Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
September 8, 2011 | VOL 66 | ISSUE 10

President Troy Feddersen opened the meeting today. Greeter for the day was Larry Duson who all asked us to take time Sunday 9/11 to remember and reflect on the events of 9/11/01.
No visiting Rotarians this week
Tom O’Sullivan CPA from Lafayette
David Gerson Exec. Director for “Loaves & Fishes” as well as newly elected Lafayette School Board member
Stuart McCullough Exec. Director for “Youth Homes”
Laurel Pennelton Staff member of “Youth Homes”

Announcements: Record the announcements made at the meeting, and who made each announcement
Who Made the Announcement Topic Details
Bob Shusta

Russian Realtors Visiting
Russian Realtor Hello & Farewell Parties
Octoberfest Party 9/30 to 10/13
Need party hosts

Heller Residence Oct 2, 6-8pm
Pres. Troy District Conf. 10/6-10/9 Club to sponsor anyone from our club up to $199.00 per person who would like to attend
Pres. Troy “Big Ass Check” presentation to David Gerson of “Loaves & Fishes” $500 check presented to David’s organization who takes care of the hungry here in Contra Costa County.
David told us that nearly 1 in 7 people in our county are hungry each day. They have facilities mostly along the highway 4 corridor.
Bob Shusta Shared a picture of Tom Courtright directing traffic in front of his “Orchard Nursery” due to a huge flume of water gushing out of an EBMUD line
Jay Lifson Art & Wine Festival Volunteers still needed for both days

Recognitions, Fines and Happy $: Record who said what, including which of our two Sgt-of-Arms did the recognitions.

Fines: Who was Fined Why recognized How much
Larry Blodgett Gave shameless plug for announcing that his company “Blodgett’s Abbey Carpet & Flooring” was sponsoring a beer booth at Lafayette’s Art & Wine Festival weekend of 9/17-9/18 and invited our members to come in for a visit $5.00
Maurice Williams Wanted to say a big thank you to Debbie Cooper & John Sherry for help they have given him for his job as Community Service Chair. $5.00
Terry Ring Daughter got a job as an RN at Sutter Solono $5.00

Chuck Vogel Wanted to thank Andy Scheck for getting the “Rotations” newsletter out (all 7 pages) even though he’s currently in Germany
Maurice Williams Promised Anna Stevenson he’d pay for one of her fans she was handing out at our recent Golf Classic $5.00

Maurice Williams Son just picked up a new job after leaving a company who recently was in the news for being investigated by the FBI $5.00
Jay Lifson For Wearing a banana suit at the Chamber Mixer on Wed 9/7 $5.00

Anna Stevenson For making $36.00 in sales of her fans $5.00
Pres. Troy Fed. For Sponsoring a Beer Booth with J.Rockcliff Realtors at Lafayette’s Art & Wine Festival next Weekend $5.00
Tom Courtright Not going to be at Rotary next week and for the picture Bob Shusta took of him directing traffic $1.00 + $1.00
Anna Stevenson A thank you to Alicia Craigholm for loaning her Rotary Pin to her last week $1.00
A lot of members Those who forgot to wear their Rotary Pin to the meeting A $1.00 each was collected

Don Anderson Phone rang during meeting $10.00
Mike Heller For arriving late $?????

John Sherry How did they celebrate?
John said, when asked how he celebrated that he “Played with his Wife…….” He needless to say turned beet red. Any noteworthy $$
Don Anderson 23rd wedding anniversary How did they celebrate?
Pleaded the 5th and chose not to say Any noteworthy $$
Stuart McCullough, Exec. Director for “Youth Homes”
Stuart has been with Youth Homes for over 20 years and is currently the President of the Martinez Community Foundation.
Stuart, along with staffer, Laurel, explained the services Youth Homes provides to 200 teenagers a year in Contra Costa County. Youth Homes works with teens who have previously failed in traditional foster homes and programs. They work with foster teens who have had typically no positive role models in their lives and have been abused either physically, sexually, or emotionally.
Youth Homes have homes set up in Pleasant Hill, Concord, and Lafayette. They have found great success with their garden project at their Lafayette home by teaching their residence the rewards of planting, caring, and eating the fruits of their labor and teaching them valuable lessons such as responsibility and commitment.
Stuart also made us aware of their upcoming fund raising “Gala” in October at Diablo Country Club.

Chuck Vogel $2 winner
Tom Courtright $5 winner


Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Club in Southern California, USA, focuses on the environment

By Arnold R. Grahl 
Rotary International News – 2 Sept. 2011

A member of the Rotary Club of Morro Bay Eco in California, USA, sets up a bin used to create compost tea for three public golf courses in San Luis Obispo. The composted food waste, landscape byproducts, and grass clipping are used instead of chemical fertilizers. Photo courtesy of the Rotary Club of Morro Bay Eco  

Though it’s less than a year old, the Rotary Club of Morro Bay Eco, California, USA, is already making a big impact on its community through projects that are reducing waste and increasing recycling. 

The club has partnered with an environmental nonprofit agency and the County of San Luis Obispo to compost grass clippings, landscape byproducts, and concession food waste at three public golf courses, turning them into organic fertilizer for the courses. 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
9/8Youth Homes - Project in Lafayette Stuart McCullough, Executive Director
Local & District Events
Rotary International Events

09/04John Sherry    
09/04Terry Camp
09/11Dick Holt
09/23Bob Ewen
09/07Robert Aguilar  
09/10Donald Anderson
09/10Milton Bruzzone
09/15Bob Ewen
09/22Erin McCoin
09/27William Whitten
9/15Bill Eames

 Notes by Larry Blodgett | Photos John Sherry