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Rotary Club of Alameda Community Grants Available
The Rotary Club of Alameda distributes thousands of dollars in community grants each year through its Season of Giving Program. Funds for the program were generated by a Lobster Dinner, the generosity of sponsors, and the Alameda Rotary Endowment Foundation. One of the goals of the grants program is to give out small grants to more of Alameda’s 501(c)(3) nonprofits in order to support the diversity of missions these local nonprofits represent. Another goal is to fund small organizations that do not have the resources to raise capital.
Additionally, RCA recognizes that leaders of the City’s nonprofit organizations may be operating with minimal or no staff, and completing a multipage grant application may be quite onerous. Therefore, the Community Grants Committee will be evaluating applications by the responses to just three questions.  The application form can be found on the Rotary Club of Alameda website at under Forms and Documents.  The application submission deadline is Friday, October 20, 2023 at 5 PM. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email Rotary at 
Alameda Rotary Club President-Elect, Joyce Mercado, sends outgoing Club President, Will Thomas, off with smiles and cake. Will has served as Alameda Rotary Club President for 2 consecutive terms. Thank you, Will!!
Meetings and Events
Ruth Abbe
Oct 03, 2023 12:30 PM
Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA)
Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA)

Ruth Abbe is a grassroots leader with Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA). CASA was formed in 2008 to assist the City of Alameda in implementing its Local Action Plan for Climate Protection. CASA works closely with City staff, elected officials, the school district and other non-profits and advocates for policies and programs including:
 Zero Waste Implementation Plan (2009)
 70% recycling rate at Alameda schools (2009-2012)
 Commercial and multifamily organics outreach and education
 Ban on single use plastic food ware (2018)
 Climate Emergency Declaration (2019)

 Increase to the City’s storm water fee to raise funds for sea level rise mitigation (2019)

 New award-winning Climate Action and Resiliency Plan (2019)
 Social vulnerability assessment (2019)
 San Francisco Bay Hope Spot (2019)
 100% carbon free power provided by Alameda’s municipal utility (2020)
 Alameda Transportation Choices Plan (2018) and Alameda Active Transportation Plan (2022)
 Equitable Building Decarbonization Plan (2023)
 Alameda Reusables-To-Go Pilots (2022-23) and Rethink Disposable Campaign (2020-23)

Ruth will provide an update on CASA programs and CASA’s Rotary grants

Brendan Coyne
Oct 10, 2023
Guide to the Markets
Robin Seeley
Oct 17, 2023
SF Ferry Building
Club Meeting Information

"Service Above Self"

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 12:30 PM
1151 Harbor Bay Parkway
Enter lobby, proceed left and the conference room is on your right
Alameda, CA 94502
United States of America
The Rotary weekly meetings will be held on the first three Tuesdays of the month from 12:30 - 1:30. RCA has a hybrid meeting model, meeting both in-person and virtually.
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Interested in Joining Alameda Rotary?
When you join Rotary you become part of a network of 1.2M people in over 200 countries all with the same Rotary spirit of service above self while building lasting relationships locally, nationally, and internationally. Do you want to connect with members of your community while making a meaningful difference here in Alameda? Contact President Joyce Mercado with an email to to learn more about how you can be a part of the Rotary Club of Alameda’s fellowship network for less than $50 per month.
Greetings from the officers and members of the Rotary Club of Alameda Chartered in 1920, we are Rotarians working with youth, helping our community and playing an active part in International and World Community Service. Take some time to surf our web site and learn more about our history, membership, projects, and our fine city.
If you live in the East Bay area and are interested in learning more about Rotary, please contact us at 510-865-7369. We would be pleased to talk to you about Rotary and how you, too, may become a member of this International service organization. Please visit us often. Our club is a member of District 5170 and you can visit their web site by All Rotary Clubs belong to Rotary International.