Speaker Date Topic
OUTSTANDING ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR May 09, 2016
Award
NO MONDAY MEETING May 16, 2016
Special meeting 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"

 

KATIA GOMEZ May 23, 2016
How Education Changes Lives for Under-Served Youth Around the World

Katia Gomez is the Executive Director of Educate2Envision (E2E) International, a nongovernmental organization that helps build schools and educate impoverished children in central Honduras

Ms. Gomez, a past Rotary Scholar, took top prize at the nationally televised VH1 Do Something! Awards in 2012. The awards honor young adults 25 and under for their social change projects. Gomez won a winged shoe trophy—and a $100,000 grant—for creating Educate2Envision (E2E).

Ms. Gomez first went to Honduras in 2009 as an undergraduate at the University of California, San Diego, to volunteer during spring break. There she saw the effects of extreme poverty in a country where nearly half of the population is age 16 or younger and more than half of all Hondurans survive on the equivalent of $2 a day. Children in the region rarely get more than a few years of formal education. Many end up working in their family’s fields, or starting families as early as 14.

From a pilot program established on a shoestring budget, Educate2Envision has expanded to three remote communities, where Gomez and her coworkers have brought secondary education to more than 450 students.

In 2012, Forbes Magazine named Ms. Gomez one of its Top 12 “Amazing Young Entrepreneurs Doing Good”. The following year, Newsweek named her one of its "Top 25 Women Under 25 in the World to Watch." 

Ms. Gomez served as District Chair for CARE USA in 2009-2011, speaking to politicians in Washington DC and locally about the importance of empowering women and girls to conquer global poverty; and she was a 2015 Global Fellow for Ashoka, the largest network of social entrepreneurs investing in innovative change-makers worldwide

Ms. Gomez has been a featured speaker at youth conferences worldwide including: Millennium Campus Conference, Women Deliver International Conference, and Hugh O Brian World Summit. She earned her Master of Public Health from Boston University and her B.A. in International Studies from the University of California, San Diego.

Ms. Gomez is a native of San Leandro and a Moreau Catholic High School alumna.

She will share her experiences working in international development and how she and her nonprofit organization have developed a unique way to make education accessible for under-served youth in Honduras.

Presiding on 5/23: President-Elect Sean Reinhart

NO MEETING (MEMORIAL DAY) May 30, 2016
In observance of the Memorial Day holiday
RONNIE STEWART Jun 06, 2016
Russell City Blues Festival
WENDY WINSTED Jun 13, 2016
Sulphur Creek Nature Center - Wildlife rescue and conservation
MICHAEL BARRINGTON Jun 20, 2016
Tales of service abroad

Our keynote speaker is Michael J. Barrington.

Michael J. Barrington is healthcare CEO who has spent more than twenty years as a project consultant for international governments and NGO's. As a 'trouble shooter' for Rotary International, he travels all over the world reviewing and assessing major humanitarian projects.

Mr. Barrington has worked with many world charities: US AID, Oxfam, World health Organization, CAFOD, etc. and is considered to an expert in the field of humanitarian relief.

He has lived in West Africa for ten years and Latin America for five. He speaks fluent French, Spanish and good Portuguese as well as several African languages and has initiated, managed and monitored projects in more than 20 countries. 

Mr. Barrington will deliver a talk about his experiences in Africa provding humanitarian relief in Africa.

 

NO MEETING - DEMOTION DINNER Jun 27, 2016
Demotion Dinner

Save the date for the official demotion of President Andy Krake, done Rotary-style. More details coming soon.

NO MEETING (JULY 4 HOLIDAY) Jul 04, 2016
In observance of Independence Day
CINDY JOHNSON Jul 11, 2016
Hayward Literacy Plus
STEVEN BURCHIK Jul 25, 2016
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.

JANIENE LANGFORD Aug 01, 2016
Hayward STEM Impact Program
DR. SUSAN SPERLING Aug 08, 2016
President of Chabot Community College
 
 
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