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
Adolescent Sleep Health:  What Schools, Parents, Teachers, and Students Can Do
Rafael Pelayo, M.D. - Stanford University
The Club was treated to a truly outstanding presentation on a critical public health issue, Adolescent Sleep Health, by Raul Pelayo, MD at Stanford University.  Dr. Pelayo has been actively involved in sleep research for many years, especially research on the impact of sleep or rather the lack of sleep on students.  His research was critical in the passage of SB 328 that establishes later starting times for schools across California.  Start by watching this short video on Sleep and the Immune System and then click on the link below for more information about this public health issue. 
Member Spotlight:  Monica Lee
As part of the Club's ongoing program to spotlight new members, Monica Lee shared her background and passions (i.e., family, traveling, cooking and knitting).  Monica is an attorney and Castro Valley resident who has served on the CVUSD School Board.   Watch her outstanding presentation here and view her slides here.
Rotarian of the Month:  Ceta Dochterman
At the December 1st lunch meeting, President Gary Howard honored Ceta Dochterman as the Rotarian of the Month for December.  As Ceta noted, “I didn’t join Rotary to say ‘no’ to helping."  That statement clearly defines who Ceta is and what she does.  Service is truly in Ceta’s DNA. Her brother, Cliff Dochterman served as President of Rotary International in      1992-1993.
Photo - Ceta with one of her rescue dogs "looking for a home."  Photo by Jim Negri
New Member:  Kimberley Alexander
At the December 8th meeting, the Club welcomed Kimberley Alexander as its newest member.  She was sponsored by Aaron Lewis and presented to the Club by Membership Chair Carol Bigelow. Kimberley is transferring from the Rotary Club of San Leandro.  Kimberley works for Keller Williams Realty in Castro Valley and lives in San Leandro.  The Club lmembers look forward to meeting and personally greeting Kimberley when in-person meetings resume.
  • Cliff Sherwood announced that the Club's 2nd Virtual Beer Tasting will occur on January 19 at 6:00 p.m.  This event is a Members Only event.  Look for an email from Cliff.  January 12 is the deadine to register.  This event will take the place of the Lunch Meeting on January 19.
  • Speech Contest Chair Bernie Kempen announced that the Richard D. King Speech Contest will take place virtually this year.  Students will record their speeches on Zoom for judging by Rotarians.  The top seven speeches will be shown at the Club meeting on February 23.  Bernie is seeking volunteers to serve as judges.  Please contact him.
  • Todd Anglin reported that the delievery of iPads to the nursing homes in Castro Valley will be completed shortly.  The iPads are being used for a variety of purposes and have been a great benefit to the residents.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed, especially Sutter Health.
  • Nominating Committee Chair Cliff Sherwood reported that the Nomiinating Committee (i.e., all Past Presidents) has been meeting and will bring a nominations for 2021-2022 President-Elect forward shortly.
  • Members are requested to register for lunch meetings by responding to the email invitation or using the link under Upcoming Events.
  • The new Zoom link to access all lunch meeting is
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 at 6:00 p.m.
This event is a Members Only event.  Members will be emailed the details for registering and participating in the event.  Please contact Cliff Sherwood with questions.
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
Speaker:  Orrin Mahoney
Topic:  Polio Plus
February 9 - Lunch Meeting at 12:00 p.m. 
Speaker:  Rod Diridon, Sr.
Topic:  Rotary and Climate Change 
February 23 - Lunch Meeting at 12:00 p.m.
Topic:  Richard D. King Student Speech Contest (2020 winners pictured)
Russell Hampton
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Rotary Club of Castro Valley
P.O. Box 2107 
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Founded 1953
Gary Howard, President