Habitat for Humanity Hayward Projects Reviewed at Hayward Rotary June 17

Kevin Dowling, senior major gifts officer for Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, will be the featured presenter on Monday, June 17 for the luncheon meeting of the Hayward Rotary Club. 
Habitat for Humanity has a significant presence in Hayward, and currently new homes are under construction on A Street. The organization offers programs in Hayward to make affordable home repairs and arranges reduced utility rates for low-income households. Habitat also administers Measure A1 Bond funds, for Hayward that  empowers low-income homeowners to remain safely in their homed with affordable, low-interest deferred payment loans to qualified homeowners. 
Dowling is a former development director for Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, development director for the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Leandro, and served for 12 years on the Hayward City Council. 
Habitat for Humanity Hayward Projects Reviewed at Hayward Rotary June 17 Kim Huggett 2024-06-12 07:00:00Z 0

Future of Hayward's Shoreline Discussed at Hayward Rotary June 10

The future of Hayward's shoreline, which is threatened by rising tides, will be the subject of a presentation to the Hayward Rotary Club on June 10 from Devan Reiff of the Hayward Area Shoreline Protection Agency.

The organization was established in 1970 and is a joint powers agency consisting of representatives from the City of Hayward, East Bay Regional Park District and the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District. It has completed a long-range master plan that identifies adaptation measures to prepare for sea level rise, ranging from natural solutions, such as wetland restoration, to man-made improvements, like levees and sea walls.
Through the efforts of HASPA and its member agencies, over 3,150 acres have been purchased for public ownership, preserved, restored, or are in the process of being returned to wetlands, marshes, and protected uplands. 
Reiff is a principal planner with the East Bay Regional Park District.
Current chair of HASPA is Hayward City Council Member Francisco Zermeno. 
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Chancellor of Chabot-Las Positas District to Address Hayward Rotary June 3

Ronald P. Gerhard, chancellor of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, will be the featured presenter when the Hayward Rotary Club meets for its luncheon Monday, June 3.  Gerhard's presentation is entitled: "Advancing Student Success and Workforce Development Through Regional Collaboration."
Founded in Hayward/San Leandro in 1961, the two-college district serves 29,000 students annually. The district continues to build back enrollment following the pandemic, but is in a financially solid position with sufficient reserves. In June 2016, Voters approved a $950 million facilities bond measure for the district by a 64% margin. 
In April, Gerhard was awarded the Distinguished Administrator Award by the Association of California Community College Administrators.
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County's First Latina Sheriff, Hayward Born, to Address Hayward Rotary May 20

Twenty-seven years ago Yesenia Sanchez took an entry level position with the Alameda County Sheriff's Department and, in January 2023, became not only its first woman sheriff, but the first Latina. Sheriff Sanchez will address the Hayward Rotary Club at its luncheon meeting Monday, May 20
Born in Hayward, Sanchez started in the Alameda County Sheriff's Office in 1997 as an entry-level technician. In 2001, she became a sworn deputy, in 2020, she  became division commander overseeing the Santa Rita Jail.
She is the 23rd sheriff in county history and supervises a $429 million budget, 1,000 sworn officers and 600 non-sworn.
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Outstanding Hayward Rotarian 2024

It is with tremendous excitement that we announce Valerie Caveglia is this year's recipient of the prestigious RICHARD W. BOWMAN OUTSTANDING HAYWARD ROTARIAN AWARD!
We are thrilled to be honoring Val and look forward to a wonderful evening!
The OHR event will be on May 6th and begin with Social hour at 5:00pm and dinner will be at 6:00pm. The OHR presentation will follow after dinner.
Members can use their prepaid Lunch tickets (2) for this evening event. Spouses and guests are very welcome but please RSVP here  or contact Vrushali.
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Local Teens' Uganda Club Will Present at Hayward Rotary April 22

Members of the Hayward High School Uganda Club will give a presentation on its past work in Africa and this summer's project with Habitat for Humanity in Atlanta, at the April 22 luncheon meeting of the Hayward Rotary Club.
Club advisor Jennifer Gonsalves and some of her students will discuss how the club equips students for traveling, cultural awareness, construction, and social service. In the photo, students are seen posing at a construction project they worked on in Uganda last summer. 
This summer's project will involve incoming Hayward High School juniors and seniors in building low-income housing in Georgia. The costs are covered by fundraising, the Gunther Foundation Scholarship, and Hayward Unified School District Youth Enrichment YEP funds.
Their five-day itinerary is here.
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More Than $40,000 in Hayward Rotary Grants to be Awarded Monday

Seventeen local organizations will receive more than $40,000 in grant awards when the Hayward Rotary Club meets for its lunch meeting on Monday, March 25. The club has a long tradition of supporting Hayward nonprofits with individual grants ranging from $500 to $3,000. Representatives of this year's recipients will be on hand to make brief comments on how their grant allocation will be used.
The application process begins with announcement of the program each fall. This year's applications were reviewed and scored by a committee of Rotarians chaired by retired Chabot College President Bob Carlson. Other committee members are Hayward Mayor Mark Salinas, Valerie Caveglia, Robin Wilma, Mona Diamantine, and Barbara Halliday.
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New Hayward Chief of Police Addresses Hayward Rotarians March 18

New Hayward Chief of Police Bryan Matthews, a Hayward Rotarian, will address the Hayward Rotary Club at its lunch meeting on Monday, March 18. He is a career Hayward police officer and has taken command of a department he led in a temporary and acting capacity since September 2022.
Matthews, whose appointment was effective Wednesday, Jan. 3, succeeds Chief Toney Chaplin, who retired after a 33-year career in policing.  
Chief Matthews takes charge of a department with 197 sworn police officer and 136.5 non-sworn professional staff positions.
"I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to give back to the community that, in many ways, raised me," the new chief said after his appointment by the Hayward City Council. "Hayward holds a very special place in my heart."
At the Rotary meeting, Matthews will talk about how he plans to move the Hayward Police Department forward through, "listening, strengthening relationships, implementing problem-solving strategies, and providing high levels of customer service.” 
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Assessor Phong La to Address Hayward Rotary Feb. 5

Editorial: Elect Phong La as new Alameda County assessor
Alameda County Assessor Phong La will be the keynote presenter at the Feb. 5 luncheon meeting of the Hayward Rotary Club. 
The position of assessor is to locate and identify ownership of all taxable property in the county and decide if it is subject to reappraisal when it changes ownership. He has orchestrated a massive reorganization for his office to address historic highs in real estate construction and business development. 
He was first elected in 2019 and became even more popular locally by right away joining the Hayward Chamber of Commerce and speaking to the Hayward Rotary Club. He won re-election outright in the primary of June 2022 when he had no opposition and his current term ends Jan. 4, 2027.
He has lived in Alameda County since 1980, when his family moved to the U.S. as refugees from Vietnam and he was two years old. They started a small business and supported Phong, his brother, and a sister as they went through James Logan High School in Union City. He went on to earn a bachelor's degree from UC Davis in 2000 and a law degree from UC Hasting's Colleges of the Law in San Francisco.
He lives with his wife and daughter in the city of Alameda.
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Hayward Rotary Champagne omelet brunch

Please join us for our Champagne Omelet Brunch fundraiser, Sunday, November 12, 2023, 8:30am-1:00pm. Enjoy a delicious custom omelet, talk with community leaders, and support even more great projects in Hayward. Tickets are only $17 for adults and $5 for children (12y and younger).
Click here for tickets.
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.
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Dark for Memorial Day

We will be dark on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. We meet again on June 3.
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State of the City

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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Hayward Rotary Community Grants Application

Posted by Douglas M. Den Hartog, Sr. on Nov 06, 2019
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Every year, your Hayward Rotary Club raises money to support other not-for-profit organizations that serve the Hayward community.  During this 2019-2020 fiscal year, we will grant approximately $25,000 to help fund other groups' projects that serve our friends and neighbors in Hayward.  If you and your organization would like to be considered for a grant, we would love to receive your application!

The application packet (click here to access it) contains the instructions and forms you will need to complete to let us know about your interest.  Please read the instructions carefully and submit your request by the December 31, 2019 11:59 p.m. deadline.  If you have any questions during the process, please email the Hayward Rotary Community Grants chairman, Douglas M. Den Hartog, Sr., at denhdo@thedukegroup.org with the subject line "Community Grants Question".

We look forward to serving Hayward together with you!


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Back-to-School "Child Spree"

On Saturday, August 17, Hayward Rotary Club will help 100 Hayward children buy the clothing and supplies they need for school. You can help us achieve this worthy goal. ✏️🖇️📚😀
Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at 6:45 a.m.
JCPenney Southland Mall
1 Southland Dr., Hayward
Volunteer chaperones needed!  Sign up here

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Fundraiser - 2024 Rowell Ranch Rodeo

Posted by Douglas Den Hartog
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Hayward Rotary Club operates the food and drink concessions during the three days of the Rowell Ranch Rodeo. All the proceeds from our food and drink sales go toward our charitable work in the Hayward community -- specifically, by giving Community Grants to local nonprofit organizations each year. Volunteers are needed to help us sling burgers, fries, and soft drinks to the thirsty crowd! Join in the fun, get to know Rotary Club members as you serve, and experience some of our community's western heritage watching real cowboys "at work and play"; all while we raise money for great causes.

Sign-up at the link below.  Together we make a difference!

Click here to volunteer!



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An evening in Portugal!

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On Monday, February 4th, the Hayward Rotary Club presented a special early evening meeting. A Portuguese inspired dinner and sampling of wines from Portugal were just some of the wonderful things we enjoyed!
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11th Annual Champagne Omelet Brunch

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Back by popular demand....Hayward Rotary Club proudly presented the 11th annual Champagne Omelet Brunch!   We served over 400 mouthwatering omelets made to order by Hayward Rotarians and celebrity chefs.  Attendees enjoyed raffles, champagne, mimosas, beverages and so much more.
Sunday, February 10, 2019
8:00am – 12:30pm
Moreau High School Event Center
27170 Mission Blvd., Hayward
All proceeds fund Hayward Rotary's Literacy Projects  and Community Grants benefiting Hayward youth and families.
11th Annual Champagne Omelet Brunch Mona Diamantine 2019-01-22 08:00:00Z 0

Community Grants 2018-2019

Posted on Nov 24, 2018
     Thank you for your interest in the  Hayward Rotary Community Grants Program!  Your applications packet is  available starting November 25, 2018 and is due on December 31, 2018.  The Rotary Club of Hayward enjoys supporting not-for-profit organizations that benefit members of our community and has been doing so since 1922.  Please click on this link for your grant application.
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Back-to-School "Child Spree" - August 18

Hayward Rotary Club's annual "Child Spree" back-to-school shopping event,provided 100 Hayward children the back-to-school clothing and supplies they needed for their upcoming school year. All 100 participating children have been identified in partnership with the Hayward Police Department Youth and Family Services Bureau. Event sponsored by Hayward Rotary Club in partnership with JCPenney, Southland Mall, and Friends of Hayward Library.
Back-to-School "Child Spree" - August 18 Mona Diamantine 2018-08-18 07:00:00Z 0

Member Spotlight: Congressman Eric Swalwell

Member spotlight: CONGRESSMAN ERIC SWALWELL, Hayward Rotary Club member since 2013.

Photo: Congressman Eric Swalwell meets with constituents in Hayward at Eko Coffee and Tea House in 2016.

Growing up in what now is California’s Fifteenth Congressional District taught Eric Swalwell a lot about hard work, strong principles, and planning for a brighter future.The oldest of four boys...

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Rodeo fundraiser 2018 - Volunteers wanted

Giddy-up! 🐎

Hayward Rotary Club will once again operate the food and drink concessions at the Rowell Ranch Rodeo, taking place in 2018 on May 17, 18, 19, and 20. Proceeds from the food and drink sales help our charitable work in the Hayward community, including Community Grants to local nonprofit organizations. Volunteers are wanted to help us sling burgers, fries, and soft drinks to the thirsty crowd! Join in the fun, get to know Rotary Club members, and experience western heritage watching real cowboys "at work and play"; all while we raise money for great causes.

Click here for more info and to sign up

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Outstanding Hayward Rotarian Dinner Meeting

Posted on Mar 13, 2018
The Richard W. Bowman Outstanding Hayward Rotarian Award is given annually to the Hayward Rotary Club member who best exemplifies the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self”, and whose contributions in the five Avenues of Service distinguish them among their peers. It is the highest honor Hayward Rotary Club bestows on its Members.
Make plans to join us on Monday Evening, April 9 @ 5:30 p.m. for a special Club Dinner meeting to honor this year's Outstanding Hayward Rotarian recipient - Ms. Pamela Russo
Outstanding Hayward Rotarian Dinner Meeting Brian Schott 2018-03-13 07:00:00Z 0
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Hayward Rotary Scholar Awards

Hayward Rotary Scholars 2017The Hayward Rotary Scholar awards recognize students who demonstrate extraordinary skill and achievement in school. The award is bestowed upon Hayward students who achieve perfect scores on their standardized tests, perfect attendance, and perfect citizenship at school for a full year. In 2017, five students achieved Hayward Rotary Scholar status.
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This is who we are

We are Hayward’s premier service club since 1922, over 90 members strong. We are a non-partisan, non-political group of people united in giving back to our community. Hayward Rotary Club members come from many diverse walks of life. We are leaders in business, education, government, nonprofit, and community service.
Do you have what it takes to become a Rotarian? Learn more about who we are and how to become a Rotarian by visiting our weekly meetings and our website. Visit our membership page.
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Celebrating 17 years of children's literacy Mona Diamantine 2017-09-06 07:00:00Z 0
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The Last Lone Survivor

President Sean Reinhart has officially survived his year as Rotary Club president, and (barely!) managed to defend the Rotary Bell against multiple contenders who tried to steal the prize. Here's a video recap of the adventure. Turn up the sound for maximum triumph!
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Monday, June 12: RUSSELL CITY BLUES 

Russell City was an unincorporated area of Hayward, a community of modest houses and small farms along the bay. In its heyday, Russell City was famed for its clubs with dirt floors, bootleg electricity and a steady stream of musicians playing a style of Delta Blues. During the early part of their careers, artists such as Big Joe Turner and Big Mama Thorton played Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana style blues in Russell City. West Coast Blues music eventually influenced the traditional sound when horns replaced the harmonica and West Coast Blues was born.
Ronnie Stewart is the producer of the 18th Annual Hayward - Russell City Blues Festival, scheduled this year in City Hall Plaza in July. Join us for a special preview of the Russell City Blues sound with an exclusive keynote address to Hayward Rotary Club
Featuring Ronnie Stewart and A.T. Stephens
Monday, June 12, 2017 at 12:00 noon 
Masonic Lodge, 1074 "B" Street, Hayward
Guests are welcome. Lunch is $20 at the door
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Woolly 'n Wild with Sulphur Creek Nature Center

Wendy Winsted is the Site Coordinator for the Sulphur Creek Nature Center. Ms. Winsted graduated from Cal State Hayward with a BA in Environmental Studies and a minor in Anthropology. She has been involved with both Wildlife and Education for almost 20 years. She worked in Sulphur Creek’s Animal Hospital for about seven years before becoming the Director of Wildlife Education and then the Site Coordinator. Ms.Winsted will deliver her popular interactive presentation, "Woolly 'N Wild at Sulphur Creek Nature Center," with the help of some furry and feathered friends. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind Hayward Rotary Club exclusive event. It is sure to be *un-fur-gettable*
Presented by Wendy Winsted and Friends
Monday, June 5, 2017 at 12:00 noon 
Masonic Lodge, 1074 "B" Street, Hayward
Guests are welcome. Lunch is $20 at the door
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State of the City with Mayor Barbara Halliday

What new projects and policies are coming down the pike in Hayward? How does the city government work with partners in the private sector to build a stronger community? Who will the next generation of Hayward leaders be? Where can we join the conversation?
Mayor Barbara Halliday
We're honored to have our friend, Mayor Barbara Halliday deliver her popular keynote address, "State of the City Update," at Hayward Rotary Club, Monday at 12:00 noon. Please join us for this special luncheon event.
Mayor Barbara Halliday
"State of the City Update"
Monday, May 22 at 12:00 noon

Masonic Lodge, 1074 B Street, Hayward
Guests are welcome. Lunch is $20 at the door
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"Washington Update" with Congressman Eric Swalwell

Congressman Eric Swalwell will be our featured guest at the Hayward Rotary Club luncheon at 12:00 noon on Monday, May 8. The Congressman will present his keynote address, "Washington Update." Please join us for this special luncheon event.
Growing up in what now is California’s Fifteenth Congressional District taught Eric Swalwell a lot about hard work,strong principles,and planning for a brighter future. The oldest of four boys and son to Eric Sr., a retired police officer, and Vicky, who works as an administrative assistant, Swalwell was raised and attended public schools in the East Bay. A Division I soccer scholarship was his ticket to becoming the first person in his family to go to college. After earning undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Maryland, he returned to the East Bay to serve as a prosecutor in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for seven years. He then was elected to the Dublin City Council.
Eric Swalwell in 2012 was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives representing California’s Fifteenth Congressional District which includes Hayward. Now in his second term, he’s working hard to bring new energy, ideas, and a problem-solving spirit to Congress, with a focus on advancing policies that support equality, opportunity, and security.
Congressman Swalwell serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and believes protecting Americans is Congress’ most solemn duty. He is the top Democrat on the Subcommittee on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), responsible for the oversight, policy, activities, and budget of the CIA. He also serves on the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, where he addresses climate change and advocates for renewable energy.
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Our World is Changing...

Hayward Rotary Club Presidential Address
Sean Reinhart is President of Hayward Rotary Club. He will deliver the annual Club Assembly presidential address on April 24, 2017. Hayward Rotary Club is fast approaching its 100th year of service to the Hayward community. The Club has deep roots and a rich legacy in Hayward going all the way back to the turn of the 20th century in the early 1900's. Today, at the dawn of a new 21st century, the world around us is changing more rapidly than ever before. The community of Hayward is experiencing incredible change, with new growth and progress developing at a pace unlike any we have ever encountered in our lifetimes. What does the future hold for the community of Hayward? What is the Rotary's Club's role in that future? We are at a unique time in history. Future generations will one day look back at this time with inquiry and wonder. The steps we take today will have a profound effect on generations to come. Join the conversation as we explore these questions and more from our unique vantage point in history.

Hayward Rotary Club Presidential Address
Monday, Apr. 24, 2017 at 12:00 noon 
Masonic Lodge, 1074 "B" Street, Hayward
Guests are welcome. Lunch is $20 at the door

Sean Reinhart is a long time Hayward native and public servant. He grew up in Hayward's Eden Gardens and Palma Ceia neighborhoods, where he proudly received his education at Hayward public schools including Mt. Eden High School,  Chabot College, and California State University, Hayward where he earned his Bachelor's degree in English. He earned his Master's degree in Library and Information Science from San José State University. Mr. Reinhart considers himself fortunate to have found opportunities to work since his first job age 16, which enabled him to earn and pay his own way through his higher education. He has a long career in public service including the past nine years with the City of Hayward as the Director of Libraries and Community Services overseeing the City's public libraries and education programs, social services and community development block grants, and affordable housing. He joined Hayward Rotary Club in 2010, and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2012. He was elected President of Hayward Rotary Club in 2016.

Hayward Rotary Club is the premier service organization serving the Hayward community since 1922. Our weekly luncheons feature the best and brightest keynote speakers.
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Hayward Rotary Club - Community Grant Awards 2017

The Hayward Rotary Community Grant Awards program is focused on services to Hayward children and families. Funding for the Community Grant Awards is made possible through the generous donations of money, time, and volunteer effort by Hayward Rotarians throughout the year. Major annual fundraisers include the Champagne Omelet Brunch and the Rowell Ranch Rodeo food and drink concessions. Hayward Rotary Club and Foundation have provided millions of dollars to support local services and capital projects over the years. The Community Grant Awards are presented annually. Learn more
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Hayward Rotary Scholars 2016-17

Every child in Hayward has the potential to reach extraordinary achievements. The Hayward Rotary Scholar program, now in its fourth year, honors students who distinguish themselves among their peers by demonstrating phenomenal skill and achievement in school. Each year, students are given this prestigious award who achieve three criteria:
(1) Perfect scores on state standardized tests;
(2) Perfect attendance at school for an entire school year; 
(3) Excellent behavior and role modeling for peers at school.
Hayward Rotary Scholars are presented with commemorative medals and with custom banners bearing their names and achievements which are then permanently hung from the rafters of their schools for all to see. Scholars also receive generous gift bags filled with prizes. Out of 21,000 students in Hayward schools, five stellar students met all the criteria in 2016-17, and were named Hayward Rotary Scholars. Learn more
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Hayward Rotary "Child Spree" Helps Students Get Ready for School

Posted by Sean Reinhart on Aug 22, 2015
HAYWARD, CALIF -- Last Saturday, more than one hundred students received new clothes and a backpack full of school supplies thanks to the Hayward Rotary Club’s annual Child Spree program. On Saturday, Aug. 22 at 7a.m., eager K-8 students met at JC Penney at Southland Mall and were paired with a Rotary Club member or other community volunteer.  Together, using a list of needed items identified by the parent and a $100 gift card, they purchased essential clothing needed to start school. JC Penney offered 25 percent off the entire purchase and waived sales tax, so the children were able to purchase more essential back-to-school clothing.
JC Penney staff volunteered to work the early shift in order to share the joy with the children and their parents and the Nestle kiosk opened early to offer discounted coffee and snacks for the families.
“This is the 14th year that Hayward Rotary has had the opportunity to sponsor an event that meets the needs of so many deserving children,” said Janiene Langford, one of the event coordinators for Rotary. “It is gratifying that so many businesses, organizations, and individuals in Hayward continue to step up and support this program.”
Student participants were identified in partnership with the Hayward Police Department’s Youth and Family Services Bureau. At the conclusion of their shopping spree, the students picked out a backpack and book donated by Friends of the Hayward Library.
During the event, parents and guardians were able to participate in a resource fair with tables from Hayward Adult School’s Youth Enrichment Services, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward Library’s Literacy Plus, Hayward Promise Neighborhood, Hayward Police Department’s Youth and Family Services, and Kinship Support Services. 
More than 200 community members joined Hayward Rotary in this project, including staff from Moreau Catholic High School, volunteers from the Boy Scouts of America, Chabot College students, the Cal State East Bay volleyball team, and Redwood Chapel Community Church.
In addition to JC Penney, businesses and organizations who helped to sponsor the project included Fremont Bank, Calpine, Costco Wholesale, Give Something Back Office Supply, Kaiser Permanente, United Association Local Union 342, Sakura of America, and Friends of Hayward Library. 
Child Spree has helped provide new clothing for students for 14 years through partnerships with Mervyn’s, Target, and JCPenney. To volunteer to help out in the future, contact the Hayward Rotary Club at P.O. Box 629, Hayward, CA  94543
Hayward Rotary "Child Spree" Helps Students Get Ready for School Sean Reinhart 2015-08-23 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary "Dragon-Tini" Mixer is February 26th, 2015

Rotary "Dragon-tini" Mixer 
Thursday Feb. 26, 5:30-7:30pm  
HAHS Center for History & Culture 
22380 Foothill Blvd, Hayward 
Wear your best dragon colors. Delicious appetizers provided by Cannery Cafe. $5 entry includes one Dragon Martini or beer/ wine/ soft drink. 
Sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Castro Valley, F.U.N. Sunset, Hayward and San Leandro, with generous support from the Hayward Area Historical Society. 
For more information visit: www.bitly.com/dragontini 
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Hayward Rotary's Annual Omelet Brunch is a Flipping Success!

Posted by Brian Schott on Oct 06, 2012

ImageHayward Rotarians and their guest Chefs gathered under the Grand White Tent at St. Rose Hospital to make Omelets and serve our community guests a delicious, low cost Champagne Brunch to raise money for our Community at the Hayward Rotary Foundation's 4th Annual Champagne Community Fundraiser Brunch.

Hayward Rotary's Annual Omelet Brunch is a Flipping Success! Brian Schott 2012-10-07 00:00:00Z 0

Happy 90th Birthday Hayward Rotary!

Posted by Brian Schott on May 31, 2012


On June 1, 1922, the Rotary Club of Hayward was chartered, 15 years after Rotary International was started.  Now, 90 years later, the same spirit and energy that was there continues to be present in the Hayward Rotary Club.  Click here for more....

Happy 90th Birthday Hayward Rotary! Brian Schott 2012-06-01 00:00:00Z 0