MALDONADO TAKES THE THRONE!

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!

GET YOUR DUCKS HERE! RUBBER DUCKY DERBY AUGUST 19th AT WATERWORLD CONCORD

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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.

Six Months & 6,000 Pounds!

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.