Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
November 4, 2010 | VOL 65 | ISSUE 19

The meeting was opened by Troy Feddersen, filling in for Geoff Zimmerman.
Visiting Rotarian: Mike Barrington from the Concord Club, who was today’s speaker.

Guests of Rotarians: Guests were Bob Athayde, Ginny Reynolds, Norman Dee and Brian Cardo

A check for $3850 was presented to the Lafayette schools’ music program. Funds raised at the Concert at the Rez. Thanks to the club were made by  Bob Athayde, Ginny Reynolds, Norman Dee and Brian Cardo. The club honored Dick Holt and Mo Levitch for their amazing dedication to the youth music program.

John Sherry presented Rotary jackets and shirts to new members Alicia Cragholm and Dino Riggio.

Chuck Vogel announced details for the upcoming Holiday Party to be held on December 9 at the Lafayette Park Hotel. A sign-up sheet was distributed.

There was discussion of whether there would be regular meetings or breakfast meetings for December 23rd and 30th . There was apparent consensus that there would be a breakfast meeting on December 23rd and a gin fizz breakfast on the 30th.

Mike Heller reported on the Reservoir Run pancake breakfast which was a big success last Sunday morning. Although there was a big turnout the profits were modest.

Mike Henn reported that only two members of the 5-6 who signed up as volunteer poll workers were contacted by the Registrar’s Office, and worked.

Jay Lifson announced that the Chamber would be holding a community breakfast on November 19, 2011 7:00 to 8:30 am at Our Saviors Lutheran Church on 1035 Carol Lane in Lafayette.

Happy Dollars: Dick Holt reported that a recent medical event went well and he was contributing  because of the SF Giants long overdue World Series win. Maurice Williams donated  on behalf of the amazing Lafayette music program that benefited his kids. Other fine contributor were Steve Falk, Lisa Cohen, Bob Aguilar and others.

Pete Barbounis was named to an important post in the Hemophilia Society.

Speaker: Mike Barrington, PhD. from the Concord Club presented a talk and PowerPoint presentation on Rotary’s international assistance to Third World countries. These included clean water projects and micro-credit programs for women in Ethiopia, setting up a prosthetic limbs clinic in Ecuador with highlights of tragic cases, wheelchair distribution in Mexico, efforts to fight desertification in the Gobi Desert due to over-cutting and over-grazing. and schools and clean water in Burkina Faso. The club warmly thanked Dr. Barrington for his work and presentation.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Rotary celebrates World Interact Week

During World Interact Week, 1-7 November, Interactors and Rotary club members worldwide commemorate the charter of the first Interact club in 1962. To mark this occasion, Interact clubs are encouraged to participate in joint projects with their sponsor clubs.

"This week is a time for [Rotary] club presidents, [Rotary International district] governors, and RI leadership to give priority to a program that has the power to enhance our public image and potentially improve our membership," says Rajani Mukerji, 2009-10 vice chair of RI's Interact Committee and member of the Rotary Club of Calcutta Mideast, West Bengal, India. "Interact is one of the starting points for someone's path to Rotary."

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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

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
11/4Alicia Cragholm

 Notes by Mike Henn | Photos by John Sherry