DSV Rotary Meeting Schedule

February 7

  • Presentations to – Agape Village, Culinary Angels,  Shepherd’s Gate
  • Greeter – Erwin Bol
February 14
  • Speaker – Suzanne Bragdon, Rotary District Governor
  • Greeter – Pat Burgess

February 21

  • Speaker – Linda Michaelis, Nutritionist
  • Greeter – Del Chandler
February 28
  • Agenda – Planning for the Amazing Race
  • Greeter – David Church


Meetings every Tuesday, 7:00am
Black Bear Diner
807 Camino Ramon
Danville, CA 95426



January Rotary Meetings in Review

It was a successful month for the DSV Rotary with exciting updates to share!

David was honored with his Paul Harris +3.

We welcomed Dawn Atwood as a new member.

We also heard a moving presentation about the recent international service trip to Guatemala, where our members distributed wheelchairs and helped bring technology to the classroom through the “Rachel Project.”

Additionally, we were honored to host Steve Murphy, the President of Cristo Rey De La Salle, who shared about the Catholic high school in East Oakland. DSV Rotary also made a generous donation of $500 to the school and David and Jim are organizing a visit for those interested.

Overall, a wonderful month filled with service and giving back to the community.



Welcome, Dawn!

We are thrilled to introduce our newest member, Dawn Atwood, who joined DSV Rotary last month.

A former Rotarian from the San Jose area, Dawn brings a wealth of experience in the mortgage industry, with a focus on reverse mortgages.

In her free time, Dawn shares her love for dogs by working as a professional dog walker, trainer, and dog sitter.

With her beautiful heart for helping others, Dawn is energetic, fun, and ready to make a difference in our community.

We are honored to have her as a part of our Club and can’t wait to see all the amazing things she will achieve with us.


Sweet Beginnings

Dapper Diaper Donations

We are excited to share with you the success of our recent Diaper Drive during the holidays. Thanks to the contributions of many of our Rotarians, we were able to collect nearly 3500 diapers and a large number of wipes.

These diapers were donated to Sweet Beginnings, a non-profit organization in Martinez, whose services assist the most vulnerable population of our community. Sweet Beginnings is a 100 percent volunteer run program and they are distributing over 15,000 diapers a month and are being asked for more.

This drive is a great example of how we as Rotarians can come together to make a real difference in the lives of those in our community. We are proud of our efforts and grateful for your support. By supporting organizations like Sweet Beginnings, we are not only providing a practical need, but also helping families in crisis and strengthening our community.


Food Bank Community Service

March 1st
3:30 to 5:30 pm
Contra Costa-Solano Food Bank
4010 Nelson Avenue, Concord, CA

Join us as we give back to our community on Wednesday, March 1st! We have registered to volunteer at the Contra Costa/Solano Food Bank from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, and we need 11 Rotarians to join us.

Afterwards, we will head to Melo’s Pizza in Danville for a well-deserved celebration filled with good food, beer, and camaraderie. It promises to be a fun-filled afternoon of service, so don’t miss out!

Pat B. will have a sign up sheet at the February Meetings


Rise Against Hunger

Sunday, March 19th – Save the Date
(previously scheduled for March 11th)

More information to follow.



Amazing Race

Sunday, April 23rd – Save the Date

Get ready for a thrilling adventure as the Amazing Race is making its comeback to Danville!

This exciting scavenger hunt is a test of skill, teamwork, and creativity as teams compete throughout the bustling streets of downtown Danville in a series of fun challenges.

This year, the stakes are higher than ever as teams race to become the 2023 Amazing Race Champion.

Whether you’re a seasoned competitor or a first-timer, this is a unique opportunity to showcase your abilities and have a blast doing it.

Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience, mark your calendars and join the race to become the ultimate champion!



The 2023 Silver Jubilee will be held at the historic Claremont Club & Spa in Berkeley on Saturday, May 6th, 2023, where we will celebrate 25 years serving the Bay Area and show our gratitude for a generous community that keeps us thriving!

The evening will include dinner, live auction and dancing to popular local cover band Urban Sky. We are also happy to welcome back Mark Ibanez, retired KTVU Channel 2 – Sports Director, as Master of Ceremonies.

The Jubilee is our largest annual fundraiser with a goal of raising over $200,000 to sustain vital programs and support services.

Mark your calendar and plan to join us.