Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
September 17, 2009 | VOL 64 | ISSUE 12

Sandi Mitchell presided at today’s meeting.
Greeter of the Day, Debbie Cooper, gave us a thought for the day and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Visiting Rotarians:
There were no visiting Rotarians.
Maurice Williams of Leapfrog Plumbing who intends to join us and Terry Ring. Terry has completed his application and we look forward to presenting his red badge
Kathy Merchant – President, Board of Trustees
Gwenn Lennox – Campaign Director.

Mike Heller recived the August club Paul Harris awards for his outstanding work at many club events.

Photos by John Sherry

Meeting Minutes:


Attendance at the golf dinner October 5 will substitute. Cost for non golfers is $25.00 or free for members that prepay for meeting lunches. Cocktails are at 4:00 and dinner is at 5:00 followed by prizes and awards and silent and live auctions.

Larry Duson is making a good recovery from an ear operation on Wednesday, Aug, 26. He is back at work.

A free District Conference events registration [$199 value] is available to anyone who would like to attend at Lake Tahoe.

Recognized members:

Terry Ring announced that his anniversary is in September and was introduces to the fine-happy$ custom.

Debbie Copper gave H$ for birth of grandson Logan Danger.

John Sherry H$ for daughter-in-law’s new job.

MO Levich H$ for hearing Larry Blodgett radio ad for carpet. Mo also reminded us about the Rossmoor Big Band dance October 2 at the Rheem theatre

Alan Mac suggested that Chuck Vogel contribute for the miscommunication prior weekend at Lake Almanor.

Speaker today:

LAFAYETTE’S NEW LIBRARY was topic for today’s speakers.

Kathy Merchant – President, Board of Trustees
Gwenn Lennox – Campaign Director.

Teen volunteers have collected books [Green activity] that they will sell at Art and Wine and then distribute to teachers to help with their classroom needs.

The buildings many features were described. The initial funding goal of $12.5 million was raised. An additional $4 million fund to allow for extended operating hours has reached the $2.6 level with the goal of total $4M by December 2010. The proposed operation hours are Monday thru Thursday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 PM.

Tickets for the Opening Gala go on sale October 1. They are $175.00 and limited to 600 people.

$1,000.00 donation will still get your name on the donor’s wall.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:30PM by Sandi.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar
RI President John Kenny

In his October message, RI President John Kenny talks about how Vocational Service is as important today as it ever was. "Many of the problems our world is facing today have been caused by the failure to observe such standards in business affairs," says Kenny.
read his message here


After 20 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating this tenacious disease, but a strong push is needed now to root it out once and for all. It is a window of opportunity of historic proportions.

Your contribution will help Rotary raise $200 million to match $355 million in challenge grants received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.A The resulting $555 million will directly support immunization campaigns in developing countries, where polio continues to infect and paralyze children, robbing them of their futures and compounding the hardships faced by their families.

As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, children everywhere remain at risk. The stakes are that high.

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
9/24 Bob Shusta, Navajo Project
10/1 No meeting
10/8 Dick Holt Concert at the Res Awards
10/15 Karen Stein - Elder Law
10/22 Vilbarra - WeCare Autism Support
10/29 Gail Johnstone - Social Cause Diet
11/5 Bob Shusta - Rafting down the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon
Local & District Events
10/1-4 Dist. Conference, Lake Tahoe
10/5 Rotary Golf Classic
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
9/4 Camp, Terry
9/4 Sherry, John
9/11 Holt, Dick
9/23 Ewen, Bob
10/15 Bruzzone, Milt
10/18 Winkles, Troy
9/1 Anderson, Don
9/1 Bruzzone, Milt
9/2 Mitchell, Sandi
9/7 Aguiolar, Bob
9/7 Camp, Terry
9/15 Ewen, Bob
9/25 Nisen, A.J.
Bulletin by Chuck Vogel