Rotary weekly update
July 13-July 19, 2020

Weekly Updates

Important Reminders/News/Messages:

Zoom Meeting Information for July 15th:

Meeting ID: 864 0293 1862
Password: 329979

Please consider donating the $15 lunch fee (or whatever amount you may want to donate) to the Rotary Foundation: 

Please share our Facebook posting about the New Shoes for School Drive (see below) to promote it in the community! (This is a good practice for all social media posting from Rotary of San Leandro as a way to increase awareness of what we do).

Please note the changes to our meeting formatStarting in August, the first and fourth meeting of the month will change to an evening time. We will be meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The first Wednesday of the month will be dedicated to a social hour, and we will keep our Mixer format for the fourth meeting. You will find below additional details regarding the August 4th meeting.

Message from our President, Amy Neuman:

Happy Tuesday!
Tomorrow we have the pleasure of having Erika from Kidpower presenting to us.  Sharing Kidpower resources and information with service club members, who are so connected within their communities, is one of the ways they further their mission of making safety information as widely available as possible. 
See you all tomorrow!
Amy Neuman

July 15th, Wednesday's Noon Meeting, 12-1:00 p.m.:

  • Speaker: Erika Leonard, Program Director of Kidpower California

July 22nd, Wednesday's Noon Meeting, 12-1:00 p.m.:

  • Speaker: Endowment presentation

July 29th, Wednesday's Noon Meeting, 12-1:00 p.m.:

  • Speaker: Foundation 

August 5th, Wednesday's Evening Meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m.:

  • Social Hour: Walk in the Park
  • Location: Marina Park, San Leandro

August 12th, Wednesday's Noon Meeting, 12-1:00 p.m.:

  • SpeakerGregg Giusiana

Upcoming Club Events

New Shoes for School Drive

We are supporting Lee Thomas & GrilleeQ in collecting donations and new shoes for the New Shoes for School Drive. This is San Leandro Rotary's 4th year (Lee's been doing it for 6 years) and normally we have it at the Little Brown Church. Due to COVID, we've changed the format of the event. In exchange for $20 donation or a brand new pair of shoes, you will be fed by Master Chef Lee Thomas from GrilleeQ! The first thing we need you to do is RVSP.

You can RSVP two ways:

  1. buy a ticket on EVENTBRITE and donate $20 now, OR
  2. send an email to to donate $20 or a new pair of shoes
Due to social distancing guidelines, we are picking up shoe donations and delivering a tasty BBQ treat.

Once you RSVP, you will receive an email with details.

The 6th Annual New Shoes for School Drive collection dates are June 5 to August 6

Join Shoe Drive Founder, former council member Lee Thomas, business and community leaders in collecting new pairs of shoes and gift cards for the 2020-2021 school year. The New shoes or School Drive supports the San Leandro kindergarten through 12th grade youth who are living in under-serve conditions. All donations will considered a tax write-off.

Donation locations:

          * Bara’s Deli, 14799 Washington Ave., San Leandro (During regular business hours)
          * Zocalo Coffeehouse, 645 Bancroft Ave., San Leandro (During regular business hours)
          * Allphin Jewelers, 155 Parrott St., San Leandro (During regular business hours)

Contact Info: Lee Thomas, (510) 255-0879;

District Events

Webinar: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Rotary: Wednesday, July 15, 8 am-9 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic and anti-racism solidarity demonstrations are calling out global inequities
and the need for social justice. It is even more important that Rotary be an organization inclusive of all cultures, experiences, and identities. This breakout session provides an opportunity to hear from Rotarians at the forefront of change, learn about Rotary’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) progress, and be equipped with tools to create a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization.


Registration for July Sessions of the Rotary International Convention:

Our inspiring breakout sessions will continue into July, after the virtual convention, to help you start the Rotary year off right.


Feel the Energy in Taipei

Each year, Rotary members from all over the world come together to discover new opportunities to increase our impact, broaden our reach, and strengthen our ability to adapt for future success.

Join us 12-16 June to Feel the Energy at the 2021 Rotary International Convention in Taipei, Taiwan. Come early to discover new opportunities at one of our preconvention events, Intercountry Committees: Opening Opportunities for Peace.

Register and pay today (see link below), because this special price of $315 is available only until this Friday, 26 June, 23:59 Chicago time (UTC-5).

Registration link:


To share information in future e-bulletins, please contact Marta Alejandro at

Thank you and have a safe week!

Russell Hampton
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