Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
February 18, 2010 | VOL 64 | ISSUE 33

An apparently starving BILL EAMES rang the bell to start the lunch thereafter President Sandi Mitchell regained control. The group deemed Bill’s action a fineable offense!

Visiting Rotarians:
EARL KILMER, District 5160 Governor, and COLIN BERNARD, Assistant DG

[prospective member] ERIN McCOIN, realtor and John Sherry’s neighbor.

Speaker: EARL KILMER, District 5160 Governor
February 25 meeting will be at the New Lafayette Library starting at 11:45 and is an interclub meeting with Sunrise, Moraga, Rossmoor and Orinda clubs joining us.

–Speaker Barry Jekowski
Meeting Minutes:

Pete Barbounis announce a fund raising walk in Berkeley April 17 to support Hemophilia research. His grandson has benefitted from these efforts.

Ron Wake invited interested onlookers to join the day trip and other Rotarians March 5 at Alpine Meadows.

Event dates were announced.
April 17 District 5160 Assembly
April 17 Wine trip

Happy Events and fines
Bob Shusta for LeapFrog coming to the rescue for the failed water heater.
Dick Holt for a new grandson [named after him]. + missing 10 folks as greeter.
Ed Stokes, son Dan, grandson Daniel and son-in-law Michael were the first of the tees at Pebble Beach on Tuesday preceding the golf tournament.
Terry Ring-Cal Rugby. They again trounced opposition!
Andy Scheck’s son now owns some German forest.
Mo Levich’s daughter may be off to the Big Apple she has been accepted at Columbia and NYU.
Sandi for Canada plus visit by her brother and his wife for three weeks.

EARL KILMER, District 5160 Governor, a native of Fairfield, presented Sandi with a bottle of wine he produced [no one inquired how it was crushed] for her to open on July 1.

Earl then said the there will be three new clubs in the district bringing the total to 70. He told of the remarkable turn-a-round of the Winters club and encouraged each of us to bring one guest to a meeting before July 1. This has produced many new members!

He shared RI’s goal of increasing each club’s membership by 1 person. That would increase RI total +33,000 members.

Earl asked us to think of the ABC’s of successful clubs.
A Activities
B Bodies [membership growth]
C Cash [to enable projects worldwide]

John Sherry graciously donated Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon to the raffle and Chuck Vogel, while not too athletic, got the gold.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Scaling new heights for polio

By Dan Nixon 
Rotary International News --
18 February 2010 

Rotarian Finbar O'Sullivan celebrates reaching the summit. Photos courtesy of Gordon Savage

"You breathe and you breathe and you breathe. And then you take a step."

That’s how Finbar O’Sullivan, a member of the Rotary Club of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, describes climbing to the summit of 23,000-foot Mount Aconcagua in Argentina, the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere. "It was physically brutal -- probably one of the hardest things I think I’ve ever done."

O'Sullivan, 56, was part of a team of seven climbers from Kelowna, including four Rotarians and a guide, who made the ascent in December, raising US$48,000 for Rotary’s US$200 Million Challenge. The feat was part of the Kelowna club’s Peaks for Polio project to raise awareness of the disease and funds to help eradicate it.

O'Sullivan came up with the idea for the project in 2007, after attending a Rotary club meeting as a guest. ...

read 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
2/25/10 Interclub meeting, new library with our club being the host. Speaker; Barry Jekowsky, Conductor of the California Symphony
3/4/10 Budd McKenzie
3/11/10 Introduction of new members
3/18/10 John Muir Health Foundation – Mara Tyler
3/25/10 Jeff Rubin – Customer Service
Local & District Events
3/5/10 Rotary Ski Day, contact Ron Wake for details
4/17/10 5160 District Assembly, Bay area. TBA
4/18/10 Wine tour, Napa area, Chair is Alan Mac
Rotary International Events
2010 RI Convention, Montreal, Canada
3/03 Mo Levich
3/08 Liana Deily
3/15 Alan Mac
non in March
2/25 no greeter
3/4 Mo Levich
3/11 Jay Lifson
3/18 Alan Mac
3/25 Pete Barbounis
4/1 Pete Barbounis
Notes by Chuck Vogel Photos by John Sherry