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
Please join us for our Champagne Omelet Brunch fundraiser, Sunday, November 12, 2023, 8a-12:30pm. Enjoy a delicious custom omelet, talk with community leaders, and support even more great projects in Hayward. Tickets are only $17.50 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.
In February of 2021, the Hayward City Council took emergency action to enable development of a "transitional age youth shelter" with 30 beds on a portion of Hayward school district property "to address the homeless shelter crisis." The council even suspended land use and zoning regulations to expedite development of the site on Tyrell Avenue, largely because of its faith in the project sponsor, Covenant House International. Hayward Rotary also endorsed the project and contributed a $3,000 community grant toward its development. 
At their regular lunchtime meeting on Monday, Oct. 2, Hayward Rotary Club members will get a progress report on the project from Bill Bedrossian, president and CEO of Covenant House International, which has sites for providing homeless youth with shelter and a safe place to sleep in 34 cities across five countries.

Prior to joining Covenant House International in February 2023, Bill served as CEO of Covenant House California since 2014, leading the site to quadruple in size in those eight years. His passion for working with youth came from his parents, who have been foster parents for over 30 years and have adopted eight of his 11 siblings through the child welfare system.



The Rotary Club of Hayward will be dark on Monday, Oct 09, in observance of Indigenous people's day. We will meet again Oct 16.
Hayward's new $82 million Fire Training Center will host the Hayward Rotary Club on Monday, Oct. 16. The facility officially opened in June and consists of a fire station, training tower, and facilities for practicing emergency response. It is located at 1295 W Winton Ave. near the south end of the Hayward Executive Airport. Rotarians should park in the lot off Winton Avenue and walk west toward the main training center building, where lunch will be served.
Hayward Rotarian and Fire Chief Garrett Contreras will be joined as the event host by those representing the Chabot College fire training program and the Eden Area ROP. Members will be able to tour the facilities, that include the replica of a passenger jet, a bus donated by AC Transit, and an elevated BART train car.  The campus was constructed with funding from Hayward Measure C sales tax revenue and bond proceeds from Measure A of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District. 
Since the 2016 U.S. presidential election, debates about fake news have regularly appeared in American society. 
Cal State East Bay Professor Nolan Higdon contends that expanded access to media literacy education is a more promising solution than government regulation or commercial products. His 2020 book, The Anatomy of Fake News, offered the first historical examination of fake news for the purpose of creating effective critical news literacy. The book includes a fake news detection kit. 
Professor Higdon will address the Hayward Rotary Club at its noon luncheon on Sept. 25 on "Critical Media Literacy, The Anatomy of Fake News." 
Rotary District 5170 District Governor Hung Wei will be the featured presenter when the Hayward Rotary Club meets for its luncheon meeting on Monday, Sept. 18.
For more than 30 years, Hung Wei has been a community volunteer, serving on many local non-profit organization boards.  She was elected to the Cupertino City Council in November 2020 and currently serves as mayor. She served as trustee on the Fremont Union High School District from 2007 to 2018,
Wei was born and raised in Taiwan.  She came to the U.S. in 1979 to study at UCLA. She received a master’s degree in teaching English as A Second Language, moved to San Jose in 1981, and to Cupertino in 1990. 
With District 5170, she served as president of the Rotary Club of Cupertino in 2013-2014, assistant governor to Area 8, membership chair, and lieutenant governor in 2021-2022.
She is married to Ta-Wei Chien, also a graduate of National Taiwan University and UCLA. She has two adult sons, both married and living independently, and a granddaughter.
For a complete biography, go here.
New Chabot College President Jamal Cooks will be the featured presenter when the Hayward Rotary Club next meets for a luncheon on Monday, Sept. 11.
Cooks was appointed by the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Board of Trustees as the college's 10th president and officially took office Aug. 1. 
He brings more than 20 years of teaching, research, and leadership to the presidency. He served as vice president of academic services at Chabot since 2022, although he held the role on an interim basis in 2021. He also served as a professor at San Francisco State University, and has taught in the K-12, California State University and community college systems.
Originally from East Oakland, he attended Skyline High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in political economy of industrial societies from UC Berkeley. He earned his teaching credential from Cal State East Bay, and his master's and doctorate from the University of Michigan.
Chabot College is 62 years old this fall, has about 12,000 students, is rebuilding its student population post-pandemic, and has several hundred million dollars in bond issue construction projects underway. 
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There will be no meeting on September 4, in observance of Labor Day. Our next Rotary meeting will be Monday, September 11.
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We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:00 PM
Masonic Lodge
1074 B Street,
Hayward, CA 94541
United States of America
Our club meets in-person at the Hayward Masonic Lodge.
Many Thanks to Our 2023 Child Spree Sponsors
Hayward Rotary is grateful for the participation of our wonderful community:  sponsors and volunteers!
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