Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
September 2, 2010 | VOL 65 | ISSUE 10

President  Geoff Zimmerman  opened the meeting and Jay Lifson  provided the thought for the day.
Visiting Rotarians: Kurt Teichmann, Bill Spalding
Guests: Bob Wright, Alicia Cragholm, Mark Clarkson

Polly- Golf Tournament update.  Still looking for signups to help day of the event. Looking to get more items for Silent Auction and also for small raffle prizes. 
John Sherry has list of volunteers and jobs for Golf Tournament.  He will email it out.  If anything needs to be changed please let him know by Sept 8th

Jay L- Rock the Plaza was well attended for 3 concerts. Thanked the Rotary for help.  Geoff gave dollar figures for sale of food.  We netted $1328.53.  Special thanks to Mike Heller and John Sherry
Jay L – Lafayette Art and Wine is on and has the signup sheet for volunteers

Town Hall Theatre has a Stop the Leak Fund Raiser.  Any dollars donated will be matched by an anonymous donor up to $10,000

Geoff – Spoke about speaker surveys.  Will send survey out for Sept also.  We received a nice Thank You from the Boys and Girls Club

Kurt Teichmann – announced the Oakland Food and Wine Festival on Sept 19th.  Tickets are $75 each or $140 per couple.  Includes all food and wine.  Money is to support Books for Kids

Mike Henn – Asking for volunteers for the upcoming election to work the polls.  Last time we made over $300 for the club.

Don Anderson – Thanked us for supporting by bringing in school supplies.  Also collected $152 in cash to purchase more supplies
Troy F – Asked for committee volunteers for the Membership Committee

John Sherry- Birthday
Don Anderson – Anniversary, 22 years
Jay L Anniversary 26 years
Alan M Anniversary 27 years
Happy $$$$/ Fines /Etc
Andy $5 for bringing US Flag late and Happy to celebrate his US Citizenship next Week
Bob Shusta happy $ for anniversary and going to SF.  Fine for forgetting he had to pick up John Sherry at the airport
Bud paid $5 for something
Tom C happy $ for winning on poker machine in Vegas.  Got a Royal Flush.  I will keep amount private in case IRS is watching.
Larry B – Happy $ for great turnout at his Chamber Mixer last week
Maurice happy $ for being happy to see Larry D and Andy at meeting.
Jack C happy $ for Sept 2nd 1945 when the Japanese Surrender WW II
Allan M – Happy $ for Seeing Terry Ring at his house
Geoff fined himself $15 for missing golf meeting and $5 for not announcing Ron Wake name as a helper at Rock the Plaza

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Rotary clubs remain committed to Katrina recovery effort

Humanitarian group’s international convention in New Orleans, delayed four years by the storm, will pump millions into the local economy in May 2011

NEW ORLEANS (Aug. 26, 2010) – Five years ago, the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina made it impossible for New Orleans to host the Rotary International convention as planned in June 2007.

But even as they coped with their own personal and professional losses and pitched in to rebuild their communities, New Orleans area Rotary club members remained determined that the humanitarian organization’s most important annual meeting would return when the city was ready. Their dream will be realized May 21-25, 2011, when more than 17,000 Rotary members from around the world will convene in the Crescent City for the first time in 35 years, injecting a much needed infusion of at least $20 million into the local economy.

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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
09/09Jeff Weiss, CAL Trans Public. Information Officer, Caldecott 4th. bore.
09/16Diana Brown, SOAR for youth
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
9/9Larry Blodgett
9/16Jack Clarkson

 Notes by Pete Barbounis | Photos by Chuck Vogel