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 31 active members in the Rotary Club of Ross Valley.
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.
OUR SPEAKERS FOR JAN. 28 were Jaques Verduin, founder and director of Insight-Out (ISO).
This organization provides services and self-development opportunities to prisoners and challenged youth that are at hih-risk to fall into a criminal lifestyle. Joining Jaques was 'Red', a former prisoner who was released six months ago after 25 years in prison. He is an active member of the program who says it changed his life for the better and gage him the tools to drop violence and criminal behavior from his life. Oh yes, and standing next to them is our president, Ted.
HERE WE ARE AT OUR NEW LOCATION AND FOR JAN. 14 WE HAD KEVIN LAUGHLIN AS OUR SPEAKER.
KEVIN IS A LONG TIME RESIDENT IN SAN RAFAEL AND HAS STARTED THE CANAL BASEBALL ACADEMY.