Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
August 16, 2012 | VOL 67 | ISSUE 7

Chuck Vogel opened the meeting.
Visiting Rotarians:
Hayes Egelhard from the morning club joined us again.
Guests: Joanne Archer joined us, as did Steve Paddock from the Orinda Club.
Laurie Myers introduced by Don, is the staff of the Supervisor Anderson's Lafayette office.

A contribution was made to the Marine's Semper Fi club. There is a luncheon in Vacaville.

Mike Heller had a great get together at his new home. More than a dozen club members attended.
Rock the Plaza had a good showing and there are two good friday's remaining

Octavio (Chero) Chavez visited with his wife Anna and son Victor. Our club was recognized for the purchase of the fire engine truck for Ville de Guadalupe (located 17mi south of Ensenada) which the club made in 2003?. Chero explained that the community of Guadalupe has grown strongly in the last decade and they really appreciate the firetruck and would love to get a back up truck in future years. The would also like to stockpile spare parts which they get from Victorville.

The wine Tour has two more openings for $285 a couple.

Anniversaries are among us!
Troy Fedderson celebrated his 20th Anniversary!
Bob Shusta his 51st!
4th anniversary for Alicia!
Maurice was recognized for 28 years of marraige and for rockin the plaza!

Jay has tickets for ZZ top, J. Cocker and Huey Lewis and the News at the Concord Pavillion.
Chuck has tickets with a parking pass for Cal football games and they will be auctioned next week for Sept 8th and 9th?.

Our speaker, Candace Andersen was sworn in on June 26 for her first term as District 2 County Board of Supervisors.
Candace served as Mayor of Danville for two terms. She also served on the Morgan Hill council in the early 90s. She is an attorney licensed in Hawaii and California. She raised six children.
Candace has retained almost all of Gayle's staff. Her assistant Laurie heads the Lafayette office and it is open for appointments on Monday and Thursdays. Laurie was with Gayle Ulkima for 14 years.

The county board of supervisors has a 1.1 million budget and it oversees the unincorporated areas for land use, capital improvements, etc. The BoS is also a resource to city councils.

Supervisor Anderson explained the issue at hand including the CC Firefighters budget shortfualls (12MM on budget of 100MM.) She see's a misalignment of resources as 70% of Firefighter calls are medical, and only 5% are for fires. The model isn't working. A parcel tax wouldn't cover the difference. 3% at 50 doesn't work. Need to use more realistic return expectations for pension funds.

The club asked several questions related to pension reform. Supervisor Anderson seemed uncommonly well informed, and articulated thoughtfully many of the issues behind the questions and the dilemma's at hand.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Celebrating 20 years of Rotary in Ukraine

by Rotary International
The Rotary Club of Cotonou Ifê, Benin, celebrates Rotary's anniversary with a cake in February. The club is one of several formed recently in Benin. Photo courtesy Boris Crestia. 

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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

8/23 –Police Chief Eric Christensen

8/30 – Laura Day – District Governor

Local & District Events
8/10 Rock the Plaza
Rotary International Events
08/02 Terry Ring
08/26 Mike Henn
08/01 Larry Blodgett
08/08 Barry Toomajian
08/14 Alan Mac
08/14 Ed Stokes
08/15 Troy Feddersen
08/17 Troy Winkles
08/19 Jay Lifson
08/20 Bob Shusta
08/23 Daniel Baker
8/16 Steve Falk

 Notes by Daniel A. Barnes | Photos John Sherry