Welcome To The Hayward Rotary Club!
Hayward Rotary Club is a non-partisan, non-political service organization. Our members are leaders in business, education, government, nonprofit, and community service. Rotarians come from many diverse walks of life, and we are united in giving back to our community. Hayward Rotary Club and Foundation have contributed millions of dollars of support to vital projects and programs that build a stronger future for Hayward and the world. Do you want to give back to the community in an organized way, in the company of distinguished community leaders? Do you have what it takes to become a Hayward Rotary Club member? Find out by attending our weekly luncheons, by talking to Rotarians, and by browsing this website. Learn more
Craig Braemer, MS, CFA®, CFP® - Portfolio Manager - Blossom Wealth  Management | LinkedIn
Craig Braemer is the current President of the SF Bay Area Chapter of BetterInvesting. As a volunteer for this 501(c)(3) organization, it is their goal to help people become lifetime investors. He has been investing for over 40 years and joined San Francisco Chapter in 1992. Craig has developed and taught a number of classes for his local chapter as well teaching at the BetterInvesting national level over the past ten years. He works for a Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) as a Portfolio Manager at Blossom Wealth Management LLC. He has several designations including the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and the Certified Financial Planning designation (CFP ® ). His primary interest outside of investing includes going to SF Giants baseball games, hiking with the family dogs, Disneyland and soccer.
On Monday, April 3, Craig will discuss what is happening in the market regarding inflation, interest rates and the stock market. How much longer with the Federal Reserve continue to raise interest rates? Finally, he will spend a few minutes discussing some long term investment concepts that many people should consider.
On Monday, March 27, David Tucker, managing director of public affairs for Alaska Airlines in California, will address the future of the airline industry, post-COVID. His company is betting on an extraordinary comeback in air travel, spending a record amount on airplane purchases in 2022 and committing to more than $2 billion in infrastructure improvements at the airports it serves. Alaska has 1,200 flights nationally a day, nearly 100 between 12 California cities, including all three Bay Area international airports.
Many Hayward Rotarians will remember David as the former public relations director and Hayward liaison for Waste Management of Alameda County.
Please join us for our Champagne Omelet Brunch fundraiser, Sunday, March 26, 2023, 8a-12:30pm. Enjoy a delicious custom omelet, talk with community leaders, and support even more great projects in Hayward. Tickets are only $15 for adults and $5 for children (12y and younger) https://haywardrotary.org/event/hayward-rotary-champagne-omelet-brunch/
For 100 years, Hayward Rotary has been honored to partner with local leaders and organizations to provide community benefits such as Silva Pediatric Clinic, the pavilion in the Japanese Garden, a 10-15 bed residential unit in the Hayward Navigation Center, the children's playground at Giualini Plaza, books for every third grade student in Hayward, and the Children's Reading room at the downtown library. Contributions to these and dozens of other projects, grants, and community services are supported through the club's fundraising efforts such as this signature event.
On Monday, March 20, Mayor Mark Salinas will present the State of the City to our club.
Mayor Mark Salinas is a proud Hayward native.  He was born at St. Rose Hospital and grew up in South Hayward in the Schafer Park Neighborhood. After graduating from Hayward High he attended Chabot College and later transferred to San Francisco State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in La Raza Studies and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and Public Policy Studies.
He started his career in education 26 years ago at San Francisco State University. Today, he teaches Ethnic Studies and History at Chabot College and occasionally is a lecturer in the Ethnic Studies Department at California State University, East Bay. For 29 years he has been a volunteer at The Kids’ Breakfast Club, a non-profit organization in Hayward responsible for feeding thousands of deserving children and their families when school isn't in session.  For the past 17 years, he has served as the Executive Director.
In 2010, he was elected to the Hayward City Council. After two successful re-elections, in 2022 he was elected Mayor. 

On Monday, March 13 Tanvir Dhillon and Heather Figueroa will  present information related to the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) programs and events in Hayward Unified School District.


Tanvir Dhillon is the Hayward Unified School District’s  Administrator on Special Assignment for VAPA. Tanvir graduated from UC San Diego with a BS in Physiology and Neuroscience and has earned an MA in Urban Education and Administration from Loyola Marymount University School of Education. He began his career in HUSD as a teacher at Hayward High School teaching AP Biology, Biology, Biotechnology, and AP Macroeconomics. He continued his work in the district as a Partner Teacher (TOSA) and Assistant Principal at Chavez Middle School. He’s been in the VAPA role for about 4 years. 


Heather Figueroa is the Music Coordinator for Hayward Unified where she not only grew up, but also began her teaching career.  She graduated from Mount Eden High School, where she was a member of the choirs and band.  She went on to earn her Bachelor’s of Music in Vocal Performance, and a Master’s of Music in Music Education and Vocal Performance from Holy Names University. She earned her multiple subject teaching credential from Chapman University and her administrative credential from CSUEB.  She began her career in education, teaching K-6 music in HUSD, and a few years later started teaching general education.  She spent the following two decades teaching general education in Alameda.  Heather maintained her deep involvement in music throughout the years.  For the last fifteen years she has been an active member of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel, and also continues to be involved in vocal and instrumental solo and ensemble work.






On Monday, March 6, Steven Campbell, MSIS will present an eye-opening look at how our brains conform to the messages we give them. By knowing how to optimize those messages, our brains will literally rewire themselves to create new, positive self-images of how we see ourselves, and who we want to be. Understanding this opens doors to creating more success in our health, personal relationships, and businesses.

In this presentation, you will:

  • Discover how your brain learns from your thoughts and the information you feed it.

  • Understand how your brain believes and accepts everything you tell it.

  • Learn to think in new ways that will help you make positive life changes.




Andrea Schwab-Galindo is the Chief Executive Officer of Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center. Andrea joined TVHC in January of 2013, and has grown with the organization from her role as Compliance and Risk Management Manager to Director of Quality and Compliance, to Chief Administrative Officer, to her current role as CEO.

Andrea has nearly 20 years of experience in public health, nonprofit program management, and workforce and leadership development. Before her work at TVHC, she held various positions at other community health centers, where she managed programmatic and compliance components of federal contracts and programs. She has worked with various nonprofits in South America, implementing microfinance, sustainability, and community health projects. Andrea serves on various boards. She is currently serving on the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) board, the State-wide association of community health centers, where she is part of the executive committee and serves as the Chair of the Legislative Committee. She is also a board member of the Alameda Alliance for Health, a managed care plan, where she represents the network of clinics in Alameda County. Andrea also serves as Chair of the Community Health Center Network (CHCN) and Secretary of the Alameda Health Consortium

Andrea received two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of California, Berkeley in Legal Studies and Latin American Studies, a Master’s degree in Public Health from San Jose State University, and a Master’s Certification in Corporate Health Care Compliance from George Washington University. She is also a graduate of the Healthforce Center at UCSF, Clinic Leadership Institute, and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Executive Health
Care Leadership Program. Under Andrea’s leadership, TVHC won the 2021 California Nonprofit of the Year Award, representing the 20th Assembly District for its outstanding service in providing care to its patients and community members during the COVID-19 pandemic. And in 2022, Andrea was the 20th Assembly District’s Woman of the Year recipient in the Health category.

Originally from Cartagena, Colombia, Andrea made the Bay Area her home over 25 years ago. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling abroad, and gardening. With her firm belief that healthcare is a human right, Andrea works with passion toward advancing public health, civil rights, and empowering the future of the community health center workforce and future leaders. She resides in the East Bay with her husband, son, and two mischievous dogs.

California State treasurer Fiona Ma will be our esteemed Keynote speaker on Monday, Feb 06.
Fiona Ma is California’s 34th State Treasurer. She was first elected on November 6, 2018, with more votes (7,825,587) than any other candidate for treasurer in the state's history and reelected on November 8, 2022. She is the first woman of color and the first woman Certified Public Accountant (CPA) elected to the position. The State Treasurer’s Office was created in the California Constitution in 1849. It provides financing for schools, roads, housing, recycling and waste management, hospitals, public facilities, and other crucial infrastructure projects that better the lives of residents. California is the world’s fifth-largest economy and Treasurer Ma is the state’s primary banker. Presently, her office processes more than $3 trillion in banking transactions. She provides transparency and oversight for the government’s investment portfolio and accounts, as well as for the state’s surplus funds. Treasurer Ma oversees an investment portfolio that currently averages over $200 billion—a significant portion of which is beneficially owned by more than 2,200 local governments in California. She serves as agent of sale for all State bonds and is trustee of billions of dollars of state indebtedness.
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Mondays at 12:00 PM
Masonic Lodge
1074 B Street,
Hayward, CA 94541
United States of America
Our club meets in-person at the Hayward Masonic Lodge.
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Craig Braemer
Apr 03, 2023 12:15 PM
Making Sense of Today’s Economy and Long Term Investing
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