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Rotary Club of Ojai West Foundation, Inc.

Rotary’s Motto is "Service Above Self"

Rotary is an international service organization of business and professional persons with over 32,000 clubs worldwide and 1.2 million members.  Founded in 1905 in the US, for over 100 years Rotarians have actively supported projects to improve their local communities with many service projects and to improve water and sanitation, health and education through projects around the world.

In 1982 Rotary International set the eradication of Polio as a goal. At that time Polio was an endemic disease in 125 countries.  Today Polio is 99% eradicated with only 3 countries in the world left to finish the goal. Rotary expects to complete 100% eradication within 4 years by the continued work of Rotary member volunteers, Rotary contributions and the help of the Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization. Rotary International is also working hard to promote world peace.

What the Rotary Club of Ojai-West and its Foundation do for Our Community and around the world:

The Rotary Club of Ojai West Foundation, Inc. through the Ojai Wine Festival has raised over $1 million over its 31 years that go directly into local and international service projects that include:

  • Building and maintaining the Rotary Park at the entrance to the City of Ojai
  • Sponsor the Free Ojai Summer Band concerts in Libbey Park annually July – August each Wednesday evening for 27years
  • $12,000 annually for Nordhoff High School Students awarded monthly and at the end of each year for graduating Senior scholarships
  • Floating Classroom boat tours around Lake Casitas for children, seniors and the disabled
  • Annually gift dictionaries to all Ojai Unified School District 3rd graders
  • Support Girl's Empowerment Workshops where girls are shown that they matter and that they can be more assertive in an attempt to heal some of the societal stereotypes that often confuse and discourage young girls and women.
  • Support Casitas Rowing Youth scholarships
  • Support the Nordhoff High School Music Program
  • Support the Nordhoff High School Science Program
  • Support RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) and Interact program for future Rotarians where high school students work together to earn funds to help various needy people/groups.
  • Support the Nordhoff High School Dance Program
  • Support the Nordhoff High School Athletic Programs
  • Libbey Park Playground Shade Sail and installation of playground equipment
  • Support disaster preparedness in the Ojai Valley through C.E.R.T (Certified Emergency Response Training)
  • Provide BBQ’s for other nonprofit organizations in the Ojai Valley – Ojai Tennis Tournament, Matilija Jr. High and others
  • Purchase turkeys for local families in need at Thanksgiving time.
  • Support other education, beautification and vocational projects in the Ojai Valley
  • Support English as a second language project in Nicaragua
  • Support international project in Nicaragua providing clean burning stoves
  • Support international project in Niger to improve maternal and child health
  • Support water project in Guatemala providing rain capturing equipment for villagers
  • Support Polio Plus, which is rapidly eradicating the insidious disease of polio.

These are just a few of the projects your ticket to the Ojai Wine Festival helps support.  You can be a part of making the world a better place. Purchase an Ojai Wine Festival ticket today to help support our many humanitarian causes. Thank you.

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