WELCOME TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF OJAI
Meetings on Friday’s at 
Soule Golf Course Banquet Room
1033 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai, CA  93023
Mail address: PO Box 511 Ojai, CA 93024
 
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Rotary Club of Ojai and Help of Ojai

 

Rotary Club of Ojai club members delivering funds & food items to H.E.L.P. of Ojai.

Most needed items right now for food distribution boxes are rice, jam, canned tuna/chicken, chili/soup, canned vegetables other than green beans and corn, and cereal. 

Join us! We will be happy to pick up and deliver to Help of Ojai for you! Contact Sue Gilbreth for more information. 

#RotaryofOjaihelpingHELP

 

 
Scholarships Available:
  • Vocational Scholarships
  • Community College Scholarships
  • Undergraduate Scholarships
Awards:
  • Fifteen 1-year scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $6,000
  • One Wilson scholarship up to $80,000 awarded over a 4-year period
Eligibility:
High School students who live in the Ojai Valley and who will be graduating from a public, private, or home school in 2020.
 
SPECIAL NOTE:  Application deadline has been March 27, 2020, but if you have difficulties  meeting that deadline given our current circumstances surrounding the COVID19 situation, please contact Janet Mahon Campbell at janetmahoncampbell@gmail.com. All applications surrounding special circumstances need to be received no later than April 9th 2020 after contacting Janet Campbell.
 
For additional information, requirements, and applications, click on Rotary Club of Ojai Educational Foundation.
Progress Update on Global Grant in India
 
Our $87, 515 global grant for education for indigent children in Puri, India, has been funded, and work is underway!  This is the culmination of hundreds of hours of work by Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Ojai, CA (D5240), and Srikshetra Puri Rotary Club in Puri, Odisha, India.
This grant will enable Prashanti International School (PIS) to provide quality education kindergarten through high school for indigent and fatherless children from Puri and surrounding villages, with an emphasis on English language learning and building strong values.  
The most urgent task is to complete the outside work before monsoon season starts in June, when torrential rains will make it impossible to dig foundations for the boundary wall and gates, grade the school grounds for flood control, or build the approach road.  It looks like we will meet this seasonal challenge.  Thanks to contractor Rtn. Rabi Mohapatra for starting work as soon as the grant was approved, rather than waiting for funds to be deposited into the bank account on April 12!  
These costly physical improvements bring Prashanti School one step closer to receiving the certification as an English education high school, so that bright indigent students will be eligible for exams that open up educational and vocational opportunities unimaginable without this schooling.
The photos below document the progress on the project in April 2019. What they do not show is the wonderful collaborative relationship, respect, and friendship that have developed between the Puri and Ojai Rotarians and the school principal as a result of the almost-daily WhatsApp communication about the grant.
Please click HERE for photos.
 
Rotary Hiking Club meets every Sunday morning
For hike details text Deirdre (805) 640-5717
 
 
 
Please follow the link below, to check out a District-5240 news article posted by our very own Leslie Bouché. The incredible work being done at the Prashanti School in Puri India, is a wonderful example of service above self and a heartwarming success story to boot. A special thanks to Leslie Bouché for sharing and for all your hard work! If you look carefully, you might just spot her amidst the many students.
 
 
 
Terri Wolfe of HELP of Ojai describing HELP’s nimble and enormous response to the Thomas Fire. 
Ojai residents were supported in 3 phases: emergency, housing, and financial.  Case management services continue and the impact of the fire is expected to last for 2-3 more years. 
Terri thanked Rotary Club of Ojai for our immediate cash award of $52,000. 
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.
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Cheree Edwards
    April 13
  • Brian Berman
    April 21
  • Judy Pugh
    April 28
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Ross Anderson
    April 2
  • Lisa Berman
    April 30
Anniversaries:
  • Dietrich Schmidt
    Valerie
    April 3
  • Lawrence Wilde
    Katharine
    April 3
  • John Russell
    Peggy
    April 4
  • Bill Gilbreth
    Sue Gilbreth
    April 15
  • Randall Roth
    Renee
    April 16
Join Date:
  • Haady Lashkari
    April 1, 2011
    9 years
  • Marty Pops
    April 2, 1998
    22 years
  • Brian Berman
    April 5, 2019
    1 year
 
Speakers
Colleen Byrum(bg)-One of the first 50 @ Amazon.
Apr 10, 2020
Meeting Cancelled
Dorjee Tsewang-Tibetan Aid Foundation (nk)
Apr 17, 2020
Meeting Cancelled
Arbor Day(aw)- (DARK @ Soule Golf)
Apr 24, 2020
Meeting Cancelled
Get Acquainted Talk(bg)
May 01, 2020
Kathy Yee & Wendy Barker
John Fowler/Shannon Kelly(bw)-Affordable Housing
May 08, 2020
Peoples' Self-Help Housing
Scholarship Awards(jm)
May 15, 2020
Award of Rotary Scholarships
Dr. Michael Harrington-Dementia Research
May 22, 2020
The traits of dementias, how different dementias are recognized, and help from the latest research.
DARK - 5th Friday
May 29, 2020
5th Friday Social
Ojai Music Festival (dd)
Jun 05, 2020
The Ojai Music Festival
Colin Jones(bg) My father's war in Burma
Jun 19, 2020
One Man's Journey Through Love and War
Cheree's Demotion Party
Jun 26, 2020
Celebrate Cheree and her many accomplishments as our President extraordinaire
 
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