Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
October 16, 2014 | VOL 69 | ISSUE 15

GO GIGANTES!!! As of today, the SF Giants are one game away from the World Series! Beat the St. Louis Cards!

Visiting Rotarian: Julian Bishopp from England, a two time president of his club outside of London, and a fine chap if a tad hard to understand given his thicker than thick accent!

Guests: Grant Stubblefield intro'd his good friend from college, both of whom had to leave early, so I missed out on his name! Shame, shame!

Annc'ed : John reported that the golf tourney netted 9K and thanked Ryan Svoboda for his hilarious MC'ing and the auction that yielded $1700. He continued with reminding us to attend the "Day at the Races". Tom Henry, in ear surgery this AM, will be there to advise how one wins at the horse races. It's Nov 19 th., I think.
Alicia spoke of her trip to Waikiki and loved it.
Mike Heller spoke of the Res. Run needing volunteers to help out the Jayster from the Chamber Pot, I mean, Laf. Chamber.
Gregg spoke of the Nov 21 holiday celebration at Orchard Nursery.
Gustavo continued to try to teach us Portugese, and to a loud round of applause annc'ed he had left Bob Shusta's house and moved to the Riggios, Dino's parents home. He also saw the Blue Angels at Fleet Week and is headed to Tahoe soon as well.

Fines and Happy Dollars: Alicia paid $10 for her Hawaii trip that Bill Eames matched, nice guy!
Andy Scheck spoke of his bee incident when a bee invaded his bee outfit but didn't end up being bit, fortunately. Was it Andy or the poor bee that was gonna do the biting?
Larry Duson defended himself against insulting Anna's current "condition" but quietly paid a fine, as did Maurice W. for calling Anna "sir" or was it "dude" asked he.
Dave won a check of $75 for his hole in one on the putting contest and then gave it all back to the club as his fine. Oh these generous Aussies!
Ron Wake had two twin granddaughters recently and was thrilled to pay a fine for it.
Larry Blodgett made the ROSSMOOR news for his beer booth at the Art and Wine, and paid his fine with his final buck!
Anna thanked Jay Lifson for making the drink cart at the Golf Tourney a lot of fun. They served amazing Margaritas and more.

Speaker: Bill Eames, after a fine masters go round, told us about his life, being born in Chico in the depression. His parents lost their home in the depression, so his dad, ever resourceful, ran the bread line to feed his family. Bill started his career running drugs...legally for a few cents an hour between the stores and their customers. He then became a Pharmacist. In 1957, his wife also became a Pharmacist. Bill started "Bills Drugs" in Lafayette, growing it to many stores and then sold his corporation to Longs Drugs in the early 1990's. He started the trend of buying up Mom and Pop Drugstores, to incorporate them under one name with 24 locations and 550 employees. In 1993 he took up banking and finds it fascinating. He also serves on the board of Idaho State Univ., but enjoys his time with their College of Technology the most. They educate people that go into "Blue Collar" fields and he has toured a gold mine and steel factory, two of the fields of endeavor taught at the school. He also tours on the Delta Queen Boats up and down the various rivers they travel, for fun. Recently he drove a large land mover tractor which he found to be quite challenging. The Johnnies Donuts scene evolved over many years as Bill breakfasted on the ever so healthy diet of Donuts.

Raffle: Mike Heller won $2, and Dick Holt, playing the raffle for the first time this year according to Bob Aguilar, won the whole enchilada of the $95 jackpot. And he said he was gonna leave early, missing the winning raffle!

And that's all he wrote... go Giants!!! Buddy

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

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The fifth annual Interact Video Contest has officially started! Tell your Interact club’s story for a chance to win $500 to spend on your next service project. Grab your camera and record a video to inspire others and be recognized for your service. Choose from two themes: “The Interact Effect” and “Best. Day. Ever.” Here are some tips to get you started:

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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
Gary C.K. Huang . . . . .RI President
Pam Gray . . . . Dist 5160 Governor
Greg Vaisnor . . . . . . . . . President
Debbie Cooper. . . . . Past President Daniel Baker . . . . . . . Club Service
Dino Riggio . . . . .  . President Elect
Bob Shusta . . . . . .Secretary Excu.
Norma Evans . . . . . . . . Secretary
Troy Feddersen. . . . . .  . Treasurer
Ronald Wake . . .Rotary Found. Chair
Mike Henn . . . . Community Service
Buddy Brodwin. International Service
Dino Riggio . . . . Vocational Service
Ryan Svoboda . . 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

Local & District Events
10-26: Pancake breakfast at teh Res Run
Rotary International Events

 Notes by Buddy Brodwin | Photos Andy Scheck