Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
December 20, 2012 | VOL 67 | ISSUE 22

General Chuck Vogel brought the meeting to order; gosh he loves that bell!
Tom O'Sullivan was the greeter
Guests: Debbie Cooper intro'd Bonnie Peacock and Paul Krantz, the former from Las Trampas School, the latter of Meals on wheels.
Bob Shusta intro'd Joanne Lagerstrom fromTrinity Center Alicia Cragholm intro'd Julie Strand and Sean Rundle from Jr. Achievements

Milt Brazzone was recognized for his attendance today.

Announcements: as the upcoming pres- elect, Debbie Cooper announced her tentative board appt's, and the selections were accepted. You know who you are!
John Sherry reminded us of the Gin Fizz Breakfast on Dec.27 at 7:30am at Oakwood.
Buddy Brodwin thanked all for their participation in the Holiday Lunch at the Lafayette Park Hotel And the delivery of the many coats and jackets collected to Shelter, Inc.
Maurice Williams went on a jacket spree of his own with his wife and will deliver them to Shelter, Inc.
Larry had a date night with his wife to see "It's a Wonderful Life" at the Townhall Theatre and loved it.
John Sherry's first grandchild is now 3 mos. old.
Dick Holt is proud to announce that he and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
He also patted John Sherry on the back for losing 35 lbs so far and looking "svelt".
Dino apologized for an errant non emailing of his newsletter.
Mike Heller thanked Jay for bringing and showing the PowerPoint show of he and his recently deceased wife, Joan. Our many condolences go out to Michael! He also celebrated a birthday and we all sang a round of Happy Bday to him.
Alicia C. Locked herself out of her house while retrieving the newspaper/mail on a frigid morning recently and thanked Gregg Vaisnor for rescuing her from the cold. He politely asked if this was the first time this had happened? Alicia doubled her fine, but failed to answer the question. Hmmm!
Anna Stevensen got serious as sarg.-at-arms and had all those without rotary pins stand and pay up! Tough gal!

Presentation: Past President Troy Feddersen presented donation checks from his budget as president to each of the following: Paul Krantz of Meals on wheels Bonnie Peacock, director of the Las Trampas School Trinity Center of Walnut Creek( formerly "Fresh Start"). Joanne Lagerstrom, director.
And Julie Strand and Sean Rundle of Junior Acheivement

All four of these small size checks amount to the usual "big ass" check according to Troy!

Chuck V. Asked Ron Wake to speak about Rotary Foundation donations, which he said each member is committed to giving a suggested $100 donation. This can be done on line at quite easily and saves paperwork, too. The "Annual Fund", one of three possibilities routes money back to the local clubs. The others are for polio and int'l funding.

Although I missed the raffle, I saw Ed Stokes walking back to his seat with a big assed grin on his face after the drawing. You can draw your own conclusions, maybe he was just coming back from another of his many birthday parties!

We still desperately need NOTETAKERS !!!! Let Buddy know which month you want to sign up for!

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Rotary condemns attacks targeting polio vaccinators in Pakistan
By Robert S. Scott, chair of the International PolioPlus Committee

A child shows off the purple dye on his pinkie, a sign he has received the polio vaccine.

Rotary International joins the Government of Pakistan and our partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in condemning the recent attacks that have killed and wounded health workers in Pakistan.

The shooting victims are among the thousands of health workers and volunteers – including members of Pakistan’s 151 Rotary clubs – who are committed to saving children by stopping the transmission of polio in Pakistan, one of three countries where the crippling virus remains endemic.

The attacks prompted the Government of Pakistan to temporarily suspend the vaccination campaign due to concerns over the safety of health workers.

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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

1/3 – Robin Fox – Social Media expert
1/10 – Loaves & Fishes

Local & District Events
Rotary International Events
Clarkson, Jack    
Henry, Tom
Alicia Cragholm
Moulthrop, Bud

 Notes by Buddy Brodwin | Photos John Sherry