Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
August 22, 2013 | VOL 68 | ISSUE 7

Her excellency, Debbie Cooper opened the mtg, Ben B. gave the thought for the day and pledge.
Rotararian Guests: Mark Roberts and Hays Englehart, current and past pres. of Sunrise Rotary Club
Guests: Richard Wexler from Points of Life and a host of others: MaryAnn,Lee, Daniel, Bill, Steve, Allan and others! A veritable notetakers nightmare!

Announcements: Buddy spoke of the upcoming Golf Classic, Monday Aug. 26 Alicia spoke of Cal Shakes show with Sunrise Club on Fri., picnic supplied by John S. from Diablo Foods($10) Dick Holt, this Sat has event with Sunrise Club, annc'ed a program for aging gracefully John S. talked of Larry's moms celebration of life Mo Levich enjoyed Steve Falks trip to the Pacific Coast Trail, by way of a photo they posted.
Larry Blodgett thanked all for attendance at his Mom's funeral and support of his family in this difficult time. His father is stoically handling it pretty well.
Jess Wellen spoke of some ATF activity near his car wash. DUCK!
Bob Shusta celebrated his 52 nd anniversary at La Fenestra, where Maurice Williams bought them a bottle of wine, although the other board members slinked away in the dark of the night, but had sincerely wished the Shustas the best on their anniversary! Quite the accomplishment!
Terry Ring told of a raccoon in his house with his dog in hot pursuit. His daughters screams rudely awakened the family with her blood curdling screams!
Anna gave happy dollars for a visit by the second best club Hayes Englehart thanked participation in their house repair project "home team" from our club Mo Levich was skiing on lake Berryessa and loving life and a bad sunburn, too Alicia fined Larry Dusson in absentia for his picture in the transitions with care" flyer Mike Heller said Sears actually del'd a refrig. EARLY. WOW!
John S. spoke of Don Anderson with a staff infection and slow recovery, in a facility near Rossmoor.

Richard Wexler, JD was our speaker, from Transitions in Life.
Found out the hard way when he and his wife had three ill parents at once.
He feels you need to think about your future and try to control it using short and long term care. He brought a full cadre of people involved in various aspects of aging. He intro'd Steve Villa with a placement service for care giving residences. His service is free to the families, since he's paid by the facilities.MaryAnn is from Better Choice Home Care. Most people never expect to be unable to take care of themselves. Bill Campbell deals with long term care and its funding. Medicare and its supplemental plans won't cover long term care generally. Allen Hutty then spoke of cemeteries and their acquisition . He said resale property of cemetery plots are available for far less on the secondary markets. Don't wait until the last minute!

The raffle yielded $2 to a visitor, and $5 to Mike Henn on a jackpot of $25

That's it for this week, attendance was checkered and guests almost outnumbered members! And that's the way it was! Buddy

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Climbing Mount Blanc to fight hunger

Amelie Zegmout on top of Toubkal Mountain in Morocco earlier this year. Photo courtesy Amelie Zegmout

By Angeli Mendoza, a Rotary Peace Fellow and social media officer for the Asia office of the World Food Programme

Amelie Zegmout, a past vice-president of the Rotary Club of Jumeirah-Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is climbing Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps, to support the work of the World Food Programme (WFP).

Amelie fell in love with mountains as a child, and discovered trekking for charity in 2003 when she climbed Kilimanjaro for a local non-governmental organization. This Ramadan, Amelia, who has lived in Dubai for 15 years, is challenging herself with a two-day “climb against hunger.”

“I’m dedicating this Ramadan climb to WFP’s work because I believe in the sum of all small actions,” explains Amelie.

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
Creg 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

Sept. 5 - Steven Gelman – Federal Law Enforcement Officer.
Sept. 12 – Sarah Firth
Sept. 19 – Ecodestination – Karen Snelson

Local & District Events
August 30 – Cal Shakes – Picnic starts 6:30 PM –Diablo Foods Sandwiches
Sept. 13 – Gold Coast Players 7:30 PM Tickets $30.00 each- Feature Juliana Athayde
Sept. 21-22 Lafayette Art and Wine Festival
Rotary International Events
08/02 Terry Ring
08/26 Mike Henn
08/01 Larry Blodgett
08/08 Barry Toomajian
08/14 Alan Mac
08/14 Ed Stokes
08/15 Troy Feddersen
08/17 Troy Winkles
08/19 Jay Lifson
08/20 Bob Shusta
08/23 Daniel Baker

 Notes by Buddy Brodwin | Photos John Sherry