Dear Rotarians:
I hope you are all doing well during these unprecedented times! Please see updates below along with several places that would welcome any financial contributions as many have asked where they can help those in need of support around us as we’re mostly working from within our homes. 
In order to ensure the health of our members and their families, guests, and our community; and in accordance with governmental directives to shelter in place, the Rotary Club of Castro Valley has moved all lunch and Club meetings to online meetings via Zoom until further notice.  Please check the Upcoming Events in the column to the right for specific details and instruction on accessing the meetings. 
The Club will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and governmental directives to adjust Club meetings and events as appropriate.  Please check your email and this website on regular basis for updated information.  Please take all necessary health precautions and stay safe.
Carol Wikle, Don Garman, Lauren Moone and Jonathan Ting - Mirador Capital Partners - Castro Valley Rotarian Carol Wikle started by introducing the Mirador Capital Partners team that includes her son, Dan Garman, the founder of the company. Many Club members are very familiar with Mirador Capital Partners as investors. The entire presentation and a PDF of the slides are accessible via the links at the end of this article.
Parinaz Fozouni. MD/PhD Student, Ott Lab UCSF/Gladstone Institutes - In a truly outstanding and informative online presentation, Parinaz Fozouni shared her research at UCSD/Gladstone Institutes and how it applies to the current COVID-19 pandemic. A special thank you goes to Gary Howard for coordinating Ms. Fozouni's presentation.
The Rotary Club of Castro Valley is excited to announce that the 2020 Art & Essay Contest will be held this year.  The Art & Essay Contest is open to all K-5 students who live or attend school in Castro Valley, including public, private, parochial, Christian and home school.  With students and families currently sheltered-in-place, the Club is hopeful that entering the contest will be a great activity to engage kids and their families.
Rotarian Dawn Ortiz is once again chairing the Art & Essay Contest.  Rotary President Todd Anglin and Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade Chair Gary Howard are looking forward to receiving many inspirational and artistic entries.
The Art & Essay Contest guideline are posted at - click on the  "Art & Essay Contest" on banner for details.
Dr. Joel Parrott, DVM - President & CEO - Oakland Zoo - This issue of Meeting Highlights summarizes the presentations of Dr. Joel Parrot from the Oakland Zoo, Rotary District 5170 Governor Ramesh Hariharan, and Dave Stark from Bay East Association of Realtors as well as other short presentations and recognitions during these meetings.
This issue of Meeting Highlights summarizes the presentations of Alessia Simmonds regarding Census 2020, Pastor Jake Medcalf on the work of 1st Presbyterian Church, and Katherine Boxer from the Alameda County Resource Conservation District as well as highlighting the Club's Wine and Food evening and the winners of the Club's Student Speech Contest.
John McPartland – BART District 5 Director - Castro Valley Rotarian and BART Director for District 5, which includes Castro Valley, provided the Club with an update on BART by focusing on three areas: Safety and Reliability; Station Security and Access; and, Future Planning. Click here for more information about BART. 
Elizabeth Laderman: The Federal Reserve and the Economy - Dr. Elizabeth Lademan is the Senior Outreach Economist at the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank (aka The Fed). Her presentation focused on (1) Why the Fed was founded? (2) How the Fed is structured? (3) Who votes on monetary policy? and (4) A summary of the current economic environment and outlook for the future.
Castro Valley High School Madrigal Singers - Once again, the Club was treated to a holiday concert at lunch by the award-winning Madrigal Singers from Castro Valley High School under the direction of Laryssa Sadoway. Ms Sadoway described the Madrigals as the best of the best from the Castro Valley High School Choir Program.
Rotary Club of Castro Valley
Todd Anglin, President 2019-20

Meets most Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.
Please check Upcoming Events for the Status of Meetings

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
Dave Halsing
Apr 07, 2020 12:00 PM
ONLINE MEETING: South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project - Restoring the Wild Heart of the South Bay

Access the meeting with this link: 

Past Speakers
Carol Wikle - COVID-19 Impact on Financial Markets
Mar 31, 2020 12:00 PM
Recorded Meeting Link:
ONLINE MEETING with Parinzaz Fozouni
Mar 24, 2020 12:00 PM
Recorded Meeting:
Dave Stark, Bay East Association of REALTORS
Mar 10, 2020 12:00 PM
Update on Real Estate Trends in Castro Valley and Surrounding Areas
Ramesh Hariharan, District Governor
Mar 03, 2020 12:00 PM
Update on District 5170
Dr. Joel Parrott, Director, Oakland Zoo
Feb 25, 2020 12:00 PM
What's new at Oakland Zoo
Katherine Boxer, Alameda Resource Conservat Dist
Feb 18, 2020 12:00 PM
Natural resources in Alameda County
Annual Student Speech Contest
Feb 11, 2020 12:00 PM
No Lunch Meeting Today
Feb 04, 2020 12:00 PM
Jake Medcalf, Lead Pastor, 1st Presbyterian Church
Jan 28, 2020 12:00 PM
Housing, Chabot Theater and Other Plans for the Community
Alessia Simmonds, 2020 Census
Jan 21, 2020 12:00 PM
Census 2020 in Alameda County
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • John Courtney
    April 3
  • Jerome Blaha
    April 6
  • Jim Phillips
    April 16
  • David Sedghi
    April 27
  • Jeff Moore
    Allyson Moore
    April 17
  • Kern Lewis
    Olga Lewis
    April 17
  • David Gehrke
    Honey Baby Gehrke
    April 18
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 (8/13/19)
Randy Vanderbilt
Speech Contest (February 2020)
Bernie Kempen
Texas Hold'em Tournament & Dinner (10/10/20)
Dawn Ortiz
Rodeo Parade (5/9/20)
Gary Howard
Chili Cook-off (5/8/20)
Randy Vanderbilt
Demotion (6/30/20)
Charles Mortimer