Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
November 1, 2012 | VOL 67 | ISSUE 18

Our President, Chuck Vogel opened the meeting and introduced Jim Jorgensen our greeter for the day.
GUESTS: Bill Eames introduced our guest speaker Bobbie Bartlett, Development Director of ARF.
Bob Shusta introduced Derek Wagley proposed new member who has completed his 3rd meeting and is sponsored by Don Anderson.
Maurice Williams introduced Crystal Drybread as his guest and business financial officer.
Dick Holt introduced long time member Bob Underwood who is celebrating his 95th Birthday today.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Nov. 2nd district Conference – Meritage Resort & Spa, Napa Valley.
Nov. 16th (Fri) 33rd Annual Community Thanksgiving Breakfast, sponsored by the Chamber.
Guest speaker, fellow Rotarian, Eric Christensen (Lafayette Chief of Police).
Friday Evening, November 16 Night at the Nursery – details to follow.
Andy Scheck said the Rotary Directory for the 4 local clubs is about ready for distribution.
No Rotations Bulletin this week; however, District Web site ( should
Show the last 4 bulletins.
Nov 17th Rotary District Day at the Races (Golden Gate Fields). Meet at the East end of the Oakwood Athletic Club parking lot. 11AM. Great prime rib luncheon and a fun day. See John Sherry.

RECOGNITION: Anna Stevenson honored Ed Stokes for his recognition party and Norma Evans for hosting a great October fest and Heller’s pancake breakfast at the Res. Run.
John Sherry recognized Larry Blodgett’s & Tom Henry’s ad congratulating Ed Stokes.
Alan Mac ratted on Barry & Judy Toomajian for having a picture taken with actor Tom Hanks. (See photo below) Dick Holt; thankful for a successful surgery, giants winning & Bob Underwood’s 95th Birthday.
Mike Heller honors Bob Underwood & many thanks for the pancake breakfast support.
Tom Courtright is very thankful for his daughter’s safety after the N.Y. hurricane.
Jesse Wellen – proud of his daughter in a Nature Valley Granola commercial.
Ed Stokes thanked all who came to his recognition dinner & special recognition for successful Pancake breakfast.
Maurice Williams thanked Ed Stokes for the dinner invitation and Yangnan Dancing.
Special celebration with cake & singing for Bob Underwood’s birthday. A special thanks goes to
Norma Evans baking the very delicious and moist cake and Dick Holt for bringing Bob to the meeting.

GUEST SPEAKER: Bobbie Bartlett, Development director for ARF (animal rescue foundation). Each week they go to the central valley and rescue at least 25 dogs due to the many foreclosures. The dogs are given a medical check-up, spay/neutered, and have an electronic tag inserted.
They bring in kids from title 1 schools (East co.) to teach them about dos & how to greet them safely.
They offer summer & holiday classes for kids to learn how to become a Vet and or volunteer.
They offer a military veteran program that helps the vets to obtain and or care for an animal.
ARF has a relationship with Animal Services of Contra Costa. That is where most of the cats come from.
ARF does 3300 spay/neuters per year, surgeries, and have found homes for 1974 cats & dogs during the past year.
Their motto is: ADOPT, VOLUNTEER, AND OR DONATE. ARF IS LOCATED AT 2890 Mitchell Dr.;
Walnut Creek (A beautiful building and setting to visit).
An artificial hand will be donated to a person in need honoring Bobbie Bartlett for sharing her time with us.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Media spotlights Rotary’s leadership in polio eradication

By RI General Secretary John Hewko 
John Hewko

From the time I came aboard as general secretary of Rotary International in July 2011, one of my top priorities has been to help ensure that Rotary receives the credit it deserves for its leadership role in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative as we move ever closer to a polio-free world.

I’m happy to report that 2012 has been a good year in terms of keeping Rotary “in the story” as the news media have covered a series of major developments in polio eradication. Of course, we can do more, but we are making significant progress in increasing the recognition of Rotary.

World Polio Day

We have many great examples from coverage surrounding World Polio Day on 24 October, including The Business Standard (India),, NPR, Die Welt (Germany), the Huffington Post, and numerous regional and local media outlets.

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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

11/1 Bobbie Bartlett – Animal Rescue Foundation
11/8 - Bob Athayde – All about Jazz Camp with Maurice Levich
11/15 - Stacy Spell The trials and tribulations of KATABATIK!!

Local & District Events
Rotary International Events
Gregory Vaisnor
Ed Stokes
Steve Falk
Dick    Holt
Steve    Falk
Mike    Henn

 Notes by Barry Toomajian | Photos John Sherry