Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
July 8, 2010 | VOL 65 | ISSUE 2

New President Geoff Zimmerman opened the meeting and Chuck Vogel provided thought for the day

Visiting Rotarians:
Tom Madden Farmer’s Insurance guest of Pete

Board Meeting next Tuesday
August 1 Rotary night at the Sacramento Rivercats
August 3 National Night out in conjunction with The Chamber of Commerce and Lafayette Police
Rock the Plaza sign up, dates are August 13, 20, 27
Blue badges were presented to Pete Barbounis, Erin McCoin, Terry Ring  and Maurice Williams
Jess Wellen announced some international fund projects: Schools in Afghanistan with Budd McKenzie, African projects with Mike Barrington

Maurice Williams for not arriving on time to be greeter
Jess Wellen $50 for his birthday on the 19th

Happy $
1.       Don Anderson for resting at Lake Almanor
2.       Bob Shusta gave not happy $ for putting unleaded gas in his diesel tank
3.       Maurice gave $5 for Bob’s gas
4.       Geoff Zimmerman for the article and picture in the Lamorinda Weekly
5.       Chuck Vogel for his granddaughter’s successful knee surgery
6.       Maurice Williams for Bob Shusta’s email to the club
7.       Pete Barbounis  for his Cpap machine and all night sleep and for his daughter’s surgery and
          readiness for her soccer season
8.       Larry Blodgett for Geoff typing email at 2am
9.       Larry Blodgett for his truck that was in the Orinda parade and for his wife and daughter riding with him
10.   Andy for the Moraga Commons fireworks on the 4th and the 2 pictures that actually turned out for him
Tom Madden – Mind Theory
1.       The “mind” is separate from the “brain”. There are two brains the reptilian brain (primitive) and the thinking brain.
2.       The cerebral cortex allows humans to separate from the other animals and think in the abstract.
3.       There are 4 key levels to the mind: Conscious, Analytical, Subconscious and Instinctive
4.       The conscious mind protects us from emotional harm
5.       The subconscious mind is the warehouse for storage of prior experiences
6.       The analytical mind is the filter and it filters information from the outside, most information is filtered to the negative
7.       Human behavior prefers negative knowns vs. unknown even though we know they are negative
8.       We as individuals believe that our feelings and thoughts are 100% right. To allow for communication we need to understand that others also believe that they are 100% right and that their 100% is different than our own.
9.       The key to mind theory is understand the 2 types of terms, concrete terms and relative terms, the conversion of the relative terms to the concrete terms is the key for effective communication
10.   Two words to listen for in a conversation that are key to understanding mindset of others:
1.       The word not in a in a question makes it a statement and no longer a question
2.       The word but, a comparative used to make a point that eliminates everything prior to the but, “You did a great job, but…”
3.       When you hear these things, start asking questions and take control of the conversation

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Foundation alumni to gather in Cape Town

By Peter Schmidtke 
Rotary International News -- 8 July 2010  

RI President and former Ambassadorial Scholar Ray Klinginsmith. Rotary Images/Alyce Henson

Former Ambassadorial Scholars who studied at the University of Cape Town and graduates of the university who spent their Rotary scholarship year abroad will be able to meet one another and reconnect with The Rotary Foundation during Ray’s Rotary Reunions in South Africa, 3-5 February in Cape Town.

The first of the three reunions will feature addresses by RI President Ray Klinginsmith and the university’s vice chancellor, as well as social events and campus tours.

“We have had over 41,000 former Ambassadorial Scholars worldwide, and we have lost track of many of them,” says Klinginsmith, who proposed the reunions. “This is an experiment, and if it works well, it will become a model for other universities in other countries.”

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

Local & District Events

Rotary International Events
2010 RI Convention, Montreal, Canada
07/01 Daniel    Baker
07/03 Polly    Bernson
07/03 Andreas    Scheck
07/04 Chuck    Vogel 
07/08 Robert    Aguilar 
07/19 Jesse    Wellen
07/26 John    Hansen
07/04 Tom    Courtright
07/07 Warren    Rupf
07/16 Chuck    Vogel
07/21 Bud    Moulthrop
7/01Jesse Wellen
7/08Maurice Willimans
7/15Troy Winkles
7/22Don Anderson
7/29Daniel Baker
 Notes by Erin McCoin | Photos by John Sherry