Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
November 6, 2014 | VOL 69 | ISSUE 17

El Signor Greg Vaisnor opened the meeting and Jack Clarkson was the Greeter. Last I looked the GIGANTES were three time World Series Champs and what more could one ask for?

Visiting Rotarians: Matt Shriner said if he missed too many more meetings, he'd be considered one... And we all know that Alan Mac is always considered one!

Guests: Gustavo, our friendly visiting Brazilian, who knows the true meaning of a free lunch.
Tim O'Keefe, of Shelter, Inc, was presented a $1000 check for his great cause. He spoke of the severity of homelessness in our area. Shelter, Inc. has some 25-30 beds to offer the homeless. He thanked us for our coat drive during the holidays.
His sense of empathy and his desire to help those less fortunate was very apparent and heart warming. He asked if Rotary had any interest in hosting a night or week of dinners at the Shelter.

And doing things a tad backasswards the speaker was intro'd by Don Anderson. Gus Kramer, former senator, former coroners officer, former sheriff, and now current county assessor. When asked how he assessed the county, he replied, yes I do! He said if you don't like the current assessment of your home, give him a call directly and they'll take a look. As to where real estate is going, he hasn't a clue... And neither do you! He reviewed the ins and outs of various Propositions in Calif. as to their effect on your real estate. This guy was hilarious! He said that if they allowed him to collect the taxes his office assesses, he'd be in Barbados with a hot blonde, end of story!

Annc'ed : Greg spoke of the recent District Conference, which he attended with Bob Shusta and Gustavo and John Sherry. The highlight was the keynote speaker, Amanda Wirz, who brought tears to everyone's eyes. Cliff Dockterman was also in attendance. Gustavo spoke of the 14 exchange students attending and seeing snow for the first time.
Dave Baker mentioned the Orchard Nursery Holiday Party and to sign up.
Mike Heller spoke of a contribution from John Dylan? of $500 and of the pancake breakfast at the Res. Run.
John Sherry spoke of the Day at the Races event coming soon and how much he enjoyed the District Conference, especially the food!

Happy Dollars and Fines: Buddy was fined for his two glorious weeks in Maui. Mike H. and Yolanda went to the Temecula Wine country and Rancho Kook-a-Munga.
Dino turned himself in for various fun times and being one of the least fined in the club, and proud of it.
Alicia spent time in Disneyland although she missed a breakfast with Goofy, but claimed she wasn't referring to her husband.
Ed Stokes shared his happiness over the S.F. Giants win.
Tom Henry was pleased to come thru his recent surgeries with flying colors.

Raffle: Dave Baker won $2, Andy won $5.

And that's the way it went down, Thursday Nov 7, at Rotary.

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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

11-13 Dan Borenstein
11-20 Meredith Mead, LPIE

Local & District Events
11-15 Rotray Day at the races
Rotary International Events
11-20 Lisa Cohen

 Notes by Buddy Brodwin | Photos John Sherry