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Contact Info
Rotary Club of Oakland
1736 Franklin Street, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94612

Telephone: 510-451-2120

Executive Director:
Pat Williams, ext. 10
This is where business meets community service. Oakland Rotary brings together a large and diverse group of civic, business, government and professional leaders with a common interest in service, networking and fellowship.
What's Happening in Oakland Rotary
Rotary Night at the Symphony is October 14th

Next Paddle is Nov 14th  and is a Supermoon event!!!
A Super Full Moon looks around 12 to 14% bigger
Mark your calendar for a great day of cycling in the Livermore Valley

The Date:  October 22, 2016
Meeting Place:  Garre' Winery  

Start Time: 10:30


Route options include:

1 - a 12 mile, relatively flat loop, mostly on bike trails. A portion of the loop takes you through vineyards via Holdener Park.

You will also pass several wineries with the option of wine tasting.


2 - A longer more challenging ride that includes the first loop, but adds an out and back climb up Tesla Rd.  The climb up Tesla is through horse country, and your efforts on the climb are rewarded with the exhilarating descent back toward Livermore.  Some riders may want to include the Cross Road/Patterson Pass Rd loop as well, before returning to Garre' for lunch.

Total Distance (including first route)

- Tesla out and back, 22 miles 

- Tesla + Cross/Patterson Pass, 30 miles   


Below are links to the Garre Winery, and to the bike routes


Garré Winery


Please Contact High Adventure Organizer:  Stephen Blair <scblair@sbcglobal.net> for more information





Rotary Day at the Races

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016

Join fellow Rotarians from our club and neighboring clubs for an afternoon of fun and fellowship.

Ticket price: $40 per person includes seating in the Turf Club, Buffet Lunch,  and Valet Parking

(First race at 12:45 PM) Gates open at 11 am.


Reservations and Tickets can be arranged through

Linda Chew




The High Adventure and Economic Development Committees  are collaborating to bring  a tour of San Quentin to the members of Rotary.
Oakland Rotary KinderPrep has collaborated with the Rainin Foundation for 3 years to scale up evidence based learning programs.  Last year Rainin funded the majority of our summer book give-away.  Rainin just released a report (available by clicking this link) showing huge gains in school readiness for students in their SEEDS of Learning program.  Five key skills needed to be ready for Kindergarten were mastered by 91% to 99% of children.  KinderPrep is proud to be a small part of this success.

At our August 11th meeting , Past President Lorna Padia Markus welcomed the transitional kindergarten teachers who were visiting us. Peter Sherris, KinderPrep Committee Chair introduced them to the attendees and gave them sunflower bouquets.  He told us that many Oakland Rotarians have supported KinderPrep over the past year, which meant that we Rotarians reached over 1000 students.   We had 19 volunteers in the classroom and 140 event volunteers.
Our KinderPrep Committee provided funding (from  a combination of ORE-designated funds and other sources) to support the following:
$11,700 to OUSD to purchase Foss science kits for classrooms use;
15,000 to ProArts to help operate the KinderPrep-founded TK Arts integration in 13 classrooms one hour per week for 18 weeks;
$15,000 in Lakeshore Learning gift cards for 45 teachers to purchase
whatever she or he needed for the classroom;
$18,000 to take 941 students on a field trip to either Fairyland, the Oakland Zoo or Chabot Space and Science Center; and,
$15,000 to give TK students books for summer reading.
Natalie Tran, an Oakland TK teacher, shared  how she used the funds from Rotary to enrich the classroom experience of her students. Peter thanked many people and organizations that have supported the KinderPrep program, including Jim Bell, Bank of Marin (courtesy of Pat Young and recently retired Greg Grassi), City National Bank (courtesy of Matt Ching),the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Lakeshore Learning and Philanthropic Ventures.

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