Our 2015 Wakayama exchange student is the daughter of Shannon Case and the Grandaughter of Rotarian Kathy Lafferty. Melanie is having a great time visiting Japanese temples, Universal Studios, theaters, riding on high speed trains, and best of all staying with the Wakayama-West Rotarian families.
Such a great success is the Picker Squadron that there has been no cases of scurvy in Concord since the Squadron’s inception six years ago and over 24 tons collected and distributed!
Today, the gust speaker was an owl from the Lindsey Wildlife Experience. The owl amazed and thrilled the packed room with tales of whoooo he knew and the many celebrity owls whooo had been his friends through the years.
He also brought a couple of friends with him, including Norma Bishop the Executive Director of the Lindsay Wildlife Experience and Lizzie Cole, the Development Director. Lizzie was also kind enough to donate a family membership for our bowling tournament on April 25th!
The owl’s talk was so good, it made even Jack Mahshi smile! Based on this super-human skill, the owl was elected president-elect-elect. Who knows, we may save some money on flight expense during his term…
A wonderful presentation indeed! Please consider visiting and helping out the Lindsay Wildlife Experience!
At the meeting of February 25, 2014, Concord’s Chief of Police Guy Swanger made a great presentation about the . The Center will be located in Downtown Concord and brings all the necessary elements together in one place for victims of domestic violence to get assistance. Swanger recounted his assignment in San Diego, where he led the Family Justice Center there.
Everyone is invited to the grand opening of the center on March 19th. The center is located at 2151 Salvio Street in Concord. The grand opening and ribbon cutting starts at 12PM, with an open house to follow! This is a major accomplishment for Concord, and will be of great assistance to those victims needing assistance.
On a lighter note, President Valles presented Kian Ameli with his “official” business cards, as he will be going to Far West PETS (President-elect Training Seminar)
With the thanks to Nancy Glenfield, Kathy Lafferty, Edi Birsan and Mary Rae Lehman who turned out the afternoon of Saturday, February 28th, we were able break 3,000 lbs so far. A GREAT start when you consider that for our whole first year 5 years ago we did just over 2000lbs.