Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
October 14, 2010 | VOL 65 | ISSUE 16

President Geoff began the meeting at 12:31pm
We had a visitor from Orinda.
Mike Heller had Kevin Healy as his guest from Next Energy
Amy Goodheart was at the meeting and she represents Town Hall Theatre
Jamie Patrick who was our guest speaker
Anna had Dino Riggio back for the third time.  He is running for Lafayette City Council
Bob Shusta told us that Dino’s 7 day notice was going out to the club

Amy Goodheart announced that Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde will be running through October 31st.  She brought some tickets of raffle at today’s meeting
She also invited anyone interested in becoming a celebrity bartender at one of the shows this year.  Bring your material to advertise yourself, your business or your organization

Geoff thanked all those that participated in the Oktoberfest at Bob Shusta’s house and thanked Bob as well.

Some of the members still need to pay up for their raffle tickets from the golf tournament
A list of delinquent members was called off but Mike Heller said he had settled up already!

John Sherry had three announcements
1.    Reno Train Trip is on a weekend this year. Rooms are $269 (corner rooms).  To book a spot, please see John.
2.    Permanent Stage – work should be OK’d to begin soon
3.    District Conference coming up in November

Geoff – District Governor will be here next week
    Don Jenkins told us that matching funds have been approved for the Brail machines

Jesse mentioned that Budd MacKenzie will be visiting us soon.  We have donated $3,000 towards the new school Budd is working on in Afghanistan.

Larry Blodgett announced the dedication of a bench in memory of Eddie Roodveldt, friend, Rotarian and Chamber member.  The ceremony will be 4:00pm Wednesday, October 20, at Moraga Commons.

Geoff – alerted us that Dick Holt was having surgery today

Mike Heller announced the sign ups for the Pancake Breakfast at the Res Run on Sunday, October 31st and the Movie in the Plaza on Saturday, October 30th at 7:00pm.

Larry Blodgett had Jay fined because he called Maurice –MO instead of Maurice in the weekly newsletter.
Anna – Happy dollars for daughter Jessica who is turning two and she will soon have a sibling
Mo L. – happy dollars for Jesse’s daughter – in – law for her recent movies that have attracted much attention “Too Perfect”

Daniel Barnes gave a few happy dollars for Anna

Dan was still complaining about how few passes Acalanes Football Team is throwing, but they did improve including 5 passes for 138yds. To his grandson.  His grandson also intercepted a pass.  His granddaughter is playing on the championship volleyball team

Any Goodheart gave $20 in honor of Geoff being such an active board member at THT

Geoff recognized Anna for bringing in 2 new members in the two months since she has been back with us

Geoff introduced Jamie Patrick our guest speaker

Jamie began swimming at the age of 7
Participated in iron man competitions ultra man contests and over 100 triathlons
Jamie has been very competitive over his lifetime.  Last year he decided to try and become the first swimmer in history to swim the length of Lake Tahoe.  He was able to accomplish this in 25:26.  He had to spend two days in the hospital after the endurance swim.  Officially he swam 44.2 miles but he actually swam over 48 miles with current, etc. 

Next is Africa to Italy 88 miles in the summer of 2010. 

An RN4 hand was donated in his name

Raffle:  Chuck got $2 and Bud L. got $5.00

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Historic Moments: Friendship Trees

R otarians have planted trees in the name of fellowship, friendship, and community service since the early 20th century. These trees, which can be found worldwide, have grown into enduring monuments of Rotary’s ideals.

As president emeritus, Harris traveled extensively during the 1920s and 1930s, often accompanied by his wife Jean. During these trips, the nature-loving Harris planted trees to symbolize goodwill and friendship.

In the fall of 1932, Harris embarked on a five-week tour of European Rotary clubs and planted trees along the way.

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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
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
10/21DG Karl's visit
10/28Budd Mackenzie
Local & District Events

Rotary International Events

10/18 Troy Winkles
10/14Larry Duson
10/21Bill Eames

 Notes by Jay Lifson | Photos by Larry Blodgett