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California Assembly District 20 Update
California Assembly District 20 Update

Assemblyman Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) represents the 20th District of California. Assemblyman Quirk, a Hayward Rotary Club member since 2005, will deliver his entertaining keynote presentation, "Bipartisan Successes and Failures in the 2015-16 California Legislative Session"

As the oldest of seven children growing up near Boston, Bill started taking responsibility at an early age. Bill excelled in school and became an Eagle Scout. 

After earning his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Columbia at the age of 24, Bill joined NASA as a research scientist and supervised one of the first studies of climate change: the Goddard Institute Climate Model.

From there, Bill worked in the computer industry in Silicon Valley before settling into a career at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL), where he established himself in the fields of atmospheric science and nuclear testing. Bill studied nuclear programs in numerous foreign countries. Bill prepared reports for the Presidential Daily Brief and played a key role in the negotiations for the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.  Teaching physics at Columbia, Caltech and UC Davis helped Bill formulate his lifelong interest in education. 

Bill has a strong record of public service, beginning with his tenure as PTA president while his children attended Hayward public schools. Since moving to Hayward in 1978, Bill served the community as President of Hayward Friends of the Library and Chair, Hayward Library Commission. He is a Member of Hayward Rotary, Hayward Area Historical Society.

Bill served from 2004-12 on the Hayward City Council. While on the Council, Bill served on the Board of Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency, and the Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency. While on the city council, Bill has been dedicated to revitalizing Hayward through promoting jobs and safe and clean neighborhoods. 

In the assembly, Bill has stressed simplifying regulations and streamlining the regulatory processes for individuals and businesses while still protecting workers, consumers, and the environment. He is dedicated to achieving the greenhouse reduction values of AB32 in a way that achieves affordable and reliable energy.
Bill is serving on the Assembly Public Safety committee and has served as chair. In this role, he was dedicated to reducing the crime rate in California by reducing the recidivism rate and improving methods of policing.
Bill has been a union member for 30 years and has served on the board of CWA local 9119, which has over 10,000 members at all the University of California Campuses. 

Bill and his wife Laurel moved to the Hayward area in 1978 and have been married for over 45 years. They raised two children who attended Hayward public schools and the University of California. 

Hayward's Historic (Haunted) Houses

Heather Farquhar is the Collections and Historic Properties Manager for Hayward Area Historical Society. Ms. Farquhar will present chilling tales of paranormal activity at Hayward's historic houses, "Are Hayward's Historic Houses Haunted? Paranormal Investigations at Meek and McConaghy."

Heather Farquhar has an undergraduate degree in History with a European emphasis from CSU Hayward (EB) and a graduate degree in Museum Studies from John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley. Ms. Farquhar has worked for the Hayward Area Historical Society since 2005. The paranormal investigations at the Meek Mansion and McConaghy House began in 2008 when she was approached by the American Paranormal Research Association regarding opening the houses for them to investigate. During those investigations they asked if we would be interested in doing a investigations as a fund raiser and in 2009 assisted the historical society with the first Voices of the Past event. It has since expanded into a year round fund raiser that combines both investigations for the public and ones for private groups.

Public Safety Update

Gregory Ahern is the Sheriff of Alameda County. Sheriff Ahern will deliver his annual "Public Safety Update" for Alameda County.

Gregory Ahern was born September 1957 in Oakland, California. A lifelong resident of Alameda County, he graduated from Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward in 1975. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga. Sheriff Ahern was hired as a Deputy Sheriff in 1980, was promoted to Sergeant in 1986, promoted to Lieutenant in 2000, promoted to Captain in 2003, promoted to Commander in 2005, and promoted to Assistant Sheriff in 2006. On June 6, 2006, Gregory J. Ahern was elected Sheriff and became the 22nd Sheriff of Alameda County on January 8, 2007. 

Sheriff Ahern has been actively involved in the development and implementation of a number of programs which have proven to be highly beneficial to the citizens of Alameda County, including the Youth and Family Services Bureau, Drug Education and Enforcement programs, Cold Case DNA Unit, D.U.I. Enforcement Unit, and coordinator of the Strategic Planning process for the future health of the organization. Sheriff Ahern also initiated the Urban Shield tactical training exercise that provides a training venue to several thousand first responders each year. The focus is to test the skills, tactics and equipment of the participating tactical teams, as well as first responders’ regional ability to coordinate and sustain law enforcement, medical, and emergency services in the event of a large-scale terrorist attack or natural disaster.

LINDA GRANGER Nov 14, 2016
Eden Area Regional Occupation Program
In Observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday
Hayward Animal Shelter
TBA Dec 05, 2016
MICHAEL COBB Dec 12, 2016
St. Rose Foundation - FACES for the Future
In Observance of the Christmas Holiday
NO MEETING - NEW YEAR'S Jan 02, 2017
In Observance of the New Year Holiday
FRAN DAVID Jan 30, 2017

Fran David is retired City Manager of Hayward. She retired in 2016 after more than 40 years in public service, including as Hayward's City Manager for six years.

Ms. David will present an innovative look at a key issue in the region - Housing - from the perspective of a public CEO.

RICK HANSEN Feb 13, 2017
Hayward Rotary Community Grant Awards