K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran
Rotary District 5160 Governor:
Durham Rotary President:
March 1st, 2016
The 2016 Harvest Festival will be held on September 18, 2016
2016 Calendar for Durham Rotary
Sarah Gamble, a DHS graduate and scholarship recipient - Update on her current achievements and future plans
Don Krysakowski from the Work Training Center
Saint Patrick's Day Corn Beef Feed at Memorial Hall
Pam and Brian Gray of the Paradise Club talking about their motorcycle trip to Sturgis
3rd Annual Durham Rotary/Interact Joint Stop Hunger Now event at DHS's Multipurpose Room
President Mike Wacker opened the meeting by asking Steve Greenwood to lead the pledge, which he did. He then asked Larry Bradley to lead the club in a song. He led us in “America”. Jim Patterson then gave the invocation.
President Mike reported on a “thank you” letter from the Friends of the Library for our contribution to the digitization project.
Ravi Saip reported on a “thank you” letter he received from Ed Banes, Durham High School Music director, for our contribution following his Jazz Band’s performance at our Christmas Party.
March 8th: Steve Plume will present Don Krysakowski from the Work Training Center.
March 15th: Corn Beef Feed at Memorial Hall. This is a meeting of record.
March 22nd: Larry Bradley will present Peggy Moak, Butte County Treasurer-Tax Collector
March 29th: Glenn Pulliam will present Pam and Brian Gray of the Paradise Club talking about their motorcycle trip to Sturgis
April 5th: Travis Edsall
April 9th: 3rd Annual Durham Rotary/Interact Joint Stop Hunger Now event at DHS's Multipurpose Room
April 12th: Dave Jessen
April 19th: Bruce Miller
April 26th: Ravi Saip
VISITING ROTARIANS & GUESTS
Phil Price introduce Pat Pillsbury of the Chico Sunrise Club.
He also introduced Sarah Gamble, Glenn’s program for the evening.
And he introduced Students of the Month Rian Cooper and Rose Flores with her parents Rosalia and Tony Flores.
There were no visitors at Ravi Saip’s table or Jim Patterson’s table so each member at those tables contributed $1 each.
Steve Plume will present Don Krysakowski from the Work Training Center.
BOARD MEETING RESCHEDULED
The Board Meeting originally scheduled for 5:00 pm before the next meeting has been reschedule to 5:00 pm, March 22nd.
REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Chowder Cook Off
Bruce Miller reported that the Chowder Cook-Off will be reported on at the next meeting, when the participants are present.
District Conference at
Yolo County Fairgrounds
Friday Apr-01-2016 to Sunday Apr-03-2016
Updating the Websites
The members are asked to go in the Club website at www.durhamrotary.org ,
Bring guests, who you think you can interest in becoming a member, to meetings. Steve Plume is planning a past members meeting on April 19th
Students of the Month
In Roy Ellis’ absence President Mike introduce Student of the Month for February, Rian Cooper and Student of the Month for March, Rose Flores. Each further introduced the other. President Mike then present a plaque to Rian (Rose’s was not here).
Larry Bradley missed a meeting, but he had made it up.
Dave Jessen missed a meeting recovering from eye surgery and also had a new grandson, but he had the Grinder. He then auctioned the Grinder and Steve Greenwood got it for only $50.
Glenn Pulliam presented Sarah Gamble about her accomplishments at UOP and various other endeavors and how her scholarship from us helped. A very driven young lady who has used our scholarship money well.
Must Be Present To Win
Floyd Miller was not present to win the drawing of that name.
From Rotary International:
Two Articles, Before and After
On 21 November, Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and eight Rotary staff members will ride in El Tour de Tucson, an annual bicycle race in Arizona, USA, to raise funds for PolioPlus. The team’s goal is $3.4 million, which will be tripled by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for a total of more than $10 million.
Last year’s team raised over $9 million, and DDF contributions from districts were a big part of that success. Germ will visit the district that donates the most, and the top five contributing districts will be recognized onstage at the 2016 Rotary Convention in Seoul. Rotary President K.R. Ravindran will visit District 2650 in Japan to thank members for making the top DDF donation - $500,000 - to last year’s race.
El Tour de Tucson is one of the top cycling events in the U.S., attracting more than 9,000 cyclists every year. The Rotary team from Evanston, Illinois, will be joined by Rotary members from Arizona and around the world.
Rotary General Secretary John Hewko speeds through a turn near the beginning of the race. Hewko completed the 104-mile course for the fourth straight year.
Photo Credit: James S. Wood Photography
The fight to eradicate polio got a major financial boost from the annual Miles to End Polio bike ride that took place 21 November in Arizona, USA. Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and a team of eight RI staff members helped raise $4.4 million. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match the funds 2-to-1, bringing the total contribution to PolioPlus to more than $13.5 million.
This is the fourth year in a row that Hewko has biked in the 104-mile (167 km) El Tour de Tucson ride, one of the country’s top cycling events. More than 100 Rotary members from Arizona and around the world hit the pavement with the Evanston team.
The RI staff riders have been training together since September. “In the beginning, riding 104 miles seemed impossible,” says Jean Stanula, Rotary’s Global Events supervisor. “But we came together early Saturday mornings and rode 20, 40, 60, and 80 miles. After a while, it felt like we could do anything.”
Contributions of District Designated Funds (DDFs) were a big part in this year's fundraising effort, with more than $1.4 million collected. Districts can continue to donate DDFs to support the fundraiser through 30 November. President-elect John Germ will visit the district that donates the most DDFs, and the top five contributing districts will be recognized onstage at the 2016 Rotary Convention in Seoul.
Rotary members have taken part in the ride since 2009, when the End Polio Now campaign was designated an official beneficiary of the race, allowing Rotary cyclists to gather pledges for the campaign. In the first year, 27 cyclists raised $35,000. The number has grown exponentially ever since.
By Maureen Vaught
The Rotary International web site is: www.rotary.org
District 5160 is: www.rotary5160.org
The Durham Rotary Club site is: www.durhamrotary.org
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