“There will be no scurvy in the valley!”
- In 2018, 3361 pounds of various fruit was picked by the Concord-Diablo Rotary Club and another 2952 pounds was picked in working with the Boys Scouts;
- Gleaned fruit is immediately taken to Share Food Pantry, The Salvation Army, Monument Crisis Center, and/or Contra Costa and Solano Food Bank;
- The fruit is consumed with in 48 hours of gleaning;
- If you have a fruit tree that needs picking, contact Glean Queen Brigitte Ross at RossyBerg2313@gmail.com or EdiBirsan@gmail.com.
- There is NO scurvy in the valley!
- Bowling Bash – raised $4,500
- Pancake Breakfast – raised $2,500
- Giving Wednesday
- The club members volunteered over 132 hours (we began reporting in September). That is over 16 – 8 hour days or 5.5 – 24 hour days.
- Cambridge Child Development Center Christmas Giving – each child received a donated gift from the Concord-Diablo Rotary along with a visit from Santa.
- 2018 Super Bowl Party – Eagles beat the Patriots!
- Camp Venture – Camp Venture is a five day training and motivational camp for students who have finished their junior year and are interested in pursuing a career in business, particularly as entrepreneurs. It is held in late June at St. Mary’s College in Moraga. Students, sponsored by their local Rotary Clubs, have the opportunity to interact with experienced business people and meet with other students in District 5160 who have similar interests. As a Vocational Avenue Service project, Camp Venture sponsorship provides your club with the opportunity to build closer ties with students at your local high school and to demonstrate Rotary’s commitment to youth.Thank you for your continued support of Camp Venture.
- Bocce Ball with the Martinez Rotary
- Channel 7 News Tour and Dinner – Rocky & Lauren, Jeannette & Per, Rico and Patricia, so much fun!
Exchange Student Visit – Joe from Japan.
- Rocky & Lauren Gernhardt – Beautiful baby Audrey was born May 19, 2018
- Edi & Carol Birsan celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on December 27, 2018
- Our own Edi Birsan was the 2018 Mayor of Concord
Rotarian, Al Browning joined the Club in 1990. On February 12, 2019, Al will be 85 years old.
Beri Kasper joined the Club in 1992.
Karen Mahshi joined the Club in 1993.
Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Concord Diablo for a job well done!
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.