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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Ojai - #674
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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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

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

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

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.

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
Club Executives & Directors
Co-President Elect
Past President
Community Service
Club Service
International Serv
Vocational Service
Public Relations
Youth Service
Membership Co-Chair
Member at Large
Rotary Club of Ojai Education Foundation
Family of Rotary
Interact/Youthact Advisor
RYLA Coordinator
The Rotary Foundation
Polio Plus Chair
Club Bulletin Editor
Programs Chair
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Dean D. Vadnais
    August 3
  • Allan J. West
    August 6
  • Leslie Clark
    August 6
  • Bret Bradigan
    August 8
  • Bryant Huber
    August 10
  • Matt Clements
    August 11
  • Don Reed
    August 22
  • Lawrence Wilde
    August 27
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Sue Reed
    August 2
  • Donna Gross
    August 20
  • Bruce Bouché
    August 31
  • Berkley Baker
    August 7
  • Bob Skankey
    Louine Hunter
    August 9
  • Bill Prather
    August 15
  • Donald G. Scanlin
    August 26
  • Kay Bliss
    Marty Babayco
    August 31
  • Martin Babayco
    Kay Bliss
    August 31
Join Date:
  • Craig Lynwood Edwards
    August 8, 2003
    19 years
  • Tara Saylor
    August 10, 2018
    4 years
  • Therese Brown
    August 11, 2017
    5 years
  • Martin Babayco
    August 15, 1993
    29 years
  • Jane Spiller
    August 16, 2013
    9 years
  • Fern Barishman
    August 19, 2021
    1 year
  • Dave Brubaker
    August 21, 2009
    13 years
  • Kathy Yee
    August 23, 2019
    3 years
  • Janet Jacobs
    August 24, 2018
    4 years
  • Mike Malone
    August 24, 2012
    10 years
  • Pradeep Kapadia
    August 24, 2012
    10 years
  • Dean D. Vadnais
    August 27, 1976
    46 years
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