King To Speak at Rotary Club of San Leandro

San Leandro, CA (PressExposure) June 01, 2011 -- The Rotary Club of San Leandro proudly announces its upcoming keynote presentation titled "Who Touched You" by Richard (Rick) King, former President of Rotary International. Members of the local community who have been interested in the Rotary Club of San Leandro and Rotary International are strongly encouraged to attend this rare event. The presentation will take place at the Sequoyah Country Club in Oakland, CA on June 8, 2011 at 12:00 noon.

"We're honored to have Rick King come to speak at our Club. It's not often for a former world President [of Rotary International] to visit an individual club, " says Pratap (Pat) Poddatoori, current President of the Rotary Club of San Leandro.

Throughout Rotary International, King is known for his oratory skills and many Rotarians often attend events simply to hear him speak for his vision and inspiration.

"Rick is known as one of the best speakers in the world of Rotary. He inspires people with his stories," says Bonnie Best who serves as Secretary to the San Leandro Club and as a vital contributor within the Rotary District.

Poddatoori adds, "Mr. King is a brilliant speaker and his talk titled 'Who Touched You' will surely be inspirational."

Pre-registration is required to attend this event. Deadline for registration is Friday, June 3, 2011. There will be a $20 charge for the luncheon and presentation. Business casual attire is required. Please contact Pat Poddatoori at 510.677.3566 to register, or contact Edward Niu at for any other questions.

About Richard D. King

One of Rotary's most popular speakers, Mr. King is a past world President of Rotary International, and the senior partner in the California law firm, King & King. As President, he led Rotary International to its greatest one year growth record (2001-2002) in its 100+ year history with 75,000 new members and 1,158 New Rotary Clubs, more than one new club every 8 hours. In the same year, Rotarians contributed the highest amount of money ever raised for the annual Fund of the Rotary Foundation.

About Rotary Club of San Leandro

Rotary International is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto "Service Above Self," Rotary's main objective is service - in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.

With a membership of over fifty Rotarians and one of the fastest growing Rotary Clubs in the Bay Area, the Rotary Club of San Leandro has proudly served the community of San Leandro and neighboring areas for 85 years.

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Press Release Submitted On: June 01, 2011 at 7:23 pm
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