Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
September 5, 2013 | VOL 68 | ISSUE 9

Debbie Cooper, our fearless leader, opened the meeting, in the great hall at OAC, while the floors were being refinished in our usual room.
Norma Evans was the greeter and gave a thought on happiness and led the Pledge.
Visiting Rotarians:
Don Anderson returned from a long absence Antioch Club member for 31 years, Gordon Gravelle Joy Fedderson prez. Of Rossmoor Club, Spoke of the Gala in Rossmoor benefitting Alzheimer's/Parkinsons and its formal attire on Oct. 12th.

Annc'ed : Dick Holt and John Sherry's birthday, we sang their favorite song Larry Blodgett annc'ed the Chamber Mixer at his Carpet Store on 9/11( heads up for low flying airplanes!!!) Jay Lifson asked and begged for help with the Art and Wine Festival as he needs all the help he can get for the ironman crew and all the rest.

Items leftover from the Golf Classic were auctioned off.
Larry B. payed $45 for paxti's pizza
Buddy payed $25 for Amarin Thai Gift Certificate. YUM!
Mike Heller payed $30 for Venison from Anna Joy payed $15 for a hat, the rest went wanting but are available

Fines and Happy $$$
Troy was fined for picture on Tidbits $10 and for a hole in one John S. is having lobster and Champagne for his Bday dinner Larry Dusson passed his real estate exam and will be working with Coldwell Banker. Congrats to a real special guy and good luck in your new venture!
Happy $$$ for Don Anderson's return from a horrendous staff infection. I remember having the same troubles with my office staff!
Chuck suffered cerebral flatulence at the Golf Classic and lost the car keys to the hole in one car. His "brain fart" was covered by Jay and Dave and the keys showed up in Chucks Golf cart when all was said and done.
Anna gave $$$ for Jay's hardwork
Steve Falk was devastated dropping his last kid off at college, but was amazed at how clean his house is now Maurice also dropped his last kid who's headed to Fiji golf pro Dick Holt spoke of his son being evacuated from Cairo, and is now in Bethesda, safe and sassy.
Andy S. had another honey harvest at his home beehives. Sweet!!!
Larry said he isn't having his child move out since she's going to school locally, so his house remains a wreck for a couple more years. Thanked Laf. Car wash for fixing up his scratched up car in the detail shop! Kudos to Jess Wellen's son for a job well done!

Dave Baker intro'd Gordon Gravelle, who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1972 to 1976 and spoke on running a successful organization.
He grew up here in Lafayette. After playing for the NFL he was shorter and slower, due to the damage incurred playing, but he would do it again. He was paid about $25K/year, whereas now the average is in the millions. He finished his career in New York with the Giants for 3 years. He passed around his Superbowl rings and shared memories of the games(immaculate reception, Miracle in the Meadowlands). From his experience on the field he learned that fear of failure, and having too many bosses can lead to failure. A culture of success and positivity makes all the difference.

Raffle:Honey went to Kevin Healey. $2 to Andy. $5 to Andy for the daily double but sorry no jackpot($45)

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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?
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. 19 – Ecodestination – Karen Snelson
Sept. 26 – Steve Falk – City of Lafayette – Happening is the City
Oct. 3 – Meet our Members- Dan Baker & John Travale

Local & District Events
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