Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
April 7, 2011 | VOL 65 | ISSUE 36

President Elect Troy Feddersen welcomed everyone.
Ron Wake [while tardy but was able to greet everyone] was Greeter and gave several “dental” thoughts for the day and led the pledge or allegiance.
Visit Rotarian Dave Engelhard-Orinda and John Fazel-Sunrise
Guests: Norma Evans [fourth visit] and she will become a new member. Pam Maloney, her first visit and she plans on being back on 14th. Pam will be gone for several weeks on an interesting trip but express interest in becoming a member upon her return in late May.
John Fazel introduced Alex Choy an accomplished 17 year old artist. They showed us one of Alex’s paintings that is being auctioned for Japan earthquake relief funds.
              



Club announcements-
Mike Heller said the date for our preparing dinner at Shelter Inc. has been changed to Sunday June 5.
John Sherry- Debunking will be June 12 at Roya’s Garlic Garden. We will have exclusive use of the restaurant.
Bob Shusta told us Concert at the Res plans are going well and asked all to sign up for the event or indicate that they will be absent from the area on May 14th. He asked for Van owners help ferry folks.
Ron Wake said that money can be given to the Rotary Foundation for Japan Earthquake relief.
DISTRICT CONFERRENCE APRIL 16 was mentioned by Troy F.
A very thin Alan Mac gracefully gave [via Jay L.] $54.00 for his birthday. Alan needs to show-up more often to thicken-up!

HAPPY DOLLARS $$$$$$ & fines
Bob Shusta experienced a loud noise causing him to take his vehicle to the Toyota garage to determine the cause. After spending 1 ½ hours it turned out to be a megaphone in a box! Bob said it cost him $49.95. Toyota has fantastic rates!
Tom Courtright was shocked back to a regular heart beat so he was very happy.
Maurice Williams for Son’s birthday and having two others graduating!
Bill Eames found $20.00 on the floor and donated it to the Rotary Foundation.
Mo ask John S. “where is your past president badge?” Gave John a $5 fine.
Debbie Cooper was happy to have her abode back to normal after suffering a flood January 6th.
Bob Aguilar sold raffle tickets at Diablo Foods and said some folks just gave him money and did not want the tickets. We do not know what Bob’s technique is.
Larry Blodgett gave us an admonition to be on the lookout for his daughter turned 16 and now driving.
Look for BLODGETT plates. They are also off to Disneyland.
Troy Feddersen’s son competed in a Science Foundation event and was awarded a $500.00 prize for study of a more effective cancer treatment by use on irradiated metals.
There was other H$. Please forgive the lack of acknowledgement. [More confusion]

The Speaker- fellow member Daniel Barnes described Fantasy Baseball and how it is played. It was originally named rotisserie sports. You are limited to a salary cap and total expendable funds to select the players for their imaginary teams.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Rotary and Oikocredit launch strategic partnership

The Rotary Foundation Trustees have reached an agreement with Oikocredit International, a Netherlands-based cooperative financial institution that promotes socially responsible investing, to form the first strategic partnership under the Foundation’s Future Vision Plan.   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?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
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:
http://rotary5160.org/clubs/where-clubs-meet/
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.
6/26-
6-30
Camp Venture, Maritime facility, Beri Kasper.
Rotary International Events
5/21-
5/25
R.I. Convention New Orleans, LA.
Birthdays
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
Anniversaries
04/19    Geoff    Zimmerman
Greeters
4/21Maurice Williams
4/28Bob Aguilar

 Notes by Chuck Vogel | Photos John Sherry