Oct. 15, 2017
Many of you have started supporting the victims for the North Bay fires. FEMA has declared that individual and business' losses will be covered. Our friends and neighbors will need support for the months to come, if not years. See  below for a partial list of places to contribute.

The city council has decided to allow food trucks to operate year round on Thursday evenings. A decision that pleases many residents, but has some of our restaurants very concerned. 
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Support for the victims of the North Bay fires
This is a very partial list of places that have set up funds for disaster relief.

Bay Area American Red Cross provide volunteers and supplies to the shelters

American Red Cross

Go Fund Me has set up a page with organizations that support fire victims, you can choose which one you want to support:

Go Fund Me California Fire Relief

The Food Banks of Contra Costa and Solano County are collecting also to feed the victims:

Food Bank Donations

These organizations have set up disaster recovery funds:

Community Foundation Sonoma County

Napa Valley Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of Mendocino County
A multitude of restaurants, hotels, corporations are making donations and providing resources to the victims. A coming article in Wednesday Lamorinda Weekly lists local initiatives coming from schools, businesses and individuals.  You can also sign-up  to open your home for free on Airbnb for evacuees or relief workers  
Mark your calendars: Nov. 16 and Dec. 7

Your Chamber of Commerce annual membership meeting is an opportunity for all chamber members to come and listen to the presentation of the state of the association, and start discussing objectives for the coming year.

This is the perfect opportunity to hear what is going to happen in the coming year that will affect Orinda businesses, and debate what directions your chamber should focus on.

The meeting is also an opportunity to mingle and meet other Orinda business owners and city officials. All chamber members are encouraged to attend!

Date: Nov. 16
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Sarge Littlehale room, 22 Orinda Way, Orinda

Free event, light refreshments will be served
RSVP: info@orindachamber.org

       Mark your calendars for the Chamber Holiday Party on December 7 at Hilton House 21 Orinda Way # A, Orinda.
Thank you Cindy Girgis for hosting this fun party!
News From Our Members

Click HERE to get the latest news from Hilton House Consign and Design .

Explore Hilton House fine jewelry, quality name brand furniture decor and rugs, men and women fashion accessories, collectibles and antiques. All at 21 and 19 Orinda Way.

 Waste Reduction Grant Opportunity

Republic Services and Recycle Smart are offering a $1,500 grant Projects must be related to recycling, composting or other waste-reduction initiatives. These can be new projects or existing projects that need some help expanding.



    Reservation  HERE

Registration HERE

Free Movie Night in Orinda!

Our Chamber partners: Lafayette Res. Run - Women Wellness - Adapt - Score

Lafayette Res Run for Education

Sunday, October 22, 6:30am-10:30am

Join us for the 25th Annual Lafayette Reservoir Run on Sunday, October 22, 2017! Learn more about this race for 2 mile, 5k and 10k participants HERE.

Women's Wellness 101
Monday, October 16, 6:30pm-8:00pm, Ball Auditorium at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek
Assemblywoman Baker is hosting a women's health event in partnership with John Muir Health called Women's Wellness 101. The event is on Monday, October 16th from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Ball Auditorium at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. The event will include a panel comprising of a cardiologist, a breast cancer physician, and a Ob/Gyn doctor. We will also have blood pressure screenings and a self-breast exam booth.

Details HERE


Contra Costa County Strategic Prevention Plan - ADAPT
Thursday, October 19, 5:30pm-7:45pm
Come join fellow Lamorinda community members on October 19 from 5:30-7:45 to help with the creation of the 2018-2023 Contra Costa County Strategic Prevention Plan. The plan dictates where the County's  prevention efforts will be focused when it comes to reducing underage substance use and prescription drug misuse and abuse. The ADAPT (Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team) Lamorinda Coalition follows this Strategic Prevention Plan

Details HERE


More information HERE 

Events in the community: Artisan Faire, Lafayette Juniors, and more.

This traditional Orinda event opens the season of giving with the presentation of the work of many local artists, with returning favorites and many new ones also this year.

The event is opened to the public at the Orinda Country Club, 315 Camino Sobrante, Orinda and includes complimentary wine tasting; cocktails available.

Friday Nov. 10, from 4 to 7:30 p.m.
Lafayette Juniors 24th Annual Rummage Sale Saturday, November 4th, 8 am- 2 pm. Special Early B ird Entrance fee $5 per adult from 7 am-8am.  Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Dr., Lafayette.  Pre-loved designer clothes, baby and kid clothes, toys, children's gear, furniture, household goods, and much more. Cash and credit cards accepted. All sale proceeds benefit local non-profits that serve children, families, and communities in need. Visit  www.lafayettejuniors.org for more information.
Lamorinda Republican Women Federated Monthly Luncheon
on October 19, 2017 at the Orinda Country Club from 11:15 AM-1:30 PM. Tickets HERE 
June Gillian will speak regarding China's human rights issues and Socia-communism. Ms Gillian was born and raised in Shanghai.  She will discuss her vision of infiltration of socio-communism erosion of this country through systematic attacks on American education system, economy, morality and traditions.

Thank You To the Chamber's Premier and Enhanced Members!
Orinda Care Center- 925.254.6500
11 Altarinda Rd. Orinda

Land Home Financial Services - 925.885.6760

 Republic Services - 925-685-4711 Pacific Gas and Electric - 1-800-743-5000

For more about our events, visit our website.
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President's Corner
 We hope for the best and express heartfelt sympathy and support for our friends and family in the North Bay.
Thank you to our Premier &
 Ehnhanced members


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