing and Clean Water for the Haitians inflicted by the recent Hurricane.

Beneficiaries

  • Amigo Baby
  • Ventura County Rescue Mission
  • Children with Disabilities
  • Teacher education, Columbia
  • Medical Research Honduras and Guatemala
  • Orphanage, Romania
  • Prevention of Child Trafficking, Thailand
  • Orphanage, Tijuana
  • Wheelchair Donations
  • Columbia and Ukraine
  • Housing and Clean Water, Haiti
  • Thanksgiving meals for the Needy
  • Conejo Valley Continuing Education
  • Mary Health of the Sick
  • Many Mansions
  • K9s for Warriors
  • Safe Passage Warwick Community
  • DreamCatcher Playground

Club Meetings
2nd & 4th Tuesday Evenings at 6:30pm
Los Robles Greens Golf Course
299 South Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA  91361
Clubrunner.Ca/ConejoValley




Newbury Park Rotary:

Use new text below and new photos, but same beneficiaries: At the Rotary Club of Newbury Park, our goal is always and only to help wherever there is a need. Help comes in many forms: thru scholarships, feeding the elderly and homeless regularly, building a wheelchair ramp for a military veteran, training heart surgeons to operate, thus saving infants from an otherwise certain death, supporting teachers in our local schools, building schools where there are none, refurbishing a community park where children with special needs are safe, striving for world peace, or offering a kind word of comfort. So many ways to help.

It takes money to help. So we do fundraisers when we can. We volunteer at street fairs, carnivals, festivals, always finding a way to raise much needed funds, 100 percent of which goes right back into the community. One of many rewards we receive back is the enjoyment of fellowship. We like to have fun! Over the years we have worked side by side performing service in our community and natural friendships have flourished, including spouses or significant others. We’ve watched each other’s children grown up, graduate from college, get married, and yes, some have gone so far as to have grandchildren. We come from many different walks of life, diverse backgrounds, ethnic individualities, multiple religions and political platforms, but we all have one thing in common, a commitment to support each other, our local community, and to reach out to the international community in a meaningful and productive way. We are committed to making a difference.

One of our ongoing international projects is supporting “Mia’s Children”, a Romanian non-profit association founded on the dream of seeing abandoned and/or underprivileged children from the streets of Bucharest grow up in a loving, encouraging environment and become happy and healthy members of the society; physically, emotionally and spiritually. The association’s goal is to help children build better lives away from poverty, abusive homes, prostitution, abandonment, drugs and child trafficking. Mia’s Children Association provides daily tutoring, counseling, art, singing, writing, drama and other activities to a rotating roster of 45 children.

“It is better to invest in education today than to increase the number of prisons tomorrow.” You are invited to visit us for breakfast any Thursday morning, check out our website for upcoming socials and/or just drop in to scope us out. www.rotaryclubofnewburypark.org

Beneficiaries:

  • Local Homeless and Disadvantaged
  • Local Literacy
  • Mia’s Children
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Conejo Valley Teen Center
  • Westminster Free Clinic
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • YMCA – Youth and Government
  • AYSO Scholarships
  • Cardio surgery for children, Romania
  • Military Families, Port Hueneme
  • Project Triumph
  • DreamCatcher Playground
  • K9s for Warriors

Club Meetings
Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Cronies Sports Grill
1620 Newbury Road
Thousand Oaks, CA  91320
RotaryClubofNewburyPark.org




Thousand Oaks Rotary:

Imagine a group of people who travel to India to drop polio vaccine in youngsters, also gather with others to welcome 20,000 local people and over 300 vendors at a yearly street fair supporting over 70 charities. That picture in your mind is the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks. With over a 120 friendly, service-focused members, we are the biggest and the oldest club in the Conejo. It is energized by business, medical, legal, and non-profit professionals in its membership. The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks celebrates its 60th year in the Fall of 2018. We have partnered with The Rotary Foundation with funding and grants for community changing projects, such as medical clinics in poor countries. A critical project which the club has supported is Polio Eradication. Rotary International is very close to have wiped that crippling disease out.

Our club members produce three main events at home as well. The Street Fair, a day-long Chili Cook-Off event, and a Midsummer Eve Wine Event. Every dime earned from these events is given to charities, such as the two Free Clinics, Hospice of the Conejo, Senior Concerns, Manna, Many Mansions, K-9s for Warriors, and the Dreamcatcher Park. Other programs supported include the homeless, low income families, veterans and active military, the arts, local theaters, seniors, teens, and more. The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks has built its own foundation. One of its key funding sources is the Midsummer Eve Wine Festival to benefit the Ventura County Special Olympics and other Thousand Oaks Foundation projects. This Wine Event is a delightful time of wine and food tasting, a silent auction, and live music. Over its history the event has raised more than $500,000 and in past few years was able to contribute over $40,000 annually to the Special Olympics, handing it personally of Olympic decathlon champion Rafer Johnson, star supporter of the program.

Conejo charities also receive funding from the proceeds of the Thousand Oaks Street Fair in October and the Chili Cook-Off in April. The Street Fair is the largest event of its type in Ventura County.   As a family friendly event, it fills a main street to create a fun-filled beautiful October Sunday.   Admission is FREE! The Chili Cook-Off & Classic Car Show has just completed its 41st year, providing classic cars and more fun for the whole family. This cook-off treats your taste buds to some of the best chili anywhere at this International Chili Society sanctioned event. With three stages of incredible live music, tricked-out dream cars, and a Kid Fun Zone, it’s a blast for the whole family as they wander Conejo Creek Park.

In addition to these big fundraisers, club members truly enjoy one another. Weekly lunches at the Los Robles Banquet Center radiate not only good food and programs but laughter and lasting friendships. Who wouldn’t gravitate toward others who value “Service above Self?”

Beneficiaries:

  • Rotary Dreamcatcher Playground
  • Special Olympics
  • Westminster Free Clinic
  • Conejo Free Dental Clinic
  • Hospice of the Conejo
  • Senior Concerns
  • Backpacks for Foster Children
  • Manna
  • Youth Citizenship Awards
  • Many Mansions
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • Rotary Youth Leadership
  • Children of Promise Orphanage -Tijuana
  • Castro Limon Children’s Cancer Hospital – Tijuana
  • Piyali Girls School – Piyali, India
  • Organic Farming Project – Calcutta, India

Club Meetings
12:15 pm on Thursdays
Los Robles Greens Banquet Center
299 South Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA  91361
ThousandOaksRotary.org




Westlake Village Rotary:

The Rotary Club of Westlake Village was chartered in 1972. It has over 50 men and women members who represent a wide cross-section of local businesses and professions. The club meets each Wednesday at noon for fellowship, lunch, and informative programs dealing with topics of local and global importance.

Members prepare and serve meals to the Homeless monthly, deliver Meals on Wheels weekly, Job Shadow Day between Rotarians and local high school students, yearly Ethics Conference for local high school students at California Lutheran University, in World Community Service projects in foreign countries, provide dictionaries for 3rd graders and Reading by 9 books, award scholarships to graduates of local high schools, participate in “Shoes That Fit” shoes for the less fortunate, sponsor underprivileged children’s back pack program, and sponsor Christmas Shopping spree for under-privileged children.

OakHeart Country Music Festival is Ventura County’s Largest! It is a charity event presented by our club. Each year the Festival features two stages with ten or more local and national country artists. Founded in 2011, the OakHeart Country Music Festival has worked with the community to grow, and fund local and national charities. The event is held each year in June at Conejo Creek Park South from 1:00 – 10:00 pm. In addition to the ten artists on two stages, the event includes food trucks, local vendors, a kids area, auction and raffles, a full bar VIP area, and line dancing all day. Learn more at www.OakHeartCMF.com.

Beneficiaries:

  • Adopted Military Families
  • Bear Hugs for Mammograms
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Conejo Free Clinic
  • Conejo Valley Amateur Radio
  • Disaster Communications Services
  • Friends of the Library
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Friends of the Library
  • Westlake Village
  • Westminster Free Clinic
  • Homeless Meals
  • Manna of the Conejo
  • Interface of the Conejo
  • KCLU Public Radio
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Our Community House of Hope
  • Shoes That Fit
  • Thanksgiving Baskets for military families

Club Meetings
Wednesdays at 12:10 PM
North Ranch Country Club
4761 Valley Spring Drive
Westlake Village, CA  91362
RotaryWLV.org




Westlake Sunrise Rotary:

The Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise has been making things better around the corner and around the world for over 30 years. We meet every Friday morning for breakfast at 7:00 am at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village. We invite you to be our guest and learn more about Rotary! Check out our website at WestlakeVillageSunriseRotary.org.

We hold numerous fundraising events throughout the year. 100% of our proceeds of these fundraisers are earmarked to many local charities, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley, YMCA of Southeast Ventura County, and Many Mansions, and to Rotary grants helping the underprivileged in Niger and Honduras.

Our local community projects include Feed the Needy, Meals on Wheels, Many Mansions Holiday gifts with Santa, Goebel Senior Center hosted holiday breakfast, ASA Soldier Appreciation Month, and Backpacks for local school children. Our club has also supported Lutheran Social Services, Boy Scouts, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Conejo Free Clinic, Junior Achievement, Manna Food Bank, Prostate Cancer Foundation, Children’s Hospital, Assistance League, Westminster Free Clinic, Art Trek, Fit 4 the Cause, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

For club info, email donmartin.rotary@gmail.com

Beneficiaries:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley
  • YMCA of Southeast Ventura County
  • Many Mansions
  • Nomad Foundation, Niger
  • Operation Footprint, Honduras
  • My Stuff Bags Foundation
  • DreamCatcher Playground
  • K9s for Warriors
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Goebel Senior Center
  • ASA Soldier Appreciation Month
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • Boy Scouts
  • Conejo Free Clinic
  • Manna Food Bank
  • Children’s Hospital
  • Westminster Free Clinic
  • Alzheimer’s Association

Club Meetings
Fridays at 7 am
North Ranch Country Club
4761 Valley Spring Drive
Westlake Village, CA 91362
WestlakeVillageSunriseRotary.org




Moorpark Rotary:

The Rotary Club of Moorpark is a leadership organization, made up of local business, professional, & civic leaders.  Our Rotarians provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  We change the lives of those we have charitably served for over 60 years!

Through three major fundraisers, our club gives back an annual net of over $120,000 to charitable organizations.   Our first fundraiser is the Blue and Gray Civil War Reenactment, which is conducted to
educate the general public about the historical significance of the Civil War.  It includes the demonstration of the horrors of war and how the end of the war resulted in the abolishment of slavery.  Our hope is that it serves to stress the importance of Peace and Conflict Resolution which is one of Rotary’s Areas of Focus.

In early October, Moorpark Rotary will coordinate the Fifth Annual Moorpark Mammoth Run, a 5K/10K run through the beautiful rolling hills of Moorpark, and a one mile family fun walk.  For more info, log on to Moorpark-Mammoth.com.  On June 4, 2018, our club will hold the 2018 Moorpark Rotary Golf Invitational.

The Rotary Club of Moorpark is an approximately 50 member, non-profit service group comprised of local business leaders and professionals from the greater Moorpark area.

Beneficiaries:

  • Moorpark Boys & Girls Club
  • Moorpark Community/Senior Center
  • Moorpark Charitable NPOs
  • Moorpark Food Bank
  • Moorpark Youth Organizations
  • Moorpark Youth Athletic Programs
  • Moorpark Youth Scholarships
  • Moorpark Swim Program
  • Moorpark Schools Preschool Book Project
  • “Welcome to Moorpark” Signs
  • Moorpark Military Service Member Banners
  • Ventura County Community Fund (VCCF) The Rotary Foundation
  • Polio Eradication
  • Computer lab in Kenya
  • Blood transfusions in Romania
  • Hurricane disaster relief in the Philippines
  • Career center in Brazil
  • Hearing aids for children in Mexico
  • Oncology center for youth in Mexico
  • Heart surgeries for children in India
  • Corrective surgeries and rehabilitation for Polio victims in India
  • Elevator and van for handicapped in India
  • Safe cooking stoves in Nicaragua
  • Teacher training in remote areas of Sri Lanka

Club Meetings
12:00 pm on first four Fridays
Moorpark Country Club
11800 Championship Drive
Moorpark, CA  93021
MoorparkRotary.com




Moorpark Morning Rotary:

The Moorpark Morning Rotary Club is a group of business leaders, educators, non-profit leaders and civic professionals who meet regularly and perform charity and community service in Moorpark.  People join our club for networking opportunities, fellowship, friendship and to do more to serve their local community.

Our club meetings are every Thursday from 7:00am to 8:15am.  We meet at Lucky Fools Pub.  It’s the Irish Pub and Restaurant located in Historic Downtown Moorpark near the corner of Moorpark Avenue and High Street.  Each meeting includes delicious breakfast and has a featured speaker.

The Moorpark Morning Rotary Club performs several service projects throughout the year:

  • Financial Literacy Program.  Club members go into classrooms at Moorpark High School and teach high school students about financial literacy.
  • Rotary Reader Program.  Club members read once a month to elementary school students at Arroyo West School in Moorpark.
  • Senior Yard Makeovers.  Rotary Club members do yard work at the home of a senior who is unable to maintain it themselves.
  • Lord’s Table Dinner.  Club members partner with the Knights of Columbus in Moorpark to periodically provide a free healthy meal to low-income Moorpark residents.
  • Adopt-A-Road Project.  Rotarians from the Clubs in Moorpark & Simi Valley worked together to adopt Tierra Rejada Road between the two cities.  Members go out twice a year to clean it up.
  • Drive-Thru Food Bank.  In partnership with Ruben Castro Charities, Rotarians sort and hand out boxes of food periodically on Saturday mornings to families who need it.

The club also has one major annual fundraiser — the Moorpark Beer Festival.  Started in 2010, the festival has grown from a humble 200-attendee event to a regular attendance of around 1,500 people.  The event features local breweries and food vendors and raises money to support charities all over Moorpark and surrounding areas.  Visit www.MoorparkBeerFestival.com for more information.

Beneficiaries:

  • Moorpark High School Interact
  • Tierra Rejada Cleanup Project
  • Feeding the hungry in Moorpark
  • Moorpark Police Department
  • Polio Plus
  • Ruben Castro Charities
  • Food Share of Ventura County
  • Arroyo West Academic Learning Academy
  • Moorpark Volunteers in Policing
  • Moorpark Police Explorer Post
  • RYLA

Club Meetings
7am on Thursdays
Lucky Fools Pub
75 East High Street
Moorpark, CA 93021
MoorparkMorningRotary.com




Simi Valley Rotary:

The Rotary Club of Simi Valley was established on October 31, 1962. Our club is one of the earliest clubs chartered in the area and serving the community is a labor of love for our 51 members. We are proud of the many community projects – local and global that we have initiated over the last 55 years.

One recent endeavor was to capture the meaning of a Paul Harris Fellow in a video so that we as Rotarians could share our special tradition with others. The video “PaulHarris Fellows, Changing the World” by the Rotary Club of Simi Valley, can be found on YouTube and at our website.

Our community projects and fundraisers include– Constitution Day; distributing copies of the Constitution to local middle schools, Pancake Breakfast benefitting the Senior Center, Blood Drives, Lighting the Cross on Mount McCoy, Holiday Bike Build, Volunteering to help the Free-Clinic, Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Victims 2017, Madera Road Clean-up, and recognizing Community Heroes.

Youth Services is a very important focus for our club. We sponsor the Royal High School Interact Club, annual Youth Exchange Students, sponsor attendees of RYLA, and participate in the YES! program developed by the three Simi Valley Rotary Clubs.

The Rotary Club of Simi Valley hosted the annual Fireworks Festival and Extravaganza for the City of Simi Valley for 48 years raising hundreds of thousands of dollars, all of which was donated to local charities.

The club has been a strong supporter in the effort to end polio worldwide. Member and Past District Governor, Anil Garg, has lead a team of Rotarians on National Immunization Days (NID’s) for over 15 years and has been recognized by the White House for his service.

Our global outreach includes a Global Grant for a Cardiac Machine, purchasing shoes for children in an African Orphanage, supplying bedding for a hospital in Mexico, providing support for various water projects and hosting numerous foreign exchange students.

We are proud to have two Past District Governors from our club: Otto Austel, 1999-2000, and Anil Garg, 2008-2009, two men who truly represent the spirit of Rotary and Service Above Self.

Beneficiaries:

  • Simi Valley Boys & Girls Club
  • Samaritan Center
  • Simi Valley Senior Center
  • Free Clinic of Simi Valley
  • Ventura County Firefighters
  • Bicycle donations for children in need
  • YES! Youth Empowerment Summit
  • Student Scholarships
  • Boy Scouts
  • YMCA
  • Military Veterans
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Senior Concerns
  • Soaring Spirits International
  • For the Troops
  • Coalition for Family Harmony

Club Meetings

Every Tuesday of the Month, 12 Noon
(Dark on the Fifth Tuesday of the Month)
Cultural Arts Center
3050 East Los Angeles Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93065
SimiValleyRotary.org




Simi Sunrise Rotary:

Since 1985, the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise has been recognized as one of the most dynamic, committed, and fun service organizations in the Ventura County area.  With a membership of more than 106 and growing, it is one of the larger Rotary Clubs in Rotary District 5240. Our club members are dedicated professionals who share a passion for both community service and friendship. Every week we get to know more about each other, form life-long friendships, and through that, we are able to get things done in Simi Valley and internationally.

Our club raises money throughout the year and our projects serving the community have included: providing dictionaries to promote literacy; scholarships to high school seniors; providing seniors a meal at Thanksgiving; taking disadvantaged children shopping for gifts during the holidays; offering support for organizations protecting battered women; and providing food and shelter for the homeless.

Internationally, we have helped build clean water wells in third world countries; provided medical equipment where there was none; brought vaccinations to children in remote areas of the world; delivered wheel chairs by the container to 16 countries; and created microcredit loans to help develop sustaining businesses that give people hope.

The Cajun & Blues Musical Festival began in 1988 as a New England Clambake fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise and within two years the Cajun Creole music theme was adopted. The Cajun theme proved to be very popular as the Festival gained national attention and grew to be one of the largest festivals of its kind west of the Mississippi River. The Festival currently presents live Cajun, Zydeco and Blues entertainment on multiple stages, offers more than 150 food, beverage, craft and sponsor booths, and attracts approximately 18,000 attendees. One hundred percent of all Festival profits are donated in support of charitable, educational and humanitarian causes. Thanks to the generous and vital support of our corporate partners, profits from the Cajun & Blues Music Festival have resulted in total charitable donations of almost $2,000,000.

We invite you to be our guest at one of our meetings and share with you the benefits of membership. We meet Thursdays at 7:00 AM at the Grand Vista Hotel in Simi Valley. At our meetings, you can always count on good food, an interesting program, and great fellowship.

Beneficiaries:

  • Adventist Hospital Simi Valley
  • American Cancer Society
  • Boy Scouts and Explorer Scouts
  • Care and Share
  • For the Troops
  • Free Clinic of Simi Valley
  • Many Mansions
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Nancy Reagan Breast Center
  • Relay for Life
  • Samaritan Center of Simi Valley
  • Simi Valley Boys & Girls Club
  • Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
  • Simi Valley Police K-9 Unit and Reserves
  • Simi Valley Senior Center Thanksgiving Eve Dinner
  • Simi Valley Unified School District
  • The Wellness Community
  • Woman of Substance, Men of Honor
  • YMCA of Simi Valley

Club Meetings
We meet Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Grand Vista Hotel
999 Enchanted Way
Simi Valley, CA  93065
RotaryClubofSimiSunrise.org