Orinda Rotary is once again offering 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.  
 
We also use the online teleconferencing service "Zoom" for those who prefer to attend virtually. 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. Non-members interested in participating in our meeting(s) may contact Club Secretary, Horst Rademacher, to request the Zoom link.
 
Upcoming speakers include: Wednesday, September 21: Steve Lack, Vocational Chair for Rotary District 5160 discusses the importance Vocational Service plays in Rotary's mission of "Service Above Self;" Wednesday, September 28: Dan Gannett, Park Place Wealth Advisors provides strategies for investing during inflationary times; Wednesday, October 5: Dr. Yenjean Hwang gives an update on the Rotary-funded Zambia Eye Clinic; Wednesday, October 12: Fred Frazier, Director, Oakland Boys and Girls Club describes the programs offered to support Oakland youth.
 
Additional Upcoming Events and ProgramsFriday, September 23: Monthly volunteer outing to the Contra Costa Food Bank; Tuesday, September 27: Taco Tuesday with President Rodney-evening social gathering for Club members and spouses at Rodney and Ursula's; Wednesday, October 28-30: Rotary District 5160 Annual Conference, Monterey.
 
If you have questions, please contact President Rodney for more information.