Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
October 6, 2011 | VOL 66 | ISSUE 14

Troy (suds) Feddersen opened the meeting today and Tom O’Sullivan was the greeter for the day.  The guests for the day were the Russians who will be introduced later.  The guest Rotarian for the day was Dick Burkhalter of Orinda.  Bob Athade, the Stanley School’s music director was introduced and he thanked Rotary for aiding their music program. Bob Athade indicated that his band would be at the Reservoir Run on 10/30/11.
Mr. Gonzales was introduced representing the San Francisco Civil Orchestia. 
Troy (suds) spoke at length in Russian. 




ANNOUNCEMENTS
John (the breeder) Sherry reported that the stage construction needs pledges.  Please send pledges to PO Box 221, Lafayette.   

Terry (the hammer) Ring reported he has started meeting with EBMUD and will start construction soon.  
           
John (the breeder) Sherry requested all to attend the pancake breakfast at the Lafayette Reservoir on Sunday, October 30th.  Mike (BMW) Heller urged all to assist. There will be two shifts starting at 6:00am.  

Troy (suds) announced the District Conference in Monterey October 7th thru October 9th at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort in Monterey, California. Alicia and Anna announced that they intended to party together at the District Conference in Monterey.  

Dino announced again that the Rotary night will be October 13th at the Town Hall Theater.  

Geoff (the thinker) Zimmerman awarded belatedly Bill Eames his past president.

Mike Heller indicated that the October Fest at his house was a success, and how great it was to have Russians as his guest.  

Brian Pardo from the Bentley School was very happy to receive the donation for their school band and thanked Rotary for their contribution.    

TODAY’S SPEAKERS
Bob (Rooster) Shusta introduced the Russians:  The speaker, Llya indicated that the average age of a real estate agent in Russian now is 29 and they are just getting use to buying and selling property over the last 20 years. They are happy to be in the United States to learn how to do real estate and how it works, and they are very appreciative for being here. Llya indicated that it is fun to be in the United States in that she can make fun of a police officer and get away with it.  

Alexander told of his background in Construction; Olga said that her background is having a family and that she is happy to have bought a house; Elena gave us her background as the owner of a real estate company for the last seven years; Anna sells commercial real estate; Alexander develops sub-divisions; Anna sells real estate; Sergie sells real estate and investment real estate; and Maksim represented that he works for a real estate company and is in charge of sales.

Troy (suds) Feddersen received a plaque from the Russians.  

The breeder sherry asked what kind of fish the Russians have and that Russian Standard is the best vodka from Russian and that it is sold a BevMo.  

MISCELLANEOUS    
Bud (poodles) Moulthrop indicated that he attended a show where there were over 300 poodles in attendance.

Larry (rugs) Blogget indicated his son had quite a weekend between pulling an all-nighter at St. Mary’s and then going to Yosemite to hike Half-Dome.

Maurice (leap-frog plumber) indicated that he will be a grandfather in March.

FINES AND RECOGNITION
Terry (the hammer) Ring donated $27.00 in honor of 27 happy years of marriage.  

Bob (the fisherman) Aguilar paid a $5.00 fine for bad comments.

Greg (big bucks) Visnor indicated he miscalculated the amount available in the pot and paid a $5.00 fine.

RAFFLE
Today’s raffle winners were Don Anderson who won $2.00 and Terry (the hammer) Ring won $25.00.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Rotary partners with Mercy Ships


Each year, more than 1,200 surgeons, dentists, nurses, health care trainers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, or agriculturalists volunteer their time and skills with Mercy Ships. Photo courtesy Mercy Ships
R otarians will help improve the delivery of vital health care services to West Africa through  a new strategic partnership between The Rotary Foundation and the global charity Mercy Ships
Through the partnership, the Foundation will offer packaged global grants for Rotary clubs and districts to assemble vocational training teams of medical professionals. These teams will perform or assist in life-changing surgeries. The Rotarian volunteers will also work to enhance the skills of local health care professionals. 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, Club Service
Chuck Vogel. . . . . President Elect
Bob Shusta . . . . . . . . Secretary
Greg Vaisnor . . . . . . . Treasurer
Chuck Vogel . . . . . . Membership Chair
Maurice Williams
. . . . . . . Community Service
Terry Ring
. . . . . . . International Service
Erin McCoin 
. . . . . . . Vocational Service
Andy Scheck
. . . . . . . Sergeant of Arms
Alicia Cragholm
. . . . . . . . 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
10-13 Mayor Carl Anduri.
10-20 Dave Dacus our D.G.
10-27 Dan Ashley, KGO News Anchor.
11-3 Larry Sly, CCC Food Bank.
Local & District Events
9-30 to 10-16 Russian Real Estate delegates in Lafayette
10-15-11 Russians Farewell Party, 5:00PM – 8:30PM,  Adrian Mendes’ home, 7 Sky Terrace, Danville.
10-30-11  Reservoir Run & Pancake Feed.
Rotary International Events

Birthdays
10/18Troy Winkels   
Anniversaries

Greeters
10/13Tom Sullivan
10/20Tom Sullivan
10/27Mike Heller
11/3Mike Henn
11/10Tom Henry

 Notes by Don Anderson | Photos John Sherry