Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
June 30, 2011 | VOL 65 | ISSUE 48

Geoff Zimmerman called his last meeting as president to order at 12:30
We then sang a lot
Visiting Rotarians
none
Guests
Larry Blodgett introduced Lynn Zimmerman
Jay Lifsum - Susan Jenkins and George Kawah
Steve Faulk - Angela Falk (daughter) - junior at Acalanes





Announcements
Geoff Zimmerman -boccie ball postponed until July 16 awards recognition dinner in corning on July 9

Bob Shusta - proposed changes to bylaws and constitution club assembly proposals - bob will email original bylaws and the tracked changes will be voting on July 14

Bob Shusta - Alicia Craigholm had perfect attendance

Geoff Zimmerman - Ned note takers

Mike Heller walked in

Geof Zimmerman congratulated him and gave him a new grill  weber genises e330

Geoff Zimmerman - thanked club for everything and all of the help/support given throughout the year Troy Feddersen was then turned over the presidency and given a gavel, hat and microphone

Larry Blodgett - Mike Henn is undergoing surgery

Happy/Sad dollars
Bill Aemes - 21 years ago a few Rotarian's including ed stokes went on a bus for Tom Courtright wedding. Over 400 people.

Andy Scheck - crawling under the house and realized he wouldn't fit. So he sent in his 17 year old daughter

Bob Shusta - happy to be back from AZ.

John Sherry - Bob Shusta is in the paper

Lynn Zimmerman - happy she gets her husband back

Anna Connoly-Stevenson - baby sat up and not even 4 most old also happy for the two new Rotarian's - Dino Riggio and Alicia Craigholm

Troy Feddersen - happy for Jeff Zimmermans tenure as president

Norma Evans - happy to be part of rotary

before the speaker we introduced there was a conga line

Speaker
Neil Conan - Hanna Nicole vineyards invited by Mike Henn

east counties first winery
built a colonial style
18000 sq ft
2 acres of grounds that fit inside about 55 acres of fines

permitting process

had three children between them, eight total re going to name daughter Hanna Nicole, thought it was a good name for a winery. Ended up naming the daughter Hannah were originally going to do apples and ended up planting grapes on 7 acres in 2000. By 2001 they had a crop.
Ended up having the buyer rep they were working with make the wine the first year good wine is made from good grapes growing grapes is very expensive humbling process goal was to originally to spend time with his family as well as supplement his day job selling insurance fine line between dream and nightmare now had over 40 weddings at the winery make 17 different wines

Jay Lifson named all 5 varietals of red
Bill Eames - won a bottle for naming the 6th varietal

built winery for the residents of Contra Costa
Hanna Nicole winery has a presence where there can be events, weddings, concerts, etc. has view of Mt. Diablo

try to make products that fit the communities needs barrel aged wines that everyone could afford
current status of wine market - was a huge amount of inventory cost about $16/case to produce wine. Not including the actual wine.
Under $10 bottle of wine is the most important aspect of the market because that is where everyone starts.

Process
starts in vineyard with company that packs grapes and cools them to 30 degrees then it is shipped to new jersey grow 3 - 4 tons an acre concentrate more on flavor than quantity once wine is in tank to ferment it takes 45 days then moved to barrels for 18 - 24 months

in over 200 restaurants
looking to expand
10 medals, 3 years running
product is improving

raffle
tom Henry - $2
Andy scheck - $5
Bill Aemes - bottle of wine
Norma Evans - bottle of wine


Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

President in mind and spirit

O n some days, when you pass his office on the 18th floor of One Rotary Center in Evanston, Illinois, USA, you will see Kalyan Banerjee seated at a large, round table with nothing on it, save for a few sheets of paper on which he is intently writing in longhand. Backlit by huge windows that offer a panoramic view of Chicago, and with his head down, Banerjee often appears to be in deep concentration, a man with a singular and urgent task.   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
Kalyan Banerjee . . . . . RI President
Karl Diekman
. . . . . . . Dist 5160 Governor
Troy Feddersen. . . . . . President
Geoff Zimmerman. . . . .Past President
Chuck Vogel. . . . . 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/ 30Neil Cohn of Hannah Nicole Vineyards, East County Vineyard area
Local & District Events

Rotary International Events

Birthdays
07/01        Daniel    Baker   
07/03        Polly    Bernson   
07/03        Andreas    Scheck   
07/04        Chuck    Vogel    
07/08        Robert    Aguilar    
07/19        Jesse    Wellen
07/19
        Norma Evens
07/26        John    Hansen
Anniversaries
07/04        Tom    Courtright    
07/07        Warren    Rupf    
07/16        Chuck    Vogel    
07/21        Bud    Moulthrop
Greeters
7/7Heba Rayan
7/14Polly Bernson
7/21Larry Blodgett


 Notes by Dino Riggio | Photos John Sherry