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
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On Monday, July 26 Keith Blackey will present a keynote on founding and running the Rotary Club of Kabul City, Afghanistan.
Though Keith’s father was a career Army officer, his childhood dream was to fly Navy
jets, but he did not qualify to be a pilot because of bad vision. Knowing he would be
drafted; he begrudgingly joined the Army like his dad. Fatefully, he was assigned to a
navy squadron after army training and though not a pilot, he lived his dream of flying
on carrier-based jets as a plane captain for three years during the Vietnam War.
In addition to four years in the military during the Vietnam War, and 18 years as an Army
brat, Keith helped start and run Rotary-assisted youth programs for six years during the
Second Persian Gulf War in Iraq and eight years during the current Operation Freedom
in Afghanistan where he was also a founding member of the Rotary Club of Kabul City.
Keith holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and MBA. He has been a
global engineering, sales and marketing executive for several Silicon Valley
companies, and marketing VP of one of the fastest growing Internet companies in
China. He is a 30-year Bay Area resident, member of five non-profit boards, and
founding treasurer for Rotary Club for Global Action, District 5150’s newest club.
Join us for an insightful keynote!
Dr. Randy Overbeck’s award-winning series, The Haunted Shores Mysteries, has inspired a new, intriguing program entitled, “Things Still Go Bump in the Night.” This multi-media presentation explores interesting reports on real ghosts throughout the years, some common beliefs and misconceptions about “the spirit world” and even some controversial photos and a video of actual ghost hauntings you’ll have to see to believe. Hold on to your seats.
Dr. Randy Overbeck is a veteran educator who has served children as a teacher and school leader. For more than three decades, his educational experiences have included responsibilities ranging from coach and yearbook advisor to principal and superintendent and he’s lived the roles of many of the characters in his stories. An accomplished writer, he has been published in trade journals, professional texts and newspapers as well as in fiction, with his third published novel. As a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Dr. Overbeck is an active member of the literary community, contributing to a writers’ critique group, serving as a mentor to emerging writers and participating in writing conferences such as Sleuthfest, Killer Nashville and the Midwest Writers Workshop. When he’s not writing or researching his next exciting novel or sharing his presentation “Things That Go Bump in the Night,” he’s spending time with his incredible family of wife, three children (and their spouses) and seven wonderful grandchildren.
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The much loved and anticipated Child Spree is back this year on August 14. Child Spree is our community service project that has provided much needed clothing and backpacks to disadvantaged K-8 school-aged children in Hayward.
For more info and to sign to volunteer for this wonderful community event, please click here: https://haywardrotary.org/event/child-spree-2021/
Monday, July 12, will be our first meeting under the leadership of President Douglas Den Hartog. It will also be the first time we meet at our Masonic Lodge location since the pandemic!  
This will be a hybrid meeting. Members can choose to attend in person at Masonic Hall, or log into our usual Zoom meeting.
Please join us for a demotion party for Sara Lamnin who has lead us through the pandemic and kept our Club viable.  We will be celebrating Sara and her year at Robin's home in the Hayward Hills. We will be outside  enjoying  appetizers, drinks and fellowship.  
Each year we look forward to this party and we're delighted the pandemic has cooperated and gives us this chance to see each other again while we escort Sara out of her position of Club President to PAST PRESIDENT! 
We look forward to seeing everyone at the party.  You will be able to follow this link to RSVP and pay or you can bring a check at the party.  Call Mona with questions. Please note: only members can register themselves and guests for this event.
Indoor and Outdoor Event Facilities - Lone Tree Cemetery
On Monday June 21, the Hayward Rotary Club will host its first Post-Covid outdoor meeting at the Lone Tree Cemetery.
Hayward's own Ruus-Shakespeareans (https://www.ruus-shakespeareans.org/) will perform their latest production.  Come join your fellow Rotarians  in a safe, physically distant space as we enjoy quality entertainment and break bread together. And perhaps also conduct some club business!
Kindly RSVP with Mona if you haven't filled out the event survey yet.
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On  June 14 Parker Rodrigues will give a keynote on sourcing renewable energy  from Windfloat, a floating support structure for offshore wind turbines with a simple, economic and patented design.

Parker Rodrigues is a Structural Engineer with Principle Power Inc, a global leader in offshore-floating wind turbine technology. Log in on Monday to learn all it!
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Hello, Fellow Rotarians!
We meet In Person & Online
Mondays at 12:15 PM
Masonic Lodge
1074 B Street,
Hayward, CA 94541
United States of America
Starting July 2021, until further notice, our Club will meet in person at the Masonic Lodge location as well as online via Zoom.
Upcoming Events
Keith Blackey
Jul 26, 2021 12:15 PM
“14 Years Starting and Running Youth Programs and a Rotary Club in Combat Zones”.
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