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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
Club Service
Community Service
International Serv
Vocational Service
Public Relations
Youth Service
Membership Co-Chair
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:
  • Cindy Frings
    June 8
  • Craig Lynwood Edwards
    June 13
  • Bill Prather
    June 16
  • Bill Weirick
    June 16
  • Dave Brubaker
    June 16
  • Terry Twichell
    June 21
  • Dewayne L. Boccali
    June 27
  • Craig Lynwood Edwards
    Deborah Edwards
    June 1
  • Dave Brubaker
    Karen Brubaker
    June 5
  • Mike Weaver
    Susan Weaver
    June 5
  • Matt Clements
    Ronda Larue-Clements
    June 10
  • Terry Beckett
    Joy Edwards-Beckett
    June 15
  • Dick Weirick
    June 16
  • Don Reed
    Sue Reed
    June 19
  • Tony Thacher
    June 19
  • Marc Whitman
    Julia Taft Whitman
    June 21
  • Ren Adam
    June 21
  • Fred M. Fauvre
    June 29
Join Date:
  • Larry Beckett
    June 13, 2019
    3 years
  • Fred Farkhani
    June 14, 2019
    3 years
  • Betsy Watson
    June 22, 2012
    10 years
  • Fred Coleman
    June 23, 2017
    5 years
  • Gregory Webster
    June 23, 2017
    5 years
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Ojai Educational Foundation Donations
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Arthur J. Vander, MD
Aug 19, 2022
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Nov 04, 2022
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Colonel (Ret) Keith Nightengale
Nov 11, 2022
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