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40 Year Anniversary Celebration!

We have all grown up with fictional superheroes such as Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, etc.  Real superheroes can be hard to find. But look no further!  Your local Rotary Club is the easiest place to find modern day superheroes and you can be one too.

The difference is no secret identity or lone wolf mentality.  There are over 1.2 million Rotary members around the world in over 200 countries.  Rotary International has formed a global network of professional leaders, all volunteering their time and talents to serve their communities and the world. It is much easier to make a difference together than alone.

You don’t need a cape or a secret identity to be a modern day superhero but it sure would be fun and now is your opportunity. Calling all Superheroes! Rotarians, family and guests are invited.

The Rotary Club of Concord Diablo is proud and excited to celebrate our 40th Anniversary and we invite you to celebrate with us.

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019

Place:  Clarion Hotel, 1050 Burnett Ave., Concord

Time:  6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Tickets: $40

  • Heavy Appetizers
  • No Host Bar
  • Costumes not required but encouraged
  • Silent auction
  • Costume contest
  • Fundraising opportunities
  • Networking opportunities
  • Future volunteer opportunities

Tickets are available on Facebook and at Eventbrite.com. Fees apply.

http:// https://www.eventbrite.com/o/197945174

https://www.facebook.com/events/681294632345786

Email cdrotary@gmail.com with questions.

Mail checks to the Rotary Club of Concord Diablo, 1333 Willow Pass Rd., Suite 213, Concord, CA 94520.

Welcome New Rotarians!

Raymond Padilla & Edi Birsan
Guillermo Chavez & Edi Birsan
Daniel Torres & Edi Birsan

The Rotary Club of Concord Diablo would like to welcome our three newest members:

Raymond Padilla, Community Outreach Specialist with Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery in Concord

Daniel Torres, Business Agent with Sprinkler Fitters UA Local 483 in Hayward

Guillermo Chavez, Loan Officer with Land Home Finance Services at the Concord – Salvio Branch

Thank you to Edi Birsan, our past president for sponsoring all three new Rotarians!

Food Sorting…Giving Back

The volunteer project for the week was food sorting at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano located at 4010 Nelson Ave. in Concord. The turn out was great, we had 28 people. Over 4 1/2 tons of fruit and vegetables were bagged on Monday.

  • 1,180 pounds of squash
  • 3,553 pounds of plums
  • 2,115 pounds of apples
  • 1,492 pounds of pears
  • 687 pounds of oranges
  • 9,068 pounds of fruit and vegetables!!

Please join us for our next volunteer project! Here are the benefits of volunteering and giving back:

💥 Gain confidence
💥 Make a difference
💥 Meet people
💥 Be part of a community
💥 Learn new skills
💥 Take on a challenge
💥 Combats depression
💥 helps counteract the effects of stress, anger, and anxiety
💥 Makes you happy & feel good
💥 Provides a sense of purpose
💥 Have fun❣️

2019 Margaret Lesher Award Recipient

The Rotary Club of Concord-Diablo was the recipient of the 2019 Margaret Lesher Award this past July. This award is given to an organization or foundation that has demonstrated exceptional partnership with Project Second Chance, the Contra Costa County Library adult literacy program. This small but mighty club has supported PSC for many years in many ways. Thank you Project Second Chance. The Rotary Club of Concord Diablo was honored to attend the annual Recognition Event and grateful to be the recipient of this award. We were inspired by the student authors that spoke at the event.

Project Second Chance offers free, confidential, one-on-one basic literacy instruction to people who read or write below the 6th grade level. Students are over the age of 16, out of high school, and speak English well enough to communicate over the telephone and in person.

https://ccclib.org/psc

#concordca #ccclib #rotaryinternational #cdrotary #psc #justread

Edi Birsan, Patricia Ramirez and Nancy Glenfield accept the 2019 Margaret Lesher Award

2019 Demotion Party

Edi Birsan & Kathy Lafferty



2018/2019 Past President, Edi Birsan

Thank you to our outgoing President, Edi Birsan! It was an awesome day to celebrate with a pool party on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Clarion Hotel. It was beautiful, sunny and hot with burgers, hot dogs, spirits, friends and family. Thank you to all who attended.

Past President of 2017/2018, Kathy Lafferty had the honor of pinning Edi Birsan with his Past President Rotary Pin. Welcome to our incoming President 2019/2020, Patricia Ramirez. We are looking forward to another exciting year.

Madame President, Patricia Ramirez