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Our annual outing to San Pablo Reservoir with the kids from the Oakland Boy's and Girl's Club is set for Oct. 15, 2022! A fun day of fishing, boating and barbecuing is planned. Orinda Rotary has sponsored this event for many years in memory of long-time member, Tom Fitch.  Attendees enjoy a memorable day outdoors with our Rotarians and volunteers. If you would like to help out, please contact President Rodney.

Thank you to everyone who attended Dancing with the Cars: A Night in Havana on Friday, September 9.  The party was a fabulous affair -- with cool cocktails, fantastic Cuban-inspired tapas and food, music that had everyone on their feet, and silent and live auctions offering a plethora of parties, getaways, dining out opportunities, beautiful baskets--with all proceeds benefitting local, regional and international projects.  Your support makes a difference!
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, September 23rd 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 include no-host hot lunches. 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 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. Non-members interested in participating in our meeting(s) may contact Club Secretary, Horst Rademacher, to request the Zoom link.
Upcoming speakers include: Wednesday, September 21: Steve Lack, Vocational Chair for Rotary District 5160 discusses the importance Vocational Service plays in Rotary's mission of "Service Above Self;" Wednesday, September 28: Dan Gannett, Park Place Wealth Advisors provides strategies for investing during inflationary times; Wednesday, October 5: Dr. Yenjean Hwang gives an update on the Rotary-funded Zambia Eye Clinic; Wednesday, October 12: Fred Frazier, Director, Oakland Boys and Girls Club describes the programs offered to support Oakland youth.
Additional Upcoming Events and ProgramsFriday, September 23: Monthly volunteer outing to the Contra Costa Food Bank; Tuesday, September 27: Taco Tuesday with President Rodney-evening social gathering for Club members and spouses at Rodney and Ursula's; Wednesday, October 28-30: Rotary District 5160 Annual Conference, Monterey.
If you have questions, please contact President Rodney 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....
Welcome to Our Club!
Welcome to Our Club!

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.
Club Events
Our Dancing With the Cars Sponsors
Yenjean Hwang
Oct 05, 2022
Update on Zambia Eye Clinic
Fred Frazier, Director
Oct 12, 2022
Oakland Boys and Girls Club