Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
January 5, 2012 | VOL 66 | ISSUE 25

President Troy Fedderson open the meeting promptly at 12:30PM.
He welcomed Bob Shusta back to the club meeting after foot
surgery.Because we did not have a greeter, He opened the meeting by
leading the club singing Happy Birthday to Alicia Cragholm.
He called for visiting Rotarian's and Ron Light DDS of the Concord club and David Englehart of the Orinda club were introduced. He then called for guests
of Rotarians and Buddy Brodwin DMD was introduced as a guest of Jay
Lifson. Buddy and Jay have known each other for over 45 years.




Announcements: 
Announcements were made by several Rotarians. Tom Sullivan advised
us of the upcoming Intercity Meeting, of which he is the Lafayette Club
Chair. The gathering will be on February 8, 2012 at Rossmoor. We will be
in the Fireside Room of the Gateway Clubhouse, and will start at 11:30AM.
Debbie Cooper updated us on the Rotary Golf Classic. It will be on June
11, 2012 at Boundary Oaks Golf Club in Walnut Creek.
Sergeant-at-Arms, Alicia Cragholm, took the floor to collect fines and
Happy Dollars. Bill Eames made a donation for his new granddaughter.
Maurice Willliams gave some Happy Dollars in news his son is getting
married. John Sherry offered some Happy Dollars for the wonderful
wrapping party he gave for residents of The Shelter in Martinez. Ed Stokes
had Happy Dollars because St. Mary’s College is playing the University
of San Diego ia a men’s basketball game. John Sherry paid some Happy
Dollars to meet a bet with Bob shusta, that he could not return to a meeting
this soon after surgery. Don Anderson also donated for Bob’s return.
Program
Today's program were two self-introductions by Rotarians. Tom O'Sullivan informed us he grew up in San Bruno and graduated from Serra High School. He attended UC Davis. He graduated from San Jose State University and earned his MBA at Notre Dame de Namur University. He has two sons and daughter. He is a CPA. He worked for many years as a financial manager for law firms. Now, he
is in general practice as a CPA. Tom is a board member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Jay Lifson also gave a self-introduction. Jay is the Marquis Business
Person of the Year. He gave us a slide presentation of the famous
and infamous recipients of this honor. Jay told us hoe he started in the
restaurant business while still a student at Beverly Hills High School. He
began as a dishwasher and busboy at Ah Fong’s Chinese Restaurant. He
moved on to Big Boy for burgers and then a bread truck-salesman for the
Helm’s Bakery. The Helm’s family are the founding family of the Helm’s
Sports Hall of Fame. Jay has been the Executive Director of the Lafayette
Chamber of Commerce foe several years. Jay will be honored on January
20, 2012. Reervation forms are available at our meetings.
person in the world.


Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Seven ways to get more out of Rotary in 2012

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A teacher prepares a lesson for first graders at École Ste.-Famille in Les Cayes, Haiti. The school was rebuilt with support from a Rotary Foundation donor advised fund after the 2010 earthquake. Resolve to support the Foundation's work in the six areas of focus in 2012. Rotary Images/Alyce Henson

Try something different in 2012 to attract new members and keep existing ones. Here are a few ideas to help you do more with Rotary in the new year.

Be part of Rotary's efforts to End Polio Now

Consider planning a fundraiser for polio eradication, or having your club or district light up a landmark as part of Rotary’s anniversary celebration on 23 February. Rotarians have made great progress in the push to end the disease, but the job isn’t finished yet. As little as US$0.60 can help immunize a child against the incurable disease. Contribute to PolioPlus, and learn more about Rotary's eradication efforts.

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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?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Officers & Directors
Kalyan Banerjee . . . . . RI President
Dave Dacus . . . . . . . Dist 5160 Governor
Troy Feddersen. . . . . . President
Geoff Zimmerman. .Past President, Club Service
Chuck Vogel. . . . . President Elect
Bob Shusta . . . . . . . . Secretary
Greg Vaisnor . . . . . . . Treasurer
Chuck Vogel . . . . . . Membership Chair
Maurice Williams
. . . . . . . Community Service
Terry Ring
. . . . . . . International Service
Erin McCoin 
. . . . . . . Vocational Service
Andy Scheck
. . . . . . . Sergeant at Arms
Alicia Cragholm
. . . . . . . . Sergeant at 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:
http://rotary5160.org/clubs/where-clubs-meet/
Upcoming Speakers
1-12- Gayle Uilkema – Supervisor Contra Costa County    
1-19- Pam Striplen, Gold Coast Chamber Players
1-26- Mayor Carol Federighi
2-2- Brendan – Cook Natural Products
2-9- DARK –
2-16 – Denis Ring, Bode Intl.
2-23 – Fred Brill 
Local & District Events
Rotary International Events

Birthdays
1/1
1/2
1/3
Clarkson, Jack    
Moulthrop, Bud
Henry, Tom
Anniversaries
Greeters
1/5Bud Moulthrop
1/12Allen Mac
1/19Dino Riggio
1/26Terry Ring

 Notes by Tom Henry | Photos John Sherry