Club Information
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Ojai - #674
Ojai
We meet In Person
Fridays at 12:00 PM
Aquinas Center of St. Thomas Catholic Church Activity Center
185 St. Thomas Drive
Ojai, CA 93023
United States of America
Mailing Address: Post Office Box 511, Ojai, CA 93024
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Taste of Ojai 2022!

A Journey of Food, Wine, and Art

2:00-5:30PM - Sunday, April 10, 2022 - Libbey Park

Get your tickets and view all the details now at www.tasteofojai.org

Proceeds from Taste of Ojai benefit the Rotary Club of Ojai Educational Foundation. The Rotary Club of Ojai and its Educational Foundation have raised nearly one million dollars over the last two decades with Taste of Ojai being our primary fundraising event. Nearly $130,000 of scholarships are awarded each Spring to Ojai students for Fall enrollment at a recognized college, university, community college or technical school, with over 400 scholarships awarded to date. In addition, each year more than $30,000 of community grants are awarded to Ojai schools and non­ profit organizations.

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Rotary Club of Ojai Community Grants -- 2022

The Rotary Club of Ojai will distribute profits from our fundraiser "Taste of Ojai "to local 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations serving Ojai Valley residents. This year we are pleased to donate $30,000 back to the community.  

The focus of this year’s awards will be on community building projects in the Ojai Valley. The Rotary Club of Ojai seeks to help revitalize our community: much has been "on pause" during the Covid epidemic.  How would the proposed project serve and increase a sense of community in the Ojai Valley?

Organizations which provide for charitable needs in the Ojai Valley are encouraged to apply. 

Click here to download the application.

Please submit completed applications to ojairotarygrants@gmail.com

The deadline for applications is extended to March 5th, 2022.

The Rotary Club of Ojai joined a club in Bend, Oregon and a club in Gaborone, Botswana to provide a $30,000 global scholarship grant in order for a young doctor in Africa to complete her advanced training to become a certified surgeon. She will be only the fourth fully certified surgeon in the public health system that services over 1.8 million people in Botswana.
 
Please click on the link below for the full story which is posted on the District 5240 newsletter.
 
Please click on the link below to read a great story by Leslie Bouche, Chair of the International Committee.  It describes the efforts to generate a global grant for Prashanti International School in India.  It provides details of the grant and lists the many Rotary Clubs and other partners which provided the support.  The story was written for the District 5240 newsletter.
Please click on the following link to read an interesting story written by Carl Gross.  It outlines the history and services provided to  medical services to the underserved residents of the island of Roatan in Honduras.  The effort has been supported by our International Service Committee and several members of our club.  The story was published on the District 5240 website.
The Three Amigas rock the house!
 
Sue Gilbreth, Cindy Fring, and Kathy Yee give a great Get Acquainted Talk with Music, Recital, and mucho gusto!
 
 
 
Rotary Club of Ojai: International Service Committee
 
The Rotary Club of Ojai’s International Service Committee (ISC) is a very active part of our Club. Over the past several years, we have developed long-term, close working relationships with communities in several countries such as Roatan, Niger, India, Bosnia, Ghana, and Cuba. Ojai Rotary has provided grants to support and help create sustainable, positive change in the areas of medical care, economic development, education & literacy, and water & sanitation. Here is a partial list of our club’s international projects:
 
Community Service
 
Bulletins
Membership News
May 16, 2022
 
Club Executives & Directors
President-Elect
Co-President Elect
President
Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Club Service
Community Service
International Serv
Vocational Service
Public Relations
Youth Service
Membership Co-Chair
Membership
Member at Large
Rotary Club of Ojai Education Foundation
Family of Rotary
RYLA Coordinator
The Rotary Foundation
Polio Plus Chair
Club Bulletin Editor
Programs Chair
Peace Chair
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Wendy Barker
    May 7
  • Fred M. Fauvre
    May 23
  • Tony Thacher
    May 23
Anniversaries:
  • Dean D. Vadnais
    Gloria
    May 7
Join Date:
  • Carl A. Gross
    May 4, 1984
    38 years
  • Dick Weirick
    May 7, 1989
    33 years
  • Jim Combs
    May 18, 2007
    15 years
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Member Dues and Fining
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Ojai Educational Foundation Donations
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Speakers
Francesca Gold - Breath Ojai
Jun 03, 2022
Health and Yoga
Christopher Danch
Jun 10, 2022
Executive Director - Ojai Valley Fire Safe Council
Andy Gilman - Rhythm from Around the World
Jun 17, 2022
Music with Andy Gilman
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A little bit of salt

A surgeon in Spain finds a way to treat patients in Nigeria

Rotary members honored as Champions of Girls’ Empowerment

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