Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
November 13, 2014 | VOL 69 | ISSUE 18

Commandant Greg Vaisnor opened the meeting and Debbie Cooper was our greeter. She's recovering from knee replacement surgery even as you read this and was a real trooper as greeter. Larry Blodgett, never to be outdone, gave the thought for the day.

Visiting Rotarians: Ron Light, DDS, a welcome frequent visitor.

Guests: Joe Young, a guest of today's speaker Dan, well versed in the pension controversy and a former employee of EBMUD.


Annc'ed :
John Sherry spoke of the Holiday Party at the Lafayette Park Hotel on Dec. 18 at 11:30. Also the Orchard Nursery evening get together on Nov 21 @ 6-8. Bring an or'deurves or a dessert.
Mike Henn reminded us to bring new and slightly used Jackets for contributions to Shelter Inc. Mike also spoke of a street cleanup to be scheduled, with Larry B. 2nding that motion.
Mike Heller spoke of collecting and wrapping gifts for the kids and adults at Shelter Inc. Norma is taking charge of this with the help of Mike and Joanne.
Buddy was quietly thinking of how amazing the job John Sherry, Mike Henn, Norma Evans, and Chuck Vogel are doing helping out our current Club Service director to keep our various events moving forward. These are the people that keep our club the great club it is! Many thanks to each of ya!

Fines and Happy Dollars: Tom Courtright paid some $$ for his lovely time in Maui.
Larry Blodgett spoke of his not too competent hunting dog. John S. Volunteered a Bichon of his to teach him the ropes!?
Mo Levich paid to prevent the street cleanup, since this would enable the police to have more hiding spots for ticketing the good citizens of Lafayette. The Cheif provided a rebuttal saying they pick up Mo L. And deliver him to the cleanup crew on the chosen day of the cleanup. Good come-back!!!

Dan Borenstein, a journalist at the CCTIMES, has been awarded for his excellence in articles on the Calif. Public Employee Pension System. He recommended a defined benefit plan approach and keeping the pension amounts within reasonable limits. He attempted at great length to show how the whole pension system has a 50% overall risk of collecting and earning the needed moneys for today's pensions. "It's like charging last nights steak dinner on your home mortgage!" Peter's trying to pay Paul's pension and picked a pack of pickled peppers to boot! So there! Ron Wake was last seen snoring away during this presentation...nap time? You betcha!

Raffle: $2 Gustavo, $5 Don Anderson and the jackpot!

The regular rotation of notetakers has taken a hit as none of the other guys were in attendance, so Buddy, once again, took charge of these notes. As to their accuracy, well LaDeeDa.
And that's the way it was, Thursday, Nov 13 at Lafayette's Primo Rotary Lunch Club. Buddy


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Of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
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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:
http://rotary5160.org/clubs/where-clubs-meet/
Upcoming Speakers

12-4 Kelly Hood MD

12-11 Mark Peterson, District Attorney

Local & District Events
Rotary International Events
Birthdays
Anniversaries
Greeters
12-11 Eric Christensen

 Notes by Buddy Brodwin | Photos none