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
Aug 30, 2016
Dan Termini, Area Director for Fast-Teks Pro
Current Trends in Computer Services in the Castro Valley Area
Sep 06, 2016
Brandi Addington
The Livermore Valley Wine Country: Fun Destinations, Interesting Events, Hidden Secrets and Great
Oct 04, 2016
District Governor Jeff Orth
The State of Rotary and District 5170
Past Speakers
Aug 23, 2016
RESCHEDULED: Rep. Eric Swalwell
Rep. Swalwell will be rescheduled at a later date.
Aug 23, 2016
Michael R. Meinert, Esq.
"The Smart Consumer: A Bullet-train Presentation on Identity Theft, Credit Bureaus & MORE!
Aug 09, 2016
Alfonso Valenzuela-Gumicio
Antiques and Estate Sales
Aug 02, 2016
Len Wayne, District Manager for Mike's Camera
Using Photography to Promote Business
Jul 26, 2016
Scott Raty, CEO - Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce
Local Business Community Involved in the Community
Jul 19, 2016
Dev Mahadevan - CEO of the district
Dissolving the Eden Health District?
Jul 12, 2016
Carol Wikle - Incoming Club President
Her Experiences at the RI Convention and Plans for 2016-2017
Jun 21, 2016
Matthew Kaser - Dr. Philosophy
Archaeology Project in Saudi Arabia
Jun 14, 2016
Jun 07, 2016
Michael Kusiak - CV Matters
Local Initiatives to Improve the Castro Valley Community
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Virginia Degner
    August 4
  • Charles Landmesser
    August 7
  • Bob Crossett
    August 8
  • Bernie Kempen
    August 15
  • Carol Wikle
    August 28
  • Mark Poniatowski
    Leslie Poniatowski
    August 13
  • Cliff Sherwood
    Billie Sherwood
    August 24
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Meeting Highlights – August 23, 2016

backpacks Castro Valley

Today’s meeting was very busy showcasing the many aspects of the Rotary Club of Castro Valley, especially Service Above Self.

  • Upgrades to the Rotary Club of Castro Valley website
  • President Carol welcome Murline Monat at the newest member
  • Ceta has challenged each of us to bring is a new member this year
  • Visit by BART Director John McPartland
  • Breathing for Life Project
  • A Bullet-train Presentation on Identity Theft
  • Back-to-School Backpacks Project (photos)

Summary of August 9, 2016 Meeting

Castro Valley HighschoolCastro Valley High School Interact
The leadership of the Castro Valley High School Interact Club made a brief presentation regarding their goals and activities for 2016-2017. The Rotary Club of Castro Valley sponsors Interact Clubs at both Castro Valley High School and Redwood Christian High School. President Carol announced...
An Interactive Workshop for the Rotary Clubs of District 5170
Speaker: Antiques & Estate Sales
CV RotaryWelcome to Our Newest Rotarians!
President Carol inducted two new members:  Ajay Ahluwalia (Engineer – Retired) and Michaela Thompson (CPA).  Tammy Landmesser (Corporate - Recycling) will be inducted next week.  Please introduce yourself to our newest members.
Meeting Summary – July 26, 2016
Scott Raty, the Executive Director of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, was our speaker on July 26.  He also has worked for the Hayward Chamber of Commerce and been involved with Rotary in both Hayward and Pleasanton, including a recent term as President of the Rotary Club of Pleasanton.
Scott started his presentation by noting that Rotary has the reach and longevity to make a difference in the business community.  Among the highlights of the four observations he shared were...
RI President John F. Germ chose Rotary Serving Humanity as his theme for 2016-17. Noting Rotary’s unique ability to bring together committed professionals to achieve remarkable goals, Germ believes that “now is the time to capitalize on our success: as we complete the eradication of polio, and catapult Rotary forward to be an even greater force for good in the world.”  Watch RI President John Germ discussing the theme.


10 Reasons to love Rotary right now


We are 99.9 percent of the way toward ending polio. As of early June, there were only 16 cases of wild poliovirus in the world, and many think this could be the year we see the last naturally occurring case of polio.

As Rotary and our partners work to eradicate the poliovirus in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the remaining endemic countries, we also continue immunization campaigns in other high-risk countries to ensure that the disease remains gone for good. You can participate on the ground. Email to connect with Rotarians leading upcoming trips. 



One of the most important aspects of the fight to eradicate polio is detecting where the disease is present. This continuous surveillance is complicated and costly. Ninety percent of people infected with the virus show no symptoms and those who do usually have mild symptoms such as fever, fatigue, and headaches. Only one in every 200 cases of the illness results in paralysis, which means that for every child with signs of paralysis, several hundred are carrying the disease and may not show it.  Read the entire article in The Rotarian.

Club Sponsors Students at Camp RYLA

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership development program run by Rotary. Over 200 high school students in District 5170 participated in Camp RYLA the week of June 27 at the Mission Springs Camps and Conference Center in Scotts Valley.  RYLA includes presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Leadership fundamentals and ethics
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving and conflict management
  • Community and global citizenship
The students will be sharing their RYLA experiences with the Club in October.  It will be a meeting that you will not want to miss.  Guest are welcome to attend.

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
Dawn Silva
The Rotary Foundation
Kern Lewis & Dwight Perry
Youth Service
Roland Williams
Website/Social Media
Ken O'Donnell
Project Chairs
November 12, 2016
Heidi Hausauer
Breathing for Life Project
Obse Lubo & Bill Nott
Breathing for Life Gala
October 22, 2016
Carol Wikle, Dawn Ortiz, Obse Lubo, Bill Nott & Kern Lewis
Castro Valley Endowment
Dwight Perry & Dan Willits
Chili Cook-off
May 13, 2017
Cliff Sherwood & Randy Vanderbilt
Children's Christmas Party
Club Christmas Party
December 10, 2016
Jim Negri
Poker Tournament
Ken O'Donnell
Rodeo Parade
May 13, 2017
Bill Nott & Bruce Johnson