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“Rotary Club of Oakland Visits the Oakland Zoo”

 

On June 6, 2019, the Rotary Club of Oakland enjoyed a special evening with Rotary member, Dr. Joel Parrott, President/CEO and head veterinarian of the Oakland Zoo.

 

Riding the gondola over the fields with camels on the left and bison on the right, we enjoyed strikingly beautiful views of the bay in idyllic weather departing atop the hill at the Landing Café. After a wine reception and delicious dinner at the Café, Dr. Parrott presented an update on how his vision for the zoo is coming to fruition.

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 http://www.oaklandsymphony.org/rotary/

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

https://www.calkayak.com/rsv/dspClndr.cfm?classID=165

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 
mrosen@info-gate.com

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
Contact Mark Rosen (mrosen@info-gate.com

Overview

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.

http://www.remaininlight.com/main/032815/

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