Moorpark/Simi Valley Rotary Clubs

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
www.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