Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
November 14, 2013 | VOL 68 | ISSUE 19

Debbie Cooper, The Big Cheese, opened the meeting. Rocky T. Acted as greeter.
Visiting Rotarians-none

Guests: Charlie Vitale, past Rotary president
Beth Needles, exec. Director of Library Foundation

Annc's: Buddy spoke of the "Night at the Orchard Nursery" and the "Holiday Lunch" at the Lafayettte Park Hotel on Dec. 19, 11:30-1:00 Jay, in absentia, annc'ed the 35th Annual Community Thanksgiving Breakfast on 11/22 at 7am, on Nov. 22 John Sherry spoke of the "Day At the Races" this coming Sat. All sold out! Good luck to all attending. Tom Henry gave some pointers and saved many more for the day of the event.
Debbie spoke of the nominations committee forthe Rotary Board: Gregg V., Pres; Dino Riggio, VP; Chuck Vogel, Past Pres., Bob S, Troy F., Norma as sec., Dave Baker, club service, Buddy, Mike Henn, Dave Abrahams

Fines and Happy Dollars: Mike Henn paid for his 35 th Anniv. With. $50!
Alan Mac, gave $100 to honor his recently passed-on Mom, and a vacation they took afterward to recover from the sudden ordeal.
Steve Falk gave $24 for his anniv.
Debbie thanked Cheif Eric for his work keeping Lafayette safe and sound.
Bob Shusta gave $5 for his two weeks in Mexico and spent a week with Mike Heller Mike Heller rec'd we all contribute to the Phillipines due to the storm. We raised $280 and the board will match that, according to Debbie C.
Dave Abrahams thanked Rocky for lecture last week on the internet Geoff and his wife are headed to Carmel for a family Bday Dan Furlong returned after an illness Larry B thanked Debbie giving up her Race tickets to the Blodgetts so Olivia, his daughter, could experience the debauchery at the races Ron Wake spoke of the Rotary Foundation and the Paul Harris Fellow awarded to those contributing $1000.
Charlie Vitale spoke of Bill McCabe having heart trouble and terminal liver cancer and entering hospice
Speaker: Dan Baker continued his story of his 94 years with "The Rest of the Story". He spoke at length about WWII, the Japanese Empire, and landing in the water after an attempted launch from his aircraft carrier. He continued unscathed to many other military theaters. Quite an amazing story to hear. Many thanks to Dan Baker.

Raffle: Tom C. won tickets to Rick Steeves, Anna $2, and Terry Ring won the $75 jackpot. Couldn't have gone to a nicer guy!

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Rotary clubs take action for typhoon-ravaged Philippines

Rotary members in the Philippines pack relief goods for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Hundreds of Rotary clubs around the world are also coordinating emergency aid packages for hard-hit communities.
Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Rotary District 3860, Phillipines

Rotary clubs around the world are pledging emergency aid to communities in central Philippines after last week’s massive typhoon flattened entire coastal towns and villages, killed thousands of people, and displaced nearly 600,000 more.

The situation remains dire as widespread destruction has made food, water, and medicine scarce in remote areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm to make landfall on record.

Rotary President Ron Burton is urging our 34,000 clubs worldwide to continue to assist storm victims.

"I know we all want to help. I am urging our clubs to take action to provide emergency aid now and begin planning for the future when we can help rebuild homes, schools, and businesses," says Burton. "We are in the business of helping people in need."

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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

Local & District Events
Rotary International Events
11/16 Gregory Vaisnor
11/20 Ed Stokes
11/21 Steve Falk
11/3 Dick Holt
11/12 Steve Falk
11/26 Mike Henn

 Notes by Buddy Brodwin | Photos John Sherry