Rotary Club of Orinda

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HISTORY

The Rotary Club of Orinda, now in its 65th year, was established in 1949 with a commitment to service in our community and beyond.  Over these many years we have been dedicated to the establishment and/or improvements of many Orinda institutions, facilities and programs including:

  • The Orinda Community Center
  • Annual Frank Isola Field Day
  • The band shell/gazebo in Orinda Community Park
  • Annual Spring Egg Hunt
  • The play structures in Orinda Community Park
  • Annual Community Crab Feast
  • The kitchen in the Orinda Community Center
  • Annual Opera-in-the Park Community Concert
  • The Wagner Ranch Nature Area ramada and kitchen
  • Citizen of the Year Recognition Dinner

Likewise, we have been committed to serving those less fortunate than ourselves through support of:

  • The Tom Fitch Fishing Day Outing for the Oakland Boys’ and Girls’ Club
  • Meals on Wheels delivery for house-bound seniors

In addition, we do not overlook our commitment to being involved internationally and have funded numerous projects that support health and human services and goodwill and understanding in other countries, such as:

  • Delivery of soccer uniforms, a fire engine, ambulance, establishment of a hospice and meals-on-wheels programs in the community of Tala, Jalisco, Mexico.
  • Participation in Rotary International’s “Polio Plus”  erdication effort; “Rotoplast” cleft palate surgeries for children; “Kenya Smiles” dental clinics; Burkina Faso school construction; and the LN-4 prosthetic hand program, among others.
  • Funding of a school-community library in rural Jamaica
  • Support for a new fire engine for Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico

MEMBERSHIP

We are a non-sectarian, apolitical service organization that is part of the largest voluntary humanitarian organization in the world (Rotary International – with 1.2 million members worldwide). We welcome individuals who share our belief in “Service Above Self.” We meet each week for lunch at the Orinda Country Club from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. All of our programs include interesting speakers on a variety of timely topics. We encourage you to visit!

 

 

 
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