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Program:  Murline Monat – What’s New in Castro Valley
At today’s meeting, the Club instituted a new program, What’s New in Castro Valley? where local business people share new information regarding Castro Valley in a field.  The Club’s own Murline Monat kicked off the program with a presentation about the economy and the real estate market.  
Program: Jim Phillips, Ray Wallace & Jim Negri – Craft Talks
The program today consisted of three extended Craft Talks by Rotarians Jim Phillips, Ray Wallace, and President Jim Negri.  Since the President forgot to assign someone to take notes, the descriptions of the talks will be brief.
Program:  Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday – What’s Happening in Hayward?
Barbara Halliday, the Mayor of Hayward, provided an inspirational presentation regarding the city’s progressive and innovative accomplishments as well as its future goals.  The Mayor presented a short video showcasing housing and public works projects both past and present, and then spoke about projects that showcase Hayward’s innovative spirit.
Lunch Speaker - Rodrigo Orduña, Assistant Planning Director, Alameda County Planning Department 
Rodrigo Orduña who serves as the Assistant Planning Director for the Alameda County Planning Department, Community Development Agency spoke on the implications of the Residential Design Guidelines and how they impact existing homeowners and new developers.
Speaker of the Day:  Dave Stark, Public Affairs Director for the Bay East Association of Realtors
Dave Stark provided a very informative, and sobering view of the housing market in the Bay Area.  The fact the homeownership in California continues to decline for a variety of reasons, including the following...
Speaker of the Day:  John Medlock Jr., Director of Alameda County Public Works Agency
Storm Season of 2016-2017, Preparation, Damage, and Response was the topic of Mr. Medlock’s presentation with many, many photos of the damage and the work being done to repair the damage, especially Redwood Road.
Speaker of the Day: Ethan Fall
Ethan Fall, General Manager of Health Unlimited, presented the history of the family-owned business, which opened its first store 48 years ago in San Leandro and over the years have opened two additional stores including the one in Castro Village Shopping Center.
Speaker of the Day  
Michael Moody, Senior Vice President of Partnerships, Affiliations, and Integration at John Muir Health provide an overview of John Muir Health (https://www.johnmuirhealth.com/) from its founding to the present.
Speaker of the Day:  Rick Silva, Founder and President of B2B Gathering, Inc.
Rick introduced himself as a self-made, multi-millionaire, who went bankrupt in 2008, and considers himself one of the foremost experts on business networking and referral generation.
Michael P. Mahoney, Chief Executive Officer of the Eden Health District
Michael Mahoney took over as the CEO of the Eden Health District on July 1, 2017. During his presentation, he discussed the evolving history of the District from its inception to present, and the direction for the future.
Economic Development in Castro Valley and the Eden Area – Susan McCue
Susan McCue, Economic Development Manager of Alameda County Community Development Agency, reviewed the major economic development projects in Castro Valley and the Eden Area. 
Speaker: Kelley A. Way, from the Law Office of Kelley A. Way 
The speaker of the day explains what I.P. assets are, what you need to know to manage them properly, and the differences between Copyright, Trademark, and Patent and how these tools can be used to protect your I.P. assets.
Parvin Ahmadi, Superintendent - Castro Valley Unified School District
Sharon Trieu-Quince, Director of Facilities Construction-  Castro Valley Unified School District

Parvin and Ahmadi thanked Club members for supporting Measure G in June 2016 and introduced Sharon Trieu-Qunice who provided an update on the status of Measure G Projects.
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.

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?
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
Dennis Waspei, East Bay Regional Parks District
Nov 28, 2017 12:00 PM
What's New at the East Bay Regional Parks District?
Nick Lavingia
Dec 05, 2017 12:00 PM
“Challenges Executing International Mega Energy Projects"
No Meeting Today
Dec 12, 2017
No Meeting Today
Dec 26, 2017
No Meeting Today
Jan 02, 2018
Club Speech Contest
Feb 20, 2018 12:00 PM
Castro Valley & Redwood Christian High School Students
Past Speakers
Lynn Levin, President Soroptimist International
Nov 21, 2017 12:00 PM
History of & Update on the Soroptimist International of the East Bay
Castro Valley Rotarians
Nov 07, 2017 12:00 PM
Membership Potpourri
Mayor Barbara Halliday
Oct 31, 2017 12:00 PM
State of the City of Hayward - Find Out What's Happening in Hayward
Rodrigo Orduña, AICP, Assistant Planning Director,
Oct 24, 2017
Implications of the New Residential Design Guidelines and Its Impact
Dave Stark, Public Affairs Director
Oct 17, 2017
Update on the Bay Area Housing Market
Bob Shayler and Murline Monat
Oct 10, 2017
Why Bay Area Transportation is a Major Concern for Residents
John Medlock, Jr.
Oct 03, 2017
Update from Alameda County Public Works Agency
Ethan Falls, GM of Castro Valley Health Unlimited
Sep 26, 2017
Improving Health and Nutrition
Michael Moody, Sr Vice President-John Muir Health
Sep 19, 2017
John Muir Health’s contributions to the community and an update on its partnerships
Rick Silva, Founder & President of B2B Gathering
Sep 12, 2017
Business Networking and Referral Generation
Michael P. Mahoney, CEO - Eden Health District
Sep 05, 2017
Eden Township Health District Past & the Future
Susan McCue, Economic Development Director
Aug 29, 2017
Update on Economic Development in Castro Valley and the unincorporated areas
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Jeff Moore
    November 2
  • Charles Mortimer
    November 6
  • Ben Gurule
    November 11
  • Ceta Dochterman
    November 11
  • Bob Shayler
    November 13
  • Margie Ramos
    November 15
  • Bruce Johnson
    Linda Johnson
    November 9
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Dwight Perry
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Cliff Sherwood
Youth Protection Officer
Youth Exchange
Bob Shayler
Youth Service
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Ken O'Donnell
Welcome Song
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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
Poker Tournament
March 10, 2017
Dawn Ortiz
Mark Poniatowski
Randy Vanderbilt
Rodeo Parade
May 12, 2018
Michaela Thompson
Bill Nott