Rotary Club of Ojai

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Ojai

We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
Soule Golf Course Banquet Facility
1033 East Ojai Avenue
Ojai, CA  93023
United States
Mail address: PO Box 511
Ojai, CA 93024
Club Executives & Directors
Past President
Club Service
Community Service
International Serv
Vocational Service
Youth Service
Membership Chair
TRF Chair
Family of Rotary
Public Relations
RC Ojai Education Foundation
Club Bulletin Editor
Global Grants
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • John R. Lyon
    August 1
  • Dean D. Vadnais
    August 3
  • Jane McCarthy
    August 3
  • Allan J. West
    August 6
  • Leslie Clark
    August 6
  • Sheila Cluff
    August 7
  • Bret Bradigan
    August 8
  • Matt Clements
    August 11
  • Nickolas J. Frank
    August 14
  • Don Reed
    August 22
  • Bob Roddick
    August 24
  • Lawrence Wilde
    August 27
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Sue Reed
    August 2
  • Dennis
    August 13
  • Donna Gross
    August 20
  • Bruce Bouché
    August 31
  • Nickolas J. Frank
    August 5
  • Berkley Baker
    August 7
  • Bob Skankey
    Louine Hunter
    August 9
  • Jack Jacobs
    August 10
  • Colin Jones
    Cindy Jones
    August 13
  • Jane McCarthy
    August 16
  • Mike Foley
    Linda Foley
    August 17
  • Bill Prather
    August 21
  • Deirdre Daly
    Sean Daly
    August 22
  • Donald G. Scanlin
    August 26
  • Kay Bliss
    Marty Babayco
    August 31
  • Martin Babayco
    Kay Bliss
    August 31
Join Date:
  • Lerie Bjornstedt
    August 7, 1987
    29 years
  • Craig Lynwood Edwards
    August 8, 2003
    13 years
  • Larry Beckett
    August 15, 2011
    5 years
  • Martin Babayco
    August 15, 1993
    23 years
  • Jane Spiller
    August 16, 2013
    3 years
  • Amani Hishmeh
    August 21, 2009
    7 years
  • Dave Brubaker
    August 21, 2009
    7 years
  • Rena Randall
    August 21, 2015
    1 year
  • Mike Malone
    August 24, 2012
    4 years
  • Pradeep Kapadia
    August 24, 2012
    4 years
  • Roger Phelps
    August 24, 1979
    37 years
  • Dean D. Vadnais
    August 27, 1976
    40 years
Home Page Stories
The REMINDER (Current Club Newsletter)

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.
THANK YOU from the Planning Committee
Rotary Club of Ojai helps local students realize their dreams by providing over $65,000 in college and vocational scholarships each year to graduating high school seniors through its Educational Foundation (RCOEF).
There were over 170 programs during the two day Peace Conference in Ontario, California (San Bernadino County) which included remarkable speakers and projects relative to peace…. locally and globally.
Sep 02, 2016
Sep 09, 2016
Mark Frost, author
Best-selling author and co-creator of Twin Peaks
Sep 16, 2016
Bowlful of Blues
Information about the Blues Festival and Music in the Schools
Sep 23, 2016
Lanny Kaufer
Ojai - The Gateway to the National Forest and its wealth of resources
Sep 30, 2016
Oct 07, 2016
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Legal Advocates for Foster Children
Oct 14, 2016
Oct 21, 2016
Celeste Matesevac
Search Dog Foundation
Oct 28, 2016
Ojai Valley Green Coalition
Dark Skies Initiative
Nov 04, 2016
Wade Nomura, Past District Governor
The Rotary Foundation
Nov 11, 2016
Alex Ameter, Bronze Star Medalist, US Army
Alex Ameter served in Korea and Afghanistan in 2014
Nov 18, 2016
John Broesamle, Political Historian
The Story Behind the Election: Trump, Clinton, Sanders, and the Subject that Americans Hate
Nov 25, 2016
Dec 02, 2016
International Service Update
Updating our club on the International Service Projects we are doing
Dec 09, 2016
Dec 23, 2016
Dec 30, 2016
Jan 06, 2017
Jan 13, 2017
Jan 20, 2017
Robin Gerber, author/speaker (DD)
Leadership the Ruth Handler Way
Feb 24, 2017
Paul Jenkin -sb
Taking Down Matilija Dam
Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.
Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
Young member uses leadership positions to promote diversity, inclusion
The way Rotary member Todd Jenkins puts it, he's the first generation in his family "to do everything": first to go to college, first to fly on a plane, first to visit another country, and the first to live across state lines. Jenkins, 28, grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His family worked hard just to make ends meet. So travel and college seemed out of reach. The eldest of ten children, Jenkins says his goal was to break out of the family status quo and set a positive example for his siblings. He credits his mother with helping him avoid falling into the...
Rotary recommits to ending polio in Nigeria
The World Health Organization has confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Nigeria, the first cases in the country since July 2014. After passing a year without a case of the wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in September 2015. These cases – from two local government areas of Borno state – occurred in July 2016. The Government of Nigeria – in partnership with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – will take immediate steps to respond quickly to the outbreak to prevent further spread of the disease. This response will include...