Dennis Waespi, Director – East Bay Regional Park District Castro Valley resident Dennis Waespi represents Ward 3 on the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) Board of Directors. Ward 3 includes Castro Valley, most of Hayward, Union City, and a portion of Fremont.  The parks in Ward 3 include Anthony Chabot, Lake Chabot, Cull Canyon, Don Castro, Dry Creek/Pioneer, Garin, Hayward Shoreline, a portion of Pleasanton Ridge, Quarry Lakes, and Vargas Plateau.
Getting and Keeping a High Profile for a Business or Organization - Tim Smith from LOGOBOSS discussed the importance of branding in a business. He stressed that every business or organization represents a brand. The successful ones build a brand, while others are branded by their performance and/or perception by their customers.
Rotarian Kern Lewis from KO Websites in Castro Valley on Current Trends in Social Media. To illustrate and highlight the current trends, Kern walked members through actual monthly analytical data from a client and explained how the data addresses a current trend in social media.
Tom Guarino and Laura Wetmore of PG&E – Local Update on PG&E Tom, Senior Government Relations Representative at PG&E, and Laura, Senior Manager, Mission Division at PG&E share the work that PG&E is doing locally.
President Charles Takes the Reigns Charles Mortimer presided over his first meeting as the 2018-2019 President of the Rotary Club of Castro Valley. Using the 2018-2019 Rotary International Theme of Be The Inspiration, Charles asked each Club member to Be The Inspiration this year  by being engaged in the Club and stepping up to the plate in the service of the Club, our community, and Rotary. Service Above Self.
On June 26th , Greg Hitchan was the program speaker. Greg is the Founder and Managing Partner Tri-Valley Ventures. On June 12th , Sherri Yarnal was the program speaker. Sherry briefly touched on what is happening at the 580 Marketplace and the impact on her business. Nima Jafarian, who member Parvin Ahmadi described as “her favorite son in California,” was the presenter on May 29th
Stephen Gray – CEO of the Eden Medical Center at Sutter Health - Past President and Speaker Chair for May Carol Wikle introduced speaker, Stephen Gray, CEO of the Eden Medical Center (EMC), who shared the history of the Medical Center.
Debby and Douglas Moore – The Vietnam Experience - Rotarian Dawn Ortiz introduced her brother-in-law, Colonel Douglas E. Moore, who in turn provided a wonderful introduction of Dawn’s sister, his wife, Debby Alexander Moore. Colonel Moore completed 30 years of military service before retiring in 1989 as Executive Officer for The Army Surgeon General. His many duty assignments included tours in Germany, Japan, and Vietnam.
Rowell Ranch Pro Rodeo The program this week was devoted to the Rowell Ranch Pro Rodeo and was a joint meeting of the Rotary Clubs of Hayward and Castro Valley. Becca Savery, the 2018 Rowell Ranch Rodeo Queen, opened the program with a brief welcome and thanked the Rotary Clubs for their support.
Nancy O’Malley, Alameda County District Attorney Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley provided an overview of the wide-range of programs and services in the District Attorney’s Office but focused on human trafficking and her work through the research institute H.E.A.T. (Human Exploitation and Trafficking). As District Attorney, she oversees a staff of approximately 400 employees. District Attorney O’Malley was appointed by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in September 2009.

What is Rotary? 

Rotary Club of Castro Valley
Charles Mortimer, President

Meets 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
No Lunch Meeting Today
Aug 21, 2018
Teddie and Keith Seibert, TwiningVine Winery
Aug 28, 2018 12:00 PM
Making Estate Wine in Castro Valley
Past Speakers
Tim Lundell, District Governor, District 5170
Aug 14, 2018 12:00 PM
Be the Inspiration
Dennis Waespi, Director, East Bay Regional Parks
Aug 07, 2018 12:00 PM
Update on East Bay Regional Park District
Tim Smith, Logoboss
Jul 31, 2018 12:00 PM
Getting and Keeping a High Profile for a Business or Organization
Kern Lewis, KO Websites
Jul 24, 2018 12:00 PM
Current Trends in Social Media
Tom Guarino & Laura Wetmore, P.G. & E.
Jul 17, 2018 12:00 PM
Update on P.G.& E. Locally
Kellie Hayes, Lucky Fiduciary Services
Jul 10, 2018 12:00 PM
The Role of California Private Fiduciaries
Greg Hitchan-Founder&Partner-Tri-Valley Ventures
Jun 26, 2018 12:00 AM
Start-ups in the Tri-Valley - What’s ahead?.
Sherry Yarnal, Yarnal Jewelry
Jun 12, 2018 12:00 PM
Yarnal Jewelry and the 580 Marketplace
Stephen Gray-CEO Sutter Health Eden Medical Center
Jun 05, 2018 12:00 PM
What is new and happening at Sutter Health Eden Medical Center
Nima Jafarian
May 29, 2018 12:00 PM
"Checking Your Memory Health Digitally."
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Virginia Degner
    August 4
  • Bob Crossett
    August 8
  • Bernie Kempen
    August 15
  • Carol Wikle
    August 28
  • Mark Poniatowski
    Leslie Poniatowski
    August 13
  • Cliff Sherwood
    Billie Sherwood
    August 24
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