President-Elect Dr. Heidi Hausauer brought down the gavel at Don Jose’s in Castro Valley, and asked Dan Willets to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.  
THOUGHT(s) FOR THE DAY – Bonnie Best “"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift. That's why we call it the present"” 
SINGING WITH CETA - “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” rang throughout Don Jose’s!
FUN STUFF FROM DR. HEIDI - Today in history:  Patty Hearst kidnaped 1974.  Did you  hear Jack in the Box has a new burger? It's called the Hearst burger. When you open the bun, there's no patty. (Good one, Dr. Heidi!)
Today in history: In 1938, the release of Snow White and the Seven dwarfs.  Jeff Moore named six of the seven dwarfs and won $5! (Great memory, Jeff!)
Today in history: In 1959, the Barbie Doll was invented.  Heidi brought her Dentist Barbie to lunch. (No surprise here . . . but did Dr. Heidi pay for her lunch?)
VISITORS - Candi Clark introduced one of the All-Time Greats: Melanie Blaha, Bride of Jerome!
HELLO SONG - Ben Gurule stepped into the big shoes left by Mr. Tedesco and led us with passion!
GREAT HONOR FOR CASTRO VALLEY ROTARY CLUB - On Friday, at noon, January 31, the Rotary Club of Castro Valley was honored at the Mt. Eden Mansion as the Hayward Area Recreation District Community Organization of the Year!  Quite the honor . . . nice plaque was shared with those present!
REPEAT - REPEAT - FOUNDATION REPORT FROM DWIGHT PERRY - If you have not already contributed to the Rotary Foundation, please do so soon . . . all but 5-6 have contributed . . . sustainer is $100, double sustainer is $200 . . . contribute what you can so we can be 100% participation . . . thanks!
PRESENTATIONS OF GRANTS - One of the things we enjoy most at our Club is giving away money to deserving programs within our community!  Today’s organization(s) recognized: None today
UPDATE YOUR CLUB INFORMATION - SEE SECRETARY JIM NEGRI - Please email him any changes in your personal or contact information to "Jim Negri" <>, as soon as they occur . . . thanks
CLUB ATTENDANCE - Be sure to let our Club Secretary Jim Negri whenever you attend any meetings associated with our Club so that they can be properly recorded . . . he is standing by waiting . . .
RICHARD “DICK’ SHORT’S MEMORIAL SERVICE WAS JANUARY 31 - Eulogy available on request - just email
SAL TEDESCO - A very nice obituary was published on 1/31/14. A possible memorial service on March 1 ... Details to follow.
SAN LEANDRO ROTARY CRAB FEED - February 8, 5:30 P.M. at the San Leandro Boys’ Club . . . 
TEXAS HOLD’EM POKER TOURNAMENT - March 22 - Masonic Lodge - 5 PM Dinner and 6 PM Tournament - Al West has started his search for prizes by drafting Randy Vanderbilt again this year!  $200 buy-in . . . sign-ups to follow along with more details . . .  Alan will be having poker lessons at his house by the world famous poker players: Alan West and Dwight Perry! 
PANCAKE PUTT-PUTT - April 5 - Golfland - sponsors and players will be needed . . . Pancake putt putt: Bill nott passed out tickets.  Please sell tickets $15 each or $50 for four.  The putt putt will be on April 5. Please sell hole sponsorships ($100 each or $200 for one on each course).  Please also collect raffle prizes.  Fliers and posters ready next week.  (Heidi to email out sponsor letters.... Computer is dead tonight and it is too late.....)
DISTRICT CONFERENCE, April 11-13, the Dolce Hayes Mansion, San Jose.
CHILI COOK-OFF - May 9 - Rowell Ranch Rodeo Grounds - Prizes are $500, $200 and $100.  We will need a new chair for next year since kern will be President-Elect.
ROWELL RANCH RODEO PARADE - May 10 - Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade - Theme “Castro Valley Rocks!”  Co-Chair TL Baily confirmed that we WILL have the Wells Fargo Stagecoach this year!  Next committee meeting is Tuesday, February 11, 5:45 P.M. at Don Jose’s 

If you really want to know, you have GOT to go to CV Rotarian Ken O’Donnell’s website: . . . Visit for any excuse but visit it . . . the video opening is worth the trip to . . .  
Please also visit often as Robert Sousa of the CV Forum posts some great video footage of Castro Valley events!                
$60    Mathilde Apelt Schmidt - 60th Wedding Anniversary - Congratulations to Mathilde and Leo!
$18    Dwight Perry paid for Melanie coming to lunch with her husband!
PROGRAM -    CVUSD Superintendent and CV Rotary Secretary introduced today’s speaker: Jo A. S. Loss, Executive Director of The Volunteer Center of the East Bay.  The Volunteer Center is the place where volunteers and nonprofit organizations connect in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. It's fun. It's free. And a small contribution of your time can make a big difference - See more at:   Volunteers are the lifeblood of many nonprofit and public agencies  and enable agencies to deliver on their missions. Yet, learning how to recruit, manage and motivate people is difficult to pick up on one’s own. Join us at our training for nonprofit volunteer managers. We can help you gain the skills and resources you need to build and maintain volunteer support. We offer trainings in Oakland,  and Walnut Creek .  Registration and advance payment are required for every session. Please call Jo Loss at (925) 472-5760 or contact us by email if you have questions.
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LOOKING FOR THE WHITE MARBLE - With $28 and 19 marbles, Dan Willets reached into the sack and won . . . $5! And then donated it right back to CV Rotary!  Good man, Dan!
UPCOMING PROGRAMS as of this printing . . . 
Next week (Febraury 11) will be our Club Speech Contest, and February 18 will be United States Congressman Eric Swalwell . . . programs for future meetings will be listed on the Castro Valley Rotary Website a