Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
July 12, 2012 | VOL 67 | ISSUE 2

Newly crowned El Presidente Chuck Vogel opened meeting. Alicia was the Greeter and subbed for Anna as Sargeant at Arms. Chuck explained his absence from last weeks meeting being his annual birthday and July 4 th celebration at Tahoe. He then paid $85 for the 17 members that were able to show up.
Guests: Dr.Steve Wolf of Rotocare
Bob Shusta, nephew of member Bob Shusta

Announcements: Bob Aguilar is organizing a wine trip to Napa on Oct. 13 costing $275/couple, including a visit to three wineries, transportation and dinner. Sign up now as 15 members are needed to make it happen.
Mo Levich brought up the Generations in Jazz Foundation 14th Annual Summer Music Workshop" at Stanley Middle School. This will replace the usual lunch meeting on Aug. 2. A tour will start at 11am, which you should not miss, then at 11:45am the festivities will begin.
Jay Lifson provided a musical interlude from the movie "JAWS" which will show Friday night at the plaza.(7/13) Bob Shusta announced that the Diablo club is having a picker tourney on July 28 at 11am.
Chuck reminded members to pay their dues in full(membership and meals) and get the benefit of the free Holiday lunch you'll receive.
Jay made Lamorinda Weekly with a "lovely" picture and article.

Fines and Happy Dollars:
Debbie Cooper thanked Bob Shusta for subbing in her absence as Pres.- sub for chuck at the last meeting.
Bob Shusta paid some happy dollars for the presence of his nephew a member of the armed services 101st airborne division. He also welcomed back John Sherry after a short break due to illness. We all hope he is feeling better and on the mend.
Andy Scheck just returned from a three week trip to Europe which was wonderful and paid $51 for his birthday.
Mo Levich welcomed Steve Wolf of Rotocare.
Maurice Williams told of one of his company trucks being stolen in Richmond a place he hopes not to return to. He has two of his boys going to the firefighters Olympics for which he is thrilled as well as a son getting married. He also thanked Norma for baking cookies for that wedding.
Tom Courtright welcomed all swimmers and members of Oakwood to join in their swimming laps for health.
Ron Wake mentioned a wedding in France he will be attending Chuck Vogel paid $129 for his birthday and anniversary. Then he presented a " big ass" check to Steve Wolf for Rotocare from our club.
Steve Wolf of Rotocare said the organization was growing rapidly, now treating 1300 patients and awaiting delivery of a new mobile clinic. He thanked Rotary for their generous support over the years.

Speakers: Steve Richard and Michael Dawson of sustainable Lafayette and the website GoLafayette.
Steve began by thanking Jay Lifson for his participation and for spending more hours with him then he cares to admit. Also thanking Dick Holt for his help with Lafayette's Green Awards.
Steve said that initially they had hoped to change the infrastructure of Laf. To address the number one problem, Traffic. He came to realize how difficult this is so with the help of Michael Dawson IT experience decided to address the problem by educating the local population on the subject.
Michael the spoke of " GoLafayette" a website where one can discover the costs of local trips by various methods of transportation and make better informed decisions on their modes of travel. Visit to use this site. Also visit to learn more.

Raffle: $35, Mike Heller won $2, Don Anderson $5

We need NOTETAKER 's for the coming months!!!! Buddy

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Vocational training team shares expertise with Aga Khan University faculty in Uganda

By Dan Nixon 
Rotary International News -- 9 July 2012
Dr. Yasmin Amarsi, dean of Aga Khan University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, welcomes VTT leader Matthias Oladeinde Shoga to the university’s campus in Kampala, Uganda. Photo by Jan Damery

Members of a vocational training team shared their expertise in nursing education with faculty at Aga Khan University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery recently. 

The training team, the first funded by a Rotary Foundation packaged grant, visited the campus in  Kampala, Uganda, 27 February-12 March.  Led by physician and Past District Governor Matthias Oladeinde Shoga, the three nurse educators from Nigeria trained their counterparts in teaching practices that promote student learning and improve effectiveness in education. 

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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
Chuck Vogel. . . . . President Elect
Bob Shusta . . . . . . . . Secretary
Greg Vaisnor . . . . . . . Treasurer
Chuck Vogel . . . . Membership Chair
Maurice Williams
. . . . . . . Community Service
Terry Ring
. . . . International Service
Erin McCoin 
. . . . Vocational Service
Andy Scheck
. . . . Sergeant at Arms
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

July 19 Mary MCCosker – Lafayette Historical Society – History of Lafayette

Local & District Events
Rotary International Events
07/01 Daniel    Baker
07/03 Polly    Bernson
07/03 Andreas    Scheck
07/04 Chuck    Vogel 
07/08 Robert    Aguilar 
07/19 Jesse    Wellen
07/26 John    Hansen
07/04 Tom    Courtright
07/07 Warren    Rupf
07/16 Chuck    Vogel
07/21 Bud    Moulthrop
7/19 Larry Dusan
7/26 Bill Eames

 Notes by Buddy Brodwin | Photos John Sherry