Rotary Club of Orinda

Welcome to Our Club!

Welcome to Our Club!

Orinda

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Orinda Community Center
28 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
United States of America
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 ORINDA ROTARY’S ANNUAL CRAB & PASTA FEED 

February 10, 2021 

A 20+ year tradition for the Rotary Club of Orinda has been the annual Crab Feed at the Masonic Hall. We want to continue this event while adapting to pandemic times. We offer this year’s Crab Feed to support our local businesses and to bring some normalcy back to our club. Please join us in celebrating this new year with fresh crab and ask your family and friends to participate
 
Each meal includes 3 lbs. freshly cracked crab, cleaned and cooked; hot penne pasta with vodka marinara sauce, Caesar salad, sourdough bread and a dessert. Each order of 2 or more includes craft beer (must be 21+ years of age to pick up). The cost per meal is $45.00 ($40 for food + $5 donation). Your donation will go toward our hunger relief projects, including the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano, Meals on Wheels and White Pony Express. No refunds can be given. 
 
Dinner is provided by Orinda Rotary and La Piazza and can be picked up at the time you select.
Place your order NOW online here.
 
** Last day to place orders is February 2 **
 
For information, including delivery to club members who can’t drive, please contact orindarotaryfundraiser@gmail.com or 925-360-1761

 

Orinda Rotary's "Light Up A Village" project, initiated in 2017 under the guidance of club member, Rob Parker, brought solar lighting to the remote island village of La Vallee, Haiti.  So successful was this project in providing much-needed electrical service, Haitian President Jovenal recently expanded the project to other villages on the island of La Tortue.
“Light Up A Village” changed lives for the better in La Vallee, a village of 400 people, which has no roads, cars or electrical grid. Orinda Rotary’s solar-powered street lights have provided pathways the villagers can walk safely at night, a night market that has sprung up for villagers to sell and barter home-made goods, and lighted spaces where students gather to study and where small children play. Each evening, men from the village play dominos under the lights, village women hold a twice-weekly prayer group, and fishermen use the lights as navigational beacons after sundown and when storms arise.
 
“Light Up A Village” won Rotary District 5160’s award in 2017 for “Best International Service Project” among 70 Rotary clubs in Northern California. The project was planned and funded by the Rotary Club of Orinda, under the guidance of Orinda Rotarian Robert Parker. It was carried out as joint project between the Rotary Club of Orinda and the East Bay’s Gift of Nature Foundation. 
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/events include:  Wednesday, 20 Jan: Our own John Donnelly will give us an overview of the various vaccines developed and administered against Covid-19. How do they work? What are the differences? And most importantly: When can we expect to be vaccinated?; Club Board Meeting immediately follows John's presentation. If interested in attending, contact Horst for Zoom linkWednesday, 27 Jan: John Martin, the co-owner of Drake’s Brewing will talk about his brewery and how it has fared during the pandemic.
 
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Speakers
John Martin, Drake's Brewing Company
Jan 27, 2021
Running a Brewery and Keeping Your Head During a Pandemic