Welcome to the Rotary Club of Alamo!

Feel free to drop in any Wednesday, and you will be greeted by a club member! The first lunch is on us.

13 hours ago

Rotary Club of Alamo

Coming Wednesday to the Rotary Club of Alamo at 12:15pm - Round Hill Country Club. You'll be greeted by Marion Kenyon!

Four Way Ramblers

The Four Way Ramblers are close to winding up their 2018 World Tour. They always look forward to being with the Alamo Rotary Club and will share a musical tribute to the Kingston Trio.

What's happening at Alamo Rotary?
August 27. Alamo Rotary Club Evening Social. 5:30pm - Forli Restaurant.
September 10. Alamo Rotary Board Meeting. 6pm - Panera Bread Alamo - The "Vault"
November 2. Rick King 50 years in Rotary Celebration and Foundation Fundraiser. 6pm - Blackhawk Museum.
December 12. Alamo Rotary Christmas Party. Round Hill Country Club.

What's happening around Alamo? www.aroundalamoandbeyond.com

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Alamo Rotary Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/rotaryclubofalamo/
Alamo Rotary Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/alamorotary/
Alamo Rotary Main Website: www.alamorotary.org/

What is Rotary? You've been asked the question. Now you can answer it concisely:
Rotary is a leadership organization, made up of local business, professional and civic leaders. We meet regularly, get to know each other, form friendships and service our community and the world.

Upcoming Programs:
August 29 // Center REPertory Company - Michael Butler
September 5 // Alzheimer's Association - Sherry Ford
September 12 // TBD
September 19 // Citizen of Year - Contra Costa County Update - Supervisor Candace Andersen
September 26 // LN-4 Hands - Give a Hand - Michael Mendonça
October 3 // California Earthquake Authority - Chris Nance
October 10 // Habitat for Humanity - Kevin Dowling
October 17 // SRVUSD Update - Superintendent Rick Schmitt
October 24 // TBD
October 31 // Everything you wanted to know about Harley-Davidsons, but were afraid

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At today’s meeting Rotary District 5160 Governor Jon Dwyer presented a District Grant check in the amount of $15,000 to the Rotary Club of Alamo for a major project at the Choice in Aging Adult Day Care Center in Pleasant Hill. In addition to the District grant funds, 13 local Rotary Clubs, including the Rotary Clubs of Alamo, Clayton Valley Concord Sunrise, Concord, Danville,Danville/Sycamore Valley, Dougherty Valley/San Ramon, Lamorinda Sunrise, Martinez, Mt. Shasta, Pleasant Hill, Rossmoor, San Ramon, San Ramon Valley, and John Muir Health contributed almost $17,000 to the project for a total budget of about $32,000.

Utilizing Rotary and other manpower the project will convert an existing storage room at the Choice in Aging Center into a sensory/treatment room or MSE (Multi-Sensory Environment) for their Alzheimer/Dementia clients. A sensory room is designed to relieve the symptoms and stress associated with cases of severe memory loss and decline. Sensory rooms combine gentle light, music, movement and tactile objects to either calm or stimulate users. These rooms “can enhance feelings of comfort and well-being, relieve stress and pain, and maximize a person's potential to focus, all of which help improve communication and memory." MSE stimulation can be increased or decreased to match the interests and therapeutic needs of each user. MSE users show positive changes in mood and behavior as well as an increase in attention to their surroundings. These improvements help improve users' relations with staff by facilitating both verbal and nonverbal communications as well as supporting information processing and raising users’ awareness of their environment. In addition, music therapy has been show to facilitate memory recall and self-relocation through accessing memories stored in parts of the brain not usually affected by Alzheimer/Dementia decline. If successful, this project could be replicated in the Choice in Aging facility in the neighboring city of Antioch.

Since 1949, Choice in Aging has been a non-profit partner serving tens of thousands of adults, and their families. In partnership with caregivers, the Choice in Aging expert team of professionals provide each client with an individualized assessment and plan. Choice in Aging is uniquely designed to serve adults with multiple chronic conditions including mid-to-late stage Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Photo 1: DG Jon Dwyer presents the District Grant check to the Rotary Club of Alamo in the amount of $15,000. Accepting the check on behalf of the Club is Debbie Toth, executive director of Choice in Aging.

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The Pittsburg Diamonds baseball team is hosting a RotaCare Pittsburg Free Medical Clinic day on Sunday, August 19, at 1pm) -- the Diamonds are playing the Napa Silverados.

The Pittsburg Rotary Club is hosting beer sales, and beer profits that day will be donated to the Clinic.

Here's the link to purchase tickets!


Winter Chevrolet Stadium is very nice, the bleachers are shaded. bring a "fanny pad" or "stadium seat", as the bleachers are, well, bleachers!!! Parking is free, in the Pittsburg Unified School District lot right across the street.

The stadium is located in City Park right off Highway 4 at Railroad Avenue and Civic Drive.

Let's show our support for the Clinic and attend this fun day.

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1 week ago

Rotary Club of Alamo

Please consider helping those who have been affected by the Carr Fire. Please consider a donation today to the Shasta Community Disaster Relief Fund. Please add #NorCalrotary in the note field. See information below.In response to the #CarrFire that has ravaged the North State region, local Rotary Clubs are joining together to promote the Shasta Regional Community Foundation (SRCF) Community Disaster Relief Fund. With Rotary’s long history as a partner with the Community Foundation, we are confident of their trusted stewardship of donations and generous investors in the Carr Fire recovery over time.

Please consider a donation today to help us meet our goal by donating online at www.shastarcf.org/funds/cdrf.

Rotarians are asked to add #NorCalRotary in the note field so SRCF can track Rotary donations. Checks may also be sent directly to the Community Foundation at 1335 Arboretum Drive, Redding, CA 96003 or call 530-244-1219.

SRCF has a proven track record with the Boles Fire in Weed, CA. 100% of donations will be distributed with SRCF taking no administrative fees (merchant fees will be charged by those institutions). Complete financial tracking of the donations and disbursements for the Boles Fire can be found here www.shastarcf.org/files/Handout_Grants_052516.pdf
Based on the history of other major fires (such as the Boles fire) complete recovery will be a 10+ year process and the SRCF is uniquely qualified to support both the urgent needs and the long-term rebuilding of our community.

The five Redding Rotary Clubs anticipate having each club do a match to the donations from club members. One has already agreed to a $10,000 match. Redding Rotarians have lost their homes and more will be displaced for quite some time.

Every Rotarian in District 5160 and beyond should be proud of the way that the Redding Rotarians are banding together to help the city and surrounding area recover from another all too frequent disaster.

Our motto of “Service above Self” is just three words that anyone can write or speak, but the Rotarians in Redding are living this creed.

Please donate using #NorCalRotary today.

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