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.
"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.  

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
Ethan Falls, GM of Castro Valley Health Unlimited
Sep 26, 2017
Improving Health and Nutrition
Past Speakers
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
Kelley A. Way, Attorney
Aug 22, 2017
How to Manage Your I.P. (Intellectual Property) Assets
Christoph Nauer, Business Strategist
Aug 08, 2017
Success breeds success - personal to business
Parvin Ahmadi, Superintendent of Castro Valley USD
Aug 01, 2017
The Next Year at CVUSD
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?
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Bill Mulgrew
    September 22
  • John McPartland
    September 24
  • Jerome Blaha
    Melanie Blaha
    September 19
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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