Rotary Club of Ojai
The goal of community services is to further the ideals of Rotary fellowship and goodwill championed by our commitment to the Four Way Test throughout our local community. Leadership by example gives us an opportunity to touch the lives and make a positive impact on anyone we meet and with whom we conduct business, communicate, or especially those who are directly impacted by our charitable acts. As Rotarians we are keenly aware of the impact we can have daily in the lives of others in making our own local community a better place to live. Goodwill starts at home.
Fit Kids Fit Ojai
Our Club in with the Ojai Community Hospital provide funds to various community organizations that submit qualified grant applications for programs that promote the health and fitness of children in our community. The club conducts a fundraising event during the year to raise funds from the community that is matched 2 for 1 by the hospital.
The Committee organizes and sponsors an annual YouthFest event at Libbey Park to bring together different community-based organizations that work with youth in our community and promote a healthy and wholesome lifestyle.
The club sponsors a series of health awareness and public education throughout the year. Presentations are made by physicians and public health professionals on a variety of subjects.
The club participates with other community organizations in selecting and recognizing one or more individuals who have provided significant efforts and made significant contributions to the well-being of the community.
The club participates in celebration of Arbor Day annually at one of the elementary schools.
Community Service Month (March)
The committee is responsible for coordinating a Rotary Work Day whereby members participate in an activity that improves the community. Traditionally the club has been involved in cleaning up the Nordhoff cemetery. Members have also participated with the Green Coalition to remove non-native plants in Libbey Park.
Sudden Urgent Needs
The committee and the President budget funds annually that can be used in the event of a unforseen emergency strikes the community. The Community Service Director makes a recommendation to the President and Board should the need arise.
The Community Grants Committee reviews and screens all requests for charitable donations which the club receives throughout the year. The committee meets once or twice in early May to make their recommendations to the Board at their June meeting.