Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
January 23, 2014 | VOL 68 | ISSUE 27

Debbie Cooper, El Presidente, opened the mtg, and Dave Baker was greeter and gave a thought for the day.
Visiting Rotarians: John Basel, from Lamorinda Sunrise

Guests: Kurt Teichman who's about to become a member Eric Biornsen was intro'd by Mike Heller Ryan Slovota, a CPA, who operates the Gymboree and a former Oregonian, and rumored to be a great dresser.

Annc's: John from Lamorinda Sunrise spoke of mobility issues and the need for volunteers to move equipment to Napa for a corral dedicated to this.
Jim Jorgensen recouping from back surgery and sends thanks for the good wishes from our club for a rapid recovery.
John Sherry spoke of a cruise on the Jeremiah O'Brien($125 per family, 2 adults, 2 kids) Bob Shusta spoke of a youth exchange program and the search for hosts with homes.
Mike Heller talked of the multi club meeting at Rossmoor on Feb. 5, Which will host a speaker on the humor of Dan Quayle. Oh Pulease!!

The Club is dark on Feb.6, due to the above mtg.
The Chamber Mixer on Wed., Feb.12 will be hosted by the Fab 5 ROTARY Clubs., so we all need to attend and represent Rotary.
Dick Holt asked for participation in this years Concert at the Res., esp. In the fund raising aspects. Mtg tentatively for before the Thurs. Meeting.

Fines: Anna was at it again digging up the dirt on those deserving of fines! Keep your head low! She's hazardous! The various culprits will remain nameless and money-less!

Speaker: Dave Studeman with "Connector Branding" and he discussed the business of branding companies for the purpose of recognition and driving sales.

Raffle:$65 jackpot, $2 Tom Courtright, $5 Norma, no jackpot winner.

And that's the way it was... Your earnest notetaker Buddy.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

District leaders weigh in on Rotary’s updated visual identity

Standing in front of The Rotary Foundation logo, 2014-15 RI President Gary C.K. Huang addresses the incoming class of district governors at the International Assembly.
Photo Credit: Monika Lozinska/Rotary International

The success of an organization relies as much on the recognition of its brand as it does on the quality of its product. Mercedes-Benz, Coca-Cola, and LG Electronics all know it. And we know them the instant we see Mercedes-Benz’s three-pointed star, Coca-Cola’s red and white script, and LG’s smiling face.

It’s the same idea behind our Strengthening Rotary initiative. By refreshing our logo and creating a contemporary, clear, and consistent message about who we are and what we do, we’re enhancing our legacy as one of the most widely recognized and respected humanitarian organizations in the world.

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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
Ron D. Burton . . . . . . .RI President
Steve Lack . . . .
Dist 5160 Governor
Debbie Cooper . . . . . . . . President
Chuck Vogel . . . . . Past President
Buddy Brodwin . . . . . . Club Service
Greg Vaisnor . . . President Elect
Bob Shusta . . . . . .Secretary Excu.
Norma Evans . . . . . . . . Secretary
Greg Vaisnor . . . . . . .  . Treasurer
Ronald Wake . . .Rotary Found. Chair
Maurice Williams
Community Service
Terry Ring
. . . . International Service
Dino Riggio 
. . . . Vocational Service
Anna Stevenson
. 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

Feb 6 - dark
Feb 13- Eric Christensen – Lafayette Police Department

Local & District Events
Feb 5- Rotary Interclub meeting
Feb 6 dark
Feb 12 – Lafayette Rotary and Lamorinda Sunrise Chamber Mixer at Town Hall Theatre
Rotary International Events
Clarkson, Jack    
Henry, Tom
Alicia Cragholm
Moulthrop, Bud
 Notes by Buddy Brodwin | Photos John Sherry