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
Memorial Day: Remembrance, Parades, and the Unofficial Start of Summer -  Central Texas Orthodontics
We will be dark on Monday,May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. We meet again on June 6.
On Monday, May 23 our own fellow Rotarian JP Sahi will present a keynote on RotaCare. RotaCare Free Medical Clinics provide care to a growing population of working and unemployed residents who are unable to pay for or access primary and urgent medical care services.

Ms. Sahi is responsible for providing oversight of clinic operations, development and management support to advance the organization's mission, as well as participating in program and strategic planning, evaluation, and fund development.

Ms. Sahi has over ten years of management experience as a professional in healthcare-related nonprofit organizations. She has worked with community clinics in the East Bay, including Tri-City Health Center, Axis Community Health, and the Center for Elders' Independence. Her area of focus is healthcare operations and compliance. Ms. Sahi joined RotaCare Bay Area as the Director of Clinic Operations in August 2015, after leaving a position at Safeway, Inc. in Pleasanton, managing the Specialty Pharmacy (Health and Wellness) at the corporate headquarters. She holds an M.S. in Health Care Administration and an MBA in Operations Management.

Ms. Sahi is involved in community health efforts for which she serves on the Board of Community Health Partnership and as a Commissioner on the Alameda County Public Health Commission.

A person walking in front of the Downtown Hayward Library
On Monday, May 16, the Rotary Club of Hayward will tour the Hayward Public Library as part of its program. We will meet at the second floor conference room at noon that day.

Please note that on Tuesday May 10 we will meet jointly with the Castro Valley Rotary Club. There will be no meeting on Monday, May 9.

Rowell Ranch Rodeo is celebrating 100 years of Rodeo on May 20 to 22. The speakers Russ Fields & Bridgette Davila will discuss this anniversary and the history of the Rowell Ranch Rodeo. The Rodeo Queen will share her experiences preparing to represent the Rodeo in May and at the Parade in Castro Valley and throughout Northern California.



PG&E has had to address the outfall of ferocious Northern California wildfires over the past few years and is now addressing the upcoming fire season by ramping up a 10,000-mile undergrounding initiative and preventing wildfires before they start by using enhanced safety settings that automatically turn off power if the system detects a threat. Sarah Yoell, government affairs liaison for Hayward and a member of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce Government Relations Council, will discuss these and other weapons PG&E will be using to address the upcoming wildfire season, which experts are saying could be extraordinarily dangerous because it will feed on drought conditions. Join us on May 2nd.


A Conversation With Sandy Rosenthal, Founder of Levees.org - The Atlantic


Sandy Rosenthal of Levees.org will be our keynote presenter on Monday, April 25.

Sandy wrote “Words Whispered in Water: Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina”. This was part of her organization’s mission to investigate the Army Corps of Engineers role in the levee failures that caused the widespread flooding of New Orleans in August 2005. Katrina was the costliest natural disaster in US History, claiming more than 1,800 lives and causing over 125 billion dollars in damages. The worldwide insurance industry paid out over 82 Billion, more than 2x the next costliest insurance disaster – the Earthquake and tsunami in Japan

Ms. Rosenthal lives in New Orleans but has spoken to several local organizations here in the Bay Area as many areas here, including Alameda County, are also in parts “protected” by levees, many of which could also fail.  She’ll be presenting in-person on Monday.




Editorial: Elect grown-ups to Hayward school board (East Bay Times)
Each Year our Club gives out thousands of dollars to organizations through the Community Grants program. Chair Robert Carlson will present an update on the selection process this year and the finalists that received this year's grants.



Dr. Maria Montessori, the 20th-century physician/educator, spoke of "a new humanity brought about by a new education". If this new education is to be the solution to humanity's challenges, then teachers must be the formula. They must be the guides for the student, the resources for the curriculum, and the designers of the learning environment. What can we, as a society, do to reimagine our teachers as the guardians of humanity and ensure the success of their mission?


Elaine Blasi, Superintendent Hayward Twin Oaks Montessori School is our keynote speaker for Monday, April 4. Elaine Blasi brings more than 40 years of expertise to the field of education teaching and administrating in both independent and charter schools, serving students from early childhood through university. In addition, Elaine has worked as a consultant to non-profits who seek assistance in the areas of governance and leadership. Elaine has her B.S.F.S. from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and an M.Ed in International Education from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. She is currently a doctoral student in Humanistic Psychology at Saybrook University, specializing in Creativity Studies. Elaine is AMS (American Montessori Society) credentialed in Early Childhood and Secondary I/II. She is a former commissioner for the AMS School Accreditation Commission and a past member of the AMS Board. She has served as an accreditation visiting team member for HAIS (Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools), WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), AMS (American Montessori Society), and MACTE (Montessori Accreditation Commission for Teacher Education).



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We meet In Person & Online
Mondays at 12:15 PM
Masonic Lodge
1074 B Street,
Hayward, CA 94541
United States of America
Our Club meets in person at the Masonic Lodge location as well as online via Zoom, except the first and third Mondays of each month which are in-person only meetings.
Upcoming Events
No Meeting
May 30, 2022 12:15 PM
Dark for Memorial Day
Special Club meeting
Jun 06, 2022 12:15 PM
Club assembly
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