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Ojai Rotary Reminder Newsletter
January 29th, 2021

Suzanne Scar, Editor
January is Vocational Service 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.
January 29 Fifth Friday Zoom Party
With our favorite beverages in hand, 22 Rotarians and 2 potential Rotarians came together at 6:30 p.m. on a cold, rainy, wintery evening to have some fun and raise a little money for the Ojai Family Shelter.  Patrick, our volunteer auctioneer, magician and jokester was the star of the evening.  He miraculously turned 18 fantastic auction items into loads of smiles, belly laughs and a whopping $2,000!!  We concluded our fun around 8:00 p.m. with warm feelings of comradery, new winnings and the satisfaction of serving our community.  We, once again, appreciate our amazing Social Committee for putting on a creative and beneficial event.  Thank you all for the donations, purchases and fun times.
District and International News
Save the Date - District Training Assembly!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 17, 2021, for the kick-off to our 2021 Virtual District Training Assembly. We will be offering a wide range of classes open to all members in the District. And it is free to attend!  More info to follow soon.
Rotary International Convention Going Virtual:
The 2021 Rotary International Convention will be virtual this year due to COVID-19. This is a great opportunity for all members to experience an International Convention. Convention information can be found at this link: 
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