There’s Been A Whole Lot of Pickin’ Goin’ On!

After 2017’s successful fruit gleaning year came to a close with a total of 4,000 pounds we are off to a great start for 2018.  Brigitte Ross has led several picking dates that have netted well over 1,500 pounds of lemons, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, kumquats, and avocados.  On February 11th her team even helped Eagle Scout Jonathan Louie, along with his dad, David and members of his Boy Scout troop 810.  The Troop picked 1,989 pounds at six homes in just three hours!  Pictured are “pickers” Brigitte Ross along with husband Jim, Lee Koellermeier, Karen Mahshi, Erin McGregor, Edi Birsan, David, and Jonathan Louie.  Those who escaped the photos are Rocky Gernhardt and Beri Kasper.

 Do you have fruit trees with an overabundance of crop that you and your family cannot keep up with?  If so we would be happy to help.  Please contact and Brigitte at  The fruit is delivered the same day to several organizations; Contra Costa and Solano Food Bank, The Salvation Army Food Pantry, Monument Crisis Center, Share Food Pantry, and to the Homeless Shelter just to name a few.

Calling All Bowlers…And Those Who Wannabe

It’s time for our 4th annual Bowling Bash! Save the date of April 21, 2018. Or better yet, gather your friends and go to and sign up right now.

Place: Clayton Valley Bowl on Clayton Rd in Concord
Registration:  5:30 pm – 6:00 pm   Bowling:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (ish)
Price: $25 per person – includes two games, shoes, ball, pizza, water, and FUN.
All proceeds benefit the charitable efforts of the Club in our community and abroad.

As always, sponsorships are available at $1,000, $500, and $250. Includes your company name and logo on all of our social media sites, at the bowling bash, AND at our 4th of July Pancake Breakfast (for $500 and $1000).

A big thank you, once again for being a lane sponsor goes to:



There Were Princesses Everywhere!

All the kids were excited to have Santa visit Cambridge Child Development Center on December 20th.  In addition to princesses, Santa brought Thomas the Train toys, Spiderman, Legos, Barbie toys, stuffed animals, baby dolls, and many other wonderful toys that brought much happiness to each child.  Santa’s helpers were Sasha Dunn, Nancy Glenfield, Beri Kasper, Lee Koellermeier, Kathy Lafferty, Jeanette Lohmann Poulsen (also Santa’s Elf), Eric Maldonado, Erin McGregor, Patricia Ramirez, Brigitte Ross, Karen Valles, and LoAnn Winkler. Check

Many thanks go to Travis Credit Union who helped make this day possible.  In addition the Club would like to thank, again the many donors who helped in the past year, All Bay Cities Towing, reviews of Checklist Maids from Queens, NY, B & D Towing/Pro Tow, Concord Dental Implants & Periodontics, Concord Feed, Lehmers of Concord, Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery, the best Bowlers anywhere, and the hungry Pancake Breakfast supporters.  Thanks, also to Karen Valles and LoAnn Winkler for the great photos.


Introducing our newest Family Member

Per, Jeanette, Beri, Concord Club president Dave, and our president Kathy.

Jeanette Lohmann Poulsen was inducted by past president Beri Kasper at our joint meeting with the Concord Club on 9/8/17. Jeanette, her husband Per, and her 2 boys, Thor 3 ½ years old and Storm 16 months old moved to the states in January of 2015. They moved to Concord in June of this year.

Prior to moving to the States Jeanette was a process supporter helping people diagnosed with Hemophilia. She is passionate about helping people in many ways…either directly or indirectly.

She has a Bachelors in Global Business Engineering and a Masters in Management/Sustainable business leadership. She studied in Copenhagen, as well as Germany, and Sweden.

Jeanette was a member of the Copenhagen Morning Rotary Club where she loved participating in projects, being social, and as a board member…influencing the direction of the club.

A few of her favorite things are Pistachio ice cream, all kinds of foods, reading, travel, family time, shopping, and giving her sons lots of experiences including gardening and traveling.

Jeanette is sponsored by Lee Koellermeier. Welcome, Jeanette. We look forward to getting to know you and your family better!

2017 Pancake Breakfast a Great Success!

Beri Kasper reports…Rotary Club of Concord-Diablo had a lot of great help again this year…Thanks to Tina Akins, Tony Akins, Kian Ameli, Shahram Ameli, Edi Birsan, Al Browning, Nick Dunn, Sasha Dunn, Rocky Gernhardt, Casilda Gonzales, Beri Kasper, Janet Kennedy, Lee Kollermeier, Kathy Lafferty, Karen Mahshi, Eric Maldonado, Erin McGregor, Julia Neely, Shelley Pighin, Patricia Lynn Ramirez, Brigitte Ross, Cody Sinkinger, LoAnn Winkler, …Student support from Carondolet, Megan N. Mt. Diablo High School, Erick P. and Rebecca R.  Behind the Scenes, Nancy Glenfield, Jeff Kasper, and Karen Valles…as well as many spouses and grandchildren.  Great team, beautiful day.  And best of all we made some money for our Community causes!  5 stars for us.  Thanks to Patricia and Beri for the great photos.