Rotary Club of Alameda
Lobster Dinner
Benefiting Alameda Charities through the
Local Grants Program
Friday, March 15th
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
No host cocktail hour 5 pm-6 pm
Dinner starts at 6 pm
Rathskeller @
Alameda Elks Lodge - 2255 Santa Clara Ave.
Tickets are $90 per person
The lobster dinner also includes salad, pasta, bread, dessert and coffee.
Purchase tickets by mailing a check to Alameda Rotary Endowment Foundation, 208 Brighton Court, Alameda, CA 94502
Bring your checkbooks for the silent auction and raffle.
Payment must be received by March 7th
.                    2024 Alameda Rotary Lobster Feed Sponsors                         
Silver Sponsors
Bill Dal Porto      
Bronze Sponsors
Ed Hirshberg 
Nirmal Rout of 
Lobsters prepared by Asena
 Proceeds go to the Rotary Club of Alameda Community Grants Program. 
Check out what's going on
Tuesday in the Rathskeller of the Elks Lodge we enjoyed beautiful classical music played by a trio of musicians led by Deborah Spangler, Ed Hirshberg's childhood friend. We had a great turnout including many guests who helped us wolf down FIVE pizzas in addition to nibbling on Valentine's Day treats and enjoying each other's company!
Join us for a meeting and see what we are about.
The Rotary Club of Alameda will award $20,000 to nineteen Alameda charities on December 12th as part of its annual community grants program.  This year more money was available to distribute to charities due to fundraising efforts including a lobster dinner and Dine and Donate dinners at restaurants in town.  The charities supported this year with community grants are:
Alameda Boys & Girls Club
Alameda Civic Ballet
Alameda Community Chorus
Alameda Education Foundation
Alameda Food Bank
Alameda Friends of the Parks
Alameda Point Collaborative 
Alameda Post
Bay Area Music Project
Bike Walk Alameda
Encinal High School Music Booster
Frank Bette Center for the Arts
Friends of the Alameda Free Library
League of Women Voters of Alameda
Love Elementary School PTA
Rhythmix Cultural Works
The Feather House Foundation
Tomorrow Youth Repertory
West End Arts District 
The Rotary Club of Alameda regularly gives back to the community via community grants, scholarships for graduating seniors, and a variety of community service projects like most recently sorting food for the Food Bank during Scouting for Food. 
We are always looking for new members who love to make a positive difference in Alameda and the world.  To learn more about joining The Rotary Club of Alameda email
Rotary Club of Alameda and Interact Clubs helped the Scouts sort food and loaded up two truckloads for the Food Bank!
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 
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Upcoming Speakers
Meridith Melberg
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An ICF-certified Master Coach, Merideth shows executives how to look forward to Monday mornings. Since 2004 she has coached senior executives and other leaders to define their career priorities, assess the gap between those priorities and their current opportunities, and then close the gap to achieve fulfillment. Clients have grown their professional satisfaction, impact, and success, transforming their careers and leadership styles from the inside out. Merideth coaches C-suite, senior, and emerging leaders in service and product companies who have roles spanning technology, strategy, marketing and communications, operations, sales, and other strategic disciplines. Merideth lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and coaches clients nationwide

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Alameda Police Chief Joshi
Feb 20, 2024
An Update on Crime and How the Police Deptartment is Addressing it
Club Meeting Information

"Service Above Self"

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m.
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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