Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
June 17, 2010 | VOL 64 | ISSUE 49

Future President Troy Feddersen  opened the meeting and  Greeter Ron Wake provided the thought for the day.

Visiting Rotarians:
Hayes Englehart- Sunrise Club
Guests:  
Spencer Blodgett and Peggy Lickert




Announcements:
Chuck Vogel: Rotary to attend a Sacramento River Cats baseball game at Raley Field.  Proceeds to go to Polio foundation.  Suggested maybe we take the train to Sacramento as a group.
John Sherry announced that the Motorama is on Sunday 6/20 Fathers Day.  Still looking for volunteers.  Hayes Englehart spoke and thanked our club members who have and will volunteer.
Concert at the Res…Some members have not turned in their raffle money….please do so soon.
Geoff Z announced that he had a business open house at his office.  He was promptly fined for promoting his business.
District Conf Nov 4th – 7th.  Signup sheet as passed around.
Recognitions:
Happy $$$$$/ Fines:  Dealt out by Mo and Andy
Ron Wake happy $ was happy to make it to the meeting.  Announced he is leading the Formula “V” racing circuit
Steve Falk Happy $ about the vacation he is going to take to Italy and Croatia
Dick Holt happy $ for his 3 ½ year old grandson
Larry Blodgett Happy to have son home for the summer and able to get cheap labor from him
Maurice Williams happy $ that he got to go to A’s/ Giants game with his three sons.  Had a good experience working on Election Day
Geoff mixed emotions about spending a nice weekend with his family and mother-in-law who has medical issues and how grateful she was for the time spent with family.
Chuck gave a compliment to Mike Heller for setting up Dale Turners service
Mo L went to Bomber school.  Dropped bombs shot live ammunition flying in planes and had a great time
Dick Holt was fined for promoting his business with a post card left on the table
Allen Mac  and Don Anderson fined for no badges
Maurice W fined for being late
Fined for talking loud and disrupting Sandi’s Debunking party..Mike Heller, Allan Mac and the rest of that table
Ed and Jay happy $ hoping for a Laker win tonight
Maurice got fined for his phone ringing
John Sherry fined for being having his picture in the newspaper

Speaker:
Jessica Hoffschneider  past Rotary exchange Student
Program:  Rotary Exchange and ROTEX
Jessica gave a presentation on her time as an exchange student in Chile.  Chile was a safe place and has a strong economy.  Today Chile won their first World Cup Soccer game in 40 years.
Stayed with a family in Santiago which is a big city, which was a change from Lafayette she had to get used to.
Went to UC Davis afterward graduated and helped found the ROTEX (Rotary Former Exchange Students) Club.
Group was founded to help the returning exchange student get back into the normal routine and also be able to share the excitement with others.
The group supports inbound and outbound students.  They visit other High Schools to spread the word about the  Exchange Student program.   Help support fund raising and the ROTEX website.
Cost is about $6000 plus airfare.

Peggy Harbarth and Tom Henry won the Raffle.
Meeting was closed by Troy throwing out a deflated Beach Ball

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Gates signs soccer ball in Nigeria

Rotary International News -- 10 June 2010   

Bill Gates, cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, added his support to the Kick Polio Out of Africa campaign this week, signing a soccer ball that is making its way through the continent before the 2010 World Cup.

Since February, the ball has been traveling through a number of polio-affected countries in Africa, raising awareness of the eradication effort. In many nations, its arrival has coincided with immunization activities, and Rotarians have celebrated by holding public rallies and inviting government officials. Follow the ball’s progress on our interactive map.

As he signed the ball in Abuja, Gates commended Nigeria for making significant gains in the fight against polio and called upon the country’s leaders to finish the job. Gates was in Nigeria to learn more about the dramatic decline in polio cases since his last visit in February 2009. This year, only three cases have been reported in the country through 8 June, compared with 298 during the same period in 2009.

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
6/24/10Clive Worsley THT
Local & District Events


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
6/24A.C. Webb
 Notes by Pete Barbounis | Photos by Ron Wake