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This article was first published in the District Newsletter.
The Ojai Rotary Club of Ojai Education Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 Scholarship Program.
 
Scholarships Available:
  • One four year John and Ginger Wilson College Scholarship of $20,000 per year for 4 years (new).
  • 21 one year College Scholarships Most are for $3,000.  One is for $4,000.
  • 4 one year Career and Technical Scholarships for $2,000 each.
Completed applications must be submitted to the Scholarship Committee by March 17, 2017.  
For additional information, requirements, and applications, click on Rotary Club of Ojai Education Foundation.
The Rotary Club of Ojai will be awarding Community Grants in three areas:
1.    Awards for projects that benefit older adults in the Ojai Valley
2.    Community awards to non-profit and public benefit organizations to help support programs, services and/or improvements which will benefit the Ojai Valley community in specific ways; and
3.    Educational awards to support youth and education within the Ojai Valley.

Each applicant must be a not-for-profit community-based organization or public agency. One proposal per organization will be allowed for grants between $500 - $5000. Community grants are intended to assist in starting new programs or projects for the first year.  The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017.
- See more at: http://www.ojairotary.org/SitePage/rotary-club-of-ojai-community-grants-1#sthash.gAj7JHvo.dpuf
The Rotary Club of Ojai will be awarding Community Grants in three areas:
1.    Awards for projects that benefit older adults in the Ojai Valley
2.    Community awards to non-profit and public benefit organizations to help support programs, services and/or improvements which will benefit the Ojai Valley community in specific ways; and
3.    Educational awards to support youth and education within the Ojai Valley.

Each applicant must be a not-for-profit community-based organization or public agency. One proposal per organization will be allowed for grants between $500 - $5000. Community grants are intended to assist in starting new programs or projects for the first year.  The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017.
- See more at: http://www.ojairotary.org/SitePage/rotary-club-of-ojai-community-grants-1#sthash.gAj7JHvo.dpuf
The Rotary Club of Ojai will be awarding Community Grants in three areas:
  1. Projects that benefit older adults in the Ojai Valley
  2. Non-profit and public benefit organizations to help support programs, services and/or improvements which will benefit the Ojai Valley community in specific ways
  3. Educational awards to support youth and education within the Ojai Valley
Each applicant must be a not-for-profit community-based organization or public agency.  One proposal per organization will be allowed for grants between $500 - $5000.  Community grants are intended to assist in starting new programs or projects for the first year.  
The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017
For Community Grant Applications and more information, click HERE or email Betsy Watson at Ojairotarygrants@gmail.com
More than 50 adults gave the low-down on their careers to 170 high school seniors from Nordhoff and Chaparral High Schools at the Rotary Club of Ojai’s Career Day on April 27, 2016.
Read on for the latest update on our project for Economic Development for Women in Rural Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Tony Thacher was inspired by the documentary "Ghost Town to Havana" to collect and transport baseball equipment for the kids of Cuba.
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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Global Grants
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Steven White
    May 2
  • Wendy Barker
    May 7
  • Ian C. MacLean
    May 10
  • Fred M. Fauvre
    May 23
  • Tony Thacher
    May 23
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Chad Carper
    May 22
Anniversaries:
  • Dean D. Vadnais
    Gloria
    May 7
  • Jerry Kaplan
    Anne
    May 13
  • John R. Lyon
    Marilyn
    May 28
Join Date:
  • Jenny Owen
    May 2, 2014
    3 years
  • Carl A. Gross
    May 4, 1984
    33 years
  • Dick Weirick
    May 7, 1989
    28 years
  • Jim Combs
    May 18, 2007
    10 years
  • Carolyn Huntsinger
    May 25, 2007
    10 years
 
 
Speakers
Peter Strauss - Dd
Jun 02, 2017
Botany is a theatrical production and a true labor of love
Lisa Casoni, Porch Gallery
Jun 09, 2017
Art in Ojai
Jacqueline Winspear, author (lb)
Jun 16, 2017
Bestselling author, longtime Ojai resident
Mark Lewis, Museum President
Jun 23, 2017
History of Ojai
Demotion Party for President Gilbreth (5th Friday)
Jun 30, 2017
Celebrating President Bill's Year of Service
Club Assembly
Jul 07, 2017
The latest updates and progress reports on the club's many programs and projects.
johnny johnston.....
Jul 21, 2017
ojai update
Peter Rupert
Jul 28, 2017
Director of the UCSB economic Forecast project
ANGELO SPANDRIO
Aug 04, 2017
COULD OJAI VALLEY RUN OUT OF WATER?
Ron Bamieh
Aug 11, 2017
attorney, jane laut trial coverd by dateline
craft talks?
Aug 18, 2017
Kitty Winn
Aug 25, 2017
Famed actress and step-granddaughter of Gen. George C. Marshall
Ojai Storytelling Festival
Sep 08, 2017
Some of the world's top storytellers will return to Ojai Sept. 7-10.
Richard Murad
Sep 15, 2017
Former CEO bringing baseball academy to historic ranch in backcountry
Caryn Bosson (weaver intro)
Sep 22, 2017
OVYF
5th Friday
Sep 29, 2017
Kim Maxwell - KM Studio
Oct 06, 2017
The importance of art in civic life
Patrick Zarate, COO, Behavioral Health VTA County
Oct 13, 2017
Opiate Use and Abuse in Ojai Valley
Kathleen Schafer
Oct 20, 2017
Interesting outlooks for Ojai
Joe Sohm — Visions of America
Nov 03, 2017
The intrepid photographer and author will discuss his time on the presidential campaign trail.
Will Garlington
Nov 10, 2017
Religous history in the middle east (Sunni and Shia Islam)
Julie Tumamait-Stenslie
Nov 17, 2017
Chumash -- specifics TBD
Jonathan Light
Nov 17, 2017
author of the "Encylopedia of Baseball"
Dark (thanksgiving)
Nov 24, 2017
 
 
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