Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
May 5, 2011 | VOL 65 | ISSUE 40

President Geoff opened the meeting promptly at 12:00PM. Dan Baker filled in for Don Anderson as the Greeter and gave us a thought for the day. Dan then led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
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Guests of Rotarians were introduced by Alicia Craigholm, Dino Riggio  and Moe Levich.

Club announcements-
Alicia reminded us to be fully prepared for the Concert at the Rez in May 14, 2011. She asked us to get our raffle tickets sold and the money sent to Treasurer Greg Vaisnor. John Sherry asked us to put our names on the work schedule.
Jay Lifson told us about the ‘Trust In Education’ fundraiser on the evening of May 27, 2011. Jay put a flyer on the table and suggested we see him if we wanted more information. Moe Levich told us about the Summer Music Festival.  Ron Wake updated us on our Rotary Foundation and the importance of contributions.
As the day was Cinco De Mayo we had a Mexican theme. The inimitable and always high-spirited Alicia Craigholm led us in a Conga Line!
Fines and Happy Dollars included: Maurice Williams for his 37th anniversary.  Jess Wellen for appearing on television at his workplace.  Alicia Craigholm donated some Happy Dollars because she loves Rotarians. Dan Baker was happy and new garden spray protected his roses.

Today’s program was introduced by Mike Heller. He brought Milt Panagatacos to the podium with a warm Rotary greeting. Milt is a physical education teacher and baseball coach at Mt. Diablo High School in Concord. Milt told us his mother played professional baseball in the Fresno area during the Second World War. He is the youngest of four boys, all of whom slept in the same room. Milt learned to be a good athlete ‘pillow-fighting’ with his older brothers. He started out as a teacher, but was laid off during the oil embargo and recession of 1974. He became a San Francisco firefighter and stayed with the department until retirement. Milt’s first love is teaching and he considers himself very fortunate that he has been able to return to it.
Milt told us that sports and a very important part of a young person’s education and hopes the citizenry understands this in these difficult budget times.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Rotary and Aga Khan University announce strategic partnership

The Rotary Foundation Trustees have reached an agreement with Aga Khan University to form a strategic partnership under the Foundation's Future Vision Plan.

The private, nonsectarian university promotes human welfare and development through research, teaching, and community service. It is the second strategic partner under the Future Vision Plan. In mid-April, the Trustees reached an agreement with Oikocredit, a Netherlands-based cooperative financial institution that supports socially responsible investing. 

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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
5/12Steve Butler on economics      
5/19Kevin Miller, Mgr. BMW Collision Center talking about parts quality and competition in the market place
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 Tom Henry | Photos John Sherry