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
Organizations and Communities
David Joseph-Goteiner, UC Berkeley
David Joseph-Goteiner is a 4th year PhD student in sociology at UC Berkeley. He has a BA from Yale and an MS from the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences in Paris. He studies the dynamics of contemporary communities.  His presentation addressed several areas:
  • What is sociology and what does it do?
  • What do organizations do and how do they show value? 
  • Is their membership inclusive or exclusive or both?
  • What do the members value and how do we measure success for the organization (is it just membership?).
Redwood Canyon by Wedgewood Weddings
Meagan Rounke, GM Wedgewood Weddings
Megan Rounke, the General Manager of Redwood Canyon by Wedgewood Weddings, described the wedding and other event services that Wedgewood provides at Redwood Canyon. Since taking over the catering and events management at Redwood Canyon, Wedgewood has made many improvements to the facilities to enhance the wedding and events experience.  They can support both indoor or outdoor weddings and now have a wedding suite to facilitate preparations for the wedding party. During the pandemic, Wedgewood opened the Courtyard for events, which can seat 300 people.  Also, there is a new evening musical event on the 3rd Thursday of every month.  More information regarding Wedgewood at Redwood Canyon is available here
Announcements (Click here to watch the announcements.)
Virtual advertising
President Dwight asked members if there was interest in running virtual ads on the screen during meetings.  There was interest in the idea, so the Club will try it out.  Please contact President Dwight for more information.
President-Elect and Rodeo Parade Chair Lytrel Carter announced the next planning meeting of the Parade & Chili Cook-off Committees will be April 5th at 5:30-6:30 pm at Direct Floor Sales.
Car show
Dave Sadoff announced the next meeting of the Car Show Committee will be March 31 at 5:30 at Dolphin Graphics. Please contact Dave for more information (e.g., volunteers, registration, sponsorship) regarding the Car Show.
Past President Gary Howard announced the first meeting of the Demotion Committee (i.e., all Past Presidents except Dwight) via Zoom.  If you are a Past President and need information, please contact Dwight.
Castro Valley Sports Foundation (CVSF)
President Dwight announcement the CVSF Hall of Fame Dinner on April 10.
Earth Day Clean-up
President Dwight announced that CVSan will sponsor a clean-up day on April 22.
District 5170 Conference
President Dwight reminded everyone that the District 5170 Conference is in our backyard this year (Blackhawk Museum and San Ramon Marriott Hotel) on April 22-24.  Details and registrations are available here.
Scholarship Committee
Dan Willits announced that the Committee has selected four Castro Valley High School seniors as recipients for the Club’s scholarship.  These scholarships will be awarded on Senior Awards Night.
Dan Willits also announced that the Grants Committee had selected two recipients for grants for this grant cycle.  The recipients will be announced once the Board of Directors approves the grants.
Wheelchair Project
Carol Wikle asked members who donated directly to District 5170 for this project to let her know so the Club can fully recognize all donors for their support.  
Aaron Lewis announced that the Castro Valle Eden Area Chamber of Commerce Mixer at the Dig Deep Farms Hub has finally be scheduled for April 28. Rotary will be selling wine at the event.
Meeting notes provided by Gary Howard.  Photos by Gary Bosley.
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Rotary Club of Castro Valley
P.O. Box 2107 
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Founded 1953
Dwight Perry, President