District Governor Visits
District Governor (DG) Orrin Mahoney was the honored guest and featured speaker. Prior to lunch, DG Mahoney met with the 2017-2018 Club officers, board members and committee chairs for 75 minutes to learn about the Club, and how the DG and District 5170 can support the Club.  
What are YOU doing to make a difference?
Péllo Walker, President of Daily Digital Imaging (a Green Business of the Year) was the featured speaker. After reviewing the ten characteristics that highly successful leaders possess (see the list below), he engaged the members in an interactive discussion of how...
Speaker of the Day
Ken Sommer, Director of Advancement for the George Mark Children’s House, spoke on "A Better Way to Care for Children with Life Limiting Illnesses." George Mark Children's Hospital was the first freestanding pediatric palliative care center in the United States.
"Is the drought really over and what's up with those rates?"
Frank Mellon, Member of Board of Directors of East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), address the Club on “Is the drought really over and what's up with those rates?"
AT Stephens, Executive Director of the Hayward Area Historical Society
Executive Director AT Stephens, who is also President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Hayward, share the history of the Hayward Area Historical Society (HAHS) as well as what is new and exciting.  
Lunch Speaker: Congressman Eric Swalwell, who represents California 's 15th Congressional District, was the featured speaker of the day.  He was first elected to Congress in 2012 and is now serving his third term.
Lunch Meeting Speaker:  Alan West
Castro Valley Rotarian Al West, Oriental Guide Of AAHMES Shriners of Livermore, was the day’s speaker.  Al described the history of Shriners, their relationship to the Masons, and the purpose and function of Shriners.  In general, all Shriners are Masons, but all Masons are not Shriners.
Lunch Speaker:  Michael Kusiak, President of Castro Valley Matters
April Speaker Chair Bernie Kempen introduced Michael Kusiak, President of Castro Valley Matters (CVM), which is a membership-based, community organizing group that empowers Castro Valley citizens to assert greater control over our community’s municipal affairs and will plan for and seek to implement a vision for Castro Valley’s future by...
Dr. Bruce Roberts of Integrative Holistic Medicine, 2017-2018 Rotary Club of Castro Valley Board of Directors, Announcements 
Dr. Bruce Roberts graduated about 35 years ago and joined a HMO as a Family Physician.
Speaker: Mary Ann DeGrazia, President of Castro Valley Arts Foundation (CVAFMary Ann shared the mission of the Castro Valley Arts Foundation, which is to provide our students and community with artistic experiences that educate, enrich, and entertain by securing resources for the Castro Valley Center for the arts.
Lunch Speaker: Rebecca Passche, Director of Woodroe Woods School
Rebecca provides history of Woodroe Wood School from its founding in 1971 to the closing of the Hayward site in 2016 to the reopening if its new site in San Leandro this year.
Lunch Speaker: Glenn Pomeroy, Chief Executive Officer of the California Earthquake Authority – Preparing for the Next Big Earthquake
The risk of an earthquake happening in the Bay Area in our lifetime time is REAL. The probability of a 6.7M or higher earthquake in the Bay Area happening in the next 30 years is estimated to be 72%.
The Club celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with song, history, dance, and jokes.  Pictured above (L-R): Bill Nott, Ceta Dochterman & CHP Officer Dan Jacowitz singing “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.” 
The Castro Valley Eden Area Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Castro Valley have a long history of supporting each organization’s activities and programs, and anticipate even more collaboration in the coming year. Please refer to the sign-up sheet that President-Elect Jim Negri sent out.

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:

Of the things we think, say or do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

What is Rotary? 

Rotary Club of
Castro Valley

Meets on Tuesdays at 12:00 PM 
The Meadows Restaurant at Redwood Canyon Golf Course
Enjoy a buffet lunch for $20
  Venue Map      

 Club Newsletter 
Lunch Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Parvin Ahmadi, Superintendent of Castro Valley USD
Aug 01, 2017
The Next Year at CVUSD
Christoph Nauer, Business Strategist
Aug 08, 2017
Success breeds success - personal to business
Kelley A. Way, Attorney
Aug 22, 2017
How to Manage Your I.P. (Intectual Property) Assets
Past Speakers
Jeff Kirschner, Founder of Litterati
Jul 25, 2017
Crowdsource Cleaning the Planet
District Governor Orrin Mahoney
Jul 18, 2017
Does anyone know what is the First Object of Rotary?
Pello Walker, President - DailyDigitalImagining
Jul 11, 2017
What are YOU doing to make a difference?
Ken Sommer, Director of Advancement
Jun 27, 2017
George Mark Children’s House – A Better Way to Care for Children with Life-Limiting Illnesses
Carolyn Darcy from the Castro Valley Women’s Club
Jun 13, 2017
What is the CV Women's Club and What is it Doing?
Frank Mellon, EBMUD Board of Directors
Jun 06, 2017
"Is the drought really over and what's up with those rates?"
AT Stephens, Ex Director-Hayward Historical Societ
May 30, 2017
What's New and Exciting at the Hayward Area Historical Society
Rachel Rosen from SPARK for Humanity
May 23, 2017
Helping communities unleash their potential to work together, build trust & connect
No Meeting - Club is Dark
May 16, 2017
Attend the Joint Meeting with Hayward on May 15th
Joint Meeting with the Rotary Club of Hayward @ 12
May 15, 2017
Info on the Upcoming Rowell Ranch Rodeo
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Ray Wallace
    July 4
  • Heidi Hausauer
    July 13
  • Hafsa Burt
    July 22
  • Randy Vanderbilt
    Debbie Vanderbilt
    July 19
  • Dan Willits
    Kristy Willits
    July 29
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Upcoming Events
Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
2017-2018 Committee Chairs
Club Service/
Sgt. at Arms
Margie Ramos
Club Endowment
Dan Willits
Dwight Perry
Club Trainer
K.J. Page
Community Service
Randy Vanderbilt
Charles Mortimer
Mark Poniatowski
Roland Williams
International Project
Breathing for Life (BFL)
Obse Lubo
Media Relations
Bruce Johnson
Virginia Degner
Nominating Committee
Carol Wikle
Bruce Johnson
Gary Bosley
Speech Contest
Jeff Moore
Song of the Day
Ceta Dochterman
The Rotary Foundation (TRF)
Dwight Perry
Thought for the Day
Cliff Sherwood
Youth Protection Officer
Candi Clark
Youth Exchange
Bob Shayler
Youth Service
Roland Williams
Ken O'Donnell
Welcome Song
Ben Gurule
2017-2018 Event & Project Chairs
Breathing for Life (BFL) Project
Obse Lubo
Chili Cook-off
May 11, 2018
Randy Vanderbilt
Children's Christmas Party
December 12, 2017
Mark Poniatowski
Club Holiday Party
December 9, 2017
Charles Mortimer
Club Picnic
August 15,, 2017
Cliff Sherwood
Fall Fundraiser
Date TBD
Chair TBD
Poker Tournament
Date TBD
Mark Poniatowski
Dawn Ortiz
Mathilde Schmidt
Randy Vanderbilt
Rodeo Parade
May 12, 2018
Bill Nott
Spring Fundraiser
Date TBD
Heidi Hausauer