Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
June 9, 2011 | VOL 65 | ISSUE 45

The meeting was opened on time at 12:30 by President Geoff Zimmerman.
Visiting Rotarians
John fazel – Sunrise Club
Skip McAllen – Sunrise Club
Steven Weir – Orinda
Guests
Traci Reilly – City of Lafayette guest of Jay Lifsum
Ellenor Bonnet – Loaves and Fishes – Guest Speaker
Zaine Rayan – son of Heba Rayan





Club announcements-
  • Anna Connolly Stevenson – switching title to Business Development Manager for Stevenson Construction
  • Skip McAllen – Sunrise Rotary event at Veterans Hall, auction as part of Motorama Auto Show on June 19, 2011
  • Auction Items include:
    • Trip to Africa
    • Trip to the Wine Country
    • Scotch and Cigar Tasting
    • www.Motorama.com
  • Troy – Lafayette Rotary Golf Tourney coming up August 29, 2011
  • John Sherry – Lafayette Rotary Jackets for sale - $53/Each
  • Larry Blodgett – News regarding Jack Hanson – go visit if possible and spend some time with him and his family
  • Jay Lifson – Traci Reilly – Lafayette City Roads and Parcel Tax signatures
    • 25% of Lafayette residents live on failed roads
    • Petition to put on ballot
  • Geoff Zimmerman – OCD Speaker – Lafayette Library – Thursday, June 16, 2011
  • Dick Holt – Website for Concert at the Res – www.ConcertAtThe Res.org
  • Dan Baker – Grandson won most outstanding award at Acalanes
    • National Merit Scholar
    • GenElectric Star Award
    • Going to Boston College in the Fall
Happy/Sad $$ - Skipped until next week

Speaker
  • Eleanor – Loaves and Fishes
  • Serve 800-900 meals/day
  • Started in 1983 and has been in operation for 27 years
  • Has served over 3.5 Million Meals
  • 5 Dining Rooms
    • Martinez, Bay Point, Antioch, and Oakley
  • What do they do?
    • Serve hot meals
    • Patrons can eat as much as they want
    • The meals are balanced and provide overall nutrition
    • Try to incorporate something from every food group
  • The central catering kitchen is located in Pittsburg and cooks all the food for the 5 locations served
  • There is a weekly menu that is posted and allows the patrons to pick and choose what days/meals they will attend
  • Over the last 2 years the attendance has increased dramatically
    • There is a higher number of families with children who are using the facilities because they are overextended on the budget or cannot afford to both travel (gas) and eat
  • Profile of the Family
    • Families of 4
      • 2 Adults/2 children
      • Both parents laid off
      • Food Hardship – run out of money mid-week and cannot afford to eat
      • Gas prices have had such an impact that the family must choose between spending time together (traveling) and eating
    • Mom and Grandmother
      • Husband was injured
      • Eats at Loaves and Fishes 3X a week to provide nutritious meals for her children
  • Volunteers
    • 98% of the resources of Loaves and Fishes are the volunteers
    • The 5 locations and kitchen need approx 200 volunteers each week in order to operate and serve the communities
    • The volunteers are comprised of
      • Corporate teams
      • Service Groups
      • Church Groups
  • Funding
    • Loaves and Fishes gets its funding/food from
      • Food Partners
      • Individual Donations
      • Foundations
      • Groups – Church, Non-Profit, Etc
      • Fundraisers – Raffle (accounts for 40% of meal service)
  • Examples of Food Partners
    • Safeway
    • Trader Joes
    • Costco
    • Aidell Sausage
Raffle
Maurice Williams - $2
Zaine Rayan - $5

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Rotaractor can't get enough of RI conventions

Editor's note: Clemens Witt is a Rotaractor from Germany and a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar to Australia.

I’m absolutely addicted to traveling to RI conventions.

The 2011 convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, in May was my seventh. Sometimes people ask me if attending so many conventions has been boring. My answer is always the same: "Never. The more you attend, the more friends you meet!" 

   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
6/16June 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
06/02    Larry Blodgett
06/13    Ray Bland
06/18    Bill Eames
06/18    Bob Shusta
Anniversaries
06/03    Andy Scheck
06/09    A.C. Webb
06/10    John Sherry
06/20    Tom Henry
06/26    Ray Bland
Greeters
6/16Norma Evans
6/23Heba Rayan
6/30Heba Rayan
7/7Polly Bernson
7/14Larry Blodgett


 Notes by Dino Riggio | Photos John Sherry