Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
January 31, 2013 | VOL 67 | ISSUE 27

Our fearless leader, Chuck Vogel called the meeting to order. Andy Scheck was the greeter, and so he did as he simultaneously set up all the audio equipment, multitasker that he is!
Guests: Jacquie Courtright with Tom in tow(in a wheelchair and walker due to his recent hip fracture in a slip and fall in Hawaii. Jacquie told us of the adventure and the need to carry premium AAA towing coverage as it will pay for an necessary traveling and lodging due to an accident like Tom's. She thanked all for their care and concern during this ordeal and suggested we always carry our cell phone charger with us, cause its battery dies just when you need it!
Harold Bauer attended his third lunch and was intro'ed by Larry Blodgett.
Bob Aguilar also wheeled in under his own power and is having his hip surgery next week. We all wish him well! Looked like a hospital ward in here today.
Even Troy Feddersen was limping along after a bad ankle sprain.
Come on guys and gals, hold it together now!

Wed., Feb. 6th is the Fab Five Rotary Interclub lunch at Rossmoor so our usual Thursday meeting will be dark. Maurice Williams, arriving a tad late, was volunteered to tell a joke at the lunch so watch out.
We were reminded of the Valentine Lunch and to bring our significant others for the fine" Surf and Turf " that will be served! That's the Feb.14 meeting for Thursday lunch.
Nite at the Races on March 16 put on by the Moraga club was mentioned by Chuck.
Bill Ames said the SUPERBOWL PARTY is at his place in Rossmoor but when asked for actual directions, well, let's just say you're on your own!
Starts at 2:30 pm Sunday.
John Sherry said seats are available for the Reno Snow Train event on feb.12.
Happy $'s and Fines: Anna fiercely chided Chuck to start meetings on time or pay dearly(one tough taskmaster) and also suggested that given the first class nature of the Courtrights adventure, they should be willing to pay dearly. Not quite sure how that turned out?!
Bill Ames, not to be outdone by Anna, gave the Courtright's a lovely servants bell so Tom could summon his lovely wife when needed. Bob Aguilar wondered where that bell might end up in a few weeks time!
Chuck V. Gave $5 for the "Old Impaired Guys" in the crowd.
Mike Heller welcomed both Tom C. and Bob.A. back to the club after their ordeals. The saga is ongoing for both presently.
John S. also welcomed back the brothers grim and gave a happy dollar for his grand baby's first steps at 9 months.
Larry B. recognized Jay Lifson for his inadvertent but effective crime stopping by posting a crooks picture that prompted him to turn himself in. Go figure!
Debbie Cooper said the soroptimist club needed better attendance at their upcoming Crab Feed on Feb. 9($45).
Maurice W. said he too was happy for his grandsons first steps and to see Tom C. and Bob A.

Speaker: Charles Mead of CASA(court appointed special advocates) In 1977, CASA was created to help children in foster care due to abusive family situations. Often, these counselor's are the only ones that these kids can depend on to show up in their lives. Their approach is "one volunteer to one child". Recently, they helped their millionth child nationwide. Pretty impressive!
Their are currently 70 kids awaiting a volunteer at CASA. Volunteers go thru 40 hours of training and are certified by the court and expected to stay on at least 2 years. The talk was very informative and Charles was quite passionate about CASA!

Raffle: John Sherry won $2, and Bill Ames won $5

All for now from your intrepid notetaker, Buddy, and to all a good night!

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi receives award at Rotary Global Peace Forum

By Arnold R. Grahl 
Rotary News -- 29 January 2013

Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar's democracy movement and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, delivered the keynote address at the Rotary Global Peace Forum held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 25-27 January.

She was honored with the Hawaii Peace Award for her longstanding pursuit of democracy through peaceful, nonviolent means. After 20 years of house arrest, Suu Kyi was released in November 2010, and last year was elected to Myanmar's parliament as a member of the pro-democracy opposition party.

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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
Sakuji Tanaka . . . . . . .RI President
Laura Day . . . . .
Dist 5160 Governor
Chuck Vogel. . . . . . . . . President
Troy Fedderson. . . . Past President Club Service. . . . .  .Buddy Brodwin
Debbie Cooper . . . President Elect
Bob Shusta . . . . . . . . Secretary
Greg Vaisnor . . . . . . .  Treasurer
Chuck Vogel . . . . Membership Chair
Maurice Williams
Community Service
Terry Ring
. . . . International Service
Dino Riggio 
. . . . Vocational Service
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

2/7 – Dark – Interclub meeting 2/6 Rossmoor
2/14 - Valentines Day meeting.
2/21 – Sue Breedlove – Health Care Reform
2/28 – Siamack Sioshansi - The Urban Farmers

Local & District Events
2/6 Rossmoor Interclub meeting
Rotary International Events
Anna Stevenson
A.C. Webb
Debbie Cooper 
Charlie Vitale
Maurice Levich 

 Notes by Buddy Brodwin | Photos John Sherry