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
Post-Polio Health
Elizabeth Crocker, RN MHA MSc
Castro Valley Rotarian Elizabeth Crocker share her personal experience as a child with polio and its impact on family and friends.  In her presentation, Elizabeth began by explaining the Three Stains of Poliomyelitis and Proportion Case and then traced the history of the Salk and Sabin vaccines before focusing on the late effects of polio on survivors as well as family and friends.
Click here to watch this excellent and powerful presentation by a skilled medical professional that put real emotion and personal experience at the heart of the tragedy of polio and on-going efforts to eliminate the disease.
Castro Valley Adult & Career Education
Beth Cutter, Director
Beth Cutter, Director of Castro Valley Adult & Education (CVACE), who described the many different programs serving the community in the following areas:
  • Career Education
  • English Language Learners
  • Adult High School Diploma & GED
  • Parenting
  • Community Interest
  • Adults with Disabilities (STRIDES)
Watch Beth's presentation here.
Polio Plus Campaign
President Dwight reminded members that the vaccine has saved the lives of more than 20 million children.  We are on the road to the elimination of polio.  Don't forget your donation to TRF.
Chili Cook-off & Rodeo Parade (May 13 & May 14)
The next Planning Meeting is April 12 at 5:30 pm.  Volunteers are still needed for both events.  Volunteer signup forms have been emailed to all members.  Family and friends are also invited to volunteer. Chili cookers and Parade entries are still needed as well as sponsorships.  Contract Lytrel Carter (Rodeo Parade) and Randy Vanderbilt (Chili Cook-off) for more information.  President Dwight thanked Craig Semmelmeyer for display at the Castro Valley Marketplace and the Castro Valley Eden Area Chamber of Commerce for promoting these events.
Castro Valley Car Show
President Dwight announced that registration for the Castro Valley Car Show scheduled for June 18th opened on March 15.  There are already 150 entries.
Castro Valley Eden Area Chamber of Commerce Mixer
Aaron Lewis announced that the Club is co-sponsoring the Mixer with the Chamber at Dig Deep Farms on April 20 (5:30-7:30 pm). Rotary will be selling wine at the event. More details here.
Polio Plus
President Dwight reminded everyone that the Polio Plus campaign takes place in April and May. He asked each member to donate $50 or more to the campaign. Make checks payable to TRF (The Rotary Foundation).
Speaker of April 19, 2022
Dr. Jason Reiman, Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services - Castro Valley Unified School District will speak on the Ethnic Studies Program in the District.  Click here to register for the meeting.
Meeting notes provided by Ray Wallace.  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