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Mark your calendars! Orinda Rotary's Annual Crab and Pasta Feed is coming March 5, 2024.  This fabulous take-out dinner from Casa Orinda includes fresh-off-the-boat cleaned and cooked crab, pasta Alfredo, fresh vegetables, sourdough bread with garlic butter, and dessert!  Customers ordering 2 or more dinners will receive complimentary craft beer to accompany their meal (must be 21 years or older to pick up). Cost is $70 per person, with $20 of each order supporting Rotary's charitable programs, including the Contra Costa/Solano Food Bank, Meals on Wheels and other important community efforts.  Order here by Sunday March 3! 
 
Order pick-ups will be scheduled from 4:00 to 6:30 PM on Tuesday, March 5.  Questions? Contact us at: orindarotaryfundraiser@gmail.com or call (925) 360-1761.
 
 
Join us on Wednesday, March 13, for Orinda Rotary's annual "State of the City" luncheon! Orinda Mayor, Darlene Gee, will update us on important projects and initiatives facing the community.  Cost is $25 per person for the cost of lunch and payable at the door. Doors open at Noon at the Founder's Auditorium, Orinda Community Center. Click on the image below register for the event.
Orinda Rotary once again arranged for a special Valentine's Day treat for residents of Orinda Senior Village. Thanks to Rotary Volunteers Rodney Lal, Yas Sudra and the Miramonte Interact Club, seniors received 150 gift packages, along with cards and flowers to help them feel the love on this special holiday.  At our weekly Club luncheon on Wednesday, February 14, we also hosted several Senior Village residents for a lovely complimentary luncheon and musical entertainment, featuring jazz guitarist David Weston and percussionist Cynthia Wilson.  Chocolate valentine hearts for all attendees were also featured!  
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, February 16, from 1-3 PM. Participants carpool and often share lunch prior to their work at the warehouse. Please contact Clay Deanhardt if you are interested participating. 
Orinda Rotary offers 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.  Click here to let our caterer, Leslie, know if you plan to attend in person and have lunch (cost is $25 per person)! 
 
We also use the online teleconferencing service "Zoom" for those who prefer to attend virtually. Each week, members receive an e-mail from Club President, Clay Deanhardt 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, events and programs: 
  • Wednesday, February 28: Veronica Sibley from Senior Alternatives provides insight into understanding dementia;
  • Tuesday, March 5: Annual Crab and Pasta Feed (see details above);
  • Wednesday, March 6: Darin Hughes Assistant Planner for Business Development for the city of Orinda to share the current state of business development in Orinda;
  • Wednesday, March 6: Club Board Meeting immediately following regular weekly meeting;
  • Wednesday, March 13: Annual State of the City Luncheon featuring Orinda Mayor Darlene Gee (see story above);
  • Friday, March 15: Monthly Volunteer Outing to Contra Costa Food Bank (see details above);
  • Wednesday, March 20: Club Assembly to Celebrate Orinda Rotary's 75th Anniversary;
  • Wednesday, March 27: Our own Tony DeMartile on the Ecology of Thrift.​​​​​​​
If you have questions, please contact President Clay or more information.
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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
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Club Events
Speakers
Darin Hughes, City of Orinda
Mar 06, 2024
Current State of Business Development for the City of Orinda
Orinda Mayor Darlene Gee
Mar 13, 2024
State of the City
Club Assembly
Mar 20, 2024
Orinda Rotary's 75th Anniversary
Tony DeMartile
Mar 27, 2024
Ecology of Thrift
Our Dancing With the Cars Sponsors