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
The Trials and Tribulations of Moving Out of a Home after 35 Years - Bill Nott
Castro Valley Rotarian Bill Nott (read bio here) is a retired engineer who worked on the solar panels on the International Space Station.  In retirement, he worked on various STEM projects for students and is deeply involved in robotics for students. Bill recently moved from his house of 35 years in Castro Valley to a new home in Rossmoor.  His presentation focused on the trials and tribulations of moving and shared many useful tips and insights.
Bill started by saying that such a move involved a lot of insanity. He mentioned the term “expert” and said that it means knowing enough to be scared. Based on his recent experience, Bill claims that he is now an expert on moving.  (Be sure to click on the links below to watch and read more about Bill's presentation.)
They began thinking about moving in December 2020. They started looking seriously in January and found a good home in Rossmoor quite quickly, and then they had to begin to time all of the events of moving. They had to move by April. It seemed like plenty of time, but there is a lot to do. The first consideration was the tax rules, which are complicated and ambiguous. But he was able to figure out a reasonable path.
In conclusion, Bill made several recommendations for those considering a move.
  • First, plan ahead and get an early start. You can even begin now by moving all of your home expenses into a spread sheet and giving away some of the clutter that inevitably accumulates over the years.
  • Second, you can do it yourself, but consider using professional help to move. They did and it was a good experience. They even used a company to unpack their boxes, and the company even took away all of the boxes and packing material.
  • Finally, remember that moving takes a lot of time.
Click here to watch the presentation and here to read more about the presentation,
Click here to watch the Announcements.
Rotarian of the Month
President Dwight Perry named Elizabeth Crocker as Rotarian of the Month for May. Elizabeth is one of the Club's newer members who earned her Blue Badge in near record time.  Congratulations, Elizabeth, for your Service Above Self.
14th Annual Castro Valley Car Show - June 18, 2022
Car Show Chair Dave Sadoff announced that there are more than 370 cars registered for the show with more calling every day to register.  As will all major Club events, all members need to volunteer to ensure the success of the event.
Click here to volunteer.  Local realtor Janelle Anguiano is recruiting other realtors to help at the Car Show.  After lunch, members stuffed the goodie bags for the Car Show participants.  
Castro Valley Unified School District
CVUSD Superintendent and Castro Valley Rotarian Parvin Ahmadi noted that the schools in Castro Valley are out for the summer. She thanked the Rotary Club for its generous support of the schools and students throughout the year, especially for the four (4) Rotary scholarships presented to students at the recent Senior Awards Night at Castro Valley High School.  Click here to read about the students who received the scholarships.  They are amazing and talented.  The Rotary Club of Castro Valley is pleased to support their college education.
Presidential Demotion - June 28, 2022
Past President and Demotion Chair Gary Howard announced that the Demotion of President Dwight Perry is scheduled for June 28 (no lunch meeting on that day) at the Rowell Ranch Rodeo Park at 5:00 - 8:00 pm.  Members should have received an invitation and can reserve their spot by contacting Treasurer Carol Wikle.  Everyone is invited to this fun and entertaining event. 
Castro Valley Eden Area Chamber Mixer - June 22, 2022
Aaron Lewis announced that the next Chamber Mixer is June 22 at 5:30-7:30 pm at Oculto on the Mezzanine at the Castro Valley Marketplace. If you donate a door prize, you will be provided time to briefly speak about your business.  Please see Aaron for more details.
Happy birthday to Lytrel Carter, Dan Willits, and Bill Nott.
Watch the video on the announcements and presentations here.
Meeting notes by Gary Howard. Photos by Gary Bosley & Jim Negri.
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Rotary Club of Castro Valley
P.O. Box 2107 
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Founded 1953
Dwight Perry, President