Welcome to Our Club!
Welcome to Our Club!
Orinda

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Hybrid In-Person and Virtual Meetings available
In Person at the Founders' Auditorium
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
Orinda Rotary sponsors the annual Opera-in-the-Park on Thursday, June 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Orinda's Community Park.  This free public concert features the talented performers of Festival Opera and features selections of opera's best known arias and Broadway hits. Bring the family, a blanket, a picnic and enjoy an evening of wonderful music!
Orinda Rotary's commitment to help out at the  Contra Costa/Solano County Food Bank continues to assist families in need! WE NEED YOU THERE! Food Bank distributions and need jumped tremendously because of the pandemic, and there is no sign it is slowing down.
 
Volunteer sessions are scheduled each month.  Our next outing to the Food Bank is Friday, June 17 from 1-3 PM. Participants carpool and often share lunch prior to their work at the warehouse. Please Contact Peter Liu if you are interested participating. 
Orinda Rotary is once again offering in-person meetings that include scheduled speakers! Our in-person meetings are held in the Founder's Auditorium at the Orinda Community Center and (for the time being) will include a simple "box lunch" (sandwiches and soft drinks).  You must be fully vaccinated (two vaccinations and a booster) in order to attend in-person. Because of the increase in COVID cases, masks are encouraged when not actively eating/drinking.  We trust that you will follow the Rotary 4-Way Test and adhere to our policy. Social gathering starts at noon and the meetings begin promptly at 12:30 PM.  
 
We also use the online teleconferencing service "Zoom" for those who prefer to attend virtually. Each week, members receive an e-mail from President Clay, 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. Non-members interested in participating in our meeting(s) may contact President Clay to request the Zoom link.
 
Upcoming speakers include: Wednesday, June 15: OUSD Superintendent Aida Glimme presents the District's new Mission Statement and Strategic Plan; Wednesay, June 22: Jane Park, Ed.D., Co-Executive Director , Refugee and Immigrant Transitions (RIT); Wednesday, June 29: Goodbye Clay! A roundup of our 2021-2022 Rotary Year; Wednesday, July 4: Orinda 4th of July Parade; Wednesday July 6: No Meeting; Wednesday, July 14: Welcome, President Rodney Lal! Induction of new Club President Rodney!
 
Additional Upcoming Events and Programs:  Thursday, June 16th: Orinda Rotary's Annual Opera-in-the-Park resumes! (see story above for details);, Friday, June 17: Monthly volunteering at the Contra Costa/Solano Food Bank from 1-3 PM (see story above for details);  Monday, July 4: Club members gather to march in Orinda's 4th of July Parade; Friday, September 9: Dancing with the Cars fundraiser! Mark your calendars for the revival of this fun community-wide event!
 
If you have questions, please contact President Clay for more information.
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
Club President Rodney Lal
Jul 13, 2022
Goals and Objectives for My Rotary Year