The Rotary Club or Concord-Diablo was recognized at the District Installation dinner in Corning, CA on July 14, 2012. The award of excellence in the 2011-2012 was directly related to our Gleaning Project headed up byEdi Birsan.
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!
It is with great pleasure to announce that as of noon July 1st we have collected over 6,000 pounds of fruit for the community this year. That’s THREE TONS OF FOOD!
This week has been an active one with 5 houses being hit. Including the home of Sally Smith a literacy volunteer at the Monument Community Partnership who is often seen in a handicap scooter. This illustrates the duality of service that we provide by gleaning- not only do the hungry get fresh fruit, but the homes of the giver’s are often people who also need help who could not harvest their own trees.
At Sally’s there was the return of Beri Kasper and Erin McGregor to the active Picker Squadron Ranks earning make ups and Erin was able to receive an Aloe plant gift from Sally’s plentiful bounty as a way of thanks.
This morning we hit two homes of a mother and daughter with more plums and a haul of apricots. One of the discards was rather interesting and looked like a heart. We like to have fun with fruit shapes.