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
Making Local News Work for You
Michael Singer, Managing Editor
Castro Valley Forum
Michael Singer, Managing Editor of the Castro Valley Forum, stepped in for Associate Publisher Howard Morrison who was unable to attend, to provide an update on the operation of the Castro Valley Forum.  Michael assured everyone that the Forum is alive and well with a weekly circulation is 20,000.  Combined with its sister publication, the San Leandro Times, the total circulation is 61,000, which reaches more Castro Valley residents than SF Chronicle or the East Bay Times.
Fred Zehnder, the paper's founder who was tragically killed in a car accident a year ago, instilled in the paper a strong sense of community and integrity.  The paper publishes each week either a 12- or 16-page issue.  The 16-page issue allows for a 4-page pull-out section like the recent issue that featured the Rowell Ranch Rodeo (see photo bottom right).
The paper focuses on local news, letters to the editor, commitment blog, sports, the Sheriff's report, and pets, but Michael encouraged members to contact the Forum with stories or submit stories.  The online version of the paper is available at the newly upgraded website,
President Dwight Perry and various members sincerely thanked Michael for the Forum's support of community news and events like the recent Rodeo Parade.
Click on the following links to see the video of Michael's presentation and his slide presentation.
The Global Supply Chain Disruptions and Challenges - Scott Weiss
Gary Bosley introduced Scott Weiss, Vice President of Sales for Performance Team, a division of MAERSK. 
The global supply chain involves many different, interconnected nodes (see graphic below) that need to work together and when one fails, it sets in motion a domino effect that disrupts the other nodes in the system. Americans buy a great deal of goods from Asia, most which are shipped in containers to the US. 
Current world conditions are negatively impacting and interfering with shipping and causing costs to rise.  One critical condition is that Shanghai has been locked down due to Covid and 6% of all the world’s shipping starts there. Other conditions impacting the global supply chain include lower interest rates; leisure activities curtailed by Covid; consumers with extra money leading to record levels of consumer spending; inventories are high and warehouses are full; labor cost are at record levels; increased oil prices; and the war in Ukraine. 
See Scott's slides here and watch the video presentation here (Due to technical issues, only the audio of the presentation is available.)
Paul Harris Fellow - Darby Falkenstein
President Dwight once again commented on the great success of the Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade and thanked Randy Vanderbilt, Dan Willits, Cliff Sherwood, Bruce Johnson, Lytrel Carter and the many others who worked on the Parade.  President Dwight reserved special thanks for retired Alameda County Sheriff Deputy Darby Falkenstein for special for all his last-minute work to ensure the safety of the Parade participants and attendees by coordinating the efforts of many organizations.  After asking Darby to say a few words about the Parade, President Dwight surprised Darby with a Paul Harris Fellow for his service to the Parade.
Happy Birthday
The Club wished Michael Yin, who was attending virtually, a happy birthday and led by Margie Ramos, sang Happy Birthday.
CV Community Band.
President Dwight announced that the Castro Valley Community Band will offer a a free concert at the Center for the Arts on June 1 at7:30 pm. 
2022 FESCO Shuffle
Rotarian Kyle Garcia, Director of Development at La Familia, announced that La Familia is partnering with FESCO on 2022 FESCO Shuffle, a major fundraiser, on June 11 at Moreau Catholic High School.  Click here for details on how to participate and donate.
14th Annual Castro Valley Car Show
On behalf of Car Show Chair Dave Sadoff, Cliff Sherwood announced that the Show is scheduled for June 18 (9:00 am - 6:00 pm) and already has over 300 entries and should hit 400 without a problem.  For the first time, the Rotary Club of Castro Valley is hosting an in-person version of the Show.  Volunteers are needed.  All Club members have received an email with the list of volunteer positions and times needed.  Please volunteer asap to help with selling beer, merchandise, and water as well as staffing the Rotary information booth.
Presidential Demotion.
Past President and Demotion Chair Gary Howard announced the Demotion of President Dwight Peery on June 28 at 5:00 pm at the Rowell Ranch.  An email invitation was sent to all members this past week.  Please make your reservations asap. The Demotion is always a very fun evening of fun and recognition. 
Watch the video on the announcements and presentations here.
Meeting notes by Gary Howard.  Photos by Jim Negri
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Rotary Club of Castro Valley
P.O. Box 2107 
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Founded 1953
Dwight Perry, President