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
East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD)
Healthy Parks Healthy People
Mona Koh and Morgan Guenther
Mona Koh, EBRPD Community Relations Manager, and Morgan Guenther, EBRPD Naturalist, presented an overview of the Healthy Parks Healthy People program, which includes three major components:
In her presentation, Morgan focused on the in-person and digital education that EBRPD provides as well as the wide range of nature activities.
SPECIAL EVENT:  On September 18, EBRPD will be celebrating the 2021 International Day of Peace at Lake Chabot Park.  Everyone is encouraged to participate.  More information here.
The Healthy Parks Healthy People program is a multifaceted program serving all members of the community that it is not possible to cover all parts of the program in this newsletter.  Please watch the video of the presentation with the link below and use the links to the EBRPD website to learn more.
During the meetings, there were announcement regarding
  • The status of the former Rotary Exchange Students from Afghanistan and their families as well as efforts local to assist them and how you can help.  View here.
  • Details on the Breathing for Life (BFL) dedication trip to Ethiopia in October.  There is still space to join the trip.  View here.
  • Information on the 2021 Castro Valley Restaurant Walk on September 21 including the purchase of tickets.  View here.
  • The postponement of the September Mixer.
  • The Club BBQ on September 28.  Details will be emailed to members.
  • The recommendation to re-appoint Bruce Johnson, Dan Willits, and Ray Wallace for another term on the Castro Valley Rotary Endowment Board and to re-elect them as President, Vice President/Treasurer, and Secretary respectively.  Margie Ramos read a thank you note from one of the scholarship recipients.  View here.
President Dwight Perry (center) named Andi Hangea (right) as Rotarian of the Month for July and Jim Negri (left) as Rotarian of the Month for August.  Click here to read the press release.  Click here to watch the presentation.
August 31 at 12:00 pm - East Bay Regional Parks District Board
Dennis Waespi, EBRPD Board of Directors, Ward 3 (includes Castro Valley)
September 7 at 12:00 pm - Critical Race Theory
Tyson Amir, Author, Founder/Director of the Black Literary Collective and the revolutionary education firm Freedom Soul Media Education Initiatives
September 14 at 12:00 pm - Update on the Castro Valley Marketplace & Other Projects in Castro Valley
Craig Semmelmeyer, Founder and Principal of Main Street Property Services, Inc.
September 21 at 12:00 pm - Speaker TBD
September 21 - Castro Valley Restaurant Walk (6:00-8:00 pm)
Watch for details.
September 28 - No Lunch Meeting
September 28 - Club BBQ (5:00-8:00 pm)
Members and Invited Guests - Watch for details
Russell Hampton
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Rotary Club of Castro Valley
P.O. Box 2107 
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Founded 1953
Dwight Perry, President