WIN $500! Jelly Bean Cam


Coming soon… Your chance to win $500!  This is a live streaming transmission of the actual container you need to count!

Only from Concord-Diablo Rotary Club can you purchase a ticket for just $5, where you can guess the exact number of Jelly Beans in this container and win $500!

Here’s some quick facts:

  • Container is sealed and is filled only with standard sized “Jelly Belly” brand candy.
  • Nobody on earth knows the exact number of beans in the container.
  • The container, as you see it, weighs approximately 28 pounds / 12.7kg
  • Tickets to guess are just $5 US – Winner will be the entry closest to the actual number of beans in the jar, counted on or about June 10, 2015, without going over.
  • In the event of a tie, winnings will be split between the correct guesses.

All proceeds benefit the Concord-Diablo Rotary Charitable Fund, a not-for-profit 501c3 organization.

Browning Receives 2nd Paul Harris

IMG_0318 IMG_0313At the evening meeting on January 13, 2014, past-president and long time member Al Browning was awarded his second Paul Harris Fellowship by president Karen Valles.  Al was accompanied by his beautiful wife Betty for the ceremony.  Additionally, Al & Betty are major donors to the Rotary Foundation.

Thanks to Al & Betty for their continued support of the good works of Rotary!

Cambridge Gift Distribution A Huge Success!

On December 17th, our club held its annual offsite meeting at the Cambridge Community Childcare Development Center on Lacey Lane in Concord.  In addition to members of our club, nine members of the Concord High School Interact Club, and Aline Collard our exchange student,  also came out to support Santa in his efforts! After the gift distribution, we were treated to a luncheon at the center.

Thanks again to everyone who worked so hard to make this such a great success!  Special thanks goes to Jim Williams who again played Santa for us.  Also a shout out to Eric Maldonado, who accepted the last minute challenge to help Jeff shuttle Interactors to the event!

As Prez Karen was tied up with other commitments, PP Eric stepped in to make a $300 donation to the center in lieu of the luncheon fees we would have paid the hotel.

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Kian Talks About His Vision

DSC_0577At the last meeting at the Crowne Plaza in 2014, President-elect Kian Ameli, with first lady Anna looking proudly on asked club members in attendance what they would like to do during his term.

He expressed his excitement to get the ball rolling in anticipation of ascending the throne in July 2015.  Never one to waste time, he plans to meet on July 1st, so he doesn’t miss a beat.

We presented Barbara with a special gratuity in recognition for all the special things she does for us throughout the year.  Thanks Barb for everything you do to make our meetings so special!

Turnout was light, with Prez Karen conducting a do-it-yourself sleep deprivation test… so far 36 hours and counting… and Edi Birsan suffering from a bad case of the flu.  However, both Lora and Laura were in attendance.  Lora S did a great job with the 4-Way Test.

DSC_0585The highlight of the evening was Concord High School’s Ladies First Choral Group.  These young women, including Interact Co-President Jessica Daynes, did an exceptional job for us.  They sang their hearts out.  If you weren’t in the holiday spirit after their performance, there may not be any hope for you.  After their performance, Prez Karen presented director Mr. Emigh with a check in the DSC_0581amount of $250 to support their choral programs.DSC_0590

“Boots on the Ground” in Iraq

DSC_0159At the meeting of September 24, 2014 Ashur Yoseph, president of the Assyrian Aid Society of America gave us an update of the current situation “on the ground” in Iraq.  A fascinating presentation which gave those in attendance a much clearer understanding of what is really going on in the country and the needs of the individuals who are displaced by the ISIS atrocities.