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Welcome to our Club!
Ventura South

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:00 p.m.
The Tower Club
300 East Esplanade Dr.
22nd Floor
Oxnard, CA 93036
United States of America
Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
Program Chair
Membership Chair
Community Service
International Serv
Interact / RYLA Advisor
Rotaract / Youth Advisor
The Rotary Foundation
Public Relations Chair
Family of Rotary
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Home Page Stories
We packed 710 bags this year (410 for high schools and 310 for middle schools)...Awesome! This is an annual Ventura School District project that is done in collaboration with the 3 Ventura Rotary Clubs: Downtown, East & South and also the Lions Club. 
Thank you to the following members for making it to this event - John Mattina, Kendall Mattina, Jackie Sanchez, Linda Zaruka, President Stacy Zaruka, Nkosi Khumalo, Jeaanine Longwill, Dennies Longwill, Bob Braitman, Bon Wakam and Angelina Ornelas. 
Great speaker at Rotary South.
Ashlyn Cavaletto presented her IMPACT program.  Redefining how to unleash the change makers in our communities.
Ventura High School Scholarships - Class of 2023!
From left to Right: Diane Moss, Past President Marty Moss, Abigail Block, Lucas Romero, Sofia S'Gro, Mateo Navarro, Brooke Roberts, Past President Bon Wakam, Past President Nkosi Khumalo. 
On Tuesday May 2, the club held its 40th anniversary celebration dinner social at the Manhattan Restaurant where we honored 4 members of the club for their 40 year membership. Charter members, Brant Gerckens, Dennis Longwill and Lee Gibson and 40 year member Larry Matheney provided us with reflections on their extensive experiences with the club. John Zaruka provided the MC duties. Everyone had a great time and the shared experiences were inspirational.
April 28, 2023 marked the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Rotary Club of Ventura South. On that Friday, the Club met at the IDEA Center at 1264 N Ventura Avenue, Ventura California. We were treated to a great tour and interaction with the students. Alex Wulff shared with us the the scope and depth of the student development that takes place at the Center.
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Take away bold ideas about how to improve your club experience, your community, and the world from breakout sessions at the Rotary convention in Singapore.

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Memorable experiences await in Singapore

2024 Rotary Convention will deliver inspiring speakers, unforgettable cultural events, delicious food, and invaluable personal connections