Assemblymember Dr. Bill Quirk (Dem - Assembly District 20) - Assemblymember Quirk served on the Hayward City Council 2004-2012 and was elected to the California Legislature in 2012 representing Assembly District 20 (Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, Fremont, Hayward, San Lorenzo, Sunol, and Union City) . He was re-elected in 2014. 2016, and 2018. Assemblymember Quirk is the only rocket engineer to serve in the California Legislature. Prior to his election to the City Council, Bill worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 1979-2005.
Jill Duerig, General Manager (retired) Zone 7 Water District - Jill Duerig, former General Manager of Zone 7 Water District and currently President of the Rotary Club of Livermore Valley, the Breakfast Club, was the speaker for the day. Her presentation described the history of Zone 7 and the challenges currently facing Zone 7 and California in terms of water supply.
Captain Dennis James – Veteran Airline Pilot - Captain James has more than 30 years of flying experience starting with the U.S. Marine Corps where he learned to fly on F4 Phantoms. Currently, Captain James flies 737s for American Airlines. In his presentation, Captain James described the 737 Max controversy from a pilot’s perspective. Captain James was very clear that he was not representing neither American Airlines nor Boeing.
Jennifer Ott - Deputy City Manager for the City of Hayward Economic Development in Hayward -  Jennifer Ott, the Deputy City Manager for Hayward, reviewed currently economic development in Hayward and discuss several long-range planning initiatives. She has 18-years of experience in land use planning as well as economic and community development. Jennifer has served in multiple strategic development roles in the Bay Area and prior to coming to the City of Hayward served as Acting Assistant City Manager for the City of Alameda.
Apollo - Castro Valley Coin Changing Value of U.S. Currency & Precious Metals - Apollo, who goes by just one name, is the co-owner of Castro Valley Coin located in the Lucky's Shopping Center off Redwood Road. His presentation focused largely on the changes in value of U.S. currency and precious metals over the last 100 years.
Castro Valley Unified School District: All Means All Superintendent Parvin Ahmadi & Trustee Gary Howard Parvin Ahmadi - Superintendent of Castro Valley Unified School District (USD) and Castro Valley Rotarian, and Gary Howard, Vice President of the Castro Valley USD Board of Trustees as well as President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Castro Valley, shared an update on the successes of and challenges facing the District.
L. Karen Monroe Alameda County Superintendent of Schools L. Karen Monroe, Alameda County Superintendent of Schools, was first elected to the position in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. As County Superintendent, she has legal responsibility for the oversight of the fiscal health and basic educational standards of all districts in Alameda County. Additionally, as Superintendent, she provided support and guidance for district operations including training and support services. The County Superintendent also leads initiatives that enhance student academic achievement, such as promoting quality preschools and integrating arts education into the comprehensive school curriculum. 
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Inc. Northern California Chapter Indiana Ortega, Vice President Business Development; Sergio Cortez, Workforce Development Manager; and Luah Huynh, Carpentry & Construction Laborer Instructor from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Inc. Northern California Chapter were the speakers for the lunch program. ABC advocates for a merit shop in the construction industry as opposed to union-controlled shop. A merit shop is defined as a philosophy that awards work to the most qualified and lowest bidder regardless of labor affiliation. ABC is the leader for fair and open competition in the construction industry.
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
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
Past Speakers
Brad Howard, past Rotary International director
Nov 12, 2019 12:00 PM
The Rotary Foundation
Bill Quirk
Nov 05, 2019 12:00 PM
Major legislation in Sacramento and working with the new governor
Katie Bowman, Econ Develop Manager, San Leandro
Oct 22, 2019 12:00 PM
Business developments in San Leandro
Jill Duerig
Oct 15, 2019 12:00 PM
Water in California
Dennis James, veteran pilot
Oct 08, 2019 12:00 PM
A pilots view of the 737 Max
Jennifer Ott, Deputy City Manager for Hayward
Oct 01, 2019 12:00 PM
Latest developments about the business environment in Hayward
Apollo of Castro Valley Coin and Currency
Sep 17, 2019 12:00 PM
The cost of gold and the treat of inflation
Andy Lopusnak of Mike’s Photography,
Sep 10, 2019 12:00 PM
The benefits to business of drone photography.
Parvin Ahmadi and Gary Howard
Sep 03, 2019 12:00 PM
The State of the District
L. Karen Monroe, Alameda County Super of Schools
Aug 27, 2019 12:00 PM
Education funding in California
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Jeff Moore
    November 2
  • Charles Mortimer
    November 6
  • Ben Gurule
    November 11
  • Ceta Dochterman
    November 11
  • Bob Shayler
    November 13
  • Margie Ramos
    November 15
  • Gary Howard
    November 17
  • Rosalyn Antonio
    November 20
  • Bruce Johnson
    Linda Johnson
    November 9
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