Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
January 9, 2014 | VOL 68 | ISSUE 25

Debbie Cooper, the enlightened, opened the meeting and Bill Eames was greeter. Chuck Vogel gave the thought of the day from Thomas Jefferson.
Visiting Rotarians: Chris Lane from the Lamorinda club, Kurt Techman from Oakland, who wants to change clubs. Alan Mac even showed up and was recognized for his attendance, a somewhat seldom occurrence sadly to say. Come on Alan!

Guests: Leslie and Matt Pease intro'd by Jay Lifson Valerie and Gregory Fitzgibbons today's speakers; Diane Barbera soon to be a member, also dropped in for lunch.

Annc'ed: Dave Baker returned from Australia, married and smiling wildly and loving life. He gave $100 for an absence of 4-5 wks in the country he was raised in. Anyone notice a more pronounced accent?
Norma thanked all the jacket donators and thanked Buddy for joining her on the trip to Shelter Inc, where the jackets were well received.
Norma also received a standing ovation for all her hard work purchasing and wrapping all the gifts for the kids of Shelter Inc. way to go Norma!
Mike Heller came with a $500 dollar check from Rotary Supportter John Dylan.
John Sherry, though absent, was with us in spirit. No photos for next weeks issue of Rotations, I'm afraid.
Chuck passed around our Rotary ID cards.
Bill Eames led us once again in a rousing round of Happy Birthday to Alicia and Maurice. He also invited all Rotarians to a Super Bowl party at his house.
Dave Abrahams alerted us to the opening, soon, of Fresh Connection and receive his blue badge of courage from Debbie C.; he then gave $20 for all the above and for the 10 lbs he's put on since joining our fine dining club!
Johnny's a Donuts has reopened to the relief of the sugar addicted crowd, including Bill E. And Mike Heller.
Chuck Vogel said he'd soon be publishing his "Memoirs II" for all those who didn't get enough from his talk last week. Any takers? No? I didn't think so.
Police Cheif Eric Cristensen thanked Buddy for solving his "difficulties" sleeping and then said he'd pay $5 for any un-solved burglaries in town, and he then volunteered Mo to quadruple the bet and pay $20 for every solved burglary! To which Mo prepaid $30 hoping for an early bird discount I guess. You guys!

Ed Stokes was recognized for his photo in a local paper at his counter at Diable Foods. Good looking guy for 91!
Ron Wake reminded us of the largest gathering of Rotarian Skiers in the world, bar none...I think the sign ups are numbering 4.
There was a troublemakers table spotted and you know who you were!

Speakers: Valerie and Gregory Fitzgibbons spoke of their Audiology Office "Hearing Science of W.C." They gave a very informative talk on what to expect from hearing aids and the difficulties of getting the right one and having it fit well and work well. Bottom line was watch out for advertised offers as they are all to often a waste of money and inappropriate for ones individual needs. Good hearing aids cost from$1000-$3000, so don't be fooled by misleading ads.

Raffle $45 jackpot, $2 Mo Levich, $5 Bud Molthrop

And that's the way it was, Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Lafayette Rotary Lunch. The notes were a joint effort of Dave A. and Buddy B. as neither realized that the other was taking notes, although they were sitting next to one another!!!! Very observant guys!

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 Ron Wake