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October 4, 2011 > Champagne omelet brunch

Champagne omelet brunch

By Simon Wong

Hayward Rotary Club will host its Third Annual Champagne Omelet Brunch Community Fundraiser on October 9, 2011, under the Grand White Tent at St. Rose Hospital. Purchase tickets to help Rotary's Third Grade Dictionary Project and St. Rose Hospital's Silva Pediatric Medical & Dental Clinic.

More than seven years ago, local businessman John Wilma partnered with Dr. Ken Meirovitz to launch the Dictionary-Literacy Project for Hayward's Third Graders after Wilma went in search of two job seekers to whom he had given application forms and found them in his parking lot completing them with the help of their wives/girlfriends. Appallingly, the young men were the products of Hayward Unified School District. Hayward Rotary's Dictionary-Literacy Project (also known as the Third Grade Dictionary Project) provides every eight-year old in a Hayward Unified elementary school with a dictionary, often the first book owned by many of the recipients.

The Silva Pediatric Medical & Dental Clinic provides under-served and uninsured children with affordable, quality health care from birth to 18 years of age and serves the residents of Hayward and the surrounding communities. Pre-school immunizations, well-baby care, dental services and urgent care are offered. Hayward Rotarians spearheaded the clinic's foundation by raising monies for inoculations when they learned more than 40 percent of children in the Hayward community had not been immunized by the age of two. Moreover, many of the same children were not receiving preventative care. The local need for a full-service pediatric clinic led to the opening of the Silva Pediatric Clinic in 1995 under the auspices of St. Rose Hospital.

The continued success of the Dictionary-Literacy Project and Silva Program relies heavily on community support.

Rotary's Champagne Omelet Brunch is an opportunity to enjoy champagne, a mimosa, buck's fizz and omelets prepared by members of Rotary in return for a small donation of $10 per adult and $5 per child (aged 10 and under).

To order tickets for the Champagne Omelet Brunch, call (510) 632-0804 or contact a Hayward Rotarian. Please make checks payable to "Hayward Rotary Foundation." Contributions to the Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, are tax deductible.

For more information about the Dictionary-Literacy Project, call John Wilma at (510) 881-0106. For more about the Silva Pediatric Medical & Dental Clinic, call Hayward Rotary Club at (510) 632-0804 or the St. Rose Hospital Foundation at (510) 264-4007 or visit

Hayward Rotary Club Champagne Omelet Brunch
Sunday, October 9
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Grand White Tent
St. Rose Hospital
27200 Calaroga Ave., Hayward
(510) 632-0804

$10 for adults; $5 for age 10 and under

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