Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
August 8, 2013 | VOL 68 | ISSUE 5

Debbie Cooper, El Capitaine, opened the meeting.
Bill Ames acted as greeter, but refused the duty of note taking , so guess who sub'ed in for him?!
Visiting Rotarians: nada
Guests: Guests:Anna , Colleen Azirie, legal aid co.
Dave Baker intro'd by Mike Henn
Mike Heller intro'd David from fresh connection ? Stewart also Susan and Sal Captain intro'd by Andy Scheck

Annc'ed: John Sherry reminded us to visit Don near Rossmoor in Manor Care Rotary Day at the races, Nov. 16, great dinner for $35 Aug. 30 CalShakes play Lady Windermere, picnic with Rotarians prior Rotary Golf Tourney on Aug. 26 at Rossmoor. Sign up and play or just show up for volunteer work to pull off the major fund raiser for our club!
Larry Blodgett annc'ed his mom's funeral, all welcome who knew her.

David Baker was inaugurated and welcomed with a handshake ( instead of a kiss) by every member present and no red badge of courage to be had!

Fines and Happy $$$- Anna
Anna learned the butterfly stroke from an instructor at OAC.
Ed Stokes annc'ed his 65 th anniversary and pay a buck for each year Andy Scheck bought a small sailboat and initiated it at Clearlake, then off to Newport Beach. He was also fined for the presence of a picture of his feet in the Lamorinda Weekly, pointed out by Larry B.
Bill Ames 2nd granddaughter for her efforts at cadaver dissection and she's only 15. A ways to go until Med School Larry went up to v.Satui Winery and joined the wine club there. His son is competing in long drive golf and qualified to go to Mesquite, but the last minute airfare of $800 ended that quest.
Matt Shriner gave his wife a spa day, and he watched the kid by himself.
Maurice Williams is remodeling his house, and his son is working as an engineer at Tesla, quite the coup for his field.
Chuck annc'ed that he had nothing to say.
Mike Heller thanked his two guests for enjoying lunch with his table of Rotarians.
Barry Tomajain is away celebrating his 49th anniversary.
Anna was about to fine me, until she realized that I was once again taking notes, so she fined Bill A. For that privilege !

Speaker: Susan and Sal Captain, with Captain Vineyards spoke on the first Moraga Winery started in 2005, when they planted the vines and became bonded in 2008. They are founders of Lamorinda Winegrowing Assoc.
They have 3500 vines with various varietals of red wines in their backyard !!
They will produce about 500 cases max. They are a hand worked vineyard, only, no picking machines and fully sustainable techniques. They report having the lowest use of water per vine and received an EBMUD award for their environmentalism and water use. They are located just east of SMC in Moraga. Tasting and tours by appt, only, but come one come all, just call!
There is a vines to wine class, wine club, and helping out in each phase of winemaking. Stepping on grapes, anyone? LUCY!!!
They have been attempting to est. an appellation, since the area is unique for growing geologically and climatically. The mild days and cold nights are ideal for grape growing. Most wineries require years before harvesting, but they had their first Pinot crop in 2006! The area requires netting and fencing to keep the local critters at bay. They sell only locally and their website is available for wine purchasing.

Raffle: Bottle of Captain Wine Jay Lifson, $2 Jess Wallen $5 Kevin On a jackpot of $105, too bad!

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

What makes Rotaract unique? 

During a Twitter chat in July, Rotaractors discussed what sets Rotaract apart from other service clubs and professional organizations. Here are some of their thoughts:

  • Having ethics, honesty, and respect at its core is something that sets our organization apart. -- @ggaldamez
  • Sustainability. How many other community service projects have long-term goals in mind? -- @Kipsang
  • [Rotaract clubs don’t] face the difficulties and hardships alone because they have Interact and their sponsoring Rotary clubs to help. -- @RACMeteor
  • The Four Way Test! Those four questions are the key to becoming a better professional & social entrepreneur. -- @Shanny_14

Read more highlights from the conversation and follow Rotaract on Twitter for reminders about the next chat.

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

August 15- Ellen Welch – Senior Helpline 925-284-6699

August 22 – Richard Wexler, JD – Points of Life & MEETING GOLF TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

August 29 – District Governor Visit / Pam Gold Coast Players event

Local & District Events
August 24- Membership/PR/Foundation Seminar 8:35-12:55 lunch included
August 30 – Cal Shakes – Picnic starts 6:30 PM –Diablo Foods Sandwiches
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