Meeting Highlights provides members, guests, and the community an overview of each speaker's presentation, significant Club and member achievements, and information regarding upcoming speakers and events.                                                                                                                                                                                                           Jim Negri, Editor
Alameda County Sheriff's Office (ACSO)
Community Capitals Policing (CCP) Programs
On December 1st, Captain Martin Neideffer and Crime Prevention Sr. Program Specialist Hillary Bass provide an outstanding  overview of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) Community Capitals Policing (CCP) Program that in making a difference for individuals and the community as a whole.  The presentation provided many details and great examples regarding the difference the CCP program is making in the community.  
Readers are strongly encouraged to watch the video and review the PowerPresentation to fully understand the scopoe and impact of the CCP Program.  Thank you to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office for this presentation.
Focus on Local Businesses:
Pete's Ace Hardware
Founded in 1926 by Pete Selmeczki, Pete's Ace Hardware has become a Castro Valley institution on which local residents depend for a wide range of home goods and supplies as well as services. (Click here to read the history of Pete's Hardware.)  On December 1st, Linda Roark, current owner of this fourth-generation, family-owned business, shared how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting both the business and its customers.  Linda focused on how the Rent-a-Husband program benefits residents.  Pete's Hardware has been active in and supportive of the community for many years.  It truly exemplies Rotary's Service Above Self.
Club Assembly:  Castro Valley 2025
On December 8th, President Gary Howard convened the Second Club Assembly of the year to discuss the future of the Club both in the short-term and long-terms,  Without the technical Zoom difficulties of the First Club Assembly, members divided into three breakout rooms to discuss
Each group provided a brief summary of its discussion.  All members are asked to review all of the above documents in preparation for future Club and Board discussions.
Additionally, President Gary requested that all member review the List of Club Committees and volunteer in the spirit of Service Above Self on one or more committee.  The vitality and health of the Club depends on all members being actively involved in the Club.  Please let President Gary know where you would like to serve.
Dinner Concert:  
Castro Valley High School Madrigals
Due to the shelter-in-place regulations, the Club could not host the Castro Valley High School Madrigals for the Annual Holiday Concert at lunch, but transitioned to create a dinner concert on December 15th with catering provided by Aurora Catering, who has partnered with the Club on many community events.
The Madrigals are the premier auditioned ensemble at Castro Valley High School under the direction of Laryssa Sadoway.  Since the ensembe is not able to meet, each member of the Madrigals recorded his/her part virtually and the various parts were combined into an outstanding concert.  Watch Laryssa explain the process to produce the concert.  Thank you to the students!
As part of its holiday outreach, the Club made the concert available virtually to the nursing home with whom the Club has been working with on the iPad Project.  Special thanks to Todd Anglin for coordinating the broadcast on the Club's Facebook page.  The concert has reeached over 750 people and been viewed almost 400 times!
Happy Holidays 2020
The Rotary Club has been very busy spreading the Holiday Cheer for the past month with many activities such as:  the H.A.R.D. Thanksgiving and Christmas giveaways; the iPad Project with local nursing homes; the H.A.R.D. Adopt-a-Family Program; gifts for FESCO and Ruby's Place in lieu of the Club's Annual Children's Christmas Party; recognizing the Alameda County Firefighters who were on the front lines of the many fires this year; and the Holiday Concert with the Castro Valley High School Madrigals. 
Thank you to everyone who has been involved especially our partners (Sutter Health/Eden Medical Center, Castro Valley CHP, Aurora Catering,  H.A.R.D, FESCO; Ruby's Place; Castro Valley/Eden Area Chamber of Commerce) as well as the many individual who have made generous donations that allows the Rotary Club of Castro Valley to do these good deeds.  
Check out this link to the Club's Facebook page and enjoy the photos below
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday season.  See you in 2021.
December 22 - No Meeeting
December 29 - No Meeting
January 5 - Lunch Meeting at 12:00 p.m.
Speaker:  Rafael Pelayo, MD, Stanford University
Topic:  Students and Sleep
January 12 - Lunch Meeting at 12:00 p.m.      
Speaker:  Cynthia Butler
Topic:  Clean Water Outreach Program
January 19 - No Lunch Meeting -
Evening Social - Beer Tasting (Tentative)
January 26 - Lunch Meeting at 12:00 p.m.
Speaker:  Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland
Topic:  What’s Up in Oakland?
February 2 - Lunch Meeting at 12:00 p.m.
Topic:  Richard D. King Student Speech Contest
February 9 - Lunch Meeting at 12:00 p.m.  
Speaker:  Rod Diridon, Sr.
Topic:  Rotary and Climate Change
Russell Hampton
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Rotary Club of Castro Valley
P.O. Box 2107 
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Founded 1953
Gary Howard, President