Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
September 29, 2011 | VOL 66 | ISSUE 13

Our dynamic President, Troy Feddersen opened the meeting today. Norma Events was our greeter for the day.
Jay (Mr. Lafayette) Lifson introduced our speaker of the day, Linus Eukel of Muir Heritage Land Trusts. A guest, Lawrence Kohl conductor of the Pacific Chambers Symphony was introduced and later on he passed out a brochure indicating that there was a concert on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 4pm at the Lafayette Library Learning Center. Visiting Rotarian from the Orinda Club, Jose Avilar was introduced.It was noted that Ray (oceanfront) Bland was in attendance after a long absence.

The Russians reception will be will be held on October 1st from 4:00-7:00pm at a J. Wellen’s house at 941 Oak View Circle in Lafayette.
On October 6th our speakers will be the Russian Real Estate Delegation.
The District Conference is October 7th thru October 9th at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort in Monterey, California. Troy (party animal) Feddersen is bringing some of his beer.
On October 13th, our guest speaker will be Mayor Carl Anduri.
On October 15th, the Russian Farewell party will be Adrian Mendes’ home at 7 Sky Terrace in Danville from at 5:00 to 8:30pm
Dino indicated that October 13th will be Rotary Night at the Town Hall Theater featuring Picasso.
John (the breeder) Sherry announced that Terry (the hammer) Ring will start construction on the stage at the Reservoir. Donations can be sent to PO Box 221 in Lafayette if you want to make a donation to the stage.
Tom O’Sullivan was given his red badge for being a new member.

Our speaker for today, Linus Eukel was introduced. He indicated that Muir Heritage Land Trusts is concerned about environmental issues, preserving land, saving open space and encouraging the purchase of local grown food. They are concerned about clean air and clean water. Additionally, they are concerned about un-planned urban sprawl. Their purpose is to acquire land, accept
donations, buy property in fee simple and manage property in perpetuity.
They have 5,000 members and work with EBMUD and public agencies and cities. They also educate high school children and other persons about the environment and what they do.
Their projects including, revitalizing creeks, building new trails and repairing existing trails.
They also retain many volunteers for these projects. They restore property and repair property and save view sheds thorough the county.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Show your support for End Polio Now on World Polio Day

Demonstrate support for Rotary's End Polio Now campaign and promote Rotary in your community by planning an event around World Polio Day, 24 October.

Many Rotarians have already gotten started. Australian club members are working with the Global Poverty Project on a petition drive to persuade world leaders to fully fund the critical work of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Supporters can sign the petition online.

The Global Poverty Project is planning an End of Polio Concert on 28 October to coincide with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia. Rotarians have teamed up with the group to lobby leaders to put polio eradication on the agenda. Hugh Evans, cofounder and CEO of the Global Poverty Project, will be a speaker at the 2012 RI Convention in Bangkok, Thailandread 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
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
10-07 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

10/18Troy Winkels   

10/6Mike Heller
10/13Mike Henn
10/20Tom Henry

 Notes by Don Anderson | Photos John Sherry