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
For over two decades the Wheelchair Foundation has been delivering mobility, freedom, dignity, and hope one wheelchair at a time. Heather Schomaker is the Director of Community Outreach and on October 18, she will share remarkable stories of what just one wheelchair can do to change lives. In 2009 the vision of the Wheelchair Foundation expanded to develop a school program called 'From The Heart'. Through this program Heather helps educators show students that we are all different in some ways, but we all have the same needs for respect, acceptance, inclusion, and friends.

In her spare time, you will likely find Heather gardening, baking, or adventuring in the outdoors. She also hopes to one day own her own dog farm, despite her husband’s resistance.
It is with tremendous excitement that we announce David Elkins as this year's most worthy RICHARD W. BOWMAN OUTSTANDING HAYWARD ROTARIAN AWARDEE.
Dave has been a member of the Hayward Rotary Club for 25 years and has clearly  excelled in the Four Way Test and Avenues of Service!  We are thrilled to be honoring Dave, and as a special treat we have moved the date up for the evening event to November 1, 2021, so Dave's family from out of state can share in the evening's celebration.
For more information and to RSVP, kindly visit :  https://haywardrotary.org/event/outstanding-hayward-rotarian-2020-2021/
Assembly member Bill Quirk will be our keynote speaker on Monday, September 27. Bill will be with us to discuss the issues facing California going forward now that the Recall Effort is behind us.
Bill has an undergraduate degree in engineering and applied physics and a PhD in Astrophysics, both from Columbia University. He had a 35 year career as a computational hydrodynamicist. After a postdoctoral fellowship at CalTech, he went to NASA Goddard, where he developed one
of the first Global 3-dimensional models of the earth's climate. He joined Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory in 1978, where he continued his work on climate and became the Nation's
foremost technical expert on foreign nuclear weapons. Bill played an instrumental role in the
successful negotiations for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. He retired from
Lawrence Lab in June 2005.
Bill was elected to the California State Assembly in November 2012. Since then, he has worked
on issues addressing energy, climate change, transportation and public safety. He is Chair of the
Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials (ESTM). As the only scientist
in the Legislature, data and research play a major role in his approach to legislation. Since
becoming Chair of ESTM, Bill has authored legislation on lead among children, recycled water,
contaminants of emerging concern in drinking water and harmful algal blooms.
Once a decade, you have the opportunity to determine how your community should be represented at the federal, state, and local level. Regardless of where you live the redistricting process this year affects you and your family. Please join in this presentation to learn more about the process and to share your opinion with the decision makers. 

Helen Hutchison is a past President of the League of Women Voters of California and current member of the LWVC board. She joined the board first as the Government Director and then as the Vice President for Advocacy and Program in 2008. While serving the state League, she has been active in strategic planning, initiative and referendum reform, human resources, training, legislation, ballot measures, and redistricting.

She has been a member of the League of Women Voters since 1969. She and her family have moved around the country, providing many opportunities to join Leagues in different cities: Claremont, California; Newton, Massachusetts; Los Angeles; Claremont (again); Clackamas County, Oregon; DeKalb County, Georgia; and was the president of the LWV Oakland from 2003 to 2007. She served on the Boards of the Claremont, Clackamas County and Oakland Leagues in a variety of roles. Each League has provided new areas to learn about and get active in.

Professionally Helen is a retired computer systems analyst. She is an active member of Montclair Presbyterian Church in Oakland, and a foster care volunteer with the East Bay SPCA.

She will be joined by Past President, Sara Lamnin who is currently Chair of the Alameda County Coalition for Fair Redistricting (www.alcoredistricting.org)
On Sept. 13, Hayward Rotarians will hear from Linda Renteria how during the pandemic her company carefully managed its safety issues while dealing with an all-time high demand for their products. She also will talk about one of the interesting lessons that Americans learned during that time: that salsa can be used for more than chip-dipping. The Casa Sanchez Foods website - casasanchezfoods.com - is full of recipes for using salsa in a variety of dishes.
The topic will be : “How Hayward’s Casa Sanchez Foods Survived the Pandemic and Taught America New Ways to use its Favorite Condiment.”
Our own Hayward Rotary Club chef, Ernesto of Tetos Catering, will be serving us a salsa-based dish using Casa Sanchez’ salsa and a recipe from Linda Renteria.
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There will be no meeting on September 6 in observance of Labor Day. Next Rotary meeting will be Monday, September 13.
Captain Bryan Matthews
On Monday, August 30, 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.
This year's Child Spree was a success,thanks to the people and organizations that sponsored, and assisted us that day!
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Hello, Fellow Rotarians!
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 at https://zoom.us/j/93798040471
Upcoming Events
Heather Schomaker, Wheelchair Foundation
Oct 18, 2021 12:15 PM
The Gift of Mobility
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