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United States Mail address: PO Box 511 Ojai, CA 93024
 
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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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Club Executives & Directors
President
President-Elect
President Elect Nominee
Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Club Service
Community Service
International Serv
Vocational Service
Youth Service
Membership Chair
TRF Chair
Family of Rotary
Public Relations
RC Ojai Education Foundation
WebMaster
Club Bulletin Editor
Polio Plus Chair
Global Grants
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Cheree Edwards
    April 13
  • Judy Pugh
    April 28
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Ross Anderson
    April 2
Anniversaries:
  • Hank Bangser
    Sara
    April 1
  • Dietrich Schmidt
    Valerie
    April 3
  • Lawrence Wilde
    Katharine
    April 3
  • John Russell
    Peggy
    April 4
  • Bill Gilbreth
    Sue Gilbreth
    April 15
  • Randall Roth
    Renee
    April 16
Join Date:
  • Haady Lashkari
    April 1, 2011
    6 years
  • Marty Pops
    April 2, 1998
    19 years
  • Reyna Flores
    April 10, 2015
    2 years
 
 
Speakers
Arbor Day
Apr 28, 2017
Jamie Bennett and Gina Gutierrez - sb
May 12, 2017
Ojai Music Festival
Jacqueline Winspear, author (LB)
May 26, 2017
Bestselling author, longtime Ojai resident
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
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.
John Medeiros
Jul 14, 2017
Improv: Fact and Fiction
ANGELO SPANDRIO
Aug 04, 2017
COULD OJAI VALLEY RUN OUT OF WATER?
Kitty Winn
Aug 25, 2017
Famed actor and granddaughter of Gen. George C. Marshall
5th Friday
Sep 29, 2017
Patrick Zarate, COO, Behavioral Health VTA County
Oct 13, 2017
Opiate Use and Abuse in Ojai Valley
 
 
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