|OUTSTANDING ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR||May 09, 2016||
|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
Featured speakers: Russ Fields and Janet Lemmons
"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||
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