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Rotary Club of Ojai Community Grants -- 2019


Community Grants Awards for 2019 Announced.

Thanks to the many participants submitting applications for a Community Grant.

A total of $15,000 has been awarded for the Rotary Club of Ojai Community Grants Program for 2019.

Click here for a listing of the allocation of these funds.

For more information regarding the Rotary Club of Ojai Community Grants Program, click the Community Grants Link.


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.
The Ojai Rotary Club of Ojai Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the 2019 Scholarship Program.
Scholarships Available:
  • One four year John and Ginger Wilson College Scholarship of $20,000 per year for 4 years.
  • 20 one year College Scholarships for $3,000 each.
  • 4 one year Career and Technical Scholarships for $2,000 each.
Completed applications must be submitted to the Scholarship Committee by March 22, 2019.  
For additional information, requirements, and applications, click on Rotary Club of Ojai Educational Foundation.
Rotary Hiking Club meets every Sunday morning
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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:
  • Wendy Barker
    May 7
  • Ian C. MacLean
    May 10
  • Fred M. Fauvre
    May 23
  • Tony Thacher
    May 23
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Chad Carper
    May 22
  • Dean D. Vadnais
    May 7
  • John R. Lyon
    May 28
Join Date:
  • Carl A. Gross
    May 4, 1984
    35 years
  • Dick Weirick
    May 7, 1989
    30 years
  • Jim Combs
    May 18, 2007
    12 years
Andy Radford
May 31, 2019
Ojai Music Festival 2019 (Intern program - with Musicians)
Taft Gardens Luncheon
Jun 14, 2019
Speaker: Lawrence Nicklin, Landscaper and Botanist
Deirdre's Demotion Party
Jun 21, 2019
At the beautiful home of Mike and Lisa Malone
Gil Vondriska
Jun 28, 2019
Orbitz Flying Eye Hospital
Club Assembly
Jul 12, 2019
New Projects for coming year. BBQ at Soule Park
Scott Daigre-Tomatomania
Jul 26, 2019
Founder and Author of "Tomatomania"
Randy Strong - Rotary International Membership
Aug 02, 2019
Rotary International Membership Month
xxx &yyy-Craft Talks?
Aug 16, 2019
Robert Stratton-Hoops for Hope
Aug 23, 2019
Local teen, Robert Stratton, founded “Hoops for Hope” to raise money for cancer and other causes.
Dark - 5th Friday Social
Aug 30, 2019
District Governor Savi Bhim visit, joint event with Ojai Rotary West
Karen Evenden - Ojai Womens Fund
Sep 06, 2019
Ojai Womens' Fund
Rich Block - Santa Barbara Zoo
Sep 20, 2019
Santa Barbara Zoo
Jamie Fleming - Ojai Chamber of Commerce
Oct 04, 2019
Ojai Chamber of Commerce
Greg Totten, Ventura County District Attorney
Oct 18, 2019
Ventura County District Attorney Program
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