Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
May 6, 2010 | VOL 64 | ISSUE 43

President Sandi Mitchell opened the meeting.

Visiting Rotarians:
Rick Ashburn – Lafayette Sunrise,  David Englehart - Orinda

Guests:

Jennifer Wright from Leapfrog Plumbing

Meeting Minutes:
Geoff announced the membership mixer event will be July 3rd at the Wine Theives.  Attendance is free for members who bring prospective new members as their guests.  Invitations will be available shortly for members  to us to invite guests
Concert at the Reservoir will be Saturday May 15th.  
Terry Ring was honored as the recipient of extraordinary service and a donatin of $100 was made by the club to the Rotary Foundation in Terry’s honor.
Mike Henn, our incoming speaker chair noted that he volunteers for all months in the 2010-2011 year except May and June and asked for volunteers to fill in these two months.
Mo Levich and Andy Scheck did recognition honors today.  Jay Lifson was recognized for his birthday.  Don Anderson was recognized for his vacation ito Belize.  Maurice was recognized for being in the process of moving his business three doors down from its current location.  Sandi gave happy dollars for her dog pulling through a medical crisis caused by a cattle tick.
Debbie Cooper introduced our guest speaker today, Julia Glyde.  
(Note – the following bio is from Julia’s website:  Julia is a self-taught artist, born and raised in California.  As a child her parents enrolled her in tap, ballet and gymnastics classes where she was bitten by the entertainment bug.  At age 13 she joined an all-girl equestrian stunt riding team and performed throughout the United States and Mexico and even learned the Spanish language)
Julia and her husband Dave recently moved from the Central Valley to our area and are currently living in Walnut Creek.  Julia is a singer/entertainer who demonstrating her range of appeal and her singing prowess by performing several songs (with the participation of our club) from a variety of  styles ranging from Jazz to Country to Rock.  She quickened the pulses of our club members by performing Elvis’ “All Shook Up’ with guest vocalists Chuck Vogel and Don Anderson taking turns on the choruses.  She performed Richie Valens’ “La Bamba” with Ron, Maurice, and John assisting with percussion instruments, and She performed “Let me Call You Sweetheart” which featured a cameo solo from Bill Eames.
Julia is also the founder of a non profit animal rescue organization called “Animal Agents”  When not performing onstage, Julia, along with her husband and her mom currently own and operate a 10 acre property dedicated to housing and caring for animals in need.  
Chuck Vogel won $2 in today’s raffle.  Don Anderson’s ticket was drawn, but he drew the blue marble and won $5, so the jackpot rolls over to next week.


Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Memorable Council leaves its mark on Rotary

  

A representative from one of Rotary's 531 districts looks over proposed legislation during the Council on Legislation 26 April. Rotary Images/Monika Lozinska-Lee

Representatives to the 2010 Council on Legislation left Chicago having enacted a number of monumental measures that will make e-clubs a permanent part of Rotary International, create a fifth Avenue of Service for New Generations, increase the annual per capita dues that clubs pay to RI by US$1, and give Rotarians in North America a choice of how they receive The Rotarian .

Representatives approved a $1 increase in annual per capita dues starting in 2011-12 that will allow RI's budget to remain profitable through 2013, but experience a deficit of about $3 million by 2015.

Rotary clubs will pay per capita dues to RI of $51 per year in 2011-12, $52 per year in 2012-13, and $53 per year in 2013-14. Per capita dues were already set at $50 for 2010-11.

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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?
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
5/13/10 Doing College by Elizabeth LaScala Bring anyone who may be applying to college soon.
5/20/10 Club Assembly
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
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.
5/20/10Lafayette Car Wash 20 years in business open house, 5:00PM to 7:00PM.
5/22/10Rotary Foundation Day, Yin Ranch,Vacaville,  $100.00 donation to EREY by 5-1-10 chance to win a trip to an International Rotary Project, $15 per adult, $5 kids 12 & under.
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
5/13 Bob Shusta
5/20 Ed Stokes
5/27 Barry Toomajiar
6/3 Greg Vaisnor
6/10 Chuck Vogel


Notes by Geoff Zimmerman Photos by John Sherry