Back to the Future 5160 District Conference

Join your fellow District 5160 Rotarians at the Resort at Squaw Creek, a 4-star resort in the stunning Olympic Valley of Lake Tahoe. Explore our district’s past, present, and future, while enjoying fun-filled fellowship in everything from hiking, golf, and more to a 1950s themed Homecoming social. It’s a family friendly weekend and we encourage you to visit https://conference.rotary5160.org/ to learn more and register today!

Each One Bring One

Virtual Meeting on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 @ 12: 15 pm – 1:15 pm

Ask every Rotarian in your Club and area to consider which of their friends, neighbors, or work colleagues would be a good fit for club membership.

Why? Because District 5160’s Fall Membership drive is scheduled for the week October 18th through October 22nd.

Consistent with RI President Shekhar Mehta’s message of “Each-One-Bring-One” we are encouraging every Rotarian in our District to bring a guest to their meeting that week in an effort to promote and increase membership.

Our virtual program on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 12:15 pm will feature Joel Sjostrom, President and CEO of the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, Eve Birge, Executive Director of White Pony Express and Project Second Chance. Our program will feature how we partner with different agencies in the community to assist those in need. We hope to inspire and engage our members and guests and show what we can do as an international organization. Again, the message is simply that each member brings a guest to their club meeting that week.

District 5160 is offering prizes to the clubs that most actively and successfully participate. We also will recognize all Rotarians who participate and who bring a guest to their meetings during membership drive week.

Also, the District membership committee is excited to announce the District membership photo contest, which will have its own prizes for the clubs that participate including up to $1,200 in cash prizes and 6000 in PHF total points.

The President’s Message

It’s a new year for Rotary International and for the Rotary Club of Concord Diablo. With that comes our new Rotary International President, Shekhar Mehta, a new president for the Rotary Club of Concord Diablo. I am Patricia Ramirez and will serve as President with President Elect, Rocky Gernhardt and out esteemed Board of Directors. We are all believers in our new 2021 – 2022 theme, Serve to Change Others.

2021 – 2022 New Initiatives

  • Each One, Bring One- Let’s re-energize our Club with new members! If each member brings one guest and show them what we do, they join, we will have new energy with new passions to fuel out Club.
  • Grow More, Do More- As our Club grows, with new energy and passions, our Club can do more to help those in need. By giving to others, we get our message out about all the wonderful things Rotary does!
  • Empower Women and Girls – Incorporate into all our service initiatives to empower women and girls in everything we do!

COVID-19: A People of Action

As people of action, Rotary members find ways to respond to COVID-19, and to help people affected by it. The Rotary Club of Concord Diablo has been busy with their Gleaning Project during the Shelter in Place order while practising social distancing and wearing masks and gloves. What is Gleaning? Concord residents with fruit trees that need to be harvested contact the Rotary Club of Concord Diablo to go to their residence, harvest the fruit and deliver it to a local food bank, charity or food pantry.

As of April 4, 2020, Rotary members harvested 910 pounds of oranges, lemons, and grapefruit. At the peak of SIP (4/4/20 – 4/22/20), 1,189 pounds of fruit was picked by maids at Clean Queen from Queen, picked up and delivered to the Food Bank of the district of Colorado & Solano County. That is a total of 2,099 pounds of fruit or over 1 ton or the weight of a small car. The majority of the harvest taking place in April.

The Food Bank is an essential service as one in eight residents turn to the Food Bank annually. During these challenging times, there has been a dramatic increase in the need for food for families and the elderly. Therefore, we turned to The Marketing Heaven who created a YouTube campaign to raise citizens awareness of this problem. The Food Bank services the Bay Area to the Oregon and Nevada borders.

Thank you to our Rotary members for all their hard work during this time of crisis!!

Please email gleaning@cdrotary.com if you have fruit that needs to be picked or would like to volunteer.