Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
September 16, 2010 | VOL 65 | ISSUE 12

Food service was late, but good, causing a slight delay for President Geoff Zimmerman to start the meeting
There were no visiting Rotarians.
The only guest was Diana Brown [guest speaker].

ANDY Scheck, a new US citizen gave the thought for the day and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

ART & WINE festival will likely be history when this is received but Jay thanked all who would be supporting the event.

OCTOBERFEST Friday October 8 at the Shustas’. Beer and brats will be provided but feel free to bring your favorite beverage and any other nibbles.

POLLWORKERS Mike Henn asked for folks to help at the polls this November. This also provided $$$$ to our club.

GOLF TOURNAMENT sell raffle tickets! Contact Chuck Vogel if you need more.

HONARY PAUL HARRIS award will be presented to Bud McKenzie when we are visited by our district governor on October 21st.

FOOTBALL THEME SEPTEMBER 30TH Prizes for the “best outfit”. So show us your colors!

Dan Baker for grandson Trent’s quest for Merit Scholar. Dan also asked for Rotary to request the Acalanes coaches to consider a more Arial approach to the game.

Tom Henry for now knowing what affordable housing is all about?

Mike Henn for grits licking?

Larry Dusan for enjoyable time in Paris with his lady. Where is the beret?

Jay Lifson for the Arts & Wine Festival.

Mo and Gregg for Andy’s US citizenship.


Diana Brown spoke about SOAR for Youth. [SOAR – support. Opportunities and rapport] Diana was an IT professional. Two years ago she founded SOAR, with help from former colleagues, to provide encouragement to foster children to achieve higher education. There are a half million children in foster care in the US and 100,000 in California. Only half graduate high school and 3% college. About a third of Nation’s homeless are former foster youth.

The primary purpose of SOAR is to help foster youth pursue post-secondary education and become independent and productive members of society. This is a three year program with annual one-week summer camps [winter reunions]. Applicants are 12-13 years old with academic capability. Camp 1 Prepare-,  Camp 2 Learn-, Camp 3 Time- TO SOAR.

There are many opportunities for support of this program

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Historic Moments: Rotary in New Orleans

The history of Rotary in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, can be traced back to an early visit by a Chicago Rotarian to one of the city's insurance representatives.

Charles A. Newton, then of the Rotary Club of Chicago, visited William J. Bovard, a New Orleans resident working in the insurance field. Impressed by Newton’s account of Rotary in Chicago, Bovard proposed the idea of launching a Rotary club in New Orleans to several friends. On 23 February 1910, the club’s 26 charter members met and adopted a constitution and bylaws.

Three days later, Bovard shared the good news with Newton, writing that “it is the desire and sense of this Club to become a member of the National Organization.” Newton forwarded the letter to Paul Harris, who responded, “Perhaps it will not surprise you if I inform you that New Orleans has been the one point of all others, which I have wanted to see brought into the fold.”

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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
09/23Speaker is Sheriff Warren Rupf, Career in Law Enforcement.
Local & District Events

Rotary International Events

08/26 Mike Henn
09/04John Sherry    
09/04Terry Camp
09/11Dick Holt
09/23Bob Ewen
08/15 Troy Feddersen
08/17Troy Winkles
08/19 Jay Lifson
08/20Bob Shusta
08/23Daniel Baker
09/02Sandi Mitchell
09/07Robert Aguilar  
09/07Terry Camp
09/10Donald Anderson
09/10Milton Bruzzone
09/15Bob Ewen
09/22Erin McCoin
09/27William Whitten
9/23Lisa Cohen
9/30Debbie Cooper
10/7Tom Courtright

 Notes by Chuck Vogel | Photos by Chuck Vogel