Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
April 28, 2011 | VOL 65 | ISSUE 39

Geoff Zimmerman rang the lunch bell and presided at today’s meeting.
A.C. Webb was our greeter, he gave us the thought for the day, and then led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Visit Rotarian Don Jenkins from the Orinda Club.
Guests Both guests of Mo Levich: Mike O’Brien and Mike Baldridge
Caroline Kennedy-Business Manager for Persons Plastic Surgery.


Club announcements-
Mike Henn talked about what a success the Easter egg hunt last Saturday was.

Jay Lifson invited those interested to attend "A Taste of Lafayette" on May 17 at 5:30pm, hosted by the Chamber.

New eagle was noticed on the flag post. 

John Sherry announced May 19, event to show support for the stage project.

Next week is Cinco De Mayo, so please dress the part for our meeting.

Concert at the Res will be on Saturday, May 14 from 11-2pm. Raffle tickets on sale now.

Don Jenkins from the Orinda Club was presented with a $500 check for The Rosario Braille Project. The project is an inter-club project which turns words into Braille.

Happy Dollars

Chuck tried to get someone to take notes for him he asked Larry B but Larry B was happy to pay the $25 fine to avoid it. Tom Henry will cover the month of May and Dino will be covering the month of June.
Ed Stokes was happy to have his entourage with him when he spoke at the San Ramon club. He was voted Grocer of the Year.
Bud Moulthrop in Lamorinda Weekly.
Alicia Cragholm was grateful to Ed Stokes for allowing her to sell raffle tickets in front of Diablo Foods with Troy Fedderson on Friday. Did we mention; SHOP DIABLO FOODS & BUY RAFFLE TICKETS.

Speaker- Dan Barnes introduced our speaker.

Barbara Persons MD, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Persons Plastic Surgery in Lafayette. She is on staff at many local hospitals including; John Muir, San Ramon Regional, Aspen, and Kindred. She decided to pursue becoming a surgeon when she and her boyfriend were in a terrible car accident; they were hit by a driver who had suffered from an epileptic seizure. Unfortunately the accident caused severe trauma to her face and she had to undergo several facial reconstructive surgeries. Her experience led her to become a surgeon and help others like her. She talked about some of the cases she has seen; people suffering from skin cancer to gunshot wounds. She wanted to make sure they received the level of care they needed regardless of their insurance plan (she accepts all types). Dr. Persons finds the most satisfaction in her work when she sees her patients after their procedure beaming with confidence.

Alicia Cragholm won $2. Ed Stokes won $5. Save the Greenbacks!

The meeting was adjourned at 1:30PM by Geoff.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Uppsala University in Sweden to host new Rotary Peace Center

The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees has selected Uppsala University  in Uppsala, Sweden, to host a new Rotary Center for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution. 

During their April meeting, the Trustees agreed to negotiate an agreement with Uppsala University to house the seventh Rotary Peace Center , which will join those in Asia, Australia, North America, South America, and the United Kingdom.

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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
5/5Speaker is Milt Panagotacos, coaching baseball.
Local & District Events
5/14Concert at the Res, 11-2pm
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.
05/01    Jay Lifson
05/28    Margaret Harbarth
05/31    Donald Anderson
05/4    Anna Stevenson
5/5Don Anderson
5/12Dan Baker
5/19Pete Barbounis

 Notes by Alicia Cragholm | Photos John Sherry