Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
March 3, 2011 | VOL 65 | ISSUE 31

President Geoff Zimmerman welcomed everyone to Rotary Club #445.
Anna Stevenson was Greeter and gave a thought for the day and led the pledge or allegiance.  
Visit Rotarian Steve Paddock

Guests Michelle Service [second visit] and husband Jim both prospective members. We were also joined by Norma Evans, and Todd Simi plus a return visit by Lee Deily. 

Club announcements-
Larry Blodgett said Jack Hansen spent a day in the hospital and is now at home and would welcome calls from us. (925) 376-0646.
Dick Holt announced that he will have 10 guests at our March 24 meeting when Dr. Amer Araim, Imam of a local mosque speaks to us about Islam. We will need to make adjustments with our caterer so we will be asking for an indication that you will be attending.
John Sherry reminded us that we are assisting the Sunrise club in their program to provide light repair services for seniors.
Geoff thanked John Sherry for all his work. Ron Wake said Rotary Skiing should be great March 11 at Northstar although we do not have a race team. Ron also said he knows that Troy Feddersen will return from PETS prepared to lead our 2011-2012 year.
Mike Heller praised Polly and especially Molly at Diablo Rapid Print for the great job on a book about his mother.

HAPPY DOLLARS $$$$$$ & fines
Daniel Barnes for no pin and his radio program at 11 AM on 1630 on you AM dial.
Ed Stokes is elated over Saint Marys being first seed in CCA. Geoff gave H$ for the three guests.
Maurice Williams had a pleasant trip to LA and visit with elderly relatives.
Pete Barbounis’s daughter is engaged and somehow $$$ will be saved. Note taker confused!
There was other H$. Please forgive the lack of acknowledgement. [More confusion]

Day’s speaker – Dan Howard, Superintendent of Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary that is about 17 miles West of Point Reyes lighthouse [North of the Faralons]. The tops of Cordell Banks are about 130 feet underwater so submersibles [manned and ROV’s] are used to observe the teaming sea life that supports feeding Wales. Dan said that sea life abundance varies for unknown reasons and that this year looks great for salmon and 2010 was the best crab season in 50 years.
Dan then described a program to remove debris [nets, long lines, etc.] that had been ensnared on the craggy pinnacles of the Cordell Banks. The area is now closed to such activity.

OTHER ACTIVITY – Our club assisted the Sunrise Club on Saturday in their home assistance for seniors needing light repair or maintenance.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Anything short of eradicating polio is 'unacceptable,' says DePreist

O n 7 March in Chicago, James DePreist will conduct Itzhak Perlman and members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a concert benefiting Rotary's campaign to end polio worldwide.  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
3/10Dr. Howard Maccabee, Prostate Cancer
3/17Ron Wake, Racing Sports Cars.
3/24Dr. Amer Araim, Imam of a local  mosque speaking of Islam.
Local & District Events
3/11Rotary Skitrip to Northstar
Rotary International Events

3/03 Mo Levich
3/08 Liana Deily
3/15 Alan Mac
non in March
3/10Ed Stokes
3/17Barry Toomajian

 Notes by Chuck Vogel | Photos John Sherry