Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
September 23, 2010 | VOL 65 | ISSUE 13

Troy Fedderson called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m.
There were no visiting Rotarians.
Guests were Pete Baarbounis had his daughter Lauren and grandson Vincent who was the star of the meeting.  Also Gary Yancey, former District Attorney for Contra Costa County and Lafayette Police Chief, Mike Hubbard were in attendance.

OCTOBERFEST, Friday, October 8th 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 provides money to our club.

GOLF TOURNAMENT October 4th, SELL RAFFLE TICKETS!  Contact Chuck Vogel if you need more.  More door prizes are needed.
FOOTBALL THEME SEPTEMBER 30TH Prizes for the “best outfit”.  So show us your colors!


ART AND WINE FESTIVAL: Jay Lifson reported that it was one of the most attended and profitable event yet.  He thanked all Rotarians for their help.

Dan Baker for grandson Trent’s being a Merit Scholar and for his athletic achievements.
Jesse Wellen for no rain and his car wash features new services.
Terry Ring for Happy Anniversary and asking for letters to UC to keep the soccer program as a varsity sport.
Maurice Williams’ son being promoted to Fire Department Captain.
Many Happy Dollars for Larry Blodgett for his son moving out of the house and going to school at UC Davis.
Bob Schusta for reading Warren Rupf’s early resume.
Mike Heller was fined for his attire at the Art and Wine Festival.
Mo  fined himself.

Program topic was career in law enforcement with Warren Rupf, Sheriff Contra Costa County.  Warren talked about his experiences being in the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department for 45 years.  How he started out with a $575.00 a month job and ended up administering a multi million dollar budget. 

When he started out LBJ was President of the United States and there were only 500,000 living in Contra Costa County.  Warren was trained in an academy.  He talked about growth in the county in Oakley, San Ramon and how they were just fields at that time and Hercules wasn’t even there yet.  In 1971 he became a Sargent in charge of Homicide Squad Investigations.  He held many serious investigations at Petars in Lafayette as there was no other place to conduct them..

He then became a Lieutenant of Patrol.  He commented on how patrol cars have changed over the years.  When he started out they had just a few cars.  He then became a Captain and his experiences changed in Administration.  He found that he had to change his ways of dealing with women officers to keep them from crying. 

Rainey was elected Sheriff and Rainey appointed Warren as his Assistant Sheriff in 1991.  Gradually funds and personnel improved.  It is now with a multi million dollar budget which 85% goes to personnel requirements. 

He pointed out that equipment has improved and is complicated.   When he first started out, they just had a pistol and a baton.  Now there is all kinds of equipment on the officers belts.   Personnel is different.  When he first got in the Sheriff’s office most of the men were former military men from World War II, now the people are career patrolmen out of the workforce.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Your Voice, Your Solution for deciding on a community project

To help curb vandalism during Halloween, police asked the Rotary Club of Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada, to organize a party for area youth.

The project was a success. Prizes were announced every hour, with the caveat that attendees had to be present to claim them. Police reported minimal vandalism over the Halloween weekend.

Meanwhile, Rotarians in Port Macquarie, Australia, completed a community needs assessment before establishing a public station where elderly and disabled people could recharge their mobility vehicles.

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
10/07Brandt Andersson
10/14Mark Rogers - Pet Photographer
10/21DG Karl's visit
10/28Budd Mackenzie
Local & District Events

Rotary International Events

10/18 Troy Winkles
10/7Tom Courtright
10/14Larry Duson
10/21Bill Eames
 Notes by Tom Henry | Photos by Chuck Vogel