Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
May 20, 2010 | VOL 64 | ISSUE 45

President Sandi Mitchell opened the meeting.

Visiting Rotarians:
No visiting Rotarians

Guests:

Bob Athayde, Stanley Symphonic Band

Club Assembly no Meeting Minutes


Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

How I found myself running in a Mongolian marathon

Story and photos by Scott Brills 
The Rotarian -- May 2010  

Brills crosses the finish line, an excellent end to an excellent adventure.

L ast summer, a young Rotarian from Michigan, USA, set out to drive a 2001 Chevy Metro with 140,000 miles on it from England to Mongolia.

The Mongol Rally -- equal parts charity fundraiser and lunatic odyssey -- was dreamed up by two bored Englishmen and held for the first time in 2004 with six cars. In 2009, more than 400 teams took part. Ralliers can choose their own route to the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar, but their cars must have an engine no larger than 1.2 liters -- and no GPS. Getting lost is more or less the point, although those cars that make it to Mongolia are donated to charity.

“You are supposed to be on an adventure, not in a nursery class, so if the sky does fall on your head, prop it up with a windscreen wiper and carry on,” the rally website reads. “If you’re worried, stay at home.”

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?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
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:
http://rotary5160.org/clubs/where-clubs-meet/
Upcoming Speakers
5/27/10 Pat Vitucci - Vitucci and Assoc. Don’t Invest and Forget Seminar
6/3/10 East Bay Stand Down – Steve Lackenbauer
6/10/10 Rotary Millionaire
Local & District Events
6/3/10Wine tasting at Wine Thieves, membership drive, 5:30PM to 7:00PM, no charge but bring a prospective member or two.
Rotary International Events
2010 RI Convention, Montreal, Canada
Birthdays
05/01 Jay Lifson
5/28 Margaret Harbarth
5/31 Donald Anderson
6/02 Larry Blodgett
6/13 Ray Bland
6/18 Bob Shusta
6/18 Bill Eames
Anniversaries
05/04 Anna Stevenson
05/16 Ron Wake
06/03 Andy Scheck
06/09 A.C. Webb
06/10 John Sherry
06/20 Tom Henry
06/26 Ray Bland
Greeters
5/27 Barry Toomajiar
6/3 Greg Vaisnor
6/10 Chuck Vogel

 Photos by John Sherry