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Thank you to all who've come out to enjoy the Club's Annual BBQ, Axe & Brew!
 
Go to photoalbums/bbq-axe-brew-2024 to view photos capturing the fun time enjoyed by all at this Castro Valley event. Photos by Darrell Lavin.
 
 
 
 
Conceptualized by Rotarian Randy Vanderbilt, developed and delivered by Randy, Rotarians Dan Willits and Marco Jaramillo, and many other Rotarians and community members and organizations, the Rotary Club of Castro Valley's BBQ AXE & BREWS 2024 event on the evening of May 10th at Rowell Ranch Rodeo Park was an exciting culmination of collaboration and fellowship throughout the Castro Valley community.
 
In addition to the great BBQ meals generously donated by Canyons BBQ, attendees enjoyed the Axe Throwing and Corn Hole contests. The significant funds raised will be used to sponsor and support future Community projects and activities.
 
Conceptualized by Rotarian Randy Vanderbilt, developed and delivered by Randy, Rotarians Dan Willits and Marco Jaramillo, and many other Rotarians and community members and organizations, the Rotary Club of Castro Valley's inaugural BBQ AXE & BREWS event on the evening of May 12th at Rowell Ranch Rodeo Park captured the imagination and spirit of the Castro Valley community.
 
In addition to the great BBQ meals generously donated by Canyons BBQ, attendees enjoyed the Axe Throwing and Corn Hole contests. The significant funds raised will be used to sponsor and support future Community projects and activities.
 
Go to photoalbums/bbq-axe-brew to view photos capturing the fun time enjoyed by all at this new Castro Valley event. To see more pictures from the evening, click on this link to Photos by Darrell Lavin.  Be sure to look for news about the May 2024 event.  
 
The Rotary Club of Castro Valley is partnering with Forestr on a school garden project at Marshall Elementary School in Castro Valley USD. Castro Valley Rotarians Yon Hardisty and Nimone Li-Hardisty, respectively, are the founder and CEO of Forestr. They generated the idea for the project and hope that it will become a model for school pocket parks throughout the community. Leading the project for Rotary are Randy Vanderbilt and Marco Jaramillo, who is coordinating the construction (e.g., carpentry, grading) work. The Club, led by a generous donation from Rotarian Carol Bigelow, has donated $10,000 to the project to support other gifts that Forestr has received. (Photos by Rotarian Gary Bosley)
At the June 6th Rotary Club of Castro Valley meeting, two-time past president and former District 5170 governor Dwight Perry surprised Randy Vanderbilt with the Co-Rotarian of the Month Award along with Dan Willlits and Marco Jaramillo. All three exemplify going above and beyond the Service Above Self mission of Rotary International.
 
Randy created and chaired the inaugural BBQ AXE BREW event on May 12th at the Rowell Ranch Rodeo grounds, with outstanding support from Dan and Marco. He tirelessly attended community meetings with HARD and other organizations with his team, resulting in a successful fundraiser that was great fun for all the participants and created beautiful memories for our community. We look forward to 2024 when Randy and his team build on this year's success.
 
Randy also gives his time to the Club's Children's Christmas party, the Castro Valley parade sponsored by the Club, and the Marshall School project, launched on June 3rd in partnership with https://www.forestr.org/.  
 
And let's not forget the Club's annual Picnic & BBQ hosted by Randy and his wife, Debbie.  Photo by Gary Bosley
Photo by Gary Bosley
 
On May 30, 2023, the Rotary Club of Castro Valley welcomed two new members to its local community committed to Service Above Self as part of the global community of 1.2 million people dedicated to building a better world.                                      
 
Ye Ye is a Castro Valley resident who loves cooking, baking, and gardening. She owns Beard Papa's, famed for its world-class cream puffs, coming to the Castro Valley Marketplace in July.
 
Barbara Cogar is an Oakland resident, a retired mother of two sons, and a happy grandmother of three granddaughters. 
 
Pictured left to right: Misti Short, Membership Chair, Ye Ye, Barbara Cogar, and Jim Negri, club past president, club past-secretary, and former superintendent of the USD of Castro Valley.                 
 
 
Rotary Club
of Castro Valley
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June 16, 1953
Christian Carr
President 
 
 
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Castro Valley, CA 94546
 
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17007 Redwood Road 
Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Member Birthdays:
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    June 1
  • Monica Lee
    June 2
  • Michelle Biche
    June 3
  • Dan Willits
    June 11
  • Mark Poniatowski
    June 18
  • Christian Carr
    June 20
  • Elizabeth Crocker
    June 23
  • Ray Wallace
    July 4
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    July 8
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    July 13
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    July 26
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    Barbara Perry
    June 18
  • Bob Shayler
    Pam Lowe
    June 21
  • Ray Wallace
    Gee Yen
    June 24
  • Monica Lee
    Edward Molyneaux
    July 16
  • Randy Vanderbilt
    Debbie Vanderbilt
    July 19
  • Gary Howard
    Shirley Valdivia
    July 24
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    Robin Reuben
    July 26
  • Dan Willits
    Kristy Willits
    July 29