At the meeting of May 17th, Rocky Gernhardt was presented with a special certificate acknowledging a contribution that was made in his honor for his recent marriage to his beautiful new wife Lauren. Past president Karen Valles and current President Beri Kasper were beaming as they made the presentation. He also received a congratulatory card signed by the membership.
So, welcome to the family Lauren and congratulations to both of you with best wishes for many years of happiness!
Thank you , thank you, thank you to everyone who made our April 22, 2017 fundraiser such a great success. From our great sponsors, Rotarians who worked countless hours before, during, and after — and of course, the bowlers, who made this sell-out event so much fun!
With Robert Rodriguez joining Edi on his first mission we were able to get 700 lbs of grapefruit from one tree (took three visits).
This puts us at 4,092lbs for the year. Admittedly the grapefruit at Chandler Court did not give up easily and various deep scratches were sustained in the effort *(another reason we recommend long sleeve shirts and gloves) but we were triumphant.
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…