Guy Swanger Brings Family Justice to Concord

image5At 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.  image4

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.

image1On 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)

Gleaning Nets 3,000lbs In Two Months!

IMAG3808With 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.

Fruit was brought to the Food Bank by Nancy and I have an additional 75lbs went to the homeless shelter on Sunday!

Bowling Bash April 25th!

Bowling01This family-fun event will have something for all ages!  Hurry, space is very limited — get your tickets today from the link at the end of this article.

The event will be held at Clayton Valley Bowl in Concord, on Saturday, April 25th, from 6-8PM.  All proceeds benefit the charitable efforts of the club in our community and abroad.

Tickets are just $25 per person!  Tickets include bowling and shoes.

Sponsorships, starting at just $25, are available online too!

You can purchase tickets and sponsorships online at

Seven Missions Completed in Two Days!

beri gleenKaren102 lbs oranges 20150215_103647_001_resizedSeven gleaning missions were completed this past weekend which netted over 800 pounds of fresh fruit for our local food banks and pantries.  Way to go Concord-Diablo Rotarians!  Here’s the breakdown:

  • Karen Mahshi  102 lbs to the Food Bank on Saturday
  • Edi Birsan Junior 190 lbs to Food Bank on Saturday
  • Edi Birsan Senior 200 lbs to Homeless Shelter Sunday/and for Crisis Center Monday
  • Karen Vales and Wendy Moore 80-100 lbs
  • Beri Kasper and Laura Swanger 260 lbs
That puts us into our first TON for the year and it is only 6 weeks into 2015!!!!