Welcome To The Hayward Rotary Club!
Hayward Rotary Club is a non-partisan, non-political service organization. Our members are leaders in business, education, government, nonprofit, and community service. Rotarians come from many diverse walks of life, and we are united in giving back to our community. Hayward Rotary Club and Foundation have contributed millions of dollars of support to vital projects and programs that build a stronger future for Hayward and the world. Do you want to give back to the community in an organized way, in the company of distinguished community leaders? Do you have what it takes to become a Hayward Rotary Club member? Find out by attending our weekly luncheons, by talking to Rotarians, and by browsing this website. Learn more
On Monday, Sept 19 District 5170 Governor Savita Vaidhyanathan will visit our Club as part of her official duties. There will be an ice-cream social in her honor.
Savita Vaidhyanathan served as President of the Rotary Club of Cupertino in 2013-14. Her theme was, “Local heartbeat, Global Outreach!” She also held roles as Chair of World Services Committee, member of Club’s Board and Endowment Foundation Board. She organized and chaired several fundraisers for the club. She is a Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation.
Savita served as advisor for projects in India, Kenya, and Mexico, and led a team for global grants. She is a graduate of the District Leadership Academy. She also served as District Community Service Chair and was the chair of the banquet in honor of Rotary International President, Jennifer Jones.
Savita is an active member of the local community. She served on the Cupertino City Council and as Mayor of Cupertino in 2017. She serves on a number of community boards and is currently Co-Chair of the De Anza Community College Commission. Savita and her husband, Doc Vaidhyanathan live in Cupertino. Their daughter works and lives with her husband and baby in San Francisco. Savita is a doting grandmother to her grandson and plans to get rejuvenated by him to keep her energetic through her year as District Governor!
Sugar Bowl Bakery in Hayward is truly one of those "only in America" stories. It's about how five penniless Vietnamese brothers, "boat people," came to America as refugees in 1979 and pooled their resources from any job they could find to buy a small bakery and cafe in South San Francisco. Through hard work on developing unique products, a partnership with Costco, and a strategic move to Hayward, the company became the largest food service bakery in the Bay Area, servicing hotels, cafes, restaurants, convention centers, and colleges. And the company has opened a new operation outside of Atlanta with 300 employees.
The speaker at the Hayward Rotary luncheon on Sept. 12 will be Robyn Defina, vice president of marketing for Sugar Bowl Bakery. 
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There will be no meeting on September 5 in observance of Labor Day. Next Rotary meeting will be Monday, September 12.
Jennie Comstock is the Animal Services Administrator for the Hayward Police Department’s Animal Services Bureau. Jennie’s passion for animals led her to begin her career with animals in 1994 when she began working in a veterinary hospital while she attended Chabot College and graduated with her Associates degree. Jennie joined Hayward Animal Services Bureau in 2000 after deciding to pursue a more rewarding career where she could help the animals and serve the community. Since that time Jennie has held several positions in Animal Services, spending time serving as the shelter’s kennel supervisor and working in the field as an Animal Control Officer, before being promoted to Animal Services Administrator in 2010. Jennie is a graduate of both the Basic and Advanced State Humane Academies and is recognized as a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator with The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.
Come learn more about the services provided by the Hayward Animal Services Bureau. Jennie will be discussing the function Animal Services has in protecting both the human and animal members of the Hayward community. She will share some sad cases that will bring a tear to your eye and some of the happy, rewarding outcomes that will make you smile. Learn about the link between human and animal abuse and who to call if you are a witness to it. Jennie will also talk about how you can get involved in helping reduce pet overpopulation and make a difference in the life of a homeless animal.
On Monday July 11, President Vrushali Nanjundappa will be at the helm of the first meeting of the new Rotary year. Do join us!
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We will be dark on July 4 in observance of Independence Day. We meet again on Monday, July 11.

CA Attorney General Rob Bonta will be our keynote speaker on Monday, June 27.

On April 23, 2021, Rob Bonta was sworn in as the 34th Attorney General of the State of California, the first person of Filipino descent and the second Asian-American to occupy the position. Attorney General Bonta's passion for justice and fairness was instilled in him by his parents, who served on the frontlines of some of America's most important social justice movements. It's why he decided to become a lawyer — to help right historic wrongs and fight for people who have been harmed. He worked his way through college and graduated with honors from Yale University and attended Yale Law School.

Attorney General Bonta has led statewide fights for racial, economic, and environmental justice and worked to further the rights of immigrant families, renters, and working Californians. He previously worked as a Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco, where he represented the City and County and its employees, and fought to protect Californians from exploitation and racial profiling. He went on to pursue elected office in Alameda County, first as an Alameda Council Member and later as an Assemblymember representing Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro. In the State Assembly, Attorney General Bonta enacted nation-leading reforms to inject more justice and fairness into government and institutions.

As the People's Attorney, he sees seeking accountability from those who abuse their power and harm others as one of the most important functions of the job. He is married to Mia Bonta, and they are the proud parents of three children Reina, Iliana, and Andres, as well as their dog Legolas.



On Monday June 20, Alameda County DA’s office and Retired Hayward Police Officer Paul Wallace will present a talk on how he used hypnosis skills to aid in his interrogations. Don't miss this one, its sure to leave you spell bound!
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Mondays at 12:00 PM
Masonic Lodge
1074 B Street,
Hayward, CA 94541
United States of America
Our club meets in-person at the Hayward Masonic Lodge.
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