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Meeting Highlight – March 14, 2017
 
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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.” 
Meeting Highlight – March 14, 2017 Ken O'Donnell 2017-03-20 07:00:00Z
Meeting Highlights – March 7, 2017
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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.
Meeting Highlights – March 7, 2017 Ken O'Donnell 2017-03-07 08:00:00Z
Meeting Highlights – February 28, 2017
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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
 
Meeting Highlights – February 28, 2017 Ken O'Donnell 2017-02-28 08:00:00Z
Meeting Highlights – February 14, 2017
 
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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.
Meeting Highlights – February 14, 2017 Jim Negri 2017-02-17 08:00:00Z
Meeting Highlights – January 31, 2016
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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
Meeting Highlights – January 31, 2016 Jim Negri 2017-02-17 08:00:00Z
Minutes Highlights - January 24, 2017
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Paul Harris Presentation to Leslie Rothwell
President Carol Wikle presented Leslie Rothwell with her Paul Harris +3 pin, which represents three contributions of $1000 to The Rotary Foundation over the years.  Congratulations to Leslie for her genorisity.
Minutes Highlights - January 24, 2017 Ken O'Donnell 2017-01-30 08:00:00Z
Minutes Highlights - January 17, 2017
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A Club Assembly was held on January 17th where board members and committee chairs provided status reports on activities that have occurred this year and that are planned for the remainder of the year. 
The recognition of Paul Harris recipients was the highlight of the meeting.  President Carol recognized the following members with Paul Harris pins for their donations to The Rotary Foundation.
Minutes Highlights - January 17, 2017 Ken O'Donnell 2017-01-28 08:00:00Z
Minutes Highlights - January 10, 2017
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Speaker - Rich Schneck, College and Career Specialist, Castro Valley Unified School District
Mr. Schneck outlined the amazing programs for students in the Castro Valley USD that get them involved and excited about...

Minutes Highlights - January 10, 2017 Ken O'Donnell 2017-01-28 08:00:00Z
TEXAS HOLD'EM CHARITY POKER TOURNAMENT

Mar 18th, 2017. Food/Drinks served at 5pm. Play starts at 6pm.
Awesome prizes! Register & Pay online here
 
TEXAS HOLD'EM CHARITY POKER TOURNAMENT Ken O'Donnell 2017-01-19 00:00:00Z
Meeting Highlights - December 20, 2016
 
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Main Speaker - Wendy Winsted from the Sulphur Creek Nature Center. 
Sulphur Creek is a Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center operated by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (H.A.R.D).
Announcements
President Carol and Cliff Sherwood re-emphasized the need for additional donations to complete the Breathing for Life Project and pointed out the opportunity for taking the year end deductions for this worthy cause.
Meeting Highlights - December 20, 2016 Jim Negri 2017-01-13 00:00:00Z
Meeting Highlights Dec 6, 2016

Meeting Highlights Dec 6th, 2016

After laying out the facts, Dr. Mahoney offer solutions including collecting a fee on pollution/greenhouse gases, revenue sharing back to states and local agency, and tariffs on foreign products.  In recent surveys, 2/3’s of those surveyed indicated support for a carbon fee, which could be directed back to address health issues. 
Meeting Highlights Dec 6, 2016 Ken O'Donnell 2016-12-19 00:00:00Z
Meeting Highlights – December 13, 2016

Meeting Highlights – December 13, 2016

Gift Wrapping for Adopt-a-Family
Meeting Highlights – December 13, 2016 Ken O'Donnell 2016-12-13 00:00:00Z
Meeting Highlights November 29, 2016

Meeting Highlights November 29, 2016


ANNUAL CLUB YO-YO CONTEST
Meeting Highlights November 29, 2016 Ken O'Donnell 2016-12-01 00:00:00Z
Meeting Highlights November 22, 2016

Meeting Highlights November 22, 2016

 - Speaker - World Traveler Laura Koshy
 - Announcements
 - Upcoming Meeting & Events
Meeting Highlights November 22, 2016 2016-11-29 00:00:00Z
Meeting Highlights November 15, 2016
 

Meeting Highlights November 15, 2016

-Speaker – Alameda County Fire Chief David Rocha
-Craft Talk 
-Castro Valley Meet in the Street/Light Parade
-Announcements
-Paul Harris Recognition
-Happy Birthday
-Thanksgiving Lunch at the Castro Valley Senior Center
Meeting Highlights November 15, 2016 Ken O'Donnell 2016-11-15 00:00:00Z
Meeting Highlights November 8, 2016
 

Meeting Highlights November 8, 2016

  • Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern
  • Breathing for Life Project
  • Birthdays and Anniversaries
  • Upcoming Events
  • Photos
Meeting Highlights November 8, 2016 Ken O'Donnell 2016-11-08 00:00:00Z
Meeting Highlights – November 1, 2016

Meeting Highlights – November 1, 2016

  • Castro Valley Arts Foundation (CVAF)
  • Castro Valley Unified School District
  • Castro Valley history project
  • Presentation to Boy Scout Troop #708
  • Recognizing Charles Mortimer
  • Red Badge Member Michaela Thompson
  • Breathing for Life Project
  • Club Holiday Party 
  • Upcoming Events
Meeting Highlights – November 1, 2016 2016-11-08 00:00:00Z
Meeting Highlights October 25, 2016
 

Meeting Highlights October 25, 2016

 
  • Castro Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) Governing Board
  • Be sure to vote on November 8th
  • District 5170 Avenues of Service
  • Breathing for Life Project update
  • RSVP for Lunch Meetings
  • Club Christmas Party
  • Upcoming Events 
Meeting Highlights October 25, 2016 Ken O'Donnell 2016-11-08 00:00:00Z
Meeting Highlights for October 4, 2016

Meeting Highlights for October 4, 2016

  • The Rotary Foundation (TRF)
  • Stinking Rose Award
  • Barbara Orth – Read Me a Picture
  • District Governor Jeff Orth
Meeting Highlights for October 4, 2016 Ken O'Donnell 2016-10-24 00:00:00Z
Meeting Highlights – October 18, 2016
 

Meeting Highlights – October 18

  • Candidates for the Castro Valley Sanitary District Board Share Their Views
  • Breathing for Life
  • District 5170 Avenues of Service
  • RSVP for Lunch Meetings
Meeting Highlights – October 18, 2016 Ken O'Donnell 2016-10-21 00:00:00Z
Meeting Highlights of October 11, 2016
 

Meeting Highlights of October 11, 2016

  • Blue Badge Member
  • Interact
  • Avenues of Service
  • Speaker:  Mike Godfrey on Prop 60/90
 
Meeting Highlights of October 11, 2016 Ken O'Donnell 2016-10-17 00:00:00Z
Meeting Highlights – September 27, 2016

Meeting Highlights – September 27, 2016

  • Mark Your Calendar - District Governor Visit on October 4th
  • Interact Club
  • Double Sustainer
  • October Fest 
  • Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade
  • Breathing for Life Gala
  • Speaker- John McPartland – BART Board of Directors
Meeting Highlights – September 27, 2016 Ken O'Donnell 2016-10-03 00:00:00Z
Meeting Highlights – September 20, 2016

Meeting Highlights – September 20, 2016

  • New Blue Badge Member - John McPartland
  • Recognition - Bill Nott
  • Breathing for Life Gala – October 22
  • Craft Talk - Murline Monat
  • Speaker- Paul McCreary (GM of HARD)
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Meeting Highlights – September 20, 2016 Ken O'Donnell 2016-09-21 00:00:00Z
BREATHING FOR LIFE FUNDRAISER
BREATHING FOR LIFE FUNDRAISER Ken O'Donnell 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z
Meeting Highlights - September-13-2016

Meeting Highlights – September 13, 2016

  • Presidential Sign
  • Volunteers
  • President Carol
  • Breathing for Life Gala
  • Rotary Foundation - Dwight Perry
  • San Leandro Lobster Feed
  • Craft Talks - Todd Anglin
  • Speaker – Jennifer Hosterman (Candidate for BART Board)
Meeting Highlights - September-13-2016 Ken O'Donnell 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z
Meeting Highlights – September 6, 2016

Meeting Highlights – September 6, 2016

  • Rotoract Visit
  • Service Above Self
  • Rotary Club of Castro Valley Foundation
  • Speaker: Brandi Addington on Livermore Valley Wines
Meeting Highlights – September 6, 2016 Ken O'Donnell 2016-09-07 00:00:00Z
Meeting Highlights - August 9, 2016

Meeting Highlights - August 9, 2016

Castro Valley HighschoolCastro Valley High School Interact
The leadership of the Castro Valley High School Interact Club made a brief presentation regarding their goals and activities for 2016-2017. The Rotary Club of Castro Valley sponsors Interact Clubs at both Castro Valley High School and Redwood Christian High School. President Carol announced...
 
An Interactive Workshop for the Rotary Clubs of District 5170
 
Speaker: Antiques & Estate Sales
Meeting Highlights - August 9, 2016 Jim Negri 2016-08-24 00:00:00Z
New Story August 24 2016

Meeting Highlights – August 23, 2016

backpacks Castro Valley

Today’s meeting was very busy showcasing the many aspects of the Rotary Club of Castro Valley, especially Service Above Self.

  • Upgrades to the Rotary Club of Castro Valley website
  • President Carol welcome Murline Monat at the newest member
  • Ceta has challenged each of us to bring is a new member this year
  • Visit by BART Director John McPartland
  • Breathing for Life Project
  • A Bullet-train Presentation on Identity Theft
  • Back-to-School Backpacks Project (photos)
New Story August 24 2016 2016-08-24 00:00:00Z
Meeting Highlights - August 2, 2016
CV RotaryWelcome to Our Newest Rotarians!
President Carol inducted two new members:  Ajay Ahluwalia (Engineer – Retired) and Michaela Thompson (CPA).  Tammy Landmesser (Corporate - Recycling) will be inducted next week.  Please introduce yourself to our newest members.
Meeting Highlights - August 2, 2016 Jim Negri 2016-08-23 00:00:00Z
10 REASONS TO LOVE ROTARY RIGHT NOW

10 Reasons to love Rotary right now

1. BECAUSE WE ARE ABOUT TO ERADICATE A DISEASE, AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT

We are 99.9 percent of the way toward ending polio. As of early June, there were only 16 cases of wild poliovirus in the world, and many think this could be the year we see the last naturally occurring case of polio.

As Rotary and our partners work to eradicate the poliovirus in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the remaining endemic countries, we also continue immunization campaigns in other high-risk countries to ensure that the disease remains gone for good. You can participate on the ground. Email polioplus@rotary.org to connect with Rotarians leading upcoming trips. 

10 REASONS TO LOVE ROTARY RIGHT NOW Negri 2016-08-05 00:00:00Z
Camp RYLA
Club Sponsors Students at Camp RYLA
 
RYLA Camp
 

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership development program run by Rotary. Over 200 high school students in District 5170 participated in Camp RYLA the week of June 27 at the Mission Springs Camps and Conference Center in Scotts Valley.  RYLA includes presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Leadership fundamentals and ethics
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving and conflict management
  • Community and global citizenship
The students will be sharing their RYLA experiences with the Club in October.  It will be a meeting that you will not want to miss.  Guest are welcome to attend.
 
Camp RYLA Negri 2016-07-05 00:00:00Z
Happy 4th! No rotary on July 5
Demotion on 6/28 (no meeting. See info below).
No rotary on July 5.
Next meeting will be July 12th.
Happy 4th of July
Happy 4th! No rotary on July 5 2016-06-27 00:00:00Z
Kern's demotion
Hi Rotarians!  
Kern's demotion will begin on Tuesday, June 28, at Rowell Ranch Rodeo Park.
 
5:30 pm-- drinks and fellowship
6-6:15 pm--- dinner and more fellowship
7 pm--- Program (YOU JUST WAIT!!  OH, SO FUN!!!)
 
Cost is $35.  If you haven't already paid, please bring a check or cash that evening. 
Make the checks payable to "The Rotary Club of Castro Valley" (No charge for kids under 18)
Kern's demotion Ken O'Donnell 2016-06-27 00:00:00Z
Get your poker face ready!

The Rotary Club of Castro Valley will be holding our annual Poker Tournament
on Saturday, Mar 19, 2016. 6:00 Pm.

Now excepting sponsors and player registrations.
The game: Texas Hold'em
The cause: Local charities
Limited to first 90 players to sign up.
Food, refreshments, top 10 win prizes, pro dealers and tables. See flyer at link below and share with friends.

Print Flyer!

Get your poker face ready! Ken O'Donnell 2016-02-09 00:00:00Z
January COG 2016 - Recapping a Successful Year of Service
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We had a very successful year serving our Castro Valley Area community in 2015. We ran or participated in an event in just about every month of the year. We also added special projects like renovating the local Adobe Art Center that made a material impact on improving our community. We invite you to join us in our ongoing mission to make Castro Valley one of the best places to live in the Bay Area.
January COG 2016 - Recapping a Successful Year of Service Kern Lewis 2016-01-27 00:00:00Z
Autumn COG 2015 – Castro Valley Rotary
We had a rockin’ and rollin’ series of speakers for our five September lunches, thanks to the hard work of September Speaker Chair Gary Bosley! Click through for a summary of what we talked about each week.
 
 
 
 
Autumn COG 2015 – Castro Valley Rotary Kern Lewis 2015-10-30 00:00:00Z
COG September Meeting Report
Join us for another great lunch this Tuesday at Redwood Canyon. We welcome Jim O'Connor, Assistant General Manager for Operations for the East Bay Regional Park District. He will discuss the current tenant situation at Redwood Canyon (Willow Park) and what the next steps are for securing the future of the park. That will include a new RFP for a long-term management contract.
Please invite anyone of the community you know who has an interest in the future of Redwood Canyon (and might also be a prospective member!) You can always buy them lunch to make it easy for them to say "yes"!
More...
COG September Meeting Report Kern Lewis 2015-09-21 00:00:00Z
COG – August Meeting Report

August 25: Club Reacquaintance Session. In the spirit of both fellowship and vocation, each attending Rotarian spent a few minutes sharing why each person joined Rotary, why they remain in Rotary, what they do for a living, and how we can help them achieve either professional or personal goals.

What we learned:

  • Dwight and Jerome have been master recruiters for the club over the years. Of the thirty people present, these gents brought in three people each.

  • People join Rotary for a hundred different reasons (though many referenced a “free lunch” got them started down the road to membership!)

  • People stay in Rotary for the same reasons: Friendships, mutual support and being able to share the opportunity to work together to make Castro Valley a better place.

We need to keep supporting each other in every way, especially in the spirit of the Four-Way Test!

COG – August Meeting Report Kern Lewis 2015-08-29 00:00:00Z
Castro Valley High School Interact
 
The 2016-2017 Officers of the Castro Valley High School Interact Club, pictured with President Carol Wikle, shared their experiences and plans for the year at the meeting of August 9.  he Rotary Club of Castro Valley sponsors Interact Clubs at Castro Valley and Redwood Christian High Schools.

 

Castro Valley High School Interact Jim Negri 2015-08-28 00:00:00Z

New Meeting Location

The Meadows Restaurant at Redwood Canyon Golf Course.

(Formally called the Willow Park Golf Course)
17007 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546
New Meeting Location Ken O'Donnell 2015-06-28 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes June 9, 2015

PROGRAM - Today’s program was presented by our very own KJ Page. Her topic was Medical Marijuana. She began by giving us some statistics: Roughly 9%, or 1 out of 11, who use recreational marijuana will develop an addiction syndrome; the figure increases to 17% or 1 our of 6, who begin to use it in their early teens. This compares with lifetime prevalence rates of 32% for nicotine, 23% for heroin, 17% for cocaine, and 15% for alcohol.

KJ presented information for "Demystifying Cannabis"...
COG Minutes June 9, 2015 Bonnie Best 2015-06-09 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes June 2, 2015
Rotary Castro ValleyPROGRAM - Today’s program was presented by Matthew Kaser, PhD from Oxford. He is a Castro Valley resident, a molecular biologist. His topic was "How Networks Form and Stabilize or A New Way of Looking at the Universe. He based his content on the book "Linked" by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, published in 2002, 2014. Matthew told us that the professional network LinkedIn was created shortly after the book was first published. Matthew showed many diagrams, and explained how different types of networks form. He quoted the author of "Linked" who basically concluded that "nothing happens in isolation."
COG Minutes June 2, 2015 Bonnie Best 2015-06-02 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes May 19, 2015
eastbayacp.orgPROGRAM - Today’s program was tremendous as our own KJ Page walked us through a subject that few want to discuss but all need to have: Advance Care Planning. KJ stressed that we need to do this in order to prevent those we love from having to make decisions without our input. She covered a program called "The East Bay Conversation Project" to help with the process. She encouraged all of us to be proactive. Visit eastbayacp.org for more information. Attached are the informative handouts she distributed. Thanks so much, KJ!
 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – From Dwight Perry: “Risk is the price you pay for opportunity” and from Bonnie Best from Will Rogers, heard at the Hayward Rotary Meeting: “If you get to thinking you’re a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around!”
COG Minutes May 19, 2015 Bonnie Best 2015-05-26 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes May 5, 2015
May 5, 2015 Castro Valley RotaryPROGRAM - Today’s program was a tremendous, wonderful, spectacular concert by Francisco Galvez and Gregory Alvarez as we celebrated Cinco de Mayo.  Simply a great celebration with talented musicians sharing their talents!   A great start for Randy Vanderbilt as he kicks off his month as Program Chair ...
 
Sue McKinney shared what is going on with Interact and a container full of 2200 soccer balls being shipped to Vietnam this summer . . . these balls are indestructible and reinflate themselves (really!) . . . she auctioned off one of the balls for the project and ended up having three buyers at $40 each (Bill Nott, Dr. Heidi and Bruce Johnson) . . . 
 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – From Bruce Johnson - complete the five sayings below like you are a six year old (answers at the bottom):
An Elementary School Teacher had twenty-six students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the 1st half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are first-graders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is a classic!
COG Minutes May 5, 2015 Bruce Johnson 2015-05-26 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes April 21, 2015
Life?PROGRAM - Today’s program was John Rosenberg from Compassion and Choices. It is an organization that is working on End-of-Life rights. The presentation was informative and provided for a lot of lively discussion.
 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – From Bruce Johnson - complete the three sayings below like you are a six year old (answers at the bottom):
An Elementary School Teacher had twenty-six students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the 1st half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are first-graders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is a classic!
VISITORS – Ruby Tuchyner (Dawn Ortiz sister-in-law), “Surfin” Tommy Gee (Hawaii Rotary), Douglas Deinhatshall (Hayward Rotary)
COG Minutes April 21, 2015 Bonnie Best 2015-04-21 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes April 14, 2015
PROGRAM - Our own Obse Lubo gave a wonderful presentation describing her odyssey to her home town of Nejo in Ethiopia. Obse spent 24 days recently on her 6th Mission Trip to Nejo. The mission of EAMRF is to Save One City, One Hospital, and One Soul at a Time.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – From Margie Ramos: “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” (CS Lewis)

SINGING WITH CETA – Ceta led us in a lively version of Take Me Out to the Ball Game (fortunately she did NOT hurt Kern Lewis with the knife she was using like a bat!)

VISITORS – Duane Degner (chauffer for Virginia) and Meera Parikh, Mark Poniatowski’s associate, and member of Pleasanton North Rotary.

COG Minutes April 14, 2015 Bonnie Best 2015-04-14 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for Apr 7, 2015
Business on solar in Castro ValleyPROGRAM - April Chair Cliff Sherwood was today’s program. He has worked for many years with the Tiburcio Vasquez organization, helping them with new sites and planning. They have 20 sites in Alameda County. In 04-05 Tiburcio opened a clinic on Mission in Hayward, and last year opened their newest clinic on E 14th in Ashland area. They even have 2 high school clinics. Cliff had a diagram showin how the funding was done for the new clinic in Ashland. He explained about the need for a special purpose entity, and the way different funds and loans get distributed. They used $35,000,000 in tax credits. However these were not available until October 2015, so loans were needed to start construction so that the clinic could open in October 2015. The biggest challenge was to find a way to fund the solar panels. Cliff had a separate diagram showing how another 3rd party special purpose entity was created to solve the funding problem for solar. CA First PACE (Property Assessment Clean Energy) Program issued bonds, and the solar panels will be purchased from Sunpower, the best solar technology available today. This innovative solution is 22 days from closing. Once the solar panels are installed they are expected to generate 90+% of the electrical needs of the facility in Ashland.
Cliff is proud of this innovative solution to funding solar for this non-profit organization. He said it is a model that will be used by other developers in the future. It even won an award!
COG Minutes for Apr 7, 2015 Bonnie Best 2015-04-07 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for Mar 24, 2015
PROGRAM - March program chair Jim Negri introduced today’s program: Sharon Travers, Assistant Principal at the CV Adult School speaking on Adult Literacy.   At the CV Adult School, more than one hundred adults with disabilities are served.  This is critical as while other districts have closed their Adult School programs, we are blessed by a School Board (Board President John Barbieri is a CV Rotarian) and Superintendent Jim Negri (also a CV Rotarian) have been able to make this program work for us due to the commitment of the entire Board and Senior Administration.  The program also serves more than five hundred ESL (English as a Second Language) students.  Sharon shared many of the programs offered focusing on Adult Basics Education, High School Diploma and GED Test and Citizenship classes.
COG Minutes for Mar 24, 2015 Bruce Johnson 2015-03-24 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for Mar 17, 2015
PROGRAM - Today’s program were Jim O’Negri, Superintendent of Castro Valley Unified School District, and Bruce O’Johnson, Superintendent of Redwood Christian Schools sharing their roles as school heads.  Jim shared what it is like like to head a school system with a $70,000,000 budget and 9300 students on 14 campuses while Bruce shared his experiences in a Christian school with a $7,000,000 and 680 students on 3 campuses.
COG Minutes for Mar 17, 2015 Bruce Johnson 2015-03-17 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for February 3, 2015
PROGRAM - Larry Jacobson, Award Winning Author and authority on Navigating Leadership for Entrepreneurs.
‘When it comes to overcoming tough challenges, award-winning author Larry Jacobson hasn’t just been around the block.  He’s been around the world.’wn Ortiz), and Duane (Virginia’s “Sweetie” and Chauffeur). 
COG Minutes for February 3, 2015 Bruce Johnson 2015-02-07 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for January 27, 2015
LESLIE ROTHWELL UPDATE - As we all continue to keep our precious Leslie in our thoughts and prayers, you can follow her journey at CaringBridge.com . . . you can leave notes of encouragement for her there, too . . . Leslie is doing a great job keeping everyone informed . . . whereas we were to be encouraging her, once again, it is she who is encouraging us!  Join with others as we count down her radiation treatments!  Go to CaringBridge.com
PROGRAM - Today was our Club Level Speech meet.  Participants were Sophomore Esther Smith from Caatro Valley High School and Seniors Ocean Cunah, Chelsea Martinez, Greg Lin from Redwood Christian High School.
COG Minutes for January 27, 2015 Bruce Johnson 2015-02-03 00:00:00Z
2015 Texas Hold’em Charity Poker Tournament
2015 Texas Hold’em Charity Poker Tournament
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Great prizes for the TOP 10 finishers!
Refreshments provided | Pro dealers and tables
 
2015 Texas Hold’em Charity Poker Tournament Ken O'Donnell 2015-01-15 00:00:00Z
Cog Minutes for December 2, 2014
PROGRAM - Bill Nott introduced Livermore Rotarian Patrick Coyle speaking on “Engineers Without Borders USA and Composting Toilets Overview & Nicaragua Project.”  A tremendous program that summarized the goals of Engineers Without Borders (our Bill Nott is active!) and Sanitation Challenges and Possible Alternatives in various countries.
 
President Dr. Heidi brought down the gavel at Don Jose’s in Castro Valley, and Walt Schneider was asked to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - Bruce Johnson shared “I like people who smile when it’s raining.”
SINGING WITH(out) CETA - Cliff Sherwood volunteered Dwight Perry and Walt Schneider joined in to lead us in a rousing rendition of “God Bless America!”
VISITORS - Tommy Gee (hardly a visitor!)
SAL TEDESCO MEMORIAL HELLO SONG - None today as Tommy Gee is not really a Visitor
BLUE BADGERS - None today
RED BADGERS (NEW MEMBERS) - Margie Ramos became one of us . . . she “discovered” CV Rotary at the CV Chamber Street event in September!
Cog Minutes for December 2, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-12-11 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for November 18, 2014
PROGRAM - November Program Chair Mark Poniatowski introduced Frank Mellon of the East Bay Municipal Unilities District (EBMUD).
President Dr. Heidi brought down the gavel at Don Jose’s in Castro Valley, and Walt Schneider was asked to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - Margie Ramos: “We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” (Martin Luther King)
SINGING WITH(out) CETA - Matthew asked Jia Zheng Liang (Edward is his American name) to sing a Chinese song about friendship.  (Thanks, Edward!)
VISITORS - Hal Fremming (soon to be member), Margie Ramos (soon to be member), Ray Harris (CV Outreach “Adopt a Family,” and Matthew Plicer (of CSUEB) brought students representing China, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam studying English at CSUE HuangB: Jieaying Zhang, Saleh Alharbi, An An, Yiming Chen, Jia Zheng liang, Bu Ran Hu, Danjian Huang, Yun Xiao Huang, Tran Nguyer, Quan Xiang Qi, Kaixin Sun, Chou Bing Wang, Jian Zhang and Yixin Zhang.
SAL TEDESCO MEMORIAL HELLO SONG - Ben Gurule drafted our Hawaiian Rotarian brother, Tommy Gee!
COG Minutes for November 18, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-12-11 00:00:00Z
2014 Children's Christmas Party Photos
A 2014 Children's Christmas Party
2014 Children's Christmas Party Photos Ken O'Donnell 2014-12-10 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for November 11th, 2014
PROGRAM - November Program Chair Mark Poniatowski planned a great program for Veterans Day featuring some of our members who served our Country in the armed forces, plus two outside speakers: one from World War II and the other who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.
COG Minutes for November 11th, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-11-17 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for October 28, 2014
PROGRAM
rotary lawToday we had the Three Musketeers of Law Practice in Castro Valley: Jim Phillips, Mark Poniatowski and Alan West.  Each spoke on a different aspect of the law and of their practice.  Jim is primarily an estate lawyer and covered the multitude of items that need to be included in one’s estate including health care, managing your decline in health, living trusts and the role of the durable power of attorney.  Al spoke on what to expect if you get behind the wheel while intoxicated drawing a very powerful picture of what happens stressing embarrassment for the violator and his family and/or business, jail, suspension of drivers license, getting 5-10 letters per day from attorneys who want to defend you (and usually get their clients the same results that the violator would get simply pleading guilty), the types of fines to expect, plus the breathing device for the car to prove sobriety.  Mark spoke on Business and Real Estate including sole proprietorships, corporations, limited partnerships and a limited liability company.
Great job by three great Castro Valley Rotarians!
COG Minutes for October 28, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-11-17 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for November 4th, 2014
alameda sherif officePROGRAM - November Program Chair Mark Poniatowski introduced Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern, who presented a program few in attendance will forget in the near future.  He speaks from a vast amount of experience as he has never lived anyplace but in Alameda County, and has been serving in the Sheriff’s Department since 1980 (thirty-four years).  He started off with a job description that has to be challenging, even on a good day, as in addition to being the County Sheriff, he is also the Coroner, Director of Emergency Services and is an Officer of the Court.  His statement early on that there are no non-violent prisoners to be released as they have already released all of them.  Santa Rita is one of the most outstanding jails in the United States with a circumference of...more
COG Minutes for November 4th, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-11-17 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for October 21, 2014
President Dr. Heidi brought down the gavel for the sixteenth time of her Presidential Year at Don Jose’s in Castro Valley, and Cliff Sherwood was asked to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - Known for always practicing only the best in  fashion, one of Dr. Heidi’s patients  asked her “I have yellow teeth, what do you recommend?”  To which Dr. Heidi responded: “Wear a brown tie.”
(Alternative Dr. Heidi response: “Wear bright red lipstick”
SINGING WITH CETA - “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” once again resonated (and the Giants won Tuesday night!)
VISITORS - Guy Sandoval (former teacher and guest of Dr. Heidi), and Jim Vlantis, President, San Leandro Rotary Club.
SAL TEDESCO MEMORIAL HELLO SONG - Ben Gurule and Bill Mulgrew shared the assignment!
LIVE UPDATE FROM THE PLANNING COMMISSION - Jeff Moore shared that there will be a NEW Fire Station coming to Cherryland and the county is reviewing its sign ordinance
COG Minutes for October 21, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-10-28 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for October 7, 2014
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - From Bonnie: Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, and Today is a Gift - that’s why we call it the Present!
SINGING WITH CETA - “Take Me Out to the Ballgame!”
VISITORS - Margie Ramos, Jen Tibbetts, Janice Friesen, and Hal Fremming.
SAL TEDESCO MEMORIAL HELLO SONG - The Dynamic Duo of Ben Gurule and Dan Willits rocked the house!
PRESENTATIONS OF GRANTS - One of the things we enjoy most at our Club is giving away money to
deserving programs within our community! Today’s organization(s) recognized: None today
GETTING TO KNOW OUR FELLOW CV ROTARIANS - (It is vocational service month) - Carol Wikle did a Vocational talk today and did a great job!!  It was TERRIFIC to hear her story! Carol Wikle - 16 years in Financial Services!  (Dr. Heidi: I am SOOOOOO proud of you, Carol!!)
COG Minutes for October 7, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for October 14, 2014
President Dr. Heidi brought down the gavel for the fifteenth time of her Presidential Year at Don Jose’s in Castro Valley, and Bob Crossett was asked to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - Bill Nott shared his wisdom: “The true measure of one’s wealth is what they are worth once they lose it.”
SINGING WITH CETA - “How Much is the Doggie in the Window.”
VISITORS - Ben Gurule introduced Anna May, FUN Rotary (Fremont, Union City and Newark Rotary); Rishi Rhalsa, “Give a Book to Costa Rica” Peace Corps Project; and Duane Degner (Virginia’s chauffeur)
SAL TEDESCO MEMORIAL HELLO SONG - Ben Gurule and Dan Willitts shared the assignment!
PRESENTATIONS OF GRANTS - One of the things we enjoy most at our Club is giving away money to deserving programs within our community! Today’s organization(s) recognized: None today
GETTING TO KNOW OUR FELLOW CV ROTARIANS - (It is vocational service month) - TL Bailey shared his story with us . . . military service, professional training and personal . . . 
COG Minutes for October 14, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for Sept 23, 2014
President Dr. Heidi brought down the gavel for the twelfth time of her Presidential Year at Don Jose’s in Castro Valley, and Bonnie Best was asked to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY - Bruce Johnson honoring Dr. Heidi: 
"Open wider." requested Dr. Heidi as she began her examination of Cliff. 
"My Goodness!" Dr. Heidi said startled.
"You've got the biggest cavity I've ever seen - the biggest cavity I've ever seen." 
"OK Dr. Heidi!" replied Cliff.  "I'm scared enough without you saying something like that twice." 
"I didn't !" said Dr. Heidi. "That was the echo."
SINGING WITH CETA - Oops . . . forgotten than Ceta was caught “hiding” behind your Scribe . . . had to be there
VISITORS - TL Bailey introduced:
Sebastian from Germany (guest of Ray Wallace); Erin McGrath, the Assistant Principal at Redwood MSHS and RCHS InterAct Sponsor, and Mike Kady, RCS Director of Advancement and Prospective CV Rotary Member (guests of Bruce Johnson); Karen Diaz (mother of speaker Annie Diaz); Margie Robinson from the CV Rotary Fall Festival Booth (guest of Dr. Heidi), Duane Degner (chauffeur of Virginia); Nona Bellows, Ambassador for CV/Eden Chamber of Commerce (guest of Al West), and Brian Schott, Hayward Rotarian.
SAL TEDESCO MEMORIAL HELLO SONG - Bill Nott blew the house down with his rousing rendition of the Hello Song . . .  
COG Minutes for Sept 23, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-10-03 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for Sept 16, 2014
President Dr. Heidi brought down the gavel for the eighth time of her Presidential Year at Don Jose’s in Castro Valley, and Leslie Rothwell was asked to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY - Bruce Johnson honoring Dr. Heidi: 
Q: What is another name for Dr. Heidi’s dentist office? 
A: A filling station 
TL Bailey also shared a Thought for the Day about Dolphins . . . could not find it on-line . . . BUT Dr. Heidi remembered some of it . . . something to do with “The dolphin did something ‘On Porpoise,’ but she forgot what!
SINGING WITH CETA - In honor of Bonnie Best’s service, we sang “My Bonnie Lay Over the Ocean . . .”
VISITORS - Gary Bosley introduced Aman, a student at CSUEB who comes to us from Gaza City, Palestine; and Dr. Cheryl BryantBruce and Dee Brown from Elite Wellness (next door to Dr. Heidi!)
SAL TEDESCO MEMORIAL HELLO SONG - Ben Gurule asked Dawn Ortiz to assist . . . and both delivered!
COG Minutes for Sept 16, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-09-22 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for Sept 9, 2014
Rotary Visitors on 9-9-14PRESIDENT DR. HEIDI’S CLUB THEME FOR THE YEAR:  "LIGHT UP ROTARY WITH A SMILE"
(Per our President, we will be Brush up on your Rotary knowledge, Fill a need in Community and International Service, Drill Down deep in your heart for Peace in the World and many more that your Scribe failed to record!) 
President Dr. Heidi brought down the gavel for the eighth time of her Presidential Year at Don Jose’s in Castro Valley, and Cliff Sherwood was asked to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY - Bruce Johnson honoring Dr. Heidi: 
Q: What was the dentist doing in Panama? 
A: Looking for the Root Canal! 
SINGING WITH (out) CETA - Two of our Brazilian Visitors treated us to “Girl from Ipanema” in Portugese!
VISITORS - Nine wonderful Brazilian visitors from California State University Hayward plus Ron Mazer (San Ramon Rotary) and Janice Bella (San Francisco Rotary) 
SAL TEDESCO MEMORIAL HELLO SONG - Ben Gurule stepped up . . . and delivered!
BLUE BADGERS - John Courtney is now eligible for fines . . . go for it, Dr. Heidi!
PROGRAM - Our tenth program of President Dr. Heidi’s year was . . .  Kenneth Smith on Fair Tax. More about this below...
COG Minutes for Sept 9, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-09-09 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for Sept 2, 2014
PRESIDENT DR. HEIDI’S CLUB THEME FOR THE YEAR:  "LIGHT UP ROTARY WITH A SMILE"
(Per our President, we will be Brush up on your Rotary knowledge, Fill a need in Community and International Service, Drill Down deep in your heart for Peace in the World and many more that your Scribe failed to record!)
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL’S THEME FOR THE YEAR:  "LIGHT UP ROTARY" (Think Chinese Lantern as Incoming International President Gary Huang is Chinese from Taiwan)
President Dr. Heidi brought down the gavel for the eighth time of her Presidential Year at Don Jose’s in Castro Valley, and Kern Lewis was asked to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY - Bruce Johnson honoring Dr. Heidi: The Johnsons were shown into the dentist's office, where Bruce made it clear he was in a big hurry.  "No fancy stuff, Doctor," he ordered. "No gas or needles or any of that stuff. Just pull the tooth and get it over with."  "I wish more of my patients were as stoic as you," said the dentist.  "Now, which tooth is it?"  Bruce turned to his Bride of 45 years... "Show him your tooth, Honey."
SINGING WITH(out) CETA - Randy Vanderbilt was magnificent in both skill and enthusiasm!
VISITORS - None today.
COG Minutes for Sept 2, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-09-09 00:00:00Z
Special Announcement
Long-time CV Rotarian and Past President Kim Murdock’s mother (Vivian) passed away early Wednesday morning, August 27.  Kim’s Mother’s services will be held on Tuesday, September 2.
 
The Viewing (9:00am) and Mass (10:00am) will be at Transfiguration Catholic Church (4000 East Castro Valley Blvd. (near Crow Canyon) Castro Valley, CA 94552) followed by the graveside service following at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (26320 Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA 94544).  All are invited.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a love gift be  made to Janet Estrada, Kim’s Mother’s caregiver who provided selfless, loving and compassionate care to “Miss Vivian” on her gentle journey from this world.  Contributions can be made payable to Janet Estrada, c/o Kim Murdock, P.O. Box 20537, Castro Valley CA 94546.
Special Announcement Bruce Johnson 2014-08-29 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for Aug 26th, 2014
Brad Howard Rotary International DirectorANNOUNCEMENTS                 
PRESIDENT DR. HEIDI READ THANK-YOU LETTERS FROM OUR ASIAN INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WHO RECENTLY VISITED US PLUS A BEAUTIFUL LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL AT STANTON ELEMENTARY THANKING CV ROTARY FOR THE BACK PACKS FOR HER KIDS!
PRESIDENT DR. HEIDI REVIEWED OUR BUSY SOCIAL AGENDA - ABBA FAB, Club BBQ and “Over the River and Through the Woods” starring the Bride of Dwight Perry: Barbara Perry!  And let’s not forget providing 75 backpacks filled with school supplies distributed to children at CVUSD and RCS.    
BRAZILIAN STUDENTS COMING TO VISIT SEPTEMBER 9 - Dr. Ray Wallace shared that although he will be out of the country, we will have Brazilian students visiting us September 9.  
HOUSING NEEDED FOR VISITING STUDENT FROM PALESTINE - Dr. Ray Wallace shared that there will be a student here from Gaza two weeks early for school at CSUEB as flights out of Gaza are limited.  Ray is looking for someone(s) to assist for the entire time or for parts of the time.  Please contact Ray at ray.wallace@csueastbay.edu . . . 
OCTOBERFEST - OCTOBER 12 - MOOSE LODGE - $20 PER PERSON - EVENING INCLUDES GERMAN MUSIC, DANCING, GERMAN DINNER . . . 4:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M. WITH DINNER AT 6:00 P.M. to ??????????  SEE MATHILDE SCHMIDT FOR DETAILS AND TICKETS - SHE ALSO REMINDED US THAT MONDAY IS A HOLIDAY SO WE CAN SLEEP OFF OUR GOOD TIME.
42nd CV FALL FESTIVAL - Back on Castro Valley Boulevard on September 13-14 from 10am - 6pm!  CV Rotary will have a booth.  Great bang for the buck for businesses.  Volunteers needed.  See Bill Mulgrew.
COG Minutes for Aug 26th, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-08-29 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for Aug 12th, 2014
VISITORS - Al West did a great job introducing everyone present, just not the regular way.  He introduced Mary Oliver-Iglesias (proposed member who works at Prime Pay and sponsored by John Courtney); Wally Bloomquist (one of the all-time greats of CV Rotary!) visited from the East Coast; Leslie Poniatowski (Bride of Mark), Paul Lonsdale (neighbor of Bill Nott) and then Al pulled out his “attorneyeze” . . . President Dr. Heidi said he was going to fine Al for every one of the international students whose name was pronounced incorrectly, so Al simply had each one introduce themselves: Song (South Korea), Elllie (Shanghai), Andrew (South Korea), Ming (Hangzhou, China), YoYo (South Korea and Scribe’s favorite guest), Lu (Shanghai, China), Leo (Guangzhou, China), Marcus (Shenzhen, China) and FyFy (Shandong, China).  Attorney Al then “recognized himself” $20 . . . good example, Mr. West!
PROGRAM - Our seventh program of President Dr. Heidi’s year was . . .  Gary Howard, “Imaging Life” (A book he co-wrote - Biological Systems from Atoms to Tissues). 
Wow, where to start . . . Dr. Gary is simply a tremendous speaker who knows how to communicate great depth despite his audience (well, some of us).  Imaging life is how scientists look at the living world.  It is used to put scale on living things.  Understanding life requires a number of imaging techniques and then respective strengths and limitations.
Dr. Howard covered many of the modern imaging methods share great illustrations to make it much more understandable.  He shared that there are two major problems: How can we tell good from bad? And what are single cells or proteins doing?  He provided great examples such as Dr. Alzheimer in his work with Ms. Auguste Deter.  The Robotic Microscope used even has a “Twitter” account (really!).
COG Minutes for Aug 12th, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-08-21 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for Aug 5th, 2014
VISITORS - We had an abundant number of guests today (but your Scribe did not get them all): Owen McGrath (Bruce Johnson), John Barbieri, Brad Kitsen (Randy Vanderbilt), Peter Rosen (Steve Ontiveros), Duane Degner (Virginia Degner), and Douglas White (Billy Casper Golf) and Bob Geppert (Regional Manager Billy Casper Golf).
PROGRAM - Our sixth program of President Dr. Heidi’s year was . . .  Jim O'Connor, East Bay Regional Parks, and Steve Falcone, Willow Park Golf Club: Informational Meeting on Willow Park.
Very informational presentations by both men, questions were asked, concerns expressed regarding process and time line.  Whether or not the final award for development is made, the golf course, along with bar and snack bar will be kept open.  It is estimated that it will take close to $2.5M to bring the golf course back to what it was and what will be a return to its hey-day . . . the arrangement, by law, can only be for twenty-five years.  Please visit http://willowparkgolfclub.org/ for the latest in the lease information and other details.
COG Minutes for Aug 5th, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-08-21 00:00:00Z
NEW Twitter Account
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NEW Twitter Account Ken O'Donnell 2014-08-02 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for July 22, 2014
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PRESIDENT DR. HEIDI’S CLUB THEME FOR THE YEAR:  "LIGHT UP ROTARY WITH A SMILE"
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL’S THEME FOR THE YEAR:  "LIGHT UP ROTARY" (Think Chinese Lantern as Incoming International President Gary Huang is Chinese from Taiwan)
 
CROCODILE DENTIST?  Dr. Heidi passed out "Light Up Rotary" pins for fun when they had a turn,
but really nice "Light Up Rotary, Four Way Test" Coins for people who were bitten by the croc.  (Note from Scribe: I guess one had to be present which I was not :-).
SINGING WITH CETA - In Honor of H.A.R.D. Director Dennis Waespi being our speaker, Ceta led us in "Don't Fence Me In."
VISITORS - Kristi Willits (Dan's wife); Peter Rosen from Dynamic Designs Landscape Solutions; Susan VQ Smith from East Bay Blue Print & Supply Co... and an Oakland #3 club Rotarian; Our very own Luc Dochterman (Son of Ceta)
COG Minutes for July 22, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-07-22 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for July 15, 2014
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PRESIDENT DR. HEIDI’S CLUB THEME FOR THE YEAR: "LIGHT UP ROTARY WITH A SMILE"
(Per our President, we will be Brush up on your Rotary knowledge, Fill a need in Community and International Service, Drill Down deep in your heart for Peace in the World and many more that your Scribe failed to record!)
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL’S THEME FOR THE YEAR: "LIGHT UP ROTARY" (Think Chinese Lantern as Incoming International President Gary Huang is Chinese from Taiwan)
 
President Dr. Heidi brought down the gavel for the third time of her Presidential Year at Don Jose’s in Castro Valley, and Bonnie Best was asked to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
THOUGHT(s) FOR THE DAY - In honor of District Governor Ed Jellen’s visit to day, the following thought is offered from the father of Rotary, Paul Harris: “Whatever Rotary may mean to us to the world it will be known by the results it achieves.”
In honor of our President Dr. Heidi’s third meeting through Bruce Johnson: "Dentists, but not Dr. Heidi or Dr. Jerry, can be frustrating. You wait a month-and-a-half for an appointment, and they say, "I wish you'd come to me sooner." 
SINGING WITH CETA - A sweet rendition (almost in harmony) of “God Bless America”
VISITORS - TL Bailey introduced our guests, including Ben Renner (friend of Ben Gurule), Art Liskowitz (friend of Dr. Heidi and former member of CV Breakfast Club), Ellyse Look (Past-President of the Rotaract Club of the East Bay), and John Barbieri (friend of Jim Negri and CVUSD Board Member more than twenty years).
COG Minutes for July 15, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-07-15 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for July 8, 2014
President Dr. Heidi brought down the gavel for the second time of her Presidential Year at Don Jose’s in Castro Valley, and Bonnie Best was asked to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Dr. Heidi followed the Pledge of Allegiance asking Dwight Perry to share the passing of a truly great Rotarian, Owen Smith, followed by two of his old Rotary friends, Dwight  and Cliff Sherwood, sharing their thoughts of this great man, and asked that our thoughts and prayers be with Mrs. Smith (Erma), daughter Kelly and the family.  The Memorial Service will be next Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church at the corner of Grove Way and Redwood Road.  The time will be either 2 or 2:30pm and will be confirmed by Dwight when confirmed.  Mr. Smith’s daughter, Kelly, asked that donations be directed to either CV Rotary (not Rotary Foundation) or CV Arts Foundation.  Both organizations were near and dear to Mr. Smith.
 
THOUGHT(s) FOR THE DAY -  In honor of Mr. Owen Smith, who lived life well:  In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current. ~Thomas Jefferson
In honor of our President Dr. Heidi’s second meeting (and knowing Mr. Smith was always ready for a good laugh) from that wise old sage, Johnny Carson channeled through Bruce Johnson: "Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having her catch her hand in the drill." 
SINGING WITH CETA - Rather than a song, Dr. Heidi led those present in a moment of silence. 
 
VISITORS - Numbya Aziz and Owen McGrath plus one of our favorites, Leslie Poniatowski!
SAL TEDESCO MEMORIAL HELLO SONG - Ben Gurule led the way . . .
SPECIAL THANK YOU FROM PRESIDENT HEIDI - Dr. Heidi thanked everyone who has already completed the questionnaires distributed last week and sent to us electronically . . . she distributed the responses so far . . . a master list will come later . . . 
COG Minutes for July 8, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-07-08 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for July 1, 2014
The New RotaryPRESIDENT DR. HEIDI’S CLUB THEME FOR THE YEAR: "LIGHT UP ROTARY WITH A
SMILE"
(Per our President, we will be Brush up on your Rotary knowledge, Fill a need in Community and International
Service, Drill Down deep in your heart for Peace in the World and many more that your Scribe failed to record!)
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL’S THEME FOR THE YEAR: "LIGHT UP ROTARY" (Think Chinese
Lantern as Incoming International President Gary Huang is Chinese from Taiwan)
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President Dr. Heidi brought down the gavel for the first time of her Presidential Year at Don Jose’s in Castro
Valley, and Bernie Kempen was asked to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
THOUGHT(s) FOR THE DAY - In honor of our President, Dr. Heidi’s, first meeting: “Be true to your teeth or
they will be false to you!” and “Only brush and floss the ones you want to keep.”
SINGING WITH CETA - Ceta grabbed first-time visitor Mike Kady, new Director of Advancement at Redwood
Christian Schools, to join her in leading us in Auld Lang Syne to welcome in the new Rotary Year!
President Heidi then “popped the cork” digitally to bring in her new year!
 
VISITORS - Dr. Dick Lubman, DDS (Co-Teacher with Dr. Heidi at UOP; Linda Lee Johnson (Bride of Bruce
for 45 wonderful years – for Bruce anyway); New Director of Advance at RCS, Mike Kady; and a great group of
Dr. Heidi’s supporters, including her #1 “Mom” Hausauer, Lisa, Jenn, Darlene from Dr. Heidi’s office; and Past-
President of the Rotaract Club of the East Bay, Ellyse Look.
SAL TEDESCO MEMORIAL HELLO SONG - Ben Gurule enlisted Luc (Son of Ceta) and the combination of
old and young worked! BTW Now online here- MORE PHOTOS: Meetings  -  Events
COG Minutes for July 1, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-07-03 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for June 17, 2014
PRESIDENT JOHN’S CLUB THEME FOR THE YEAR: SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS!
President John Aufdermauer brought down the gavel for the last time of his Presidential Year at Don Jose’s in Castro Valley, and Dwight Perry to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
ANNOUNCEMENTS    
John A has a check for $2500 for cookies for the Chili Cookoff  ($1000 for cookies, matched by Chevron, plus $500 for supplies)
COG Minutes for June 17, 2014 Heidi Hausauer 2014-06-17 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for May 20, 2014
President John Aufdermauer brought down the gavel at Don Jose’s in Castro Valley, and Carol Wikle (please see the “Hunt for the White Marble” at the end of the minutes) to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
VISITORS - Randy Vanderbilt brought his Bride, Debbie, and daughter, Faith, to lunch today!  Ben Gurule brought his brother, John . . . welcome to all!
COG Minutes for May 20, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-05-27 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for May 13, 2014
Full house with Rowell Ranch Rodeo & Hayward Rotary Visit!
 
COG Minutes for May 13, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-05-13 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for May 6, 2014
COG Minutes for May 6, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-05-09 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for Apr 29, 2014
COG Minutes for Apr 29, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-05-05 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for March 25, 2014
COG Minutes for March 25, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-03-31 00:00:00Z
Castro Valley Rotary Poker Tournament
Great turnout for the 2014 Castro Valley Rotary Tournament! Over $10K raised!
Congrats to Bill Jarvis who won the Tournament. Robin O'Donnell was the best female finisher at around #14 out of 50+.
Castro Valley Rotary Poker Tournament Ken O'Donnell 2014-03-24 00:00:00Z
Castro Valley Rotary visited by Students from Japan Mar 18, 2014
Castro Valley Rotary visited by Students from Japan Mar 18, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-03-22 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for March 18, 2014
March 18, 2014
PRESIDENT JOHN’S CLUB THEME FOR THE YEAR: SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS!
President John Aufdermauer brought down the gavel at Don Jose’s in Castro Valley, and asked David Gehrke to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.        
REMINDER - resident John let all present know that we have a project going on March 29 when we will be replacing the fence at Banyon House, a FESCO facility . . . 8:00am . . . please confirm attendance with President John!
ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT - BE SURE TO SIGN THE REMEMBRANCE BOOKS FOR BOTH MR. TEDESCO AND MR. SHORT . . . the books will be available the next Tuesday for the last time at the Club level, then taken to the District Conference for other notes of encouragement for Mrs. Tedesco and Mrs. Short and their families, and then presented to Mrs. Tedesco and Mrs. Short . . . what a GREAT idea . . . please be sure to come early to sign the books, if possible . . . thanks!
COG Minutes for March 18, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-03-22 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for March 11, 2014
 
PRESIDENT JOHN’S CLUB THEME FOR THE YEAR: SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS!
President John Aufdermauer brought down the gavel at Don Jose’s in Castro Valley, and asked Walt Schneider to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.        
BE SURE TO SIGN THE REMEMBRANCE BOOKS FOR BOTH MR. TEDESCO AND MR. SHORT . . . the books will be available the next two Tuesdays, then taken to the District Conference for other notes of encouragement for Mrs. Tedesco and Mrs. Short and their families, and then presented to Mrs. Tedesco and Mrs. Short . . . what a GREAT idea . . . please be sure to come early to sign the books, if possible . . . thanks!
COG Minutes for March 11, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-03-22 00:00:00Z
L Bailey presented Paul Harris Society Award to Jerome Blaha
L Bailey presented Paul Harris Society Award to Jerome BlahaL Bailey presented Paul Harris Society Award to Jerome Blaha.
L Bailey presented Paul Harris Society Award to Jerome Blaha Bruce Johnson 2014-03-11 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for March 4, 2014
COG Minutes for March 4, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-03-08 00:00:00Z
Weekly COG February 25, 2014
PRESIDENT JOHN’S CLUB THEME FOR THE YEAR: SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS!
President John Aufdermauer brought down the gavel at Don Jose’s in Castro Valley, and asked Dawn Ortiz to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
THOUGHT(s) FOR THE DAYBruce Johnson from Arstotle: It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
Weekly COG February 25, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-03-03 00:00:00Z
Weekly COG February 18, 2014
Paul Harris Awards
 
Weekly COG February 18, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-02-20 00:00:00Z
Weekly COG February 11, 2014
Weekly COG February 11, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-02-20 00:00:00Z
US Representative Eric Swalwell to Speak
US Representative Eric Swalwell to Speak Heidi Hausauer 2014-02-18 00:00:00Z
Weekly COG February 4, 2014
 
 
 
Weekly COG February 4, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-02-12 00:00:00Z
Weekly COG January 21, 2014
Weekly COG January 21, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-01-28 00:00:00Z
RIP Sal Tedesco
RIP Sal Tedesco Ken O'Donnell 2014-01-28 00:00:00Z
RIP Richard "Dick" Short
RIP Richard "Dick" Short Bruce Johnson 2014-01-28 00:00:00Z
Weekly COG January 14th, 2014
Weekly COG January 14th, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-01-18 00:00:00Z
Weekly COG January 7th, 2014
Weekly COG January 7th, 2014 Bruce Johnson 2014-01-14 00:00:00Z
Weekly COG October 8th
Weekly COG October 8th Bruce Johnson 2013-10-10 00:00:00Z
Weekly COG October 1st
Weekly COG October 1st Bruce Johnson 2013-10-01 00:00:00Z
Weekly COG Sept 24th
Weekly COG Sept 24th Bruce Johnson 2013-09-24 00:00:00Z
Weekly COG Sept 10th
PRESIDENT JOHN’S CLUB THEME FOR THE YEAR: SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS!
 
President John Aufdermauer brought down the gavel at our new meeting location at the Masonic Hall in Castro
Valley, and asked Tommy Gee (Welcome Back, Tommy, Our Hawaiian Friend!) to lead us in the us in the
Pledge of Allegiance. 
THOUGHT(s) FOR THE DAY – Bruce Johnson did NOT share the following from Arthur Ashe today as he
could not find it, but in recognition of the attack on our Great Country on 9/11/2001 and how our country
rebounded the following is being shared: “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the
urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.”
Bruce Johnson DID share the following today as the Thought for the Day (when he could not find the one
above) from Colin Powell, former Secretary of State (2001-2005) as well as National Security Advisor
(1987–1989), as Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command (1989) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff (1989–1993): “A dream does not become a reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard
work.” (Bruce thought it was a pretty good description of a CV Rotarian)
Weekly COG Sept 10th Bruce Johnson 2013-09-10 00:00:00Z
Weekly COG September 3rd
PRESIDENT JOHN’S CLUB THEME FOR THE YEAR: SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS!
 
President John Aufdermauer brought down the gavel for the second time at our new meeting location at the Masonic Hall in Castro Valley, and asked Al West to lead us in the us in the Pledge of Allegiance.  
 
THOUGHT(s) FOR THE DAY – Jim Negri quoted alchemist Paolo Coelho: “People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”
Weekly COG September 3rd Bruce Johnson 2013-09-03 00:00:00Z
Weekly COG August 27th

PRESIDENT JOHN’S CLUB THEME FOR THE YEAR: SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS!

President John Aufdermauer brought down the gavel for the second time at our new meeting location at the Masonic Hall in Castro Valley, and asked Jim Phillips to lead us in the us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

THOUGHT(s) FOR THE DAY – Bruce Johnson, from President John F. Kennedy in recognition of our changing meeting location after more than three decades at Willow Park: "For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future."

Weekly COG August 27th Bruce Johnson 2013-08-27 00:00:00Z
Screening of "OZ" - Outdoor Summer Movie Nights

Oz will be screened on Friday August 9th, starting at 8:30 pm -Join us in an effort to reviatlize downtown with family fun activities and traffic to local businesses and restaurants. 

Knudsen's Ice Creamery Alley Way - 3323 Castro Valley Blvd. 

 

Screening of "OZ" - Outdoor Summer Movie Nights Hafsa Burt 2013-08-04 00:00:00Z
Screening "The Guilt Trip" TONIGHT
Outdoor Movie Nights' Series Continues with the Screening of "The Guilt Trip" tonight @ Castro Village near Blenzers. 
 Join us tonight at 8pm for a fun night of raffle drawings, laughter and fellowship.
 
Screening "The Guilt Trip" TONIGHT Hafsa Burt 2013-07-25 00:00:00Z
2013 Art & Essay Contest Results

2013 Art & Essay Contest Results

2013 Art & Essay Contest Results Steve Ontiveros 2013-06-11 00:00:00Z
2013 Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade Final Results

2013 Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade Final Results

2013 Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade Final Results Steve Ontiveros 2013-06-11 00:00:00Z
2013 Chili Cook Off Results

2013 Chili Cook-off Results
There were twenty entries in the 2013 Chili Cook-off. 

2013 Chili Cook Off Results Steve Ontiveros 2013-06-11 00:00:00Z
Eden Water Fall Project: Dedication Photos
Check out these great shots from Gary. These are from the dedication ceremony at the Eden Waterfall Project. 
 
 
Eden Water Fall Project: Dedication Photos Gary 2013-06-11 00:00:00Z
COG Minutes for June 4th
Incoming President John Aufdermauer called us to order followed by Dwight Perry leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

THOUGHT(s) FOR THE DAY – Mathilde Schmidt shared: “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a woman healthy, wealthy and wise.”
 
COG Minutes for June 4th Steve Ontiveros 2013-06-11 00:00:00Z
Eden Water Fall Project - Dedication Ceremony
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Eden Water Fall Project - Dedication Ceremony Hafsa Burt 2013-06-06 00:00:00Z
Alan West named Rotarian of the month for March 2013

Alan West was named Rotarian of the month for March for all his hard work in making the Poker Tournament a huge success again. Alan an attorney in Castro Valley is a long term member who is actively involved in the Endowment also among other things. 

Alan West named Rotarian of the month for March 2013 Hafsa Burt 2013-03-31 00:00:00Z
March 12, 2013 COG Meeting Notes
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President Hafsa Burt called us to order welcoming and followed by John Aufdermauer leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

THOUGHT(s) FOR THE DAY – from Jim Negri: “If you want to conduct the orchestra, you have to turn your back to the crowd.”

March 12, 2013 COG Meeting Notes Steve Ontiveros 2013-03-12 00:00:00Z
Participate in the Economic Development Future of Castro Valley

Our club is known for having professionals in many industries that do business in and around Castro Valley. The story of Economic Development in Castro Valley is not only for you, but it can be shaped by you. Supervisor Nate Miley has begun a year long process that allows for input from business people like you and I to shape the Economic Development future of Castro Valley for years to come. 

A stable or improving economic development plan requires work and input from stakeholders. It doesn't "just happen." This is an opportunity to have a voice for progress rather than waiting and becoming a voice of complaint. What are your concerns? What are your ideas? 

Please join your Rotary friends tomorrow evening at the CV Library from 6-8:15 pm. As leaders in Castro Valley, Rotarians can and should be part of the economic development future of Castro Valley.  Join us tomorrow and speak your mind so someone else doesn't do it for you!

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Participate in the Economic Development Future of Castro Valley Steve Ontiveros 2013-03-05 00:00:00Z
February 26, 2013 COG Meeting Notes
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President Hafsa Burt called us to order welcoming and followed by Ben Gurule leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

THOUGHT(s) FOR THE DAY – From Mark Poniatowski: Life is just a temporary assignment!
February 26, 2013 COG Meeting Notes Steve Ontiveros 2013-02-26 00:00:00Z
Kathi Hamilton Delivers Receiving Blankets to St Rose Hospital
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Our club donated $250 toward Mrs' District Governor's Project for this Rotary year and based on the need in the area St. Rose Hospital was picked as the recipient. The District Governor Joe Hamilton and his wife Kathi Hamilton delivered the blankets on Wednesday February 20th. Enjoy the pictures!

Kathi Hamilton Delivers Receiving Blankets to St Rose Hospital Hafsa Burt 2013-02-20 00:00:00Z
Dawn Ortiz - Rotarian of the Month of February
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 Dawn Ortiz named Rotarian of the month for February for all her help with numerous events, specifically district wide Speech contest. 

She's the Secretary and treasurer of Ortiz Construction, a family owned, Castro Valley based business.

Dawn Ortiz - Rotarian of the Month of February Steve Ontiveros 2013-02-16 00:00:00Z
February 12, 2013 COG Meeting Notes
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President Hafsa Burt called us to order welcoming and followed by Boy Shayler leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

THOUGHT(s) FOR THE DAY – Bruce Johnson from our 16th President Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday is today and he would have been 204 years old): “Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”
February 12, 2013 COG Meeting Notes Steve Ontiveros 2013-02-12 00:00:00Z
Poker Tournament - Fun times!
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Kudos to everyone involved with the organization of this event!!! 


Poker Tournament - Fun times! Hafsa Burt 2013-02-09 00:00:00Z
February 5, 2013 COG Meeting Notes
President Hafsa Burt called us to order welcoming and followed by Mathilde Schmidt leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

THOUGHT(s) FOR THE DAY – Bruce Johnson from French write Emile Zola :  “The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.”
February 5, 2013 COG Meeting Notes Mike Smith 2013-02-08 00:00:00Z
January 29, 2013 COG Meeting Notes
President Hafsa Burt called us to order welcoming and followed by Kern Lewi leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

THOUGHT(s) FOR THE DAY – Bruce Johnson from Mark Twain:  Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear; not absence of fear.  Al West from Thomas A. Kida: “Don’t Always Believe What You Think” from his book  Don't Believe Everything You Think: The 6 Basic Mistakes We Make in Thinking, but the Thought got to Al through a bumper sticker!
January 29, 2013 COG Meeting Notes Steve Ontiveros 2013-02-02 00:00:00Z
Kerrilyn Elly - Rotarian of the Month of January
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Kerrilyn Elly - 
Rotarian of the month of January for all her work with the thanksgiving luncheon at the Senior Aitken Center and for the Ashland Children's Christmas party - Proud to have her in the club!
 
Kerrilyn Elly - Rotarian of the Month of January Steve Ontiveros 2013-01-25 00:00:00Z
Texas Hold 'em No-Limit Charity Poker Tournament
The Rotary Club of Castro Valley Presents a No-Limit Charity

Texas Hold 'em Poker Tournament

Prizes for top 10 finishers

Eventbrite - Charity No-Limit Texas Hold 'em Poker Tournament

Texas Hold 'em No-Limit Charity Poker Tournament Alan West 2013-01-11 00:00:00Z
District Governor Joe Hamilton's December Message
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There are three things on which the Rotary International President and his staff evaluate a District Governor. They are: 1) progress on membership; 2) district giving to The Rotary Foundation; and 3) attendance at a District Conference. 

As a district governor, I am less interested in what the Rotary International President thinks of my effort, but rather how club Rotarians, club leaders, and the District Leadership Team evaluate our collective efforts. The criteria, I believe, will be similar but more expansive.

District Governor Joe Hamilton's December Message 2013-01-05 00:00:00Z
4th Annual Valley Blues Festival
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4th Annual Valley Blues Festival
Saturday October 6th, 2012

A great time was had by all! Check out these photos from the 4th Annual Valley Blues Festival.  Big thanks goes to everyone who helped make this one of the best Valley Blues Festivals yet.  

4th Annual Valley Blues Festival Steve Ontiveros 2012-10-25 00:00:00Z
4th Annual Valley Blues Festival
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4th Annual Valley Blues Festival
Saturday October 6th, 2012

A great time was had by all! Check out these photos from the 4th Annual Valley Blues Festival.  Big thanks goes to everyone who helped make this one of the best Valley Blues Festivals yet.  

4th Annual Valley Blues Festival Steve Ontiveros 2012-10-25 00:00:00Z
Castro Valley Pop-Up Museum
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Castro Valley Pop-Up Museum Steve Ontiveros 2012-09-19 00:00:00Z
COG Meeting Minutes for August 21st
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President Hafsa Burt called us to order at her fourth lunch meeting as our President welcoming those present followed by Past President Bill Nott leading the Pledge of Allegiance.

THOUGHT(s) FOR THE DAY – Mark Poniatowski took the opportunity to be thankful for all of the good friends he has in the Castro Valley Rotary Club (Back at ya, Mark!)
COG Meeting Minutes for August 21st Bruce Johnson 2012-08-24 00:00:00Z
District 5170 Conference: Mark Your Calendars!
Register Early to win a Free Night at the Meritage Resort or a $100 Spa Gift Certificate
Send a check for $25 made payable to District 5170 to Brittany Overbeck, 2570 N. First St., Suite 200,  San Jose, CA 95131 before the October 25th District Conference and your name will entered into the drawing to with a free night at the resort or 2nd prize of a $100 Spa Gift Certificate

This is an event to remember. Mark your Calendar for March 21-24 2013. Wine country here we come! The conference will be held at the Meritage Estate, a gorgeous winery in the Napa Valley. Click through to see a video message from our District Governor Joe Hamilton. 
District 5170 Conference: Mark Your Calendars! Steve Ontiveros 2012-08-24 00:00:00Z
District 5170 Conference: Mark Your Calendars!
Register Early to win a Free Night at the Meritage Resort or a $100 Spa Gift Certificate
Send a check for $25 made payable to District 5170 to Brittany Overbeck, 2570 N. First St., Suite 200,  San Jose, CA 95131 before the October 25th District Conference and your name will entered into the drawing to with a free night at the resort or 2nd prize of a $100 Spa Gift Certificate

This is an event to remember. Mark your Calendar for March 21-24 2013. Wine country here we come! The conference will be held at the Meritage Estate, a gorgeous winery in the Napa Valley. Click through to see a video message from our District Governor Joe Hamilton. 
District 5170 Conference: Mark Your Calendars! Steve Ontiveros 2012-08-24 00:00:00Z
District 5170 Conference: Mark Your Calendars!
Register Early to win a Free Night at the Meritage Resort or a $100 Spa Gift Certificate
Send a check for $25 made payable to District 5170 to Brittany Overbeck, 2570 N. First St., Suite 200,  San Jose, CA 95131 before the October 25th District Conference and your name will entered into the drawing to with a free night at the resort or 2nd prize of a $100 Spa Gift Certificate

This is an event to remember. Mark your Calendar for March 21-24 2013. Wine country here we come! The conference will be held at the Meritage Estate, a gorgeous winery in the Napa Valley. Click through to see a video message from our District Governor Joe Hamilton. 
District 5170 Conference: Mark Your Calendars! Steve Ontiveros 2012-08-24 00:00:00Z
Castro Valley Rotary at the Fall Festival
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Rotary Club of Castro Valley will have a booth at the Fall Festival 

Set some time aside this the weekend of Sept. 8-9 to work a shift or two.  This is an important opportunity for club members to reach out to the community and tell them about all the great things we're doing as a club.  New this year we will be passing out Vials for Life. Stay tuned for more details and a shift sign up sheet. 
Castro Valley Rotary at the Fall Festival Heidi Hausauer 2012-08-24 00:00:00Z
Rotary Barbecue

Save the date, Annual barbecue - August 14th
Fellowship at it's best!
Come see how lasting friendships are built within our club!

Castro Valley Rotary is having their annual barbecue on August 14th at the Rowell Ranch Rodeo Grounds, starting at 5pm. We'll be dark that day for lunch. Cost is only $35, kids are free,  contact Cliff Sherwood to sign up for the event. Hope to see you all~

Rotary Barbecue Hafsa Burt 2012-08-04 00:00:00Z
Rotary Barbecue

Save the date, Annual barbecue - August 14th
Fellowship at it's best!
Come see how lasting friendships are built within our club!

Castro Valley Rotary is having their annual barbecue on August 14th at the Rowell Ranch Rodeo Grounds, starting at 5pm. We'll be dark that day for lunch. Cost is only $35, kids are free,  contact Cliff Sherwood to sign up for the event. Hope to see you all~

Rotary Barbecue Hafsa Burt 2012-08-04 00:00:00Z
Grant Application deadline Extended to August 15th 2012.
If you're interested in a grant from the Castro Valley Rotary for your project, please submit your applications by August 15th 2012, to be considered for this Rotary year. Applications can be downloaded under the "Grants" Tab.

Please send applications to 

Castro Valley Rotary
P.O. Box 2117
Castro Valley, CA 94546


For more information please call:
(510) 502-5123
Grant Application deadline Extended to August 15th 2012. Hafsa Burt 2012-07-24 00:00:00Z
Save the Date! Avenues of Service
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Come hear Past RI President Cliff Dochterman speak, attend the Project Fair and/or Sessions.

Be sure to register online if you are attending this event. 


Thursday October 25th, 2012 5-9 pm
Double Tree Hotel 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose

Save the Date! Avenues of Service Steve Ontiveros 2012-07-06 00:00:00Z
Save the Date! Avenues of Service
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Come hear Past RI President Cliff Dochterman speak, attend the Project Fair and/or Sessions.

Be sure to register online if you are attending this event. 


Thursday October 25th, 2012 5-9 pm
Double Tree Hotel 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose

Save the Date! Avenues of Service Steve Ontiveros 2012-07-06 00:00:00Z
Changes you should know about for the new Rotary year
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A new Rotary year is set to begin, and with it several programs aimed at helping clubs and districts enhance their projects, share information, and increase membership. In addition, a new group  of leaders will take over at the club, district, and international levels. 
Changes you should know about for the new Rotary year Steve Ontiveros 2012-07-02 00:00:00Z
U.S. Senate commends Rotary’s polio eradication efforts
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In a resolution introduced by Illinois United States Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk on 26 June, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved measures that encourage the U.S. to remain committed to support for eradicating polio worldwide. 
U.S. Senate commends Rotary’s polio eradication efforts Steve Ontiveros 2012-06-30 00:00:00Z
Outdoor Movie Nights in Castro Valley!
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Pile the kids into the mini-van and head downtown for shopping, dinner, and a show! The Rotary Club of Castro Valley is proud to present a series of Summer Outdoor Movie Nights, right in Downtown Castro Valley.  
Outdoor Movie Nights in Castro Valley! Steve Ontiveros 2012-06-26 00:00:00Z
June 19th 2012 COG Meeting Notes
President Bill Nott called us to order for his final meeting as our President welcoming those present followed by Mike Bush leading the Pledge of Allegiance. 

THOUGHT(s) FOR THE DAY – from Samuel Johnson via President Bill Nott:  “Our desires always increase with our possessions. The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us”.

June 19th 2012 COG Meeting Notes Steve Ontiveros 2012-06-19 00:00:00Z
Wine Tasting Mixer @ Doc's Wine & Cheese

Fun times!

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Wine Tasting Mixer @ Doc's Wine & Cheese Hafsa Burt
Rotarians of the month of May

Kern Lewis and Bill Nott are the newest recipients of the Rotarian of the month title. Both worked tirelessly on our annual Chili-Cookoff and Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade to make both events a success yet again. 

Kern is the owner of a local Marketing Company, Growth Focus. Bill Nott is a retired Mechanical Engineer, Past President of Castro Valley Rotary. He is also very involved with Engineering for Change and Robotics' Competitions in schools. 

Rotarians of the month of May Hafsa Burt
Heidi Hausauer named Rotarian of the month for April 2013

Heidi is instrumental in a lot of Rotary activities, including Chamber Mixers, PR, Annual Pancake and Putt Putt fundraiser and "adopt a family" during the holidays. She is a highy reputed dentist in Castro Valley. 

Heidi Hausauer named Rotarian of the month for April 2013 Hafsa Burt
Check out the progress of our Landscape Project at Eden Hospital!

CV Rotary's Eden Hospital Landscape Project, check out pictures 

here


Thank you very much to Gary Bosley for updating the site weekly. Please click on the thumb nail photo to view larger version - Enjoy!

Click here to view these pictures larger

Check out the progress of our Landscape Project at Eden Hospital! Hafsa Burt
Gary Bosley named Rotarian of the Month for July 2012

Gary Bosley was named Rotarian of the Month for July 2012 for all his work in 2012 doing active PR for the club and his involvement on the Rotary board. Gary is the owner of Marketing Solutions Group in Pleasanton, CA. 

Gary Bosley named Rotarian of the Month for July 2012 Hafsa Burt
Ashland Holiday Party for Families in need
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Ashland Holiday Party for Families in need Hafsa Burt
Ashland Holiday Party for Families in need
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Ashland Holiday Party for Families in need Hafsa Burt
Kevin Forkner named Rotarian of the month of October

Kevin Forkner serves as the club's treasurer and besides working as a manger at Bay Commercial Bank in Castro Valley. He has been doing a fantastic job as the club's treasurer for several years and works tirelessly to keep the club's accounting in order. 

Kevin Forkner named Rotarian of the month of October Hafsa Burt
Thanks giving luncheon for Kenneth Aitken Senior Center

We are scheduled to serve lunch at the Senior Center on Monday November 19th from 8 am - 1:30 pm.

Thank you to Kerri Ely for taking Charge on this. 

Below are scheduled volunteers for our Thanksgiving Luncheon:

 

Kenneth Aiken Senior Center – Redwood Road:

 

Chefs assistance with luncheon:   

 8am- 10:30am

                Hafsa Burt, Bill Nott, Kern Lewis and John A

               

10:30- 1:30pm

               Jim Negri, Steve Ontiveros, Leslie P, and Ben

 

Thanks to all ! See you on Monday.   Any other Club Members are more than welcome to join us.

 

Thanks giving luncheon for Kenneth Aitken Senior Center Hafsa Burt
Thanks giving luncheon for Kenneth Aitken Senior Center

We are scheduled to serve lunch at the Senior Center on Monday November 19th from 8 am - 1:30 pm.

Thank you to Kerri Ely for taking Charge on this. 

Below are scheduled volunteers for our Thanksgiving Luncheon:

 

Kenneth Aiken Senior Center – Redwood Road:

 

Chefs assistance with luncheon:   

 8am- 10:30am

                Hafsa Burt, Bill Nott, Kern Lewis and John A

               

10:30- 1:30pm

               Jim Negri, Steve Ontiveros, Leslie P, and Ben

 

Thanks to all ! See you on Monday.   Any other Club Members are more than welcome to join us.

 

Thanks giving luncheon for Kenneth Aitken Senior Center Hafsa Burt
Steve Ontiveros named Rotarian of the month of September
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Steve Ontiveros was named Rotarian of the Month because of all his work as the director of Public Relations and Valley Blues Festival. He is the owner of the Factoring Place here in Castro Valley and is very involved in the community. 
Steve Ontiveros named Rotarian of the month of September Hafsa Burt
Steve Ontiveros named Rotarian of the month of September
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Steve Ontiveros was named Rotarian of the Month because of all his work as the director of Public Relations and Valley Blues Festival. He is the owner of the Factoring Place here in Castro Valley and is very involved in the community. 
Steve Ontiveros named Rotarian of the month of September Hafsa Burt
Grants accepted in September 2012
We are proud to announce that the following community grants have been accepted for the current Rotary Year. Thank you to President - Elect John Aufdermaur for taking on the task of reviewing the grants submitted with his committee.

Creekside Middle School, 8th grade Science Program - $1500 
Redwood Christian Schools - $1000
Learning at Play - Robotics in school - $500
CVHS Baseball - $350
CVHS alumni band - $325
Hayward Area Historical Society - $325

Grants accepted in September 2012 Hafsa Burt
Grants accepted in September 2012
We are proud to announce that the following community grants have been accepted for the current Rotary Year. Thank you to President - Elect John Aufdermaur for taking on the task of reviewing the grants submitted with his committee.

Creekside Middle School, 8th grade Science Program - $1500 
Redwood Christian Schools - $1000
Learning at Play - Robotics in school - $500
CVHS Baseball - $350
CVHS alumni band - $325
Hayward Area Historical Society - $325

Grants accepted in September 2012 Hafsa Burt
Charles Landmesser named Rotarian of the month
Charles Landmesser has been named Rotarian of the month for August because of all his hard work for our first E-Waste Fundraiser for this year. Image
Charles Landmesser named Rotarian of the month Hafsa Burt
Charles Landmesser named Rotarian of the month
Charles Landmesser has been named Rotarian of the month for August because of all his hard work for our first E-Waste Fundraiser for this year. Image
Charles Landmesser named Rotarian of the month Hafsa Burt
Last of our Outdoor Movie Nights' Series
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Big Miracle will be screened this Thursday August 23rd to wrap up our summer Outdoor Movie Nights' series. Come join us at Castro Village Center near Eden Bicycles. This free of charge event has been organized to promote local dining and shopping and help the businesses during the construction on the boulevard. 
Movie will start at 8:30pm, dress warm and come share the fun~

We greatly appreciate our sponsors:
Eden Medical Center
Kndusen's Ice Creamery
Castro Village Shopping Center
Aran's Art Studio
Eden Bicycles
Alameda County Community Development Agency
Castro Valley/Eden Area Chamber of Commerce
Last of our Outdoor Movie Nights' Series Hafsa Burt
Last of our Outdoor Movie Nights' Series
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Big Miracle will be screened this Thursday August 23rd to wrap up our summer Outdoor Movie Nights' series. Come join us at Castro Village Center near Eden Bicycles. This free of charge event has been organized to promote local dining and shopping and help the businesses during the construction on the boulevard. 
Movie will start at 8:30pm, dress warm and come share the fun~

We greatly appreciate our sponsors:
Eden Medical Center
Kndusen's Ice Creamery
Castro Village Shopping Center
Aran's Art Studio
Eden Bicycles
Alameda County Community Development Agency
Castro Valley/Eden Area Chamber of Commerce
Last of our Outdoor Movie Nights' Series Hafsa Burt
July 17th COG Meeting Notes
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President Hafsa Burt called us to order

...at ter first lunch meeting as our President welcoming those present followed by Dan Willits leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
THOUGHT(s) FOR THE DAY – from Dan Willits from Albert Einstein:  Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.  
July 17th COG Meeting Notes Bruce Johnson
July 24th Meeting at Full Belly Restaurant
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Hope you can join us at Full Belly restaurant on July 24th at noon for our regular meeting. Christine, the master chef is an alumnus of the California Culinary Academy and will be wowing us with her Western Cuisine Creations.
Full Belly Restaurant is located on 3335 Castro Valley Blvd, (between Rustic Dr & Wilbeam Ave) , Castro Valley, CA 94546 
Lunch will be $15 + $1 (Raffle)
July 24th Meeting at Full Belly Restaurant Hafsa Burt
July 24th Meeting at Full Belly Restaurant
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Hope you can join us at Full Belly restaurant on July 24th at noon for our regular meeting. Christine, the master chef is an alumnus of the California Culinary Academy and will be wowing us with her Western Cuisine Creations.
Full Belly Restaurant is located on 3335 Castro Valley Blvd, (between Rustic Dr & Wilbeam Ave) , Castro Valley, CA 94546 
Lunch will be $15 + $1 (Raffle)
July 24th Meeting at Full Belly Restaurant Hafsa Burt
eWaste & Shredding Fundraiser - 11/10/2012 (Saturday)
BUSINESS and PERSONAL documents for Shredding Disposal - $8 per banker box

FREE to RECYCLE:
TV's / Monitors / Laptops / Flat Screens / Cell Phones / Ink Jet Cartriges / Wire

$5 each Recycling Fee:
CPU's / Telephones / Printers / Copiers / DVD Players / Fax Machines / VCR's / Stereo's Video Games / Small Appliances

Microwaves = $15-$30
Batteries are $3/lb. 
eWaste & Shredding Fundraiser - 11/10/2012 (Saturday) Mike Smith