Frank Mellon - EBMUD Board of Directors - Frank Mellon, a frequent speaker at the Club, represented the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) was the program for the day. He was elected to the EBMUD Board of Directors in 1994 to represent Ward 7, which includes the areas of Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, and parts of San Leandro and Hayward in Alameda County as well as a part of San Ramon in Contra Costa County. More information about EBMUD is available at
Club Celebrates with the First Mixer of 2019-2020 - On July 30th, the Club held its first Mixer of the year at Don Jose's Mexican Restaurant.  The turnout was outstanding.  This year, the Club is piloting three Mixers in lieu of the regular lunch meeting. 
Wendy Winsted - Coordinator, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District - Wendy Winsted, Coordinator at Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (H.A.R.D.) Spoke about the Sulphur Creek Nature Center in Hayward. The mission of the Sulphur Creek Nature Center is to instill a sense of responsibility for the welfare of our world by bringing people and animals together through wildlife rehabilitation and education.
Paul Keim - Smalltown Society Paul Keim, Operations Director/Lead Curator/Producer/Artist at Smalltown Society in Castro Valley spoke to the Club about the work of Smalltown Society and its recent purchase of the Chabot Cinema.  Smalltown Society hosts "The Space": A community common space highlighting local artists, advocates, and communities desiring to take part in a more collective narrative for the Eden Area and beyond. 
David Scharff - Long-term Care Options for Seniors David Scharff of Silver Transitions spoke on “Long-term Care Options for Seniors.”  Involving the Club members and their personal experiences dealing with the issue of aging (personally or parents), David provided valuable information in a discussion format.
President Todd Anglin Rings in the New Year – Rotary Connects the World Todd Anglin, 2019-2020 President of the Rotary Club of Castro Valley, rang in the new year with one of the softest bell ringing in recent memory despite an oversized gavel. Before recapping his trip to the Rotary International Conference in Hamburg, Germany and presenting his goals for the year, President Todd had Immediate Past President Charles Mortimer review his year as president (2018-19) as the Club witnessed the continued leadership of the Club.
Rob Warren – Alameda County Assistant District Attorney – Grand Jury Advisor President-Elect Nominee Gary Howard introduced the day’s speaker, Rob Warren, a Castro Valley resident, to talk about the Alameda County Civil Grand Jury. Working as an arm of the Superior Court, the Civil Grand Jury is comprised of 19 citizens authorized to investigate local government to ensure that public agencies are working in the best interests of the public.  Its independence gives the Grand Jury a unique role in securing local government accountability and in examining allegations of misconduct.
Chris Velbusa, General Manager of Alameda County Industries (ACI) - The Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) recently selected Alameda County Industries (ACI) to provide residential, commercial and industrial collection services for recyclables, organics and garbage in the service area of Castro Valley for which CVSan is responsible. The change of providers was effective for May 2019.
Dr. Marty Nemko – National Expert on Career Advice - Dr. Marty Nemko is among the nation’s most sought-after experts on both career and education issues. Marty has been interviewed by hundreds of major media (e.g., The Today Show, NPR's Talk of the Nation, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, TIME, and even Cosmos Girl). He has written many books including Cool Careers for Dummies, which was the #1 rated career guide in a reader's choice poll and #2 on the Wall Street Journal National Best Seller list. He has written numerous articles for TIME, Washington Post, Atlantic, U.S. News & World Report, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle. Marty is a regular contributor (i.e., 1380 articles and counting)) for Psychology Today.
Spencer Christian - KGO-TV Weather Forecaster Spencer Christian, best known as the former weather forecaster for ABC's Good Morning America (1986-1998) and current weather forecaster for ABC-owned KGO-TV in San Francisco.
Rotary Club of Castro Valley
Todd Anglin, President 2019-20

Meets most 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.  
Non-members can make reservations
at the phone number below.
Contact information
Lunch Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
ABC NorCal
Aug 20, 2019 12:00 PM
Apprenticeship programs for the trades
L. Karen Monroe, Alameda County Super of Schools
Aug 27, 2019 12:00 PM
Education funding in California
Linda Granger
Sep 03, 2019 12:00 PM
Career training in the Eden Area
Carl Steward
Sep 17, 2019 12:00 PM
What's going on with Bay Area Sports
Past Speakers
Frank Mellon, Director of EBMUD
Aug 06, 2019 12:00 PM
How EBMUD is preparing now for climate change
Wendy Sinsted
Jul 23, 2019 12:00 PM
Sulphur Creek Nature Center
Paul Keim
Jul 16, 2019 12:00 PM
What's up at SmallTown
David Scharff of Silver Transitions
Jul 09, 2019 12:00 PM
Long-term care options for seniors.
Charles Mortimer and Todd Anglin
Jul 02, 2019 12:00 PM
A review of the last year and a preview of the next
No Lunch Meeting Today
Jun 25, 2019 12:00 PM
Rob Warren, Assistant District Attorney
Jun 18, 2019 12:00 PM
Alameda County Civil Grand Jury
Hamed Nekrawish
Jun 11, 2019 12:00 PM
Rebuilding Afghanistan
Tom Lorentzen
Jun 04, 2019 12:00 PM
Roland Williams, Executive Director of CVSan
May 28, 2019
The new waste management system and the sewer lateral initiative
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Virginia Degner
    August 4
  • Bernie Kempen
    August 15
  • Carol Wikle
    August 28
  • Sherry Yarnal
    August 28
  • Mark Poniatowski
    Leslie Poniatowski
    August 13
  • Dave Sadoff
    Dana Sadoff
    August 19
  • Cliff Sherwood
    Billie Sherwood
    August 24
Upcoming Events
Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President

2019-2020 Committee Chairs

Bruce Johnson
Dwight Perry
Media/Public Relations
Bruce Johnson
Carol Bigelow
Meeting Highlights
Jim Negri
Rotary Foundation
Dwight Perry
Bruce Johnson
Social Media
Lytrel Carter & Ashley Strasburg
Gary Howard & Gary Bosley
Strategic Planning
Cliff Sherwood
Youth Protection
Roland Williams
Youth Services
Roland Williams
2019-2020 Event Chairs
Club Picnic (8/13/20)
Randy Vanderbilt
Fall Fundraiser (TBD)
Speech Contest (TBD Feb 2020)
Bernie Kempen
Texas Hold'em Tournament & Dinner (3/14/20)
Dawn Ortiz
Rodeo Parade (5/9/20)
Gary Howard
Chili Cook-off (5/8/20)
Randy Vanderbilt
Demotion (6/30/20)
Charles Mortimer