Rotary Club of Orinda

Welcome to Our Club!

Welcome to Our Club!

Orinda

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Orinda Community Center
28 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
United States of America
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Latest News
At the first in-person Orinda Rotary event in several months, President Ken and seven additional club members and guests (John Donnelly, Dan Gannett, Jackie Horwitz, Peter Liu, Melissa Roeder, and Dave Skvarna, pictured) helped out at the Contra Costa Food Bank's Concord Warehouse on Friday, July 31. Volunteers assisted in sorting food for needy families impacted by COVID-19.  
 
 
The "Shelter-in-Place" order now makes it madatory for us to enjoy online, "virtual" meetings that include scheduled speakers!  
 
In order to accomplish this, we use the online teleconferencing service "Zoom". 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.
 
Upcoming speakers/events include: August 5: Erika Leonard, Program Director of KidPower CA, which teaches children, teens and adults how to stop bullying, harassment, assault and other forms of emotional, physical or social violence; August 12: Malcolm O'Dell will discuss Rotary International's Global Grant entitled "The Great Himalaya Trail," which will mobilize marginalized communities in Nepal; August 19: Pierre Mainguy, president of Community First Global Initiatives, will talk about their programs in Cambodia and Laos that help communities develop agriculture and fisheries to sustain their economies; August 26: Attorney David Finn will relate his experiences as a Superior Court Judge in Contra Costa County.
 
Acting quickly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in support of those on the front lines of treating the virus, Orinda Rotary members raised $5,000 to deliver much-needed washable and reusable medical gowns for staff serving at local hospitals. With an additional $1,000 from the Orinda Rotary Endowment, we delivered over 500 gowns.  As a supplemental benefit, gowns were sewn by a local tailor, helping to keep his shop going during the economic downturn. 
Club Events
Speakers
Erika Leonard, KidPower
Aug 05, 2020
Empowering Our Kids with Social Safety Skills
Malcolm O'Dell
Aug 12, 2020
The Great Himalaya Trail
Pierre Mainguy, Community First Global Initiatives
Aug 19, 2020
Building Sustainable Economies In Cambodia and Laos
Judge David Finn
Aug 26, 2020
Experiences as a Superior Court Judge in Contra Costa County