Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
November 15, 2012 | VOL 67 | ISSUE 20

Our President, Chuck Vogel called the meeting to order at 12:30 PM and introduced our greeter:
Mo Levich whose inspiration of the day was: “It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes”. Thomas Jefferson.
GUESTS: Bill Eames introduced Bob from Nevada City. Stacy Spell our guest speaker was also introduced.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: No meeting on Thanksgiving.
Nov 29th meeting: Ed Stokes birthday party. Speaker from The European Train Enthusiasts.
Dec 6th meeting: Gift wrapping party, bring significant others (no food charge for them).
Dec 13th Holiday party, Park Hotel, bring significant others also bring jackets and or coats for Shelter Inc.
Dec 27th No meeting; however, breakfast/gin fizz party at Oakwood 7:30 AM (Morning).
Jan 3rd Regular rotary meeting.
Dino Riggio asking for students for Camp Royal. Call Dino for Info (925) 385-8549

RECOGNITION: Mo Williams noted that Mo Levich did not greet him; however, Mo must have been confused by the similar first names and felt he would be greeting himself???
Jay Lipson compliments Ed Stokes for his donations & a sad dollar for whoever taped Buddy’s name on Buddy’s badge.
Anna Stevens gives Steve Falk a double whammy for his birthday & anniversary. Greg Vaisnor for his Birthday. Andy Scheck purchasing a vehicle from Mike Heller, and a sad dollar for her youngster stepping on a hot floor heater.
Chuck Vogel for ELCHARRO for “no charge” for the quesadilla they were taking to Joan Heller as proprieties is a cancer survivor.
Bob Aguilar excited about the 12 crabs he caught – but was defused by Chuck Vogel for winning the Gold Ball last week.
Larry Blodgett recognized John Sherry’s new eye glasses & Ed Stokes 90th birthday.
Mo Williams baby say his grandson for the 1st time. The baby need a diaper change – Mo could not find one- used a towel & tape. Last time he’ll be babysitting.
Mike Heller said Bud & Patty Moulthrop are now living at the Regency in Clayton.

OUR SPEAKER: Stacy Spell the past GM for 8 ½ years at Oakwood, shared her pictures and and trials and tribulations of owning, living on and sailing a 46’ sailing yacht named KATBATIK (meaning Islandic North Winds). When the yacht was completed & being transferred to the water, the crane straps broke and the boat landed on concrete causing substantial damage. They accepted an offer of another boat.
After receiving the boat and while it was docked, lighting struck causing $52,000 damage.

They spent A couple of months sailing the Keys, then on to the Isle of Hope (Georgia) and to the Bahamas, which provided beautiful pictures of all these areas. Other than pulling up a telephone sea cable, nuclear subs popping up near them, and fighting the strong Gulf Stream, the beauty of the areas visited, dolphins, & sea manatees made it all worthwhile.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Ride to End Polio raises more than US$375,000 for polio eradication

 Rotary News -- 19 November 2012 
Photos by Monika Lozinska/Rotary Images 
Rotarians, General Secretary John Hewko, and his wife, Marga, gather in downtown Tucson, Arizona, at 6 a.m. 17 November before the start of the race. This group was all signed up to ride the entire 111-mile route.

Ninety Rotarian cyclists from clubs throughout the United States took part in the El Tour de Tucson on 17 November in Arizona, raising more than US$375,000 for polio eradication.

RI General Secretary John Hewko and his wife, Marga, were among the Rotarians, friends of Rotary, and family members who hit the pavement along with 9,000 riders from around the world in the charity bike ride, sponsored by the University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, completing distances of 42, 60, 85 or 111 miles. The Hewkos also exceeded their goal of $111,000 in pledges, raising more than $200,000 for the ride.

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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


Local & District Events
December 6 – Wrapping party for Shelter Inc.
December 13 – Holiday Party
Rotary International Events
Gregory Vaisnor
Ed Stokes
Steve Falk
Dick    Holt
Steve    Falk
Mike    Henn
Holiday Party at Orchard Nursery on November 16

 Notes by Barry Toomajian | Photos John Sherry