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El Ribero and Camino Sobrante
Orinda, CA 94563
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Posted by Barbara Bontemps on Jul 23, 2014

Tickets for our big fundraiser, "DImageancing with the Cars" are now on sale. They are $100 per person for open seating or $125 per person for reserved seats.  Get a group together and share a table! Click on the "Rebels with a Cause" logo to find out more about the party and to purchase tickets online.  You may also pay by check  to: Orinda Rotary, Dancing with the Cars." Bring your check to the next Rotary meeting or mail it to P.O. Box 44, Orinda, CA 94563. 

Let's have a sell-out!

Posted by Barbara Bontemps on Jul 23, 2014

Joe Jaconette introduced retiring Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools, Joe Ovick.  Joe has been our county superintendent for 18 years aFirst CC County School Martinez 1852nd has spent 45 years as an educator. He has a son who also serves as a school administrator, making him a member of the MAFIA- Mothers and Fathers of Italian Administrators.  Joe has deep roots in California – 4 generations of his family have lived here. They first settled in San Jose after arriving in American from Sicily under the Patron system, working in the Louisiana sugar mills to pay their debt, then homesteading in San Jose beginning in 1901.  Joe was the first of his family to attend college (San Jose State). Education was his chosen field of study and he held a number of teaching and administrative positions before being elected as Country Superintendent, where he has served four terms.

The County Superintendent position goes back to 1852, when the lucky appointee was given $100 and a horse.  The first elected superintendent took office in 1858 and the job became a state constitutional office in 1878. 

Today, Contra Costa has 171,000 students in K-12 schools, 8,000 teachers and a $1.2 billion budget.  The graduation rate is 85% compared to a statewide average of 70%.  Forty percent of students are in college preparatory courses.

Posted by Barbara Bontemps on Jul 23, 2014

GUESTS:  Attorney Don O’Dell came as a guest of Jerry Seibert.  Don is an outdoorsman who enjoys duck hunting, fishing and hiking.  Architect Ted Pratt came as a guest of President David.

BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY: Our treasurer, Gary Wong, enjoys two celebrations in July – his birthday and his wedding anniversary.  Unfortunately, Gary has immunity, but he was willing to try to answer President David’s trivia question anyway –“What two major events occurred in 1969 ?” Answer: Man landed on the moon and the Mets won the World Series.

YEARS OF SERVICE:  Thanks to Larry Olson for 3 years of service to Rotary (and thanks for the $30!) and to Joe Jaconette for 7 years as a valued member our our club (and for $40, too!).

Member Services
Club Events
Dancing with the Cars Orinda Community Center
Sep 12, 2014 06:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Orinda Classic Car Show Sep 12, 2014 06:30 PM - Sep 14, 2014 09:00 PM
Captain Vineyards Tour and Tasting Captain Vineyards
Oct 01, 2014 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Aug 06, 2014
Global Warming: The Scientific Background
Aug 27, 2014
Sneak Peak at the Calif Independent Film Festival
Sep 17, 2014
Yellowbilled Tours: Birdwatching Around the World
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