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Welcome to Our Club!
Orinda

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Only Virtual Meetings being held at this time
Orinda Community Center
Orinda, CA 94563
United States of America
Use the Contact link on the menu above for information about joining our weekly Zoom meetings.
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Latest News
TACO TUESDAY, BUT BETTER!
 
CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO (ONE DAY EARLY)
WITH ROTARY'S FUNDRAISER TAKE-OUT DINNER
 
FROM BAJA CALI TAQUERIA IN ORINDA
Choice of 3 entrees: steak burrito; shrimp quesadila; veggie enchilada
with sides and dessert
Complimentary beer with orders for 2 or more!
 
$33 per person - $15 of each order goes to support the
Food Bank of Contra Costa/Solano Counties, Meals on Wheels. Student Scholarships and other Community Projects
 
Pick-up Tuesday, May 4, 4:30 to 6:00 PM
 
Order now through May 2 using this link:
 
For more information, contact:
 
or call (925) 360-1761
 
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING ORINDA ROTARY'S MANY COMMUNITY SERVICES AND PROJECTS!!
 
Long-time and much-loved Orinda Rotarian Dick Burkhalter passed away peacefully earlier this month after a courageous battle with cancer.  Before he passed, club members were able to include him in a special tribute meeting to honor his service and to share memories about his many contributions to Rotary and to Orinda.  Club President, Ken Jew, surprised Dick by naming him "Orinda Rotarian of the Decade" and by announcing that henceforth, the annual Rotarian of the Year award will be named in Dick's honor.  Following his passing, the Orinda Theatre marquee was dedicated to his memory.  Dick was the quintessential Rotarian and embodied Rotary's motto, "Service Above Self."  He will be greatly missed...
Under the leadership of Club President Ken Jew, Orinda Rotary launched a year-long service campaign to help out at the Contra Costa/Solano County Food Bank to assist families in need. 
 
These volunteer sessions have been scheduled each month.  Our next outing to the Food Bank will be Friday, May 14. Participants carpool and often share a socially-distanced outdoor lunch prior to their work at the warehouse. Please  Contact Peter Liu if you are interested participating. 
Join us to enjoy online, "virtual" meetings that include scheduled speakers! Social gathering starts at 12:15 PM and the meetings begin promptly at 12:30 PM.
 
We use the online teleconferencing service "Zoom". Each week, members receive an e-mail from Club Secretary, Horst Rademacher, with instructions on how to join the upcoming meeting, including the requisite meeting ID and password. Members can join video conferencing from their computer or via phone.
 
Upcoming speakers include: Wednesday, April 21: Susan Grossman, Rotary Peace Fellowship Chair for District 5160, will tell the club about this program; Wednesday, April 28: Miramonte Principal Julie Parks will give an update on how our local high school, teachers and students are coping with the pandemic and what they have learned about distance learning; Wednesday, May 4: Moraga-Orinda Fire District Chief Dave Winnacker talks about wildfire prevention and preparation; Wednesday, May 12: Orinda Police Chief Dave Cook will discuss public safety during the pandemic and how the BLM movement is creating changes in policing; Wednesday, May 19: Duncan Seibert, Director of Lamorinda's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will introduce the group and talk about emergency/disaster planning;  Wednesday, May 26: Lamorinda Amateur Radio Club President Mary Solon discusses the Club's network and ways they support first responders.
 
OTHER KEY DATES AND EVENTS: Now through May 2: Celebrate Cinco De Mayo and contribute to Rotary with a take-out dinner from Baja Cali Taqueria in Orinda. Pick-up your order on May 4 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM (see details above); Friday May 14 is our club's next monthly service effort at the Contra Costa/Solano County Food Bank (see above).
 
Orinda Rotary's Yenjean Hwang spearheaded our club's successful effort to obtain a Rotary Global Grant in support of the IVV Eye Clinic in Zimba, Zambia.  The clinic has made a substantive, postive changes in the lives of the locals and this video details some of their stories....
 
Club Events
Speakers
Julie Parks, Miramonte High School Principal
Apr 28, 2021
Coping with the Pandemic: Lessons Learned from Distance Learning
MOFD District Fire Chief Dan Winnaker
May 05, 2021
Preventing and Preparing for Wildfires
Orinda Police Chief David Cook
May 12, 2021
Public Safety During The Pandemic and BLM Movement
Duncan Seibert, Program Director Lamorinda CERT
May 19, 2021
CERT's Role in Emergency-Disaster Preparedness
Mary Solon, President Lamorinda Amateur Radio Club
May 26, 2021
Supporting First Responders Via Radio Network