Orinda Rotary Fundraiser Success

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(Rodney Lal, Photographer)
Orinda Rotary and Casa Orinda partnered in a take-out dinner fundraiser event Dec. 9, 2020, to support local restaurants and feed needy groups in Contra Costa. Together they sold 168 fried chicken dinners. (L-R) Orinda Mayor Amy Worth, Rotarian Melissa Roeder, Rotarian Sue Farmer and Casa Orinda Manager Claudia Tata.

    The Rotary Club of Orinda and Casa Orinda partnered for a terrific take-out dinner fundraiser on Dec. 9, 2020.
    Orinda Rotary sold out the event, selling 168 dinners featuring Casa Orinda’s renowned fried chicken. Each meal came with homemade cookies baked by Rotarian Sue Farmer and wine donated by Diablo Foods, Rotary club members and restaurateur Jose Guillen-Avelar.  
    The meal price of $35 included a modest donation to the Orinda Rotary Endowment, which in turn funds Rotary’s community service. Casa Orinda provided exceptional food and service, as well as a welcoming tent to shelter the volunteers and staff on a cold evening.
    Customers who prepaid for their dinners drove through Casa Orinda’s parking lot and had meals brought to their car by volunteers wearing masks.
    By all accounts, diners and Rotarians enjoyed their meals and the community spirit. This dinner event aligned with Club President Ken Jew’s double mission this year, to support local restaurants and to fundraise to feed the needy in Contra Costa County.
    Orinda Rotary is grateful to the Moraga Rotary Club for generously sharing its take-out dinner format.
    Orinda Rotary has more “drive-through” dining events in store, including its Annual Crab and Pasta Feed on Wednesday, Feb. 10. This take-out dinner will feature fresh cracked crab supplied by Mike Lucas of Costa Norte, Inc. and hot pasta from Orinda’s own, La Piazza. 
    Ordering is now open until Feb. 2 at www.orindarotaryfundraiser.com.  
     Orinda Rotary meets weekly via Zoom at 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday. In addition to supporting important local and international causes, the club enjoys stimulating lectures each week on many topics.
    Guests and prospective new members are welcome to participate. For more information, visit www.orindarotary.org.

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