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Don't miss the annual Fab Five Meeting at the Rossmoor Event Center on Wednesday, February 1 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.  This fun event includes lunch and encourages fellowship among club members from all five of our area Rotary clubs: Orinda, Moraga, Lamorinda Sunrise, Lafayette, and Rossmoor.  Each club will present information on the projects and community service activities that they support and a featured speaker will discuss a topic of interest to all.  Cost is $35.00 per person.
Join us on Wednesday, March 1, for Orinda Rotary's annual "State of the City" luncheon! Orinda Mayor, Inga Miller, will update us on important projects and initiatives facing the community, including the Orinda Housing Element and implementation of Measure R. Cost is $25 per person for the cost of lunch and payable at the door. Doors open at Noon at the Founder's Auditorium, Orinda Community Center. Click on the image below register for the event.

DON'T MISS OUR ANNUAL CRAB AND PASTA FEED!

Dungeness crab season has officially opened and our Annual Crab & Pasta Feed fundraiser in partnership with Casa Orinda has begun!  Now through March 3 you can place your take-out order for a delectable fresh-off-the boat crab feast that includes cracked crab, pasta, fresh vegetables, garlic bread and dessert!  The first 50 customers ordering at least two dinners will also receive a complimentary free local craft beer to accompany their meal. Cost is $70 per person, with $19 of each purchase going to help support Orinda Rotary's many projects, such as the Contra Costa/Solano Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, and many more community projects. 

Orders will be ready for pick-up on Monday, March 6 between 4:00 - 6:30 PM at Casa Orinda.

To place your order and schedule your pick-up, visit: orindarotaryfundraiser.com

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

Orinda Rotary is a long standing supporter of the Mt. Diablo Region of Meals on Wheels.  Many of our members have dedicated countless hours to deliver much-needed meals to seniors in our area and the Club is proud to have supported Meals on Wheels monetarily, as well.  Our gift of $500 was presented to MOW Executive Director Caitlyn Sly in early December.  This gift will help hundreds of seniors continue to live independently, while remaining safe and nourished.
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.
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, January 27, from 1-3 PM. Participants carpool and often share lunch prior to their work at the warehouse. Please Contact President Rodney Lal 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, January 25: Aida Glimme, Superintendent, Orinda Union School District presents OUSD's budget and funding models; Wednesday, February 8: Jerry Britten, President of the Mt. Diablo Audubon Society introduces us to birds native to our area; Wednesday, February 15: Chief Dave Winnacker of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District provides information to help insure we have fire safety at home; Wednesday, February 25: Former airline flight instructor Mike Korklan gives an inside look at what really happens in the airport control tower; Wednesday, March 1: Annual State of the City Luncheon with Orinda Mayor, Inga Miller.
 
Additional Upcoming Events and Programs: Friday, January 27: Monthly Food Bank Volunteer Outing; Wednesday, February 1: Annual Fab Five Meeting that includes Rotary clubs of Orinda, Moraga, Lamorinda Sunrise, Lafayette, and Rossmoor will be held at the Rossmoor Event Center (see story above); Wednesday, March 1: Annual State of the City Luncheon with Orinda Mayor Inga Miller (see story above); Monday, March 6: Orinda Rotary's Annual Crab and Pasta Feed Fundraiser (see story above);
 
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
Jerry Britten, Mt. Diablo Audubon Society
Feb 08, 2023
Winter Birds in Our Area
Dave Winnacker, MOFD Chief
Feb 15, 2023
Fire Safety at Home
Mike Korklan, former airline flight instructor
Feb 22, 2023
Air Traffic Control: What the Tower Really Does
Our Dancing With the Cars Sponsors