Rotary Club of Orinda

Welcome to Our Club!
Welcome to Our Club!

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Wednesdays at 12:00 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.
March 2021
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Latest News
 Don't miss Moraga Rotary's big annual fundraiser on March 6! Order a catered full-course, gourmet meal for pick-up, then enjoy a fun-filled, live-streaming evening of entertainment hosted by Dan Ashley of ABC 7 News and including performances by DJ Ryan O, the Campolindo High School Choir, and more!  Earn entries for a drawing to win a 2-night stay in Sonoma for every meal purchased or for each $25.00 donation.  Check out the details and place your orders here.
Leprechaun's Are Coming to Orinda!
Celebrate the Irish with Rotary's St. Patrick's Day Dinner!
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day and supporting the local community will surely bring you the luck o' the Irish!  Enjoy a traditional corn beef and cabbage dinner, with soda bread and more from Orinda's Europa Hof Brau.   Cost is $35 per meal. Through this curb-side fundraiser, you'll be supporting local business and community projects at the same time!  
Place your order at: 
Orders must be received by March 14.  Pick-up your dinner between 4:30 and 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 16. 
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, 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 include: Wednesday, March 3: Mayor Amy Worth and the Annual State of the City address; Wednesday, March 10: Melissa Allen, Roto-Care Concord, explains their program to provide health care to the uninsured; Wednesday, March 17: Na Su discusses the moral repercussions of the COVID pandemic in China; Wednesday, March 24: Andy Amstutz provides information about all the senior services offered by Lamorinda Village; Wednesday, March 31: Gordon Graham, Fuels Mitigation Manager for Moraga-Orinda Fire District will tell us about new regulations governing "home hardening" and how that could impact home sales.
Other key dates and events: March 3: Invite your friends to Zoom in to hear the annual State of the City presentation and learn about important issues and projects in our community (contact Horst to obtain the Zoom meeting link-see below); March 6: Moraga Rotary's take-out gala, 7:30 PM (see separate news item); March 14: Deadline to order your St. Patrick's Day dinner (if not sold out ahead of time!); March 16: Pick-up your St. Patrick's Day dinner between 4:30 and 6:00 PM.
Orinda Rotary's "Light Up A Village" project, initiated in 2017 under the guidance of club member, Rob Parker, brought solar lighting to the remote island village of La Vallee, Haiti.  So successful was this project in providing much-needed electrical service, Haitian President Jovenal recently expanded the project to other villages on the island of La Tortue.
“Light Up A Village” changed lives for the better in La Vallee, a village of 400 people, which has no roads, cars or electrical grid. Orinda Rotary’s solar-powered street lights have provided pathways the villagers can walk safely at night, a night market that has sprung up for villagers to sell and barter home-made goods, and lighted spaces where students gather to study and where small children play. Each evening, men from the village play dominos under the lights, village women hold a twice-weekly prayer group, and fishermen use the lights as navigational beacons after sundown and when storms arise.
“Light Up A Village” won Rotary District 5160’s award in 2017 for “Best International Service Project” among 70 Rotary clubs in Northern California. The project was planned and funded by the Rotary Club of Orinda, under the guidance of Orinda Rotarian Robert Parker. It was carried out as joint project between the Rotary Club of Orinda and the East Bay’s Gift of Nature Foundation. 
Club Events
Orinda Mayor Amy Worth
Mar 03, 2021
Annual State-of-the-City address
Melissa Allen
Mar 10, 2021
Roto-Care, Concord
Na Su
Mar 17, 2021
COVID-19 and the Moral Crisis in China
Andy Amstutz
Mar 24, 2021
Lamorinda Village Services for Seniors
Gordon Graham, Fuels Mitigation
Mar 31, 2021
Moraga-Orinda Fire Dist. New Wildfire Prevention Regulations