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
Memorial Day: Remembrance, Parades, and the Unofficial Start of Summer -  Central Texas Orthodontics
We will be dark on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. We meet again on June 5.



Jim Becker - Our Staff - RCF Connects - Richmond Community Foundation

Jim Becker is the President and Chief Executive Officer at RCF Connects. He joined the Richmond Community Foundation in 2005, becoming its President and CEO in 2014.  Mr. Becker served on the Berkeley Global Campus Community Working Group and currently co-chairs the Ensuring Opportunity Campaign to End Poverty in Contra Costa County.

He also serves on the Advisory Council for John F. Kennedy University’s Sanford Institute on Philanthropy.  He was recognized in 2013 as a Contra Costa County Man of Merit, and in 2015 received the United Way of the Bay Area’s Dream Award for his work to end poverty.

On May 1, Mr. Becker's presentation will focus on RCF's program to renovate 'zombie homes' to produce low income housing. Using HUD approved programs and lenders, these homes are then offered without deed restrictions to low income buyers, helping them to build inter-generational wealth and overcome social, economic, and environmental justice issues. Their success attributes in part to zero-interest funds by way of a private bond sale, for which they already have an investor; and partly to using the renovations as a means for training contractors to become developers in exchange for reduced rates. The city incurs no expense, but actually saves money otherwise lost to code enforcement duties, public safety actions, etc.




Sr Rose Hospital CEO Lex Reddy will be our keynote speaker on Monday, April 17.
Lex Reddy and his executive team have been affiliated with St. Rose Hospital since 2012. He and his staff are responsible for the operations of the hospital, setting goals to improve performance and quality measures while developing a strategic mission for the future of St. Rose and community.  The main objective is to preserve the sustainability of this safety net hospital for all who need medical care.  
St. Rose has been serving the health care needs of the Hayward area for nearly 60 years and is recognized for its emergency, diagnostics, women’s health, and cardiology services. It has been designated STEMI (heart attack) Receiving Center by Alameda County. It has more than 200 beds and nearly 500 employees and was a critical component of the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The company announced in January of this year that it is joining the network alliance of Canopy Health, which links it to 30 hospitals such as UCSF Health, John Muir Health, Washington Hospital, Dignity Health and others in the Bay Area.
On Monday, April 10, Geeta Kadambi will talk about Patent, Patent language and interesting patents.
Dr. Geeta Kadambi is the Founder and Principal of Riddhi IP. She has a distinguished background with a PhD in Biochemistry, and has accumulated a breadth of scientific and patent law experience in government, public and private organizations. She is an USPTO registered Patent Agent. She serves as an advisor on many accelerators and venture capital firms to evaluate intellectual property for their members.  She is a former Patent Examiner at the USPTO and was a Senior Technologist at NASA Ames, where she won two Space Act Awards for her inventions at NASA. She is passionate about serving humanity and giving back as a Rotarian. She is specifically interested in alleviating preventable blindness and looking forward to working with Rotarians worldwide to achieve this goal.
She is currently Assistant Governor Area 3B, Membership co-chair and leads the District Hygiene Project with a team.
Craig Braemer, MS, CFA®, CFP® - Portfolio Manager - Blossom Wealth  Management | LinkedIn
Craig Braemer is the current President of the SF Bay Area Chapter of BetterInvesting. As a volunteer for this 501(c)(3) organization, it is their goal to help people become lifetime investors. He has been investing for over 40 years and joined San Francisco Chapter in 1992. Craig has developed and taught a number of classes for his local chapter as well teaching at the BetterInvesting national level over the past ten years. He works for a Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) as a Portfolio Manager at Blossom Wealth Management LLC. He has several designations including the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and the Certified Financial Planning designation (CFP ® ). His primary interest outside of investing includes going to SF Giants baseball games, hiking with the family dogs, Disneyland and soccer.
On Monday, April 3, Craig will discuss what is happening in the market regarding inflation, interest rates and the stock market. How much longer with the Federal Reserve continue to raise interest rates? Finally, he will spend a few minutes discussing some long term investment concepts that many people should consider.
On Monday, March 27, David Tucker, managing director of public affairs for Alaska Airlines in California, will address the future of the airline industry, post-COVID. His company is betting on an extraordinary comeback in air travel, spending a record amount on airplane purchases in 2022 and committing to more than $2 billion in infrastructure improvements at the airports it serves. Alaska has 1,200 flights nationally a day, nearly 100 between 12 California cities, including all three Bay Area international airports.
Many Hayward Rotarians will remember David as the former public relations director and Hayward liaison for Waste Management of Alameda County.
Please join us for our Champagne Omelet Brunch fundraiser, Sunday, March 26, 2023, 8a-12:30pm. Enjoy a delicious custom omelet, talk with community leaders, and support even more great projects in Hayward. Tickets are only $15 for adults and $5 for children (12y and younger) https://haywardrotary.org/event/hayward-rotary-champagne-omelet-brunch/
For 100 years, Hayward Rotary has been honored to partner with local leaders and organizations to provide community benefits such as Silva Pediatric Clinic, the pavilion in the Japanese Garden, a 10-15 bed residential unit in the Hayward Navigation Center, the children's playground at Giualini Plaza, books for every third grade student in Hayward, and the Children's Reading room at the downtown library. Contributions to these and dozens of other projects, grants, and community services are supported through the club's fundraising efforts such as this signature event.
On Monday, March 20, Mayor Mark Salinas will present the State of the City to our club.
Mayor Mark Salinas is a proud Hayward native.  He was born at St. Rose Hospital and grew up in South Hayward in the Schafer Park Neighborhood. After graduating from Hayward High he attended Chabot College and later transferred to San Francisco State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in La Raza Studies and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and Public Policy Studies.
He started his career in education 26 years ago at San Francisco State University. Today, he teaches Ethnic Studies and History at Chabot College and occasionally is a lecturer in the Ethnic Studies Department at California State University, East Bay. For 29 years he has been a volunteer at The Kids’ Breakfast Club, a non-profit organization in Hayward responsible for feeding thousands of deserving children and their families when school isn't in session.  For the past 17 years, he has served as the Executive Director.
In 2010, he was elected to the Hayward City Council. After two successful re-elections, in 2022 he was elected Mayor. 
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