President John Aufdermauer brought down the gavel for the second time at our new meeting location at the Masonic Hall in Castro Valley, and asked Al West to lead us in the us in the Pledge of Allegiance.  
THOUGHT(s) FOR THE DAY – Jim Negri quoted alchemist Paolo Coelho: “People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”
SINGING FOR CETA - God Bless America
HELLO SONG - In Mr. Sal Tedesco absence, Dan Willits led us with spontaneous combustion!
Reminder from Steve Ontiveros and Dan Willits:  Please join us for the next Valley Blues Committee Meeting Thursday September 5 at 5:30 pm at Direct Sales Floors on CV Blvd.   Remember:  Many hands make light work, so please join us and see what small way you can make a huge impact on this event. There's a sub-committee with your name on it!  We have snacks and beverages at these meetings, and it's a great way to network with club members.   It's not a huge commitment, take a look at the upcoming meeting schedule. And don't worry if you can't make all these meetings!  Remaining Meeting Dates:  Thursdays: 9/5 and  9/19.  A call went out for ticket sales for beverages!  Location: Direct Sales Floors 2973 CV Blvd.  Time: 5:30pm  Valley Blues Festival: Saturday September 21, 2013 12-6pm    Wrap-Up Meeting:  Thursday, September 26, 2013 (Don Jose’s 6pm)
BLUE BADGERS - Bonnie Best is our newest Blue Badger . . . so great to have one of the all-time Rotary greats join our Club!
RED BADGERS (NEW MEMBERS) - Welcome, Candi Clark!  We are all looking forward to getting to know you better!
UPDATE YOUR CLUB INFORMATION - SEE SECRETARY JIM NEGRI - Please email him any changes in your personal or contact information to "Jim Negri" <>, as soon as they occur . . . thanks
CLUB ATTENDANCE - Be sure to let our Club Secretary Jim Negri whenever you attend any meetings associated with our Club so that they can be properly recorded . . . he is standing by waiting . . .
If you really want to know, you have GOT to go to CV Rotarian Ken O’Donnell’s . . . Visit for any excuse but visit it . . . the video opening is worth the trip . . .  
Please also visit often as Robert Sousa of the CV Forum posts some great video footage of Castro Valley events!
Steve Poisner District 5170 Scholarships - Deadline is September 15, 2013 - eight scholarships for $5000 each for retraining or career changing . . . must be Rotarian or know a Rotarian . . . see District 5170 website.
Last Chance to have your Name on the Plaque at the New Hospital - Contact Jeff Moore asap . . . $500 to have your name and/or business listed on plaque
San Leandro Rotary Club Lobster Feed - September 27
George Granger Retirement Ceremony - 4:00 P.M., September 10 at Castro Valley Center for the Arts - George has left the Castro Valley Unified School District School Board to become President of Oregon AT&T!
Tech Smart Workshop - November 9, 2013 - Fundraiser for Central Alameda County RotarAct Club - $10, 2-4 P.M. at San Leandro Library.
The RotarAct of Central Alameda County is collecting 1000 toothbrushes for a ministry trip overseas in March . . . please bring new toothbrushes to an upcoming Rotary Club Meeting! 
Rotary 5170 District Conference, October 17, 2013 - More information at
$100 Cliff Sherwood for Billie and his 45th Wedding Anniversary . . . congrats!
$16 Steve Ontiveros for his 8th Wedding Anniversary . . . good start!
$20 Ray Wallace paid it forward for Bill Nott for helping with RotaAct program at CSUEB on Saturday
PROGRAM - Our program today was Wendy Winsted of the Sulfur Creek Nature Center!  Wendy, always one of our favorite speakers, 
Sulphur Creek Nature Center is a wildlife education and rehabilitation facility whose mission is to promote the conservation of local environmental resources by fostering an appreciation and understanding of the animals in the world around us, and encouraging peaceful coexistence between people and native wildlife by serving as a community resource for wildlife issues.
Wendy shared that September 8 is International Vulture Day and brought a turkey vulture with her.  “Prince” injured a wing prior to coming to Sulfur Creek and cannot fly but he has a great life there.  Wendy explained why vultures with a six foot wingspan and 2.5 foot long body soar rather than fly, eat dead stuff and have a red head.
Wendy also brought us up to date on the “Owl Cam” at the Center, the fight to the death between two barn owls and the role of the pellets coughed up by the owls (down bedding for the baby owls) and more.
Another “shouldn’t have missed” this program . . . tremendous . . . 
For more information call (510) 881-6747, visit 1801 D Street, Hayward (Park Hours 10:00 am to 5:00 pm , Daily; Discovery Center 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, Daily, or visit
LOOKING FOR THE WHITE MARBLE - With $49 and 24 marbles, Candi Clark reached into the sack of and won . . . $5!
UPCOMING PROGRAMS as of this printing . . . changes will be listed on the Castro Valley Rotary Website a