Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
June 3, 2010 | VOL 64 | ISSUE 47

President Sandi Mitchell opened the meeting and Greg Vaisnor provided the thought for the day.

Visiting Rotarians:
John Fazel – President of the Rotary Club of Lamorinda Sunrise
Russ Cunningham – Rotary Club of Sebastopol
Guests:  None
Sandi Mitchell asked that we vote for the member to receive $50 toward his/her Paul Harris for outstanding contribution to the Club for May.
Sandi Mitchell announced that there will be a Board of Directors meeting Thursday, June 10th at the Chamber of Commerce office at 5:30pm
John Fazel, Lamorinda Sunrise, thanked those members who attended his club’s meeting last Friday. He said they were fined for sitting with each other and not with his club members. He gave the fine to President Mitchell for our treasury.
Larry Duson reminded us of Sandi Mitchell’s debunking at La Finestra, Sunday, June 13 at 5:30pm. The event is free for those members who pay in advance and $50 for those who don’t and guests.
Jess Wellin announced that the celebration of life for Dale Turner will be held Tuesday, June 15 from 5:30-7:30pm at Postino’s.
Mike Henn reminded those who volunteered to work the election polling booths to be at the Church on June 8th.
Troy Feddersen announced the wine & cheese new members recruitment event at the Wine Thieves in Lafayette this evening, June 3 between 5:30-7pm.

Program: East Bay Stand Down (EBSD) – Helping displaced and needy veterans and their families
Speakers: Steve Lackenbauer and Charles Boykins
It is estimated there are over 180,000 needy and homeless Veterans throughout the Nation. Within the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties, the VA estimates that there are over 6,000 homeless Veterans.

EBSD has been sponsored by a broad base of community agencies led by the VA’S Concord Vet Center, The Rotary Clubs in the East Bay Counties, and other organizations and individuals. EBSD has been held every two years since 1999. It is a four day event during which a “tent city” of 25 tents is erected to house as many as 500 Veterans, men and women and their families. Approximately 1200-1500 volunteers participate throughout the planning and conducting of the event. EBSD costs approximately $112,000 and all funding is primarily through monetary and in-kind donations and services. No donated money is used for salaries and donations are tax deductible.
Veteran participants are screened prior to admission to the event, to ensure Veteran status and eligibility. The participants are bused in from various points throughout the Bay Area. The Veterans receive food, clothing, shelter, showers, haircuts and other basic necessities. VA and Military Health Care Providers work side by side with volunteers to assist with physical, dental and mental health needs. Counselors are available to address substance abuse issues, employment options, benefits, legal assistance, DMV (driver’s license or identity card) help, and spiritual concerns.

The objective of the EBSD is to place 20% of the eligible participants directly into residential programs.

EBSE 2010 will be in August at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, Ca. Needs lists and volunteer applications are available at their website:

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Foundation approves Future Vision’s first district grant

By Arnold R. Grahl 
Rotary International News -- 4 June 2010  

The first district grant under the Future Vision pilot will fund a variety of projects including a new computer lab for school children (top) in Samut Prakan Province, Thailand.  Photo courtesy of District 3330

The Rotary Foundation has approved the first grant under the Future Vision pilot, set to begin on 1 July.

District 3330 (Thailand) will be using the US$39,500 district grant to fund a variety of local projects, including buying books, computers, and sports equipment for schools; providing clean water for students; and adding patient beds at a hospital.

One of the projects will create a computer room at a primary school in Samut Prakan Province, giving 755 students access to computers and the Internet. Eight Rotary clubs in the province; a club in District 3350 (Cambodia; Thailand), not in the pilot; and a club in Korea are cooperating on the $15,900 effort.

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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
6/10/10 Rotary Millionaire
6/17/10Jessica Hoff, Past Rotary Youth Exchange Student
Local & District Events
6/13/10President Sandi’s debunking party, La Finestra Restorante
Rotary International Events
2010 RI Convention, Montreal, Canada
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
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
6/10 Chuck Vogel
6/17Ron Wake
6/24A.C. Webb
 Notes by Chuck Vogel | Photos by John Sherry