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Orinda Rotary sponsors the annual Opera-in-the-Park on Thursday, June 20th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at Orinda's Community Park.  This free public concert features the talented performers of Festival Opera and includes selections of opera's best known arias and Broadway hits. It's also Summer Solstice! So, bring the family, a blanket, a picnic (or enjoy a selection of wine and food from the food trucks that will be on hand) and enjoy an evening of wonderful music!
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, June 21, 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, May 22: Teacher of the Year and Field Day Awards Ceremony
  • Wednesday, May 31: Graham Wiseman, CEO of BeingwellCA, will speak on  "Youth Mental Health - Hope on the Horizon"
  • Wednesday, June 12: Author Dan Hazel discusses his historical mysteries set in Contra Costa County and the real-life inspiration for his work
  • Wednesday, June 19: Elise Woods, recently retired from UC's Bancroft Library, shows us the important role of libraries in a technological age
  • Thursday, June 20: Opera in the Park annual concert
  • Friday, June June 21: Monthly volunteer outing to the Contra Costa Food Bank
  • Saturday, June 22: Demotion Party for President Clay (details to come)
  • Wednesday, June 26: Clay's last meeting-expect hijinks, shenanigans and a recap of our Club's 75th year
  • Wednesday, July 3: NO MEETING
  • Thursday, July 4: Annual 4th of July Parade and Celebration in Orinda Community Park
  • Wednesday, July 10: Inauguration of 2024-2025 Club President, Sue Farmer
If you have questions, please contact President Clay or more information.
Make a donation below  to the Orinda Rotary Endowment Fund and help us serve the community for another 75 years! The Orinda Rotary Endowment is a 501(c)(3) charity.
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We meet In Person & Online
Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m.
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
Graham Wiseman, CEO BeingwellCA
May 31, 2024
Youth Mental Health - Hope on the Horizon
Author Dan Hazel
Jun 12, 2024
Historical Mysteries Set in Contra Costa County and Their Real Life Inspirations
Elise Woods, Bancroft Librarian
Jun 19, 2024
The Role of Libraries in a Technological Age
President Clay Deanhardt
Jun 26, 2024
Recap of Orinda Rotary's 75th Year
Our Dancing With the Cars Sponsors