Mary Jo Price, Theater Manager of the Douglas Morrison Theater Today’s presentation focused on an update on the activities of the Douglas Morrison Theater (DMT), part of H.A.R.D. by Mary Jo Price, the Theater Manager. May Jo joined the Doug Morrison Theater in January 2018 bring a rich history of working with people and theater, including Children’s Creative Museum (2012-15), Administrative Director at the Playwrights Foundation (2015-2016), Operations Manager at Tandem, and Partners in Early Education (2016-17) before coming to the Douglas Morrison Theater.
Ginny Roth – Walk to End Alzheimer’s Ginny Roth, Chair of the East Bay Walk to End Alzheimer’s Volunteer Planning Committee, and Sherry Ford, a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association of California and Nevada, share their personal stories regarding Alzheimer’s in their families and explained why they are actively involved in the Walk to End Alzheimer, which is scheduled on October 20, 2018, at Heather Farms in Walnut Creek.
Teddy and Keith Seibert – TwiningVine Winery The husband and wife winemaking team of Teddy and Keith Seibert from TwiningVine Winery in Castro Valley shared their winemaking experience and samples of their wines to the delight of the members.
District Governor Tim Lundell - District Governor (DG) Tim Lundell addressed this year’s Rotary International theme, Be the Inspiration. DG Lundell said that he thought long and hard about
how to implement this theme in District 5170 and has concluded that our biggest challenge is the dwindling membership in the Clubs throughout District 5170. One of the reasons for the decline of membership is the aging population; therefore, DG Lundell has decided to emphasize membership growth as the highest priority for District 5170.
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

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
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Buffet lunch and speaker for $15.  
Non-members can make reservations
at the phone number below.
Contact information
Lunch Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Kathleen Scheidel, attorney
Sep 18, 2018 12:00 PM
Update on capital punishment in California
Brad Howard, past Rotary International director
Sep 25, 2018 12:00 PM
Importance of membership and an update on the polio project
Past Speakers
Mary Jo Price, Douglas Morrison Theater
Sep 11, 2018
Update on the activities of the Douglas Morrison Theater
Ginny Roth, Alzheimer's Association of NorCal
Sep 04, 2018 12:00 PM
Update on Alzheimer's disease
Teddie and Keith Seibert, TwiningVine Winery
Aug 28, 2018 12:00 PM
Making Estate Wine in Castro Valley
No Lunch Meeting Today
Aug 21, 2018
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
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • John McPartland
    September 24
  • Jerome Blaha
    Melanie Blaha
    September 19
  • Sherry Yarnal
    Ralph Yarnal
    September 30
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