Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
October 3, 2013 | VOL 68 | ISSUE 13

President elect Greg Vaisnor held the meeting for President Debbie Cooper.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

My brush with polio
By Polly Hincks, polio survivor and member of the Rotary Club of West Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Polio is a mystery. In its time it brought terror. It indiscriminently struck with minor flu-like illness in one person, death to the person next door, paralysis of the muscles in a leg or shoulder, or a lifetime spent in an iron lung.

I met up with this evil bug in August 1951. I was pregnant and relaxing on the beach in front of my in-law’s cottage in Pine Orchard. My little son Bobby was digging holes in the sand with a new-found friend, while I passed time talking with the boy’s dad, a summer renter. The next day, his wife rushed over to use our phone to call an ambulance for her husband who was very sick.

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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. 17 – Hold for Dick Holt for Concert at RES
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 Buddy Brodwin | Photos John Sherry