Bill Ganahl, Owner - South City Rod & Custom
Bill Ganahl is one of the premier builders of personal, high-end custom cars. He has been in the business for over 20 years. His cars vary from small jobs to   $1-2M cars.  Essentially, Bill takes the shell of a car and replaces everything else with the very best, including the chassis, engine, transmission, and suspension. His 6,000 square-foot shop in Hayward has everything it needs to build the frames and do sheet metal work and more.  Building these cars takes a wide range of trades (e.g., fabric workers, welders, sheet metal, and mechanics), but at the same time, he has a business to run. 
At any time, he has 10-15 projects at various stages so that he can keep everyone gainfully employed. Everything is on a deadline, mostly to get cars ready for shows. Bill is proud of the number of awards they have won at shows and the number of magazine covers that his cars have graced. He pointed out that all his cars are fully functioning and ready to drive.  Bill and several of Rotarian Cliff Sherwood’s friends brought their cars built by Bill to the meeting that members and guests were able to view after the meeting. More about South City Rod & Custom here.  Watch Bill's presentation here.
Sam Crader, General Manager Touchstone Golf at Redwood Canyon
Sam Crader is the General Manager for Touchstone Golf, the company that leases Redwood Canyon Golf Course from EBMUD.  Since Touchstone took over the course, they have made many improvements to the golf course, including fixing the drainage, irrigation, and leaks.  They have an agreement from EBMUD to install a cart path all around the perimeter of the course.
Golf did pretty well during the pandemic because it was an outdoor activity in which people felt safe participating and the upswing in players has continued. Since Redwood Canyon is conveniently located, it would like to expand its offerings beyond golf. They hope to sponsor the CVHS golf team and fundraisers for other groups. Touchstone Golf Foundation supports community activities.  On the third Thursdays in July, August, and September, Touchstone will be sponsoring music concerts. Watch Sam's presentation here.
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Next Meeting
Joint Meeting with Rotary Club of Hayward
Date: May 10, 2022
Time: 12:00-1:30 pm
Location: Redwood Canyon Golf Course & via Zoom
Russ Fields, President of the Rowell Ranch Rodeo Board of Directors
Bridgette Davila, 2022 Rodeo Queen
Topic: 100 Years for the Rowell Ranch Rodeo
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