Lunch Meeting Speaker:  Alan West
Castro Valley Rotarian Al West, Oriental Guide Of AAHMES Shriners of Livermore, was the day’s speaker.  Al described the history of Shriners, their relationship to the Masons, and the purpose and function of Shriners.  In general, all Shriners are Masons, but all Masons are not Shriners.
Lunch Speaker:  Michael Kusiak, President of Castro Valley Matters
April Speaker Chair Bernie Kempen introduced Michael Kusiak, President of Castro Valley Matters (CVM), which is a membership-based, community organizing group that empowers Castro Valley citizens to assert greater control over our community’s municipal affairs and will plan for and seek to implement a vision for Castro Valley’s future by...
Dr. Bruce Roberts of Integrative Holistic Medicine, 2017-2018 Rotary Club of Castro Valley Board of Directors, Announcements 
Dr. Bruce Roberts graduated about 35 years ago and joined a HMO as a Family Physician.
Speaker: Mary Ann DeGrazia, President of Castro Valley Arts Foundation (CVAFMary Ann shared the mission of the Castro Valley Arts Foundation, which is to provide our students and community with artistic experiences that educate, enrich, and entertain by securing resources for the Castro Valley Center for the arts.
Lunch Speaker: Rebecca Passche, Director of Woodroe Woods School
Rebecca provides history of Woodroe Wood School from its founding in 1971 to the closing of the Hayward site in 2016 to the reopening if its new site in San Leandro this year.
Lunch Speaker: Glenn Pomeroy, Chief Executive Officer of the California Earthquake Authority – Preparing for the Next Big Earthquake
The risk of an earthquake happening in the Bay Area in our lifetime time is REAL. The probability of a 6.7M or higher earthquake in the Bay Area happening in the next 30 years is estimated to be 72%.
The Club celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with song, history, dance, and jokes.  Pictured above (L-R): Bill Nott, Ceta Dochterman & CHP Officer Dan Jacowitz singing “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.” 
The Castro Valley Eden Area Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Castro Valley have a long history of supporting each organization’s activities and programs, and anticipate even more collaboration in the coming year. Please refer to the sign-up sheet that President-Elect Jim Negri sent out.
Mona Palacios, Executive Officer Alameda County Local Agency Formation Commission
Craft Talk:  Michaela Thompson
It was great to see Bruce Johnson return
►Ken O’Donnell reminded members that the Poker Tournament is Saturday
The meeting today was devoted to the Club Level contest of the the Richard D. King Annual Speech Contest, which is always a great opportunity to witness the talented students at Castro Valley and Redwood Christian High Schools.
Mo Ghaffazadeh, owner of AgroTech in Davis, spoke on how technology is being used to more and more improve plants to deal with drought, soil conditions, insects and other factors that threaten agricultural.
Jake Stewart – Update on Redwood Canyon Golf Course

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? 

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
Rachel Rosen from SPARK for Humanity
May 23, 2017
Helping communities unleash their potential to work together, build trust & connect
AT Stephens, Ex Director-Hayward Historical Societ
May 30, 2017
What's New and Exciting at the Hayward Area Historical Society
District Governor Orrin Mahoney
Jul 18, 2017
Vision and Goals for RI & District 5170
Past Speakers
No Meeting - Club is Dark
May 16, 2017
Attend the Joint Meeting with Hayward on May 15th
Joint Meeting with the Rotary Club of Hayward @ 12
May 15, 2017
Info on the Upcoming Rowell Ranch Rodeo
Hon. Eric Swalwell
May 09, 2017
An Update from Congressman Swalwell
Michael Kusiak - Castro Valley Matters
Apr 25, 2017
Update on CV Matters
Dr. Bruce Roberts
Apr 18, 2017
Integrative Holistic Medicine. Finding your Unique Path to Health and Happiness
Mary Ann DeGrazia, CVAF President
Apr 11, 2017
Update on the Castro Valley Arts Foundation
Dr. David Berke
Apr 04, 2017
Health after 50
Becky Paasche & Antonia Mambelli
Mar 28, 2017
Update on Woodroe Woods School
Glenn Pomeroy, CEO of the CA Earthquake Authority
Mar 21, 2017
Overview of Earhquake Risks in California
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Roland Williams
    May 2
  • Virginia Degner
    Duane Degner
    May 14
  • Jim Phillips
    Melissa Phillips
    May 19
  • Bernie Kempen
    Kathy Kempen
    May 20
  • John Courtney
    May 20
  • Bob Crossett
    Carol Crossett
    May 26
  • Bill Mulgrew
    Patty Mulgrew
    May 31
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Upcoming Events
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Committee Chairs
Club Service
Margie Ramos
Club Trainer
K.J. Page
Community Service
Randy Vanderbilt
Ceta Dochterman
Gary Bosley
Speech Contest
Jeff Moore
The Rotary Foundation
Kern Lewis & Dwight Perry
Youth Service
Roland Williams
Website/Social Media
Ken O'Donnell
Project Chairs
Breathing for Life Project
Obse Lubo, Bill Nott & Carol Wikle
Castro Valley Rotary Endowment
Dwight Perry & Dan Willits
Chili Cook-off
May 12, 2017 (FRIDAY)
Randy Vanderbilt
Children's Christmas Party
December 20, 2016
Club Christmas Party
December 10, 2016
Jim Negri
Poker Tournament
Mar 18th, 2017
Ken O'Donnell
Rodeo Parade
May 13, 2017
Bill Nott