Rotary Club of Hayward, California
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 Rotary will continue a tradition of kicking off the beginning of each calendar year with a presentation by noted economists on Jan. 13 when Wesley Blundell, PhD, will give his thoughts on economic growth for the next decade. Dr. Blundell is assistant professor in the Department of Economics at California State University, East Bay, where his research includes environmental economics, industrial organization, and applied microeconomics.
Join us on Monday, Dec 9th as Dr. Walter presents a talk on the Power of Dance ! Dr. Carla Stalling Walter is the founder and CEO of Dance in the Spirit, LLC.  The company’s mission is to catalyze people's upward and continued progression on their journey to Self Realization using sacred dance meditation. Through workshops, classes, retreats and private consultations, Dr. Walter inspires and encourages them in their continued Awakening. She began the company in 2014, yet she has been a sacred dancer for many years. With that experience and her calling to dance as a field of spiritual engagement, she taught has published seven books and many articles on the power of dance. Her forthcoming book tentatively titled, Sacred Dance Meditation: 365 Globally Inspired Practices is expected in summer 2020. Dr. Walter is a certified spiritual counselor, somatic movement psychotherapist, and associate of osteopathic medicine. She received her doctorate and undergraduate degrees from the University of California, Riverside, and her MBA from CSU San Bernardino.
During several years leading up to launching Dance in the Spirit, LLC, Dr. Walter held senior executive level positions in higher education, after having served as tenured faculty in the field of business and management. A Rotarian since 2004, she is a member in good standing with the San Francisco Rotary Club. She lives in Hayward with her husband and fellow Rotarian, Erik."
A special evening meeting to celebrate the holidays! On Monday, Dec 16 join your friends at the Hayward Rotary Club as we toast to  each other and another great year of 'Service above self'. Social hour begins at 5:30pm followed by dinner, revelry and some usual Rotary business as well.
The price of admission is your usual lunch ticket (that's right), so bring your family and your friends!  Kindly RSVP here:
On Monday, Nov 28,  Alameda County Sheriff's Department Officers Morales and Delgado presented an introduction to Active Shooter Training.  Titled : "Run, Hide, Fight" the officers gave a brief  insight into what one can do if one finds themselves in a situation involving an active shooter. ACSO Sheriff's Technician Rebecca Knight  shared a first person account of when she was present at the Route 91 Concert in Las Vegas. For topics covered in the presentation, please see the following video : 
Rosie Rios is the CEO of Red River Associates, a real estate consulting  firm, and has recently completed
her term as a Visiting Scholar at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University with a focus
on Millennials and Post-Millennials. She was the 43rd Treasurer of the United States and is most recently known
for initiating and leading the efforts to place a portrait of a woman on U.S. currency for the first time
in over a century. Upon her resignation in 2016, she received the highest honor bestowed in the
U.S. Department of the Treasury. Rosie was the longest serving Senate-confirmed Treasury official
beginning with her time on the Treasury/Federal Reserve Transition Team in November 2008
at the height of the financial crisis.
In her role as Treasurer of the United States, Rosie was the CEO of the Bureau of Engraving and
Printing and the U.S. Mint, including Fort Knox. Her day-to-day responsibilities included overseeing all
currency and coin production activities with almost 4,000-employees in eight facilities nationwide
and an annual budget of approximately $5 billion. In the first five years of her tenure, she saved over
$1 billion by implementing efficiencies and innovative concepts while meeting increased production
demand and increasing employee morale at record levels. Her signature currently appears on a
world-record $1.69 trillion of U.S. currency out of the approximately $1.71 trillion in circulation worldwide.
Rosie is a graduate of Harvard University and was selected as the first Latina in Harvard’s 383-year history
to have a portrait commissioned in her honor. Her portrait was officially unveiled at Winthrop House in
May of 2019. She currently serves on the board of Fidelity Charitable Trust, the Schlesinger Council at
Harvard and the Advisory Committee for Artemis Real Estate Partners. She was previously a Trustee with
the Alameda County Employees Retirement Association (ACERA). In 2018, she was appointed as a
member of America 250, the Congressional Commission to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the
nation’s founding in 2026. She serves on the Executive Committee and is the Chair of the Finance and
Audit Committees and is leading the strategic planning process. Her personal passion includes serving as
Founder and CEO of EMPOWERMENT 2020, an initiative that facilitates the physical recognition of
historical American women. Its first project, Teachers Righting History, recognizes historical American
women in classrooms across the country. She has also launched Notable Women, an Augmented Reality
educational initiative in collaboration with Google. She remains active in real estate finance and is
consulting on several transformational projects in the Bay Area under her “RESCUE” initiative: Real Estate
for Socially Conscious Urban Empowerment.


Dr. Wayne is our special keynote speaker on Monday, Nov 4. 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.

Every year, your Hayward Rotary Club raises money to support other not-for-profit organizations that serve the Hayward community.  During this 2019-2020 fiscal year, we will grant approximately $25,000 to help fund other groups' projects that serve our friends and neighbors in Hayward.  If you and your organization would like to be considered for a grant, we would love to receive your application!

The application packet (click here to access it) contains the instructions and forms you will need to complete to let us know about your interest.  Please read the instructions carefully and submit your request by the December 31, 2019 11:59 p.m. deadline.  If you have any questions during the process, please email the Hayward Rotary Community Grants chairman, Douglas M. Den Hartog, Sr., at with the subject line "Community Grants Question".

We look forward to serving Hayward together with you!









Beach Blanket Babylon is the world’s longest running musical revue with nearly 17,000 performances and is a world renowned record-breaking success.

Join us on this special evening as Misa Malone, a performer from this iconic production, will be our guest for this special dinner event. The cost of entry?  Your lunch ticket!

Misa Malone will share her insights and experiences as a performer and provide an insider’s look at this San Francisco cultural phenomenon. She will also delight us with her jaw dropping vocal talent!

Misa Malone is a well known performer in the City by the Bay. She performed the song "San Francisco" as a tribute for Mayor Ed Lee and, most recently, she was the first to sing the National Anthem for the Warrior's opening game at the new Chase stadium!

Bring your friends and family and be sure to RSVP sooner than later as this will be a packed house!
Sign up here:



Our keynote speaker on Oct 21! Graciela Tiscareño-Sato is the daughter of Mexican immigrants who first arrived in Hayward over 30 years ago. She served in the active duty Air Force for almost a decade, as aircrew member and instructor navigator onboard KC-135 refueling tankers.
She’s a graduate of U.C. Berkeley where she attended as an Air Force ROTC scholarship cadet.  On her first deployment (to Saudi Arabia to patrol the hostile skies over Iraq), then Lt. Tiscareño and her crew were awarded the Air Medal for meritorious service during 34 combat air operations sorties. She completed her Master degree in International Management while on active duty and used those credentials to return to the Bay Area to work in Marketing Management roles in both the telecommunications and solar photovoltaic electronics industries.
Today Graciela is the Founder of Hayward’s Gracefully Global Group LLC, an award-winning, multicultural educational publishing and marketing communications company certified by the SBA and the State of California as a Women Veteran – Owned Business. The firm creates literature, online classes, original marketing content that showcase the positive contributions of Latino Americans in the USA. She’s the author of the ground-breaking Captain Mama bilingual picture book series, inspired by her aviation service and her son. The Captain Mama series is the first-ever published in two languages to show women serving in the military because “Women are Veterans too!”
Graciela’s firm also publishes the Latinnovating book series – the first literature to showcase Latino leadership and innovation in emerging green economy industries.   She serves school districts, universities, corporations and veteran-serving organizations as a keynote speaker and bilingual workshop facilitator on campus and at large conferences. Our local social entrepreneur was honored 4 years ago by The Obama White House as a Champion of Change, Woman Veteran Leader and on the floor of the House of Representatives by Congressman Eric Swalwell.
Graciela lives in the Hayward hills with her husband and three teenaged Scouts, who play a combined total of nine musical instruments, so far. You can find her online by searching her entire name on LinkedIn and Instagram and at Captain 


Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D) was elected in November 2012 to represent the 20th Assembly District, which consists of Hayward, Union City, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Ashland, Cherryland, Fairview, Sunol and North Fremont.

Before being elected to the Assembly, Quirk worked as a climate change scientist at NASA before beginning his career at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab, where he played a key role in the negotiations for the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Teaching physics at Columbia, Caltech and UC Davis as well as playing an active role in his children’s education helped Quirk formulate his lifelong interest in education.

Quirk has served as a leader for more than 30 years in many local organizations including the local PTA, Hayward Rotary, the Friends of the Library, the Hayward Library Commission, the Board of Communication Workers of America Local 9119, and the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency.

Quirk will present legislative updates in his keynote speech on Monday, September 30.




Elizabeth Laderman is the Senior Outreach Economist in the Education & Outreach department of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She speaks to outreach audiences on current economic conditions, the economic outlook, and monetary policy.

Prior to her current position, Liz worked in the Economic Research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She continues to do research on household finance, small and new business finance and employment, and other labor market issues. Liz has a B.A. in mathematics from Grinnell College and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

On Monday, Sept 16, Salvador LLamas will take us through an overview and what's new and happening at AC Transit.
Salvador Llamas is the Chief Operating Officer for the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit). Llamas has over 25 years of experience working in fleet and facilities operations, 18 of which have been in public transit. Before joining AC Transit, Llamas worked at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) and served in the United States Marine Corps. He has managed operations with the following fleet technologies: gasoline, diesel, compressed natural gas (CNG), diesel-electric hybrid, and zero emission hydrogen fuel cell electric bus. Llamas is a graduate of the Eno Transit Senior Executive Program, Leadership APTA class of 2010, and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.
On Monday, Sept 9 Oliver Chen from Intel will present a talk on Artificial Intelligence and its role in everyday life and cutting edge products.
Oliver Chen draws on a career spanning engineering, enterprise information technology, product development, and general  management. He is passionate about the intersection of leading-edge technology and new business opportunities.  He thrives in driving the tactical execution and the strategy development  of  complex, fast-paced organizations.
Oliver will be speaking on : "Artificial Intelligence Meets Ancient Olympic Games in Groundbreaking Integration."

Adrian Richardson is a bootcamp instructor, personal trainer, and life coach based in Oakland, California. He believes fitness is important for physical and mental well-being, as well as for longevity and improved quality of life. First introduced to strength training during three tours of duty in Iraq serving in the United States military, Adrian discovered that physical and mental health are critical elements to a successful mission. Through his own training, he developed a passion for helping others and started working with his fellow soldiers, coaching them to pass their physical fitness requirements on deployment. Watching his peers achieve their own success and reach their personal fitness goals with his help, Adrian was inspired to do more. When his last tour ended, Adrian decided to make fitness and coaching his life’s work.

Adrian is a lead trainer for the Fitbit Coach app. He is a NSCA, NPTI, and TRX Certified Personal Trainer, and received his Bachelors of Science in Economics from University of California, Irvine. You can find him racing obstacle courses, snowboarding, and mountain biking when he’s not helping his clients get and stay in great shape.

Adrian will talk on 'Sleep debt' and better community through better sleep.

The word is out...Congressman @RepSwalwell is coming to town! Congressman Eric Swalwell will be Hayward Rotary Club's Keynote Speaker!
  • Did you know in 2012, Congressman Swalwell was elected to represent California’s Fifteenth Congressional District, to include a large part of the East Bay?
  • Did you know Congressman Swalwell serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence?
  • Did you know he chairs the Intelligence Modernization and Readiness Subcommittee, which oversees overall management of the Intelligence Community?
  • Did you know he also serves on the House Judiciary Committee?
  • Did you know, as a leader in the House, he is co-chair of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee?
  • Did you know he also founded, and is chairman emeritus of, Future Forum focused on issues and opportunities for Americans, including student loan debt and home ownership?

Wanna know more??? Then don’t miss out, and bring a friend, to the Hayward Rotary Club where Congressman Swalwell will update us on the progress of his many initiatives benefiting us all.

On Saturday, August 17, Hayward Rotary Club will help 100 Hayward children buy the clothing and supplies they need for school. You can help us achieve this worthy goal. ✏️🖇️📚😀
Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at 6:45 a.m.
JCPenney Southland Mall
1 Southland Dr., Hayward
Volunteer chaperones needed!  Sign up here


Hayward Rotary Club operates the food and drink concessions during the four 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 personally with Mike Cobb at our Monday meeting; or email me at with your desired days/times.  Together we make a difference!

Click here to volunteer!

Let's get together and honor one of our own! Robin J. Wilma is this year's recipient of the Outstanding Hayward Rotarian Award,  and she couldn't be more deserving of the highest honor we bestow on a fellow Rotarian.
A kind, generous and noble human being, Robin has been and continues to be one of the pillars of our club. This year it is our Club's privilege to honor Robin for all that she does for the Club and for the community. Join us on Monday, April 8th as we raise a toast to Robin (and Lady!).
This will be a special evening meeting starting at 6pm. You can use your lunch cards to pay for you and your guests. Accept or Decline here:
On Monday, February 4th, the Hayward Rotary Club presented a special early evening meeting. A Portuguese inspired dinner and sampling of wines from Portugal were just some of the wonderful things we enjoyed!
Back by popular demand....Hayward Rotary Club proudly presented the 11th annual Champagne Omelet Brunch!   We served over 400 mouthwatering omelets made to order by Hayward Rotarians and celebrity chefs.  Attendees enjoyed raffles, champagne, mimosas, beverages and so much more.
Sunday, February 10, 2019
8:00am – 12:30pm
Moreau High School Event Center
27170 Mission Blvd., Hayward
All proceeds fund Hayward Rotary's Literacy Projects  and Community Grants benefiting Hayward youth and families.
Hayward Rotary Scholars 2017The Hayward Rotary Scholar awards recognize students who demonstrate extraordinary skill and achievement in school. The award is bestowed upon Hayward students who achieve perfect scores on their standardized tests, perfect attendance, and perfect citizenship at school for a full year. In 2017, five students achieved Hayward Rotary Scholar status.


We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
1074 B St. (Masonic Hall)
Hayward, CA  94541
United States
Keynote Speakers
Councilmember Mark Salinas
Jan 27, 2020
Rotary Speech Contest
Feb 03, 2020
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