Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
April 15, 2010 | VOL 64 | ISSUE 40

President Sandi Mitchell opened the meeting and had a big day as president, greeter and birthday girl.

Visiting Rotarians:
There were no visiting Rotarians

Trisha Cowen of Bentley School.

Speakers: Doug Rogers of Cameron Hughes.
Meeting Minutes:

John Sherry reminded us of the District Assembly in Napa on 4/17.
Jay Lifson advised on fund raising and coffee with the mayor.
Mike Henn pushed the Adopt a Pole program.

After lunch Troy Winkle spoke on the Shelter Inc project, sending and 8th grader to Washington D.C., thanked everyone for the candy scramble and advised that the work day at the community center is postponed until after the Concert at the Res.

Troy Federson the Vocational Director spoke on the Disabled Persons Rec Center.
Trish Cowen of Bentley School spoke on the Interact program and thanked Rotary for a $200 check.

Advised that the Walnut Creek sunrise club will present the 3 candidates for District Attorney.

Happy and other dollars.
Sergeant-at-Arms Mo Levich recognized the following:
Tom Courtright’s birthday.
Debbie Cooper’s birthday.

Geoff Zimmerman’s 13th Anniversary

Happy dollars.
John Sherry. His show dog won a championship in Georgia.
Allan Mac. Stayed at Dick Holt’s Carmel house.
Chuck Vogel. $1 per day for his trip to the Balkans and Greece.
Maurice Williams. Celebrated his son’s birthday BBQ with Diablo Foods meat.
Tracy Vicario. Celebrated her son’s 20th birthday with him at a Giant’s game.
Mo Levich. Thrilled that Diablo Foods meat came form his home town of Sioux City, Iowa.
Ed Stokes. Celebrated the Saint Mary’s basketball team dinner.
Jay Lifson. Happy that the Sasa restaurant in Walnut Creek is finally open.

Geoff Zimmerman introduced Doug Rogers of Cameron Hughes.
Doug is the Chief Operating Officer of Cameron Hughes, a wine production and distribution company. Cameron Hughes started out buying surplus premium wine, bottling it under it’s name and selling the product on a personal level. The company now makes its own wine.
Doug has 20 years in the wine business. He started out with Earnest and Julio Gallo, had success with the Bartles and James brand and helped establish Gallo in the fine wine end of the market. Doug has been with Cameron Hughes since the beginning of the company.
The Cameron Hughes success is based on three principles.
1. Find and buy good wine.
2. Provide excellent value to its customers.
3. Provide one on one communication with the consumers and give excellent customer service.
They are now a global company.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Gates encourages Rotarians to keep up fight against polio

Rotary International News -- 15 April 2010 

Bill Gates on End Polio Now.

I n a video message to Rotarians, Bill Gates, cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, thanked Rotarians for their hard work in the effort to eradicate polio and congratulated Rotary for surpassing the halfway point in meeting Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge.

"The work you're doing to raise funds for the program is critical, especially given the tight government budgets and increasing costs for a very aggressive polio program," Gates said. "Your work as advocates is also very important. We need to keep this fight high on the world's list of priorities."

Rotary has been a leader in the fight against polio since the launch of the PolioPlus program in 1985. Recently, the Gates Foundation awarded two grants totaling $355 million to Rotary in support of its work in eradicating the disease. In response, Rotary pledged to raise $200 million. To date, Rotary has raised $117.5 million.

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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
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
4/22/10 Robert Schnaible territory manager – Starbucks Coffee Company
4/29/10 Dave Simpson – Lafayette Bookstore & Shop Lafayette
Local & District Events
4/24/10 Rotarians Work Day at Community Center.  
5/15/10 Concert at the Rez, 11:00AM to 2:00PM,
D. Holt/B. Shusta Co-chairs, all members to
Participate, donate rotary prizes to C. Vogel.
Rotary International Events
2010 RI Convention, Montreal, Canada
04/01 Lisa Cohen
04/01 Ron Wake
04/07 Daniel A. Barnes
04/10 Warren Rupf
04/12 Sandi Mitchell
04/16 Tom Courtright
04/18 Debbie Cooper
04/18 Larry Duson
04/26 Geoff Zimmerman
04/19 Geoff Zimmerman
4/22 Bud Moulthrop
4/29 Andy Scheck
Members of the Club at the District Assembly in Vallejo on 4-17-10
Tom Henry, Jack Clarkson, Maurice Wiliams, Troy Fedderson, Geoff Zimmerman, Chuck Vogel and John Sherry who took the photo.

Thanks to the group for representing our club!

Notes by Terry Ring Photos by John Sherry