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Orinda, CA 94563
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Posted by Barbara Bontemps on Feb 04, 2015

Don’t miss the Volunteer of the Year dinner honoring our own Dick Burkhalter this Sunday, February 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the Orinda Country Club.  The cost is $60 per person and includes wine.  Let’s raise a toast to Dick together!  Buy tickets here.Image

On January 28, we inducted six new members from our newly formed Orinda Rotary Satellite Club: Jim Breedlove, Scott Chritton, Sylvia Jorgensen, Kristen Southworth, Bill Waterman, and Debbie Wiener.  Welcome to Rotary!  We are proud to have you as members and look forward to your participation and fellowship!

Steve Paddock, Ken Jew and Weylin Eng encourage you to do your spring cleaning early and get those lightly used, re-sellable items ready for the Hospice Donation Drive which begins March 4 and runs to April 1.  Drop-off locations include Mechanics Bank and the Orinda Country Club.  Pick-up is available for large items.  Click here for more information.

Posted by Barbara Bontemps on Feb 04, 2015

The Devil Mountain Chorus seImagent a quartet to our meeting on February 4 and they regaled us with classic Barbershop tunes, such as “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” and “Goodbye My Coney Island Baby.”  Their remarkably close harmonies impressed us all – and even more so when they told us that, as a foursome, they had never previously performed together.  Singers included Bill Dunn (Baritone), Don Nelson (Bass), Jim Stenson (Tenor) and Dick Ahern (Lead-Melody). The Devil Mountain Chorus offers Singing Valentines for those trying to think of something special for their special someone.  Each $60 package includes a personalized serenade at a location of your choosing (within Contra Costa and Alameda Counties), plus a box of Sees chocolates and a long-stemmed red rose.  More information is available here.

Posted by Barbara Bontemps on Feb 04, 2015

The aImagennual 4-Way Speech Contest, featuring student speakers from Miramonte’s very successful Public Speaking program, was held at our meeting on January 28.  Under the tutelage of Kristen Plant, the Miramonte program produces many award-winning young orators.  Two students, Cecelia  (Cece) Andrews and Sydney Mays joined us and each gave a well-constructed, well-presented argument using Rotary’s 4-Way test as the basis for support of their position:

  • Is it the Truth ?
  • Is it Fair to all concerned?
  • Will it build Goodwill  and Better Friendships?
  • Is it Beneficial to all concerned ?
Posted by Barbara Bontemps on Feb 04, 2015

On January  21, we welcomed Shawn Sladek, Senior Vice President of Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch, Walnut Creek, to discuss how the end of government stimulation is effecting the markets, as well as investing trends for 2015. Shawn gave a thorough overview of sectors of our economy that appear to be performing well, along with a look at those that are underperforming.  A comparison of US markets versus those in the global sector was likewise presented.  Many of the topics included in Shawn’s presentation are included in this report from the Merrill Lynch Research Investment Committee.  Enjoy!

Posted by Barbara Bontemps

A hearty CONGRATULATIONS to Dick Burkhalter who has been named Orinda's "Volunteer of the Year" by the Orinda Association.  The awards dinner is scheduled for Sunday, February 8, 6:00 PM at the Orinda Country Club. Tickets are $60 per person.  Let's have a big Rotary turn-out to honor Dick!



Dave Goss (February 20); Gene Gottfried(February 26)


Jose Avelar (23 years); Horst Rademacher (22 years) Rudy Reich (19 years); Jackie Horwitz (12 years); Carlos Rangel (2 years)

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Spring Egg Hunt Apr 04, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Trivia Bee Apr 24, 2015 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
State of the City Orinda Country Club
Apr 29, 2015 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Rotary Field Day May 09, 2015 08:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Mar 04, 2015
Hospice of the East Bay
Mar 11, 2015
The Orinda Association: Making Things Happen in Orinda
Mar 18, 2015
Opera, Broadway, and St. Paddy's Day Favorites
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