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Carpinteria, CA
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Carpinteria, CA  93013
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Carpinteria Morning Rotary Club bestows Paul Harris Fellows to the following Morning Rotarians..Tamarind Harman, Jamie Collins, Bryce Killen, Kim Fly and Rena Van Kirk...June bestowed a Paul Harris Fellow to her husband Rene Van Wingerden... Art Fisher and Joe Overgaag were recognized as Multiple PHF



 Tomol Interpretive Play Area still needs your support!

Please click here to buy your Tomol brick or tile. 




Image Tomol Interpretive Play Area, a unique educational park, was once just a dream of our Morning Rotary Club of Carpinteria.  It has now become a reality!

Locals and visitors are treated to a recreational experience unlike any other—a replica Chumash village designed with opportunities to run, jump and slide. This experience lends itself to the development of a deeper understanding and appreciation of California’s cultural and natural history. The park, which is designed to emulate pre-European life on the California Channel Islands, includes life-sized replicas of native wildlife species to climb on, Chumash huts to explore, the “Rainbow Bridge” of Chumash lore and the park’s namesake “Tomol”—a traditional Chumash plank boat. This special play area is aimed at enhancing Carpinteria’s vitality and to draw visitors from all over the world.


The City of Carpinteria improved the final product with the installation of a path and boardwalk connecting Palm Avenue to the Tomol Interpretive Play Area. This portion of the project includes a bioswale to filter surface runoff, native landscaping and interpretive signs that complement the park design. The path immediately links Tomol with the one million annual visitors to Carpinteria State Beach. The trail also integrates into the pedestrian and cyclists’ path that stretches along the entire coast of Carpinteria.


Final touches to the Tomol Interpretive Play Area added native landscaping, boulders and eucalyptus logs, life-like replicas, and the Santa Cruz Island-shaped retaining wall.

The price tag reached over $800,000. To help fund the play area, the Carpinteria Morning Rotary Club utilized the proceeds from the sale of brick pavers and its annual Casino Night fundraiser. Additional funds and special thanks are in order, to a $300,000 grant from the Federal Government, a $50,000 memorial gift to Friends of the State Parks, many Private Foundations, generous city funding, and an outpouring of local support.

As of July 2013, all debts are paid. The balance of $20,000 has been used by the Morning Rotary of Carpinteria Charitable Foundation, Inc., to establish an endowment fund through the Santa Barbara Foundation for continuous maintenance of the park.  Through club events, sale of bricks and pavers, and direct donations, the fund is being built so that the maintenance costs and repairs for the park are funded by the interest earned from the endowment.  Our goal for this first year of establishing the endowment is to raise $100,000. 

We of the morning rotary are very proud of the Tomol Interpretive Play Area, located on Linden Avenue near the beach in Carpinteria.  Stop by and enjoy all that it has to offer!




Welcome from the President
A graduate of the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry in 1984, Janice is married to classmate and business partner, Dr. Robert Berkenmeier.  In 1987, Bob and Janice came to Carpinteria with their 17 month old daughter Erin to begin their dental practice.
 Since that time, Janice has volunteered in many professional and community organizations. 
In Carpinteria, she served on the Board of Directors of Girls Inc of Carpinteria and then as their President in 1989.  Janice served on the Board of Directors of the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce and as their President in 1993 then served on the Community Awards Banquet Steering Committee from 1994 to 2008.
Janice began service on the Board of the Santa Barbara Ventura County Dental Society in 1995 and served as its first female President in 2000. At the state level, Janice served the California Dental Assn on the Applied Strategic Planning Committee from 2000-2003 and various Councils and Committees including the Board of Directors of the Dentist Insurance Company and of the 1201 Financial Insurance Services, Inc.  From 2007 to 2012, she served on the Board of Trustees to the CDA. Recently she served on the Local Arrangements Committee for the CDA Cares Free Dental Clinic in April 2016 and currently serves on the Committee of Volunteer Placement and an alternate delegate to the American Dental Assn House of Delegates.  She is a Fellow to the American College of Dentists, to the International College of Dentistry and to the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Janice is a Charter member of the Carpinteria Morning Rotary Club, a Master PRLS graduate, a Benefactor and a Multiple Paul Harris holder. She has held Club positions as Secretary, Bulletin editor, RI Foundation chair, Membership Chair, Community Service Director, and Club Program Chair.
Janice says “For over thirty years, my strong sense of service for my profession and my community have driven my passions.”
Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning
1059 Vallecito Road
Carpinteria, CA 93013