Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
Augus 12, 2010 | VOL 65 | ISSUE 7

President Geoff Zimmerman, presided
Troy Winkles greeted the Rotarians, visitors and guests. Club President, Geoff Zimmerman opened the meeting at 12:45PM and asked Troy for a thought for the day and to lead the club in The Pledge Of Allegiance.
President Geoff asked for the introduction of visitors and guests.

Visiting Rotarians:  Four visiting Rotarians were introduced.
Steven Babiak, Bentley School – the student our club selected to send to Camp Venture. Beri Kasper, District 5160 Camp Venture Director.
LoAnn Winkler, Facilitator and Teacher for Camp Venture; Instructor at Diablo Valley College.

Club Treasurer, Greg Vaisnor, announced that the dues and meals invoice has been sent to the members.
The aforementioned Troy Winkles updated us on the Wine & Golf Classic scheduled for Monday, October 4, 2010. Applications were at the tables. The event is looking for sponsors at several levels. Please look at the application and see how you can support the tournament.
Mike Heller made two announcements:(1) He needs members attend the potluck dinner at this home on August 29 to RSVP. (2)Hot August Nights are here again and our club will be selling BBQ at the event. Please plan to come down and help from 5:30PM at the Lafayette Civic Plaza.
Club Foundation Chairman, Ron Wake, accepted a check form the club for $400 on behalf of the Rotary Foundation.
John Sherry announced the multi-club Day at the Races scheduled for December. He is keeping a sign-up sheet for interested Rotarians.
Bill Eames donated some Happy Dollars on Jack Hansen being elevated to Honorary Member status. Bill joined the Rotary Club of Lafayette in 1964 and is now the longest serving active member of our club.

Our speaker today was Steven Babiak, who is a senior at Bentley School.[Your scribe today is a graduate of Bentley School]. Steve presented a program about his experience at Camp Venture. The camp is an 'entrepreneurship camp' designed to give young people a chance make a business plan that is realistic. Steve created 'Imperial Cinema'. This comp-any would build a multi-use theater in San  Ramon that would be like a dinner-theater, It would have bar service and hors d'oeuvre on Friday and Saturday nights to attract adults. It would be a family theater from Sunday through Thursday. One goal is to have employees to do an hour of community service(with pay).  Steve set up his company to be financed by a Rotary Foundation grant and an SBA loan. He believes the demographics suppor the business and he will pay back the loans in 2 1/2 years. Our club was quite impressed by this youthful tycoon.

President Geoff adjourned the meeting at 1:30PM

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Tanaka is choice for 2012-13 RI president

Sakuji Tanaka, a member of the Rotary Club of Yashio, Saitama, Japan, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2012-13. Rotary Images 

Sakuji Tanaka, a member of the Rotary Club of Yashio, Saitama, Japan, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2012-13. Tanaka will become the president-nominee on 1 October if there are no challenging candidates.

Tanaka said he would like to see Rotary "continue its vital work as the force to improve our communities."

To do this work, Rotary needs active, involved clubs, he added. "We are fortunate to have our revised RI Strategic Plan to help build strong clubs that are vibrant, action-oriented, and relevant in the changing world."

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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
Aug 19Troy Fedderson - Beer judging
Aug 26Tom Henry Africa trip presentation
Local & District Events

Rotary International Events

08/26 Mike Henn
08/01 Larry Blodgett
08/08Barry Toomajian
08/12Mary Claire
08/14Alan Mac
08/14Ed Stokes
08/15 Troy Feddersen
08/17Troy Winkles
08/19 Jay Lifson
08/20Bob Shusta
08/23Daniel Baker
8/19Daniel Barnes
8/26Polly Bernson
9/2Ray Bland
 Notes by Tom Henry | Photos by John Sherry