Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
September 27, 2012 | VOL 67 | ISSUE 13

President Chuck Vogel opened the meeting

Guests- Jeannine Kikkert, Visiting Ron Light.

Lunch- Bob Aguilar’ spoke to the chef and we had a great new lunch, Barbecued Ribs and Corn on the Cob. No kidding, it was a great lunch. Dino & I had seconds and there was nothing left, good thing is was a small crowd. Also, if the notes are bad in this bulletin; it’s because of the barbecue sauce, it was everywhere. Heck, if lunch is good again next week, I’ll volunteer for notes again and help Buddy out..

-Fines/Happy Dollars- Happy Dollars from Tom Henry & Maurice for the Special Celebration at Roddy Ranch for a spectacular party for Ed Stokes 90TH B-DAY, an all day bash. Larry Blodget kicked in a few bucks as well since Ed supplied a day of Golf for his party with the balls and Larry enjoyed that. Special day for John Sherry, New Grandson -$100. Thanks John! Terry Ring celebrated his 28 wedding anniversary and gave us a check. (Good thing it’s listed in the Roster or he might of missed it. Just kidding Terry. ) Chuck, the pres even through in $5.00 for Ed’s party. Maurice was fined for his phone, but if you have not seen this guys phone, you’d give him your credit card to get a new one, its SAD.

Speaker- Topic- John Muir Trail- Steve Falk was a our speaker, he told us the story of how his family & close friends completed the 211 mile John Muir Trail over a period of seven summers starting in 2004 with a slide show. Apparently Steve’s dad is an avid climber who has climbed over 108 of the highest peaks in the US and high points in 5-7 other continents. The John Muir Tail was completed in 1938, the 100th anniversary of John Muir’s birthday.

Each summer they took a trip from 3 days to 7 days and would hike into the last point they had left, so in the end they probably hiked over 280 miles. The Trail starts at Yosemite Valley, near Half Dome and ends at Mt Whitney. This is a trail with peaks almost up to 14,000 feet! Having started when the kids were young with 30 Lb back packs and years later at 50lbs, it was remarkable to see the photos each year as the kids grew older on completing this hike. For those of you who missed this one; this was one of those Heart Felt stories that was really great to listen too, as only our City Manager Steve could tell it. If you camp, climb or are any type of an outdoors person; please ask Steve about this trip, it was remarkable.

Raffle- John Sherry $2.00, Ann won a Hat- Geoffrey got the $5.00

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Former Rotary Peace Fellow a defender of children

Rotary News -- 13 September 2012 
Former Rotary Peace Fellow Katia de Mello Dantas takes part in a panel at a Caribbean regional meeting on protecting children from sexual exploitation. Photo courtesy of Katia de Mello Dantas

Katia de Mello Dantas is helping to stop sexual abuse of children, including pornography, human trafficking, and abduction. In the past year, she has worked especially on protecting children from sexual predators on the Internet. 

Dantas is policy director for Latin America and the Caribbean for the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children in Brasília, Brazil. Every day, at least 22,000 children worldwide are reported missing, and 5,000 are victimized through commercial sexual exploitation, according to the center. 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

10/4 –Cocert at the Res presentation
10/11 Alexander Jefferson Tuskegee Airman
10/18 City Coucil Debate

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 Alan Mac | Photos John Sherry