Mike Swart, (pictured on the right side) was the Rotary Club of Vandenberg Village guest speaker at this mornings meeting. He is pictured with Rotarian Dana Manchester.
 
Rotary Speaker - Mike Swart 2017-11-10 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Speaker - Earl Murray Jr. 2017-11-03 07:00:00Z 0
Rene Minjarez, Business Owner and President of Barnstormers Aero Services, Inc in Lompoc (Pictured on the left, with Rotarian Phil Boortz) was our guest speaker at this mornings meeting.
 
Rotary Speaker - Renee Minjarez 2017-10-20 07:00:00Z 0
Howard Kolb, (Pictured on the left with Rotarian Myron Heavin) Water Resource Control Professional Engineer (PE), is employed by the California Water Boards, and was our guest speaker this morning.
 
Rotary Speaker - Howard Kolb 2017-10-13 07:00:00Z 0
Amber Wilson, President, and CEO of the Lompoc Chamber (pictured on the left) delivered a presentation about the city of Lompoc at our club this morning.
 
Rotary Speaker - Amber Wilson 2017-10-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 22, 2017
Sheriff Deputy, Garrett Ross with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's office (pictured with Rotarian Dana Manchester) was the guest speaker this morning at our club.
Rotary Speaker - Garrett Ross 2017-09-22 07:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Club of Vandenberg Village welcomes  new member Dick Jones (picture on the left with Earl Murray).
 
New Member - Dick Jones 2017-09-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Earl Murray on Sep 15, 2017
Rotary Club of Vandenberg Village welcomes Maria Forbes (picture on the far left with Pat Grijalva and Earl Murray) who recently joined as a new member. She will be a great addition to our club and provide leadership to help us grow and give back to the community. 
 
New Member - Maria Forbes Earl Murray 2017-09-15 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club Speaker - Victor Jordan Earl Murray 2017-09-08 07:00:00Z 0
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
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