Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
September 9, 2010 | VOL 65 | ISSUE 11

President  Geoff  Zimmerman opened the meeting and Greeter was Larry Blodget and he provided thought for the day
Visiting Rotarians:  None                              
Guests: Alicia Cragholm and Jeff Weiss (speaker)

1)    Geoff : Alicia C will be joining our club.
2)    Geoff : Received Nice Thank You notes from Contra Costa Food Bank and Meals on Wheels
3)    Troy W: Golf Tournament update: We really need silent auction items and small prizes for the raffle.  Tickets to games, shows, wine etc.  Please sign up to help if you haven’t already.
4)    Geoff: District Governor will be speaking.
District Conference is Nov 4th in Sacramento.  Sign up to go and join Geoff at conference
5)    We have a challenge for the Lafayette Art and Wine Sept 18th and 19th.  $100 goes to club with most volunteers.
6)    Welcome back Bob Aquilar
7)    Geoff asked a Trivia question and Pete B got the right answer on what one of the clubs goals was.  He got a bottle of wine.
1)    Larry B announced that Andy was missing today as he was taking his Oath for US Citizenship.   Let’s have a party.  Be sure to congratulate Andy next week.
2) Budd announced that Ron Wake has won the Divisional Championship for his race car in the Formula V Division.  Ron then gave us an explanation to what Formula V is.  Started racing 30 years ago helping out one of his patients.  Cars are modified 1961 to 1965 VW Bugs.  Engines are modified and put on the small frames.  Body of VW is thrown out. Cars have approx 60 HP with average speed of 65 to 100 mph.  Total weight about 1000 pounds with the driver.
Fines/Happy Dollars:
1)    Fines for no pin Pete/Larry and Polly
2)    Anniversary for Bob Aquilar 53 years
3)    Dick Holt Birthday 32 years old (plus 40 = 72)
4)    Larry B sad $$ for Davis lost to Cal
Speaker: Jeff Weiss Cal Trans public info officer
Program: Caldecott Improvement Project 
Spoke about the construction of the 4th Bore for the Tunnel.  Also part of project was Kay Street improvement adding a Traffic Light and a new ramp for Hwy 13.
Originally was known as Kennedy Tunnel.  The planning for it started in 1870 and was finally built in 1903.  This Tunnel is still there but fenced off to keep out teens.
Bores 1 and 2 of the Caldecott were open in 1937
Third bore built in 1960
Fourth Bore will handle non-commute traffic.  There will be two tunnels open in each direction at all times.  Cannot use 3 tunnels at one time due to limits of the freeway merges beyond the tunnels.  This bore will be 2/3 mile long and 43 ft wide and will have a shoulder.  There will also be emergency walkways and pathways to the 3rd bore.  Sound walls will be installed. Tutor Saliba was low bidder.   Funding came from Federal/ State/regional and local sources.  Bore will be built without blasting if possible using a machine called a Road Header to drill through the mountain.  Tunnel is supported with steel frame and then sprayed with Shot-Crete.  A waterproof liner will be installed to prevent leaks onto roadway.  A concrete batch plant will be onsite during construction.  The tunnel is scheduled for completion in late 2013 or early 2014     Please go to for more information.
Raffle winners: Bob A $2, Budd  $5

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Providing safe drinking water

The Rotary Club of Summerland, British Columbia, Canada, has been helping villagers in the Nakuru district of Kenya gain access to safe drinking water for years.

Since 2002, the Summerland club, with help from the Rotary Club of Nakuru and other Kenyan clubs, has funded the construction of more than 2,500 rainwater harvesting tanks, improving the daily lives of women in the area and allowing them to provide cleaner water to their families.

Rotary Community Corps help distribute the tanks, which are produced locally and store 2,600 gallons of water, enough for a family of 10. The project also has received support from District 1580 (The Netherlands), along with more than US$315,000 through a Health, Hunger and Humanity Grant and Matching Grants from The Rotary Foundation.

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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
09/16Diana Brown, SOAR for youth
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
9/9Larry Blodgett
9/16Jack Clarkson
9/23Lisa Cohen
9/30Debbie Cooper
10/7Tom Courtright

 Notes by Pete Barbounis | Photos by Chuck Vogel