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
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 Club Newsletter 
Lunch Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Becky Paasche & Antonia Mambelli
Mar 28, 2017
Update on Woodroe Woods School
Past Speakers
Glenn Pomeroy, CEO of the CA Earthquake Authority
Mar 21, 2017
Overview of Earhquake Risks in California
Mike Tacconi & Caryl Mahar
Mar 07, 2017
Update on the Castro Valley Eden Area Chamber of Commerce
Mona Palacios
Feb 28, 2017
Mona Palacios, Executive Officer Alameda County Local Agency Formation Commission
Ryan Clausnitzer
Feb 21, 2017
General Manager Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District
Dr. Mo Ghaffarzadeh, AgroTech Research
Jan 31, 2017
How Agriculture and Technology Coincide
Jake Stewart, GM - Redwood Canyon GC
Jan 31, 2017
Update on Flooding on Redwood Canyon GC
Marian Meadow & Rinda Bartley, CVUSD
Jan 24, 2017
Multilevel Support Systems for Students/Serving Social-Emotional Needs
Club President Carol Wikle
Jan 17, 2017
Club Assembly
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Obse Lubo
    March 18
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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.
Mona Palacios, Executive Officer Alameda County Local Agency Formation Commission
Craft Talk:  Michaela Thompson
It was great to see Bruce Johnson return
►Ken O’Donnell reminded members that the Poker Tournament is Saturday
The meeting today was devoted to the Club Level contest of the the Richard D. King Annual Speech Contest, which is always a great opportunity to witness the talented students at Castro Valley and Redwood Christian High Schools.
Mo Ghaffazadeh, owner of AgroTech in Davis, spoke on how technology is being used to more and more improve plants to deal with drought, soil conditions, insects and other factors that threaten agricultural.
Jake Stewart – Update on Redwood Canyon Golf Course
Paul Harris Presentation to Leslie Rothwell
President Carol Wikle presented Leslie Rothwell with her Paul Harris +3 pin, which represents three contributions of $1000 to The Rotary Foundation over the years.  Congratulations to Leslie for her genorisity.
A Club Assembly was held on January 17th where board members and committee chairs provided status reports on activities that have occurred this year and that are planned for the remainder of the year. 
The recognition of Paul Harris recipients was the highlight of the meeting.  President Carol recognized the following members with Paul Harris pins for their donations to The Rotary Foundation.

Speaker - Rich Schneck, College and Career Specialist, Castro Valley Unified School District
Mr. Schneck outlined the amazing programs for students in the Castro Valley USD that get them involved and excited about...

Main Speaker - Wendy Winsted from the Sulphur Creek Nature Center. 
Sulphur Creek is a Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center operated by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (H.A.R.D).
President Carol and Cliff Sherwood re-emphasized the need for additional donations to complete the Breathing for Life Project and pointed out the opportunity for taking the year end deductions for this worthy cause.

Meeting Highlights – December 13, 2016

Gift Wrapping for Adopt-a-Family

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 that 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? 

Upcoming Events
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Secretary (Interim)
Committee Chairs
Club Service
Margie Ramos
Club Trainer
K.J. Page
Community Service
Randy Vanderbilt
Ceta Dochterman
Gary Bosley
Speech Contest
Jeff Moore
The Rotary Foundation
Kern Lewis & Dwight Perry
Youth Service
Roland Williams
Website/Social Media
Ken O'Donnell
Project Chairs
Breathing for Life Project
Obse Lubo, Bill Nott & Carol Wikle
Castro Valley Rotary Endowment
Dwight Perry & Dan Willits
Chili Cook-off
May 12, 2017 (FRIDAY)
Randy Vanderbilt
Children's Christmas Party
December 20, 2016
Club Christmas Party
December 10, 2016
Jim Negri
Poker Tournament
Mar 18th, 2017
Ken O'Donnell
Rodeo Parade
May 13, 2017
Bill Nott