Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
September 13, 2012 | VOL 67 | ISSUE 11

President Chuck opened the meeting; Mike Heller, who was to be our greeter, was out selling a car, so Chuck opened with a moment of silence for the 9/11 victims who lost their life 11 years ago.
Visiting Rotarians: Steve Paddock from Orinda Rotary, and Ron Melvin from the Lamorinda Sunrise club.

The club banner for 2009-2010 was auctioned off, with Bill Eames being the one bidder on the fine piece of Rotary art and history, for $5. Chuck announced that there is a photo contest for the District Conference in Napa, which is November 2 – 4. If you have any Rotary photos to submit, please email him. Chuck also announced that the Rossmoor Rotary club has a fundraiser that will benefit Alzheimer’s, on October 13 (the same day as our club’s wine trip to Napa).
On October 11, Tuskegee Airman, Alexander Jefferson, is our Rotary speaker. Bob Shusta reminded us to RSVP and sign up our guests for the lunch meeting, and the evening dinner. Dick Holt said that our lunch on October 4 will be the day for giving out Concert at the Res funds to the school music programs, and on October 18, our club is hosting the candidates for Lafayette City Council. Jay begged for some additional last minute volunteers for the Lafayette Art and Wine Festival. Rotary will have a table at the Lafayette Art and Wine Festival. We need some Rotarians to help man the table. Other clubs in the area are also participating. The following weekend is the Orinda Classic Car Show, which Orinda Rotary helps put together. On November 16, there will be an evening social event for our club, at Tom’s Orchard Nursery. Ed said that those playing in his golf tournament on September 26 should arrive by 9:00 a.m.
Happy Dollars: Don Anderson gave $5 + $24 for his anniversary. John was happy that Maurice helped round up some loose dogs on his street. Geoff gave $12 for the 12 games recently won by the Oakland A’s. Bob Shusta paid a hefty fine of $40 for some remark regarding Anna’s state of fitness for driving a golf beverage cart. Dick was recognized for his birthday to the tune of $74. Larry Blodgett gave $2 for the Cal game he attended; Maurice had $3 for the fine women in our club. Tom had a nice time in Carmel. Bill Eames related the donut shop story of Don Anderson meeting women in Dallas. Ed was happy about the art and wine festival. Andy said his family in Germany found bullets and grenades when digging a garden in the backyard. And Bob Shusta asked for volunteers for the nominations committee for 2014-15 officers.
Club Assembly: There was no guest speaker for the meeting. The club assembly topics were membership, and the District database. President Chuck explained the “One and Done” idea for membership growth. The club would be divided into teams of about four each, with the task of each team recruiting one new member, and rewards for the teams recruiting the most.
Dino did a presentation on using the District and Club Database, otherwise known as DaCdb. You can access the database from the home page of the District website: You’ll find “DaCdb How To” on the menu bar, with the link to access the database, and other useful how-to information. To log in for the first time, find your Rotary membership number on the mailing label of your Rotations magazine. There are many things to use the database for, such things as printing name tags, but the main uses are to update your own information including photo, and to print a club directory or look up contact information for another Rotarian.

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RYLA veteran gets with the program

By Susia Ma 
The Rotarian -- September 2012  
A major in the U.S. Army Reserve, Steve Melton has served RYLA in almost every capacity.

Steve Melton has been going to Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) events for almost two decades. A major in the U.S. Army Reserve, Melton has volunteered at the RYLA camp held by District 5810 (Texas) almost every summer since his own time as a RYLA participant. He’s served as everything from counselor to deputy director to construction team member.

THE ROTARIAN: What led you to RYLA? read online

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

9/20 –Kay Anderson Education Programs Manager San Francisco Symphony

Local & District Events
Rotary International Events
09/04 John Sherry    
09/11 Dick Holt
09/07 Robert Aguilar  
09/10 Donald Anderson
9/20 Lisa Cohen
9/27 Michael Heller
10/4 Mike Henn

 Notes by Troy Feddersen | Photos John Sherry