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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
Blockchain technology and digital cryptocurrency is becoming more a part of our lives, whether we realize it or not, and Hayward Rotary will learn just how much in a presentation from Linton Johnson, founder and chief visionary officer for Ovis LLC, at its meeting Monday, Jan. 24.
Johnson is from Hayward with a unique connection to Rotary: Freddye Davis is his godmother. He is a mentor to the Hayward High School student group Solutions Team Business Initiative Coalition and a spin-off group called Vision of Inspiration Collaborative Experience. A founding member at Stonebrae Country Club, in conjunction with the NAACP, he has helped organize mentoring events for underprivileged Hayward youth there.
Johnson is known in the wider Bay Area as an external affairs executive at BART, but in his work at Ovis he has worked with a team to create, “a blockchain-powered, decentralized media network that incentivizes high quality, accurate, and bias-free content.”
A blockchain is a distributed database that is shared among the nodes of a computer network. As a database, a blockchain stores information electronically in digital format. Blockchains are best known for their crucial role in cryptocurrency systems, such as Bitcoin.  
Learn more about this fascinating technology and how it is bound to affect your life at Monday’s meeting.

Colonel Alisa R. Wilma
Director, Army Public Health Center
Colonel Alisa R. Wilma serves as the Director of the Army Public Health Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. In this capacity, she is responsible for management and oversight of the activities of more than 800 scientists, physicians, engineers, industrial hygienists, veterinarians and other public health professionals who have a primary mission of enhancing Army readiness by identifying and assessing current and emerging health threats; developing and communicating public health solutions; and assuring the quality and effectiveness of the Army’s Public Health Enterprise.
Colonel Wilma, the daughter of Hayward Rotarians Robin Wilma and her late father, Past President John Wilma,  is a native of Hayward, California. She is a proud alumna Moreau Catholic High School and of the University of California Davis. Each of her degrees – a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science; a Master’s of Preventive Veterinary Medicine degree; and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine –were all earned at her alma mater.
Michael Cruz | Pleasanton, CA | Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Michael Cruz is our Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley.  He has been with us over the past seven years and has been with Morgan Stanley for 10 years.  He is also a Portfolio Manager and earned his Certified Financial Planner designation last year. On Monday, he will be sharing his thoughts on 2022.
We will be dark on Dec 20th and 27th in observance of the holidays. Our next Monday meeting will be on Jan 3, 2022.
Our speaker for Monday, Dec. 6 will be Dr. Ben Santer. 
Ben Santer is an atmospheric scientist. He recently retired from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and is now a Visiting Researcher at UCLA’s Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science & Engineering. He studies natural and human “fingerprints” in observed climate records. His early research contributed to the historic 1995 conclusion of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: “the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate”. He served as lead author of a key chapter of that report. Since 1995, Ben has identified human fingerprints in atmospheric temperature and water vapor, ocean heat content, sea surface temperature in hurricane formation regions, and many other climate variables.
His talk will look back at over 2 decades of efforts to identify human effects on global climate.
Photo DG Richard Flanders
Richard Flanders is a member of the Rotary Club of Pleasanton North, California, U.S.A. He was the President of the Rotary Club of San Ramon Valley for the year 2001-2002 in District 5160. A Rotarian since 1995, Richard has served as Assistant District Governor in Districts 5170 and 5160. He was District 5170 Lieutenant Governor – Chief of Staff in 2010-2012. As a Club President in 2001-2002, his club received First Place in Club Service, First Place in Community Service, First Place in Vocational Service, and First Place in International Service at District 5160 District Conference in Ashland, Oregon, and was named the Best Club in the District.

Rotary District 5170 has presented him with the “Lead The Way” Award in 2007 for his commitment to the Service of Rotary, the Neal J. Hoffman Award in 2008 for the most outstanding younger Rotarian in the district who has shown exemplary leadership skills in their club and/or the district, the Karl Stucki Award in 2015 for Rotarian in the District who exemplifies the Greatest Commitment to Rotary Ideals, and the Richard D. King Award in 2018 for the Rotarian in the District who makes the greatest personal commitment to the programs of The Rotary Foundation. He is also a recipient of the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service Award.

Richard is an attorney practicing in Alameda, California. He belongs to Alameda County Bar Association. He volunteers with the Alameda County Superior Court as a settlement officer and assisting self-represented litigants at hearings. Richard and his wife Florence have girl/boy twins, Brennyn and Ryson.

Richard Flanders will visit our Club on Monday, November 29.


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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
Starting July 2021, until further notice, our Club will meet in person at the Masonic Lodge location as well as online via Zoom.
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