MALDONADO TAKES THE THRONE!

Forget Charles in Charge, Eric Maldonado has big plans for his year as the president of the Rotary Club of Concord-Diablo.  Bring a guest to his first meeting!  We have an exceptional program ready for you!

 

KEN DAMI FROM TESORO TO SPEAK

(Gary Buckmann has had to cancell, and will reschedule for another date.) Ken Dami from the Tesoro Refinery has graciously agreed to be the inagural speaker for President Maldonado’s year.  Ken has years of excperience in the industry and will be able to give us an overview of the refinery, as well as Tesoro’s commitment to the community. (In case you missed it, they are the presenting sponsor of Concord’s 4th of July Parade!

 

CODY LEAVES FOR JAPAN NEXT WEEK!  AZUSA ARRIVES SOON!

A friendly reminder, our outgoing Japanese exchange student will be at the club this week to talk about what he hopes to accomplish during his exchange trip to Japan.  Continuing the tradition, we will also be passing the hat for a little spending money for Cody while he’s on the road.  Please remember to bring some extra $$ to put into the hat!

GET YOUR DUCKS HERE! RUBBER DUCKY DERBY AUGUST 19th AT WATERWORLD CONCORD

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Ready, set GO!  The Duck Races Are ON!  Sunday, August 19th at Waterworld in Concord.  You can adopt a duck for just $10! One duck will win $1,000! You do NOT need to be present to win!

This event is sponsored by eight local Rotary Clubs (Clayton Valley Sunrise, Concord, Concord-Diablo, Diablo View, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek Sunrise) to raise money for projects in our community.  Projects include scholarships, Meals on Wheels, Food Bank, Healthcare, CASA, Senior Care, and much much more!

Special $20 Kids & $30 Adult Admission tickets available.  Contact any member of the Concord-Diablo Rotary Club or email us to adopt ducks or purchase tickets.

GLEANING NETS ANOTHER 50 LBS. OF ORANGES!

Thanks go out to Cody Sickinger and Dirk Wentling for their combination of picking and roof climbing to clean out the oranges at the MacDonald’s in Walnut Creek.

The orangers were split between the Food Bank and the Homeless Shelter.
This was Cody’s 16th mission making him one short of Karen Mahshi’s record holding of 17.  Dirk who is also an Ace Squadron Picker, 8 missions.

Demotion a Success! Kasper Strums off Into the Sunset…

It was three o’clock in the afternoon and the sun was high.  The Hawai’ian music was floating on the breeze.  The MaiThai’s were flowing freely…

 

PP Jim did a great job at the luau themed event, in honor of the departing “Big Kahuna” Jeff Kasper.  The food was great (especially Jeff’s favorite — SPAM Sushi!  Karen & Richard Valles offered up their home, the perfect setting for this festive Luau!

A majority of the Club was in attendance, with Kevin actually daring to bring his whole family! (The new baby is really getting big!) Elusive Laura Hoffmeister was even there live, and in person!

Kasper had said that he “Didn’t need anymore plaques!”  So PP Jim came through with a beautiful Ukelele!  (He was also kind enough to include a lesson book)  Kasper gave gifts of the islands to the Board members for their support (thank you Mrs. Kasper for putting these together), including an inspirational Rotary item for each member.

Eric will officially take the reigns at the July 11th meeting – but he’s in charge now!  Jeff can be found strumming his uke, so far he’s learned “Are you sleeping?”, “Mary Had A Little Lamb” and “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”  Look for the album on iTunes!