Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
August 9, 2012 | VOL 67 | ISSUE 6

Chief Christianson filled in as the greeter and Norma Evans had the thought for the day and saved Eric’s
Visiting Rotarians:
• Jose Avelar Asst. Gov.
• Missed someone
Geoff brought Mary Ann Thode- Better Choices Home Care
Anna brought JoAnne Archer for the 2nd time
Cathy & Bill Mero – Bill was the speaker

Announcements: Chuck’s announcements
• Board meeting next week at the chamber
• Rock the Plaza – Mike will discuss – begins this Friday
• Rotary International meeting in Vallejo

Johathan Mascone event at the Library –special offer for Rotarians

Maurice is still in Spain -don’t know why that was announced

Mike Heller Rock the Plaza
Sunday party at his new home in Concord
4-7 pm bring a NOSH

Bob S. Tero Chavez

Dick Holt left about this point in the meeting
Awaiting a fine

Jose Avelar told us about his program to recycle magazines

Mike Henn asked the club about working the polls on Nov. 6th
We have raised over $2,500 from our volunteer work. Deadline to decide by Sept. 10th

Jay announced the A&W and the need for volunteers to step up big this year. Event on September 15-16

Fines & Anniversaries
• Pin fine for 50% of the club
• Anna turned herself in –didn’t’ tell Eric C about having a “thought of the day” prepared
• Anna announced she in now working on kid #3
• Jay gave a few bucks in Jerry Garcia’s honor. Today marks the day Jerry died. He would have been 70 years old.
• Dino is back after taking the BAR
• John- sold two dogs sleeping better, no barking
• Larry B. off for 2 weeks. Celebrated his 25th Anniversary with Karen. He took a Jeep trip –very challenging and then off to Mendicino. He did make it to a Rotary Club meeting in Fort Bragg but did not stay.
• Our visitor Mary celbrated her 4 children, 7 grandchildren, 3 nieces one being 3 mo. Old
• Eric- thanked the community for giving him great information on a suspicious character including a photo of the car. They got the bad guy!
• THT night on Saturday to say thank you for all the donations.

Chuck introduces Local Historian Bill Mero.
He is part of the Contra Costa Historical Society. Great stories about our county! Many stories of the outlaws and land owners and Mt. Diablo (which stands for “Thicket of the Devil.”

Raffel $1 for Don Anderson and $5 for Mike Henn.

Meeting completed at 1:30pm

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Rotarians share tips for recruiting new members

By Arnold R. Grahl 
Rotary News -- 9 August 2012  
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. 

Eight years ago, Géné Villaça-Crestia was asked by her district governor to start a new Rotary club in her country, Benin.

She had been a Rotarian for only four years and didn’t really know where to begin. But she had a few things working in her favor: Villaça-Crestia is extremely passionate about Rotary, and she doesn’t take no for an answer.

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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

8/16 – Supervisor Candace Andersen

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
8/9 Norma Evans
7/26 Bill Eames
8/16 Steve Falk

 Notes by Jay Lifson | Photos John Sherry