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.
CVUSD Helping Students in Housing Transition: Myths, Facts, Actions & Resources - Nic McMaster, Director of Student Services, Jessica Bias (below left), Social Worker, and Nancy Nodal (below right), Parent/Community Liaison, for the Castro Valley Unified School District, described the programs that CVUSD offers for homeless students.
Phong La, Alameda County Assessor - Alameda County Assessor Phong La began his presentation with an inspiring tale of how his family came to the United States as refugees from Vietnam when he was two years old (i.e., picked up at sea by the U.S. Navy) and settled in Union City. He described how his parents went from picking lettuce to starting their own successful small businesses to provide a better life for him and his siblings. Phong is a graduate of James Logan High School in Union City, lived in Fremont after law school, and he, his wife and daughter now live in Alameda. Phong received his BA from UC Davis in 2000, his JD from the UC Hastings College of the Law in 2003, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Alameda.
Brad Howard - Polio Plus: The Unintended Consequences - Brad Howard presented an amazingly inspirational talk on the impact that Rotary International's Polio Plus campaign has had on people around the world.
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.
Katie Bowman - San Leandro Economic Development - Katie Bowman is the Economic Development Manager with the City of San Leandro.  In this position, she manages business attraction and retention programs, facilitates strategic development projects, and serves as a liaison between businesses and the City.
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.
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
Alessia Simmonds, 2020 Census
Jan 21, 2020 12:00 PM
Census 2020 in Alameda County
Census 2020 in Alameda County

Alessia Simmonds is the Outreach Manager for Census 2020 in Alameda County. For information about the County's census program, you can check their website at https://www.acgov.org/census2020/

Jake Medcalf, Lead Pastor, 1st Presbyterian Church
Jan 28, 2020 12:00 PM
Housing, Chabot Theater and Other Plans for the Community
No Lunch Meeting Today
Feb 04, 2020 12:00 PM
Annual Student Speech Contest
Feb 11, 2020 12:00 PM
Art Dao, Alameda County Office of Transportation
Mar 03, 2020 12:00 PM
Transportation in Alameda County
Past Speakers
Elizabeth Laderman, SF Federal Reserve
Jan 07, 2020 12:00 PM
The Federal Reserve and the Economy
No Lunch Meeting Today
Dec 24, 2019
The Madrigals, CVHS's premier choir, will perform
Dec 17, 2019 12:00 PM
Holiday music
No Lunch Meeting Today
Dec 10, 2019 12:00 PM
Nic McMaster
Dec 03, 2019
Outreach to homeless students in CVUSD
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
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Dwight Perry
    January 21
  • Dawn Ortiz
    January 27
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