Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village Rotary Clubs

Conejo Valley Rotary:

The Conejo Valley Rotary Club was established over 25 years ago. We are an active club that provides a highly productive scope of community and international based services. Our dinner club meets at 6:30 pm on the second and fourth Tuesday each month at the Los Robles Greens in Thousand Oaks. We are the only club in the Conejo Valley that meets at night!  We welcome all interested guests to join us and learn more about our club!

Our local projects serving our community include Food Service at Ventura County Rescue Mission, Group 4 Back Pack for needy school children, Amigo Babies Summer Party, Miniature Golf Tournament, Thanksgiving Meal Distribution, Conejo Valley Continuing Education School Supply Support, Mary Health of the Sick Holiday Party & Christmas Caroling, and Rides and Rods Car/Motorcycle Show to support our veterans in conjunction with the Newbury Park Rotary.

Our international projects include Microcredit Project in Columbia, Educating teachers about gang conflicts and resolution in Columbia, Medical and Research Mission to Honduras & Guatemala, Wheelchairs to Columbia, Wheelchairs to Ukraine, and Housing and Clean Water for the Haitians inflicted by the recent Hurricane.

 

Beneficiaries

  • Amigo Baby
  • Ventura County Rescue Mission
  • Children with Disabilities
  • Teacher education, Columbia
  • Medical Research Honduras and Guatemala
  • Orphanage, Romania
  • Prevention of Child Trafficking, Thailand
  • Orphanage, Tijuana
  • Wheelchair Donations
  • Columbia and Ukraine
  • Housing and Clean Water, Haiti
  • Thanksgiving meals for the Needy
  • Conejo Valley Continuing Education
  • Mary Health of the Sick
  • Many Mansions
  • K9s for Warriors
  • Safe Passage Warwick Community
  • DreamCatcher Playground

Club Meetings
2nd & 4th Tuesday Evenings at 6:30pm
Los Robles Greens Golf Course
299 South Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA  91361
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Newbury Park Rotary:

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At the Rotary Club of Newbury Park, our goal is always and only to help wherever there is a need. Help comes in many forms: thru scholarships, feeding the elderly and homeless regularly, building a wheelchair ramp for a military veteran, training heart surgeons to operate, thus saving infants from an otherwise certain death, supporting teachers in our local schools, building schools where there are none, refurbishing a community park where children with special needs are safe, striving for world peace, or offering a kind word of comfort. So many ways to help.

It takes money to help. So we do fundraisers when we can. We volunteer at street fairs, carnivals, festivals, always finding a way to raise much needed funds, 100 percent of which goes right back into the community.

One of many rewards we receive back is the enjoyment of fellowship. We like to have fun! Over the years we have worked side by side performing service in our community and natural friendships have flourished, including spouses or significant others. We’ve watched each other’s children grown up, graduate from college, get married, and yes, some have gone so far as to have grandchildren.

We come from many different walks of life, diverse backgrounds, ethnic individualities, multiple religions and political platforms, but we all have one thing in common, a commitment to support each other, our local community, and to reach out to the international community in a meaningful and productive way. We are committed to making a difference.

One of our ongoing international projects is supporting “Mia’s Children”, a Romanian non-profit association founded on the dream of seeing abandoned and/or underprivileged children from the streets of Bucharest grow up in a loving, encouraging environment and become happy and healthy members of the society; physically, emotionally and spiritually.

The association’s goal is to help children build better lives away from poverty, abusive homes, prostitution, abandonment, drugs and child trafficking. Mia’s Children Association provides daily tutoring, counseling, art, singing, writing, drama and other activities to a rotating roster of 45 children.

“It is better to invest in education today than to increase the number of prisons tomorrow.

You are invited to visit us for breakfast any Thursday morning, check out our website for upcoming socials and/or just drop in to scope us out. www.rotaryclubofnewburypark.org

 

Beneficiaries:

  • Local Homeless and Disadvantaged
  • Local Literacy
  • Mia’s Children
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Conejo Valley Teen Center
  • Westminster Free Clinic
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • YMCA – Youth and Government
  • AYSO Scholarships
  • Cardio surgery for children, Romania
  • Military Families, Port Hueneme
  • Project Triumph
  • DreamCatcher Playground
  • K9s for Warriors

Club Meetings
Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Cronies Sports Grill
1620 Newbury Road
Thousand Oaks, CA  91320
RotaryClubofNewburyPark.org

Thousand Oaks Rotary:

Imagine a group of people who travel to India to drop polio vaccine in youngsters, also gather with others to welcome 20,000 local people and over 300 vendors at a yearly street fair supporting over 70 charities. That picture in your mind is the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks. With over a 120 friendly, service-focused members, we are the biggest and the oldest club in the Conejo. It is energized by business, medical, legal, and non-profit professionals in its membership. The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks celebrates its 60th year in the Fall of 2018.

We have partnered with The Rotary Foundation with funding and grants for community changing projects, such as medical clinics in poor countries. A critical project which the club has supported is Polio Eradication. Rotary International is very close to have wiped that crippling disease out.

Our club members produce three main events at home as well. The Street Fair, a day-long Chili Cook-Off event, and a Midsummer Eve Wine Event. Every dime earned from these events is given to charities, such as the two Free Clinics, Hospice of the Conejo, Senior Concerns, Manna, Many Mansions, K-9s for Warriors, and the Dreamcatcher Park. Other programs supported include the homeless, low income families, veterans and active military, the arts, local theaters, seniors, teens, and more.

The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks has built its own foundation. One of its key funding sources is the Midsummer Eve Wine Festival to benefit the Ventura County Special Olympics and other Thousand Oaks Foundation projects. This Wine Event is a delightful time of wine and food tasting, a silent auction, and live music. Over its history the event has raised more than $500,000 and in past few years was able to contribute over $40,000 annually to the Special Olympics, handing it personally of Olympic decathlon champion Rafer Johnson, star supporter of the program.

Conejo charities also receive funding from the proceeds of the Thousand Oaks Street Fair in October and the Chili Cook-Off in April. The Street Fair is the largest event of its type in Ventura County.   As a family friendly event, it fills a main street to create a fun-filled beautiful October Sunday.   Admission is FREE!

The Chili Cook-Off & Classic Car Show has just completed its 41st year, providing classic cars and more fun for the whole family. This cook-off treats your taste buds to some of the best chili anywhere at this International Chili Society sanctioned event. With three stages of incredible live music, tricked-out dream cars, and a Kid Fun Zone, it’s a blast for the whole family as they wander Conejo Creek Park.

In addition to these big fundraisers, club members truly enjoy one another. Weekly lunches at the Los Robles Banquet Center radiate not only good food and programs but laughter and lasting friendships. Who wouldn’t gravitate toward others who value “Service above Self?”

 

Beneficiaries:

  • Rotary Dreamcatcher Playground
  • Special Olympics
  • Westminster Free Clinic
  • Conejo Free Dental Clinic
  • Hospice of the Conejo
  • Senior Concerns
  • Backpacks for Foster Children
  • Manna
  • Youth Citizenship Awards
  • Many Mansions
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • Rotary Youth Leadership
  • Children of Promise Orphanage -Tijuana
  • Castro Limon Children’s Cancer Hospital – Tijuana
  • Piyali Girls School – Piyali, India
  • Organic Farming Project – Calcutta, India

Club Meetings
12:15 pm on Thursdays
Los Robles Greens Banquet Center
299 South Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA  91361
ThousandOaksRotary.org

Westlake Village Rotary:

The Rotary Club of Westlake Village was chartered in 1972. It has over 50 men and women members who represent a wide cross-section of local businesses and professions. The club meets each Wednesday at noon for fellowship, lunch, and informative programs dealing with topics of local and global importance.

Members prepare and serve meals to the Homeless monthly, deliver Meals on Wheels weekly, Job Shadow Day between Rotarians and local high school students, yearly Ethics Conference for local high school students at California Lutheran University, in World Community Service projects in foreign countries, provide dictionaries for 3rd graders and Reading by 9 books, award scholarships to graduates of local high schools, participate in “Shoes That Fit” shoes for the less fortunate, sponsor underprivileged children’s back pack program, and sponsor Christmas Shopping spree for under-privileged children.

OakHeart Country Music Festival is Ventura County's Largest! It is a charity event presented by our club. Each year the Festival features two stages with ten or more local and national country artists. Founded in 2011, the OakHeart Country Music Festival has worked with the community to grow, and fund local and national charities. The event is held each year in June at Conejo Creek Park South from 1:00 – 10:00 pm. In addition to the ten artists on two stages, the event includes food trucks, local vendors, a kids area, auction and raffles, a full bar VIP area, and line dancing all day. Learn more at www.OakHeartCMF.com.

Beneficiaries:

  • Adopted Military Families
  • Bear Hugs for Mammograms
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Conejo Free Clinic
  • Conejo Valley Amateur Radio
  • Disaster Communications Services
  • Friends of the Library
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Friends of the Library
  • Westlake Village
  • Westminster Free Clinic
  • Homeless Meals
  • Manna of the Conejo
  • Interface of the Conejo
  • KCLU Public Radio
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Our Community House of Hope
  • Shoes That Fit
  • Thanksgiving Baskets for military families

Club Meetings
Wednesdays at 12:10 PM
North Ranch Country Club
4761 Valley Spring Drive
Westlake Village, CA  91362
RotaryWLV.org

Westlake Sunrise Rotary:

The Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise has been making things better around the corner and around the world for over 30 years. We meet every Friday morning for breakfast at 7:00 am at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village. We invite you to be our guest and learn more about Rotary! Check out our website at WestlakeVillageSunriseRotary.org.

We hold numerous fundraising events throughout the year. 100% of our proceeds of these fundraisers are earmarked to many local charities, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley, YMCA of Southeast Ventura County, and Many Mansions, and to Rotary grants helping the underprivileged in Niger and Honduras.

Our local community projects include Feed the Needy, Meals on Wheels, Many Mansions Holiday gifts with Santa, Goebel Senior Center hosted holiday breakfast, ASA Soldier Appreciation Month, and Backpacks for local school children.

Our club has also supported Lutheran Social Services, Boy Scouts, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Conejo Free Clinic, Junior Achievement, Manna Food Bank, Prostate Cancer Foundation, Children’s Hospital, Assistance League, Westminster Free Clinic, Art Trek, Fit 4 the Cause, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

For club info, email donmartin.rotary@gmail.com

 

Beneficiaries:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley
  • YMCA of Southeast Ventura County
  • Many Mansions
  • Nomad Foundation, Niger
  • Operation Footprint, Honduras
  • My Stuff Bags Foundation
  • DreamCatcher Playground
  • K9s for Warriors
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Goebel Senior Center
  • ASA Soldier Appreciation Month
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • Boy Scouts
  • Conejo Free Clinic
  • Manna Food Bank
  • Children’s Hospital
  • Westminster Free Clinic
  • Alzheimer’s Association

Club Meetings
Fridays at 7 am
North Ranch Country Club
4761 Valley Spring Drive
Westlake Village, CA 91362
WestlakeVillageSunriseRotary.org