Chris Velbusa, General Manager of Alameda County Industries (ACI) - The Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) recently selected Alameda County Industries (ACI) to provide residential, commercial and industrial collection services for recyclables, organics and garbage in the service area of Castro Valley for which CVSan is responsible. The change of providers was effective for May 2019.
Dr. Marty Nemko – National Expert on Career Advice - Dr. Marty Nemko is among the nation’s most sought-after experts on both career and education issues. Marty has been interviewed by hundreds of major media (e.g., The Today Show, NPR's Talk of the Nation, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, TIME, and even Cosmos Girl). He has written many books including Cool Careers for Dummies, which was the #1 rated career guide in a reader's choice poll and #2 on the Wall Street Journal National Best Seller list. He has written numerous articles for TIME, Washington Post, Atlantic, U.S. News & World Report, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle. Marty is a regular contributor (i.e., 1380 articles and counting)) for Psychology Today.
Spencer Christian - KGO-TV Weather Forecaster Spencer Christian, best known as the former weather forecaster for ABC's Good Morning America (1986-1998) and current weather forecaster for ABC-owned KGO-TV in San Francisco.
Patty Goodman – A Child Polio Victim and Survivor Patty was fourteen years old living in Lima, Peru with her family when she was first afflicted by polio. Her father was a pilot stationed at an air base in Peru. Patty remembers clearly that it was early in the morning and she was just waking up when her father entered her bedroom. She tried to rise to greet him as she normally did each morning but fell back in the bed. She developed high fever and was diagnosed with the flu. When the fever did not subside after a few days, her father flew in a doctor and Patty was diagnosed with polio.
Kevin McCormick, Director of Public Communications for the California Institute of Regenerative Surgery - In 2004, the voters of California decided to spearhead the statewide effort to expedite stem cell research. President Bush and the federal government also provided $3B to support this effort. As a result of these efforts, California has become a leader in regenerative medicine today.
Route 238 Property Development - Jennifer Ott, Deputy City Manager – City of Hayward -  Jennifer Ott, Deputy City Manager – City of Hayward provided an outstanding overview of the Route 238 Property Development. Jennifer previous was with the City of Alameda and oversaw the development of the former Alameda Naval Air Station. She started her presentation with a background on the project, which started in the 1970’s with the purchase of over 400 properties by CalTrans for the State Route 238 Bypass Project, which never was built.
Linda Foster - Protecting, Mitigating, Recovery & Retrofit Programs for Californians after a Major Quake Linda works with the California Earthquake Authority and she talked about 5 things to know about Earthquake Risk in California.
Malikah Taylor - Service of County Ombudsmen to the Elderly in Long - Term Care Facilities Malikah Taylor is currently one of three paid Field Managers providing services in Alameda County along with 16 volunteers, who are cleared by a Department of Justice (DOJ) background check. An Ombudsman is an advocate and provides advice to residents of licensed long-term care facilities. A county-based program, they handle concerns and complaints by residents and their families of long-term care facilities.
Camp RYLA Students Share the Experience - The lunch program showcased the leaders of the future when the Club hosted the six high school students from Castro Valley and Redwood Christian High Schools that the Club sponsored to attend the week-long, 2018 Camp RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) in Scotts Valley.  The students/campers presented an outstanding program regarding how Camp RYLA was personally significant.
Rotary Club of Castro Valley
Charles Mortimer, President

Meets Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.

The Meadows Restaurant at 
Redwood Canyon Golf Course
17007 Redwood Road 
Castro Valley, CA 94546
  Venue Map      
Buffet lunch and speaker for $15.  
Non-members can make reservations
at the phone number below.
Contact information
Lunch Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
No Lunch Meeting Today
Jun 25, 2019 12:00 PM
Past Speakers
Rob Warren, Assistant District Attorney
Jun 18, 2019 12:00 PM
Alameda County Civil Grand Jury
Hamed Nekrawish
Jun 11, 2019 12:00 PM
Rebuilding Afghanistan
Tom Lorentzen
Jun 04, 2019 12:00 PM
Roland Williams, Executive Director of CVSan
May 28, 2019
The new waste management system and the sewer lateral initiative
Shan Wu, Nutritionist
May 21, 2019
Why you don't need ketos and how to shop and prepare food nutritionally for better health
Marty Nemko, PhD
May 14, 2019
What he has learned about people from three decades of career coaching
Annual Joint Meeting with Hayward Rotary
May 06, 2019 12:00 PM
Rowell Ranch Rodeo
Spencer Christian
Apr 30, 2019 12:00 PM
My career prediciting the weather
Charles Mortimer
Apr 23, 2019 12:00 PM
Order of the British Empire
Patty Goodman
Apr 16, 2019 12:00 PM
Her story as a child polio survivor. Eradicating polio is a major goal of Rotary Internation.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Cliff Sherwood
    June 1
  • Lytrel Carter
    June 9
  • Bill Nott
    June 11
  • Dan Willits
    June 11
  • Mark Poniatowski
    June 18
  • Ajay Ahluwalia
    June 26
  • Dwight Perry
    Barbara Perry
    June 18
  • Bob Shayler
    Pam Lowe
    June 21
  • Ray Wallace
    Gee Yen
    June 24
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