Speaker Date Topic
A Compass and A Camera: A Year in Vietnam
A Compass and A Camera: A Year in Vietnam

Steven Burchik is a Vietnam veteran and retired U.S. Army Sergeant who served in the role of a forward observer with the army's 1st Infantry Division mortar platoon from June 1968 to June 1969.  

While in Vietnam, Sgt. Burchik brought a personal camera along to record the daily activities of his platoon. Over the course of his tour of duty, he took more than 4,000 photographs which he shipped home to his wife.

The photos were stored in a closet for decades, until a few years ago when he was asked to show them to a local high school English class. Following that presentation, a selection of sixty-five of his photos went on exhibition at the Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery in December 2014. The photos were later exhibited at the Contra Costa County Administration building in November 2015. 

Sgt. Burchik's extraordinary photos and the stories behind them were recently published in a book, Compass and a Camera, A Year in Vietnam.

Presiding on 7/25: President Sean Reinhart
Also on 7/25: María Ochoa - Blue Badge Ceremony

Hayward STEM Community Engagement Project
Hayward STEM Community Engagement Project

Janiene M. Langford is the Program Manager with the California State University, East Bay Institute for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Education. 

Ms. Langford will be presenting a recap of the first ever Hayward STEM Community Engagement Project, led by the Institute for STEM Education. The program brought together local educational institutions, business, and government to support college and career exploration for Hayward high school students. All four Hayward public high schools were represented – Hayward High, Brenkwitz Continuation, Tennyson High, and Mt. Eden High – and more than 50 businesses and organizations in Hayward and the surrounding areas participated.

Focusing on the importance of STEM education in the future success of Hayward students, this major new program created a bridge to crucial pieces of our community and set a path for a sustainable future. The central four pieces of the program included STEM in Government, a Business & Education Mixer, a Hayward STEM Career Awareness Day, and a STEM College Expo.‚Äč

Ms. Langford was appointed to her current position with CSU in October, 2014. In a relatively short time, she has successfully worked to connect industry and education across the Bay Area, leading and supporting projects in Berkeley, Concord, Emeryville, Hayward, Oakland, Richmond, San Francisco, San Jose, and beyond. Ms. Langford's role at CSU includes the development of programs that bring together key community stakeholders to support youth in STEM literacy and college and career exploration.

In addition to being a Hayward Rotary Club member, Ms. Langford is a proud resident of Hayward and an active member of the Hayward community, serving on various committees and volunteering weekly at the Hayward Animal Shelter with her husband, Abraham. 

Presiding on 8/1: President Sean Reinhart
‚ÄčAlso on 8/1: Connie Willis Vocational Talk


President of Chabot Community College

Dr. Susan Sperling is President of Chabot College. Dr. Sperling, a Hayward Rotary Club member, will provide an overview of current goings on at Hayward's renowned and beloved community college.

Presiding on 8/8: President Sean Reinhart

Also on 8/8: Anna May Vocational Talk.

JEFF ORTH Aug 15, 2016
Rotary District 5170 Governor
Rotary District 5170 Governor


District 5170 Governor

2016 – 2017

Rotary Club of Gilroy


Jeff Orth is a member of the Rotary Club of Gilroy where he joined in 1999. He served as President in 2005-2006, the 100th Anniversary year of Rotary. Activities he is most proud of is the formation of “JumpStart”, a District-wide program providing ‘at risk’ youth with pajamas, sport bags, alarm clocks, and notebook computers; the Chartering the Gilroy Sunrise Club; and bringing all the clubs in Area 6 together to collaborate on local and international service projects.

Jeff has held many positions at both the local and district level, including Area Representative for the Foundation, Assistant Governor, New Generations Chair, Lieutenant Governor, and the 2015 District Conference Chair. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and a past recipient of the Ward Garing Award for outstanding service to youth in the District.

Jeff and his wife, Barbara, have three children and three grandchildren. Jeff began volunteering for the Gilroy Garlic Festival and found himself involved in other community service activities. Jeff enjoys being a Rotarian for the many service opportunities involvement brings and the ability of Rotary to multiply the actions of a few to the benefit of many. He is fond of saying, “I joined Rotary for business and fellowship. I stayed to change the world.”

SUSIE AMARO Aug 22, 2016
California Airways - Aviation in Hayward
Hayward Downtown Streets Team
In Observance of the Labor Day holiday
A.T. STEPHENS Sep 12, 2016
Hayward Area Historical Society

A.T. Stephens is the executive director of the Hayward Area Historical Society. Mr. Stephens, a Hayward Rotary Club member since 2014, will present fascinating tidbits from Hayward's history, as well as the latest goings-on and new developments at everyone's favorite local museum, the Hayward Center for History and Culture.

TBA Sep 19, 2016
TBA Sep 26, 2016
PAUL MARTIN Oct 03, 2016
Hayward Rotary Club Foundation Annual Meeting

The Hayward Rotary Club Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization, was incorporated in October 1990. Its finances and operations are managed by an elected Foundation Board of Directors and Officers composed exclusively of active Hayward Rotary Club members. The Foundation's board and operations are separate and distinct from the Club's board and operations.

The Foundation reports annually to the members of the Hayward Rotary Cub at a regular Club Meeting. Paul Martin is the incoming President of the Foundation Board, and will preside over the 2016 annual meeting.

In the mid 1980's, the idea arose to establish a Foundation to insulate the Club's finances from the irregular cash flow of the  income from its major fundraiser at the time, the Rowell Ranch Rodeo food concessions, and to be able to make more money available for local projects. The Foundation was established with an initial fund of $250,000, formed through major contributions from the "Gang of 20" Rotarians led by Sheriff Charley Plummer.

The Foundation ensures a sustainable source of funds available for use regardless of the results of other fundraisers. The Foundation's endowment currently stands at approximately $1.3 million. Annually, the Foundation makes 3% of the undesignated June 30th balance of the Fund available to the incoming Club President for use on their Club board-approved project(s).  These funds can be combined with other funds but must be spent by the President prior to the end of their term as Immediate Past President.

In 2005, Past President John Hunter set and achieved a goal to increase the endowment of the Foundation to $1,000,000. In recognition of this milestone, a Dinner Celebration was held in the Hayward City Hall Rotunda.

Today, many Rotarians, Individuals and Corporate Sponsors choose to donate tax-deductible funds directly to the Foundation either as unrestricted, restricted or specifically designated contributions.

The Hayward Rotary Club Foundation is proud of its accomplishments such as helping to fund Hayward Rotary Club Local Projects such as the Silva Pediatric and Dental Clinic, Newman Park, Centennial Children's Park, The Dictionary Project, Field of Dreams, Mia's Dream Park, Eden Area ROP / Hayward Fire Department Fire Science training center, Hayward's 21st Century Library, and many other local and international endeavors.

Hayward Rotary Club - Established 1922
Mailing address: P.O. Box 629, Hayward CA 94543 USA
Meeting location: Masonic Hall, 1074 B Street, Hayward CA 94541 USA   |   Phone: (510) 632-0804