Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
June 2, 2011 | VOL 65 | ISSUE 44

Meeting was opened at 12:30 by Troy Federson
Visiting Rotarians
Bruce Johnson – WC Rotarian
Don Jenkins – Orinda Rotary
Guests
Tara Olson – Lamorindaweb.com
Lauri Loopenbauch





Club announcements-
Mike Heller – Shelter, Inc. on Sunday
Troy Federson/Chuck Vogel – Debunking party
Larry Blodget – Larry Dusan had vertigo, he’s ok now
Troy Federson – Bob Athade and Friends tonight
Mike Heller – Stanley School Jazz Café 6-9 tomorrow
Dick Holt – Shovel Auction winners
    Geoff Zimmerman
    Mike Heller
    Don Jenkins
    Maurice Levich
    Andy Scheck
    Dick Holt

Recognitions
Larry Blodget Birthday – 48
Andy Sheck – Grandparent

Happy $$
John Sherry – Son bought specialty beer and then sold it on Ebay at a great profit
Maurice Levich – Kids graduation, kids saved another from a river as about 60 onlookers did nothing, 37th wedding anniversary
Greg Vaisnor – daughter graduated cum laude – Sonoma state
Ray Bland – had 20th Grandchild, 3 grandchildren graduated from high school
Larry Blodget – happy for a dry day and that he was able to get his truck out

Speaker
Linda Fodrini-Johnson – Eldercareanswers.com
Components to living long life
    Laugh
    Communicate with friends
1 0f 4 families are providing care for someone over 65
9MM care for someone with dementia
60% of families care for someone while still being in the workforce
24MM care for someone over 50

Employers lose a substantial amount of $ each year because families need to provide elder care

Concerns
Can they live alone?
Elder abuse
Getting necessary medical treatments
Memory loss and dementia
Resistance to help from others

Dimentia
50% of people over 85 have some type of dementia
Necessary Legal Docs
    When and how to keep them from driving
Where to Begin?
    Certified geriatric care manager
    Classes, support groups, workshops
    Internet – Gov’t and AARP sites first

HomeCare v. Assisted Care
    Village model

Having the Conversation
    “I’m concerned about” not “you should”
    Support their values
    Allow them to be part of the decisions, but don’t overwhelm them with too many choices

Resources
    www.caremanager.org
    www.caregiver.org
    AARP
    800-510-2020
    VA Resources center
    www.benefitscheckup.org

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Eradicating polio will take renewed resolve, says Gates

Bill Gates, cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, praised Rotary for its continued success in the effort to eradicate polio, but cautioned that Rotarians will need to redouble their efforts to keep the disease from spreading -- and threatening hundreds of thousands of children.    

Gates, the keynote speaker at the third plenary session of the 2011 RI Convention, 24 May in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, said that because of Rotary, there are many places in the world where polio is no longer considered a threat. 

   read story.
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
6/9June 9th Loaves and Fishes, Joleen Lafayette and Eleanor Bonner
6/16June 16,  Barry Toomajian, Pistachios
6/23June 23, Susan Stafford and Dave Baker, real estate development
6/ 30Neil Cohn of Hannah Nicole Vineyards, East County Vineyard area
Local & District Events

Rotary International Events
5/21-
5/25
R.I. Convention New Orleans, LA.
Birthdays
05/01    Jay Lifson
05/28    Margaret Harbarth
05/31    Donald Anderson
Anniversaries
05/4    Anna Stevenson
Greeters
6/9Norma Evans
6/16Norma Evans
6/23Heba Rayan
6/30Heba Rayan
7/7Polly Bernson
7/14Larry Blodgett


 Notes by Dino Riggio | Photos John Sherry