Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
October 28, 2010 | VOL 65 | ISSUE 18

President Geoff Zimmerman, presided.
The scribe walked in at 12:32 and he was already late. The meeting had begun.
Visiting Rotarian: Ed Bartlet
Guests of Rotarians: Budd MacKenzie







Announcements:
John Sherry
December 11 is Day at the Races.  If we have 10 or more people go, I think they donate 10% back
$32 gets you into the Turf Club, parking & lunch Tom Henry, Troy F. Pres Geoff and Bob S. raised their hands as “going.”

Mike Heller Pancake breakfast this Sunday at the Res Run –sign up

Geoff Handed out certificates thanking the Rotarians that helped with the golf tournament.   And a special thanks to A.C. Webb

Costume Contest Winners were Larry B and Bob S.

Bill Eames told us that Tom Courtright was in the hospital dealing with a heart infection (like before).  He is receiving IV antibiotics.

Mike Henn – submitted the names for election volunteers but it got lost.  The election representatives will be calling everyone individually for their assignments.

Giants AC went to the game last week and left after 3 innings

Ed Stokes had the pleasure of taking in the first game of the World Series with his son, grandson & great grandson.  They sold their great seats behind home plate Took the money and bought 18 upper deck seats and are taking 14 friends and family to tonight’s game.

Fines
$1.00 for each Rotarian not in a costume
Ed S. gave $5.00 cause he had Giants tickets
Dan Baker went on and on about his grandson (who happens to be a star football player at Acalanes) and gave a fine.  What ever he paid, it was not nearly enough!
Don A. gave some cash for his football star grandson who plays in Menlo Park
Since it was grandson Day at Rotary, Jay L. gave $20 to the club and said thank you to the club for calling and congratulating him on his new grandson Jayden. 

Guest Speaker
Budd MacKenzie gave us an update on his 6 years of visiting Afghanistan.

6 billion people in the world
3 billion live on less than $2.00/ day
1.2 billion live on less than $1.00/day

Rotary donated $5K back when Budd was trying to build a school in Lelander.
Now the Rotary has again donated money for the next school.
Since TIE started, they have been able to supply over 50,000 lbls. Fo STUFF
And as Budd tells it, “STUFF is something Americans have plenty of.”

They need our money, but they also need our knowledge!

Budd urged all of us Baby Boomers to continue to contribute. GET ON THE PLANE!

Americans have watches, but the Talaban have all the time!

Raffle, I should know who won, I pulled the tickets for Peggy!  Can’t remember the $2.00 but Mo Levich picked the marble and donated his $65.00 back to Trust in Education. 


Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

World Polio Day inspires push to end the disease

Rotarians walked, ran, and sold everything from hot dogs to flower bulbs to celebrate World Polio Day, 24 October, in support of the global effort to eradicate the disease.

Led by RI President Ray Klinginsmith, an estimated 3,000 Rotarians and supporters walked along San Francisco’s Embarcadero waterfront on World Polio Day. The walk culminated in the illumination of the Ferry Building with the words "End Polio Now."

In the Netherlands, Rotary clubs launched a national polio eradication fundraising and awareness campaign, with the goal of netting US$2.5 million for PolioPlus.

Rotarians in District 7230 (Bermuda; part of New York, USA) sponsored World Polio Week in Bermuda with Purple Pinkie Day fundraisers and a dinner in recognition of Past District Governor Walter Maddocks, the first director of the PolioPlus fundraising campaign.

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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
Ray Klinginsmith . . . . . RI President
Karl Diekman
. . . . . . . Dist 5160 Governor
Geoff Zimmerman
. . . . President
John Sherry
. . . . . . . . Past President
Troy Feddersen. . . . . Vice President
Bob Shusta . . . . . . . . Secretary
Greg Vaisnor . . . . . . . Treasurer
Chuck Vogel . . . . . . Club Service
Troy Winkles
. . . . . . . Community Service
Jesse Wellen
. . . . . . . International Service
Erin McCoin 
. . . . . . . Vocational Service
Andy Scheck
. . . . . . . Sergeant of Arms
Mo Levich
. . . . . . . . Sergeant of 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

Local & District Events


Rotary International Events

Birthdays
11/16
11/20
11/21
11/23
11/23
Gregory Vaisnor
Ed Stokes
Steve Falk
Charlie Vitale
Erin McCoin
Anniversaries
11/3
11/12
11/20
11/26
Dick    Holt
Steve    Falk
Daniel A.    Barnes
Mike    Henn
Greeters
11/4Alicia Cragholm


    
 Notes by Jay Lifson | Photos by John Sherry