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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
As members of the Hayward Rotary Club program committee were sitting around on Zoom planning for great speakers in the midst of a health care crisis, the group realized that in the pandemic we are all doing far too much “sitting around.”
As it turns out, working and connecting virtually with friends and family while sitting in a chair is not particularly good for you. And, fortunately, Hayward has an institution that knows the science behind that and what to do about it.
At Hayward Rotary’s May 3 meeting, the featured presenter will be Dr. Koen P. Kallop of Hayward’s Life Chiropractic College West, who will address this issue in his presentation: "Sitting Can Be Bad For Your Health and Too Much Sitting Can Be Painful." He will be joined by one of the college’s student interns, Lauren Kelsey Stefaniuk.
Forty years after opening its campus at 25001 Industrial Blvd. in Hayward, Life Chiropractic College West still has classrooms full of students and, as an “essential” part of the health care community, has been teaching and offering clinical help throughout the pandemic. One of its leading faculty members is Dr. Kallop, a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, who has had a practice in the Bay Area for 35 years and has been on the Life West faculty since 2013. He is one of nine mentor doctors who have approximately 20 senior interns treating patients in the college’s outpatient clinic on the campus. He assists interns and advises them in case management, communication skills, spinal analysis and chiropractic adjusting.
Joining Dr. Kallop will be one of his interns, Lauren Kelsey Stefaniuk. She provides care in the Life West Health Center and is in the ninth of 14 quarters required before graduation. Originally from Alberta, Canada, she has a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Calgary. In college, she volunteered in the recreational therapy department of a local hospital, bringing joy and vitality to elderly patients and those with dementia.

Once centered in the Bay Area, electronic game companies are now spread across the globe, and the most valued practitioners are proficient in the four major platforms: PC, mobile, handheld, and console. Nick Huggett is one of those whose experience includes all those platforms and on Monday, April 26 he’ll explain to members of the Hayward Rotary Club why the $180 billion-a-year electronic gaming industry has conquered the entertainment world with many of the characters we first met in comic books. Over 164 million adults in the United States play video games and three-quarters of all Americans have at least one gamer in their household.

The industry has bigger revenues than the movies and all professional sports combined.

A graduate of Hayward High School, Chabot College, and San Francisco State, Nick is now based in Southern California and his career has included work on the Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes game for Electronic Arts and now Scopely's Marvel Strike Force, featuring dozens of heroes and villains from the “Marvel Multiverse” such as Captain America, the Hulk, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor, Red Skull and Venom. The Google Play digital distribution service named Marvel Strike Force the best breakthrough game of 2019 for overall design, user experience, engagement and retention, and strong growth. PocketGamer.biz reports that the game generated $144 million in revenue from January to August of 2020. Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide play the game daily. 

The free-to-play, visually-striking, role-playing game pits a squad of five superheroes of your choice against a squad of villains. The side with the bigger punch wins after you watch the animations play out. As a community manager and video producer, Nick's responsibilities include overseeing a team with oversight on social media strategy, producing and hosting the Strike Time video program, managing 20 "influencers," and acting as an ambassador for the game in appearances on Marvel Entertainment's YouTube channel.





Vern Glenn – CBS San Francisco


From the KPIX website:

"Vern Glenn joined KPIX 5/KBCWTV 44 Cable 12 in June of 2012 as weekend Sports Anchor/weekday sports reporter & MMJ. Since 2012, Vern has picked up 3 straight Emmy Awards for Best Sportscaster. In October of 2020, Vern was inducted to the SF/NorCal Silver Circle Hall of Fame.

Vern had previously been at KRON 4 News since 1990. While at KRON, Vern was tagged with the nickname “Mr. Involvement” for literally throwing himself in the middle of his feature stories. His memorable stories include bungee jumping, sky diving, bull riding, boxing, pro football and a dirt bike crash. Among his personal assignments was reporting from the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

From a shoot-out with Chris Mullin to becoming a human target playing for the Cal football team and the 49ers, “Mr. Involvement” has created a niche in the market. Vern brings that same type of energy to the KPIX news set. John Marvel, then of the Contra Costa times wrote, “Mr. Involvement series is the best feature on TV.

Vern was part of the KNBR Radio Morning show in 1998 and drops in now and then as a guest on 95.7 The Game.

Vern also worked at WBAL-TV in Baltimore. Maryland as weekend sports anchor and sports reporter from 1987 to 1990. Prior, he was sports anchor, sports reporter and photographer for WXEX-TV, now WRIC, in Richmond, Virginia from 1985 to 1987.

An Eagle Scout and a graduate of the University of Virginia, Vern lives in Marin with his wife Nicole and three sons."


26-year-old Bay Area native Indy Nelson is vying for the world record of the youngest person to travel to every country. However, he's having trouble convincing Guinness World Records to acknowledge his record. On April 12, Indy will talk about his travels and his attempt at breaking the world record for being the youngest and fastest to visit all Sovereign countries.
Office of the Superintendent

Dr. Wayne is our special keynote speaker on Monday, April 5. 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.



Brell Brill of Southern Comfort Kitchen will be our keynote speaker on Monday, March 29.
Brett will share his experience of  being  part of  a successful family-owned food business. Log in to hear all the delicious tidbits!
Special Operations Division | City of Hayward - Official website
On Monday, March 22, 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.
Social Hour — Paloma Creek HOA
This Monday the 15th, the Club will host a social hour. After the usual Club business is dispensed members will be sent to break out rooms, so that they may chat and catch up within a small group. The past social hour meetings have been lots of fun so don't miss it!
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Meeting Details

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:00 PM
Due to COVID-19 and until further notice, our Club currently meets online via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 988 227 898
Password: 731623
Hayward, CA
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Upcoming Events
Garrett Contreras - Hayward Fire Department
May 10, 2021
Smoke Detector Project and other updates
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May 17, 2021
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