Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
March 8, 2012 | VOL 66 | ISSUE 32

President Troy Feddersen opened the meeting today.
Dr. Steve Wolfe, guest and speaker, Laf. residen, Rotarian?
"hayes", visiting rotarian laf. sunrise club, hometeam leader that maintains homes of elderly folks and can be reached at

terry ring -ski trip has 7 people going and will leave tenatively at 5:00am to beat sacto rush hour.
maurice williams- regarding easter egg candy scramble , volunteers to meet at chamber office at 9:30am sat. 4/7. event at plaza will begin at 10:00am with gymnastic demo(15 min.s), mats will be cleared and event will start.
bob shusta- concert at res prep and meetings going well, raffle tickets given out by debbie cooper: booklets of 10 per member can be
sold or bought for $5
troy feddersen- speaker at 3/15 rotary mtg will be larry blodgett's daughter who will demo irish dancing along with presentation of irish culture as prelude to st. patty's day.
john sherry- expecting 8 puppies to fit his dog "olivia's" eight faucets.
mike henn - asked for polling place volunteers and already has 6 signed up for june vote
troy- poker tourney 4/28 at 11am-5pm
mike heller- reminded us of citizen of year award at laf. hotel on 3/23 friday.
troy- gave chuck vogel get well card for his wife,mary, who is ill and in hospital after colon resection. she sent a thank you note to the rotary for the lovely orchid that she said brightened her day.
troy-board mtg coming up. come one come all.

recognitions ,fines, happy dollars
mike heller- returned from an exciting trip to puerta vallarta. he'd noticed the night before the trip that he and his wife's passports were expired but since he could print boarding passes he figured "what the hell". not the best idea since on arrival in mexico they were held up for 3 hrs at the airport. mike suggestted they just pay a fine of $100 to make it right, which pleased the authorities and they were on their way. they got temp. passports for the return trip. mike sported a fine cap with a head of blond hair. thats what too much tequila will do to you. fine of $10 + $1 for temp passports

jess wellen was already there in p.v. and wondered why mike heller was 3 hrs late. he thought his nieces and nephews were crazy loud and rambunctious until mike arrived and showed them all up.

ed stokes- the smc gaels won their basketball game in overtime and now its off to the big dance for them. $1

terry ring-chimed in that cal rugby won in a very exciting last minute 3 point kick.$5 happy $'s

maurice williams- father's 90th birthday party was a smash with firemen to put out the fire if the cake exploded with all the candles. $2 happy $'s

larry blodgett- had leapfrog plumbers put in the kitchen faucet he'd won from maurice except it didn't work and required endless trips to gen'l plumbing to correct the problem. oops! $2

anna stevenson- thanked larry for the beautiful carpet she got from blodgetts carpet and paid a happy dollar for her guest "hayes"

bill ames gave his professional advice for the commom cold: wine, whiskey and honey, honey.

speaker; Dr. steve wolf retired surgeon was intro'd by bill ames and discussed Rotacare Free Clinic of concord with a power point presentation.this program began 23 years agoto serve the underprivledged and uninsured of our communities thruout the sf bay area(11 clinics), the seattle, wash. area(3), and one back east. Dr. Wolf spearheaded the 2009 founding of the Concord CA clinic which serves the area 2 nights/week and has a mobile clinic as well that is soon to be replaced with an updated version. one of the evening clinics serves 25-30 pts and the other night functions as a women's health service providing social workers for counseling of all pts. the clinic is run by one paid administrator, all the rest being volunteers including docs, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers and pharmacists. John Muir Hospital is a major sponsor providing discounted medical tests and the mobile clinic vehicle.
the budget for the rotacare program is $100,000 and they have treated over 3000 pts since sept 2009.DR. wolf stated that both rotary and community volunteers are needed for the board and in the clinics.

raffle: tom o'sullivan won $2 , tom henry? won $5 but failed to win the jackpot of $55.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

India is no longer polio endemic

By Dan Nixon 
Rotary International News -- 8 March 2012 

The All India End Polio Now Road Show, organized by District 3201 (parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu), inspired support for polio eradication in India, Nepal, and Bhutan in late 2011 and early 2012. Photo courtesy of District 3201

The World Health Organization has officially removed India from the list of polio-endemic countries. Ghulam Nabi Azad, India's minister of Health and Family Welfare, made the announcement at the Polio Summit 2012 in New Delhi on 25 February. Azad said that he had been informed of WHO’s action by its director-general, Dr. Margaret Chan.

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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
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:
Upcoming Speakers

3-15 Olivia Blodgett on Staint Patrick's Day Celebration

3-22 Phil Lee on Medicare

3-29 Dennis Erokan on Get Famos

Local & District Events
3-16/17 REDI VI Conf. Rotatian Emergency Disaster Initiative, Doubletree by Hilton Berkeley
5/12 Concert at the Res
6/11 Golf Classic
Rotary International Events
05-09-12 Int. Meeting in Bangkok, Tailand
Mo Levich
Alan Mac
Dino Riggio
Troy Feddersen
Debbie Cooper 
Charlie Vitale
Maurice Levich 
Barry Brodwin
Anna Stevenson
Ed Stokes
Barry Toomajian

 Notes by Buddy Brodwin | Photos John Sherry