Rotary International


K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

Rotary District 5160 Governor:

Ken Courville

Durham Rotary President:
Mick Wacker


Rowel Editor: Phil Price




April 19th, 2016


The  2016 Harvest Festival will be held on September 18, 2016


2016                                         Calendar for Durham Rotary



  1 2
3 4 5
Gale Wineries in Durham.  It is located at 9345 Stanford Ln
(Travis Edsall)
6 7 8 9
3rd Annual Durham Rotary/Interact Joint Stop Hunger Now event at DHS's Multipurpose Room
10 11 12
Mike Crump, Butte County Director of Public Works, who will talk about the new bridges on the Midway
(Dave Jessen)
13 14 15 16
17 18 19
Visiting Almendara Winery in Durham
(Bruce Miller)
20 21 22 23
24 25 26
Visiting Chico Air Museum
(Ravi Saip)
27 28 29 30


1 2 3
(Roy Ellis)
4 5 6 7
8 9 10
(Jim Kirks)
11 12 13 14
15 16 17
Hog Dog Picnic at Durham Park
(Roy Ellis)
18 19 20 21
22 23 24
(Daryl Polk)
25 26 27 28
29 30 31
No Meeting
Memorial Day

President Mike Wacker opened the meeting at Almendra Winery & Distillery in Durham by asking Steve Plume to lead the pledge, which he did. Then he asked Mary Sakuma to lead us in a song.  She led us in “God Bless America:.  Then Jim Patterson gave the invocation.


Food was provided by Chicobis Mobile Catering Kitchen.  A welcome change from pizza.





April 26th:  Ravi Saip will present a program at the Air Museum.


May 3rd:  Roy Ellis


May 10th:  Jim Kirks


May 17th:  Hot Dog Picnic with students


May 24th:  Daryl Polk


May 31st:  No Meeting


June 7th:  Jim Patterson


June 14th:  Steve Plume


June 21st:  Mike Wacker


June 28th:  Mary Sakuma-Demotion Party






A number of wives, significant others and one fiancé were present.  Also, Ravi had some guests.  However, the acoustics were such that I gave up almost immediately recording names.




Ravi Saip will present a program at the Air Museum.




It’s Spring, the weather is gorgeous, we just enjoyed an outstanding District Conference……. and  it’s time to begin plans for our next Rotary year.

Announcing:      Rotary District 5160's  Spring Training Assemblies

When:                North Assembly, Saturday, April 30,  9:30 am – 2:30 pm

                          Red Bluff High School, Red Bluff     

                           South Assembly, Saturday May 14,  8:30 am – 1:30 pm

                           Benicia High School, Benicia  

What:                 A chance to learn more about so many different topics

Who:                  Rotarians, Interacters, Rotaracters, Youth Exchange, everyone!

Why:                  Why REGISTER?  So we have enough coffee, food, and chairs!



Updating the Websites


The members are asked to go in the Club website at , click on “members”.  Then scroll down to your name, clicking on it to bring up the page with your information.  Then email Jen giving him any corrections, changes, and missing information.   J. R. tend to this!




Bring guests, who you think you can interest in becoming a member, to meetings.  Steve Plume is planning a past members meeting.




President Mike came across something About Len Foreman and a Dunsmuir Poker Club.  I didn’t quite follow all of it but along with a missedmeeting he contributed $25.


Darrel Polk contributed $35 for his 35th anniversary.


Brian Aquiar opted to avoid a song and contributed $10 for his birthday.




The program was some wine for dinner and a tour of the Almendra Winery & Distillery as well as some history of the winery.


Must Be Present To Win

None tonight.


From Rotary International:

Member spotlight: Stephen Mwanje promotes health care for all in Uganda

Photo Credit: Edward Echwalu

From the April 2016 issue of The Rotarian

“This was a gift from God.” Stephen Mwanje remembers those words, spoken by a sick man who had just received free treatment from a doctor at a Rotary-led Family Health Day in Uganda last fall. “He never thought he would get the medical attention he needed,” explains Mwanje, a member of the Rotary Club of Mukono, Uganda, who made that man’s care possible.

In 2010-11, Mwanje was governor of District 9200, which then included Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. As he was researching options to address Uganda’s lack of health care, he crossed paths with Marion Bunch, an American Rotarian who had founded Rotarians for Family Health & AIDS Prevention in 2004. Their collaboration resulted in the country’s first free health clinic, organized by Mwanje in 2011.

Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa now hold Rotary Family Health Days once or twice a year. Local partners finance up to 80 percent of the budget for the health days, making the program sustainable. The clinics last two or three days and are staffed by volunteer health professionals who provide a wide range of services and treatments to anyone who shows up. More than a million people have been treated with the help of thousands of Rotary volunteers. Because of Mwanje’s commitment to health care in Uganda, the country also has its first oncology clinic, which was funded by a Rotary grant.

By Heather Maher

The Rotarian




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