The Friendly Richmond Rotary Club

We are a diverse group of people from business, the nonprofit sector, and government who share a common goal: to create lasting change within our world and ourselves. To learn more or visit one of our weekly meetings, please contact our president, Stacey Street.

PROJECTS

It’s what you do, not what you say, that counts. And we do a lot.

MEMBERS

Who we are and how to get in touch: find out in our Members Directory.

MEETINGS

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re keeping physically distanced but staying socially connected.

Annual Service Event – Peres Elementary School

Fellow Rotarians, the new school year has started which means Richmond Rotary will continue our annual tradition of raising $100 for each teacher at Peres Elementary School. This year is especially important because of Covid-19. The teachers still need additional supplies and it is important that they obtain everything they need to teach their students virtually. There are 27 teachers at Peres School that need our help. You can donate by using Paypal or you can write a check and send it to David Brown at our mailing address: Rotary Club of Richmond CA, PO Box 70643, Richmond CA 94807.  All of you who have donated in the past, please help us again for this worthy cause. Raising $2700 will trigger another $1000, from a bequest, that can be used for art programs and supplies for the whole school.

Richmond Rotary Club in the News

On Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 4:15pm, the Richmond Rotary Club paid tribute to the solemn 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with a bell ringing at the Shimada Friendship Park in Richmond. We were honored to have Berkeley resident and Hiroshima survivor, Rev. Takashi Tanemori, ring our Rotary club bell 75 times.

Click here to View a VIDEO of the event

Here is a link to the San Jose Mercury NEWS ARTICLE with pictures of our event and other 75th anniversary bell ringing events held throughout the Bay Area

The Billboard

Richmond Rotarian and Director of the Richmond Museum of History, Melinda McCrary, is challenging you to a trivia game. She invites you to take close look at the historic mural by famed artist Victor Arnautoff and see how many Richmond landmarks you can identify. “Special insider tip just for my fellow Rotarians. Bonus points if you can locate the image of Hitler!”

Whether or not you accept Melinda’s challenge, we encourage you to take a couple of minutes to learn about the art work commissioned by the U.S. Treasury Department in 1941 for the new post office at 1025 Nevin Avenue. It portrays pre-war Richmond and the contributions that organized labor to the city’s growing prosperity.