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
26-year-old Bay Area native Indy Nelson is vying for the world record of the youngest person to travel to every country. However, he's having trouble convincing Guinness World Records to acknowledge his record. On April 12, Indy will talk about his travels and his attempt at breaking the world record for being the youngest and fastest to visit all Sovereign countries.
Office of the Superintendent

Dr. Wayne is our special keynote speaker on Monday, April 5. Matt Wayne is the Superintendent of the Hayward Unified School District.  Dr. Wayne strives daily to support schools in creating challenging, thoughtful and joyous learning experiences for children.  This has been his focus throughout his career in education—as a middle school language arts teacher in New York; as vice-principal, then principal of a large, Title 1 school in San Pablo, California; as an Executive Director for elementary schools in San Francisco, and as a literacy consultant in California and New York, and as first the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in HUSD and then Superintendent. Dr. Wayne brings a student and school centered approach to district leadership, focused on deeper learning and creating relationship-centered schools.

Dr. Wayne earned an undergraduate degree in rhetoric and his doctorate in Educational Leadership from UC Berkeley.  He also served as a lecturer in the Leadership for Educational Equity Program at UC Berkeley. Dr. Wayne also earned a Masters of Arts in English Education and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University.



Brell Brill of Southern Comfort Kitchen will be our keynote speaker on Monday, March 29.
Brett will share his experience of  being  part of  a successful family-owned food business. Log in to hear all the delicious tidbits!
Special Operations Division | City of Hayward - Official website
On Monday, March 22, our keynote speaker will be Capt. Bryan Matthews of the Hayward Police Department.
Bryan was born and raised in the City of Hayward and is a graduate of Chabot College and Cal State Hayward where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.  During the course of his career, he has worked a wide variety of assignments and successfully completed several leadership programs, including the California Command College, FBI National Academy, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government program.  He has proudly served the City and this community for over 22 years and is currently the senior Captain assigned to the Special Operations Division.
Social Hour — Paloma Creek HOA
This Monday the 15th, the Club will host a social hour. After the usual Club business is dispensed members will be sent to break out rooms, so that they may chat and catch up within a small group. The past social hour meetings have been lots of fun so don't miss it!
Dr. Cathy Sandeen, who became president of Cal State East Bay on Jan. 4, will make Hayward Rotary one of her first community visits at the club meeting on Monday, March 8.
A native of the East Bay, President Sandeen was chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage from September 2018-December 2020, and chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW-Extension for four years. As VP for education attainment and innovation at the American Council on Education, she led ACE's nationwide effort to increase post-secondary educational attainment.
She also held leadership positions in the University of California system including at UCLA, Santa Cruz and San Francisco.
She graduated with a bachelor’s in speech pathology from Humboldt State, earned a master’s in broadcast communication from San Francisco State, an MBA from UCLA, and a doctorate in communication from the University of Utah. A prolific writer and speaker, she has published and presented widely on the issues surrounding educational innovation and nontraditional students.
While taking on the challenges of leading a university during a pandemic, she also sees opportunities such as reconnection with the City of Hayward after resolution last October of 11 years of legal disputes over campus growth.
Tommie Lindsey - MacArthur Foundation

Our Keynote speaker on March 1 will be Dr. Tommie Lindsey. Dr. Lindsey graduated from the University of San Francisco with a major in Communication Arts and Social Science. Lindsey was a college valedictorian but began his career teaching incarcerated children.  Lindsey recently retired after 41 years as a coach and mentor from James Logan High School's Forensics team in Union City, California. The forensics team at James Logan High School has had unparalleled success, becoming the first school in the history of the National Speech & Debate Association to have won a School of Excellence Award for 19 consecutive years. He has proven that success in speech, school, and life can be achieved by students whom others label as disadvantaged or at risk. 


His philosophy has always been to “recognize that every child has a voice, and to work insatiably to create an environment where they discover the skills necessary to develop it.” Tommie's life and program were not about winning; they were about empowerment. Speech trips visited historical sites like the Holocaust Museum and places in Birmingham where the struggle for Civil Rights met fierce resistance. 


Coach Lindsey produced articulate voices. His goal: “Use your voice as your drum to fight for social justice until equity becomes the rhythm of the land."


Some of his other honors and recognitions include being named California State Teacher of the Year in 1994, being inducted into the MacArthur Fellows program in 2004, and being awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of San Francisco for his "visionary leadership" in 2007. Tommie is also a Hall of Fame inductee for both the NSDA and California High School Speech Association and is a recipient of the Carlston Family Foundation Outstanding Teachers of America award. 




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Join us on Monday, February 22 for the Annual Richard D. King Speech Contest.
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Meeting Details

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:00 PM
Due to COVID-19 and until further notice, our Club currently meets online via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 988 227 898
Password: 731623
Hayward, CA
United States of America
Upcoming Events
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May 10, 2021
Smoke Detector Project and other updates
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