Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
November 7, 2013 | VOL 68 | ISSUE 18

Pres. Debbie Cooper opened the meeting, and Kevin Healy acted as Greeter, and a fabulous greeter he was!
Visiting Rotarians: Ron Light, Kurt Teichmann, from Oakland Club

Guests: Jeff Carman, New Fire Chief in CCC intro'd by Steve Falk Olivia Blodgett, daughter of Larry, going to school as vet assistant Marc Liotta,a rumored to be closet magician, intro'd as friend of Kevin Healey, but don't hold that against him! Maybe Kevin is making him a new closet for his magic tricks? Ya think?!
Rena Wilson, guest of Greg's and former recipient of Rotary Scholarship, and a star in Beach Blanket Babylon! Anybody get her autograph? She led us in singing Happy Bday for the November Bday crowd. Bill Eames was miffed but impressed to be included in a group that included a star from Beach Blanket Babylon.

Announcements- Jay Lifson annc'ed the first annual garage tour in Lafayette, Nov 10, 1-4pm, a Man-Cave extravaganza, and the Laf.Community Thanksgiving Breakfast coming soon, on Nov.22, 7-8:30, $20 John Sherry reminded us of the Day at the races Troy spoke of the Rotary Foundation, as unexciting as it may be. The Foundation wants every Rotarian to donate each year. They support things like polio eradication and partner with the likes of Bill Gates. Poverty, education, peace, women's issues, and more causes are supported by the Foundation.
Debbie spoke of the Laf. library foundation presentation of Rick Steeves speaking soon.

Fines and Happy Dollars:
Dave Abraham said he loves Laf., and hasn't regretted leaving S.F.
Steve Falk welcomed Geoff Z. after a short absence.
Geoff thanked Oakwood for their health event and he enjoyed taking photos in Yosemite at dawn, dusk and freezing his butt off out there, and loving every minute of it! He is now part owner with the financial company he works with.
Mo Levich praised Rotary for its humanitarian ways.
Anna welcomed Bud Molthrop and Lisa Cohen because of their infrequent visits Tom C. Paid a fine for a great trip to Aussieland.
Larry B. Expressed his thrill at having his daughter ascent to coming to Rotary.
Maurice W. Gave a tribute to his high school coach that passed on recently, a mentor he'll miss dearly. He also welcomed his son Maurice Jr. As a guest of Rotary.
Jay went to Chicago with his wife Kathy and saw a Notre Dame game

Speaker: Rocky Termanini spoke of the Internet and Combating Cybercrime and of the Underworld of the Cyberworld. He spoke of the change of leadership in the top businesses in IT, and how many older companies become dinosaurs. Consider the Internet as a highway, filled with individuals all going in different directions. Rocky is one of our newest members and gave us his talk from the Int'l Cyber Security Conference in Dubai, titled " The Unbelievable, It Happens in our Cyber Space"

Raffle:$85 pot, $2 to John Sherry, $5 to Olivia Blodgett, no jackpot

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Traveling down a rough road with polio
By Patrick J. Bird, polio survivor and author of A Rough Road

During the polio epidemic of 1940, I contracted polio and became ensconced for 19 months in a “reconstruction home” far from my family. I was only 4 years old, and since all the other children were at least twice my age, I was initially placed in a room by myself instead of one of the dormitories.

Enduring loneliness, painful treatments, and lengthy, frustrating rehabilitation sessions, I learned to overcome my fears and to prevail physically and emotionally through my interactions with a colorful cast of hospital staff. There was the friendly giant orderly Johnny Cant and the lighthearted Nurse Kelly. They were joined by the no-nonsense physical therapist Ma Gillick, an evangelical swimming instructor Mr. Cooney, and the imposing and frightening Dr. Strasburg and his mean assistant Nurse McCormick.

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

Nov. 14- Dan Baker

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