Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
June 28, 2012 | VOL 66 | ISSUE 48

President Troy Feddersen opened the meeting today. There was no greeter as Debbie Cooper was not in attendance.
Joining us for today’s meeting were guests Lafayette Police Chief Eric Christensen, Sherriff David Livingston, Jimmy Lee form the Sheriff's Office and David Gersten from Loaves and Fishes.

Troy presented a check to Loaves and Fishes as one of our club's recipients of a donation for 2011-12.

Bob Aguilar noted that the Rotary Fishing Trip was a good one, with 20 members/participants catching 400 lbs of fish by noon. Larry B's daughter Olivia caught the second-largest fish of the day and Anna Stevenson caught a lot of fish. .

Troy announced that there will be a Rotary Float at the Orinda 4th of July parade and membes are encouraged to turn out and participate.

Jay announced Movie Nights in the Lafayette Plaza, beginning Friday July 6th and continuing throughout July.

Mo announced that Rotary will visit the Stanley Jazz Camp again this year on August 2nd. Come for the tour and stay for VIP lunch.

Chuck presented Troy with his Past President's badge,a nd the club gave Troy a standing ovation for an excellent year. Thank you Troy!

Fines and recognition:

Geoff gave happy dollars for Terry Ring and Larry Blodgett's help in the skits at Troy's debunking, and for Mo's great job as our Master of Ceremonies

Troy gave $ for his debunking party
Anna for Chief Christensen coming today and for the good fishing

Steve Falk was fined for missing both the debunking and the fishing trip. Steve also gave happy $ for Sherriff Livingston and Chief Christensen coming today

Mo Levich gave happy $ for Jimmy Lee coming tdaoy

Bob Shusta had a birthday and celebrated by going to the hospital for dehydration

Today’s Speaker:
Sheriff David Livingston was introduced by Bob Shusta today as our guest speaker. David spoke to us today about recent legislation affecting Contra Costa County and the Sheriff's Department

The sheriff's department has 1,00 employees. Services include several departments as follows:
Custody Services (County Jails in Martinez, West County and Marsh Creek), which handles inmates, as well as transportation of inmates

Field Operations - Patrols, which also includes the cities that contract police services from the Sheriff, such as Lafayette, Orinda, Danville, Oakley as well as unincorporated areas of the county

Investigations, which covers areas such as Narcotics, Vice, High Tech Crimes, Homicide and other Crime- Specific investigations

Coroners Division - Did you know that Sheriff Livingston is also the Coroner for Contra Costa County , and that it is common for counties in California to combine the Sheriff''s role and the Coroner's role

Marine patrol - patrolling of the Delta Waterways, performing water rescues and doing security checks

and also includes other departments such as Air Support, Forensic (CSI), Technical Services, Community Services, as well as the training of new recruits at the Contra Costa County Law Enforcement Training Center.

In October 2011, AB109 passed, which mandated the transfer of custody of certain inmates from the State tot he Counties. parole Violators are now handles by the County, as well as new Convictions for "non-serious" crimes. This resulted in 1,0189 new inmates in the county for parole violators, and131 additional inmates from non-serious crime convictions.

County funding in California is based on how many inmates are sent tot he State system during the immediately prior year. Counties that have "hang-em-high" judges who remand more inmates to the state system end up with higher reimbursements from the State of California, whereas more liberal counties end up with less. For example, in 2011 Tulare county remanded 933 inmates to the State and received $5.6 million in reimbursement.

Today’s raffle was for $85. Anna won the $2 draw and Chuck Vogel won $5

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Changes you should know about for the new Rotary year 
Rotary International News -- 2 July 2012 

RI President Sakuji Tanaka will encourage Rotarians to foster Peace Through Service in the 2012-13 Rotary year.

A new Rotary year is set to begin, and with it several programs aimed at helping clubs and districts enhance their projects, share information, and increase membership. In addition, a new group  of leaders will take over at the club, district, and international levels.

Sakuji Tanaka, of the Rotary Club of Yashio, Japan, will become Rotary’s 102nd president on 1 July and will encourage Rotarians to foster Peace Through Service. Read a profile of Tanaka from The Rotarian and download his convention speech.

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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

July 12 Go Lafayette – Steve Richard and Michael Dawson
July 19 Mary MCCosker – Lafayette Historical Society – History of Lafayette

Local & District Events
Rotary International Events
07/01 Daniel    Baker
07/03 Polly    Bernson
07/03 Andreas    Scheck
07/04 Chuck    Vogel 
07/08 Robert    Aguilar 
07/19 Jesse    Wellen
07/26 John    Hansen
07/04 Tom    Courtright
07/07 Warren    Rupf
07/16 Chuck    Vogel
07/21 Bud    Moulthrop
7/12 Alicia Cragholm
7/19 Larry Dusan
7/26 Bill Eames
 Notes by Geoff Zimmerman | Photos