Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
January 30, 2014 | VOL 68 | ISSUE 28

Debbie Cooper, Herr Commandant, opened the meeting(she loves that bell!), Troy was the Greeter and gave the saying of the day.

At 11am, the widely advertised first meeting of the 20th CONCERT AT THE RES committee, was well attended by 10 Rotarians. Those that showed were the usual suspects! Come on guys, this is a service club, we need you to show up and participate. What is it about the word "service" ya don't get?! Next meeting is : Feb.6 at 11:45 right after the membership committee meeting at 11am. Be there or be square!
Many thanks to Dick, John, Norma, Joanne, Troy, Buddy, Matt, Chuck, and Debbie for being present.
The main issue discussed was fund raising for this worthy event that funds music programs in our local schools. All Rotarians should bring the name and address of at least three of their good friends or business contacts for donations. An intro/donor letter will be provided for your use.

Visiting Rotarians:Jose Avelar from Orinda Rotary Club

Guests: Matt Pease, third visit, recently retired IT guyto join our club. Eric Wurlet intro'ed by Dino. Jim Jorgensen returned after a long absence.

Remember, next week Wed. Feb.5, we meet at the Interclub Mtg at Rossmoor on Dollar Drive at the New Event Ctr.
On the 12th of Feb. Is the Chamber Mixer at the Town Hall Theatre hosted by our Club and Lamorinda club. Your help is needed to represent our Rotary Clubs!

Speaker: The honorable Steve Falk gave a talk on "What Makes Great Art Great?" The answer: inspiration, execution, and availability for others to see, then striving for perfection in each of these three categories. Great art seems to conjure up the divine. We all have within us the possibility of creating great art and need to let it out to the rest of humanity.

Annc'ed: Kevin Healey rec'd his Blue Badge, Kurt Teichmann rec'd his Red Badge as a new member, from Oakland 3 Club prior to ours.

Raffle: $75 Alan Mac won $2 and $5 and the jackpot of $75. Go figure!
You're killing us here, man.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

The first four Rotarians

The first four Rotarians. From left: Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram E. Shorey, Paul P. Harris. Between 1905 and 1912. Courtesy of Rotary International.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rotary International.

On 23 February 1905, Paul P. Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram E. Shorey gathered in Loehr’s office for what would become known as the first Rotary club meeting.

Harris’s desire for camaraderie among business associates brought together these four men and eventually led to an international organization of service and fellowship.

Read about each of the first four Rotarians below, and about Harry L. Ruggles, who is often called the "fifth Rotarian."read the story

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

Local & District Events
Rotary International Events
Anna Stevenson
A.C. Webb
Debbie Cooper 
Charlie Vitale
Maurice Levich 
 Notes by Buddy Brodwin | Photos John Sherry