Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
October 29, 2009 | VOL 64 | ISSUE 18

Zildi the beautiful red haired witch with the missing tooth opened the Meeting- you had to be there, great job Sandi! Happy Halloween!!
Chuck Vogel gave the thought for the day.

Visiting Rotarians:

Tracey Vicario- thanks for helping at the pancake breakfast, It’s great to see new people helping out.
Paul Loscavio- Sandi met Paul at the breakfast, Jim Mitchell (welcome Jim!)


Gail Johnstone - Social Cause Diet

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:  Jess Wellen- our Joint international project with Mike Barrington and the Concord Rotary has been a success.  Jess brought pictures Of the woman in Ecuador who got prosthetic arms with our help.

Dan Barnes- Thanked all the Rotarians for recipes for our Rotary Cookbook Project, we need help contacting local restaurants for their recipes.

John Sherry- Rotary Day at the Horse Races at Golden Gate Fields.  Sat. Dec.5th 11 am  $32, races, buffet lunch lots of fun.  Contact John

Mike Heller-Thanked all the members that helped with the pancake breakfast.  We Had a great turnout.  He read a letter from Jay Lifson with the Chamber of Commerce Thanking the Rotary Club for a job well done.

Bob Shusta- Sunshine Report- Bob Aguilar had eye surgery and is recovering, resting Flat on his stomach at home. 

Veterans celebration Nov. 11 at the Veteran’s Hall 11am.

Chuck Vogel- No Rotary meeting Nov 19, we will be attending the Chamber Community breakfast featuring John Chang our state controller. Nov 20th  Vets Hall

Dec 10th Holiday Lunch.

Steve Falk-Announced the Library Gala Celebration Nov 7th, the city will close Mt Diablo Blvd. in front of the Library and a huge tent will cover the area. Lots of food, drink and entertainment.  Nov 14th  10 am for the grand opening of the library.

Geoff Zimmerman- Club membership mtg. 7:30 am on the 30th.  We are interested in Community outreach, to find new members interested in giving back to the Community.

Fine Master:  Zildi for a great appearance (fine paid by Jim Mitchell),  Mike and Jay were on a TV  report.

Happy Dollars:  Dan Baker- grandson had two interceptions for Acalanes High School, gave 5 happy dollars.

John Sherry- Son got a job promotion in San Diego.  Chuck Vogel- our Prez looks Younger with her beautiful red hair!!  Maurice Williams- granddaughter’s Birthday, this USC grad works in SF.  Jim Mitchell couldn’t recognize his wife for a few minutes when she walked in. Tom Courtright recognized our well dressed Suit wearers, Steve Snider and Alan Mac, sharp looking guys!


Debbie Cooper introduced our speaker Gail Johnson, designer, author of “The Social Cause Diet”.   Volunteering enriches your life, you live longer and are healthier. Volunteer and you will also receive blessings in many ways.  Take time to evaluate yourself and your skills and check the many organizations to wee where you best fit in.  Check for suggestions.  You can improve yourself by giving up old habits (put yourself on a diet) and fill the space with new things or activities.  People tend to volunteer in areas where they have been wounded to find solice and gain strength by helping others.  Enjoy the moments of joy that come with volunteering.  You receive both delayed and immediate benefits from volunteering since your money or time can return benefits to you later in your life.

Raffle-Ring the Bell, adjourn.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

New coats for children

By Ryan Hyland 
Rotary International News -- 30 October 2009 

As another U.S. winter approaches, Rotarian Richard Sanford and his Pennsylvania-based nonprofit organization, Operation Warm, are gearing up to provide low-income children with the proper apparel to survive the bitter cold.

In 1998, Sanford, a member of the Rotary Club of Longwood, read a local newspaper article about children suffering in cold weather while waiting for their school bus because they lacked winter coats.

read story here

Top: Ernie Luise (left), past governor of District 7980 (Connecticut, USA), and members of the Rotary Club of Derby-Shelton, Connecticut, outfit children with new winter coats at a local elementary school in 2008. Photo courtesy of the Rotary Club of Derby-Shelton. Bottom: A member of the Rotary Club of Woodinville, Washington, USA, puts on a new winter coat for a student. Photo courtesy Joe Truglio

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
11/5 Fred Brill, Superintendant, Lafayette School District
11/12 Gayle Uilkema, Contra Costa County Supervisor
11/19 dark
11/26 dark
12/3 Club Assembly
12/10 Holiday Lunch Park Hotel
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
10/30 Bob Underwood
11/16 Gregory Vaisnor
11/20 Ed Stokes
11/21 Steve Falk
11/23 Charlie Vitale
11/2 Barnes, Dan
11/3 Holt, Dick
11/12 Falk, Steve
11/26 Henn, Mike
11/5 Steve Falk
11/12 Troy Fedderson
11/19 dark
11/26 dark
12/3 Margaret Harbarth
Notes by Ron Wake, Photo by John Sherry