Welcome to Our Club!
Welcome to Our Club!
Orinda

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Only Virtual Meetings being held at this time
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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Latest News
Orinda Rotary's commitment to help out at the  Contra Costa/Solano County Food Bank continues to assist families in need! 
 
Volunteer sessions are scheduled each month.  Our next outing to the Food Bank will be Friday, August 20 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. 
Join us to enjoy online, "virtual" meetings that include scheduled speakers! Social gathering starts at 12:15 PM and the meetings begin promptly at 12:30 PM.
 
We use the online teleconferencing service "Zoom." Each week, members receive an e-mail from Club Secretary, Frank Darling, 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 Horst to request the Zoom link.
 
Upcoming speakers include: Wednesday, July 28: Travis Groft of Mindful Littles on encouraging mindful service among youth, families, and schools;  Wednesday, August 4: Pamela Freund-Striplen, Artistic director of Gold Coast Chamber Players discusses how music connects us; Wednesday, August 11: President Clay Deanhardt leads OUR FIRST IN-PERSON MEETING since the pandemic shut-down! See below for details. Featured speakers are Mariam E. Worsham and Lo Ann Winkler, adjunct professors of Business Administration at Diablo Valley College, will tell us about their Pirahna Pool Pitch competition, where student teams develop business plans and pitch them to judges for cash prizes; Wednesday, August 18: Jody Mattison, Co-Director, historic Lynn House Gallery, shares the history of this fine arts gallery and information about its reopening; Wednesday, August 25: Dr. Myra T. Cruz, Chief Occupational Medicine at Kaiser Permanente, explains "Precision Medicine."
 
OTHER KEY DATES AND EVENTS:  Wednesday, August 11: Club In-Person Assembly at 12 noon in the Garden Room at the Orinda Library. Details to follow via e-mail. Friday, August 20: Monthly volunteer outing to the Contra Costa/Solano Food Bank (see story above).
 
If you have questions, please contact Horst for more information.
Club President, Ken Jew enjoyed a surprise send-off with plenty of kudos for his service during a most challenging Rotary year.  Blindfolded, Ken was transported to the home of Rodney and Vanessa Lal, where members enjoyed their first in-person get-together since the COVID shutdown in March of 2020.  Ken received high praise for leading our club's transition to all Zoom meetings -- and for continuing the club tradition of "Service Above Self" in the midst of a pandemic via the monthly volunteer outings to the Contra Costa/Solano County Food Bank.  All enjoyed the wonderful food provided by our long-time caterer, Leslie Masler, too!  
 
Clay Deanhardt will take the reins as Club President starting July 1.  Clay joined the Club in 2007 and has been a valued and active member -- for many years running Orinda Rotary's Field Day, among other volunteer activities.  Welcome Clay! The club looks forward to helping you achieve your goals and objectives for the 2021-2022 Rotary year!
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
Pamela Freund-Striplen
Aug 04, 2021
How Music Connects Us
Mariam E. Worsham and Lo Ann Winkler, DVC
Aug 11, 2021
The Pirahna Pool Pitch Competition Encourages Young Entrepreneurs
Jody Mattison, Co-director, Lynn House Gallery
Aug 18, 2021
The Historic Lynn House Gallery Past. Present and Future
Dr. Myra T. Cruz
Aug 25, 2021
The Advent of Precision Medicine