Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
August 29, 2013 | VOL 68 | ISSUE 8

The big cheese, Pres. Debbie Cooper, opened the meeting.
Dino Riggio was the greeter and opened with a five part saying. For another thought, "Ask not what your Rotary Club can do for you, ask what you can do for your Rotary Club!" in this year of ENGAGEMENT!
Guests:Chief Eric intr'd Neil Black a fellow occifer and rumored to be a close friend of Mo Levich! Not! Troy intro'd Peter Stewart and Dave Baker both red badgers Jay Intro'd Nancy O'Grady, daughter of Bob Aguilar Debbie Simons, graduate of Acalanes High and then Univ. of Michigan, involved with Rotary for many years and worked in Uganda, visiting Rotary Mtgs there. Working soon at a Women's transitional center for abused and displaced women in Cambodia. She is seeking funding/sponsorship Leif Cobain was intr'd as a new Orthodontist in town, and possible member

John Sherry told why he's a Rotarian and what it means to him. He said, " We get paid well in many ways by being a Rotarian"

Red Badge Inductions: Kevan Healey, Dave Abrams, Peter Stewart each received a red adage of courage, rotary pins, and task list. Jay Lifson and Mike Heller Acted as sponsors. Both Dave and Pete are with "Fresh Connection". Kevan has a new closet business in town.

Blue Badgers : Dave Baker sponsored by Mike Henn, Eric Christensen sponsored by Mike Henn, Ben Bueller sponsored by Gregg Vaisnor. Each exchanged their Red Badges for Blue!

Speaker: Rotary Theme of the Year "ENGAGMENT!" Steve Lack, district gov. and member of PH Rotary Club. He said "Service is at the top of our list with Rotarians next". Rotary to him is an adventure, and he will act as our guide. In hat, vest, and snake cane he proceeded to tell us of the passion of being a Rotarian. Our quest is to change lives and improve the world. An adventure in service, fellowship, and fun! One of those Rotary passions are the eradication of polio, which is getting close and expected to be done in 5years, due mostly to Rotary's efforts. Another is Burkina Faso, building water wells and schools for this town in Africa. He was thrilled with the energy in our club and feels we have a bright future ahead of us. Just step up to the adventure! He even awarded me, Buddy , with the ever-ready energizer pin for club service and participation. Debbie Cooper was also awarded for her work as president.

Raffle: Rotary Beer winner Chuck, where's the bourbon, Vogel
$2 winner was Peggy Harbaugh, $5 Bob Aguilar

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
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
09/04 John Sherry    
09/11 Dick Holt
09/07 Robert Aguilar  
09/10 Donald Anderson

 Notes by Buddy Brodwin | Photos John Sherry