Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
July 31, 2014 | VOL 69 | ISSUE 5

Greg Vaisnor opened the meeting

Visiting Rotarians
Buddy Burke

Visitors
Al Webster introduced Yuri Hass


Announcements:
Greg announced camping in the Sierras (whoops correction from later - should be the Sierra - no S) is more important than Rotary, Deano will be taking over

Thank you from Trinity Center ($1,000)

Please collect travel sized shampoos etc.

Moraga club 1 meeting per month they have an evening International Rotary President Elect Ravi will be guest at St Mary's Soda Center 6pm August 12th - RSVP by next Thursday

Buddy Burke
Shrimp, Grits, Champagne and Sausage $25. August 3rd - benefits Las Trampas At Las Trampas school

John Sherry (3).
1) Rotary Summer School
2) district Conference - Reno + train $100
3) rotary day at races -$45 - Tom Henry guaranteed winners

Dave Golf Tournament 10 weeks

Buddy Burke fined $2 for insulting Rotarians Bob - "unfortunately". And didn't know when Oktoberfest $5 Told Chuck to shut up Poor job as Rotary greeter Tom No S in Sierra. Sierras is wrong Al - commemorates his 30 yo daughters birthday Phone fine to Don A pleads "no contest"
Deano fined for being a Pidgeon
It was urged to go easy on Deano as he can't afford a razor Larry - jeep Jeepers Jamboree Steve was chosen to hand out a fine, which he gave to Jess for avoiding eye contact Bob caught a few salmon 50, thank Mo Levitch Terry - USO Show - banner , hanging a banner thanking buddy b for helping Buddy B grammatical point of order

Ed Stoke - lady stole a can of peaches, Eric took her to jail, judge sentenced 1 month for each peach, husband says wait judge she also stole a can of peas

Speaker
Please bear with obvious foreign accent has not been able to subdue
1) personal - geopolitical framework how sleeping bag story fits into it

Born Croatia in mide 30s Chech, father and Slovenian mother - father recognized rise of Nazis and left to Italy at Italian armistice, Germans took over fled again to Switzerland a golden flake in a bunch of excrement. Became a chemist for Ciba-Geigy. Dad went back to Chekoslovakia and was jailed for years. Treaty of Versailes created Yugoslavia. Under Serbian king, Slovenia became a German army protectorate. Marshal Tito unified the partisans and without support liberated all of Croatia and made president till his death. Then Yugoslavia fell apart again. Atrocious conditions. How people can make others the enemy based on convictions. Religions driving hate. Serbs took over with savagery. Serbs destroyed the mosques used roadside religious shrines as target practice. NATO pacified and split them up. 1000s of refugees with houses destroyed in Yugoslavian winter. He began to buy sleeping bags and got United to fly 50 at a time to Zurich. Friend brought them to Zagrem. Gave to Red Cross and distributed sleeping bags. Not enough so he did it again, this time with younger son. Red Cross took them to front lines, son is a cinematographer. In that war 140,000 killed, 4,000,000 displaced. Al - amazing how one person can make a difference!
Finished high school and college in Swiss, in Swiss army 1958 came to US and met wife in 1963. Dow chemical in Michigan. Whole family dual citizens Swiss and US.
1979 his parents passed and he loves California, in Europe every mountain has a hotel, missed big Sur. Clorox till early 80s, got a job at UCSF then he gave up and retired. Skin researcher how metals go through the skin. Quit at highest point of his career.

Larry mans inhumanity to man - hopes it will change Yuri - history says differently, religion against religion

Raffle $2 winner Buddy
$5 or chance at $35....nope $5 Norma


Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

President Gary C.K. Huang’s ambitious 1.3 million membership goal

Gary C.K. Huang never imagined he would become Rotary International's president when he joined in 1976, but now that he is in office, he hopes to increase membership to 1.3 million by the end of his term.

"It's simple. The more members we have, the more people we can help. A stronger membership base will result in stronger communities," says Huang, who on 1 July became Rotary's first Chinese president.

Huang also hopes his presidential theme, Light Up Rotary, will encourage members to brighten Rotary's image to the public, which he believes in return will improve member recruitment and retention.

Huang has a track record of improving membership development in Asia, adding 19 clubs when he was district governor for Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. One of the cornerstones of his presidency is encouraging clubs and districts to conduct a Rotary Day. These one-day events, he says, can spotlight a particular cause, and solidify Rotary's image as one of the world's leading service organizations.

"We need to showcase our good work to everyone in the community. Rotary Days need to be fun and all inclusive. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to participate.

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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?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
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:
http://rotary5160.org/clubs/where-clubs-meet/
Upcoming Speakers

8-14 Grant Vogel and Christian Linfoot about Camp Royal

Local & District Events
Rotary International Events
Birthdays
07/01 Daniel    Baker
07/03 Andreas    Scheck
07/04 Chuck    Vogel 
07/08 Robert    Aguilar 
07/19 Jesse    Wellen
Anniversaries
07/04 Tom    Courtright
07/16 Chuck    Vogel
07/21 Bud    Moulthrop
Greeters
8-7 Dick Holt
8-14 Kelly Hood
8-21 Michael Henn

 Notes by Matt Shriner | Photos John Sherry