What's New in San Ramon? Mayor Bill Clarkson-  Bill Clarkson is completing his second term as Mayor of San Ramon. He is termed out of office in December 2020 and does not plan to run for another office after serving on the San Ramon Valley Unified School District School Board and the San Ramon City Council.
He started his presentation by commenting on his connection with Castro Valley.  Bill grew up in Okaland and San Lenadro, and his grandparents lived in Castro Valley.  He shared that as a 12-year old, he used to take the bus from Oakland to Golden Tee Golfland on Castro Valley Blvd. 
Before sharing what's new in San Ramon, Mayor Clarkson stated that he was mystified why Castro Valley was not a city.  Click here to watch the video presentation.
Member Moment:  Captain Lance Brede
East Bay Regional Park District Police Department
As part of the Club's ongoing effort to better know the members, Lance Brede shared his background from Hayward native who attended Castro Valley High School as a freshman through his present position as a Captain with the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) Police Department.  In the short time that Lance has been in the Club, he has contributed greatly.
Watch his presentation here.
  • The Racial Discrimination Forum meets on September 17 at 6:00-7:30 pm.  For additional information, please contact Mark Poniatowski or Roland Williams.  If you are not receiving meeting minutes and would like a copy, please contact Jim Phillips.                                                                           
  • Dan Willits announced that September 15 is the deadline for the First Round of thre 2020-2021 Grants.  Information and application forms are posted on the Club's website.                                                                        
  • The Castro Valley/Eden Area Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring Candidate Forums for H.A.R.D. and Eden Township Healthcare District on September 23 at 7:00-9:00 pm and BART District 5 Director on September 24 at 7:00-8:00 pm.  Details on the Chamber website.                                   
  • Virtual Cheese Tasting on September 29 at 6:00-7:30 pm.  Check your email for details.  This tasting is a members and their guests only event.  Contact Aaron Lewis for more information.
  • Gary Bosley noted that the Alameda County Planning Commission was meeting to discuss the Castro Valley General Plan including zoning issues.  More information here.
  • Michaela Thompson with the assistance of Angie Warren are working on a house decorating contest for Halloween.  Watch for details or contact Micahela.
  • John McPartland will serve as moderator for the Firewise presentation on February 10.  Video has been emailed to members and is posted on ClubRunner.
  • Members are requested to register for lunch meeting on ClubRunner under Upcoming Events.
  • The Zoom link to access the the lunch meeting is always: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/240179056 
September 15 - Special Board Meeting via Zoom at 11:00 am
September 15 - Lunch Meeting via Zoom
  • Speaker:  District 5170 Governor's Gregg  Visit at Lunch
  • Special Board meeting prior to lunch.  Watch for details.
  • Click here for details about District 5170.
September 22 - Lunch Meeting via Zoom at 12:00 pm
  • Speaker - Erica Walker, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Boston University
  • Topic:  Noise Pollution
September 29 - No Lunch Meeting
September 29 - Virtual Cheese Tasting (Members Only)
  • Aaron Lewis is coordinating the Club event.  Please contact him with questions.
  • Check email for details and registration.  Registration deadline is September 22.  Once you register, you will be sent details to access the event.
Russell Hampton
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