Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
June 19, 2014 | VOL 68 | ISSUE 46

Rang the bell ...ready to start pledge when once again.....no flag
Kurt gave Terry's thought of the day
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first Mark Twain
Flag was located - pledge commenced
Visiting Rotarians: Don Jenkins
Visitors: Jay introduced Jackie Steel - Steel Chiropractic Linda Wurth - Better Care Choices
Linda's father was a Rotarian, Ruth McCahan, Jim Carlson Lamorinda Village

Stain vs Paint on benches was debated

At this point a flea market / garage sell broke out. Chuck cleaning out the Rotary junk microphones, trophy (Jay), frank Talk books, 2011 golf brochures....as it continued the questions mounted "is this the program etc".

Announcements
Rock the Plaza
Thanks for bench painting again ( no follow up on the distinctions between stain and paint Bocce Ball - passed and we didn't go July 19th USO Show concert

Bill - stepped in as fine master - people gave generously petrified that He might sing!

At this point my cell phone gave me an update on a potential Kevin Love trade ....what they're including Klay.....argh

Allen working at home stomach ache, stat med, john MUIR 5 hours pain killers Wedding anniversary May 16th - Ron Ron added anniversary and grand daughters Eric completing 20th year of sentence.
Might get out for good behavior
John sherry 47
Jay Lifson Dad is coming to visit turning 90 Called Deano jay and Larry mixed up Matt - paid for vacation Larry B - 50 for birthday, surprised with a car BMW convertible no beige, took a Mini Cooper napa valley lodge, new favorite wine William Harrison Winery Don Anderson - birthday 81! Everyday good day, dinner Deano - $1 for each "Jerry"
Mike H - Rock the Plaza - fabulous 350 on the lawn, bent finger. The Big Jangle - Tom Petty tribute - hot links added Greg Vaisnor - fining $20 Incoming President - went to convention held at Olympic Park 2000 Olympics. Had a great time stole a Koala. Looking forward to new regime Steve bad Day for Eric told two daughters their mother died Chuck chipped in 2 more

Chuck - Dad thought I was born with a Big Bang. BA-da-boom rim shot

At this point I had to run to take my cat to vet. $2000 got me a diagnosis....Nasal Lymphoma. - depressing!

Program - LaMorinda Village

What they should be asking is do we know any isolated neighbors who have maybe lost their licenses etc that could use help and a stronger social connection to the town? But I wasn't there.

Notetakers Supplemental( Matt Shriner had to abdicate his throne for the afternoon, so Buddy, the original permanent latrine orderly, took the reins) Ruth McCahan, president of Lamorinda Village intro'd Jim Carlson, who helps run LV as a task member. This is a one stop shop for the elderly staying in their own homes. Nearly 20% of the Lamorinda Community are over 65! When they need help of any sort, handymen, plumbers and the Transportation to get them around. The topic of the importance of "community" was discussed as to how it affects ones health and well-being. Volunteerism thru this service is also an important connection for seniors to remain part of the community. As a member of this service, you get many benefits, such as discounts on services and a support network in general. The fees yearly are $840/1200 for full service membership and half that for those members that don't need the full enchilada. For low incomers, a discounted rate of $120/180 is available. Anyone can volunteer for free, of course, and volunteers are needed. It was pointed out that the goals of this program are aligned well with Rotary Ideals and we were asked to support this program financially and thru outreach to those in need, as well as opportunities for volunteering our time and energy. This program needs $50K, of which they've e collected ~$30K, to get this program off the ground. Don Jenkins, a member of Orinda Rotary, is a board member and very involved getting this program started.

Raffle:$2- Larry B. aka Jerry won, Tom C. Won $5. No jackpot today.

And that's how it was, Thursday June 19, 2014. Buddy


Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Top 10 things you should know about the new Rotary Foundation funding model

By Ian Riseley, Rotary Foundation Trustee, Foundation Finance Committee chair

I’ve been very involved in the development of our Foundation’s new funding model and have closely followed the questions being raised about it in social media and elsewhere. The new funding model for The Rotary Foundation was developed because our ability to continue “doing good in the world” depends heavily on the Foundation having long-term financial stability. In the interests of improved communication and understanding of the changes, here are 10 important things to know about the new model, which becomes effective on 1 July 2015.


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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?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
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:
http://rotary5160.org/clubs/where-clubs-meet/
Upcoming Speakers

Local & District Events
6-20 Rock the Plaza
Rotary International Events
Birthdays
06/02    Larry Blodgett
06/13    Ray Bland
06/18    Bill Eames
06/18    Bob Shusta
Anniversaries
06/03    Andy Scheck
06/09    A.C. Webb
06/10    John Sherry
06/20    Tom Henry
06/26    Ray Bland
Greeters
Staining the benches at CalShakes.

Fab 5 donated benches to CalShakes theatre and on Tuesday June 17th Rotarians stained the new benches

 Notes by Matt Shriner and Buddy Brodwin | Photos John Sherry