K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran
Rotary District 5160 Governor:
Durham Rotary President:
March 22nd, 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
Peggy Moak, Butte County Treasurer-Tax Collector
Pam and Brian Gray of the Paradise Club talking about their motorcycle trip to Sturgis
Gale Wineries in Durham. It is located at 9345 Stanford Ln.
3rd Annual Durham Rotary/Interact Joint Stop Hunger Now event at DHS's Multipurpose Room
President Mike Wacker opened the meeting by asking Steve Plume to lead the pledge, which he did. Then he asked Larry Bradley to lead us in a song. He led us in singing “God Bless America”. Jim Patterson then gave the invocation.
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 will take us to Gale Wineries in Durham. It is located at 9345 Stanford Ln.
April 9th: Stop Hunger Now Packaging Project at DHS
April 12th: Dave Jessen
April 19th: Bruce Miller
April 26th: Ravi Saip
May 3rd: Roy Ellis
May 10th: Jim Kirks
May 17th: Hot Dog Picnic with students
May 24th: Jen Liu
May 31st: No Meeting
VISITING ROTARIANS & GUESTS
Larry Bradley introduced Peggy Moak who is his program for the evening. There were no other visitors.
Glenn Pulliam will present Pam and Brian Gray of the Paradise Club who will talk about their motorcycle trip to Sturgis.
REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Food for the Stop Hunger Now Project
The packaging of meals will take place Saturday, April 9, 2016 beginning at 9 am in the High School Multi-Purpose Room. Jen Liu expects that we will have help from the Interact Club. He needs about 50 people including you and your spouse or significant other. The work should conclude about noon. He is working on a lunch as was provided last year when the work was done.
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.
Brian Aguiar was recognized for missing meetings. His excuse was having to attend Lamaze classes with his wife. He contributed $10.
Roy Ellis missed two meetings but since he had done things for the club he was only assessed $10.
Len Forman missed 2 meetings on school business, but since he was at the Chowder Cook Off he was only assessed $10.
Jen Liu missed a meeting traveling, he admitted, to New York City, but since he was at the Chowder Cook Off he was assessed $25 to ring the Bell. He overlooked the rest of his trip around Europe.
Tom Vanella had missed meetings while having a shoulder replaced. But he had made them up.
President Mike also contributed $10 for missing a meeting.
Jim Patterson was assessed $10 for disparaging Larry Bradley.
Larry Bradley introduced Peggy Moak, Butte County Treasurer-Tax Collector. She talked about her office and the three separate parts of the office, the Property Tax Division, the Central Collection Division and the Treasury Division. She noted that in the Treasury Division she is responsible for investing the county’s money. Butte County is 5th in the State in investment yield.
Must Be Present To Win
Mary Sakuma was not present to win the drawing.
From Rotary International:
Rotary members from Columbia, Missouri, USA, volunteer at a regional food bank.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of District 6080 (Missouri, USA)
Though the media tends to focus on underdeveloped countries when the subject is hunger, food scarcity is also a problem in the United States.
Consider parts of Missouri, where one of every six people goes hungry, according to the Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri.
Rotary member Steve Dulle wanted to change that. For his induction as this year’s governor of District 6080, he eschewed a traditional installation featuring fine food and formal wear. Instead, he asked members throughout the district to collect nonperishable provisions and volunteer at local food banks and pantries on the day that he took office. And he launched a monthlong “food fight” that pit clubs in the northern part of his district against those in the south to see who could collect the most food.
The north won — as did the area’s hungry residents. Rotary members, Rotaractors, and their families and friends collected more than 10,000 pounds of food and raised nearly $19,000 for Missouri’s food pantries.
“I wanted to start off my year with an example of what it should primarily portray, namely a dedication to service,” says Dulle. “This was the first time we did a service project for our district — it united us.”
The Rotary Club of Jefferson City Breakfast took top honors for the amount of food brought in, collecting more than 2,500 pounds of nonperishable items outside a supermarket on Saturdays in July. The Rotary Club of Columbia-Metro contributed the most labor, volunteering 258 hours at the Food Bank of Central & Northeast Missouri. And the Columbia South, Fulton and Jefferson City Evening clubs collected the most money for the cause, more than $2,000 each.
Rotary members and guests even repackaged nearly 5,000 pounds of Rice Krispies for local food pantries. Dulle says that a volunteer stood on a ladder and shoveled the cereal from a 15-foot box into a large pan, which was eventually divided by others into serving sizes for innumerable plastic containers ready for delivery.
Local Rotaract members pitched in as well.
“Coordinated projects like these are able to take service projects to another level,” says Jolyn Sattizahn, president of the Rotaract Club of Columbia, who helped with the effort.
Of the 49 clubs in the district, 36 participated in the initiative.
Larry Price, president of the Rotary Club of Mountain View, says he’ll never forget volunteering at an Ozarks Food Harvest pantry.
“Frankly, I had no idea that so many people in Mountain View were being served at this site,” he says. “And the beneficiaries of the program were quick to express their appreciation to the volunteers as they made their way around the tables.”
Dulle’s 28 June installation as district governor, at the Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri, was atypical. There was no banquet, attendees wore shorts, and the governor was sworn in during a lunch break. He wouldn’t have done it any differently.
“It was important that the project be hands-on so we could better feel the service we were doing,” he says. “Because of the project, clubs are continuing to work with their food banks.”
And that promises to make a dent in the district’s hunger problem in the years to come.
By David Sweet
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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