About Rotary

We are people of action, creating hope in the world. 

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What is Rotary?

An organization of business and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The world’s first service club was founded in Chicago in 1905. Rotary has started its second century of service.

Over 31,314 clubs with about 1,200,000 members located in 166 countries.

A Foundation, which provides over $77 million for international scholarships, cultural exchanges, and humanitarian projects both large and small to improve the quality of life for millions of people.

PolioPlus, Rotary’s commitment to eradicate polio throughout the world is 99% complete. More than one billion children in developing nations have been immunized against polio. 160 countries are now declared polio free.

Planning and carrying out a remarkable variety of humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs that touch people’s lives in their local communities and our world community

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Our History

The Oakdale Rotary Club was chartered in 1955 and has over 30 men and women representing awide cross-section of local businesses and professions. Club members enjoy fellowship, meals, and interesting and informative programs dealing with topics of local and global importance at regular weekly meetings held Wednesday at 12:00 pm at Oakdale Golf & Country Club, 243 N. Stearns Rd., Oakdale. Member fellowship includes many social and community service events. The club is a member of Rotary District 5220 comprised of 55 clubs and over 2,600 members located throughout the greater Central Valley and Mother Lode areas.

Our Mission

  • The mission of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, to encourage and foster development of acquaintance as an opportunity of service.
  • To practice high ethical standards in business and professions; recognize the worthiness of all useful occupations; and dignify each Rotarian of his or her occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
  • Apply the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his or her personal, business and community life.
  • Encourage the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a
    world fellowship of business and professional people united in the ideal of service.
Oakdale Rotary Club

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Rotary?

Rotary International is an association of Rotary clubs worldwide. It’s made up of more than 33,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. The members of these autonomous clubs are called Rotarians, and they form a global network of 1.2 million people, all volunteering their time and talents to serve their communities and the world. Individual Rotary clubs, in turn, belong to the global association called Rotary International.

Why was the name "Rotary" adopted?

In the beginning of the organization, the meetings were held in rotation at the offices of the members.

How do I become a member?

Often, a person being considered for membership is invited by a member of the club member to attend one or more club meetings to learn more about Rotary. In this case, the sponsor then submits the candidate’s name to the club’s membership committee. If you are thinking about joining Oakdale Rotary, contact us

What are the qualifications to become a member of Rotary?

Anyone who has a desire to help others and able to work alongside other like-minded people can apply to join Rotary.

What are the responsibilities as a member?

Members pay annual fees; these fees are like donations for charity, some go to the global association Rotary International, others to your Club. There are weekly meetings that members attend. Members are also expected to participate in local or international Rotary club activities or projects. Clubs encourage members to aspire to club leadership or committee roles.

Why is meeting attendance so important?

A Rotarian’s interest in the Club and the Club’s values as well as the Rotarian’s value to the Club are in direct proportion to contact with fellow Rotarian’s at Club meetings.

Can I volunteer for Rotary service projects even if I am not a member?

Yes! You can offer to assist any Rotary club with its local service projects. Please let us know if you’d like to help so we can add you to our Friends of Rotary list.

Meet the Board

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President: Bob Dees

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I.Past President: Steven Sepulveda

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Administration/PR: Farrell Jackson

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Treasurer: Eska Brunker

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Secretary: Trisha Brown

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Sargeant at Arms: Bob Brunker

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Spoketoberfest Chair: Julio Hallack

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Marketing: DeAnna Martin Holman

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Interact/Youth Service: Jerry Jones

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The Rotary Foundation: Larry Inman

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Community Service: Rich Paddock

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Membership: Austin Steves

Get in Touch

(510) 759-9229

[email protected]


Meeting Hours & Location

Wednesday – 12:00 pm
Oakdale Country Club
243 N Stearns Rd, Oakdale, CA 95361