RCOEF awards scholarships totaling $150,000 in 2021 2021-06-12 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Invests in the Future

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.
 
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OJAI ROTARY GLOBAL GRANT FOR PRASHANTI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PURI, INDIA

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.
OJAI ROTARY GLOBAL GRANT FOR PRASHANTI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PURI, INDIA 2021-06-11 07:00:00Z 0

ROATAN CLINIC—A VOCATIONAL SERVICE TEAM PROJECT

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.
ROATAN CLINIC—A VOCATIONAL SERVICE TEAM PROJECT 2021-06-11 07:00:00Z 0

International Service Committee

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:
 
International Service Committee Leslie Bouché 2020-07-06 07:00:00Z 0
Helping our International Partners During Covid-19 Emergency  Leslie Bouché 2020-05-07 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club and Help of Ojai Andy Gilman 2020-04-02 07:00:00Z 0

Progress Update for India Global Grant Apr 2019

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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.
 
Progress Update for India Global Grant Apr 2019 Terry Beckett 2019-05-05 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Hiking Club

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Rotary Hiking Club meets every Sunday morning
For hike details text Deirdre (805) 640-5717
 
 
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Terri Wolfe on Thomas Fire response

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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. 
Terri Wolfe on Thomas Fire response Betsy Watson 2018-07-31 07:00:00Z 0

A Partnership That Builds Peace And Hope

Posted on Dec 27, 2017
 
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.
 
 
 
A Partnership That Builds Peace And Hope Bryant Huber 2017-12-27 08:00:00Z 0
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Service to Women and Children Featuring Dr. Rob Skankey 2017-04-13 07:00:00Z 0

Clean, Safe Drinking Water For Children In India

Posted by Leslie Bouché on Apr 20, 2016
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.
Clean, Safe Drinking Water For Children In India Leslie Bouché 2016-04-21 00:00:00Z 0

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