Welcome New Rotarians!

Raymond Padilla & Edi Birsan
Guillermo Chavez & Edi Birsan
Daniel Torres & Edi Birsan

The Rotary Club of Concord Diablo would like to welcome our three newest members:

Raymond Padilla, Community Outreach Specialist with Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery in Concord

Daniel Torres, Business Agent with Sprinkler Fitters UA Local 483 in Hayward

Guillermo Chavez, Loan Officer with Land Home Finance Services at the Concord – Salvio Branch

Thank you to Edi Birsan, our past president for sponsoring all three new Rotarians!

Food Sorting…Giving Back

The volunteer project for the week was food sorting at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano located at 4010 Nelson Ave. in Concord. The turn out was great, we had 28 people. Over 4 1/2 tons of fruit and vegetables were bagged on Monday.

  • 1,180 pounds of squash
  • 3,553 pounds of plums
  • 2,115 pounds of apples
  • 1,492 pounds of pears
  • 687 pounds of oranges
  • 9,068 pounds of fruit and vegetables!!

Please join us for our next volunteer project! Here are the benefits of volunteering and giving back:

💥 Gain confidence
💥 Make a difference
💥 Meet people
💥 Be part of a community
💥 Learn new skills
💥 Take on a challenge
💥 Combats depression
💥 helps counteract the effects of stress, anger, and anxiety
💥 Makes you happy & feel good
💥 Provides a sense of purpose
💥 Have fun❣️

2019 Margaret Lesher Award Recipient

The Rotary Club of Concord-Diablo was the recipient of the 2019 Margaret Lesher Award this past July. This award is given to an organization or foundation that has demonstrated exceptional partnership with Project Second Chance, the Contra Costa County Library adult literacy program. This small but mighty club has supported PSC for many years in many ways. Thank you Project Second Chance. The Rotary Club of Concord Diablo was honored to attend the annual Recognition Event and grateful to be the recipient of this award. We were inspired by the student authors that spoke at the event.

Project Second Chance offers free, confidential, one-on-one basic literacy instruction to people who read or write below the 6th grade level. Students are over the age of 16, out of high school, and speak English well enough to communicate over the telephone and in person.

https://ccclib.org/psc

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Edi Birsan, Patricia Ramirez and Nancy Glenfield accept the 2019 Margaret Lesher Award

2019 Demotion Party

Edi Birsan & Kathy Lafferty



2018/2019 Past President, Edi Birsan

Thank you to our outgoing President, Edi Birsan! It was an awesome day to celebrate with a pool party on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Clarion Hotel. It was beautiful, sunny and hot with burgers, hot dogs, spirits, friends and family. Thank you to all who attended.

Past President of 2017/2018, Kathy Lafferty had the honor of pinning Edi Birsan with his Past President Rotary Pin. Welcome to our incoming President 2019/2020, Patricia Ramirez. We are looking forward to another exciting year.

Madame President, Patricia Ramirez

July 4th Pancake Breakfast

Thank you for all the support for our July 4, 2019 Pancake Breakfast!

It was a beautiful day at Todos Santos Park in Concord, California on July 4, 2019. The day started at 5:30 A.M. with the full support of the Rotary Club of Concord Diablo and other local Rotary Clubs. The day was full of events: The Kids Fun Run, Stars & Stripes 5k Run, the Independence Day Parade followed by the festival and fireworks.

Breakfast was served until there was no more to serve. The Pancake Breakfast was a success and all funds raised will benefit our local community of Concord.

Once again, thank you to all who came out and supported the Rotary Club of Concord Diablo and to our sponsors. If you are interested in volunteering, please join us for dinner or lunch during our regular meeting times.