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
Community Service
International Serv
Vocational Service
Youth Service
Membership Chair
TRF Chair
Family of Rotary
Public Relations
Club Bulletin Editor
Global Grants
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Dick Weirick
    July 5
  • Martin Babayco
    July 6
  • Jim Combs
    July 13
  • Jerry Kaplan
    July 28
  • Haady Lashkari
    July 31
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Rod Owen
    July 1
  • Marty Babayco
    July 6
  • Michael Scar
    July 23
  • Haady Lashkari
    Anita Lashkari
    July 4
  • David Watson
    July 5
  • Cheree Edwards
    Don Edwards
    July 12
  • Frank M. Finck
    July 13
  • Sheila Cluff
    Donald Cluff
    July 16
Join Date:
  • Bill Prather
    July 1, 1986
    30 years
  • Judy Pugh
    July 1, 2010
    6 years
  • Lawrence Wilde
    July 1, 1983
    33 years
  • John Russell
    July 15, 2001
    15 years
  • Janet Campbell
    July 16, 1999
    17 years
  • Nathan Kaehler
    July 16, 2010
    6 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.
Aug 12, 2016
Aug 19, 2016
Laurie Browne, Mediator Rwanda
Mediating for Peace in Rwanda with HEROC
Aug 26, 2016
Grace Malloy, Poco Farms Ojai
Local Farm-Based Education
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
The Rotary Foundation
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
Evolution of the Political System
Nov 25, 2016
Dec 02, 2016
International Service Update
Updating our club on the International Service Projects we are doing
Dec 23, 2016
Dec 30, 2016
Jan 06, 2017
Jan 13, 2017
Jan 20, 2017
Robin Gerber, author/speaker
Leadership the Ruth Handler Way
Grant survey shows solid support for new model
More than 6,000 Rotary members in 154 countries reported on their experiences with the new grant model as part of an evaluation during the 2015-16 Rotary year. The results will help us improve the grant process and learn what impact the Foundation's global grants have on our areas of focus. Among the key findings: 90 percent of respondents support the grant model; 86 percent see it as an improvement over the former model. Grant activity and the average grant award continue to increase each year. Rotary members want more resources to help them apply for grants and design sustainable projects...
Committee members named to nominate 2018-19 Rotary president
The following Rotary members will serve on the 2016-17 Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2018-19. The committee is scheduled to meet on 8 August. Zone 2Kazuhiko Ozawa, Rotary Club of Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan Zone 4 Sudarshan Agarwal, Rotary Club of Delhi, Delhi, India Zone 6 Noraseth Pathmanand, Rotary Club of Bang Rak, Thailand Zone 8 John B. Boag, Rotary Club of E-Club of District 9650, New South Wales, Australia Zone 10 Jackson S.L. Hsieh, Rotary Club of Taipei Sunrise, Taiwan Zone 12 Elio Cerini, Rotary Club of Milano Duomo, Italy Zone 14 Ekkehart Pandel,...
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of July auctions.
Apply to serve on an RI committee
Would you like to contribute to Rotary by serving on a committee? The 10 committees listed below are searching for qualified candidates for openings in 2017-18. Each of these committees works with Rotary leaders to increase efficiency and promote the goals and priorities of our strategic plan. Apply for a committee appointment by 14 August. Learn more about the committees and the application process. Get answers to frequently asked questions. Committees with openings for 2017-18 Audit Communications Constitution and Bylaws Election Review Finance Global Networking Groups Joint Young Leaders...
John Germ: Champion of Chattanooga
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian Just before John Germ dropped by, Rick Youngblood took a deep breath. “You want to match his energy,” he says, “but he makes it hard to keep up.” Youngblood is the president and CEO of Blood Assurance, a regional blood bank in Chattanooga, Tenn., that Germ helped found in 1972. After his visit with Youngblood, Germ strode between mountains of empty bottles and cans at Chattanooga’s John F. Germ Recycling Center at Orange Grove, which he designed, before he drove to a construction site and popped a cork to dedicate a Miracle League field where special...