Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
October 17, 2013 | VOL 68 | ISSUE 15

President elect Greg Vaisnor held the meeting for President Debbie Cooper. Upon completion of the pledge of allegiance Bob A. hollered “Go Barack!”
We had great attendance, filling all 6 tables. Moreover, we had a full complement of visiting Rotarians & guests.
The roster of visiting Rotarians included Ed Goldberg, Paul (from Sunrise), Dennis Garrison and Ron White.
The list of guests included Rena Wilson of the Lamorinda Theatre Company, Rocky, Rachel Zinn (Superintendent of Schools), Andy’s lovely wife, Norman from Acalanes HS, Randy Porter (Music Director at Westlake School) and Ryan, a young trumpeter from Acalanes HS who’s e-mail address is ilovemytrumpet. We also had Bob, Steve from Minuteman Press and Derrick. Your notetaker apologizes for several missing surnames.

Catering did not disappoint the capacity crowd; ribs, asparagus, rice pilaf, fruit & salad. And of course, the always reliable R.C.o.L. cookies.
We had Bob A. on lottery, Alicia handling the cash box and president-elect Greg presiding.

Best wishes to Milton Bruzzone on his 85th birthday. Norma baked 2 x cakes for the happy occasion.

The assemblage enjoyed lunch as the room was unusually quite until Greg gaveled the group to order at 12:35 pm.
At that time it was revealed that there was no greeter, so Greg took the opportunity to wish Milt a happy birthday.

Maurice then entered @ 12:40 pm to scattered applause and a few cat calls.

Our president-elect announced that the board had assigned Dino, Troy, Bob & Greg to a nominating committee. More on this later.

Mike Heller & Jay reminded the assemblage of the Reservoir Run on 10/27 and urged everyone to participate.
Maurice has a storage unit and has offered it to Rotary to house the clubs property. Anyone with Rotary stuff in their garage, attic, basement, trunk is urged to contact Maurice.

Mike Heller tells us that Rocky will be speaking to our group on 11/7, discussing his 46 year career in security consulting & cybersecurity; the real 007 stuff.

Greg was able to place 2 tickets for the Cal – Oregon State game with Larry B. for $45 after a back & forth bidding war with Maurice.

Happy Dollars
Terry – rt elbow surgery went well, swelling has given him the “popeye” arms he’s always wanted
Al W – Wanted to thank Bob (guest) for teaching all of his kids
Bob S- trip through Idaho, WA, OR – even got along with his wife!, sad dollar dog Bear passed away at 15
Anna – thanked Olivia Blodget helping with kids, Olivia had out shot her Dad at the range
Mo W – Blue GTO / Tesla (son is engineer there)Thanked Norm and Bob for being tremendous assets to the community
Mo L - $20 for Rand Porter – Westlake (Oakland) Boyscout, Evan Grover collected 26 instruments for the school!, Thanked Ryan Cocuer for “lighting the pilot” at the Rossmoor band with his energy and enthusiasm, also got to sail under the new bridge in the Jeremiah O’Brien
Troy – Paid $5 for Bill NOT to sing Happy Birthday, instead Rena Wilson sung
Rocky – on Feb 17 he will be running 100 miles! Invited all of us to run with them. In 2015 plans to run 24 hours

Concert at the Res – Dick Holt, event has been going on for 19 years. Dick wanted to shine light on the sponsors, volunteers and music groups the event supports.

SPONSOR- Thank you
Andy and Wendy Scheck for sponsorship and publicity
Matt Shriner – BrightStar – sponsorship
Dennis G – Oakwood – Sponsorship
Mike Heller for being “the food guy” and Concord BMW for sponsorship
John Dylan – Sponsorship
Jay Lifson – Chamber of Commerce – publicity
Ed Stokes – Diablo Foods donated the food which allowed the profit!
Steve Palma – Minuteman Press
Debbie Cooper – Mechanics Bank
Jess Wellen – gift certificates and support

John Sherry, Troy Fedderson, Maurice Williams (forgotten then added back), Norma E for cookies

DONATION (Proceeds of events were distributed to the following
Raina Wilson – Lafayette Theater Academy
Bob Athayde – Stanley Middle School / Rachel Zinn – school superintendant
Norm Dea – Acalanes High School
Brian Pardeau – music director at Bentley
Randy Porter – Westlake Elementary – Oakland – a low income school where 90% qualify for free lunch program
Ryan Kapure / Mo Levich – Generations in Jazz and the Dominant 7
Derek Silva – Town Hall
Stevie Coyle – Guitar teacher

Raffle Prize Winners
$2 Dave A
$5 Chuck V

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Indian philanthropist boosts Rotary’s push to end polio with new US$1 million gift

Indian philanthropist and businesswoman, Rajashree Birla, has announced a new $1 million gift to Rotary for polio eradication.

Indian philanthropist and businesswoman Rajashree Birla has announced a new gift of US$1 million to Rotary to help eradicate polio. The gift brings her total contributions to the Rotary effort to more than $7.2 million.

What’s more, this gift will be matched two-for-one by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, resulting in $3 million in new funding for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). Rotary is a leading partner in the GPEI, especially in advocating government and donor support, fundraising, and building public awareness. Through the End Polio Now: Make History Today fundraising campaign, the Gates Foundation is matching two-for-one every new dollar Rotary commits to polio eradication, up to $35 million per year, from 2013 through 2018.

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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

Oct. 24- Kid Scoop News – Stacey Roberts-Ohr (510-251-8686)
Oct. 31- HALLOWEEN PARTY – Scary Movies and more

Local & District Events
Oct. 26 Lafayette Reservoir Run
Rotary International Events
10/18 Troy Winkels

 Notes by David Abrahams and Matt Shriner | Photos John Sherry