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March 17, 2018 

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Great Western Power Co.
520 20th St. Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-452-2022

Time & Place

Saturday March 17, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM 

Who can Attend

The event is intended for Rotarians, Friends of Rotarians and their family that have a sense of adventure.
Children are most welcome but it is recommend that the child be 8+



How to Signup

Mark Rosen -
Yvette Davis  - 

General Information

In order to make your event the best it can be, please ensure that if you are bringing young adults that ALL HAVE A SIGNED WAIVER WHEN THEY WALK INTO OUR FACILITY. I need to make sure that all parents of invited children receive the information contained in the waiver section below as it contains steps they must take in order for their child to be admitted into our facility.

WAIVER: Every person entering Great Western Power Company (kids, parents, grandparents and hosts) must have filled out a waiver. Anyone under 18 must have their waiver filled out by their parent or legal guardian. To expedite the check-in process, have all parents fill out their child’s waiver online here: WAIVER.

When filling out the online waiver, please be aware that it is a two-part process. Once you have completed the waiver, you will be required to confirm via an email that will be sent to the address you provide. THE WAIVER IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL THE FINAL CONFIRMATION STEP HAS BEEN DONE..

CLOTHING: Children should wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothes and sneakers or tennis shoes. Children will be climbing in their own shoes. Climbing shoes may be rented for an additional $4/pair charge.

FOOD: The facility has a small area. You are welcome to bring your own snacks or purchase them at the gym. We ask that you keep food and beverages off the blue carpets.

PARKING: There is not a private parking lot. All parking is on the street, please allow 15 minutes or more to park your car.

Do not hesitate to call Great Western Power Company or myself  if you have questions or need more information. Tipping the instructors is welcome but never required.

Come Join us for a Friday of Fun

High Adventure returns to Elkhorn Slough (Moss Landing) for a kayaking adventure

  • Bob Barth

  • Mark Rosen

April 22, 2018 

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 Baby Otters!  Baby Seals!

Kayaks can be rented at Kayak Connection at Moss landing  (see below)

Elkhorn Slough:

Kayaks: $35 for single, $55 for double, $65 for triple

Our past trips have ranged from an hour and a half to 3 hours. This adventure will be in the 1.5 hour range.

If the birthing goes well you will see  pups of Otters, and  sea lions

Please Keep in mind that each month and day on the slough is very different.

Meeting Time:

Meet at Kayak Connection between 8:30 A.M. prior to the store opening at  9:00 in Moss Landing to discuss Paddle

If you plan to rent a Kayak you need to call and make a reservation as kayaks are limited. If you call and there are no more kayaks reach out to  Montery Bay Kayak  located right next door. 

Kayak Rentals

Kayak Connection

phone: 831-724-5692
fax: 831-761-2379

Store Hours
Sat, Sunday: 9am-6pm


Afterwards we can have lunch at  Phil’s’ Fish Market.  If you haven’t been its an experience.

If you wish to attend please let Mark Rosen or Tom Limon know.

Have questions >>>. Just email me (

Rotary Day at the Races

November 21st
Limited Seating 
14 seats available 

$40.00 per person 

Turf Club package includes: valet parking, admission and reserved seating, daily racing program, Turf Club buffet, and tax/tip for the food servers.

Come join your fellow Rotarians for a fun day of horse racing at Golden Gate Fields on November 21st.

Rotarians wishing to make reservations should make a check available to Oakland Rotary Club in the amount of $40 per ticket.

Payment may be made at the Oakland Rotary Office . For more information or tickets please email Mark Rosen, Tom Limon ( or President  Linda Chew

Continuing a long-standing and celebrated tradition of introducing some of the most compelling young artists on the international music scene, Maestro Morgan has invited the winner of the 2015 James Toland Vocal Arts Competition, based in the Bay Area, for their Symphony debut.

To sign up for the Symphony, the Pre-Event, or both please go to

Pre-Event Get-Together

Ozumo is $35 per person, which includes food, one drink, taxes and tips.

The Event

Phenomenal young pianist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner returns following his triumphant debut last season on Notes from Mexico.

We roll out the first in a new series exploring dazzling lost Romantic works. Danish composer Victor Bendix’s Third Symphony (1895) features unusually rich harmonic textures, beautiful string interludes and majestic winds.

Conductor Leopold Stokowski’s orchestration of Bach’s monumental Toccata and Fugue in D minor—which has one of the most recognizable opening themes in all music—helped spark a mid-20th century flood of interest in Bach’s sublime works, and its being featured in Disney’s 1940 Fantasia brought it to the attention of millions.

This evening out will include:

Finger food provided by Ozumo; beverages poured on no-host basis discount seats in upper balcony and rear orchestra

Moonlight Kayaking (Jack London Square) and after event get together

This event is lead by California Kayak!
California Kayak provides full gear, kayak, and a tour leader.

August 29, 2015 

Enrollment: $59.00

Moonlight paddling is enchanting!

The water is calm and glassy on the Oakland Estuary and the city lights add to the ambiance.

We enjoy a leisurely pace as the sun sets and the moon rises, illuminating a delightful evening. 

For more information Contact Mark Rosen

Kayaking will be followed by those desiring to continue the merriment at a local eatery.
Place to be determined prior to the event!
About Moonlight Kayaking From Jack London Square 

Goal: Enjoy a leisurely kayak cruise under the moonlight on the Oakland Estuary off Jack London Square.

Prerequisite: Novices must paddle in a double kayak with an experienced friend.
The minimum age for Moonlight Kayaking is 14 years; children under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Duration of program: 3 hours

Time on the water: Approximately 2 hours

Note: Good physical condition is required to ensure an enjoyable class. If you are not sure about your abilities to participate in this activity, please call our California Kayak's Program Office at 800-366-9804.

Paddling under the moonlight is an enchanting experience! The water is usually calm and glassy on the Oakland Estuary in the evening, and the city lights add to the romance. We'll enjoy a leisurely pace as the sun goes down, and the moonrise sets the stage for a beautiful trip. Weather depending, we'll paddle out around Government Island, or towards the mouth of the Oakland Estuary. You stay warm and dry in our cozy sea kayaks, too. You can introduce a friend to moonlight kayaking by paddling together in one of our stable doubles.

California Kayak's enthusiastic staff will give a brief orientation to the equipment and strokes, then guide you on a tour of the area. During the trip, we'll "raft up" the kayaks and drift under the moonlight while enjoying the sounds of the city!

Mount Whitney Hike 2015 Or Alternative Location
Friday, October 9, 2015 (4 Spots still available) 
(elevation 14,508’)

Hosted by Oakland Rotary’s
High Adventure Committee
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Oakland Rotary’s High Adventure Committee has obtained a permit to hike to the summit of Mt. Whitney on Friday October 9th.  It is a one-day permit that requires that we complete the hike in the permitted area within 24-Hours (midnight to midnight).  

Mt. Whitney is located in California’s Eastern Sierras , about 100 miles (driving) South of Mammoth Lakes and just West of the town of Lone Pine.  From Oakland, it is approximately a 6-7 hour drive.  The permit is for 10people.  Mark Rosen and Tom Limon will co-lead the hike. 

It is imperative that all participants of this "climb" do adequate training and be comfortable hiking in snow.

If weather conditions do not look favorable 4 days prior to October 9th an alternative location will be designated. A possible alternative will be in Yosemite.

Please Contact

Mark Rosen for more information

What a Fantastic Evening of Fun, Friendship, and Socializing!

It definitely was an evening of fun, laughter, and socializing. 
A very special thanks  to our sponsors, guests, and volunteers who made our fundraiser spectacular. 
Although we don't have the final figure in we know that it will nicely support the endeavors of the Oakland Rotary #3 Committees.

James Martin, our photographer, has posted our pictures, as well as provided a link if you want to get them printed. He receives nothing from the printing, just providing the service.

Below is a sample of our attendees. 
Dare they Ring the Bell??