Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
September 22, 2011 | VOL 66 | ISSUE 12

Troy (party animal) Feddersen, President opened the meeting today. He wasted no time welcoming Mr. Rishert from the Sunrise Club, and Tom Sullivan was introduced as a guest who will be a member next week. Jacqueline Engram was also introduced as a guest. Jay Lifson gave thanks to all the Rotarians for helping out at the Wine Festival, especially Bob Aguillar and TerryRing, and Mike Henn for his special efforts.

Larry Blodgett noticed that Lafayette Rotarian, Jack Hansen’s memorial service and celebration of life will take place on Sunday, October 25th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Soda Center at St. Mary’s. Further, Chuck Vogel stated that people are not to use the back door.
Bob Shusta indicated that the Russians will arrive in eight days. There is going to be a welcome reception a Wellen’s house on Ocbober 1st from 4-7 pm at 941 Oak View Circle in Lafayette. Adian Mendes will host a farewell dinner at his home on October 15th from 5-8:30 at 7 Sky Terrace in Danville.
Mike Heller announced that he is hosting an “OCTOBERFEST” on October 2nd from 5:30-8:00 at 1681 Pleasant Hill Road in Lafayette.
The Reservoir Run will be held on the last Sunday of October and everyone’s gonna help right? A pancake breakfast will follow the run.
Alicia and Tom Henry went to Sonoma and picked-up some lubricant and a syringe who gave it to John Sherry for animal impregnation.
Dino mentioned the fact that he has tickets for the Picasso performance at the Town Hall Theater available.
Chuck Vogel said that test caterer “Oakwood” was used this week.
Jesse Wallen discussed the road repair measure that is going before the voters in November. The Mayor, Karl Andre will speak on October 13th regarding the necessity for passing the road bill.

Alicia introduced our guest speaker, W. Jeffrey Filter, Financial Advisor with Global Wealth Management in Walnut Creek, California.

Jeff talked about the need for educating students about personal financial health and how to do their personal finances. Jeff indicated that when students don’t get the education at home then there is no place else to go. This is a class on fiscal fitness and the need for personal responsibility to have a budget and a plan, the practicalities of buying a car, buying clothes and having children, and doing smart shopping. Jeff stated they do this class at the high school in Las Lomas and he suggested we do it with other schools.
Troy gave our speaker the L&N hand for people with loss hands.
Andy Scheck told us about his trip to Germany. Geoff Zimmerman mentioned they went to Hawaii and had a great time. No pictures please. Terry Ring said that he had some apples from his backyard for everybody to pickup.

Alicia going to help-out with fines. Anderson was fined $3.00 because his cell phone went off again. Alan Mac finally showed up for the meeting. Mike Heller came in LATE but its okay for all the work he did at the festival. Raffle Today’s raffle winners was Terry Ring for $2.00 and Larry Blodgett for $5.00.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Peace fellows discuss what Rotary Peace Centers program has meant to them

Shai Tamari, a 2006-08 Rotary Peace Fellow, in a Palestinian refugee camp outside Amman, Jordan. Photo courtesy of Shai

The Rotary Peace Centers program provided Alejandra Rueda Zarate, of Bogota, Colombia, with skills that she’s now using to help poor villagers in her nation’s countryside.

"Thanks to the program, I complemented my years of work experience with international knowledge and learning, allowing me to start my own initiative on rural development and poverty alleviation," says Zarate, a 2010 graduate of the Rotary Peace Center at the University of California, Berkeley, who had worked in the agricultural industry before her fellowship. 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
9-22  Jeff Filter, Walnut Creek Rotary Club, Fiscal Fitness Program for HS Students.
9-29 Linus Eukel, Muir Heritage Land Trusts Discussion.
10-6 Russian Real Estate Delegation.
10-13 Mayor Carl Anduri.
10-20 Dave Dacus our D.G.
10-27 Dan Ashley, KGO News Anchor.
11-3 Larry Sly, CCC Food Bank.
Local & District Events
9-30 to 10-16 Russian Real Estate delegates in Lafayette
10-02-11 Oktoberfest, M. Hellers home, 5:30PM – 8:00PM,  1681 Pleasant Hill Road, Lafayette, Co-Chairs John & Michael.
10-07 to10-09    District Conference, Hyatt Regency Monterey  Resort, Monterey, CA.
10-15-11 Russians Farewell Party, 5:00PM – 8:30PM,  Adrian Mendes’ home, 7 Sky Terrace, Danville.
10-30-11  Reservoir Run & Pancake Feed.
Rotary International Events

09/04John Sherry    
09/04Terry Camp
09/11Dick Holt
09/07Robert Aguilar  
09/10Donald Anderson
09/10Milton Bruzzone
09/22Erin McCoin
9/29Peggy Harbarth
10/6Mike Heller

 Notes by Don Anderson | Photos John Sherry