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Remembering Delmo "Del" Della-Dora
Today we raise a glass to our dear friend and fellow Hayward Rotarian, Del Della-Dora. His was a life of extraordinary kindness and service. He touched countless lives through his work as an educator, advocate, and friend. He selflessly gave his time and talent to worthy causes like the Ruby's Place shelter for domestic violence victims, the Salvation Army, the Eden Area League of Women Voters, and many, many other local organizations and people. As a Rotarian, Del was equally extraordinary as a board member, past president, and an Outstanding Rotarian of the year. We are deeply grateful and proud to have known and worked alongside Del over many years. We dearly miss him now that he is gone. Rest in peace, dear friend.
 
OBITUARY
 
Delmo "Del" Della-Dora passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2015, after a short, but intense battle with cancer. He was 89 years old.
 
Del was born in Michigan, graduated from high school, and served 18 months in the US Navy as an officer prior to returning to Michigan with his wife, Nadine and stepdaughter, Marilyn. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry from the University of Michigan, followed by a Masters and Doctorate degree in Education from Wayne State University while working part-time as a chemist, his family expanded to include three additional daughters.
 
In 1965 Del was invited by USAID to head a project in the Somali Republic to develop the first National Teacher Education Center. Following his return from Somalia he had five special assignments in Michigan, one of which included decentralization of the Detroit Public Schools.
 
Del retired from Wayne County Schools in 1971. He moved to Mill Valley the following year to become the principal of Mill Valley Middle School. He later joined the faculty of Cal State Hayward. He retired a second time in 1992, as Professor Emeritus, to become a full time community volunteer.
 
Throughout all of Del’s professional and volunteer activities in which he participated, whether as a leader or participant, he demonstrated beliefs, ideals and behaviors that he believed are needed to live effectively and compassionately in a democracy. Del exemplified the values of service and kindness to those less fortunate by assuming leadership roles in numerous community agencies such as Hayward Rotary Club, the Salvation Army, Ruby’s Place, Hayward’s Task Force to End Homelessness, and St. Rose Hospital Board of Directors. His abilities and compassionate nature will be missed many friends and family and those he helped.
 
Del’s wife, Nadine, preceded his death on September 25, 2011. Del is survived by his three daughters, Denise Della-Dora of San Mateo, her daughter Amy DeLaCruz and granddaughter Nica Della-Dora; Joan McLain and husband, Rick, of La Quinta, California; Diane Cardinalli and her husband, Carl, of Rancho Mirage, their daughters Kristen Cardinalli and her two sons, AJ and Andrew; and Andria Cardinalli Stein, her husband, Josh, and three grandchildren, Renn, Cole and Auden.
 
Del will be missed by innumerable family, close friends, and former colleagues and community volunteers. He will be remembered as a role model, mentor, leader, and friend.
 
Delmo "Del" Della-Dora Memorial
Saturday, January 23rd
‚Äč3:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
2490 Grove Way
Castro Valley CA 94546
 
* Service Above Self *
 
Remembering Delmo "Del" Della-Dora 2016-01-23 00:00:00Z
Hayward Rotary Scholars to be Recognized at Hayward City Hall

HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA -- The third annual Hayward Rotary Scholar Program honors four local students who achieved perfect test scores, attendance, and citizenship. Representing what it means to be “Made in Hayward,” this year’s recipients were:

  • Vanna Van, 5th grade, Park Elementary School
  • Kevin Go, 6th grade, Southgate Elementary School
  • Chris Basco, 7th grade, Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School (his second year in a row!)
  • Melany Flores, 8th grade, Martin Luther King Middle School

On January 26 at 7:00 p.m. at Hayward City Hall, Mayor Barbara Halliday and the Hayward City Council will recognize these extraordinary students and their families. Please attend this special recognition event to show these young scholars our pride in their accomplishments. Click here for event details.

Thanks to Hayward Rotarians and community members who made generous donations, each student will receive a packet of gift cards and other prizes. Hayward Unified School District awarded the students with Rotary Scholar medals, as well as banners bearing each scholar's name which will be hung proudly in their schools for generations to come. Click here to view the list of donors.


 
Hayward Rotary Scholars to be Recognized at Hayward City Hall Sean Reinhart 2016-01-23 00:00:00Z
Hayward Rotary "Child Spree" Helps Students Get Ready for School
HAYWARD, CALIF -- Last Saturday, more than one hundred students received new clothes and a backpack full of school supplies thanks to the Hayward Rotary Club’s annual Child Spree program. On Saturday, Aug. 22 at 7a.m., eager K-8 students met at JC Penney at Southland Mall and were paired with a Rotary Club member or other community volunteer.  Together, using a list of needed items identified by the parent and a $100 gift card, they purchased essential clothing needed to start school. JC Penney offered 25 percent off the entire purchase and waived sales tax, so the children were able to purchase more essential back-to-school clothing.
 
JC Penney staff volunteered to work the early shift in order to share the joy with the children and their parents and the Nestle kiosk opened early to offer discounted coffee and snacks for the families.
 
“This is the 14th year that Hayward Rotary has had the opportunity to sponsor an event that meets the needs of so many deserving children,” said Janiene Langford, one of the event coordinators for Rotary. “It is gratifying that so many businesses, organizations, and individuals in Hayward continue to step up and support this program.”
 
Student participants were identified in partnership with the Hayward Police Department’s Youth and Family Services Bureau. At the conclusion of their shopping spree, the students picked out a backpack and book donated by Friends of the Hayward Library.
 
During the event, parents and guardians were able to participate in a resource fair with tables from Hayward Adult School’s Youth Enrichment Services, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward Library’s Literacy Plus, Hayward Promise Neighborhood, Hayward Police Department’s Youth and Family Services, and Kinship Support Services. 
  
More than 200 community members joined Hayward Rotary in this project, including staff from Moreau Catholic High School, volunteers from the Boy Scouts of America, Chabot College students, the Cal State East Bay volleyball team, and Redwood Chapel Community Church.
 
In addition to JC Penney, businesses and organizations who helped to sponsor the project included Fremont Bank, Calpine, Costco Wholesale, Give Something Back Office Supply, Kaiser Permanente, United Association Local Union 342, Sakura of America, and Friends of Hayward Library. 
 
Child Spree has helped provide new clothing for students for 14 years through partnerships with Mervyn’s, Target, and JCPenney. To volunteer to help out in the future, contact the Hayward Rotary Club at P.O. Box 629, Hayward, CA  94543
Hayward Rotary "Child Spree" Helps Students Get Ready for School Sean Reinhart 2015-08-23 00:00:00Z
Rotary "Dragon-Tini" Mixer is February 26th, 2015
Rotary "Dragon-tini" Mixer 
Thursday Feb. 26, 5:30-7:30pm  
HAHS Center for History & Culture 
22380 Foothill Blvd, Hayward 
 
Wear your best dragon colors. Delicious appetizers provided by Cannery Cafe. $5 entry includes one Dragon Martini or beer/ wine/ soft drink. 
 
Sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Castro Valley, F.U.N. Sunset, Hayward and San Leandro, with generous support from the Hayward Area Historical Society. 
 
For more information visit: www.bitly.com/dragontini 
 
Rotary "Dragon-Tini" Mixer is February 26th, 2015 2015-02-08 00:00:00Z
Hayward Rotary Club's ARTSCAPE 2015: Arts Stroll and Auction

Hayward Rotary Club proudly presents..

ARTSCAPE 2015: Art Stroll and Auction
April 11th, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Hayward City Hall Rotunda
777 B Street, Hayward.

Join us as we celebrate with fine wine, delicious hors d'oeuvres and exquisite local works of art. Stroll through an evening ARTSCAPE showcase of the area's talented visual and performing artists. Experience a diverse array of outstanding two- and three-dimensional artworks, all available for purchase in our Online, Silent and Live Auctions.  Our creative "Art of..." offerings add even more excitement and artful shopping to the evening's events. This is an evening not to be missed.

Net proceeds benefit  Arts Education and Arts Enrichment programs in Hayward Unified School District, the Eden Area Regional Occupation Program, Ruby's Place and the Hayward Rotary Community Fund.   
 
 

 

Hayward Rotary Club's ARTSCAPE 2015: Arts Stroll and Auction 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z
Celebration of Life for Norma Rees

A celebration of life ceremony will be held for Dr. Norma Rees on Thursday, August 22nd at 5: 30 p.m. at the Cal State East Bay University Union, Multipurpose Room.

Click through to view the invitation and a photo of Norma. 

Celebration of Life for Norma Rees 2013-08-15 00:00:00Z
Welcome 2013-14 President Paul Martin
Hayward Rotarians are eagerly anticipating the upcoming Presidential Year of Paul Martin. Click through to view a photo of Paul practicing for the Rodeo.
Welcome 2013-14 President Paul Martin 2013-07-01 00:00:00Z
Hayward Rotary and Target Team up at Christmas for our Holiday Child Shopping Spree

Can you believe we held a Rotary event that has everyone showing up at 5:30 a.m. on a Saturday??  Well, when the event was to take 40 deserving kids shopping, we actually showed up early and sent a First Class Tour bus to pick some of the kids up!

Hayward Rotary and Target Team up at Christmas for our Holiday Child Shopping Spree Katie Kirkbride 2012-12-15 00:00:00Z
Hayward Rotary's Annual Omelet Brunch is a Flipping Success!

ImageHayward Rotarians and their guest Chefs gathered under the Grand White Tent at St. Rose Hospital to make Omelets and serve our community guests a delicious, low cost Champagne Brunch to raise money for our Community at the Hayward Rotary Foundation's 4th Annual Champagne Community Fundraiser Brunch.

Hayward Rotary's Annual Omelet Brunch is a Flipping Success! Brian Schott 2012-10-07 00:00:00Z
Hayward Rotary's 4th Annual Omelet Brunch a Flipping Success! (click here)
Hayward Rotarians and their guest Chefs gathered under the Grand White Tent at St. Rose Hospital to make Omelets and serve our community guests a delicious, low cost Champagne Brunch to raise money for our Community at the Hayward Rotary Foundation's 4th Annual Champagne Community Fundraiser Brunch.
Hayward Rotary's 4th Annual Omelet Brunch a Flipping Success! (click here) Brian Schott 2012-10-07 00:00:00Z
Hayward Rotary Child Shopping Spree
Hayward Rotarians once again made it possible for 90+ school-aged kids to start school this year with Brand New Clothes, shoes and backpacks stuffed with school supplies - and a haircut!
Hayward Rotary Child Shopping Spree 2012-08-11 00:00:00Z
Children's Back to School Shopping Spree (Click Here)
Hayward Rotarians and their friends helped send 90 kids back to school with new clothes,a backpack filled with much needed school supplies - and a haircut!
Children's Back to School Shopping Spree (Click Here) Lady Kixx Wilma 2012-08-11 00:00:00Z
President Brian's Message (click here)
As we start a new Rotary Year, a message from President Brian Schott. 
President Brian's Message (click here) Lady Kixx Wilma 2012-07-01 00:00:00Z
"Sup Dudes?" (click here)

Rapper Paul "Sagger" Wallace's "Rotary Rap" was one of the big hits of the Club's recent 90th Anniversary Celebration.  Along with 103.7 Radio Personality Don Bleu's Video" Tribute to Outgoing President Pam Russo" and member Faye Blackman's "Smoking Hot" 30's Presentation, the 105 Rotarians and their guests enjoyed one a real treat.

For those who couldn't stop laughing long enough to hear Paul's "Sup Homies" Rap - we reprint it in its entireity. The photos of his performance however, are probably not too suitable for a family-friendly website! 

"Sup Dudes?" (click here) Brian Schott 2012-07-01 00:00:00Z
Homie Paul Wallace's "Rotary Rap"
If you missed our 90th Anniversary Celebration, you missed member Paul Wallace's very memorable rap...
The picture of him "sagging" while delivering his Rap to his Rotary Homies probably won't be (at least shouldn't be!) posted to this website any time soon...
Homie Paul Wallace's "Rotary Rap" Brian Schott 2012-06-22 00:00:00Z
Happy 90th Birthday Hayward Rotary!

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On June 1, 1922, the Rotary Club of Hayward was chartered, 15 years after Rotary International was started.  Now, 90 years later, the same spirit and energy that was there continues to be present in the Hayward Rotary Club.  Click here for more....

Happy 90th Birthday Hayward Rotary! Brian Schott 2012-06-01 00:00:00Z
Local Artists the key to HAYWARD ROTARY ART AUCTION success (more)

The First-Ever Hayward Rotary Club Foundation Art Auction was a great success as a result of featuring exclusive works from local East Bay Artists as well as 3 international artists on tour from Cuba.   

Local Artists the key to HAYWARD ROTARY ART AUCTION success (more) Brian Schott 2012-04-16 00:00:00Z
Past Hayward President Louis A. Santucci passed away March 30, 2012 (Click Here to Read More...)

Past Hayward Rotary Club President Lou Santucci passed away on March 30, 2012.  Lou served as Hayward Rotary Club's President in 1974-1975.  As we approach our Club's 90th Anniversary, it is important to recognize members like Lou who have enabled Hayward Rotary to continue to do the work that we do.

One of our Club Members sent this reflection of the passing of Lou Santucci who was born on Christmas Day, 1921.  We wanted to share it with all of you.  Click the Headline (in Blue Above) to read more.....

Past Hayward President Louis A. Santucci passed away March 30, 2012 (Click Here to Read More...) Brian Schott 2012-03-31 00:00:00Z