Speaker Date Topic
Lynn Levin, President Soroptimist International Nov 21, 2017 12:00 PM
History of & Update on the Soroptimist International of the East Bay
Lynn Levin, President of the Soroptimist International of the East Bay will provide a history of the Club, its long association with Rotary, and its good works in Castro Valley, including when its members served as judges for the Chili Cook-off.  

Soroptimist:  Who We Are

Soroptimist is a global women’s organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Approximately 74,000 Soroptimists in over 120 countries and territories support community–based and global projects benefiting women and girls. The organization is particularly concerned with providing disadvantaged women and girls access to education, as this is the most effective path to self-determination.

The name, Soroptimist, means "best for women," and that's what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.


Soroptimist International of the Americas has nearly 1,275 clubs in 21 countries and territories who work to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. Soroptimist clubs receive assistance in their volunteer efforts by participating locally in programs developed and sponsored by the Soroptimist organization.
Dennis Waspei, East Bay Regional Parks District Nov 28, 2017 12:00 PM
What's New at the East Bay Regional Parks District?
What's New at the East Bay Regional Parks District?

Join East Bay Regional Parks District Director Dennis Waspei for a discussion about what's new at EBRPD including a discussion about management contracts (golf course and events/restaurant) at Redwood Canyon. 

Mr. Waespi was elected to the Board of Directors in November 2014. He worked at the East Bay Regional Park District in a variety of positions for 36 years, beginning in 1974. Mr. Waespi served on the Castro Valley Sanitary District Board of Directors from 1999 to 2011 and on the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District Board of Directors from 2008 to 2014. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Alameda County Waste Management Authority, the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board of Directors, and the Alameda County Parks, Recreation, and Historical Commission. Waespi received a Bachelor’s of Science in Recreation and Leisure Studies from San Jose State University.

Mr. Waespi is currently a member of the Alameda Fire Advisory Commission and the Castro Valley Sanitary District Community Advisory Commission. He is married, has two children and resides in Castro Valley.

Director Waespi represents Castro Valley, most of Hayward, Union City, and a portion of Fremont.

Parks included in his ward are Anthony Chabot, Lake Chabot, Cull Canyon, Don Castro, Dry Creek/Pioneer, Garin, Hayward Shoreline, a portion of Pleasanton Ridge, Quarry Lakes, and Vargas Plateau.