Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
November 11, 2010 | VOL 65 | ISSUE 20

President Geoff Zimmerman welcomed everyone to Rotary Club $445 and reminded us that we were founded in 1046. Alicia Cragholm was Greeter and gave a thought for the day and led the pledge or allegiance. 
Visiting Rotarian: We were visited by Rotarian Wolf Schafer of Kiel, Germany. Wolf was a guest of Berkeley Rotarian Cliff Ceridono and Horace Crawford San Ramon.

Guests of Rotarians: Guests were Tim Williams Maurice’s son / Joanne Logistrom  / Liama Heiter.

A moment of silence was observed for the passing of Bob Ewen.
Geoff asks for us to give special recognition for our veterans.
An $800 check was presented to Horace to support FREST START.
John Sherry Debriefed us about District Conference and said that we may share the kitchen car for the Reno train trip with the Orinda Club in January.
Geoff thanked the Reservoir run participants-Geoff, Larry D, Larry B, Mike H, Lisa C, Terry R, John S, Andy, Maurice, Jess, Steve Falk, Troy Fed, Ron Wake, Erin, Alicia, Tom Henry, Bob Shusta, Dino, Jay and Alicia’s friend Laima & Chuck V.
Don Anderson asked that we bring coats, jackets or sweaters to donate to Shelter Inc. Larry Blodgett’s wife and daughter will shop for gifts.

HAPPY DOLLARS $$$$$$ & fines
Greg Vaisnor $55 for his birthday-bike riding
Ron Wake for no badge
Terry Ring-daughter is back from Europe Rugby playing son is a scholar athlete regardless of the distractions at CAL.
Perhaps we will see Bob Agular next summer. He was happy as he sold his Fishing camp at Eagle Lake.
Mo for veterans.
Bob Shusta for pending trip to PV
John Sherry for some team [Beavers?] in Wisconsin
Maurice Willimas for Isabella and clean house

Our guest speaker, Gary Lawrence, is called a modern Renaissance man.  He is a chicken rancher, winemaker, gardener of prize irises, teacher at a drama school, and recently a new grandfather.  He may also be best known simply as “The Bee Man.”.  He was the Beekeeper of the Year 2003 for the Mount Diablo Beekeepers Association. Gary demonstrated how he marks the Queen Bee and enlightened us with other bee facts such as honey will not rot.

Mike Heller held the $2 ticket [we had no pesos] and Mo Levich did not get the gold ball so $5.

PS John I knew it was the Badgers.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Rotary responds to polio outbreak in Congo Republic

Rotary International and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative -- the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- are responding to a recent outbreak of wild poliovirus in the Republic of the Congo. Rotary is providing a total of US$500,000 in emergency grants to WHO and UNICEF for immediate polio immunization efforts throughout the country.

At least 97 people have died in the outbreak, with 226 cases of acute flaccid paralysis reported as of 9 November. Most of the cases involve young people between ages 15 and 29. To date, four of the AFP cases have been confirmed as polio.

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

Local & District Events

Rotary International Events

Gregory Vaisnor
Ed Stokes
Steve Falk
Charlie Vitale
Erin McCoin
Dick    Holt
Steve    Falk
Daniel A.    Barnes
Mike    Henn
11/18Dino Riggio
12/2Dino Riggio

 Notes by Chuck Vogel | Photos by John Sherry