Speaker Date Topic
Mayor Libby Shaaf Jan 26, 2021 12:00 PM
What's Up in Oakland?
What's Up in Oakland?

Mayor Libby Shaaf - What's Up in Oakland?

Ms. Shaaf is a lawyer and began her career with the law firm Reed Smith LLP. She became program director for the Marcus A. Foster Educational Institute and ran a volunteer program for Oakland USD. She served as a legislative aide to president of the Oakland City Council and as a special assistant to Mayor Jerry Brown. She was also the Director of Public Affairs for the Port of Oakland and an economic policy advisor for the City Council. In 2010, she was elected to the City Council. In 2014, she was elected Mayor of Oakland. She has a BA in political science from Rollins College and a JD from Loyola Law School.

Orrin Mahoney, Rotary District 5170 TRF Chair Feb 02, 2021 12:00 PM
Polio Plus
Polio Plus

Orrin Mahoney, District 5170 The Rotary Foundation (TRF) Chair - Polio Plus

Orrin returns to speak to the Club about another major aspect of The Rotary Foundation, Polio Plus.  Orrin has a BS from Carnegie Mellon and an MS from Stanford both in mechanical engineering. He worked for Hewlett-Packard for 35 years in a variety of management positions. Orrin served as a Cupertino City Council member, 2006-2014 and as Mayor of the City of Cupertino in 2009 and 2013.  He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Cupertino for 18 years including a term as President.  Orrin served at the District 5170 Governor (DG) in 2017-2018.

Rod Diridon, Sr. Feb 09, 2021 12:00 PM
Rotary and Climate Change
Rotary and Climate Change

Rod Diridon, Sr. - Rotary and Climate Change

 After returning from Vietnam, Diridon became a management systems analyst at Lockheed Missile and Space Corporation in Sunnyvale, California. He founded the Decision Research Institute in 1969, which did statistical research, needs assessments, and organizational consulting for public agencies and candidates for public office.

Diridon was first elected as the youngest-ever member of the Saratoga City Council in 1973. He was elected to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors in 1974, representing the Fourth Supervisorial District. He served five terms as a member of the Board from 1975 until 1995, and he served six times as its chair. During his service on the Board, Diridon chaired several San Francisco Bay Area regional government agencies, including the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD).

He served as chair of the California High Speed Rail Authority from 2001-2003. He currently chairs the advisory board of the United States High Speed Rail Association, and he chairs the National Heritage Area Project for Santa Clara County, California.

Richard D. King Annual Student Speech Contest Feb 23, 2021 12:00 PM


The Club will host high school students from Castro Valley USD and Redwood Christian Schools for the Annual Rotary District 5170 Annual Richard D. King Student Speech Contest.  The winner will move on to the District 5170 Area 4 competition.