Welcome to Our Club!
Welcome to Our Club!
Orinda

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Only Virtual Meetings being held at this time
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.
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Latest News

THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN OUR ANNUAL CRAB AND PASTA FEED!

Orders for our 19th annual Crab & Pasta Feed far exceeded expectations! Your donation will go towards hunger relief, including the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano, Meals on Wheels, and other Bay Area services. Be sure to pick-up your feast at your designated time on March 1!

Dinner is provided by Orinda Rotary and Casa Orinda.

 For information, please contact orindarotaryfundraiser@gmail.com or 925-360-1761. 

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, March 18 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 now offers both "virtual"  and in-person meetings that include scheduled speakers! Our in-person meetings are held in the Garden Room at the Orinda Library. You must be fully vaccinated (two vaccinations and a booster) in order to attend in-person. Masks must also be worn 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 12:15 PM 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 President Clay, 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 include: Wednesday, February 23: Scott Lai, Director-General of the Taiwan Economic and Cutural Office in San Francisco addresses US-Taiwanese relations during challenging times; Wednesday, March 2: Annual State of the City meeting, featuring Orinda mayor, Dennis Fay, who will discuss important issues facing our community.  This meeting is Zoom-only and guests are welcome; Wednesday, March 9: Fellow-Orindan Bill Waterman talks about Mediation and Conflict ResolutionWednesday, March 16: Accomplished sailor Drew Howard describes his challenging voyage to Tahiti from the San Francisco Bay Area; Wednesday, March 30: Historian David Lei highlights Chinese-American Achievements that have Changed America.
 
Additional Upcoming Events and Programs:  Now through February 22: Order your fabulous take-out Crab and Pasta dinner from Casa Orinda and support Rotary at the same time ! (see details above); March 18: Monthly volunteering at the Contra Costa/Solano Food Bank (see details above).
 
If you have questions, please contact President Clay for more information.
Orinda Rotary's Yenjean Hwang spearheaded our club's successful effort to obtain a Rotary Global Grant in support of the IVV Eye Clinic in Zimba, Zambia.  The clinic has made a substantive, postive changes in the lives of the locals and this video details some of their stories....