Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
October 15, 2009 | VOL 64 | ISSUE 16

President Sandi Mitchell opened the meeting.
Visiting Rotarians:

Izzat Nashashibi- Mike Henn
Dana Longyear- thanks for all the help at the golf foundation-Rotary presented her with a bouquet of flowers!  Ed Stokes
Tracy Vicario, Tom Taylor-Taylors Nailers, Lisa Assoni- Remax Accord, Angie Long
Town Hall theater is open and running strong- Alan Mac                                                                                                               


Karen Stein is a Lafayette estate planning, elder Care attorney

Meeting Minutes:
Sandi-please send recipes to Dan Barnes, our response is necessary, maybe requests should also be sent to spouses and others!! Fun party at Sandi’s house Fri night 6:30 bring a side dish or desert and beverage, come relax and have fun.

Chuck presented new member Terry Ring- Ring Construction, with a new red badge, 4 way test, and Rotary objectives. Welcome Terry!!

Lee Deily-please update your email addresses for the roster.

Ron Wake-presented Andy Scheck with his Paul Harris Rotarian of the month award, thanks for all the help with the bulletin and the website Andy.  This award includes $100 donated by the club to the Foundation for his annual Paul Harris sustaining membership.

Nike Heller-volunteers needed to help with the pancake breakfast at the Reservoir Run Sun AM 6:00 Oct 25th.  Come help cook, set up, serve, clean up.  We need your Help.

Recognized members:

Happy bucks:  Geoff  Zimmerman- thanks to the members who brought guests,  $50 Matching funds for his Paul Harris Sustaining Membership. Rotary thank you Geoff.

Ed Stokes- Grandson got married

Jess Wellen- son Blake got married in Hawaii.

Larry Duson donated because he forgot that he was the greeter.

Ray Bland donated for his foursome at the golf tournament because he drove his golf cart across the street to avoid the putt for prizes, avoiding a donation to our causes.

John Sherry – thanks to all the Rotarians at the golf putting contest location, they helped convince him to see his Dr. for health reasons, he’s ok now.

Other Meeting Notes:
Debbie Cooper introduced our speaker.  Karen Stein is a Lafayette estate planning, elder Care attorney.  She said that our community is ageing.  42% of the population of Lafayette is over 65.  She became interested in elder care as she dealt with some Family matters.  Long term care for the elderly is very complicated. Medicare has various Rules for care in skilled nursing, assisted living, and care homes. They only pay for some of these care facilities.  She gave case studies of people that showed that it is difficult to know if you qualify for Medical support based on income alone.  She suggested that help from qualified professionals can maximize your benefits.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Historic Moments: 
Women in Rotary

By Susan Hanf and Donna Polydoros 
Rotary International News --
1 October 2009

The 1989 Council on Legislation vote to admit women into Rotary clubs worldwide remains a watershed moment in the history of Rotary.

"My fellow delegates, I would like to remind you that the world of 1989 is very different to the world of 1905. I sincerely believe that Rotary has to adapt itself to a changing world," said Frank J. Devlyn, who would go on to become RI president in 2000-01.

The vote followed the decades-long efforts of men and women from all over the Rotary world to allow for the admission of women into Rotary clubs, and several close votes at previous Council meetings.

The response to the decision was overwhelming: By 1990, the number of female Rotarians had skyrocketed to over 20,000.
See a video from RVM
volume 4, Issue 3

Twenty years after the Council on Legislation's vote, Rotary has nearly 188,000 female Rotarians. Women have served in leadership positions as high as the RI Board of Directors and The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees. (Watch a video about women in Rotary from RVM: the Rotarian Video Magazine volume 4, issue 3)
Read full story

The Four Way Test
Of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Officers & Directors
John Kenny . . . . . . . RI President
Earl Kilmer. . . . Dist 5160 Governor
Sandi Mitchell . . . . . . . President
Geoff Zimmerman . . Vice President
Lee Deily . . . . . . . . . . Secretary
Greg Vaisnor . . . . . . . .Treasurer
Chuck Vogel . . . . . . Club Service
Troy Winkles . . Community Service
Jesse Wellen . International Service
Troy Feddersen .Vocational Service
Larry Duson . . . . . .Past President
Andy Scheck . . . Sergeant of Arms
Mo Levich . . . . . Sergeant of Arms
Steve Snyder . . . Sergeant of Arms
Give Hope - Give A Hand
The Rotary Club of Lafayette donates an LN-4 Prosthetic Hand in the name of our speakers each week.
The LN-4 Prosthetic Hand transforms lives and empowers those who have lost hands and limbs due to land mines, birth defects, and other catastrophes.
Make Up Meetings
and locations of nearby clubs:
Upcoming Speakers
10/22 Vilbarra - WeCare Autism Support
10/29 Gail Johnstone - Social Cause Diet
11/5 Fred Brill, Superintendant, Lafayette School District
11/12 Gayle Uilkema, Contra Costa County Supervisor
11/19 Bob Shusta - Rafting down the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon
Local & District Events
12/5 Rotary Foundation Day at the
Races, Golden Gate Fields
1/24-25 Reno Train Trip
Rotary International Events
11/4-11 Benin West Africa National Polio Immunization Day trip
Aug Membership and Extension
2010 RI Convention, Montreal, Canada
10/15 Bruzzone, Milt
10/18 Winkles, Troy
11/2 Barnes, Dan
11/3 Holt, Dick
11/12 Falk, Steve
11/26 Henn, Mike
10/15 Larry Duson
10/22 Bill Eames
10/29 Bob Ewen
11/5 Steve Falk
Notes by Ron Wake, Photo by John Sherry