Speaker Date Topic
AL ATTLES Feb 08, 2016
Warriors NBA Legend
Warriors NBA Legend

Currently in his 51st year with the Warriors organization, Al Attles’ current stint with the same team represents the longest active streak in the NBA. The 74-year-old Attles joined the Warriors in 1960 (Philadelphia Warriors’ fifth-round draft choice) and has since been affiliated with the club in one capacity or another, building a unique relationship based on commitment, loyalty and dedication. 

Attles is one of only five players in Warriors history to have his jersey retired (#16) – joining Rick Barry (#24), Wilt Chamberlain (#13), Nate Thurmond (#42) and Tom Meschery (#14) – and remains one of the most publicly recognizable sports figures in the Bay Area. 

His endless contributions locally as a player, executive and civic leader resulted in his much-deserved induction into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1993. Additionally, in the summer of 2006, the newly refurbished outdoor basketball court at Lincoln Square Park in downtown Oakland was permanently renamed “Alvin Attles Court” in honor of the local legend and longtime Oakland resident. 

In the latter stages of the 1969-70 NBA campaign, Attles was named head coach of the Warriors, replacing George Lee after 52 games (spent the final two years of his playing career [1969-70 and 1970-71] as a player/coach). His 30-game stint as head coach to end that season proved to be the start of the longest head coaching run in Warriors franchise history, a 13-plus year tenure which produced, among other highlights, the lone NBA Championship in the club’s West Coast history (1974-75) until the team's storied return to championship in 2015 led by Steph Curry. 

During his 13-year coaching run, Attles guided the Warriors to six playoff berths, two division titles and amassed an overall 557- 518 record, which ranks 20th on the NBA’s all-time coaches winning list. One season after leading Golden State to the NBA title, he led the Warriors to a sparkling 59-23 record in 1975-76, the best mark in franchise history and the top record in the NBA that season. He also was named head coach of the Western Conference All-Star Team in both 1975 and 1976. Attles completed his coaching career in 1982-83 to become the Warriors GM, heading the team’s basketball operations for three years. 

One of the most aggressive and hard-nosed players in the league, Attles earned the unique nickname of “The Destroyer,” which appropriately described his mentality on the floor. During his 11-year NBA career, he averaged 8.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 711 regular-season games and currently ranks fifth on the Warriors all time games played list (711). Furthermore, he was involved in one of the most memorable games in NBA history on March 2, 1962, when he and teammate Wilt Chamberlain combined for 117 points against the New York Knicks, the most ever by a pair of players in league annals. In that game, Attles tallied 17 points (8-8 FG, 1-1 FT), while Chamberlain netted an all-time NBA record 100 points. He retired following the 1970-71 campaign to focus strictly on coaching, eliminating his duel role as player/coach. 

A 1960 graduate of North Carolina A&T, Attles earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and History. He later added a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction to his credentials from the University of San Francisco in 1983. 

Al and his wife, Wilhelmina, reside in Oakland and have two adult children, Alvin III and Erica. 

Presiding on 2/8: Past President Debby DeAngelis (2014-15)

NO MEETING (PRESIDENTS DAY) Feb 15, 2016
In observance of the Presidents Day holiday
DR. SUSAN SPERLING Feb 22, 2016
President of Chabot Community College

 

Presiding on 2/22: President-Elect Sean Reinhart

FRAN DAVID Feb 29, 2016
Hayward City Manager

 

Presiding on 2/29: Past President Bob Sakai (2006-07)

Also on 2/29: New Rotarian Dr. Carla Walter, of Chabot College, delivers her Vocational Talk.

TBA Mar 07, 2016

 

Presiding on 3/7: Past President Paul Martin (2013-14)

TBA Mar 14, 2016

 

Presiding on 3/14: Past President Dave Elkins

SUSAN OLESEK Mar 21, 2016
Enneagram Prison Project

 

Presiding on March 21: Past President George Pacheco

(TENTATIVE) RICK HANSEN Mar 28, 2016
(Tentative) Rotary Community Grants

 

 

Presiding on 3/28: Past President Larry Ratto

DAVID VLIET Apr 04, 2016
Silva Pediatric and Dental Clinic, Firehouse Clinic

(Tentative - date is subject to change)

David Vliet is CEO of Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, operator of the Silva Pediatric and Dental Clinic and the brand new Firehouse Clinic in South Hayward. 

(TENTATIVE) STAN DOBBS Apr 11, 2016
(Tentative) State of Hayward Education
MAYOR BARBARA HALLIDAY Apr 18, 2016
State of the City
OUTSTANDING ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR Apr 25, 2016
Award
TBA May 02, 2016
KUNIO OKUI May 09, 2016
A look back at the internment of Japanese Americans in WWII
A look back at the internment of Japanese Americans in WWII

Longtime Hayward area resident, Kunio Okui looks back on an unforgettable era of American history: World War II and the forced relocation and internment of Japanese Americans. In the 1940s, people of Japanese descent had been contributing to Hayward's rich agricultural history for generations. Most of these community members were American citizens when they were ordered to report to American internment camps deep in the nation's interior. The internment had irrevocable impacts on their lives and futures. Mr. Okui tells the story in a way that heals and reminds us that knowing our history is the best defense against repeating its darkest chapters.

 

Photo by Dorothea Lange on May 8, 1942. Caption: "Hayward, California. Baggage of evacuees of Japanese ancestry stacked at public park as evacuation." Source: National Archives.

NO MONDAY MEETING May 16, 2016
Meet on Tuesday at Castro Valley Rotary instead (Rodeo meeting)
SPECIAL TUESDAY MEETING AT CASTRO VALLEY ROTARY May 17, 2016
Joint meeting with Castro Valley Rotary Club. Topic: Rowell Ranch Rodeo

Special joint meeting of Hayward Rotary Club and Castro Valley Rotary Club
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.

Redwood Canyon Golf Course (formerly Willow Park Golf Course)
The Meadows Restaurant and Event Center 
17007 Redwood Road, Castro Valley 
 

Featured speakers: Russ Fields and Janet Lemmons

‚Äč"Rowell Ranch Rodeo"

 

TBA May 23, 2016
NO MEETING (MEMORIAL DAY) May 30, 2016
In observance of the Memorial Day holiday
TBA Jun 06, 2016
TBA Jun 13, 2016
TBA Jun 20, 2016
(TENTATIVE) NO MEETING - DEMOTION DINNER Jun 27, 2016
(Tentative) Demotion Dinner
 
 
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