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 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, August 3: City of Orinda Senior Management Analyst Micki Cronin shares information about how Measure R monies are being spent to improve city infrastructure; Wednesday, August 10: Kay Norman of the Orinda Historical Society will talk about preserving local history; Wednesday, August 17: Scott Christie, City of Orinda Senior Engineer and Project Manager discusses the City's efforts to repair roads and culverts; Wednesday, August 24: Dave Mason, East Bay Regional Park District explains their fuel reduction program as wildfire protection; Wednesday, August 31: Evening Meeting from 6:00 to 7:30 PM will feature Bill Waterman and the history of the Orinda Classic Car Show; Wednesday, September 7: A virtual presentation by Darrel Larson of Sawyer Products that describes Rotary's project to bring clean water to Fiji and around the world; Wednesday, September 14: Mike Maxwell, Pleasant Hill Rotarian, will talk about a new multi-generation campus currently under development.
 
Additional Upcoming Events and ProgramsFriday, August 19: Monthly volunteer outing to Contra Costa Food Bank (see story above); Thursday, August 25: Club "Happy Hour from 4-6 PM at the Fourth Bore, Theatre Square; Wednesday, August 31: Evening Meeting with Bill Waterman; Friday, September 9: Dancing with the Cars fundraiser! Mark your calendars for the revival of this fun community-wide event!; Wednesday, September 14: Board Meeting after regular meeting; Friday, September 16: Monthly volunteer outing to the Contra Costa Food Bank; October 28-30: Rotary District 5160 Annual Conference, Monterey.
 
If you have questions, please contact President Rodney for more information.