Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
April 14, 2011 | VOL 65 | ISSUE 37

Geoff Zimmerman rang the lunch bell and presided at today’s meeting.
Jess Wellen was the greeter. Chuck Vogel gave us a thought for the day, and then led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Visit Rotarian Ron Light from the Concord Club.
Guests Heba Rayan- Realtor at Coldwell Banker
Norma Evans- Future Rotarian

             



Club announcements-
Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 23rd at 9:30am.
Concert at the Res on Saturday, May 14th
Taste of Lafayette on Tuesday, May 17

Happy Dollars
Geoff was happy to receive plush carpeting from Larry B for his dogs.
Daniel Barnes gave a few bucks for having his Rotary pin.
Erin McCoin happy to have John Sherry as his “good” neighbor.
Larry Blodgett gave $10 for the “Replace the eagle fund.”
Followed by Chuck who added a few more dollars for the same fund.
Jesse Wellen happy to have a few grandchildren on the way. Must be something in the water.
Larry D has an upcoming birthday and just bought a Lexus. WHO AAHH!
Geoff Zimmerman turned himself in for a double whammy: birthday and anniversary.

Speakers-
Alicia Cragholm- Native of the East Bay Area. She mentioned her affinity for Lafayette, and how it started when working at Wells Fargo Bank at the corner of Happy Valley and Mt. Diablo. She is the first generation American in her family. Her interests include; personal finance, travel, walking the Lafayette Reservoir, and being a Rotarian. Currently, she enjoys being involved with Junior Achievement, which promotes financial literacy among students. She works as a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and even offered free financial reviews for anyone interested.

Dino Riggio- Dino was born and raised in Lafayette and is a third generation Lafayette resident. He has one sister Deanna who lives in Pacific Beach. His grandmother Nona Riggo is still living in Lafayette and his father enjoys tending to his garden and making vinegar. He attended law school at JFK University. He is currently a broker/owner at Area Pro Realty. Need to buy or sell a home call Dino.

Daniel Barnes-Continued his conversation from last week about Rotisserie Baseball. He related financial management to playing Rotisserie Baseball to help members have a better understanding of the game and its role in helping students learn.  

Raffle-
Mike Henn won both drawings!
The meeting was adjourned at 1:30PM by Geoff.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Historic Moments: The Paul Harris Room

O n 19 April, Rotarians celebrate the birthday of Rotary’s founder, Paul P. Harris.
And though we can’t say for certain whether the gifts on display in the Paul Harris Room were birthday presents, they do offer a glimpse into his life.
Harris’s desk is the centerpiece of the room, located on the 16th floor of RI World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA. A 1935 gift from Australian Rotarians, it’s made from a variety of woods with an inlaid Rotary emblem in the corner.

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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
4/21Speaker is Dr. Guliiermo Vanegas on sleep Apenea and a physicians view of the 2010 Healthcare Reform Act.
4/28Speaker is Dr. Barbara Persons speaking about her profession.
5/5Speaker is Milt Panagotacos, coaching baseball.
Local & District Events
4/23Easter Candy Scramble, Plaza, 9:30AM. Meet at Chamber office at 9:00AM for coffee.  Bring your concert raffle tickets to sell.
6/4Rotary Bocce Ball 2011 Challange, 10:00AM, Martinez Waterfront Park.
6/26-
6-30
Camp Venture, Maritime facility, Beri Kasper.
Rotary International Events
5/21-
5/25
R.I. Convention New Orleans, LA.
Birthdays
04/01    Lisa    Cohen
04/01    Ron    Wake
04/07    Daniel A.    Barnes
04/10    Warren    Rupf
04/16    Tom    Courtright
04/18    Larry    Duson
04/18    Debbie    Cooper
04/26    Geoff    Zimmerman
Anniversaries
04/19    Geoff    Zimmerman
Greeters
4/21Maurice Williams
4/28Bob Aguilar

 Notes by Alicia Cragholm | Photos John Sherry