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For the past two weeks, Rotary Club members in the Conejo Valley have dug deep into their pockets and pantries to provide groceries to Manna, the food bank serving eastern Ventura County. And on Sunday, canned food, toiletries, bread and dry goods were delivered to the food bank at 3020 Crescent Way in Thousand Oaks by 15 members of the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village's Covenant Youth Fellowship.
August 20, 2009 | Nathan Olivarez-Giles
For $100, you could fund a shopping spree at the 99 Cents Only store or host a feast catered by your favorite fast-food eatery's dollar menu. Or you could buy a house -- maybe. The Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club, a chapter of Rotary International, is hosting an online raffle of a house of the winner's choice valued up to $600,000, with an included reserve of $400,000 for closing costs and taxes on the sale, said Maureen Micklich, a spokeswoman for Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers Inc., which is a beneficiary of the contest.
March 5, 1995
A local organization is initiating a program to implant hearing devices for severely deaf children in Mexico. The Westwood Village Rotary Club, in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Guadalajara, Mexico, has begun a project to provide children in the Zapopan School for Hearing Impaired Children with cochlear implants to improve their hearing. A group of eight Rotary club members have flown to Guadalajara to begin examinations and distribute information on the devices.
December 28, 1994 | ANTONIO OLIVO
Babies born at Glendale Adventist Medical Center in January will receive a birthday gift--a car seat--from the Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club. According to Safe-Ride-USA, 83% of the infants and children who died in car accidents during the past seven years lost their lives in survivable crashes. Responding to this statistic, the Rotary Club donated $4,000 to the hospital toward the purchase of at least 200 infant car seats.
July 16, 1987
Valeri Ann Young has become the first woman to join the Westwood Village Rotary Club. Young, a vice president of Ketchum Communications, was one of the first Westside women installed in local chapters after a U. S. Supreme Court decision that barred the Rotary Club from excluding women. Young was installed June 18. Young's brother, Ronald Chase Wanglin, is the new president of the Westwood Village club.
June 12, 1999 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR
A single mother who will graduate June 30 from San Fernando High School and head to MIT with her daughter this fall, received an $8,000 scholarship Friday from the Rotary Club of Los Angeles. Nora Cadena, 18, was one of 83 students in the Los Angeles area who were presented with a total of $165,000 in scholarship money at a Rotary Club luncheon at the Wilshire Grand Hotel downtown.
January 21, 1997 | JASON TERADA
Members of the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise are accepting scholarship applications from local college students and others wishing to study abroad for one year. Students receiving a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship, awarded annually by Rotary International, will have all expenses paid up to a maximum of $22,000 while they study in one of the more than 155 countries with active Rotary Club chapters.
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