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
Club Assembly Discussion:
Castro Valley Rotary Community Foundation -
Jim Phillips
Member Jim Phillips outlined a potential new initiative for the Club, establing the Castro Valley Rotary Community Foundation, which would support various projects in the community. Several excellent foundations currently provide scholarships for graduating students and support the arts, education, and sports; however, no organization in Castro Valley focuses on the larger community. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that Castro Valley is not a city and lacks a Public Works Department. The new foundation would help to fill that gap. The Castro Valley Rotary Community Foundation would be separate 501(c)3
organization with its own Governing Board. Club members demonstrated considerable enthusiasm for the concept. 
Please click here to watch Jim's presentation and the Club's discussion of the proposal.  Jim will be scheduled for a future report to the Club with specific plans for the new foundation.  In the meantime, please review the proposal and share with Jim Phillips and Gary Howard any concerns or questions that you may have.
Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) 
Kathy Brady
Kathy Brady described the work and services of Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP). The program provides free counselors to help seniors with their choices concerning Medicare. Click here to watch the Kathy's presentation.  She will return in the fall to brief Club members further on Medicare options.
  • Dan Willits provided a pleasant surprise regarding the culture of the Club.  Click here to watch.
  • Mark Poniatowski shared the work of the Racial Discrimination Forum (We want to be part of the solution to Racial Discrimination rather than part of the problem:  Silence is not an option.)  and invited members to join the next meeting.  President Gary Howard described how the Club has shared the work of the Forum with both District 5170 and Area 4 in an effort to expand the work.  Click here to watch the report.
  • 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
March 9 - Lunch Meeting at 12:00 p.m.
Speaker:  Jeff Teresi
Topic:  Preparing for your next breakthrough

After graduating from the Carlson School of Management, Jeff went on to become a Hall-of-Fame Business Achiever. Jeff is most content creating creative content. One of his greatest motivators is motivating others. When he’s not passionately presenting, Jeff enjoys playing Frisbee with his dog, receiving face-licks from his fur ball of a bunny, and traveling the world with his wonderful wife. As an experienced and esteemed speaker, Jeff aims to deliver education, inspiration and entertainment to your sales force. Jeff's events are sure to be a fun and memorable experience, packed with actionable content designed to increase sales, focus, and engagement.

Russell Hampton
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Rotary Club of Castro Valley
P.O. Box 2107 
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Founded 1953
Gary Howard, President