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.
JD Ducusin Wins Speech Contest The 2019 Rotary Club of Castro Valley Speech Contest was held on February 12th during the Club’s weekly lunch meeting. The theme for the 2019 Richard D. King Annual Youth Speech contest was “Be the Inspiration."
Miriam Meadows, Castro Valley Unified School District Social Worker/Counselor - After an introduction by Castro Valley Rotarian Parvin Ahmadi, Superintendent of the Castro Valley USD, Miriam described the history and workings of the District’s Wellness Center located on the Castro Valley High School campus. The Wellness Center provides a multi-tier support system for all students at Castro Valley and Redwood High Schools. The Mission of the Wellness Center is to build, together with the CVUSD community, a web of adults, peers, spaces and experiences that make it safe for everyone to grow their best selves.
Ashley Strasburg, Executive Director of the Castro Valley/Eden Area Chamber of Commerce Ashley Strasburg, a member of the Rotary Club of Castro Valley, was the day’s speaker and described the work and upcoming activities for the Castro Valley/Eden Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is a member-driven association of businesses and community organizations that work together for the betterment of the communities through the promotion of economic and civic health.
Susan McCue and Kristin Perrault - Alameda County Economic and Civic Development Department After an introduction by January Speaker Chair Brian Morrison, the Club welcomed back Susan McCue, Economic Development Manager, and Kristin Perrault, Economic Development Specialist, from the Alameda County Economic and Civic Development Department for an update on Alameda County activities, especially those activities that impact Castro Valley. The role of the Economic and Civic Development Department is to promote economic development and public/private investment in the unincorporated communities of Alameda County, including the Eden Area communities of Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, and San Lorenzo.
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
Charles Mortimer
Apr 23, 2019 12:00 PM
Order of the British Empire
Spencer Christian
Apr 30, 2019 12:00 PM
My career prediciting the weather
Past Speakers
Patty Goodman
Apr 16, 2019 12:00 PM
Her story as a child polio survivor. Eradicating polio is a major goal of Rotary Internation.
Kevin McCormack, CA Institute of Regenerative Med
Apr 09, 2019 12:00 PM
Progress in stem cell research
Robert Maddow, former chief counsel for EBMUD
Apr 02, 2019 12:00 PM
Water in California
Todd Anglin
Mar 26, 2019 12:00 PM
Understanding insurance exposure and options
Jennifer Ott, Deputy City Manager for Hayward
Mar 19, 2019 12:00 PM
Update on the I-238 corridor
Feby Boediarto, East Bay Community Energy
Mar 12, 2019 12:00 PM
New power alternative for most of the county
Lynda Foster, California Earthquake Authority
Mar 05, 2019 12:00 PM
Protecting, Mitigating, and Recovery and retrofit programs for Californians after a major quake
Denyse McCowan
Feb 26, 2019 12:00 PM
Service of County Ombudsmen to the Elderly in Long-Term Care Facilities
RYLA Students
Feb 19, 2019 12:00 PM
The RYLA students will describe their activities during the last year
Annual Student Speech Contest
Feb 12, 2019 12:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • John Courtney
    April 3
  • Jerome Blaha
    April 6
  • Gary Bosley
    April 11
  • Jim Phillips
    April 16
  • Jeff Moore
    Allyson Moore
    April 17
  • Kern Lewis
    Olga Lewis
    April 17
  • David Gehrke
    Honey Baby Gehrke
    April 18
Upcoming Events
Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
2018-2019 Committee Chairs
Coming Soon
2018-2019 Event & Project Chairs
Coming Soon