Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
April 19, 2012 | VOL 66 | ISSUE 38

Troy Feddersen, President opened the meeting. Greeter, Jesse Wellen, asked Chuck V for a thought. A paradoxical quote from Ben Stein. “Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured, but not everyone must prove they are a citizen”.
Sandy Mitchell-past president of our club visited us from Avila Beach

Guests were Becca Diehl – Maurice Williams’ office manager daughter and bookkeeper and Meryl Cohen the day’s speaker.

We were surprised to hear Mike Heller’s announcement that Joan has pneumonia and was taken to the ER and now hospitalized. All wish her a speedy recovery.

Mo Levich said that recent Big Band events were attended by Rotarians and hoped that more would be at Friday’s event that would be sans the dance lessons. Mo also said that the Big Band would be playing at the battleship Iowa celebration Sunday, April 29 noon to 3:30.

Mike Heller said that his mother would be honored in Sacramento with other Holocaust survivors on Monday in the State Assembly.

Taste of Lafayette will be held on Tuesday, May 15th. Sign-up with the Chamber as this could be a sellout.

Bud McKenzie will be speaking about Trust in Education the programs conducted in Afghanistan primarily for girls on May 11. We recently donated $2,500.00 to support this program.
Debbie Cooper reminded us about the June 11 golf tournament and said that Diablo Foods would be catering the lunch featuring Tri-Tip sandwiches. Please sign-up a soon as possible so Debbie won’t worry!

Alicia fined herself for lack of pin. Troy paid for a pin rental provided by Bill Eames.

Happy dollars – Anna for seeing so many females at our meeting seconded by Mo Levich. Andy was happy about receiving the Outstanding Paper Award from Orinda CC. Lisa Cohen for her birthday and Debbie Cooper for adding another year!

Speaker was Lisa Cohen’s daughter Meryl Cohen a Dog Behavior Specialist. Meryl provided many insights on leadership and how it relates to a dog following. She suggests having “play dates” for Rover to socialize him rather than taking him to a dog park where unconcerned owners and unsupervised pets could present problems.

Meryl said that Pit Bulls have received a bad rap and in fact are quite good with children. Unfortunately they are a favorite for owners that do not have males neutered and keep them chained.
Dogs raised this way have two to three more incidences of aggressive behavior.

Meryl encourages the adoption of rescue animals [cats as well as dogs]. She also advises that you can teach old dogs new tricks or behavior. Volunteering at shelters is also very rewarding.

The $2 raffle was won by Chuck Vogel and Becca Diehl drew a blue ball for $5.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Rotary announces partnerships with food bank network and youth service group

By Ryan Hyland 
Rotary International -- 19 April 2012

The Global FoodBanking Network works with food banks in 19 countries to collect goods that would otherwise go to waste from sources such as stores, manufacturers, restaurants, and farms, and distribute them through local pantries, soup kitchens, hospices, and school programs.

Two new service partnerships announced this month by Rotary International will support humanitarian efforts by clubs and districts.

RI will combine resources with the Global FoodBanking Network to alleviate hunger worldwide. And Rotary and YSA (Youth Service America) will work together to encourage young people to participate in service projects in their communities.

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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

4/26 Lorraine Williams – Studio L
5/3 Matt Shriner – Lafayette Senior Center
5/10 Alicia Craigholm – Bentley School Project

Local & District Events
5/12 Concert at the Res
6/11 Golf Classic
Rotary International Events
05-09-12 Int. Meeting in Bangkok, Tailand
04/01    Lisa    Cohen
04/01    Ron    Wake
04/07    Daniel A.    Barnes
04/10    Warren    Rupf
04/16    Tom    Courtright
04/18    Larry    Duson
04/18    Debbie    Cooper
04/26    Geoff    Zimmerman
04/19    Geoff    Zimmerman


A.C. Webb
Jess Wellen

 Notes by Chuck Vogel | Photos John Sherry