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Our World is Changing...
Hayward Rotary Club Presidential Address
Sean Reinhart is President of Hayward Rotary Club. He will deliver the annual Club Assembly presidential address on April 24, 2017. Hayward Rotary Club is fast approaching its 100th year of service to the Hayward community. The Club has deep roots and a rich legacy in Hayward going all the way back to the turn of the 20th century in the early 1900's. Today, at the dawn of a new 21st century, the world around us is changing more rapidly than ever before. The community of Hayward is experiencing incredible change, with new growth and progress developing at a pace unlike any we have ever encountered in our lifetimes. What does the future hold for the community of Hayward? What is the Rotary's Club's role in that future? We are at a unique time in history. Future generations will one day look back at this time with inquiry and wonder. The steps we take today will have a profound effect on generations to come. Join the conversation as we explore these questions and more from our unique vantage point in history.

Hayward Rotary Club Presidential Address
Monday, Apr. 24, 2017 at 12:00 noon 
Masonic Lodge, 1074 "B" Street, Hayward
Guests are welcome. Lunch is $20 at the door

Sean Reinhart is a long time Hayward native and public servant. He grew up in Hayward's Eden Gardens and Palma Ceia neighborhoods, where he proudly received his education at Hayward public schools including Mt. Eden High School,  Chabot College, and California State University, Hayward where he earned his Bachelor's degree in English. He earned his Master's degree in Library and Information Science from San José State University. Mr. Reinhart considers himself fortunate to have found opportunities to work since his first job age 16, which enabled him to earn and pay his own way through his higher education. He has a long career in public service including the past nine years with the City of Hayward as the Director of Libraries and Community Services overseeing the City's public libraries and education programs, social services and community development block grants, and affordable housing. He joined Hayward Rotary Club in 2010, and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2012. He was elected President of Hayward Rotary Club in 2016.

Hayward Rotary Club is the premier service organization serving the Hayward community since 1922. Our weekly luncheons feature the best and brightest keynote speakers.
Our World is Changing... 2017-04-22 07:00:00Z
WANTED! Rodeo fundraiser volunteers

Contact event chair George Pacheco or volunteer coordinator A.T. Stephens.

Contact event chair George Pacheco or volunteer coordinator A.T. Stephens.

WANTED! Rodeo fundraiser volunteers AT Stephens 2017-04-15 07:00:00Z
Hayward Rotary Club - Community Grant Awards 2017
The Hayward Rotary Community Grant Awards program is focused on services to Hayward children and families. Funding for the Community Grant Awards is made possible through the generous donations of money, time, and volunteer effort by Hayward Rotarians throughout the year. Major annual fundraisers include the Champagne Omelet Brunch and the Rowell Ranch Rodeo food and drink concessions. Hayward Rotary Club and Foundation have provided millions of dollars to support local services and capital projects over the years. The Community Grant Awards are presented annually. Learn more
Hayward Rotary Club - Community Grant Awards 2017 2017-03-19 07:00:00Z
Hayward Rotary Scholars 2016-17

Every child in Hayward has the potential to reach extraordinary achievements. The Hayward Rotary Scholar program, now in its fourth year, honors students who distinguish themselves among their peers by demonstrating phenomenal skill and achievement in school. Each year, students are given this prestigious award who achieve three criteria:
(1) Perfect scores on state standardized tests;
(2) Perfect attendance at school for an entire school year; 
(3) Excellent behavior and role modeling for peers at school.
Hayward Rotary Scholars are presented with commemorative medals and with custom banners bearing their names and achievements which are then permanently hung from the rafters of their schools for all to see. Scholars also receive generous gift bags filled with prizes. Out of 21,000 students in Hayward schools, five stellar students met all the criteria in 2016-17, and were named Hayward Rotary Scholars. Learn more
Hayward Rotary Scholars 2016-17 2017-03-11 08:00:00Z
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'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
Happy 90th Birthday Hayward Rotary!


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