Rotary International is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 34,282 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries & geographical areas. At last count there were 1,216,779 members. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary’s main objective is service - in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.
The Rotary Club of Ross Valley was chartered on May 21, 1925 and is one of the oldest clubs in Marin County. We are now in our 91st year of service. Our meetings are every Wednesday, 12 Noon until 1:30 PM at Café Arrivederci, 11G St., San Rafael (415) 453-6427
We currently have 32 active members in the Rotary Club of Ross Valley.
CHECK OUT OUR 'PROGRAM CALENDAR' FOR FUTURE SPEAKERS
Our speaker for May 20 was Tara Smith of TARA FIRMA of Petaluma
It was also the celebration of our club's 90th Anniversary
On May 13 we had a presentation on local baseball by Mike Shapiro,
President and General Manager of the San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Team
Our speaker for May 6 was Dennis Hagerty of the Novato Rotary Club. His topic as 'Project Amigo'.
Our speaker for April 29 was Marin County Supervisor Katie Rice
Paul Liberatore, the Music/Entertainment reporter from the IJ was our speaker for April 22
The business part of our meeting on April 15 was the induction of 2 new members, Joan and Dan Carlson
Tom Eller with Marin County Office of Education is the instructor of the ROP Construction Technology program here in Marin High Schools and was our speaker on April 15.
Our speaker for April 8 had to cancel at the last minute. Luckily Moira Brennan was a guest that day and filled in as the speaker. Moira is with Senior Settlers a service that facilitates downsizing from our large homes and preserving those items in our homes that matter most.
On March 18, 2015 our speaker for the day was Dot Spaet, a Back Pain Specialist
Once again, our meeting of March 11, 2015 started off with the induction of a new member, Jon Way
And our speaker for the day was San Rafael Mayor, Gary Phillips
Our meeting of March 4, 2015 started off with the induction of 2 new members, Terry Hennessy and Trina Lavigna
Trina Lavigna Terry Hennessy
Our speaker for the day was David Solo, President and CEO of Boys and Girls Club of Marin and Sonoma Counties
Our speakers for Feb. 25 Marissa Wertheimer of Marin County Probation Department and AJ Brady, Assistant District Attorney. They spoke on the Restorative Justice Program that they both participate in through the Marin County Justice System.
Cythia Koehler, a board member of the Mariln Municipal Water District gave a talk on water conservation and the use of Gray Water Systems at our meeting on Feb. 18
Our speaker for Feb. 11 (our 'Valentines Lunch' was Linda Tavaszi, PhD Linda is the CEO of Marin Community Clinics.
Our program of Feb. 4 started of with the awarding of multiple Paul Harris Fellows to Larry Lococo and Jon Marchant
presented by District Governor Chris Gallagher and Assistant Governor Jayne Hulbert.
There was also Major Donor award presented to Joan Capurro
Also present at the occasion was Past District Governor John Bottari
AND NOW, TO OUR SPEAKER:
LUCAS OSHUN, Executive Directore with Global Student Embassy was our speaker on Feb.4
Click on the link below to see a video of this Fantastic Program.