Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
October 8, 2009 | VOL 64 | ISSUE 15

President Sandi Mitchell opened the meeting.
Visiting Rotarians:

Robin Holt, Pete Barbounis Farmers Insurance agent, Tom Taylor of Tailors Nailers, Maurice Williams Leap Frog Plumbing, new member- thanks for all the help at the golf tournament.                                                                                                                    

Dick Holt Concert at the Res Awards
Meeting Minutes:
Mike Heller thanked Rotary for the flower arrangement for Joan who is sick. AlsoHe is asking for volunteers to help with the Reservoir Run Pancake breakfast, Oct 25.Jay Lifson’s chamber of commerce announcements. Coffee with the mayor Fri 8 A10/25 Lafayette Reservoir Run, 11/7 Sat Library Gala, 11/14 opening day at the new library.
Troy Winkles gave a big thank you to all of the sponsors of the Rotary Golf Tournament. Please attend the Chamber breakfast Fri Nov 20 to hear from our state Controller John Chiang . This will take the place of our weekly meeting. Reno train trip Jan 23, fun games food and a great combined Rotary Meeting, contact John Sherry.
Rotary Fun!!!
Party at Sandi’s 6:30 Fri Oct 16, bring a beverage, special dish or dessert. Be there, have fun!!
Dan Barnes is working with the Sunrise Club and Polly Bernson to create a LafayetteRotary cook book. Please send a recipe to Dan within a week. This will be a good Holiday fundraiser.
Jess Wellen announced our current International project. We will team with the Concord Rotary to send funds to Ethiopia to build latrines and to Equador to provide prosthetic hands for special needs.
Fifteen years ago, Dick Holt had the vision that Rotary could raise money for the Acalanes High School Music department by having a concert. This wasn’t to be just another concert but one performed by student musicians with the Lafayette Reservoir as the beautiful backdrop. Lafayette Rotary constructed a stage on a grassy slope Overlooking the Reservoir, the students performed and the first “Concert at theRes” was a success. Stanley School and The Rossmoor Big Band joined in later years to make the concert a true community event. Rotary with the help of Many talented students, has raised thousands of dollars to provide instruments for the schools.Dick Holt presented honorariums to Norm Dea, Acalanes Music Department; BobAthayde with Jenny Reynolds, Stanley school; Brian Pardo, Bentley school, and Mo Levich, Rossmoor Big Band. Over the years Dick’s friend Leslie De Boer helped with lots of the concert graphics design. She asked Dick to give her honorarium to Xenophon director Judy Lazarus. Xenophon helps disabled children work with andLearn to ride horses. Thanks again Dick for many years of “service above self”.

Recognized members:
not enough time - back next time.

Other Meeting Notes:
Please check out John Sherry's photos of the 2009 District Conference in Tahoe: click here

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Improved antimalaria measures and simple health practices have contributed to the decline of child deaths worldwide, according to a report released by UNICEF in September.

The study showed that an estimated 8.8 million children under five died in 2008 compared with 12.5 million in 1990, a drop of 28 percent and the lowest since recordkeeping began in 1960, UNICEF says.

read story here

Here are a few examples of innovative Rotary club projects that are addressing child mortality:

  • Rotary clubs in Great Britain, Ireland, and Tanzania collaborated to form Rotarians Eliminating Malaria in Tanzania. The group used two Matching Grants and one Health, Hunger and Humanity Grant to provide more than 200,000 mosquito nets to communities in and around Arusha.
  • To help improve maternal health, members of the Rotary clubs of Bagé-Minuano, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and Jackson Hole Supper, Wyoming, USA, are establishing a center to collect and redistribute breast milk at a hospital in a low-income area of Bagé.
  • The Rotary Club of New Manila Heights, Quezon City, Philippines, launched a project in 2007 to treat 90 children under the age of 10 for tuberculosis. Headed by a Rotarian physician, the effort provides medicine and distributes food to the children.

"It's important to recognize the progress we've made, and how we've made that progress," Lee says. "But we also need to acknowledge that there is still a great deal left to be done in the area of child mortality -- and that there is a very great deal that we as Rotarians can and should be doing."

Learn more:

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
10/15 Karen Stein - Elder Law
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
Notes by Ron Wake, Photo by Andy Scheck