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-Spight.

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.

Sign up and donate items for the 2020 Holiday Auction

CLICK HERE to access the 2020 Holiday Auction Donation page and add your donation to the list. All of the donated items from the 2019 Holiday Auction are also listed to give you ideas for this year.

100 Years of Richmond Rotary

We are celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Richmond Rotary Club. Here is a presentation with highlights of our contributions over the years: 100 Years of Richmond Rotary

Major Centennial Year Donors and Supporters

The Rotary Club of Richmond gratefully acknowledges these supporters of our Miraflores Centennial Year Project 2020. CLICK HERE to read about the Miraflores Project

Ninomiya-Koda Family
District 5160 Rotary Foundation
Richmond Rotary Club 100 (see below)
Chevron USA
Mechanics Bank
Hide Oshima and James Oshima
E M Downer Foundation
C. Overaa & Company
Republic Services
PowerPlant Park
Special thanks to Groundwork Richmond

Club 100 Richmond Rotary Members

Ric Ambrose
Carey Ash
Alan Baer
Santa Baer
Alan Blavins
Rich Brandes
Byron and Jan Brown
Cheryl and David Brown
Erle Brown
Tom Butt
Sid Chauvin
Herb Cole
Bob Connolly
Hank and Doreen Covell
Bob Dabney and Cheryl Maier
Nick Despota
Darlene Drapkin
Simon Ellis
Brian Fay
Gerald Fay
Jerry Feagley
Jim Findley
Oscar Garcia
Josh and Elaina Genser
Ethan Heinrich
Mark Howe
Shana Bagley Howe
Pam Jones
Bill Koziol
Liliane Koziol
Don and Shelly Lau
Jon Lawlis
James Lee
Mac Lingo
Norm Lundberg
Henry Moe
Gonzalo Ochoa
Cecilia Orozco
Darlene Quenville
Nakele Rechenauer
Carol Robinson
Mey Saechao
Tamara Shiloh
Fran Smith
Stacey Street
Josh Surowitz
Pierre Thompson
Connie Tritt
Mike Winter

Our Service Projects & Events

ROTACARE RICHMOND

For many years, Richmond Rotary has supported RotaCare Richmond and in these times, the number of people in need of the health clinic is growing. Speaking to the need in the video below is our very special friend, Rita Moreno. Select the image to watch the video on YouTube.

Rita Moreno speaks about Richmond RotaCare

https://rotacarebayarea.networkforgood.com

PERES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Each year, we raise $100 for each teacher at Peres Elementary School to pay for supplies and everything they need to teach their students virtually. Our efforts impacted 27 teachers this year. Rotarian Erle Brown’s late wife, Phyllis Peres Brown, was the granddaughter of the man who donated the land to house Peres school. After she passed away, Phyllis left Rotary a matching gift of $10,000 to be used to enhance teaching and learning at Peres.

Here is link to an article about our work in the Richmond Standard

YouTube video about Peres Elementary School

VITALANT BLOOD DRIVE

On September 9, 2020, Richmond Rotary’s Community Services Team sponsored a Blood Drive with Vitalant at Richmond Parkway YMCA (formerly known as the Hilltop YMCA). We collected 37 units of blood that can assist at least 111 people. Another drive is tentatively scheduled for February 2021.

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RICHMOND INDUSTRIAL CITY

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.

For a complete list of this year’s service projects and financial support recipients, please see our Projects page.