Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
April 8, 2010 | VOL 64 | ISSUE 39

President Sandi conducted the meeting

Visiting Rotarians:
There were no visiting Rotarians

There were no guests

Speakers: There was no guest speaker
Meeting Minutes:

• Sandi reminded everyone that the District Assembly will be in Napa Valley on April 17th with registration commencing at 8am. Many board members and new members are planning to attend.
• Bob Shusta gave a talk about the importance of asking people to become members of Rotary. He said that he has been a member since 1994 and has sponsored 11 members into the Club, six of whom are still active. He talked about Peggy Harbarth and Troy Feddersen, who were present, and how he convinced them to be members. Upon conclusion of his talk, Larry Duson said that he also was recruited by Bob and he should be fined $5 for not mentioning it. Bob paid.
• Bud Moultroup told us that the Bud McKenzie fundraiser for a school in Afghanistan for girls raised $65,000, more than he expected.
• Jess Wellen announced that a Chamber ribbon cutting for his Lafayette Car Wash will be held May 20th.
• Mike Henn thanked everyone who turned-out to assist with the Easter candy scramble event at Plaza Park on Saturday, April 3rd. Larry Blodgett then mentioned that Larry Duson and Bob Shusta made announcements, but were hard to hear, so he presented to the club a new bull horn to be used at future events. He got a loud round of applause for his donation which will be stored at Bank of the West.
Terry Ring and Maurice Williams recited the 4-way test as part of their red to blue badge requirement

Sergeant-of-Arms Andy Scheck recognized the following members:
• Bob Shusta – failure to mention Larry Duson as one of his member recruits

• Ed Stokes – happy that Duke University won the basketball championships

This should be more than a sentence or two! Previous note takers sometimes have asked the speaker to e-mail their notes or their PowerPoint presentation, and this has been very successful. Do not send these.– you should be the one who edits it.

Maurice Williams told us about his life which started out in Canada. He has been married 36 years and has four boys, two of whom are firefighters. While in high school in Canada, he was on the gymnastics team and traveled extensively in Canada, the U.S. and Europe competing. He coached gymnastics.

Raffle winners: $2 to Geoff Zimmerman; $5 to Larry Duson

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

African Rotary members unite to kick polio out of Africa ahead of World Cup

Rotary volunteers in Sudan welcome football on its 22-country journey

While in Angola the soccer ball was signed by Fabrice Akwa, Angola's most popular and revered soccer player.

03.26.2010 – (Khartoum, Sudan)-- In the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup in South Africa this summer, Rotary clubs in Sudan and across Africa are gearing up for the final push to kick polio out of the continent.

A football, which arrived yesterday in Khartoum from Addis Ababa, was presented to Sudan’s health minister Dr Tabitha Boutros Shukaya.

In a press conference she thanked Rotary and all the health workers and volunteers across Sudan for their efforts in providing excellent immunisation coverage for the children of Sudan which, she said, is now paying off.

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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
4/15/10 Cameron Vineyards – Dave
4/22/10 Robert Schnaible territory manager – Starbucks Coffee Company
4/29/10 Dave Simpson – Lafayette Bookstore & Shop Lafayette
Local & District Events
4/17/10 5160 District Assembly, Bay area. TBA
4/18/10 Wine tour, Napa area, Chair is Alan Mac
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
4/15 Sandi Mitchell
4/22 Bud Moulthrop
4/29 Andy Scheck
Notes by Bob Shusta Photos by John Sherry