The Rotary Club of Castro Valley would like to thank everyone who participated in the Chili Cook-off on Friday evening, May 11.  It was a great evening for Castro Valley.  Thank you to all the teams of chili cookers, the band, volunteers, Castro Valley High School Interact Club, Boy Scouts, and the community who came out, had a great time,and supported Rotary.

The 2018 Chili Cook-off Winners

  • First Place - Meals on Wheels
  • Second Place - Castro Valley Independent Sports League
  • Third Place - Keeney Electric of Dublin
  • Best Booth Decorations - Meals on Wheels
  • People's Choice - Jr. Rodeo

Thank you to Gary Bosley for photos of the Chili Cook-off that are available HERE (https://chilicookoff2018.shutterfly.com).

 
The Rotary Club of Castro Valley was very pleased to sponsor another great community event,  the Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade, for the 37th year on Saturday, May 12th.  Thank you to all the participants, sponsors, and volunteers that allows Rotary to present this event.  Thank you to everyone who came out on a beautiful morning and enjoyed the Parade.
 
Parade winners and photos will be posted shortly.
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.
Ben Bauer, Senior Mortgage Consultant - Tax Policy and Great Financial Crisis Monetary Unwind- Examining the Impacts Ben a Senior Mortgage Consultant/Branch Manager for Delta Lending Group spoke on Tax Policy and Great Financial Crisis Monetary Unwind. Ben started with the idea that global Central Banks took unprecedented monetary policy actions during the past decade to stem the collapsing global economy. These policies ranged from $20 trillion in total assets purchased to negative interest rates.
Steven Hendee – Director of Bands at Castro Valley High School Steve Hendee, Director of Bands at Castro Valley High School (CVHS) was the replacement speaker for David Judson, Managing Director of the Castro Valley  enter for the Arts (CFA), who was involved with his students with the State testing program. Since Steven spends a great deal of time in the CFA, he was the perfect fill-in speaker.
Michael Kusiak – Legislative Issues Impacting Castro Valley Michael Kusiak has been and continues to be very active in community, school, and political activities in Castro Valley since he and his family moved here in 2009. Michael has been very active with Castro Valley Matters (check the website at www.castrovalleymatters.org) and was the driving force behind the Castro Valley Stands United Against Hate signs displayed across Castro Valley. Michael served at the chair of the Yes on Measure G bond campaign for the Castro Valley Unified School District.
Graham Lustig (4/3/2018) - Artistic Director of Oakland Ballet Company - Over his career, Graham has participated in many professional programs and traveled all over the world with various dance companies.
Katie Annand of KIND (Kids in Need of Defense 4/10/2018) - Katie Annand is the Supervising Attorney for Pro Bono Programs at Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) that provides pro bono representation to unaccompanied immigrant minors who are facing deportation hearings.
Noah Rubin – Wealth Management Perspectives (3/20/18) Noah Rubin, a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley, presented an overview of the financial markets in 2018 including a review of the markets in 2017 as well as a preview of the potential impact of the recently passed tax laws.
 
Al Pardo – Post-Polio Syndrome Start-to- Finish (3/27/18)In one of the most compelling, personalized presentation, Al Pardo, who works as a Marshall at Redwood Canyon Golf Course and is a good friend of our Dwight Perry, addressed the issue of Post-Polio Syndrome Start-to- Finish.
Jessica Nusse, Solid Waste Specialist from the Castro Valley Sanitary District (CV San) Jessica Nusse spoke about Zero Waste Initiatives in Commercial Business.  She shared the 4 R's for handling waste: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot and went into detail with slides for each "R" providing great examples of what to do and what not to do as well as answering questions from the audience.
Paul Wildrick – Action Coach Paul Wildrick, Certified Business Coach of Proven Gain Business Coaching of Orinda California, was the featured speaker. He started his presentation by saying that he has started and owned several successful small businesses, and personally used the principles in growing these businesses many fold over the years. At present, he provides coaching for businesses of many sizes and types.
Craig Semmelmeyer - Main Street Property Services, Developer of the Daughtrey’s Building - Craig started his presentation by noting that his father was a member of Rotary for 44 years and that he is considering joining the Club too.
Susan Ewing Haley & The Castro Valley Nike Missile Site - Susan Ewing Haley, Supervisor Curator for the National Park Service, Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), Parks Archives & Record Center presented an outstanding program on the Nike Missile SF-31 Launch Battery Site located above Lake Chabot. In sharing numerous slides about SF-31 Lake Chabot Nike Missile
Site, Susan showed slides of Nike Missile SF-88 located in the Marin Headlands. SF-31 now houses the offices and maintenance facilities for the East Bay Regional Park District, but it is not open to the public. SF-88 is open to the public on a limited basis.
 

What is Rotary? 

 
Rotary Club of
Castro Valley

Meets on Tuesdays at 12:00 PM 
The Meadows Restaurant at Redwood Canyon Golf Course
Enjoy a buffet lunch for $20
  Venue Map      
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lunch Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Debby Moore, Vietnam Vet
May 22, 2018 12:00 PM
My Vietnam War Experience
My Vietnam War Experience

Debby Moore, Vietnam Vet – As a 21-year-old woman, she served the first of two tours of duty in combat zones and later was invited to speak at the Vietnam Veteran Memorial on Veterans Day.  She will share a video of her “adventures” in Vietnam that has a great story.

Nima Jafarian, VP Product Management & Marketing
May 29, 2018 12:00 PM
Your toothbrush and mobile phone are just the beginning/How wireless charging will...
Past Speakers
Rowell Ranch Rodeo
May 15, 2018 12:00 PM
Preview of the 2018 Rowell Ranch Rodeo
Nancy O'Malley, Alameda County District Attorney
May 08, 2018 12:00 PM
Human Exploitation And Trafficking
Ben Bauer, Consultant Delta Lending Group
May 01, 2018 12:00 PM
Tax Policy and Great Financial Crisis Monetary Unwind – Examining The Impacts
David Judson, CVCFA Managing Director
Apr 24, 2018 12:00 AM
Update on the Castro Valley Center for the Arts Programs and Facility
Carolina Salazar & Michael Kusiak
Apr 17, 2018 12:00 PM
Update on Assemblymember Quirk's legislative agenda for Castro Valley
Katherine Krassilnikoff, Esq. Pro Bono Attorney
Apr 10, 2018 12:00 PM
Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth
Graham Lustig, Artistic Director - Oakland Ballet
Apr 03, 2018 12:00 PM
Oakland Ballet
Al Pardo
Mar 27, 2018 12:00 PM
"Post-Polio Syndrome Start to Finish"
Noah Rubin, Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley
Mar 20, 2018 12:00 PM
Financial Markets in 2018 & Tax Reform
Jessica Nusse, CVSan
Mar 13, 2018 12:00 PM
Zero Waste Initiatives in Commercial Businesses
Annie McBride, Founder of McBride Irish Dancers
Mar 06, 2018 12:00 PM
The History of Irish Dance in the Bay Area
Paul Wildrick, Action Coach
Feb 27, 2018 12:00 PM
"What businesses are doing right and what businesses need to do."
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Roland Williams
    May 2
Anniversaries:
  • Virginia Degner
    Duane Degner
    May 14
  • Jim Phillips
    Melissa Phillips
    May 19
  • Bernie Kempen
    Kathy Kempen
    May 20
  • John Courtney
    May 20
  • Bob Crossett
    Carol Crossett
    May 26
  • Bill Mulgrew
    Patty Mulgrew
    May 31
 
 
 
 
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2017-2018 Committee Chairs
Club Service/
Sgt. at Arms
Margie Ramos
 
Club Endowment
Dan Willits
Dwight Perry
 
Club Trainer
K.J. Page
 
Community Service
Randy Vanderbilt
 
Grants
Charles Mortimer
 
Greeters
Mark Poniatowski
 
Interact
Roland Williams
 
International Project
Breathing for Life (BFL)
Obse Lubo
 
Media Relations
Bruce Johnson
 
Membership
Virginia Degner
 
Nominating Committee
Carol Wikle
 
RYLA
Bruce Johnson
 
Speakers
Gary Bosley
 
Speech Contest
Jeff Moore
 
Song of the Day
Ceta Dochterman
 
The Rotary Foundation (TRF)
Dwight Perry
 
Thought for the Day
Cliff Sherwood
 
Youth Protection Officer
Vacant
 
Youth Exchange
Bob Shayler
 
Youth Service
Roland Williams
 
Website
Ken O'Donnell
 
Welcome Song
Ben Gurule
 
2017-2018 Event & Project Chairs
Breathing for Life (BFL) Project
Obse Lubo
 
Chili Cook-off
May 11, 2018
Randy Vanderbilt
 
Children's Christmas Party
December 12, 2017
Mark Poniatowski
 
Club Holiday Party
December 9, 2017
Charles Mortimer
 
Club Picnic
August 15, 2017
Cliff Sherwood
 
Poker Tournament
March 10, 2017
Dawn Ortiz
Mark Poniatowski
Randy Vanderbilt
 
Rodeo Parade
May 12, 2018
Michaela Thompson
Bill Nott