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Orinda Rotary contributed ten new trees to enhance Orinda Community Park, including Crape Myrtle, Chinese Pistache and Sunset Red Maple varieties for beautiful blossoms and fall color.  Club members enjoyed a picnic to celebrate these additions to the landscape on October 26, with Todd Trimble and Steve Erhardt of the Orinda Parks and Recreation Department.
Our annual Tom Fitch Fishing Day outing with the Boys and Girls Club of Oakland returned on October 15 after a long hiatus due to the COVID pandemic.  Boys and girls traveled to San Pablo Reservoir for a full day of fun that included fishing, breakfast and an all-you-can-eat BBQ lunch, plus boating on the reservoir.  Cash prizes were awarded to those who participated in the essay and drawing contests, as well.  Thanks to all club members -- especially Dan Gannett and Lance Cowles for organizing and making it a memorable event for all.
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, December 16, 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.  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 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, December 7: Joel Sjostrum,  CEO, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties; Wednesday, December 14: Christy Chen, Principal, Peres Elementary School, Richmond. 
 
Additional Upcoming Events and ProgramsFriday, December 16: Annual Club Holiday Party, 5:00 to 8:00 PM, St. Stephen's Church, Orinda.
 
If you have questions, please contact President Rodney for more information.
Welcome to Our Club!
Welcome to Our Club!
Orinda

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
Speakers
Joel Sjostrum, President and CEO
Dec 07, 2022
Contra Costa and Solano Food Bank: Making A Difference
Christy Chen, Principal, Peres Elementary School
Dec 14, 2022
Peres Book Club and Third Grade Tutoring Program
Our Dancing With the Cars Sponsors