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What We Do 

Supporting Oakland Rotary with the Committees:
Entertainment, High Adventure + Sports, Gala, and Speakers (formerly Programs)

Committee Blog

Evolutionary Blues is a full-length documentary, featuring interviews with more than 30 artists who regularly played in clubs and music venues that lined the blocks of 7th Street before a charge for “urban renewal” decimated the thriving, self-sustaining Oakland Black community. It’s a story about the Great Migration, told through the lens and culture of blues musicians, many of whom never made it to national fame but were respected and acclaimed within the true blues scene. They carried the soul of their Southern roots — Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas — to Oakland.

Doors will open at 6pm with the screening begining at 7pm. After the screening, there will be a Q&A with the film's Director Cheryl Fabio. Proof of full vaccination is required. Except when eating and drinking, masks must be worn.

Activities - Subcommittees

Brown Bag

Arranges annual off-site lunch and business networking meeting held at various member businesses.

Committee Chair:
Julie Fox

Meeting Time and Place:
At the Call of the Chair


Organizes various social functions for Club members, families, and friends, e.g., new members’ parties, tailgate parties, Cocktails with the President networking events, and special occasion dinners at local restaurants.

Committee Chair:
Carla Betts

Meeting Time and Place:
Once a month, at the Call of the Chair

High Adventure + Sports

Plans active activities for members, including skiing, cycling, golf, hiking, and kayaking.  Events are open to Non-Members 


                                      Committee Co-Chairs:

   Mark Rosen    Tom Limon

Meeting Time and Place:
1st Monday of month at 5:30 pm unless a holiday falls on that date then the meeting will be the following Monday

Meetings are currently Zoom based.   To attend email Mark Rosen @ 



Speakers (formerly Programs)

Responsible for attracting and securing engaging and informative speakers at Club meetings.

Committee Chair:
Robert Kidd    

Meeting Time and Place:
Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wedneday of the month.  Contact the Committee Chair for the Zoom link.