The Fillmore Philanthropic, Education, Organization (PEO) Chapter GY presented the 2022 Education Award to Emilia Magdaleno. Also pictured are PEO committee members Carolyn Diaz, Jan Lee, Pat Morris and Joanne King who presented Emilia with her award. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson. “Women Helping Women Reach for the Stars.”
The Fillmore Philanthropic, Education, Organization (PEO) Chapter GY presented the 2022 Education Award to Emilia Magdaleno. Also pictured are PEO committee members Carolyn Diaz, Jan Lee, Pat Morris and Joanne King who presented Emilia with her award. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson. “Women Helping Women Reach for the Stars.”
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(l-r) Rotary President Andy Klittich, District Attorney Erik Nasarenko, and Fillmore Police Chief and Rotarian Garo Kuredjian. Photo credit Rotarian Martha Richardson.
(l-r) Rotary President Andy Klittich, District Attorney Erik Nasarenko, and Fillmore Police Chief and Rotarian Garo Kuredjian. Photo credit Rotarian Martha Richardson.
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Erik Nasarenko, District Attorney for the County of Ventura, was the Fillmore Rotary speaker last week. He is a Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow. Before he became the District Attorney he was a prosecutor for domestic violence and sex crimes. Since he became the District Attorney, he has hired 15 prosecutors; one is a Fillmore woman, Twila Atmore, daughter of Clark and Shelley Johnson. One of his goals has been to get grants from the Department of Justice to form a Cold Case Department, to test DNA samples and solve more crimes.

 


 
Rotary President Andy Klittich, left, inducted new member Greg Agostinelli into the club last week. Greg is the Arts Commissioner, and is involved locally in music, proposing the Film Festival concept. Photo credit Rotarian Martha Richardson.
Rotary President Andy Klittich, left, inducted new member Greg Agostinelli into the club last week. Greg is the Arts Commissioner, and is involved locally in music, proposing the Film Festival concept. Photo credit Rotarian Martha Richardson.
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Council Votes 7A - 7E - 4-0
7-D Approved: SECOND READING TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 21-938 UPDATING
FILLMORE MUNICIPAL CODER CHAPTER 15.38 “FIREWORKS”
7-E Approved: Based on the Council approval of the creation of the new Senior Nutrition Aide position in January of this year, staff recommends that Council approve an amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding between the City and IUOE, Local 501 to update Salary Schedule “S” to reflect the inclusion of the Senior Nutrition Aide classification. The full-time Active Adult Senior Nutrition Aide will be paid a range of $16.72/hr. to $22.41/hr. (annual compensation range of $31,518 to $42,237.13). The City met and conferred with IUOE, Local 501 on this proposed amendment to the MOU and they are in agreement and have signed Amendment No. 1.
8-A Vote 3 (yes) 1- (no). RECOMMENDATION
Request: That the City Council:
1. Receive an update regarding the Fillmore Equestrian Center Grading; and
2. Provide comments to staff regarding the proposed revised grading plan to increase the
depth of the fill blanket and creation of an 80 to 100’ wide elevated pad area adjacent to
the westerly levee.
Items 9-A to 9-E. Unanimously Approved. (4-0)
9. NEW BUSINESS
9.A Review of the Engineer’s Report Regarding the Proposed Increase in Assessments for the City of Fillmore Storm Drain Maintenance Districts, Consideration of a Resolution to Initiate the Proceedings and the Intent to Levy the Annual Assessments, and Setting of a Public Hearing Date to Consider This Proposal
Fillmore Storm Drain Assessment District _SR_Final.pdf
9.B Review and Initiation of Proceedings for the Annual Levy the Annual of Assessments for the City of Fillmore Landscape and Lighting District No. 02 and Heritage Valley Landscape and Lighting District 2007-1; Approval of the Engineer’s Report Regarding the Proposed Increased Assessments; and Set the Public Hearing to Consider This
Proposal
FY 2022-23 Staff Report Landscape Lighting Districts_Final.pdf
9.C CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION OF A LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH THE FILLMORE
UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE USE OF THE FILLMORE AQUATIC CENTER
SR - 2022 Aquatic Center Agreement with FUSD_Final.pdf
9.D 510 SANTA CLARA AVENUE PROPERTY UPDATE AND REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO RECORD A DEED RESTRICTION.
510 Santa Clara Deed Restriction-SR- Final.pdf
9.E CONSIDERATION OF CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION NO. 22-3876, CALLING AND
GIVING NOTICE OF THE NOVEMBER 8, 2022, GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION;
AND RESOLUTION NO. 22-3877, REQUESTING CONSOLIDATION WITH THE
GUBERNATORIAL GENERAL ELECTION BEING CONDUCTED BY THE COUNTY
OF VENTURA THE SAME DAY

 


 
Last week Fillmore Rotary Club President Andy Klittich welcomed their District Governor, Dana Moldovan. She was originally from Romania and joined the Rotary Club of Westlake Village in 2002. Her slogan this year is “Think Different” which is what we have had to do during the pandemic. Many clubs met on Zoom and the Rotary International Convention was virtual, but there was still leadership training, fellowship and plans for the new normal. Moldovan congratulated the Fillmore Club for winning the Silver Club Award for last year. She was also happy to hear about how the Club is supporting Fillmore youth through scholarships, dictionaries, water safety, Interact Club, RYLA, etc. Photo credit Rotarian Martha Richardson.
Last week Fillmore Rotary Club President Andy Klittich welcomed their District Governor, Dana Moldovan. She was originally from Romania and joined the Rotary Club of Westlake Village in 2002. Her slogan this year is “Think Different” which is what we have had to do during the pandemic. Many clubs met on Zoom and the Rotary International Convention was virtual, but there was still leadership training, fellowship and plans for the new normal. Moldovan congratulated the Fillmore Club for winning the Silver Club Award for last year. She was also happy to hear about how the Club is supporting Fillmore youth through scholarships, dictionaries, water safety, Interact Club, RYLA, etc. Photo credit Rotarian Martha Richardson.
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On Wednesday, April 6, Rotary Club President Andy Klittich (right) welcomed guest speaker Jeffrey Lambert, Chief Operating Officer of the Ventura County Community Foundation, a nonprofit center. The organization represents donors who want to give back to the community and invests money so yearly donations can be made. They provide funds to other non-profits to help them grow, give scholarships to change kid’s lives, have caregivers who navigate hospitals to help people, and they help the Early Childhood Preschool facilities in Santa Paula with funding. This is only a small example of what they do. For more info: VCCF.org. Photo credit Rotarian Martha Richardson.
On Wednesday, April 6, Rotary Club President Andy Klittich (right) welcomed guest speaker Jeffrey Lambert, Chief Operating Officer of the Ventura County Community Foundation, a nonprofit center. The organization represents donors who want to give back to the community and invests money so yearly donations can be made. They provide funds to other non-profits to help them grow, give scholarships to change kid’s lives, have caregivers who navigate hospitals to help people, and they help the Early Childhood Preschool facilities in Santa Paula with funding. This is only a small example of what they do. For more info: VCCF.org. Photo credit Rotarian Martha Richardson.
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S.T.E.M. Friday! A Marshmallow Engineering Challenge was held at the Piru Boys & Girls Club. The activities keep the fun and learning going for all to enjoy. Photos courtesy https://www.facebook.com/bgclubscv.
S.T.E.M. Friday! A Marshmallow Engineering Challenge was held at the Piru Boys & Girls Club. The activities keep the fun and learning going for all to enjoy. Photos courtesy https://www.facebook.com/bgclubscv.
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(l-r) Santa Clara Valley Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year, Gonzalo Garcia Jr. with SCVBGC CEO Jan Marholin.
(l-r) Santa Clara Valley Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year, Gonzalo Garcia Jr. with SCVBGC CEO Jan Marholin.
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March 2022

Congratulations to our Youth of the Year representative Gonzalo Garcia Jr.

Youth of the Year is our signature effort to foster a new generation of leaders, communicators and goal setting young adults to prepare them to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood.

Gonzalo from our Fillmore Clubhouse was picked because he has the signature qualities of a leader. He excels as a good communicator, problem solver, and a motivator. Gonzalo also had stellar letters of recommendation commending his extraordinary efforts to be a positive role model for anyone around him.

Join us in congratulating Gonzalo for his achievements and for being an agent of change. We are proud to have him represent the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley and we look forward to watch him achieve his goals.

 
Friday Robotics Fun! Students put together Mechanical Engineering Rovers & Vehicles as part of Robotics Day this past Friday at the Boys and Girls Club in both Fillmore and Piru Clubhouses. Pictured are two kids looking over directions as the work to put together their robot vehicles. Photos courtesy https://www.facebook.com/bgclubscv
Friday Robotics Fun! Students put together Mechanical Engineering Rovers & Vehicles as part of Robotics Day this past Friday at the Boys and Girls Club in both Fillmore and Piru Clubhouses. Pictured are two kids looking over directions as the work to put together their robot vehicles. Photos courtesy https://www.facebook.com/bgclubscv
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Pictured is Fillmore Rotary President Andy Klittich (right) with Rotarian Dave Andersen, who attended President Elect Training Session (PETS) recently at the LAX Marriott. There were about 1,000 Rotarians present from all over. There were many workshops and tremendous keynote speakers. Andersen learned more about the workings of Rotary and was impressed by how organized everything was. He commented that when he is Rotary President, July 1st, he wants all the Club members to work together, and stated he now knows he has access to resources to get things done. Courtesy Martha Richardson.
Pictured is Fillmore Rotary President Andy Klittich (right) with Rotarian Dave Andersen, who attended President Elect Training Session (PETS) recently at the LAX Marriott. There were about 1,000 Rotarians present from all over. There were many workshops and tremendous keynote speakers. Andersen learned more about the workings of Rotary and was impressed by how organized everything was. He commented that when he is Rotary President, July 1st, he wants all the Club members to work together, and stated he now knows he has access to resources to get things done. Courtesy Martha Richardson.
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On Monday, February 7th, five Fillmore youth participated in the 85th Annual Lions Club Student Speaker Contest. This year’s speech topic was “How can kindness unite our country?” With each student following strict rules and guidelines, the judges picked the top winner: Fillmore High School junior Alanna Garcia. She won $100 from our local club and will compete with other winners next month in Camarillo for the next level. We wish her all the luck! Pictured above is Club President Steve McKeown, and all five participants Jimena Cortes, Camilo Torres, Carmen Ibarra, Jessica Videgain and Alanna Garcia, and Lions Club members Lynn Edmonds and Gaylynn Brien. Photo credit Jaclyn Ibarra.
On Monday, February 7th, five Fillmore youth participated in the 85th Annual Lions Club Student Speaker Contest. This year’s speech topic was “How can kindness unite our country?” With each student following strict rules and guidelines, the judges picked the top winner: Fillmore High School junior Alanna Garcia. She won $100 from our local club and will compete with other winners next month in Camarillo for the next level. We wish her all the luck! Pictured above is Club President Steve McKeown, and all five participants Jimena Cortes, Camilo Torres, Carmen Ibarra, Jessica Videgain and Alanna Garcia, and Lions Club members Lynn Edmonds and Gaylynn Brien. Photo credit Jaclyn Ibarra.
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On Monday, February 14th, Steven Geddes, Faculty Advisor for the Mock Trial team, and Advisor Laura Bartels presented a program to Fillmore Rotary. They informed the Club about the months of preparation and dedication of the FHS Mock Trial team and how they were given the information for the trial but had to decide who should play the parts and how they would proceed. Henry Hurd was the only student who attended the meeting and gave the student perspective. It was then announced that Hurd had been voted Most Valuable Player, a happy surprise! The Rotary Club of Fillmore presented the Mock Trial team with a check for $500. Pictured (l-r) President Andy Klittich, Laura Bartels, Henry Hurd, and Steven Geddes. Photo courtesy Rotarian Martha Richardson.
On Monday, February 14th, Steven Geddes, Faculty Advisor for the Mock Trial team, and Advisor Laura Bartels presented a program to Fillmore Rotary. They informed the Club about the months of preparation and dedication of the FHS Mock Trial team and how they were given the information for the trial but had to decide who should play the parts and how they would proceed. Henry Hurd was the only student who attended the meeting and gave the student perspective. It was then announced that Hurd had been voted Most Valuable Player, a happy surprise! The Rotary Club of Fillmore presented the Mock Trial team with a check for $500. Pictured (l-r) President Andy Klittich, Laura Bartels, Henry Hurd, and Steven Geddes. Photo courtesy Rotarian Martha Richardson.
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Pictured is Rotarian Joe Aguirre who gave a Fillmore Rotary program which began with his background, growing up in Fillmore. After graduating from Ventura and UC Irvine, he decided he wanted to get into music and attended Cal Arts. He is very talented on the guitar and taught the Club about how the different notes blend together to make different sounds, and the strumming creates different styles of music. He said music creates an emotion in us and affects our lives. It makes us remember where we were when we heard a particular song for the first time. When asked why he didn’t go into teaching music or performing, he jokingly answered if he did that, he wouldn’t be able to help us over 65’s with our Medicare at Aguirre Financial & Insurance Services. Joe began his business service 1990 but continues practicing music several hours each day. Photo credit Rotarian Martha Richardson.
Pictured is Rotarian Joe Aguirre who gave a Fillmore Rotary program which began with his background, growing up in Fillmore. After graduating from Ventura and UC Irvine, he decided he wanted to get into music and attended Cal Arts. He is very talented on the guitar and taught the Club about how the different notes blend together to make different sounds, and the strumming creates different styles of music. He said music creates an emotion in us and affects our lives. It makes us remember where we were when we heard a particular song for the first time. When asked why he didn’t go into teaching music or performing, he jokingly answered if he did that, he wouldn’t be able to help us over 65’s with our Medicare at Aguirre Financial & Insurance Services. Joe began his business service 1990 but continues practicing music several hours each day. Photo credit Rotarian Martha Richardson.
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The Fillmore Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley hosted a Kids Farmers Market to teach the kids about healthy snack options while each member took home a bag of fresh produce. Posted February 1st, 2022, Courtesy https://
www.facebook.com/bgclubscv
The Fillmore Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley hosted a Kids Farmers Market to teach the kids about healthy snack options while each member took home a bag of fresh produce. Posted February 1st, 2022, Courtesy https:// www.facebook.com/bgclubscv
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Pictured are Rotary President Andy Klittich and Rotarian Joe Ricards who was the Fillmore Rotary speaker at last week’s meeting. He is a Master Scuba Diver Trainer and brought his scuba equipment to informed Rotary members of its uses. His first dive was in 1975 and by 1994 he was diving fulltime. Joe is a trainer and certified in many different aspects of diving as will as a rescuer. His pictures of underwater sea creatures, some weighing up to 400 lbs, and huge kelp beds were very interesting. Photo courtesy Rotarian Martha Richardson.
Pictured are Rotary President Andy Klittich and Rotarian Joe Ricards who was the Fillmore Rotary speaker at last week’s meeting. He is a Master Scuba Diver Trainer and brought his scuba equipment to informed Rotary members of its uses. His first dive was in 1975 and by 1994 he was diving fulltime. Joe is a trainer and certified in many different aspects of diving as will as a rescuer. His pictures of underwater sea creatures, some weighing up to 400 lbs, and huge kelp beds were very interesting. Photo courtesy Rotarian Martha Richardson.
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Bill Herrera, the Fillmore Rotary speaker, is a State Farm agent, but has also been a member of the Fillmore Fire Department for 26 years. He talked about the early days when most of the firemen were volunteers from local businesses. When they heard the siren, they closed their doors and headed to the fire station. There are only a few firefighters who are funded, the rest are volunteers. Even today 70% of all departments are made up of volunteers. Bill has been an engineer, the driver, a Captain, and later an interim Chief. He also stated that it takes a few years of practice and training before a recruit is hired. When Santa Paula Hospital closed there was concern about the distance for patients to travel, so paramedic’s and EMT’s were added, as well as an ambulance. Funding is still in short supply and because of that late Fire Chief Rigo Landeros and others started the Fillmore Fire Foundation. The Foundation is a place you can make donations; they also sponsor fundraising events, such as their annual golf tournament and grants, all to help fund the fire department for needed equipment etc. Even though the department is underfunded they “get the job done with Fillmore Care Pride”!

 
Last week the Fillmore and Piru Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley had fun with arts & crafts, making wreaths and other Christmas decorations to take home for the holiday. Pictured are some of the students with their creations.
Last week the Fillmore and Piru Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley had fun with arts & crafts, making wreaths and other Christmas decorations to take home for the holiday. Pictured are some of the students with their creations.
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(l-r) Rotarian and guest speaker Jerry Peterson with Fillmore Rotary Club President Andy Klittich. Photo
courtesy Rotarian Martha Richardson.
(l-r) Rotarian and guest speaker Jerry Peterson with Fillmore Rotary Club President Andy Klittich. Photo courtesy Rotarian Martha Richardson.
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Rotarian Jerry Peterson has been hiking for several years and last week brought his backpack and informed Fillmore Rotary Club about how he prepares for his excursions. They learned that the pack weighs about 27 lbs without water. Some of the items he carries are three liters of water, a water filtration bag, a solar panel for powering his phone, a sleeping bag, gloves, bug spray, fishing pole, tent, hiking poles, basic clothes with soap, and a rope to wash and hang dry. He also takes his personal items and first aid kit. Some items are inflatable, so they don’t take up much room. When everything is in the backpack it weighs about 43 lbs. Peterson is ready for his next adventure!

 
Vice President Steve Sharp and Mary Anne Simone, office manager for Three Angels Children’s Relief were the speakers at Fillmore Rotary. Three Angels has served orphans and at-risk families in Haiti for over 15 years. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. One third of the population is 14 years old or younger. This program includes education. Three Angels Christian Academy has 270 children currently in K-6. Meals are provided for the students every day. They have orphan care at Angel House and strive to find loving adoptive families. They have well-trained Nannies who care for 2-3 children each. There is also a medical clinic to care for the children, orphans and families in their area. To ensure safety, they have guards on duty at all times. Job opportunities include the women making jewelry to sell and a farm where they grow produce to feed the children and to sell. Their website is www.threeangelshaiti.org for more information or to make a donation. Courtesy Rotarian Martha Richardson.
Vice President Steve Sharp and Mary Anne Simone, office manager for Three Angels Children’s Relief were the speakers at Fillmore Rotary. Three Angels has served orphans and at-risk families in Haiti for over 15 years. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. One third of the population is 14 years old or younger. This program includes education. Three Angels Christian Academy has 270 children currently in K-6. Meals are provided for the students every day. They have orphan care at Angel House and strive to find loving adoptive families. They have well-trained Nannies who care for 2-3 children each. There is also a medical clinic to care for the children, orphans and families in their area. To ensure safety, they have guards on duty at all times. Job opportunities include the women making jewelry to sell and a farm where they grow produce to feed the children and to sell. Their website is www.threeangelshaiti.org for more information or to make a donation. Courtesy Rotarian Martha Richardson.
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Are you, or do you know, a high school student living in the FUSD attendance area? If so, here is an opportunity you can’t miss. The International Lions’ Club of Fillmore is once again hosting a Student Speaker Contest on February 7, 2022 at 6:30pm at the Fillmore Scout House. The contest is open to all high school students living in the Fillmore Unified School District attendance area. The topic of the speech is “HOW CAN KINDNESS REUNITE OUR COUNTRY?”. The speech must be at least 5 minutes long and should be within 8 minutes. (points will be taken off if longer than 8 minutes). All speakers will receive a cash prize. The winner would go on to present the speech at the District meeting. Each level winner would advance to the next level of competition. The ultimate winner will receive a total of $21,450.00 to be used for university, college or career study. Interested students must fill out an interest form which can be picked up at the Fillmore High School office, Sierra High School office or by calling Gaylynn Brien at 360-521-5647 or Lynn Edmonds at 805-907-6576.