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
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We will be dark on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. We meet again on June 3.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 

 

Hayward Rotary Club operates the food and drink concessions during the three days of the Rowell Ranch Rodeo. All the proceeds from our food and drink sales go toward our charitable work in the Hayward community -- specifically, by giving Community Grants to local nonprofit organizations each year. Volunteers are needed to help us sling burgers, fries, and soft drinks to the thirsty crowd! Join in the fun, get to know Rotary Club members as you serve, and experience some of our community's western heritage watching real cowboys "at work and play"; all while we raise money for great causes.

Sign-up at the link below.  Together we make a difference!

Click here to volunteer!

 
 
When her older brother shared a childhood story at a family reunion in 2006, Bay Area resident Sara Fashandi was shocked by the wealth of family lore he held – and how much of it she didn’t know about his childhood in Tehran, Iran. Fashandi recounts brother Mohsen’s perseverance as he struggles to help provide for his family from as young as 6 years old in her book, "Message in a Matchbox," a finalist for an International Book Award last year.
 
The author will share how her book came together at a presentation to the Hayward Rotary Club at noon, May 13. 
 
The tale follows Mohsen through his teenage years as he finds ways to fight life’s onslaught of challenges in a county with oppressive leadership.
 
 
 
 
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We meet In Person
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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