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
Hayward inventor Jane Guy, who has developed a newly-patented writing tool that mitigates dyslexia, will be the featured presenter at the July 15 luncheon meeting of the Hayward Rotary Club. An estimated 40 million American adults have dyslexia, a neurological disorder causing difficulties with reading comprehension. It contributes to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words, making it difficult to read. Guy has several patented inventions, but for more details on her latest, go to: www.darsapathways.com.
Kim Huggett, the 103rd president in the history of the Hayward Rotary Club, will give a presentation on the club's goals for the program year that began July 1 when it meets on Monday, July 8 at noon at the Masonic Hall, 1074 B St., Hayward. 
Huggett, who serves on four local nonprofit boards of directors, is former president and CEO of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce and, prior to that, had stints as public relations director for Cal State East Bay and the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District.
Highlights of the year are expected to include the annual Child Spree book and backpack giveaway, omelet feed at Chabot College, book distribution to every third grade student in the city, and concession service at the Rowell Ranch Rodeo. The club's fund-raising efforts allowed it to give more than $138,000 in community and project grants to nonprofit organizations last year. 
We will be dark on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. We meet again on June 3.
Kevin Dowling, senior major gifts officer for Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, will be the featured presenter on Monday, June 17 for the luncheon meeting of the Hayward Rotary Club. 
Habitat for Humanity has a significant presence in Hayward, and currently new homes are under construction on A Street. The organization offers programs in Hayward to make affordable home repairs and arranges reduced utility rates for low-income households. Habitat also administers Measure A1 Bond funds, for Hayward that  empowers low-income homeowners to remain safely in their homed with affordable, low-interest deferred payment loans to qualified homeowners. 
Dowling is a former development director for Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, development director for the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Leandro, and served for 12 years on the Hayward City Council. 
The future of Hayward's shoreline, which is threatened by rising tides, will be the subject of a presentation to the Hayward Rotary Club on June 10 from Devan Reiff of the Hayward Area Shoreline Protection Agency.

The organization was established in 1970 and is a joint powers agency consisting of representatives from the City of Hayward, East Bay Regional Park District and the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District. It has completed a long-range master plan that identifies adaptation measures to prepare for sea level rise, ranging from natural solutions, such as wetland restoration, to man-made improvements, like levees and sea walls.
Through the efforts of HASPA and its member agencies, over 3,150 acres have been purchased for public ownership, preserved, restored, or are in the process of being returned to wetlands, marshes, and protected uplands. 
Reiff is a principal planner with the East Bay Regional Park District.
Current chair of HASPA is Hayward City Council Member Francisco Zermeno. 
Ronald P. Gerhard, chancellor of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, will be the featured presenter when the Hayward Rotary Club meets for its luncheon Monday, June 3.  Gerhard's presentation is entitled: "Advancing Student Success and Workforce Development Through Regional Collaboration."
Founded in Hayward/San Leandro in 1961, the two-college district serves 29,000 students annually. The district continues to build back enrollment following the pandemic, but is in a financially solid position with sufficient reserves. In June 2016, Voters approved a $950 million facilities bond measure for the district by a 64% margin. 
In April, Gerhard was awarded the Distinguished Administrator Award by the Association of California Community College Administrators.
Twenty-seven years ago Yesenia Sanchez took an entry level position with the Alameda County Sheriff's Department and, in January 2023, became not only its first woman sheriff, but the first Latina. Sheriff Sanchez will address the Hayward Rotary Club at its luncheon meeting Monday, May 20
Born in Hayward, Sanchez started in the Alameda County Sheriff's Office in 1997 as an entry-level technician. In 2001, she became a sworn deputy, in 2020, she  became division commander overseeing the Santa Rita Jail.
She is the 23rd sheriff in county history and supervises a $429 million budget, 1,000 sworn officers and 600 non-sworn.
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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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