President Charles Takes the Reigns Charles Mortimer presided over his first meeting as the 2018-2019 President of the Rotary Club of Castro Valley. Using the 2018-2019 Rotary International Theme of Be The Inspiration, Charles asked each Club member to Be The Inspiration this year  by being engaged in the Club and stepping up to the plate in the service of the Club, our community, and Rotary. Service Above Self.
On June 26th , Greg Hitchan was the program speaker. Greg is the Founder and Managing Partner Tri-Valley Ventures. On June 12th , Sherri Yarnal was the program speaker. Sherry briefly touched on what is happening at the 580 Marketplace and the impact on her business. Nima Jafarian, who member Parvin Ahmadi described as “her favorite son in California,” was the presenter on May 29th
Stephen Gray – CEO of the Eden Medical Center at Sutter Health - Past President and Speaker Chair for May Carol Wikle introduced speaker, Stephen Gray, CEO of the Eden Medical Center (EMC), who shared the history of the Medical Center.
Debby and Douglas Moore – The Vietnam Experience - Rotarian Dawn Ortiz introduced her brother-in-law, Colonel Douglas E. Moore, who in turn provided a wonderful introduction of Dawn’s sister, his wife, Debby Alexander Moore. Colonel Moore completed 30 years of military service before retiring in 1989 as Executive Officer for The Army Surgeon General. His many duty assignments included tours in Germany, Japan, and Vietnam.
Rowell Ranch Pro Rodeo The program this week was devoted to the Rowell Ranch Pro Rodeo and was a joint meeting of the Rotary Clubs of Hayward and Castro Valley. Becca Savery, the 2018 Rowell Ranch Rodeo Queen, opened the program with a brief welcome and thanked the Rotary Clubs for their support.
Nancy O’Malley, Alameda County District Attorney Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley provided an overview of the wide-range of programs and services in the District Attorney’s Office but focused on human trafficking and her work through the research institute H.E.A.T. (Human Exploitation and Trafficking). As District Attorney, she oversees a staff of approximately 400 employees. District Attorney O’Malley was appointed by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in September 2009.
Ben Bauer, Senior Mortgage Consultant - Tax Policy and Great Financial Crisis Monetary Unwind- Examining the Impacts Ben a Senior Mortgage Consultant/Branch Manager for Delta Lending Group spoke on Tax Policy and Great Financial Crisis Monetary Unwind. Ben started with the idea that global Central Banks took unprecedented monetary policy actions during the past decade to stem the collapsing global economy. These policies ranged from $20 trillion in total assets purchased to negative interest rates.
Steven Hendee – Director of Bands at Castro Valley High School Steve Hendee, Director of Bands at Castro Valley High School (CVHS) was the replacement speaker for David Judson, Managing Director of the Castro Valley  enter for the Arts (CFA), who was involved with his students with the State testing program. Since Steven spends a great deal of time in the CFA, he was the perfect fill-in speaker.
Michael Kusiak – Legislative Issues Impacting Castro Valley Michael Kusiak has been and continues to be very active in community, school, and political activities in Castro Valley since he and his family moved here in 2009. Michael has been very active with Castro Valley Matters (check the website at and was the driving force behind the Castro Valley Stands United Against Hate signs displayed across Castro Valley. Michael served at the chair of the Yes on Measure G bond campaign for the Castro Valley Unified School District.
Graham Lustig (4/3/2018) - Artistic Director of Oakland Ballet Company - Over his career, Graham has participated in many professional programs and traveled all over the world with various dance companies.
Katie Annand of KIND (Kids in Need of Defense 4/10/2018) - Katie Annand is the Supervising Attorney for Pro Bono Programs at Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) that provides pro bono representation to unaccompanied immigrant minors who are facing deportation hearings.

What is Rotary? 

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
  Venue Map      
Buffet lunch and speaker for $15 (members) and $20 (guests)
Non-members can make reservations at the phone number below.
Contact information
Lunch Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Kern Lewis, KO Websites
Jul 24, 2018 12:00 PM
Current Trends in Social Media
Current Trends in Social Media
Tim Smith, Logoboss
Jul 31, 2018 12:00 PM
Getting and Keeping a High Profile for a Business or Organization
Past Speakers
Tom Guarino & Laura Wetmore, P.G. & E.
Jul 17, 2018 12:00 PM
Update on P.G.& E. Locally
Kellie Hayes, Lucky Fiduciary Services
Jul 10, 2018 12:00 PM
The Role of California Private Fiduciaries
Greg Hitchan-Founder&Partner-Tri-Valley Ventures
Jun 26, 2018 12:00 AM
Start-ups in the Tri-Valley - What’s ahead?.
Sherry Yarnal, Yarnal Jewelry
Jun 12, 2018 12:00 PM
Yarnal Jewelry and the 580 Marketplace
Stephen Gray-CEO Sutter Health Eden Medical Center
Jun 05, 2018 12:00 PM
What is new and happening at Sutter Health Eden Medical Center
Nima Jafarian
May 29, 2018 12:00 PM
"Checking Your Memory Health Digitally."
Debby Moore, Vietnam Vet
May 22, 2018 12:00 PM
My Vietnam War Experience
Rowell Ranch Rodeo
May 15, 2018 12:00 PM
Preview of the 2018 Rowell Ranch Rodeo
Nancy O'Malley, Alameda County District Attorney
May 08, 2018 12:00 PM
Human Exploitation And Trafficking
Ben Bauer, Consultant Delta Lending Group
May 01, 2018 12:00 PM
Tax Policy and Great Financial Crisis Monetary Unwind – Examining The Impacts
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Ray Wallace
    July 4
  • Heidi Hausauer
    July 13
  • Randy Vanderbilt
    Debbie Vanderbilt
    July 19
  • Gary Howard
    Shirley Valdvia
    July 24
  • Dan Willits
    Kristy Willits
    July 29
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Upcoming Events
  • Lunch Meeting
    Redwood Canyon Golf Course
    Jul 24, 2018
    12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Lunch Meeting
    Redwood Canyon Golf Course
    Jul 31, 2018
    12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
2018-2019 Committee Chairs
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2018-2019 Event & Project Chairs
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