Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
November 8, 2012 | VOL 67 | ISSUE 19

President Chuck was in absentia at the last moment, so Troy F. subbed in with me, Buddy, on notes.

Announcements: the Community Thanksgiving Breakfast will have Chief Eric C. speaking the date is Nov. 16, at 7am, annc'ed Jay L.
Buddy annc'ed the Gathering at the Nursery, Orchard Nursery of course, to be held on Friday, Nov.16, 6-8pm. Be there or be square, and. Dress warmly!
The Rotary Holiday Party will be at the Lafayette Park Hotel on Dec.13.
Andy spoke of the Independent Film Festival and hoped many would attend.
Alicia C. gave us a rousing update on the Rotary Conference which she attended with John S. and Chuck V., el presidente, who's homemade, is there any other type?, toga was said to be a tad loose in the rear. Apparently, the whole affair was a kick and so was hearing about it!

Happy Dollars: Mike H. had much praise for the voting booth helpers especially considering that at last check Florida was still trying to complete their tally. So much for making ones vote count!
Alicia gave happy dollars for the excellent Oktoberfest at Norma and Bob's and I can attest to the fact that the train setup in their yard is astounding as was the meal and fun fellowship. Well done!

Speaker: Mo Levich intro'ed today's speaker, Bob Athade who Mo met some 25 or so years ago at the local Peet's coffee, starting in motion a musical relationship that has benefitted our community and its students unendingly.
Bob, the musical director and Stanely Middle School teacher, thanked all of us Rotarians for our support and generosity over the years for Generations in Jazz and the Summmer Jazz Camp, as well as the Concert at the Res. and the beautiful new stage. His passion for teaching was palpable and he shared many fine tidbits over the years with us along with some of his philosophy a la Zig Ziglar, Mo Levich and others. What a great guy. He more than deserved the standing ovation he got after his talk. We should all be as passionate about our lives and careers as is he. My hats off to Bob Athade!!! Wow!!

Raffle: A triple whammy was witnessed as Bob Aguilar won both drawn tickets and the gold marble for the jackpot. Way to go Bob!

Hope to see you all at next Thursdays mtg. and Friday night at Orchard Nursery, Nov 16 th 6-8pm for drinks and ordeorves to ring the Holiday season and Eds 90 th . So long for now, Buddy.

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Five reasons to give to The Rotary Foundation

By Antoinette Tuscano 
Rotary International News -- 13 November 2012 
A child works on his studies thanks to books donated through a Rotary project. By contributing to the Foundation, you support basic education and literacy. Rotary Images/Monika Lozinska-Lee

By donating to The Rotary Foundation, you support Rotary's six areas of focus, which help advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. 

Contributions to the Every Rotarian, Every Year  (EREY) initiative, are the primary source of funding for Foundation programs. By giving US$100 a year through EREY, you become a Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member.

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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

11/15 - 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 Buddy Brodwin