UPDATED May 28 with more graduates!
Congratulations to the third Master PRLS 5 graduating class of the 2014-2015 Rotary year! The Ventura program's graduates included six president-elects!
  • Don Tiliquest of Camarillo
  • Rene Schrader of Bakersfield East
  • Mike Murphy of Thousand Oaks
  • Bill Banning of Goleta Noontime
  • Dennis Longwill of Ventura South
  • Jeff Stern of Woodland Hills (District 5280)
  • Anastasia Pyrinnis of Newbury Park Interact
  • Odyesseus Pyrinnis of Newbury Park Interact
  • Yvonne Brooks of Woodland Hills 
For their graduating project assignments, they worked on an ambulatory transport van project to serve Kern County. This project was focused on the underprivileged and the elderly, and would offer transportation to medical facilities that would normally be outside of their geographical area due to a lack of affordable means.
The second project was a One Day Music Festival to be held at a community park, and would include great music, games for kids, and a beer garden. Anticipated income to be generated was $30,000 to be distributed to the local community charities on behalf of Rotary.
80% of the projects during the MPRLS 5 graduating exercises come to fruition, and we look forward to seeing these benefit our communities and Rotary.
Thanks to instructors Mary Lingua, Wade Nomura, Dante Honorico, and site coordinator and PRLS Deputy Director Tony Huff.
Learn more about PRLS -- Practical Relevant Leadership Skills.
May 18, 2015 
Congratulations to the Master PRLS 5 graduating class:
  • Jim Eaton (SLO de Tolosa)
  • Donna Archer (Cayucos-Seaside)
  • Jessica Weiss (Morro Bay Eco)
  • Kyle Thomas (SLO Rotaract) 
They completed their course on May 9, 2015. 
This is the first graduating class that had The Rotary Foundation District and Global Grants included in their curriculum. As part of the graduating exercise, the group developed a project called “Continuing Change Direct.” This project would focus on gathering information from the clubs in our district and create a listing of international, and community projects with contacts, and a listing of Rotarians in each region by professions/businesses.
To date, approximately 80% of MPRLS 5 exercises have been implemented. It would be great to see this one implemented, as it would benefit Rotary and our Rotarians.