Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
September 20, 2012 | VOL 67 | ISSUE 12

President Chuck opened the meeting. Lisa Cohen, our greeter, provided the thought for the day and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Visiting Rotarians: There were no visiting Rotarians today.
Guests: Our guest and speaker was Kay Anderson, Educations Program Manager for the San Francisco Symphony.

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 again 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, for which Bob Aguilar said there are still a couple of spots left for anyone still interested). Dick Holt announced there is a symposium on aging, also on October 13.
On October 11, Tuskegee Airman, Alexander Jefferson, is our Rotary speaker. John reminded us to RSVP and sign up ourselves and our guests for the lunch meeting, and the evening dinner. Buddy said he desperately needs a volunteer for note taker for the month of October. Please volunteer. Mike Henn said that too many poll workers volunteered for the afternoon shift. If you signed up and can help in the morning, please let him know. Mike Heller thanked Lafayette Art and Wine Festival volunteers, and then announced our club’s next big thing in the community – the pancake breakfast on the morning of the Reservoir run, October 28. Jay presented Ed Stokes with an Art and Wine Festival volunteer shirt, with his likeness on it. Others in the club who helped with the event were thanked and also given an Ed shirt. Jay related the story of how quick thinking helped save a man’s life who needed CPR. Ed Stokes said that everyone going to his golf tournament should arrive no later than 9:00 a.m.
JoAnne Archer was inducted into the club as our newest member, by Chuck Vogel and JoAnne’s sponsor, Anna Stevenson. The club welcomed JoAnne with a standing ovation. Buddy, still with his red badge, proceeded to demonstrate that he knows the four-way test.
Happy Dollars: Ray was happy to be back from Maine. Larry Blodgett provided great detail about the beers that he was happy to have poured for Art and Wine. Mo Levich recognized Jay for the outstanding leadership he demonstrated, in organizing the Lafayette Art and Wine Festival. Lisa was happy to now be an empty nester. Alicia was happy to be a new home owner and presented Troy with a thank you gift. Troy was happy that Alicia was happy.
Speaker: Our guest speaker was Kay Anderson, Educational Programs Manager for the San Francisco Symphony. Kay told us who she was, what she did, and why. The San Francisco Symphony has 120 paid employees. Their educational programs fall under six categories: 1) Concerts for kids (32,000 kids), 2) Adventures in music – including such things as giving out kazoos and harmonicas, 3) Teacher training, 4) Youth orchestra, 5) Music for families, 6) Community of music makers.
In the raffle, John and Andy were the winners. Next week, our speaker is our own Steve Falk.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Together, we can go further for peace

By Saad Karim, 2012 Rotary Peace Fellow, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand  
Saad Karim, right, at the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University

There is an African proverb that says “Alone we can run faster, but together we can go further,” also sometimes stated as “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go further, go together.”

When I began the Rotary Peace Centers program at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, I and my 21 classmates began the journey on separate paths, each with different, individual ideas about peace and conflict resolution.

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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

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
10/4 Mike Henn
10/11 Tom Henry
10/18 Dick Holt

 Notes by Troy Feddersen | Photos John Sherry