Rotary Club of Ojai

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Ojai

Ojai
We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
Soule Golf Course Banquet Facility
1033 East Ojai Avenue
Ojai, CA  93023
United States
Mail address: PO Box 511
Ojai, CA 93024
 
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President-Elect
President Elect Nominee
Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Club Service
Community Service
International Serv
Vocational Service
Youth Service
Membership Chair
TRF Chair
Family of Rotary
Public Relations
RC Ojai Education Foundation
WebMaster
Club Bulletin Editor
Polio Plus Chair
Global Grants
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Marty Pops
    March 4
  • Carl A. Gross
    March 6
  • Mary Hatch
    March 12
  • Hank Bangser
    March 14
  • Charles B. Thompson
    March 16
  • Judy Gabriel
    March 22
  • Frank M. Finck
    March 27
  • Leslie Bouché
    March 27
  • Lerie Bjornstedt
    March 29
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Mary
    March 12
  • Nick Hishmeh
    March 20
  • Lisa Malone
    March 30
Anniversaries:
  • Patricia Anderson
    Ross Anderson
    March 12
  • Jenny Owen
    Rod Owen
    March 21
  • Rod Owen
    Jenny Owen
    March 21
Join Date:
  • David Watson
    March 1, 1996
    21 years
  • Sheila Cluff
    March 1, 2005
    12 years
  • Terry Beckett
    March 5, 1999
    18 years
  • Matt Clements
    March 11, 2016
    1 year
  • Bob Skankey
    March 12, 2004
    13 years
  • John R. Lyon
    March 16, 1969
    48 years
  • Jane McCarthy
    March 18, 1988
    29 years
  • Tony Thacher
    March 25, 1973
    44 years
  • Bill Weirick
    March 27, 2015
    2 years
  • Mary Hatch
    March 27, 2015
    2 years
 
Home Page Stories
The Ojai Rotary Club of Ojai Education Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 Scholarship Program.
 
Scholarships Available:
  • One four year John and Ginger Wilson College Scholarship of $20,000 per year for 4 years (new).
  • 21 one year College Scholarships Most are for $3,000.  One is for $4,000.
  • 4 one year Career and Technical Scholarships for $2,000 each.
Completed applications must be submitted to the Scholarship Committee by March 17, 2017.  
For additional information, requirements, and applications, click on Rotary Club of Ojai Education Foundation.
The Rotary Club of Ojai will be awarding Community Grants in three areas:
1.    Awards for projects that benefit older adults in the Ojai Valley
2.    Community awards to non-profit and public benefit organizations to help support programs, services and/or improvements which will benefit the Ojai Valley community in specific ways; and
3.    Educational awards to support youth and education within the Ojai Valley.

Each applicant must be a not-for-profit community-based organization or public agency. One proposal per organization will be allowed for grants between $500 - $5000. Community grants are intended to assist in starting new programs or projects for the first year.  The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017.
- See more at: http://www.ojairotary.org/SitePage/rotary-club-of-ojai-community-grants-1#sthash.gAj7JHvo.dpuf
The Rotary Club of Ojai will be awarding Community Grants in three areas:
1.    Awards for projects that benefit older adults in the Ojai Valley
2.    Community awards to non-profit and public benefit organizations to help support programs, services and/or improvements which will benefit the Ojai Valley community in specific ways; and
3.    Educational awards to support youth and education within the Ojai Valley.

Each applicant must be a not-for-profit community-based organization or public agency. One proposal per organization will be allowed for grants between $500 - $5000. Community grants are intended to assist in starting new programs or projects for the first year.  The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017.
- See more at: http://www.ojairotary.org/SitePage/rotary-club-of-ojai-community-grants-1#sthash.gAj7JHvo.dpuf
The Rotary Club of Ojai will be awarding Community Grants in three areas:
  1. Projects that benefit older adults in the Ojai Valley
  2. Non-profit and public benefit organizations to help support programs, services and/or improvements which will benefit the Ojai Valley community in specific ways
  3. Educational awards to support youth and education within the Ojai Valley
Each applicant must be a not-for-profit community-based organization or public agency.  One proposal per organization will be allowed for grants between $500 - $5000.  Community grants are intended to assist in starting new programs or projects for the first year.  
The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017
For Community Grant Applications and more information, click HERE or email Betsy Watson at Ojairotarygrants@gmail.com
More than 50 adults gave the low-down on their careers to 170 high school seniors from Nordhoff and Chaparral High Schools at the Rotary Club of Ojai’s Career Day on April 27, 2016.
Read on for the latest update on our project for Economic Development for Women in Rural Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Tony Thacher was inspired by the documentary "Ghost Town to Havana" to collect and transport baseball equipment for the kids of Cuba.
Rotary has always recognized how essential clean drinking water is for all people.  So in February, 2016, when the International Service committee of our Rotary Club of Ojai became aware of the immediate need for clean drinking water for children in a village school in India, they took immediate action.
 
Community Service
 
 
 
Speakers
Peter Strauss - dd
Apr 07, 2017
Botany is a theatrical production and a true labor of love
Tennis Tournament volunteer - sb
Apr 14, 2017
Ojai Tennis Tournament
Christy Madden, Pay For Success (PTA)
Apr 21, 2017
Privatising reducing recidivism in ex-prisoners
Arbor Day
Apr 28, 2017
Rick Ridgeway (sb)
May 05, 2017
Jamie Bennett and Gina Gutierrez - sb
May 12, 2017
Ojai Music Festival
Jacqueline Winspear, author (LB)
May 26, 2017
Bestselling author, longtime Ojai resident
Lisa Casoni, Porch Gallery
Jun 09, 2017
Art in Ojai
Mark Lewis, Museum President
Jun 23, 2017
History of Ojai
Demotion Party for President Gilbreth (5th Friday)
Jun 30, 2017
Celebrating President Bill's Year of Service
 
 
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