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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
With the Covid-19 Pandemic all but shutting down travel for now, what is the outlook for travel and what will it look like?  To help answer those questions the Club is pleased to present our speaker for September 21, Debbie Lazar, CTC, DS who is a Travel Counselor with AAA Travel in Hayward.  Hayward Rotarians might remember Debbie’s husband Don who served as our Club’s long-time Treasurer.
 
Debbie’s presentation will speak about the new travel safety protocols and how the Travel Industry is handling capacity, social distancing, cleanliness and other safety protocols on board cruise ships, airliners and hotels.  She’ll focus on the Cruising Industry in that Princess Cruise Lines is still departing from San Francisco.  Debbie will also address the safety protocols and options for classic organized tours and guided land packages.
 
 
 
 
 
On Monday, September 14, Mary Thomas will present an overview on the new South Hayward Family Center, a re-envisioning of the Eden Youth and Family Center.

Mary has worked for the City of Hayward since 2011 in several departments, including Fire, Public Works, and Human Resources. She is currently a Management Analyst in the City Manager's Office. Before coming to Hayward, she worked in the fields of public health and recreational services. Mary has a BA in social studies from Wesleyan University and a Master's in Public Policy from Mills College. She lives in downtown Hayward and her son attends Burbank Elementary School.
 
 
 
 
 
The Hayward Rotary Club will be dark for Labor Day, our next meeting will be on Monday, September 14.
 
 
 
 
On Monday, August 31, Television and Radio personality Roberta Gonzalez will present a keynote on " Evolution of life behind the camera/in the news".
 
In Roberta's own words:
"I am blessed.

I have enjoyed 34 years in the Television and Radio business receiving countless awards from Emmys to Associated Press to Radio & Television News Director Association awards as well as precious community honors.

It all began as a dream from an ambitious 11 year old who wanted to “report the news to the people”. From San Diego to San Luis Obispo to San Jose to Chicago to San Francisco, my career has come full circle. Pinch me as I filled in “on set in New York” for the Today Show and CBS This Morning. I have worked through earthquakes, tornadoes, 911 and more personally, deaths of mom, dad, two brothers, grandmother, grandfather, aunts, uncles, best friends and a dog of 17 years. I am truly a walking country song!

But I have never lost my clarity, commitment and drive. Through adversity comes strength, gratitude, faith and spiritually. There is always hope.

After 21 at KPIX in San Francisco, it became clear to me, it was time to reach for my biggest dream and challenge. The goal, owning my own Production Company, surrounding myself with the best in the business, and producing quality television programing to enlighten, inform and entertain."

 Tune in on Monday to see Roberta talk about her journey in the exciting world of Television.

 

 

 
 
 
On Monday, August 24, Judy Bartlett-Roberto, Vice president of marketing for RefleXion Medical in Hayward will present an overview on the breakthrough cancer treatment technology her company is working on.  Her previous experience includes serving as vice president for global marketing for the opthamology and optometry segments at Optovue, as a principal at JBR Consulting, and as vice president for marketing for the medical device company Cervel Neurotech.
 
RefleXion Medical is a Hayward company of more than 150 employees whose biology-guided radiotherapy allows it to detect and respond to signals emitted from the cancer itself and, for the first time, use them to guide immediate treatment. Most patients with stage four cancer are not considered candidates for definitive radiotherapy due to the challenge of treating multiple tumors. RefleXion Medical’s breakthrough technology is challenging that and aims to one day treat multiple tumors, in parallel, during a single MRI session. 
 
In 2018, RefleXion Medical raised more than $100 million in funding led by the global impact investment fund managed by TPG Growth. In 2019 the company received a $60 million senior secured term loan from Oxford Finance LLC to support the completion of the FDA clearance process for its biology-guided BgRT system and its subsequent commercial launch.  
 
"The RefleXion system is the first and only one to have a patient’s tumors guide their own treatment and destruction,” said Samuel Mazin, founder and CTO of RefleXion. “Our goal is to eliminate disease throughout the body with solo treatments or in concert with immunotherapy and other advanced cancer drugs. We believe this could help reduce the more than 13 million global cancer deaths projected to occur in 2030 by the World Health Organization.”
 
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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
United States of America
https://zoom.us/j/988227898?pwd=WDZ6dDB3RWxKQ3V4d0I1YkpZT3crQT09.
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