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.  Click here to let our caterer, Leslie, know if you plan to attend in person and have lunch (cost is $25 per person)! 
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, Wednesday, March 1: Annual State of the City Luncheon with Orinda Mayor, Inga Miller; Wednesday, March 8: Margena Wade-Green. CareerBridge and Path2Math Program Director at Children Rising will speak about their tutorial program to help kids excel; Wednesday, March 15: David Marchik, Dean of  the Kogod School of Business at American University (and son of our own Dick Marchik) will discuss how the peaceful transfer of power is essential to our democracy; Wednesday, March 22: Suzanne Bragdon, District Governor of Rotary District 5160 highlights the latest projects and initiatives of our regional Rotary clubs; Wednesday, March 29: Horst Rademacher describes his recent experiences during a visit to the International Vision Volunteer Eye Clinic in Zambia, where we just completed the club's Solar & Library Project through our Global Grant; Wednesday, April 5: Melinda Sciandri, Executive Director, Southern Alameda County Dental Society talks about the "Give Veterans a Smile" project (successor to the East Bay Stand Down project ); Wednesday, April 12: David Thorson, Executive Director of the USO reveals how the USO supports our troops; Wednesday, April 19: Tovi Scruggs-Hussein provides her Rotary District Conference presentation, "Racial Healing and Allyship;" Wednesday, April 26: Michael Zaffran former head of the WHO Polio Eradication Project speaks via Zoom on the current state of polio eradication.
Additional Upcoming Events and Programs: Wednesday, March 1: Annual State of the City Luncheon with Orinda Mayor Inga Miller (see story above); Monday, March 6: Orinda Rotary's Annual Crab and Pasta Feed Fundraiser (see story above); Wednesday, March 22: CLUB ASSEMBLY-District 5160 Governor Suzanne Bragdon will be on hand to meet club members and discuss District initiatives; Saturday, April 8: Orinda Rotary's Annual Spring Egg Hunt at Orinda Community Park (see story above); Friday, April 21: Monthly volunteer outing at the Contra Costa/Solan Food Bank (see story above).
If you have questions, please contact President Rodney for more information.