Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
May 3, 2012 | VOL 66 | ISSUE 40

President Troy Feddersen opened the meeting today. AC Webb gave the thought for the day.
Joining us for today’s meeting was visiting Rotarian Buddy Burke from the Lamorinda Sunrise club. Also joining us were guests Sandra Bonderud from Bonderud Design; Chief of Police Eric Christensen; Kristen Mitchell from Sandler Training, and our guest speaker Matt Shriner from the Lafayette Senior Center.

Kristen Mitchell announced that in partnership with Rotary, Sandler Training is offering a 1-day sales training course for Rotarians at a heavily discounted price with all proceeds going toward the Rotary /Gates $200mm Polio Plus challenge.

Bob Aguilar is leading a Rotary Salmon Fishing expedition on Wednesday May 23rd. The fishing will take place off the San Mateo coast. Bob noted this is a good year for Salmon fishing and shares stories of many 18-punders being caught.

Concert at the Res: Alicia Cragholm announced the creation of a facebook page for the club and encouraged members to “Like” it on facebook. Bob Shusta announced there has been good enthusiasm amongst the club with many members signing up to help with our event. Sell more tickets!

Jay announced that “Taste of Lafayette” will be on Tuesday May 15th – buy tickets and bring a friend!

Debbie announced the Rotary Golf Tournament on June 11th and encouraged all Rotarians to come out and be a part of the event.

Geoff announced that President Troy Feddersen’s debunking party will be on the evening of Sunday June 24th and encouraged club members to mark their calendars to help give Troy a big sendoff. Location is narrowed down to a couple of choices and the location will be determined shortly.

Steve Falk introduced new Chief of Police Eric Christensen. Chief Christensen comes to us after a background working Investigations in San Ramon; being a Sergeant in Oakley; working in Emergency Services throughout the state of California; working at the jail, and being a part of the Civil Bureau for several years. Welcome Chief Christensen!

Fines and recognition:
Bob Aguilar gave $1 for miscellaneous happiness. Norma Evans gave $ for celebrating her 30th anniversary. When asked for advice, Norma offered the importance of communication. Larry Blodgett gave happy dollars for the date he had with his wife Karen; he took her to see the USS Iowa. John Sherry gave happy dollars for finding homes for all but one of his puppies so far. Anna gave happy dollars for her 5 year anniversary. Don Anderson was happy about the week he spent in Cabo; for his granddaughter graduating Cum Laude; and for his 79th birthday. Mike Heller gave happy dollars for the date he had with his wife and that Joan is doing great. Jay celebrating his 58th birthday.

Today’s Speaker:
Our guest speaker today was Matt Shriner form the Lafayette Senior Commission

The Lafayette Senior Commission’s objective is to support our Senior community by providing Education, Transportation and by being an advocate for the Senior Village and Downtown Senior Center. Matt noted that his group is partnering with the Lafayette Community Foundation.

The concept for the Lamorinda Senior Village program came from Boston’s Beacon Hill model. The goal is to help allow our community’s seniors to “age in place” by fostering a sense of community and to help mitigate the risk of isolation. Local examples of a Senior Village include Berkeley’s Ashby Village; Palo Alto’s Avenidas Village, and North Oakland’s Senior village

Matt shared a plan in progress to use the Rec Center as a Senior Center. The City of Lafayette has offered a piece of property at 941-949 Moraga Road with the idea that it could be turned into a Senior Center. A local architect (Robert Swatt) has assisted with several concept sketches of what it might look like.

Matt shared that Terry Ring estimated that the cost to renovate the Rec Center might run between $500k - $650k.

Today’s raffle was for $55. Larry Duson won both the $32 draw and the jackpot. Congratulations Larry D!

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Foundation honors five couples for major gifts

By Arnold R. Grahl 
Rotary International News -- 18 April 2012 
Photos by Monika Lozinska/Rotary Images 

The Rotary Foundation inducted five couples into the Arch C. Klumph Society, which honors donors who give at least US$250,000 to the Foundation. The ceremony took place at RI World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA, at the end of March.

T he Rotary Foundation recently inducted five couples into the Arch C. Klumph Society, which honors donors who give at least US$250,000 to the Foundation.

Past District Governor Albert Alley and his wife, Virginia; Past District Governor Terry N. Phillips and his wife, Anne; Past District Governor Charles Reinhart and his wife, Yolanda; Al and Ruth Braswell; and Allen D. and Patsy M. Orr were honored during ceremonies held at the end of March at RI World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA, where their portraits now hang in the Arch C. Klumph Gallery.

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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

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
05/01    Jay Lifson
05/28    Margaret Harbarth
05/31    Don Anderson
05/4    Anna Stevenson
5/5 Don Anderson
5/12 Dan Baker

 Notes by Geoff Zimmerman | Photos John Sherry