Linda Foster - Protecting, Mitigating, Recovery & Retrofit Programs for Californians after a Major Quake Linda works with the California Earthquake Authority and she talked about 5 things to know about Earthquake Risk in California.
Malikah Taylor - Service of County Ombudsmen to the Elderly in Long - Term Care Facilities Malikah Taylor is currently one of three paid Field Managers providing services in Alameda County along with 16 volunteers, who are cleared by a Department of Justice (DOJ) background check. An Ombudsman is an advocate and provides advice to residents of licensed long-term care facilities. A county-based program, they handle concerns and complaints by residents and their families of long-term care facilities.
Camp RYLA Students Share the Experience - The lunch program showcased the leaders of the future when the Club hosted the six high school students from Castro Valley and Redwood Christian High Schools that the Club sponsored to attend the week-long, 2018 Camp RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) in Scotts Valley.  The students/campers presented an outstanding program regarding how Camp RYLA was personally significant.
JD Ducusin Wins Speech Contest The 2019 Rotary Club of Castro Valley Speech Contest was held on February 12th during the Club’s weekly lunch meeting. The theme for the 2019 Richard D. King Annual Youth Speech contest was “Be the Inspiration."
Miriam Meadows, Castro Valley Unified School District Social Worker/Counselor - After an introduction by Castro Valley Rotarian Parvin Ahmadi, Superintendent of the Castro Valley USD, Miriam described the history and workings of the District’s Wellness Center located on the Castro Valley High School campus. The Wellness Center provides a multi-tier support system for all students at Castro Valley and Redwood High Schools. The Mission of the Wellness Center is to build, together with the CVUSD community, a web of adults, peers, spaces and experiences that make it safe for everyone to grow their best selves.
Ashley Strasburg, Executive Director of the Castro Valley/Eden Area Chamber of Commerce Ashley Strasburg, a member of the Rotary Club of Castro Valley, was the day’s speaker and described the work and upcoming activities for the Castro Valley/Eden Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is a member-driven association of businesses and community organizations that work together for the betterment of the communities through the promotion of economic and civic health.
Susan McCue and Kristin Perrault - Alameda County Economic and Civic Development Department After an introduction by January Speaker Chair Brian Morrison, the Club welcomed back Susan McCue, Economic Development Manager, and Kristin Perrault, Economic Development Specialist, from the Alameda County Economic and Civic Development Department for an update on Alameda County activities, especially those activities that impact Castro Valley. The role of the Economic and Civic Development Department is to promote economic development and public/private investment in the unincorporated communities of Alameda County, including the Eden Area communities of Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, and San Lorenzo.
Derrick Hall - Solar Energy Systems Membership Chair Virginia Degner introduced Derrick Hall from Solar Energy Systems whom reviewed solar energy options for Club members and guests. Derrick started by
explaining how greenhouse gases trap heat and are making the planet warmer. This warming trend has been recognized by the both the State of California and the U.S. Government. As a result of this trend, they have been developing means of reducing the impact of greenhouse gases.
Zack Ebadi – Adopt-a-Family Program Zack Ebadi is the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (H.A.R.D.) Volunteer Coordinator for its Adopt-a-Family Program. Under the leadership of Dr. Heidi Hausauer, the Rotary Club of Castro Valley has partnered with H.A.R.D. for a number of years on the Adopt-a-Family Program. Zack provided members and guests with a short update on the Adopt-a Family program.
David Rocha, Chief of the Alameda County Fire Department The Club was happy to welcome back Alameda County Fire Chief David Rocha for another presentation, especially considering the recent California fires and the concern regarding potential fires in our community. David grew up in San Lorenzo and attended Chabot College and graduated from the University of San Francisco with a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration (B.P.A.).
Rotary Club of Castro Valley
Charles Mortimer, President

Meets Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.

The Meadows Restaurant at 
Redwood Canyon Golf Course
17007 Redwood Road 
Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Buffet lunch and speaker for $15.  
Non-members can make reservations
at the phone number below.
Contact information
Lunch Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Todd Anglin
Mar 26, 2019 12:00 PM
Understanding insurance exposure and options
Understanding insurance exposure and options

Todd Anglin, club member and president-elect, is also an agent for State Farm Insurance and has years of experience in the field. At this meeting, he will describe how to understand insurance exposure and options. In addition to his work with Rotary and his business, Todd is actively involved in the schools in Castro Valley. He is a board member of the Castro Valley Educational Foundation and very active in his child's school. He is also a member of the California Earthquake Authority Advisory Panel. 

Robert Maddow, former chief counsel for EBMUD
Apr 02, 2019 12:00 PM
Water in California
Kevin McCormack, CA Institute of Regenerative Med
Apr 09, 2019 12:00 PM
Progress in stem cell research
Patty Goodman
Apr 16, 2019 12:00 PM
Her story as a child polio survivor. Eradicating polio is a major goal of Rotary Internation.
Robert Warren, Assist Distric Attorney
Apr 23, 2019 12:00 PM
Alameda County Civil Grand Jury
Spencer Christian
Apr 30, 2019 12:00 PM
My career prediciting the weather
Past Speakers
Jennifer Ott, Deputy City Manager for Hayward
Mar 19, 2019 12:00 PM
Update on the I-238 corridor
Feby Boediarto, East Bay Community Energy
Mar 12, 2019 12:00 PM
New power alternative for most of the county
Lynda Foster, California Earthquake Authority
Mar 05, 2019 12:00 PM
Protecting, Mitigating, and Recovery and retrofit programs for Californians after a major quake
Denyse McCowan
Feb 26, 2019 12:00 PM
Service of County Ombudsmen to the Elderly in Long-Term Care Facilities
RYLA Students
Feb 19, 2019 12:00 PM
The RYLA students will describe their activities during the last year
Annual Student Speech Contest
Feb 12, 2019 12:00 PM
Marian Meadows
Feb 05, 2019 12:00 PM
Caring for Students at the Wellness Center
Ashley Strasburg
Jan 29, 2019 12:00 PM
State of the Chamber of Commerce
Eileen Dalton, Alameda Economic & Civic Dev
Jan 22, 2019 12:00 PM
Progress on the Daugherty Building and other projects in the area
Derrick Holt
Jan 15, 2019 12:00 PM
Benefits of Solar Energy
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Obse Lubo
    March 18
  • Javier Padilla
    Favinla Padilla
    March 30
Upcoming Events
Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
2018-2019 Committee Chairs
Coming Soon
2018-2019 Event & Project Chairs
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