Rotary weekly update
July 27-August 2, 2020

Weekly Updates

Important Reminders/News/Messages:

Zoom Meeting Information for July 29th:

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Meeting ID: 875 8740 4349
Passcode: 863579

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

Please note the changes to our meeting format: Starting 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:

We had a great time preparing meals for the New Shoes for School event on Saturday. Check out facebook for postings and please share it to spread the word!  We'll have the final numbers for you during the meeting.

Our speaker this week is our very own Mike Jones and Kristina Sehr who are co-chairing (and doing an AMAZING job) the Foundation Committee!  They will discuss the Foundation, how it works, why it's so critical, and our club goals.  It's going to be informative and fun so please show your support by coming to Wednesday's meeting!

See you Wednesday.

I wonder who will have the blue wig..?

Amy Neuman


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

  • Speaker: Foundation presentation

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, Rotary District 5170 Governor

August 19th, Wednesday's Noon Meeting, 12-1:00 p.m.:

  • Speaker: Council Member Ed Hernandez, City of San Leandro

Link to July 22nd meeting:

Yesterday we unanimously elected Steve Hollister, Dev Mahadevan and Dianne Dorn to fill the 3 vacation seats of the Endowment Board.

Here is the link to the meeting and the attached financials that Ken shared with the club. share/9OwyNL_ 2yzNLYIndshCcAKA4DKDcaaa8higd8 6EMxUZBwBe-2AW4GjcFRh5YJHz6 

Password: ?y8qsv#3

Additional documents will be uploaded on an ongoing basis in Club Runner under the Endowment folder.

Be on the lookout for an announcement of their next meeting (they hold 4 a year) which will be posted on our club calendar.

Thank you to the Endowment team for all you do for us!

Upcoming Club Events

The 6th Annual New Shoes for School Drive collection is still happening until 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

District 5170 Leadership Academy

Welcome to the new Rotary year! 

I am very pleased to announce the 2020-21 edition of our extremely popular leadership training program, the District 5170 Leadership Academy!  We are inviting all interested Rotarians to request the application materials as soon as possible, as registration this year will close on August 20th.  A few students from last year were unable to complete all segments of the program, so they are invited to join the Class of 2021 by undertaking only those courses that were not previously completed. 

Please review the attached flyer and email your request for the application package to  I strongly encourage you to act as soon as possible because space in the class will be limited, and applications will be considered on a first come, first registered basis. 

I’m looking forward to your joining the latest class of future leaders!

PDG Tim Lundell, Dean
District Leadership Academy

District upcoming events calendar:

District Leadership Meeting

ZOOM Meeting

Aug 08, 2020
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

District Membership Seminar

ZOOM Meeting

Aug 15, 2020
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Happy Hour with Gregg

ZOOM Meeting

Aug 26, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

District Coronavirus Task Force Q & A

ZOOM Meeting

Aug 31, 2020
5:00 PM

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.

Registration link:


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Thank you and have a safe week!

Russell Hampton
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