Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
January 27, 2011 | VOL 65 | ISSUE 28

Geoff Zimmerman rang the lunch bell and presided at today’s meeting.
Bud Moulthrop was the greeter, gave us a thought for the day, and then led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. 
Visiting Rotarian: Ron Light from Concord. Dave Engleheart from Orinda.
Alan Mac’s life size cardboard figure.

Guests of Rotarians: Pete’s daughter Lauren along with his grandson Vince.
Mike Henn introduced Gold Award Winner, Girl Scout Hanna, a Senior at Acalanes High. Hanna is passionate about spreading the word about “ICE” (In Case of Emergency). “ICE” on your cell phone enables paramedics to contact a family member who can respond to medical decisions if you are injured or incapacitated. She walked everyone through setting up “ICE” on their phone.
Guest Speaker, Merlin Wedepohl- Executive Director, Hemophilia Foundation of Northern California
Doug Hartzlow- President, Hemophilia Foundation of Northern California.

Club announcements-
Soroptimist Crab Feed on February 12.

Jay Lifson announced the Crab Feed at the Library this weekend.

Feb 5 & 6 - Come watch live bands play at the Town Hall Theatre.

Chuck collecting money for The Super Bowl Pool.

Possible “Rotarians at the Round Up” social.


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.
Ski for the day in Tahoe with Ron Wake 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
John Sherry gave a “hopeful dollar” for his sick dog.
Geoff gave $10 for his new dog.
Ed Stokes excited for college basketball: St. Mary’s vs. Gonzaga.
Ron Wake happy about his LA trip.

Merlin Wedepohl- Executive Director of Hemophilia Foundation of Northern California, gave insight on Hemophilia. About 20,000 Americans have hemophilia. Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder characterized by a lack of select proteins in your blood clotting system. Detection is key, its important to know if hemophilia runs in the family. Hemophilia is mostly genetic, however it can occur spontaneously. Although there is no cure for hemophilia, it can be treated. Camp Hemotion is a camp for children with hemophilia, where they can learn and be among other children with the same condition. Support the HFNC! Join The Hemophilia Walk on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Cesar Chavez Park in Berkeley (9am). Unable to do the Walk but still want to participate? Sign up to volunteer. Go to for more information.

Terry Ring won $2. Maurice Williams won $5. Save the Greenbacks!
The meeting was adjourned at 1:30PM by Geoff.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

"Come Join Us" song captures the work of Rotary

While sitting in the audience of the 2010 International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA, professional speaker and songwriter Jerry Mills was awestruck by the message and multimedia presentation of 2010-11 RI President Ray Klinginsmith's theme address.
"It was a transcendent experience," says Mills, who was attending the event with Kristin Duckart, then governor-elect of District 6250 (parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin). "It was the first time I truly got what Rotary is about. I spent the rest of the week getting to know amazing people from all around the world. They struck me as the most caring, passionate, and compassionate people I had ever encountered.
"Up to that point, Rotary had been a concept. After that, it became a passion."
In May, Mills awoke in the middle of the night and wrote the lyrics to the song "Come Join Us," which has since been featured at several Rotary events and will be performed at the 2011 RI Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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?
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:
Upcoming Speakers
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
2/5Shusta’s ski weekend & Super Bowl Party, S. Lake Tahoe.
3/11Rotary Skitrip to Northstar
Rotary International Events

Anna Stevenson
A.C. Webb
Debbie Cooper 
Charlie Vitale
Maurice Levich 
2/10Scheck, Andy
2/17John Sherry
 Notes by Alicia Cragholm | Photos by John Sherry