Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
October 23, 2009 | VOL 64 | ISSUE 17

President Sandi Mitchell opened the meeting.
Greeter Bill Eames gave his unique thought for the day.
Visiting Rotarians:
Ron Light-Concord, John Fazel-president Lamorinda Rotary, Bob Aguilar-fishing guide

Sherry Glover-Bank of the West, was presented with a bouquet of flowers for selling over 50 rotary Golf raffle tickets.  Thanks again Sherry!
Laura Schumaker-friend of Sandi and author of the book "A Regular Guy" about autism
Geoff Zimmerman presented new Member Maurice Williams with his red badge and Rotary information,
Welcome Maurice!! 


Book author Laura Schumaker

Mark your Calendar!

November 19
we're dark... because of:

November 20
Community Breakfast at the Veteran's Hall.
7:00am – 8:30am

December 3
Club Assembly

December 10
"Holiday" lunch at the Park Hotel

Meeting Minutes:
Announcements:  Alan Mac- raffled off 2 season tickets to the Town Hall Theater, thanks to Chuck Vogel for the
winning bid, it should be a great season.
Steve Snider- we had a great time at Sandi's Rotary party at her house, good food, drink, and company.
Mike Heller- Reminder, the Reservoir Run pancake breakfast is on Sun. Oct 25.  Set up 6A serve 8A
Sandi announced the new nominating committee:  Larry Blodgett, Larry Duson, and Mike Heller; they will be
working to select our new leaders.
Bill Eames announced the Superbowl party at his house in Feb '10
Bob Aguilar resigned as planner for the annual Wine Tour, Alan Mac is our new tour director
Chuck Vogel-Remember the 7 am Chamber breakfast Nov 19th will take the place of our regular meeting that week.

Fines and recognitions:
Mo Levich was in a news story about his old car "Humphry" a 47 Chrysler that he bought in 1792.
Fined for their very noisy "meeting at the meeting" Larry Blodgett and Jay Lifson
Bill Eames was recognized at the greeter who didn't greet everyone.
Happy Dollars:
Welcome back Bob Aguilar, thanks for the small token of your appreciation.
Larry Blodgett thanked Laura Schumaker for a copy of her book and donated to the club
Troy Winkles,  World travels- Ton Courtright

John Sherry: unhappy dollars because no deer on his hunting trip, but he did see a 300 Lb black bear.
Geoff Zimmerman thanked Mike Heller for the invite to the auto introduction
Bob Shusta organized and attended his 50th high school reunion
Jay Lifson:  Steve Falk just received an email on his phone from Dan Barnes, reminding him to send
in a recipe for our Rotary Cookbook project
Alan Mac said that his wife, Lisa,had to remind him that they have known each other for 28 years
that cost him lunch
Maurice Williams gave a heartfelt thank you to our club for being a great group to be associated with.
Mike Heller was thankful that he was late because it meant that he had business to transact at the dealership


Bill Guthreau, Concord Rotary, introduced Vi Ibarra the Project Coordinator for the Autism
Family Support Project, part of We Care  Services.  There are sixteen thousand at risk special needs
children in Contra Costa County including many autistic children. Autism effects one in every one hundred
children, it is a brain disorder often with prenatal onset.  Males are 4 times more susceptible.  Her son
was diagnosed with autism at 18 months and she related how she had no support and had to learn how to
navigate the many meetings with state and local agencies to try to get help with medical support and schooling.
In 2005 she helped form the Autism Family Support Project which has grown to 156 Families with special needs children
form birth to 7 years old.  Her organization plans many family, educational, and social events where parents can
talk to parents to learn to live with autism.  They also have a camp for kids with autism which functions entirely
with support form the community.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

World Polio Day

Rotary International News -- 22 October 2009 

W atch the video above for an update on Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio, and see how far Rotarians have come in meeting Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge. Celebrate World Polio Day, 24 October.

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
10/29 Gail Johnstone - Social Cause Diet
11/5 Fred Brill, Superintendant, Lafayette School District
11/12 Gayle Uilkema, Contra Costa County Supervisor
11/19 dark
Local & District Events
11/20 Community Breakfast, Veterans Hall, 7am
12/3 Club Assembly
12/5 Rotary Foundation Day at the
Races, Golden Gate Fields
12/10 Holiday Lunch Park Hotel
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
10/22 Bill Eames
10/29 Bob Ewen
11/5 Steve Falk
11/12 Troy Fedderson
11/19 dark
11/26 Margaret Harbarth
Notes by Ron Wake, Photo by John Sherry