Hello Fellow Rotarians and Friends,

I hope your year has started off with joy and peace. There are Rotary clubs all over the world facing crises in their communities, and they are doing what they can to help. This may seem like a daunting task but remember that Rotary International, Rotarians and volunteers all over the globe have been instrumental in eradicating polio. Yes, that is right, it was and still is Rotarians on the front lines battling to make sure every child, in every country around the world, gets the vaccine.
This is just one example of the impact working together for a common cause can have. I am very proud to be a Rotarian and I know my small efforts in Livermore make a difference. If you aren’t a Rotarian yet, please come check out one of our meetings, community events or social activities. As president this year, I have tried to focus on fellowship, fun and giving. Our club is growing and so is the impact we make.
Valentine’s Day is always a joy for children as well as adults. Remember giving each kid in your class a little Valentine card and maybe some candy?  Making others feel loved is the reason for Valentine’s Day. Let’s make it a priority for all of February and the rest of the year.

Yours in Rotary,

Sherri Simoni
Sherri Simoni
Our regular Tuesday morning meetings are now in Building, 3300, the new Horticulture Center, at Las Positas College. Turn right from Campus Hill Drive, and head toward the top of the hill. Parking is in Lot J
Upcoming Meeting Programs
Feb 06, 2024
Geoff Neumayr
Feb 13, 2024
Tracy Farhad
Feb 20, 2024
Katie Marcel
Feb 27, 2024
Yolanda Fintschenko
Mar 05, 2024
Dr. Lars Borg
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We meet Tuesday mornings, gathering at 8:00 and ringing the bell to start the meeting at 8:15 AM.
Meetings are in person at Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, in Building 3300, the new Horticulture Center. Parking is in Lot J.
We are grateful to Las Positas College for sharing the campus with us each Tuesday morning. Dave Goulart captured this glorious view, heading into our meeting! Come check us out!
Interested in coming to a meeting? Please email Jeannette Albiez and she will give you all the information you need. Or, just show up, Tuesday mornings at 8:00. We would love to meet you!
News and Upcoming Events
We are proud to offer our community Alaskan Dungeness Crab and Clam Chowder! 1.5 pounds of cleaned, cracked, cooked, ready-to-eat sweet crab for only $39. (That's only $26/pound.) 
We are also offering locally made, fresh, New England Style Clam Chowder for $20/quart.
Orders can be picked up Saturday, February 24 between 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Tri-Valley Car Care, 1737 First St, Livermore (across from the Vine Theater).
Prefer Delivery? 
We will deliver on 2/24 to Tri-Valley addresses for $10, or to out-of-area addresses for $20.

(Bags of crab may weigh slightly more or less than 1.5 lb. 3 lbs of fresh crab are cooked, cracked and cleaned resulting in 1.5 lb +/- bags; each may vary slightly.)
Enjoy delicious crab in the comfort of your home!
Thank you for your support!
Principal Clark Conover introduced us to Carly Thinfen, an amazing individual with dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to both academics and the arts.
Carly's outstanding academic achievements are highlighted by her 4.51 Grade Point Average, reflecting excellence in rigorous courses including Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus, AP European History, AP US History, and AP Computer Science. She has been recognized by the College Board as an AP Scholar with Distinction.
Extending her quest for knowledge beyond the classroom, Carly uses her summer breaks to pursue specialized learning opportunities. As a participant in the Columbia Summer Immersion program, she delved into Big Data, machine learning, and their real-world applications. Her project on "Applying AI to Real Estate Investment" showcased her innovative thinking and application of technology to real-world challenges. She participated in the Inspirit AI Summer Program, presenting a group project on an AI algorithm that recommends music. Carly has also enriched her summers and fueled her passion for dance by participating in programs including the Netherlands Dans Theatre Summer Program and the Juilliard Summer Dance Intensive.
A student leader in extracurricular activities, Carly is co-founder and board member of Rising Ocean Initiatives, in which she played a pivotal role in addressing the impact of rising ocean levels in Yap, Micronesia. As co-president of the Math Club, Carly prepares students for the AMC Math Competition and organizes engaging activities to inspire a love for mathematics. Additionally, as Dance Captain at Nor Cal Dance Arts, Carly manages rehearsals, coaches synchronized dance movements, and plans team-building activities, showcasing her leadership skills in the artistic realm.
Carly is pictured outside of our meeting space at Las Positas College, with the sign she can display in her front yard.
Carly Thinfen
Everyone is invited to our Winter Wine Wednesdays, held from 4:30 - 7:30 pm at Garre Winery, 7986 Tesla Rd, Livermore. We have reserved the tasting room for our group, and there is plenty of room for friends and guests. Please mark your calendars!

We will be able to purchase wine and beer by the glass or wine by the bottle. Water will be available. 

Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share.

Our club supports and collaborates with Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a nonprofit with the mission to build, assemble, and deliver quality bunk beds to children in need. Hundreds of children in our area do not have a bed to call their own. SHP's motto: No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town. 
Rotarians and community members are invited to participate in a bed building workday on an upcoming Saturday, held at the SHP barn in Livermore (on CrossWinds property):
  • Saturday, February 17
  • Saturday, March 9
Donations are also welcome - bedding, pillows, and blankets are in great need. Please contact Rotarian Dave Goulart if you can help with donations.
Please send an email to if you can help build.
Remember to check out the upcoming events listed on our website and in the ClubRunner mobile app. Events listings include everything you need to know including a Google Maps link! Click on the date's hyperlink for more information.
Here's a partial list of upcoming events:
  • February 6 - Club Meeting with SFO Update from Geoff Neumayr - Guests are welcome to attend this informative presentation!
  • February 13 - Club Meeting with Visit Tri-Valley President & CEO Tracy Farhad.
  • February 15 - Livermoron Brew Crawl & Food Drive benefitting Alameda County Food Bank 
  • February 16 - Last day to order crab & clam chowder! Order here.
  • February 17 - Sleep in Heavenly Peace Bed Build
  • February 20 - Club Meeting with presentation from Innovation Tri-Valley CEO, Katie Marcel.
  • February 21 - Winter Wine Wednesday at Garre Winery, 4:30 - 7:30 pm
  • February 24 - Crab Grab Fundraiser!
  • February 27 - Club Meeting with presentation by Yolanda Fintschenko about Daybreak Labs.
  • March 5 - Club Meeting with LLNL cosmochemist Dr. Lars Borg who will talk about the Origin & Evolution of Terrestrial Planets.
  • April 28 - Community Shredding Event - Start Collecting Your Old Documents
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UNCLE Credit Union
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For over 65 years, UNCLE Credit Union has offered the benefits of credit union membership to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, or Stanislaus counties. We provide a wide range of financial solutions including checking and savings accounts, consumer and auto loans, mortgage products, credit cards, business banking, and a full spectrum of investment and financial planning services available under our Wealth Management Center.
Visit UNCLE Credit Union online at or in person at 2100 Las Positas Ct in Livermore.