Every year, our club in partnership with Kohl’s Department Store, donates money to assist children in need to purchase school clothing and shoes. The children are selected by the local Samaritan Center.
This last Friday, our Shoes for Little Soles event had 24 recipients receive the giveaway. Our club along with the help of Kohl’s had many volunteers show up to help enrich the lives of these children. The event was organized by our club Community Chair, David Howe. As usual, Dave did an excellent job, and Simi Valley Sunset Rotary club came in to help with one of our favorite events all year. To the well deserved students, have a great school year.
This year Simi Sunset spent about $4,400 on the event, Kohl’s generously gave about $3,500 in discounts, and approximately $800 in Kohl’s cash was generated to give to the Simi Valley Samaritan Center.
The Rotary Club of Simi Sunset hosted their 8th Annual Tea Party today. The sold out event held 160 guests at the Strathearn Historical Park & Museum here in Simi. The even was a huge success with a spectacular ‘Best Hat’ and ‘Fanciest Hat’ contests, Scone contest, several dozen silent auction items and a very exciting live auction with amazing prizes such a 7-day stay at a resort and spa in Mexico. Johanna’s Annual Tea Party will back again next year in May so if you missed the opportunity to attend this year, be sure to look for tickets and information on this website in 2018!
The Rotary Club of Simi Sunset organized the 7th Annual Johnna’s Tea Party on May 1st at the Strathern Historical Park. The venue made for a very cozy and comfortable setting for all the high tea, hats, delicious sandwiches and scones as well as the myriad raffles, prizes and of course much, much laughter and joy. The men of the Rotary Club of Simi Sunset put on their Sunday best to act as servers so no table would be without anything at all during this wonderful event. The event was a great success and we look forward to the 8th Annual Tea Party coming next May. See you then!
To see more photos from this amazing event please visit our Facebook page: Johnna’s Tea Party.
The Rotary Club of Simi Sunset would like to thank all runners, vendors, volunteers and sponsors for the success of the 10th Annual Gator Run! Without your continued support, commitment and dedication we couldn’t put on such an amazing event. We look forward to seeing you all next year!
This week, instead of hosting a speaker, the club hosted all of our fellow Rotarians who volunteered at the Youth Empowerment Summit (YES) held November 7th at Camp Rotary Simi Valley. The event was a fantastic opportunity for young men and women from all walks of life to learn, grow and form lasting bonds as they learned about leadership, support and each other. All of the Rotarians who participated were transformed by the experience. Here is some of the things they had to say:
“Everyone participated. What you give and what you get back is immeasurable!” – Dorina Timble
“[This event is] the best thing we have given back to the youth as Rotary.” – Rick Vogel
Thank you to all of our volunteers and participants for making this an amazing, life changing experience for all involved.
October 25th was the Rotary Club of Simi Sunset’s annual Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade – a community extravaganza celebrating our community’s love of pets, Halloween, and each other. With a strong turn out the event was a great success as always. Owner and pooch came in costume and entered over a dozen judged competitions including: longest tail, hurdles, owner/pet look alike and more. The Ventura County Sheriff’s K-9 officers made an appearance to educate and entertain the crowd with demonstrations of their drug sniffing dogs and their bloodhound.
The Rotary Club of Simi Sunset would like to say thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers; a special thank you goes out to Theresa’s Country Feed and Pet for their constant partnership and support and Mr. Ben Gilbert, owner and publisher of ‘Welcome to the Neighborhood’ for being an amazing MC.
Please enjoy the pictures below and visit our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SimiSunsetRotary) for more photos of the event.
During the days of October 2-4th four of our club members had the pleasure of experiencing the wonderfully put together District 5240 Conference in Bakersfield, CA. Ryan Mills (President Elect), Michelle Schwabe (Club Member), Sally Tomniczak (President) and Marin M. Kakachev (Director of Communications) were treated to a variety of fun social mixers, great food and local entertainment, amazing, inspirational speakers and the opportunity to hear delegates from our sister districts from Korea and Mexico speak.
Some of the highlights include a private event with a live band at the Buck Owens Crystal Palace in the heart of Bakersfield as well as hearing Aiyana Havir and Larry Powell – two amazing motivational speakers who shared their personal stories of adversity and success, and how we can all come together as Rotarians to build a better world for all!
Please join us in celebrating 50 years of service and care at the Simi Valley Hospital during their 50th Anniversary Gala at the Ronald Reagan Library, September 26. Please refer to the invitation below for details. Hope to see you there!