The Rotary Club of

Ojai Rotary Reminder Newsletter
July 22-29, 2022

Andy Gilman, Editor

July is Transition Month

Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. 
Our 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.
Thanks to Don Reed for the Pledge and to Marty Babayco for the Invocation.
Thanks to Fern Barishman for Greeting, Michael Scar and Dave Brubaker at the welcome table, Mike Malone for the Roving Mc, Bill Prather and Andy Gilman for Room setup, Ren Adams and Don Reed for fining, and Andy Gilman as our Reminder Editor.
Visiting Rotarians and Guests & Zoom Participants
Guests: Special Guest Bruce Hanson, Danny Parzelli, guest of Deirdre Daly, Troy Davis, Kevin’s father, Karin Quimby, guest of Patricia Anderson, and CLU guests: Dr. Richard Yao, Eva Gomez, and Selina Zacarias.
Watch your phraseology!!--On July 22nd, our theater going patrons gathered with the Ojai Rotary West Club for a reception and a production of The Music Man at the Ojai Art Center Theater. Thanks, Steve Adams for the pictures and your Club for hosting an incredible evening...
5th Friday at Meiners Heritage Table
5th Friday Social-Rotarians gathered on the patio of Meiners Heritage Table in Meiners Oaks for the 5th Friday Social.  The mood was light, the hors hors d oeuvres were right, and the music was tight. Many thanks to our current mistresses of mirth and mayhem, Sue Gilbreth, Kathy Yee, and Tessa Turner for a memorable soiree.
     Publicity & MarketingKevin Davis gave a brief presentation on publicity and marketing.  "Let's make some noise". 
Andy Gilman: City Council and School Board will strut their stuff in forums in September at Matilija.  
Betsy Watson discussed the many District awards our club has received, and she awarded Andy Gilman the Rotarian of the Year Award.
Finemaster: Ren Adam
Net Person: Don Reed
Roving Mic: Mike Malone.
A great start for the year with Ren asking some wonderful questions aimed at all of us getting to know each other better.
Speaker: Dr. Richard Yao, President, Cal State University Channel Islands
Richard Yao, Ph.D., was appointed to serve as President of California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) in January 2022. President Yao initially joined CSUCI in June 2018, where he served as the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Since coming to CSUCI, President Yao has ensured that the campus is well equipped to face the imminent challenges the University faces while also focusing on the future and what can be accomplished as CSUCI enters its third decade. He has been committed to supporting industry needs and maintaining consistent collaborations with the community to strengthen the region's close connection with CSUCI.
President Yao earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University, an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Illinois University, and a B.A. in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University. 
Dr. Yao presented many aspects of the school’s current strategic initiatives. The highlights include:
Educational Excellence
Student Success
Inclusive Excellence
Capacity and Sustainability
He discussed the history of the school, now going into its third decade. He discussed how the school worked through COVID, and also the pride of having so many students are the first in their families to attend college. He discussed their field study program on Channel Islands, and how the outcomes of the college are constantly being evaluated for efficacy.
Attached are two document that outlines the strategic initiatives in detail and a view of the campus. You can also listen to Dr. Yao's speech here (Carl, you will have the link that if you want to include it.
This year we’re giving you some practical advice that is intended to improve your life. We call them - Life Hacks.
“Marriage is a 50-year conversation. Marry someone you want to talk with for the rest of your life.”

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