There was much to celebrate on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Clarion Hotel! Chartered in 1979, the Rotary Club of Concord-Diablo celebrated our 40 year anniversary. Over the past 40 years, the Club has donated tens of thousands of dollars to local needs as well as international projects.
Locally, we tend to focus on programs that benefit youth and those who are in disadvantaged circumstances. Please check out our Club History page to see what the Club has done the past 40 years! http://cdrotary.org/our-club/club-history/
Rotary Moments ~ We had the pleasure of hearing from our past, current and future presidents throughout the evening:
- 1993 – 1994 Past President, Joe Bechelli
- 2000-2001/2016-2017 Past President, Beri Kasper
- 2003-2004 Past President, Erin McGregor
- 2006-2007 Past President, Matt Chan
- 2007-2008 Past President, Greg Grassi
- 2008-2009 Past President, Kathy Lafferty
- 2018-2019 Past President, Edi Birsan
- 2019-2020 President, Patricia Ramirez
- 2020-2021 President Elect, Rocky Gernhardt
Music playlist by Rico Ramirez ~ Thank you Rico for the time and care you put in the playlist for the night. He made sure we had the hits from the last 40 years beginning in 1979 when our Club was established.
Thank you to all our supporters who donated items for our Silent Auction!
- 4 Tickets to the November 23rd Cal vs. Stanford Game
- Lunch or Dinner with Former Concord Mayor and City Councilman, Edi Birsan at Brasas do Brazil
- Lady Beri’s Private Cellar Collection (6 bottles of wine)
- Raymond’s Wine Basket
- Greg’s Bay Area Tour by private plan for two people
- Diablo Creek Golf Adventure
Our Superhero Costume Contest winner was Jim Ross, husband of Rotarian Brigitte Ross, who won by unanimous decision. Jim won a $100 gift certificate to Prima Restaurant in Walnut Creek.
Thank you to all our Rotarians, Rotarians from other Clubs, Past Presidents, friends and family for attending. Rotary has a way of bringing out the hero in all of us!