Newsletter – September 17, 2018

September 18, 2018
Club Assembly
We’ll hear from Matt about Foundation grants information (we’re ready to give out $! Learn how we will do it and determine priority).

The membership committee will talk about a mentor role for new members. Learn about this important role in the club

October 2, 2018
Our Very Own Melissa Ramos!
Our own member speakers are always our favorites. Let’s get together and hear from one of our newest!!
October 9, 2018
Club Mixer
Bring potential guests and let’s tell them all about Rotary and why DVR may be the right match for them.
October 13, 2018
Walnut Creek Community Service Day
We have our project. Iron Horse Trail Clean-Up! Here is some information.Location details: Meet on north side of bridge in Civic Park

Ages: All ages (under 12 with adult)

Physical requirements: Must be able to walk 2-3 miles at a slow pace and bend and stoop to collect trash.

Other requirements:

Please bring: Trash grabber and bucket (if available); work gloves, hat, sunscreen, water

1375 Civic Dr. Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Contact Robert Joe
More Information

October 16, 2018
October 23, 2018- District Governor Jon Dwyer!! 

Let’s wow our DG and have a great turnout for him. Mark your calendars!
November 10, 2018 – Night with the Rat Pack!

Tickets sold so far: 10!

It is our next big fundraiser, so let’s start selling tickets!

The event can be shared from here:
and tickets can be purchased here:

Zio Fraedo’s, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, 5pm – 10pm

5:00 to 6:00 – Silent Auction
6:00-7:30 – dinner
7:30 – Auction ends
7:30-10 – Rat Pack show!

A purchase of a ticket gets you dinner, a show, a silent auction, and raffle all benefiting College Park High School Choir.

Tickets are $80 ($60 + $20 donation) and include 10 raffle tickets.

Get selling you pack o’ rats!!

P.S. – For those of you who read the newsletter, please note the super special effort I made to make this cool. I even hyperlinked stuff!

Let’s get our Volunteer on!

Our Volunteer Committee has been busy finding us some opportunities to do some good. Here is the agenda (put it on your calendar!)

October 13, 2018 – 9 to noon – Walnut Creek Community Service Day
October 30, 2018 – Monument Crisis Center
January 29, 2019 – Monument Crisis Center
February 26, 2019 – Lindsay Wildlife
April 30, 2019 – Monument Crisis Center
May 28, 2019 – Lindsay Wildlife

DVR’s Own Speakers

If Survey Monkey has taught us anything, it has taught us that we like our own members to talk about themselves. We have spoken. We have listened. We have scheduled:

TBD – Peggi Witman – Gluten! What’s it good for?!

Inspiring Rotarian of the Week!

Who has done something inspiring/helpful/someone you appreciate that deserves a shout out at this week’s meeting? Email your picks to President Stef at

Rotary Fun Facts

Stef is going to be bugging one of us each week to talk to the club about something about Rotary that you didn’t know! Roughly, we’ll be chosen in this order:

Member Name
Brackett, Chelsea
Sitzmann, Daniel Robert
Sweeney, Daniel Vincent
Pearson, David S.
Ceizler, Dawn
Williams, Eric
Hooker, Jason
Maya, Gerald T
Hunting, Julia
Awadallah, Omkulthoom
Angell, Matthew S.
Alva, Melissa
Gross, Richard
Pearson, Rita
Grovier, Sean
Haeri, Setareh
Shaterian, Stephanie Natasha
Grundig, Thomas Andrew
Allen, Timothy Jr.

Get your facts ready!

Remember: Our community service opportunities are open to anyone who wants to join us. Please email us at if you have any questions or opportunities for our club.
The Diablo View Rotary Club was formed in April of 2008 by our first president, Mitchell Ambro, to assist Rotary International in its mission of growing members. Our club is a “New Generations” club, meaning that we cater to younger professionals seeking an organization to grow their professional and personal network while performing service for the community. Our club’s vision is to promote Rotary International’s causes in a fun environment and through innovation.

Join us at our weekly “Happy Hour” meeting.

Our meetings are casual Happy Hour meetings and usually held at Maria Maria in Walnut Creek. Our members work in many different professions and are encouraged to network both professionally and socially.

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