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.
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Our Dancing With the Cars Sponsors
 
 
 
 
Latest News
Orinda Rotarians gathered at the Ranch House in Wilder on June 25th to thank Clay Deanhardt for his year of service as Club President during a most challenging 2021-2022.  In spite of all the hurdles, Clay was able to keep members interested and active, maintaining a spirit of camraderie throughout his tenure! Going forward, he will once again assume leadership of Orinda Rotary's long-treasured Rotary Field Day -- and we can't wait to see all the kids out enjoying a day of friendly and fun competition!
 
Meanwhile, members are encouraged to attend our meeting on Wednesday, July 13 at the Orinda Community Center, when we induct our new 2022-2023 Club President, Rodney Lal!  Rodney has been a tireless Rotary member, chronicler, and promoter of club activities via Facebook for the past five years. He will present his goals and objectives, while we enjoy a fabulous lunch provided by well-loved caterer Leslie Masler.  For those who prefer to attend remotely, a Zoom link will be sent by Club Secretary, Horst Rademacher.
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, July 15 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 (for the time being) will include a simple "box lunch" (sandwiches and soft drinks).  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.  
 
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 July 6: No Meeting; Wednesday, July 13: Welcome, President Rodney Lal! Induction of new Club President Rodney!; Wednesday, July 20: Todd Trimble, Director, Orinda Parks and Recreation Department; Wednesday, July 27: Melanie Light, Director, Orinda Firewise Council.
 
Additional Upcoming Events and Programs:  Friday, July 15" Monthly volunteer service at the Contra Costa/Solano Food Bank (see story above); Friday, September 9: Dancing with the Cars fundraiser! Mark your calendars for the revival of this fun community-wide event!
 
If you have questions, please contact President Rodney 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....
 
Club Events
Speakers
Club President Rodney Lal
Jul 13, 2022
Goals and Objectives for My Rotary Year
Todd Trimble
Jul 20, 2022
Orinda Parks and Recreation Program and Projects Overview
Melanie Light
Jul 27, 2022
The Orinda Firewise Council-Planning Ahead