Our “famed Picker Squadron” has been recognized again, specifically with a photo of Erin McGregor & Beri Kasper in the Concord Transcript’s Good Neighbor column. Thanks to reporter Lois Grassi, we have a scan of the clip.
Actually, it was a banner week for Concord-Diablo Rotary in the news, as Karen Mahshi‘s photo was also featured in an article about the3 Northern California Herb Society of America.
Congratulations to Erin, Beri and Karen!
Don’t forget we have picking opportunities 7/12 & 7/13!
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The day started out with an email from the new prez letting us know he was going ring the bell at 12:22PM – and the members we not disappointed when he actually got around to ringing the dog gone thing.
Rich Eber started us off with a rousing rendition of the pledge. Edi Birsan had a moving thought for the day focused on community service. Karen Valles aced the Four-Way Test.
Eric passed the “Past President’s Badge” to PP Jeff Kasper, who gladly accepted it!
Da Prez also brought back the “Spinning Wheel o’Death” from a PP who will remain nameless. He passed around a list of the “proposed” fines, which he unilaterally accepted as fact.
He then managed to ditch the beloved deck of cards – for the wheel!!!
He tried to explain that the odds were actually better of winning, but by then, we had run out of fingers and toes.
The highlight of the meeting was speaker, Ken Dami from Tesoro. Ken explained about the massive complex, which is the 2nd largest in California. He talked about the Tesoro commitment to the communities the serve.
So, if you missed the meeting, you missed a great meeting! Congratulations Eric! Keep up the good work!
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!
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.
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.