What We Do
Thousand Oaks Rotary Club

We are a large (over 100 members) Rotary Club and are associated through our District with over 70 Rotary Clubs in Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Louis Obispo and Kern counties.  We were the first chartered club in the Conejo Valley in 1958. As a Rotarian you are not only a member of our club but part of a larger global network of volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to tackle a wide variety of humanitarian challenges.

Our club has impacted and continues to impact our community by leading efforts for such projects as helping to build the Dream Catcher Playground in CRPD, developing a state of the  art dental clinic at the Conejo Free Clinic for the underserved in our community, providing grief counseling services at the Hospice of the Conejo for our Hispanic community, funding programs and housing start-ups for aging-out foster kids at James Storehouse, providing meals and care for our senior citizens at Senior Concerns, and the list goes on and on!

We also work to make the world a better place internationally. Our members have raised over a million dollars to fund hands-on projects such as hearing aids for children and seniors in Tijuana, maternal health care equipment and nurse training in India, training villagers in regions of Asia to develop an organic farm to feed the village and provide income to the villagers, to create clean drinking water for South American communities, Children’s Cancer Hospital in Tijuana, to immunize children against polio around the world and other life-changing projects world wide.

We save mothers and children

We provide clean water, sanitation & hygiene

We promote peace & reconciliation

We fight disease

We provide educational opportunities
for the underserved

We fight poverty

We provide disaster response

A list of just a few of the community programs we support:

Westminster Free Clinic

Conejo Free Clinic

Hospice of the Conejo

Ventura County Special Olympics

Senior Concerns

Manna Conejo Food Bank

Many Mansions

James Storehouse

Adelante Comunidad Conejo

Harbor House

Safe Passages

My Stuffed Bags

Community Conscience

Cancer Support Community

Lutheran Social Services

Villa Esperanza


Fundraising through Community Participation

We hold many events for our community to serve as a fun activity for our members and the greater Conejo Valley, but also to raise funds to help finance all of the many local and international projects we invest both money and time to change the world. Three of our biggest events are:
Thousand Oaks Rotary Club
Midsummer Eve Wine Festival

Began in 2001 to benefit the Ventura County Special Olympics and the Thousand Oaks Rotary Foundation (which funds local scholarships and community projects.) A wonderful Saturday evening in August with wine tasting by acclaimed West Coast Wineries and fine restaurants, live entertainment, fabulous silent auction, Special Olympics athletes, exciting raffle and auction for trips, experiences, wine, restaurants and much more.

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Chili Cook-Off Car Show
and Craft Brew Festival

Started in 1976, this festival offers craft breweries, awesome classic cars, gourmet food trucks and more for the whole family while tantalizing your taste buds to some of the best chili anywhere at this International Chili Society sanctioned event and topped off with incredible live music, tricked-out dream cars, and a Kid Fun Zone!

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Thousand Oaks Street Fair

Running strong in its 29th year - we block off all of Moorpark Road from Hillcrest Road to Wilbur Road for fun, food, entertainment, shopping, and games. The largest event of its type in Ventura County. A family-friendly day of fun that attracts over 20,000 people on a beautiful October Sunday. Terrific live entertainment, delicious food and treats, kid's zone, over 370 vendors with arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, toys, housewares and so much more. Free to our community!