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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Latest News
Join our virtual celebration at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, June 3rd to honor Orinda Unified School District's Teachers of the Year!  This annual recognition is sponsored by Orinda Rotary to award outstanding educators for their dedication, creativity and commitment to Orinda's K-8 students and to our community.  Site-specific teachers from each of Orinda's five schools, as well as those who serve multiple sites are nominated and chosen by a panel of educators and district personnel.  A district-wide honoree is also selected.  All school site honorees receive a plaque denoting their achievement and they are awarded a $250 stipend, with the District honoree receiving $500.  
 
During the celebration, each school principal or director will speak about the Teacher of the Year from his/her site, and each Teacher of the Year will have the opportunity to say a few words to Rotarians. Don't miss this opportunity to raise a toast to these outstanding indivduals who are doing their best to keep our students on track during these difficult times!
Mark your calendars! Our 12:30 pm meeting on June 24 will be a virtual celebration of President Dan's year as our Club President.  Dan has led our group with great skill through some challenging times and we accomplished much in spite of the obstacles!  Join us to raise a virtual toast to our fearless leader!
The "Shelter-in-Place" order issued by six Bay Area counties now makes it impossible for us to meet in person, but for the past few weeks we have been enjoying online, "virtual" meetings that include scheduled speakers!  Attendance has been good and we plan to continue this format until we are able to meet in person once again.
 
In order to accomplish this, 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: May 20: Ohio Pathways Rotary Member Joe Berninger on their Guatamala Literacy Project; May 27: Our own Dr. Gerry Dzendel discussing how to keep your pets safe and healthy; June 3: Evening Meeting Celebrating OUSD's Teacher of the Year; June 10: Club Member Rob Parker recounting his testimony before Congress on US/Taiwan diplomatic relations; June 17: Mike Skinner, President of the East Bay Chapter of AAII (American Association of Individual Investors) discussing individual investment strategies; June 24: Virtual Demotion Party for President Dan.
 
 
Acting quickly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in support of those on the front lines of treating the virus, Orinda Rotary members raised $5,000 to deliver much-needed washable and reusable medical gowns for staff serving at local hospitals. With an additional $1,000 from the Orinda Rotary Endowment, we delivered over 500 gowns.  As a supplemental benefit, gowns were sewn by a local tailor, helping to keep his shop going during the economic downturn. If you would like to contribute, please contact Club President Dan Gannett.
Club Events
Speakers
Carolyn Seaton
Jun 03, 2020
OUSD Teachers of the Year Celebration
Rob Parker
Jun 10, 2020
Testifying Before Congress on Taiwan/US Relations
Mike Skinner, East Bay AAII President
Jun 17, 2020
Strategies for Individual Investing
John Donnelly
Jun 24, 2020
Celebrating President Dan's Year in Rotary