October’s Rotarian of the Month is…

Edi Birsan, for leading the Club in international and community projects. In addition to the Burkina Faso water projects Edi’s favorites are the book sales at the Concord Library and fruit gleaning around the City of Concord. Edi gathers members to help set up and take down three to four book sales each year. Edi’s favorite motto is “there will be no scurvy in Concord”. He is largely responsible for leading Club members to pick over two tons of fruit just this year, and over ten tons since he brought the project to the Club about five years ago. All fruit is donated to the local food pantries and food banks. Well done, Edi!

Kian and Edi
Kian and Edi

September Rotarian of the Month Is…

Beri Kasper, for all the tireless hours spent getting both our Interact Clubs, Concord High and Carondelet, up and running for the new school year.  All in addition to her regular Treasurer duties and taking on the President-elect roll.  Good job Beri!  You are much appreciated.

Beri and Kian
Beri and Kian


Lee Koellermeier.  Although Lee is one of our newer members he is always ready to jump in and

President Kian and Lee
President Kian and Lee

help where needed.  He earned his blue badge in record time and is ready to take on new challenges including being our latest meeting speaker…with no before-meeting notice.  You gotta love his can-do attitude!  Congratulations, Lee.

Two New Members


Erika Induction 8-12-15
Beri, Erika, and Kian

Erika Boulding, sponsored by Beri Kasper joined us on August 12, 2015.  She is the AVP, Branch Manager of US Bank in the Willows Shopping Center.  Her favorite pastimes are reading, singing, and wine tasting.




Cassie Gonzales, sponsored by Edi Birsan joined us on August 19, 2015.  She is a Home Health Coordinator RN for John Muir Health.  She has three grown sons and enjoys cake decorating, singing, gardening, and her grandkids.

A big Rotary welcome to both ladies!

Cassie Induction 8-19-15
Kian, Cassie, and Edi

Paul Harris Fellow Awarded!

Will PHWill Harper is our newest Paul Harris Fellow.  This award is given after donating $1,000 to Rotary International’s Paul Harris Foundation.  Named for Rotary’s founder, the foundation funds grants to improve the lives of people and communities worldwide.  For more information go to the Rotary International website at www.rotary.org.  Thanks, Will for being so generous!