Speaker Date Topic
Bill Bedrossian Oct 02, 2023 12:15 PM
President of Rotary-Backed Hayward Shelter for Youth to Address Club Monday, Oct. 2
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.


No meeting Oct 09, 2023
Dark in observance of Indigenous people's day

Dark in observance of Indigenous people's day. Next meeting on Oct 16.

Hayward Fire Department Oct 16, 2023
Rotarians to Tour City's New Fire Training Center 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.