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

Mark your calendar: Orinda's Friends of the Moraga Adobe is hosting their Fandango fundraiser on Saturday, September 13; Tom Fitch Fishing Day is October 4th.  Volunteers are needed, so please contact Lance Cowles if you'd like to lend a hand.  

Annual Dues are due: If you have not paid your $250 for the year, please do so now.  

Tickets for our big fundraiser, "DImageancing with the Cars" are now on sale.  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. 

Tickets are going fast -- Don't miss out!


Posted by Barbara Bontemps on Aug 17, 2014


  • Our own Horst Rademacher gave a fascinating overview of the science behind global warming which he categorized under three key factors (for a copy of Horst’s presentation, click here):
  • A man: Dave Keeling
  • An unusual data set: NOAA’s study of our atmosphere over time
  • A molecule: CO2

In the middle of the 20th century very little was known about Earth’s atmosphere other than its major chemical components – i.e. 78% of the air we breathe is nitrogen, 21% is oxygen, .9% consists of noble gases (radon, xenon and the like), and the remainder trace gases such as nitrous oxide and ozone.  Water vapor is also a component and is variable from region to region.

Starting in the 1950’s, Geochemist Charles David Keeling wanted to measure the exact amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere.  He knew that such measurements would need to taken away from cities and forested areas – he needed a “neutral” location where air would be mixed by global air currents and offer an accurate representation of CO2 concentrations at any given time.  Thus, in 1957, the NOAA weather station on Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii was chosen.


Posted by Barbara Bontemps on Aug 20, 2014

ImageFormer President Sue and “Dancing with the Cars” Chair, Barbara Bontemps, gave a presentation about Orinda Rotary’s Endowment Fund – why it was established, what it funds and where it is going.  Over the past several years, individual gifts to the fund are down significantly.  Our ability to continue to fund long-standing Rotary projects could be threatened if annual donations continue to decline.  Our big “Dancing with the Cars” fundraiser on September 12 offers an opportunity to help bolster sagging endowment revenue, but only if we have the full participation of Club membership.  Tickets purchased will count toward an endowment gift – and it will be a great evening of entertainment – a win-win for those who attend.

Click to review the endowment presentation.

Posted by Barbara Bontemps on Aug 17, 2014

GUESTS: Bill Eames graced our meeting yet again.  We’re waiting for you to make it official, Bill!  Just admit it, you like us best! 

Weylin Eng again introduced his long-time friend, Ken Jew, who is contemplating membership!

Susan Garell, President of the Orinda Arts Council and this year’s Citizen of the Year, graced our meeting.

Sue Breedlove introduced Kathleen Day-Seiter, known as Kass, of Southworth, Chavez and Day-Seiter, LLD, making her second visitKass’ practice focuses on elder law and estate planning. 

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