Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
April 21, 2011 | VOL 65 | ISSUE 38

Gresident Geoff Zimmerman welcomed everyone – twice, as the first response was weak.
Maurice Williams [while tardy but was able to greet everyone] was Greeter and gave thoughts for the day and led the pledge or allegiance.
Visit Rotarian Dany Gregory and Gary Clarke from the San Ramon Valley Rotary Club
Guests Kelli Nahas from the Cancer Society and guest of Debbie Cooper. / Dr. Guillermo Vanegas the day’s speaker.

Club announcements-
Norma Evans received her red badge and was welcomed as our newest member.

Dany Gregory and Gary Clarke told us about the Valley Teen Idol event on June 11 1-6pm. Contact Valerie 9*25-685-6310 or

Kelli Nahas spoke about the forthcoming RELAY FOR LIFE being held a Springhill School August 6 & 7.

May 14th Concert at the Res. Make sure to sign-up.

Sunday June 5 we are preparing dinner at Shelter Inc. BE THERE!

Debunking will be June 12 at Roya’s Garlic Garden starting at 5:00

Happy birthday was sung to Debbie Cooper. It sounded a little better than usual perhaps due to our newer members and visitors.

HAPPY DOLLARS $$$$$$ & fines

Tom Courtright was asked by an employee if there are ghosts at the nursery and if anyone had died there. No known ghosts but some deaths! I

H$ were given in honor of Alan Mac being physically present. He looks good with a little more weight.

The guest speaker, Dr. Guillermo Vanegas, a pulmonary specialist, spoke about the relative merits of the recently passed health care bill and compared to many other western countries. He pointed out that the US spends about $7,000 per capita and that this is about double what other countries expend.

The $2.00 raffle was won by John Sherry and our newest member Norma Evans got the GOLD BALL and $65.00. Great way to start Norma.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Rotary clubs make changes to attract younger members

When Rotarians in Walnut Creek, California, USA, found it difficult to attract young professionals to the area's morning and afternoon clubs, they set out to establish a new club that would accommodate busy, on-the-go schedules. 

The Rotary Club of Diablo View (Walnut Creek), chartered in 2009, meets in a local brewery at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday. Club president Jennifer Beeman says the club sets aside time each week for socializing before turning to club business, and that the relaxed atmosphere appeals to younger members. 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
4/21Speaker is Dr. Guliiermo Vanegas on sleep Apenea and a physicians view of the 2010 Healthcare Reform Act.
4/28Speaker is Dr. Barbara Persons speaking about her profession.
5/5Speaker is Milt Panagotacos, coaching baseball.
Local & District Events
4/23Easter Candy Scramble, Plaza, 9:30AM. Meet at Chamber office at 9:00AM for coffee.  Bring your concert raffle tickets to sell.
6/4Rotary Bocce Ball 2011 Challange, 10:00AM, Martinez Waterfront Park.
Camp Venture, Maritime facility, Beri Kasper.
Rotary International Events
R.I. Convention New Orleans, LA.
04/01    Lisa    Cohen
04/01    Ron    Wake
04/07    Daniel A.    Barnes
04/10    Warren    Rupf
04/16    Tom    Courtright
04/18    Larry    Duson
04/18    Debbie    Cooper
04/26    Geoff    Zimmerman
04/19    Geoff    Zimmerman
4/21Maurice Williams
5/5Don Anderson
5/12Dan Baker

 Notes by Chuck Vogel | Photos Doug Kohen