Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
October 7, 2010 | VOL 65 | ISSUE 15

President Zimmerman began the meeting at 12:32pm
Larry Duson filled in and gave the “thought for the day”.  He asked us to always remember Peggy – she is nice, happy and always with us.
No visiting Rotarians
Guests of Rotarians
Dino Riggio – 2nd time attending our meeting as a guest of Anna’s – also running for City Council
Brandt Anderson – Mayor of Lafayette and today’s speaker
Rochelle Williams






Walked in late Steve, Mo & Mike Heller
Announcements:
Geoff – thank you to the committee and participants at the Golf Tournament this last Monday – Volunteers mean a lot. 31 of our members participated. Next year Geoff would like to see everyone involved.
John S. – info on the putting contest and Larry Duson won with a hole in one 2 years in a row. He got lunch at the Bistro. 
Reno train trip coming up on January 21-22. This year it is over a weekend.  If you would like to go, check in with John Sherry. 
Our District Governor will be visiting us on October 21st
District Conference is on 11/4/10
Octoberfest at Bob Shusta’s is not 22 strong with attendees
Geoff – please review the golf photos and write in the names of the golfers who have not been identified.
Ed Stokes proclaimed that our club is made up of Givers and Shakers.  He then passed a bag around to collect money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Geoff shared a comic featuring Rotary

Mike Heller reminded everyone of the Reservoir Run and the Pancake Breakfast.  Also commented on the family film “Monsters Inc.”  that will be shown in Lafayette Plaza on Saturday, October 30th at 7:00pm. 

Don Anderson fined for being a no-show at the Golf Tourny.  He also put a few dollars in for Mike and Jay coming to his house to help fix his BBQ.

Andy – no Birthdays in October
$5 Larry Blodgett calling out Mo when he was late
$1 Mike Heller fro being late
$5 Ed Stokes for Anna helping at the Golf Tourney
$1 Steve Falk for having tickets to tonight’s game – GO GIANTS
Chuck Vogol for 26 years his wife is cancer free
Ron Wake hit a buck with his first shot at Rossmoor

Mike Henn introduced Mayor Brandt Anderson (who is running for re-election on the city council)

Brandt
Lost his mother to cancer – his sister survied.

We have four services we provide to the community with our General Funds
    Public Safety
    Public Works
    Parks & Recreation
    Planning

Open Space – higher priority for residents than schools, but they are unwilling to pay for it.  Reviewed the recent partnership that bought the Acalanes Ridge Open Space with Walnut Creek, Lafayette, East Bay Regional Parks and the Muir Trust.

Questions to Barndt were about the
•    EBMUD project near the reservoir?
•    Growth vs. no growth?
•    Where does one get rid of surplus pharmaceutical?
•    If neighborhoods would be willing to pay for ½, would they move up the priority list to get their street fixed?
•    Why are there no child friendly parks in the downtown?
•    How is the Farmers’ Market doing?  

Geoff presented Brandt with the LN4 Hand that will be donated in his honor.

Raffle was $25

Dino Riggio was asked to pick the numbers

Ed Stokes won $2
John Sherry did not pull the correct marble 


Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Afghan students raise awareness for polio eradication

Afghan students from several high schools fanned out across Jalalabad in September, raising money and awareness for efforts to eradicate polio from their country.

The students were all participants in the Global Connections and Exchange Program, a project of the Rotary Club of La Jolla Golden Triangle, California, USA, which administer Internet training labs in six high schools as well as a central training facility in Jalalabad. The effort is funded by a grant from the U.S. State Department as part of a larger initiative to promote technology, curriculum development, and international collaboration.

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
10/14Mark Rogers - Pet Photographer
10/21DG Karl's visit
10/28Budd Mackenzie
Local & District Events


Rotary International Events

Birthdays
10/18 Troy Winkles
Anniversaries
Greeters
10/14Larry Duson
10/21Bill Eames
    
 Notes by Jay Lifson | Photos by John Sherry