To ensure the health of our members, their families, guests, and the community; and in accordance with governmental directives to shelter in place, the Rotary Club of Castro Valley has moved all lunch and Club meetings online via Zoom until further notice.  Please check the Upcoming Events in the right column for specific details and instructions to access the meeting.  
The Club will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and governmental directives and 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.
We are living in an historic time. In a very short time, the COVID-19 pandemic and its social and economic components have changed our lives dramatically. The Rotary Club of Castro Valley wants to capture these events for history.
The Rotary Club of Castro Valley and A.R.T., Inc. are jointly sponsoring an online show of photographs, artworks, and poetry that document the coronavirus pandemic in the Castro Valley area. We hope to illustrate the medical, economic, and social effects of the pandemic in our community.
Entries are limited to one (1) entry per artist or poet, but an individual may submit one artwork or photograph, and one poem. All artwork and photographs must be submitted as a jpg file. All poems must be submitted as a Word file. Please see the entry form for further details.
Entries will not be juried or judged. Click here for the Entry Form. Entries may be submitted August 24-September 6, 2020. The show will be posted online from September 21-November 1, 2020.
For additional information, please contact
Iron Mountain EPA Superfund Site Project Dave Sadoff, Project Manager Castro Valley Rotarian - Dave Sadoff is a Senior Professional Geologist at HETI. He is an Environmental Consultant with progressive experience assessing, investigating, and remediating environmentally contaminated sites throughout the United States with expert knowledge in soil, sediment, hydrology, and groundwater remediation, soil vapor mitigation, environmental compliance, environmental insurance, and remedial strategic evaluations during 30+ years in environmental consulting.
COVID-19: What's A Superintendent to Do? - Bruce Johnson, Redwood Christian Schools Superintendent Emeritus and Castro Valley Rotarian provided a wonderful introduction to Dr. Al Hearne II, Superintendent of the Redwood Christian Schools (RCS) and Parvin Ahmadi, Superintendent of the Castro Valley Unified School District.
What's Happening in Pleasanton? Ellen Clark, Community Development Director Over the past year, the Club has had presentations on the economic development in the surrounding cities and communities. Today's presentation focused on the City of Pleasanton with Ellen Clark, Community Development Director since November 2019.
Castro Valley First Responders Salute COVID-19 Health Care Workers at Eden Medical Center - On May 14, first responders from throughout Castro Valley saluted the health care workers at Eden Medical Center with a drive-by parade. The Rotary Club of Castro Valley was proud to be involved in helping plan and sponsor this event.  More information in the following story. Click here to watch the inspiring video of the parade and read more in the next article.
Deb Bakerjian, Clinical Professor University of California at Davis - Deb Bakerjian began by showing photos of a very attractive and well-maintained nursing facility that had a 5-star CMS rating (5-star for quality measures, 4-star for staffing and 3-star for health inspections) yet was at the center of the COIVD-19 outbreak.  CMS is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service.
Relief Bill Tobin, Rotary Relations Manager of ShelterBox
ShelterBox began  as a Rotary project of the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard Cornwall, England and over the past 20 years has continued to grow to provide world-wide disaster relief.  It is operated and funded independently of Rotary International (RI) and The Rotary Foundation (TRF); however, ShelterBox is an Official Project Partner of Rotary International.  Bill Tobin a member of the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills serves as the Rotary Relations Manager of ShelterBox and shared the story of ShelterBox.
Rotary Club of Castro Valley
Gary Howard, President 

Contact information

Lunch Meetings
Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.
Please check Upcoming Events for any changes.
Until further notice,
meetings are online at
Buffet lunch and speaker for $15.  
Guests can make reservations using the link under Upcoming Events or at the phone number above.

The Meadows Restaurant at 
Redwood Canyon Golf Course
17007 Redwood Road 
Castro Valley, CA 94546
  Venue Map      
Lunch Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Shannon Bennett
Jul 14, 2020 12:00 PM
Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases

Shannon Bennett is the Chief of Science and Harry W. and Diana V. Hind Dean of Science and Research Collections at the Academy and studies infectious diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans. While invisible to the naked eye, these microbes have a major impact on global human health, which is why the race is on to understand how they work.


Senator Bob Wieckowski
Jul 21, 2020 12:00 PM
California & 10th Senate District Update
Paul Hodges
Jul 28, 2020 12:00 PM
Update on H.A.R.D and the Real Estate Market
Gregg Guisiana, District 5170 Governor
Sep 15, 2020 12:00 PM
State of the State for Rotary District 5170
Past Speakers
Past President Todd Anglin & President Gary Howard
Jul 07, 2020 12:00 PM
Passing the Torch
Bryant Francis, Director of Aviation - OAK
Jun 23, 2020 12:00 PM
Update on Oakland International Airport
Dave Sadoff
Jun 16, 2020 12:00 PM
Iron Mountain EPA Superfund Site Reclamation
Leroy Morishita, President CSUEB
Jun 09, 2020 12:00 PM
Video link:
Supts Parvin Ahmadi (CVUSD) & Al Hearne (RCS)
Jun 02, 2020 12:00 PM
Video link:
Ellen Clark, Development in Pleasanton
May 26, 2020 12:00 PM
Video link:
CARES Act & SBA Loans
May 19, 2020 12:00 PM
Video Link: at the 27'19" mark
Keeping Elderly Adults Safe During COVID-19
May 12, 2020 12:00 PM
Video link: at the 11'10" mark
Bill Tobin - ShelterBox
May 05, 2020 12:00 PM
Video link: at the 19'13" mark
History of the 19th Amendment
Apr 28, 2020 12:00 PM
Video link: at 21'22" mark
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Ray Wallace
    July 4
  • Heidi Hausauer
    July 13
  • Javier Padilla
    July 16
  • Monica Lee
    Edward Molyneaux
    July 16
  • Randy Vanderbilt
    Debbie Vanderbilt
    July 19
  • Gary Howard
    Shirley Valdivia
    July 24
  • Dan Willits
    Kristy Willits
    July 29
Upcoming Events
Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President

2020-2021 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
2020-2021 Event Chairs
All dates subject to change.
Check the website regularly.

CV Virtual Car Show (7/22/20)
Dave Sadoff

Student Backpack Project (TBD)

Club Picnic (TBD)
Randy Vanderbilt

CV Fall Festival (TBD)

CV Light Parade (TBD)

Nominating Committee (11/10/20)
Todd Anglin

Senior Center Thanksgiving Lunch (11/11/20)

Adopt a Family (TBD)
Heidi Hausauer

Club Holiday Party (12/12/20)
Murline Monat

Children's Christmas Party (TBD)
Mark Poniatowski

Student Speech Contest (2/16/21)
Bernie Kempen

Texas Hold'em Tournament & Dinner (TBD)
Dawn Ortiz

Chili Cook-off (4/30/21)
Randy Vanderbilt

Rodeo Parade (5/1/21)

Demotion (TBD)
Todd Anglin