Here comes our 24th Annual Blackhawk Food, Wind & Film Festival

Considered one of the premier and most fun private events of the Tri-Valley.  We will start at 5:30 pm on May 15, 2014 at the Blackhawk Auto Museum.  Come join us with great Livermore wines, local restaurants, silent and live auctions and great live entertainment.  This year’s film will be “Top Hat” starring Fred & Ginger!

24th Annual Blackhawk Food, Wine & Film Fetival

24th Annual Blackhawk Food, Wine & Film Fetival

Our Rotary club participates in many hands-on projects, both local community and international. You participation and support makes all this possible.

To join our private event, click on Blackhawk Film Festival to donate and receive your invitations.

Thank you all for your support in the past.  We look forward to seeing you all May 15, 2014!!!

Preparing Dictionaries for SRVUSD 3rd Graders

29 October 2013

San Ramon, CA

Today, members of the Rotary Club of Danville/Sycamore Valley met at the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) Warehouse in San Ramon along with members of the other 6 clubs in the area.  Our club members included:

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Michael Torres, Mary Whipple, Marilyn Wheelwright, Jack Worthington,

Carl McBride, Pat Burgess and Del Chandler.


The 6-club members put Rotary book plates/labels in the cover of over 2,400 dictionaries which will be distributed to the 3rd Graders within the SRVUSD by the Rotary Clubs over the next few weeks. This is a project that we do every year.  It is fun working with the other clubs, and more importantly, hearing the students’ comments during the distribution is what it is all about for the Rotarians.

In the words of Carl, this year “…it was a fun time and went very fast”.  This from the man who was hoofing all the boxes of new dictionaries onto the tables so the rest of us could sit there and just put on the labels.  Once again, Carl did all the “heavy lifting”.  No, literally, he did all the heavy lifting.

A great time was had by all and now we can’t wait to go to the schools and distribute the dictionaries.

Thanks fellow Rotarians!  Another job well done!


DSV Rotary serves breakfast at 2012 East Bay Stand Down

EB Stand Down

  On Saturday morning, September 15, 2012, a dozen Rotarians from Danville/Sycamore Valley Rotary showed up at “0:dark thirty” (pronounced “O-dark thirty”), that would be 05:30, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds to prepare then serve breakfast to over 400 veterans, regulars and volunteers – over 700 total.  We served OJ, coffee, pancakes with butter and syrup, ham, […]

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Danville/Sycamore Valley Rotary is headed back to the Livermore wine country

Stony ridge

“Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.”  – Ernest Hemingway Hey world, the Rotary Club of Danville/Sycamore Valley is headed back to the Livermore wine country!  Woo Hoo…road trip! This will be our way to say “thanks” to a number of the wineries that participated in our annual Blackhawk Wine & Film Festival.  […]

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Thanks to our 2012 Blackhawk Food, Wine & Film Festival Sponsors

2012 Blackhawk Food, Wine and Film Festival Sponsors

Our primary motivating force, “Service Above Self”, is to give back to the community and to help those in need. The generous participation of our sponsors provides us with the resources to undertake more projects than ever before. Through your generous donations we are able to reach out to those in need in our community […]

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DSVR introduces Home Maintenance for the Elderly to the San Ramon Valley

Rotary HOME Team Logo

HARD TO REACH LIGHT BULB? LEAKY FAUCET? RUNNING TOILET? SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERIES “NEED CHANGING?” SCREEN DOOR WON’T CLOSE? The Danville/Sycamore Valley Rotary Club is excited to announce the launch of a new program called Rotary HOME (Home Maintenance for the Elderly) Team, which will be providing a FREE basic household repair service for Seniors in […]

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Calendars for a Cause

Andrea - Mouth Painting

Danville/Sycamore Valley Rotarians met a young artist, Andrea, who has cerebral palsy during a distribution of wheelchairs in Monterrey Mexico in 2008.  For the last 10 years, her drawings have helped raise funds for wheelchairs in Monterrey.  She started producing calendars about 8 years ago.  A few years ago, she started working with local Rotarians  […]

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Danville Mayor Karen Stepper Updates DSVR on Veteran’s Hall Project

Danville Veteran's Hall

We welcomed Karen Stepper, Mayor of Danville and our friend Don Ledoux, former member who provided an update on the progress and plans for the Veteran’s Hall in Danville Groundbreaking on the new facility was held July 2, 2010 and is expected to be completed by early 2012. The building originally constructed in 1925. The […]

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DSVR welcomes our new President Mike Sherrill

Mike Sherrill

Here is a message from incoming DSVR club Pres Mike Sherrill. (Mike will be at the helm from 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2012) It’s that time again as we start a new Rotary year. As we transition to a new year, I want to thank Melanie for her leadership this year – Great Job! This year’s theme […]

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The Place is Going to the Horses!

Del Chandler

By Nancy L. Clark Sunday, June 26, was a special evening at Incontro Restaurant in San Ramon – it was taken over by “horses.”  “Incontro” expanded to a whole new meaning—not only does it signify the coming together of the cuisine from owner Gianni Bartoletti’s mountainous Northern Italian region of Piemonte and Southern Italian region […]

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