Rotary International


John F. Germ

Rotary District 5160 Governor:

Fred Collignon

Durham Rotary President:
Ravi Saip


Rowel Editor: Phil Price
Rowel Publisher: Jen Liu




August 23rd, 2016


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


2016                                         Calendar for Durham Rotary


1 2
Grant Lundberg, CEO of Lundberg Family Farms
(Jen Liu)
3 4 5 6
7 8 9
Mary Sakuma will present a program based on her travels to Germany and Switzerland
(Mary Sakuma)
10 11 12 13
14 15 16
David Scirah Supervisor of the Construction Volunteer Program at Chico State

(Jim Patterson)
17 18 19 20
21 22 23
Judging the National Retriever Championship show.

(Chris Hatch)
24 25 26 27
28 29 30
(Roy Ellis)


1 2 3
4 5 6
No Meeting
Due to Labor Day
7 8 9 10
11 12 13
Harvest Festival Preparation at Durham Park
(JR Gallagher)
14 15 16 17
Harvest Festival Preparation Day at Durham Park
(JR Gallagher)
Harvest Festival y at Durham Park
(JR Gallagher)
19 20
No Meeting
Due to
Harvest Festival
21 22 23 24
25 26 27
Club Assembly on the Harvest Festival
(JR Gallagher)
28 29 30

This Rowel is edited and published by your secretary Jim Kirks and here is the reason why. 

"I fell Tuesday evening in the Sacramento airport.  I am in Sutter Med Center.  Surgery on both knees today.  Six month's recovery." Phil Price

Pres. Elect Larry Bradley called the meeting to order. He asked Len Foreman to lead the flag salute, which he did. Then Pres. Elect Larry asked Mary Sakuma to lead the members and guests in singing “My Country Tis of Thee.” Then Rev. Jim Patterson gave the invocation. However, Pres. Elect Larry recognized Rev. Jim for “preaching” during the invocation to the tune of $5.00.




August 23rd:  Chris Hatch and judging the National Retriever Championship show.


August 30th:  Roy Ellis


September 6th;  No Meeting due to holiday the day before.


September 13th:  At Durham Park in preparation for the Harvest Festival.


September 17th:  Harvest Festival preparation day.


September 18th:  The Harvest Festival.


September 20th:  No



September 27th:  Club Assembly on the Harvest Festival by J. R. Gallagher.






Pres. Elect Larry asked Jim Kirks to introduce the guests from Paradise at his table. Pres. Elect Larry recognized Jim for $5.00 for not introducing the guests properly.  The guests at his table were Paradise Club past president Ron Jones and his wife, and Paradise Club's immediate past president Dana Gajda and her husband.

Then Steve Plume introduced District 5160 Governor Gary Vilhauer and his wife Leslie Vilhauer at his table.

Unfortunately, Glenn Pulliam didn’t have any guests at his table to introduce and the Rotarians at his table all contributed $1.00 each for not having a guest.

Pres Elect Larry read a thank you note for one of our scholarship recipients.





Mary Sakuma announced tht Roy Ellis has an exciting program for our next meeting August 30th. It is TBA. The Club will be dark Tuesday, Sept. 6th due to Labor Day Holiday. On Tuesday, Sept. 13th we will met at the Durham Park and Jen Liu volunteered to do the BBQ meal that evening. On Saturday, Sept. 17th, we will do the set up for the Harvest Festival at Durham Park. On Sunday, Sept. 18th we will work at the Harvest Festival. Tuesday, Sept. 20th the Club will be dark to recover from the Harvest Festival. On Tuesday, Sept. 27th, J. R. Gallagher will lead a Club Assembly to evaluate the Harvest Festival.

Roy Ellis needs information on who the Durham High School Interact officers are for 2016-17 as we need to obtain Interact volunteers to work at the Harvest Festival.

There will be a Harvest Festival Committee meeting on Wed., August 24th at 7:00AM at the Skyway Italian Cottage.




 Immediate Past President Dana Gajda of Paradise Rotary Club shared information about their Concours de la Chapelle Classic European Car show that benefits the Rotary Club of Paradise and Northern California Ballet. It is on Saturday, Augus 27th, 2016 at Chapelle de L’Artiste in Paradise, at 6:00PM. Tickets at $75.00 per person.




Pres. Elect Larry thanked Steve Plume for bringing the chocolate cake for dessert. Then Pres. Elect Larry thanked Sharon Robertson for last week’s lemon bar dessert.

Rotary Foundation Chairman Steve Plume asked for a volunteer to write a check for $26.50 to the Rotary Foundation. Pres. Elect Larry and Jen Liu both volunteered to write checks.

District 5160 Governor Elect Gary Vilhauer thanked Durham Rotarians for their hospitality



From the New District Governor:

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Bring guests, who you think you can interest in becoming a member, to meetings.




Roy Ellis was asked by Pres. Elect Larry if Roy was recognized enough for the Comanche rides he enjoyed. Roy agreed to contribute $40.00.

Pres. Elect Larry asked Clint Goss about his 2015 F-150 truck. The answer was that Clint would contribute $20.00.

Chris Hatch spent $3,300 on the removal of a foxtail from the lungs of his champion Labrador retriever.
Fortunately, Chris has doggie health insurance that covered the expense. In gratitude for the good insurance coverage Chris told Pres. Elect Larry that he would like to become a bell ringer to the tune of $80.00.

Unfortunately, the attendance record for the August 16, 2016 Durham Rotary meeting showed that Len Foreman was absent. Since Pres. Elect Larry sat next to Len at that meeting, K.R. Robertson was recognized for $15.00 for not recording Len as present.

Since Daryle Polk paid $7.00 for a “Happy Birthday” song on August 16th, Pres. Elect Larry just congratulated Daryle on celebrating his 67th birthday at Forcella Italian Bistro on August 22nd.


Must Be Present To Win

Len Foreman was present to win and he volunteered to bring dessert for the August 30th Durham Rotary meeting.



Christ Hatch showed images of the National Armature Labrador Retrieve Championship. 130 dogs qualified and 110 competed. There were ten tests in 10 different areas. In our region, Labrador Retriever Field Trials have been held at Clear Creek.



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