Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
November 3, 2011 | VOL 66 | ISSUE 18

President Troy Feddersen opened the meeting today.
Mike Henn gave the thought for the day.
Guests: Joining us for today’s meeting were visiting Rotarians Larry Sly from Concord, Dennis Garrison from San Ramon, Lad Lynch from Moraga and Ron Light from Concord.
Also joining us were guests Kevin Healy,  volunteer for the Res Run, Paul Cranz of Meals on Wheels who was the recipient of a “Big Ass” Check for $500. 

Announcements:   Res Run: Mike Heller debriefed us on last Sunday’s Res Run Pancake Breakfast and was thanked for his great efforts at heading it up and making it work. He reported that there was a record revenue this year. Jay Lifson and all those who participated  were also thanked for their work.
Oakwood and Orchard Nursery were thanked for their work on the Reservoir Run.

Terry Ring and others commented on the favorable progress of the Lafayette Reservoir Rotary stage. He anticipated that construction will be done by Thanksgiving.

Bud Moulthrop reported that the raffle prize canoe had been won by members of the morning Rotary Club, but will have a new home in Oregon.

Fines and recognition: 
Dick Holt reported that he had celebrated his 50th  wedding anniversary and had celebrated with a Hawaii vacation. Ron Wake also reported a Hawaii vacation. Mike Heller reported that he saw Bill Eames pushing a shopping cart through town and that Larry Duson had a new job. Bob Aguilar wondered if Mike had a job himself.

Today’s Speaker:
Our guest speaker today was Larry Sly from the Food Bank and the Concord Club. He described the long and difficult history of the Food Bank to get as big and successful as it has become. He began with Food Bank when Gerald Ford  was president and they had 2 employees. Now there are 52 employees. They now feed 132,000 a month and 14 million pounds of food were distributed last year. He thanked Bill Eames for his work with the Food Bank where Bill is both a board member and a real hands-on volunteer. Way to go, Bill.  Larry told us of how there is now competition for old food with stores that buy it to resell to the public. The Food Bank works with farmers to get produce that isn’t pretty enough for the public. With the ongoing recession the need for food is growing and they need to rely more on fund raising.

Today’s raffle was for $55.  Bob Aguilar was our $2 winner and ? won  $5

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Rotary celebrates World Interact Week

RotaryRotarian P. Madheswaran installs Interactor M. Saravanan as president of the Interact Club of  Government Deaf School, Tamil Nadu, India, during a charter ceremony in August. Photo courtesy of The Rotary Club of Bhavani Koodal

During World Interact Week, 31 October-6 November, Interactors and Rotarians worldwide commemorate the charter of the first Interact club in 1962.  

To mark this occasion Interact clubs are encouraged to participate in joint projects with their sponsor clubs. Rotarians can celebrate by including Interactors in their weekly meetings, or inviting an Interactor as a guest speaker.    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
11-10 Gary Smith, Amenhokit
11-17 Rod Santos, Wine Thieves
Local & District Events
Rotary International Events

Gregory Vaisnor
Ed Stokes
Steve Falk
Charlie Vitale
Erin McCoin
Dick    Holt
Steve    Falk
Mike    Henn
11/10Tom Henry
11/17Dick Holt
12/1Mo Levich

 Notes by Mike Henn | Photos none