Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
October 23, 2014 | VOL 69 | ISSUE 16

It was great seeing Debbie C at the weekly meeting.
And pleased to announce that Mo W. arrived at 12:20 pm, well within the “margin of error”.
A quick scan of the room revealed that Bob A. was alert at his station, waiting patiently for the food line to die down.
The club was abuzz at the appearance of 2 cakes, courtesy of Norma, festooned with the name “Milt” in colored frosting.
Even the casual observer noticed that the room was full, all tables bursting, though sadly, Buddy was not with us, still vacationing in Hawaii…

Greg called us to order by ringing the bell @ 12:40 pm. The American flag arrived on the run.
Alicia was our greeter and shared with us the following thought: “a loss is not failure until you make an excuse”
Sounds like one of those hoary Wall Street saws, yes? Something akin to the brokers having yachts, but not the customers…
This was followed spontaneous applause & huzzahs for ex Madame President Debbie.
Attention was then drawn to a small spat between Dan B. and Mo W., something to do with plumbing.

Chuck then rose to introduce a guest, Nancy of Aegis, with one wag commenting that Chuck’s intro could end up being longer than Nancy’s pitch.
Steve F. was called out for missing his greeter slot 2-weeks ago but good-naturedly offered up a few happy dollars for the omission.
(though your scribbler understands Steve had arranged for a substitute greeter)
District Conference in Reno is coming up, and we know that Greg V. and John S. will be attending.
John Sherry made a plea for all Rotary stuff to be redeployed out of garages, attics, basements, closets, storage units, garrets, trunks & bonnets.
John wishes to consolidate all of this stuff into 1 master storage unit. This is a thankless job and we sincerely hope John is rewarded @ Day-at-the-Races.

Apologies! Your scribbler had to depart the meeting early, missed the Happy Dollars and Speaker.

See you all on Thursday!

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

A voice for polio eradication in Nigeria

Sir Emeka Offor likes to describe himself simply: He is the son of a policeman, born in the small town of Kafanchan, Nigeria. It is a way of reminding himself of his humble origins. Sir Emeka – who worked his way up to become executive vice chair of the Chrome Group, a multibillion-dollar oil and gas conglomerate, and who founded the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation, whose mission is to create economic opportunities in Nigeria’s poor communities – prefers to let his work and philanthropy speak for him. And with his most recent gift of $1 million to PolioPlus, Sir Emeka adds another achievement to his story: He is Africa’s single largest donor to Rotary.

“My dad had to make many sacrifices,” says Sir Emeka, a member of the Rotary Club of Awka G.R.A. “I decided I must support the underprivileged in society – the people who are not able to afford three square meals, or the people who can’t go to school.”

The effects of polio are still evident in Sir Emeka's community: Nigeria is one of three remaining polio-endemic countries, and although it has made strides, the work of eradication has been challenging.

“At times the progress is slow,” Sir Emeka says. “But it is my deepest hope that we can inspire all Nigerians to work together to bring about the final, permanent, and irreversible eradication of polio.”

Read Why Polio? The story behind Rotary’s determination to end a cruel disease 

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
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Upcoming Speakers

Local & District Events
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 Notes by David Abrahams | Photos John Sherry