Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
January 20, 2011 | VOL 65 | ISSUE 27

Troy Fedderson rang the lunch bell and presided at today’s meeting in absence of Geoff Zimmerman. 
Jay Lifson was the greeter, gave us a thought for the day, and then led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.. 
Visiting Rotarian: Terry Cole from Twain Harte is returning to area and may join us.
Guests of Rotarians: Dr. Chuck Clemons from the Children’s Sexual Abuse Center along with Jonathan Mwansa from the University of Zambia raising awareness for abused children.
Carol Yates- Community Liason for Supervisor Uilkema






Club announcements-
It is Bud’s birthday; he plans to have a nice dinner and celebrate with his wife.

Welcome back, Tom Courtright.

Soroptimist Crab Feed on February 12.

Jay Lifson announced the Independent Film Festival Friday, January 28 at the Rheem Theatre.

Dancing at the Chamber of Commerce on February 23.

FEBRUARY 3rd MEETING IS DARK. See below.

Rotary Interclub Meeting Wednesday, February 2nd Located at The Fireside Room, Gateway complex, Rossmoor – 11:30 Social hour 12:00 Buffet with speaker Fritz Tubach.  Alicia Cragholm will sign you up and provide more details.
 
Northstar for a day! Ski with Ron Wake and other Rotarians on Friday, March 11.

Bob Shusta invites all to his South Lake Tahoe home on February 5th to refine either their downhill or bartending skills.

Happy Dollars
Happy Birthday Bud!

John Sherry’s dog was near death, but was saved thanks to his wife who performed CPR.

Chuck gave thanks to John’s wife.

Larry Blodgett’s son transferred from UC-Davis to St. Mary’s College.

Alan Mac is thankful to have a few houses in escrow and is still waiting for his remote control Tesla.

Jay Lifson’s three month old grandson can say “Hello”.

Speaker-
Supervisor Gayle Uilkema. She represents District 2, a diverse mix of 17 communities including Hercules, Martinez, Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda.

Gayle spoke about the financial condition of Contra Costa County. There is a deficit and a need for funding especially for the county hospitals. There are many factors that have contributed to the financial condition of the county including deferred payments from the state, pensions, and the obvious; expenditures exceeding revenue.  She also mentioned the unemployment rate in Crockett was a staggering 25%.

Raffle-
John Sherry won a $2 bill only to be beaten by Troy Fedderson who won $5. Remember: Save the greenbacks!

The meeting was adjourned at 1:30PM by Troy

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

A new approach to Rotary 

Katie Ischkin, president and founder of the Rotary Club of South Metro Minneapolis Evenings, Minnesota, USA, believes in a new approach to Rotary.
Her Rotary club, chartered in June, has already grown to 25 members, including 12 new Rotarians who were recruited in a three-month period. The club has signed up for its first Matching Grant and international service project and has participated in more than 10 community service or hands-on volunteer efforts.

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
Ray Klinginsmith . . . . . RI President
Karl Diekman
. . . . . . . Dist 5160 Governor
Geoff Zimmerman
. . . . President
John Sherry
. . . . . . . . Past President
Troy Feddersen. . . . . Vice President
Bob Shusta . . . . . . . . Secretary
Greg Vaisnor . . . . . . . Treasurer
Chuck Vogel . . . . . . Club Service
Troy Winkles
. . . . . . . Community Service
Jesse Wellen
. . . . . . . International Service
Erin McCoin 
. . . . . . . Vocational Service
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
1/27
Mr. Wedepohl Executive Director of the Hemophillia Foundation.
2/10Robin Fox, The Impact of Social Media.
2/17Speaker is Tina Neuhausel, Sustainable Contra Costa.
2/24Speaker is Rebecca Calahan Klein & Steve Richards, Sustainable Lafayette – Green
Programs in Lafayette.
Local & District Events
1/28Larry Duson, Business person of the year dinner, The Park Hotel, 6:00PM cocktails, 7:00PM dinner.
2/2Inerclub Meeting in Rossmoor
2/3Our club is dark this day.
2/5Shusta’s ski weekend & Super Bowl Party, S. Lake Tahoe.
3/11Rotary Skitrip to Northstar
Rotary International Events

Birthdays
2/6
2/6
2/12
Anna Stevenson
A.C. Webb
BarryToomajian
Anniversaries
2/10
2/11
2/14
Debbie Cooper 
Charlie Vitale
 
Maurice Levich 
Greeters
1/27
2/10
Moulthrop, Bud
Scheck, Andy
    
 Notes by Alicia Cragholm | Photos by John Sherry