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Don't miss a rootin' tootin' good time at this year's Dancing with the Cars 2024 -- Mustang Madness -- on Friday, September 6th from 6:00 to 8:30 PM at Orinda Community Center's Dick Heggie Plaza!  This kick-off to the fabulous Orinda Car Show will once again feature terrific food, entertainment and wonderful auction items for Orinda Rotary's annual fundraiser to support our community and beyond!
 
Tickets are all-inclusive (welcome cocktail, BBQ dinner with all the fixin's and dessert, music, line dancing, vintage car display and auction). No-host beer and wine. 
 
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 19, from 1-3 PM. Participants carpool and often share lunch prior to their work at the warehouse. Please contact Sue Farmer 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, Sue Farmer 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 Sue to request the Zoom link.
 
Upcoming speakers, events and programs: 
  • Wednesday, July 17: Diane Kaplowitz, RC Fisher Insurance on group health insurance
  • Friday, July 19: Monthly volunteer outing to Contra Costa Food Bank
  • Wednesday, July 24: Sarah Bradford, CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocate) discusses advocating for foster children
  • Wednesday, July 31: Main speaker TBD; Miramonte student Mitch Reichenbach shares his experience at club-sponsored Camp Venture
  • Wednesday, August 7: Magician Dennis Kyriakos: Conjuring Wonder, Magic Up Close and Personal
  • Wednesday, August 14: Alzheimer's Researcher Dr. Paul Cox interviews Dr. Sanjay Gupta
  • Friday, August 16: Monthly volunteer outing to Contra Costa Food Bank
  • Wednesday, August 21: Horst Rademacher reports on the National Science Foundation's LIGO (Laser Gravitational Wave Observatory) Project
  • Friday, September 6: Dancing with the Cars returns with "Mustang Madness" at the Orinda Community Center
If you have questions, please contact President Sue for 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
Sarah Brandford, Outreach Coordinator, CASA
Jul 24, 2024
Advocating for Foster Children
TBD
Jul 31, 2024
Dennis Kyriakos
Aug 07, 2024
Conjuring Wonder: Magic Up Close and Personal!
Dr. Paul Cox, Alzheimer's Researcher
Aug 14, 2024
Interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN
Horst Rademacher
Aug 21, 2024
The National LIGO (Laser Gravitational Wave Observatory) Project
TBD
Aug 28, 2024
Our Dancing With the Cars Sponsors