On a beautiful Ojai evening, fireside fun and fellowship were recently on tap for new Rotary Club of Ojai members, pictured here from right to left, Kevin Davis, Fern Barishman, Sean McDermott, President Betsy Watson, Renee Halbrook and club membership co-chair Greg Webster (not pictured, new member Dominic Peno and membership co-chair Cheree Edwards).

Currently at 67 members, RC Ojai has inducted five new members this Rotary year with several more in the “pipeline” for membership in the coming month.

Taking to heart RI President Shekar Mehta’s theme “Everyone Bring One”, all the members have busily been spreading the word of Rotary by increasing guest invites to meetings and other club activities, regularly posting speakers talks on social media, submitting monthly articles and press releases in the local newspaper and increasing presence in the community with active involvement in other organizations.

The club has also been actively out an about supporting local business’s, with this gathering for new members, their sponsors, and mentors at the newly opened Ojai Valley Brewery, who since then has also become a new vendor for RC Ojai’s upcoming Taste of Ojai event on April 10th.

But attracting new members isn’t just about growing numbers, new members have so much to share and these five are already richly enhancing the club with their collective talents, energy, new ideas and active engagement.

So, remember to always share the gift of Rotary to others whenever you can, it is the gift that keeps giving!