25 Tons and Counting!

With this years total of 3415 lbs, of fruit picked, the Rotary Club of Concord-Diablo’s Picker Squadron has passed 25 Tons for the food bank and pantries in Concord since the program started in 2009.  “There is no Scurvy in Concord or the Valley since we started this program” jokes Edi Birsan the founder of the program and one of its main ‘Pickers’ while also being Vice Mayor of the City.  Rotarians as well as their families and guests are invited to help with the mission of the Picker Squad. Contact Casilda Gonzales 925 338-5775 or Edi Birsan 925 798-3537 to get your fruit picked or to volunteer.  Thanks to Edi and Casilda for organizing our gleaning dates!

Ludmila Visits From Sweden

beri-ludmillaInternationally known Russian artist Ludmila Pawlowska lives in Sweden and is a member of the Vadsbo Rotary Club.  She visited us to tell us about her traveling exhibit, Icons of Transformation.  Ludmila (Mila) offers a rare opportunity to see both her work and the path of her contemporary vision derived from traditional Russian icons.  The collection includes both her own art and icons from Vassilevsky Monastery.  For more information visit her website www.saintmichaelsconcord.org.

It’s Rocky in Concord(-Diablo)

rockyPlease extend your hand and welcome our newest member Rocky Gernhardt.  He is a Sales Account Executive at KBA Docusys in Walnut Creek.  In his spare time he enjoys professional sports (all Bay Area teams), recreational sports (Basketball, Golf), snowboarding, waters ports, and fishing.  Rocky is engaged to Lauren Hughes and looking forward to their April 22, 2017 wedding date.  He is sponsored by Beri Kasper.  Welcome, Rocky.  We look forward to getting to know you and Lauren better!


Wendee Looks Great in Blue

eric-wendee-beriWendee Williamson completed her blue badge requirements in record time and was rewarded with her official badge by President Beri Kasper and her sponsor Eric Maldonado.  Congratulations Wendee!  Keep up the good work.