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
Orinda Rotary launched a months-long campaign to help out at the Contra Costa/Solano County Food Bank to assist families in need. 
 
These volunteer sessions have been scheduled each month since July.  Our next outing to the Food Bank will be Friday, February 19. Participants carpool and often share a socially-distanced outdoor lunch prior to their work at the warehouse. Please  Contact Peter Liu if you are interested participating. 

 ORINDA ROTARY’S ANNUAL CRAB & PASTA FEED 

February 10, 2021 

The 2021 ORINDA ROTARY CRAB FEED HAS SOLD OUT!!
THANKS TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED OUR FUNDRAISER!
ENJOY YOUR DINNER(S) ON FEBRUARY 10!
 
A 20+ year tradition for the Rotary Club of Orinda has been the annual Crab Feed at the Masonic Hall. We want to continue this event while adapting to pandemic times. We offer this year’s Crab Feed to support our local businesses and to bring some normalcy back to our club. Please join us in celebrating this new year with fresh crab and ask your family and friends to participate
 
Each meal includes 3 lbs. freshly cracked crab, cleaned and cooked; hot penne pasta with vodka marinara sauce, Caesar salad, sourdough bread and a dessert. Each order of 2 or more includes craft beer (must be 21+ years of age to pick up). The cost per meal is $45.00 ($40 for food + $5 donation). Your donation will go toward our hunger relief projects, including the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano, Meals on Wheels and White Pony Express. No refunds can be given. 
 
For information, including delivery to club members who can’t drive, please contact orindarotaryfundraiser@gmail.com or 925-360-1761

 

Orinda Rotary's "Light Up A Village" project, initiated in 2017 under the guidance of club member, Rob Parker, brought solar lighting to the remote island village of La Vallee, Haiti.  So successful was this project in providing much-needed electrical service, Haitian President Jovenal recently expanded the project to other villages on the island of La Tortue.
“Light Up A Village” changed lives for the better in La Vallee, a village of 400 people, which has no roads, cars or electrical grid. Orinda Rotary’s solar-powered street lights have provided pathways the villagers can walk safely at night, a night market that has sprung up for villagers to sell and barter home-made goods, and lighted spaces where students gather to study and where small children play. Each evening, men from the village play dominos under the lights, village women hold a twice-weekly prayer group, and fishermen use the lights as navigational beacons after sundown and when storms arise.
 
“Light Up A Village” won Rotary District 5160’s award in 2017 for “Best International Service Project” among 70 Rotary clubs in Northern California. The project was planned and funded by the Rotary Club of Orinda, under the guidance of Orinda Rotarian Robert Parker. It was carried out as joint project between the Rotary Club of Orinda and the East Bay’s Gift of Nature Foundation. 
Join us to enjoy online, "virtual" meetings that include scheduled speakers! Social gathering starts at 12:15 PM and the meetings begin promptly at 12:30 PM.
 
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:  Wednesday, January 27: John Martin, the co-owner of Drake’s Brewing will talk about his brewery and how it has fared during the pandemic; Wednesday, February 3: Aimee Eng (daughter of our own Weylin Eng), Oakland Unified School District Board Member will describe the challanges facing OUSD during the COVID pandemic; Wednesday, February 10: Dr. Michel Zaffran, Director, Polio Eradication Program, World Health Organization on "Prospects for Polio Eradication in a Coronavirus World;" Wednesday, February 17Fred Frazier, Director, Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland will discuss what the Boys and Girls Clubs are doing to address COVID-19 and how you can help; Wednesday, February 24: Dr. Chris Farnitano, Health Officer, Contra Costa County speaks about Contra Costa County efforts to control the spread of COVID-19.
 
Other key dates and events: February 2: Last day to order your Crab Feed dinner (see online ordering details above); Friday, February 19:  Monthly in-service volunteering at the Contra Costa Food Bank (see details above).
 
Club Events
Speakers
John Martin, Drake's Brewing Company
Jan 27, 2021
Running a Brewery and Keeping Your Head During a Pandemic
Aimee Eng, Oakland Unified School Dist Board
Feb 03, 2021
How Oakland Schools Are Managing During COVID-19
Dr. Michael Zaffran, WHO
Feb 10, 2021
Prospects for Polio Eradication in a Corona Virus World
Fred Frazier, Director, Oakland Boys & Girls Club
Feb 17, 2021
How Boys and Girls Clubs are Coping & How You Can Help
Dr. Chris Farnitano, CC County Health Officer
Feb 24, 2021
Efforts to Control the Spread of COVID-19