Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
May 2, 2013 | VOL 67 | ISSUE 39

Meeting opened by President Chuck Vogel at 12:31 pm

Greeter: Baray Toomajian kindly steped in at last minute with a thught and led the Pledge of Alegence.

Visiting Rotarians: Dr. Ron Light, Ron Melvin, Rick Sweeney , Igor Kipins, Joy Alaidarous
Visitors: Ben Bueller – Mortgage Broker, Mary Vogel – Wife of President, Anna – Daughter of Jay, Lynn Dejonge

Concert at the Res. Troy has many opportunities for service (please see Troy)
Ed Stokes – Big thanks, he’s the reason the concert is an option
Laura Day – Suggested perfect attendance on 5/16
May 4th District meeting in Vallejo
Need raffle tix sales at Diablo Foods. Sat at 10 am. Chris Miller and John Travale to arrive first.
Still need help with set up and clean up
Taste of Lafayette coming up!
We are very pleased to have two new members– Chris Miller (Insurance) and John Travale (Bookkeeping)

Alicia took over the collection in Anna’s absence
Jay - $100 for B-Day and leaving only
Steve Faulk, Mo, Ray, Norma, Larry all happy money all $2 each
Larry Blodgett $20 happy money
Maurice – gave Chris Miller the ‘Four Way Test Coin’

SPEAKER— Joy Alaidarous
Opened with Bangok Rotary slides but the main presentation was on The International Convention of Polio Awareness in India on February 2013. Visited Taj Mahal, Jaipur Foot Factory where the make artificial limbs which cost about $40 to make in India and $12,000 in US. Lastly, new Vocational education and a 2018 predicted Polio eradication date.
Meeting closed at 1:22pm

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Rotary receives top honors for Future Vision

 Rotary News -- 26 April 2013 
From left, RI President-elect Ron Burton and wife, Jetta, Foundation Trustee Chair Wilfrid J. Wilkinson, Past RI President Luis Vicente Giay, RI President Sakuji Tanaka, RI General Secretary John Hewko, and Celia Elena Cruz de Giay at the awards banquet.

Rotary has received a silver Edison Award in recognition of the Future Vision Plan, the new grant model that enhances the scope, impact, and sustainability of humanitarian and educational projects funded by The Rotary Foundation. 

Since 1987, the Edison Awards have recognized innovative new products, services and business leaders in the United States. The awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison. Winners represent active contributors to the cause of innovation in the world.  read

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

5/9 - Barbara Becnel-is an American author, journalist, and film producer.
5/23 – Cliff Docterman
5/30 – Michael Barrington

Local & District Events
Rotary International Events
05/01    Jay Lifson
05/28    Margaret Harbarth
05/31    Don Anderson
05/4    Anna Stevenson

 Notes by Chris Miller | Photos John Sherry