Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
November 29, 2012 | VOL 67 | ISSUE 20

Our President, Chuck Vogel called the meeting to order Nov 29, 2012. Jay Lipson, our greeter for the day whose inspiration was: “When you go out tonight for dinner, have something else other than chicken”. (Our rotary chicken lunch was late.)
GUESTS: Ed Stokes introduced his Son, Dan Stokes Diablo Foods vice-president, and Daniel Collier store manaer. Barry Toomajian introduced his Wife, Judy, shopper at Diablo Foods.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Thurs, Dec. 6th meeting and wrapping party at Oakwood. Spouses are welcome (no charge).
LATER THAT DAY AT 4PM IN FRONT OF DIABLO FOODS, MO LEVICH’S MUSICAL GROUP
DOMINATE 7” WILL BE PLAYING IN HONOR OF ED STOKES 90TH BIRTHDAY.
Thurs, Dec. 13 Holiday party Lafayette Park Hotel. Please Bring Jackets & coats for shelter Inc.
Bill Eames said a great place to obtain jackets & coats is to purchase them at thrift shops.
Thurs, Dec. 20 regular meeting with presentations to several charities.
Thurs, Dec. 27 There is NO meeting; however, there will be a breakfast/Gin Fizz party at
Oakwood 7:30 AM
Thurs, Jan. 3rd there will be a regular meeting.
Thurs, Jan. 10th Speaker is from Loaves and Fishes
RECOGNITION:
ED STOKES 90th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
John Sherry: Everyone had a great time at the races and there were even some winners.
Don Anderson thanked Tom Courtright for a great party.
Mo Williams congratulated Ed Stokes for his 90th. Eric Christensen for a great speech at the
Community Thanksgiving Breakfast, and Bob Aguilar for his expertise on picking a horse to
Win; however, it did not win.
John Sherry attended 4 of Ed Stokes birthday parties and there is still more to come.
Daniel Barnes grabbed the red eye from Lima, Peru to be here today for Ed’s birthday and to
celebrate Notre Dame for winning all 12 games.
SPECIAL THANKS TO NORMA EVANS FOR PREPARING ED STOKES DELICIOUS BIRTHDAY CAKE.

OUR SPEAKER:
Chuck Vogel introduced our speaker, Stretch Andersen and guest Roff K. from the European Train Enthusiasts Club. A model railroad club with interest in European model trains. In 1891, Marklin (a German co.) was the first to introduce a model train. It was a wind up, with small sectional tracks. Other companies that came into being were: Hornby from England, Hag from Switcherland, Jouef from France, and Roco from Austria; however, that has since been taken over by Fleischmann from Germany. In 1926 electric models with low voltage transformers were introduced. 1938 overhead wires to electrify the models came to be. 1984 digital chips were put in the engines allowing one to control individual trains on the same track, blow the smoke, and or whistle. The club was formed in Sacramento in 1973 and now has 12 chapters, 450 members with 100 of them in the Bay Area. They meet once a month, have a quarterly magazine “ET Express”. They have special interest groups that build a layout on a 5’ by 2’ platform. They can connect these to each others forming a large layout. They meet and do this about 6 times a year. 24 sections are now at the Blackhawk Museum open Wed thru Sun 10 AM to 5PM through Jan 6th. Current model train gauges are (starting with the smallest) Z (1 to 220 or 6.5mm), HO, N, S, O, & G. Regular full size trains probably started in England first. Europe and America’s tracks are the same width; however, Russia’s are wider. Dan Barnes said the Acela Express (max speed 150 mph) serving the Northeast US Corridor is our only high speed train. Thank you Stretch & Roff for sharing your hobby with us.

WINNERS for the day: Norma Evans and Judy Toomajian


Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Fighting AIDS through the power of Rotarians

By Marion Bunch, Rotarians for Family Health and AIDS Prevention (formerly RFFA) 
Marion Bunch

World AIDS Day 1 December holds special meaning to me. I lost my second born child, Jerry, to AIDS early in the American epidemic (1994). At that time, the disease was so stigmatizing, I felt quite lonely not being able to discuss Jerry’s illness with anyone outside my family. I never thought I’d do anything about it until one day, three years after his death, I felt a tap on the shoulder and a voice in my ear said “mom, get up and get going, you haven’t done anything, and it’s been three years.”

Epiphany

It was an epiphany of a moment that completely altered the course of my life.

In 1998, I was propelled into taking the first step to begin a project in my Rotary club. The fact that our club president said ‘yes’

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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?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
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:
http://rotary5160.org/clubs/where-clubs-meet/
Upcoming Speakers

Local & District Events
December 6 – Wrapping party for Shelter Inc.
December 13 – Holiday Party
Rotary International Events
Birthdays
12/19
12/27
Mike    Heller    
Maurice Williams
Anniversaries
12/09
12/27
12/29
Lisa    Cohen    
Maurice Williams   
Jesse    Wellen
Greeters

 Notes by Barry Toomajian | Photos John Sherry