Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
October 13, 2011 | VOL 66 | ISSUE 15

Troy Feddersen opened the meeting today and Tom O’Sullivan was the greeter for the day.
Guests: Carl Anduri, Mayor City of Lafayette,
 Bonnie Peacock, Las Trampas, Guy Atwood, Save Our Roads Committee Chair

PRESENTATION:    The “Big-Ass Check” was presented to Bonnie Peacock of “Las Trampas” for $500 to go towards their recent renovation of their group home on Moraga Blvd. here in Lafayette.
Jay Lifson presented a check to the Lafayette Rotary Club from the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce for having more volunteers than the “Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Cllub at the “Lafayette Art & Wine Festival”.
Troy Fedderson presented a check to Mo Levitch, representing the “Rossmoor Big Band”, for their participation at our annual “Concert at the Res” event.

Mike heller:    Seeking more volunteers from the club to help the morning of the “Lafayette Reservoir Run”  on October 30th for the Pancake Breakfast starting from 6:00am or 6:30am.  Sign up sheet was passed around the room.
John Sherry:    “Rotary Day at the Races” on Saturday, November 19th at Golden Gate Fields.  Only (12) spaces are available so he encouraged those who would like to attend to sign up as soon as possible.
John Sherry:    Terry Ring has begun construction of the permanent stage at the Lafayette Reservoir with the layout completed and the piers to be drilled on this Friday.  He encouraged those who made money pledges towards the stage to please get their money into the club as the stage has not yet been fully funded.  Tom Courtright suggested members who pledged something could be reminded as to the amounts they said they would donate to the club for the stage.
Troy Fedderson:    Tonight, Oct. 13th is “Rotary Night” at Town Hall Theatre.  The show is sold out but Bill Eames offered up his two tickets he was unable to use.  For those members who said they would attend their tickets would be at the will-call line at the theater box office.
Troy Fedderson:    Russian Realtor Send-Off will take place at 5pm at #7 Sky Terrace in Danville.
Geoff Zimmerman:    Asked members to please update their information on the Club Roster being passed around so a revised one could be updated and distributed.
Geoff Zimmerman:    The annual “Rotary Holiday Luncheon” will take place on December 15th at the Lafayette Park Hotel 7 Spa.  Save the date as a sign up sheet will be passed around at a future meeting.
Mo Levitch:    Rossmoor Big Band Dance will take place at the Lafayette Veteran’s Memorial Building Friday, October 14th.  The doors will open at 7pm starting with free dance lessons  until the dance starts at 8pm.  The band will perform classic big band music until 10pm.  Tickets are $10 and sold at the door or at the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Office.
Jay Lifson:    Reminded those who are Lafayette Chamber Members to remember to vote for their choices running for the chamber’s board of director’s.    
Fines:    Andy Scheck & Mo Levitch
Troy Fedderson:    $? Confessed he had appeared in the most recent addition of the “Lamorinda Weekly” newspaper about his hobby of brewing beer.
Maurice Williams & Jim Jorgensen:    $5 ea. For talking during announcements.
Alan Mac:    $5 for his phone ringing during the meeting.
Bill Eames:    `$1 for telling a very bad joke.
Alan Mac:    $5 for throwing his lunch at Troy
Dan Baker:    $1 for talking during the meeting announcements.
Don Anderson:    $1 for disrupting the meeting.
Debbie Cooper:    $4 for announcing she’s expecting the birth of her fourth grandchild.
Anna Stevenson:    $6 for having a great time at the District Conference this past weekend with John Sherry & Alicia Craigholm. The beautiful flowers she purchased for her yard at Orchard Nursery.  Started planning for next year’s golf tournament beverage cart with Bill Eames.
Norma Evans:    $20 for her fantastic trip to Idaho with her family.
Terry Ring:    $2 Thankful the stage construction has begun.
Larry Blodgett:    $5 for Son Spencer being named Assistant Golf Coach for Acalanes HS. And  his daughter Olivia being Acalanes HS Varsity Cheer Captain leading her squad this coming Friday night’s Homecoming Football game against Alhambra HS.
Bob Shusta    $1    ????
John Sherry:    $1    For all the work Bob Shusta has done with our guests the Russian Realtors.
Mo Levitch:    $10    For his annual “Guys Trip” up to Mendocino Ca. Coast.
Troy Fedderson:    $50 to the Lafayette “Fix Our Roads” committee.
Speaker:    Mayor, Carl Anduri
Topic:    Up coming “Measure G” on this November ballot and the condition of Lafayette’s roads.
Due to a technological malfunction the Mayors powerpoint presentation was not working but he did hand out information about the state of the city’s roads, primarily neighborhood streets traveled primarily by homeowners.
Lafayette’s roads were primarily built during the period of building growth between 1960-1970 and therefore are in major repair or rebuilding.
Currently 25% of the city’s roads are in dire need of repair and will completely fail within four years.
Measure G is a parcel tax that will cost homeowners just $89 per building unit and will sunset in 10 years.  This will fund the repairs and rebuilds as needed and bring the roads up to standards.
Mayor Anduri encouraged everyone to vote yes on Measure G.
Raffle:    $25 was in the pot.
Chuck Vogel won the $2 bill
Mo Levitch picked a blue marble and won the $5.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Vocational Service Month promotes business integrity, professional development

Through the Avenue of Vocational Service, Rotarians contribute their professional expertise and skills to address societal problems and needs, promote high ethical standards in the workplace, support career planning and other vocational activities, and represent the dignity and value of their profession. Rotary Images/Alyce Henson

Carlos Früm, governor of District 6440 (Illinois, USA) and a member of the Rotary Club of Northbrook, teaches business principles and entrepreneurship to Maya high school students as part of his district’s ongoing service project in Guatemala.

"Vocational service gives Rotarians the opportunity to help others escape poverty and gain a measure of self-respect," Früm says. "As business and professional leaders, we have a duty to lead and encourage good ethics through vocation." 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
Kalyan Banerjee . . . . . RI President
Karl Diekman
. . . . . . . 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 of Arms
Alicia Cragholm
. . . . . . . . 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
10-20 Dave Dacus our D.G.
10-27 Dan Ashley, KGO News Anchor.
11-3 Larry Sly, CCC Food Bank.
Local & District Events
10-30-11  Reservoir Run & Pancake Feed.
Rotary International Events

10/18Troy Winkels   

10/13Tom Sullivan
10/20Tom Sullivan
10/27Mike Heller
11/3Mike Henn
11/10Tom Henry

 Notes by Larry Blodgett | Photos John Sherry