Rotary International


John F. Germ

Rotary District 5160 Governor:

Fred Collignon

Durham Rotary President:
Ravi Saip


Rowel Editor: Phil Price
Rowel Publisher: Jen Liu




September 27th, 2016


The  2017 Crab Feed is on Saturday, January, 21st 2017


2016                                         Calendar for Durham Rotary


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


2 3

Monday Night Football at
Steve's House
(Steve Greenwood)

4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11
(Dave Jessen)
12 13 14 15
16 17 18
(Steve Plume)
19 20 21 22
23 24 25
(Len Foreman)
26 27 28 29
30 31

Pres. Ravi Saip called the meeting to order.  He asked Steve Greenwood to lead the salute to the flag.  Then Larry Bradley had Rotarians sing “My Country Tis of Thee.”  Afterward Rev. Jim Patterson gave the invocation.



October 3rd:  Monday Night Football at Steve Greenwood's residence.


October 10th: 

TBA by Dave Jessen


October 10th: 

TBA by Steve Plume


October 10th: 

TBA by Len Foreman



Update on our Rowel Editor Phil

Phil Price is at Chico Creek Care Center for the next several weeks before he can be transitioned to out patient status.  Rotarians were invited to visit PhilHe is recovering well and is in Room/Bed 57A.  Following are pictures taken a week ago.




Introduction of visitors and guests


Larry Bradley introduced Samantha, President of the Durham High School Interact Club.  Then Larry as sergeant at arms recognized Pres. Ravi for $10.00 for not having introductions.




Durham Rotary will meet on Monday, October 3, 2016 at the home of Steve Greenwood for Monday Night Football.  The game begins at 5:30pm and everyone is invited to arrive for the opening kick off.  Spouses and significant others and friends are invited.  Please call Steve to RSVP.  Dinner will feature Lasagna from California Pasta Productions, green salad and dessert. 




Mary Sakuma reported that the Durham High School Band and its Director Ed Banes will provide music for the Durham Rotary Christmas Dinner on Tuesday, December 13.




Bring guests, who you think you can interest in becoming a member, to meetings.  Let’s also work on getting existing members to attend.  Attendance has been sparse the last few weeks.




Glenn Pulliam has eight volunteers for helping on election night at the South Chico Receiving Station.  Glenn needs one more volunteer.



Jen Liu was present and won $30.00.


Program - Report on Harvest Festival from J. R. Gallagher

Pres. Ravi Saip said that the parking area was jammed.  

J. R. Gallagher reported that $10,567.00 was deposited.  This included funds received for breakfast, lunch, beer and soda sales.

There was good sponsorship support to the tune of $7,850.00, but it was less than in 2015.

Roland donated four kegs beer from the Feather Falls Casino Brewery.   Beer sales rose from $900.00 in 2015 to $1,506.00 in 2016.  Hotter weather was a factor.

Harvest Festival Committee Chairman need to write detailed directives to guide volunteers.  Tom Crete and Steve Abshire have written procedure for Tri Tip BBQ which gives times and directions for this portion of the Harvest Festival.

The order from FedEx for sandwiches upped the sale of Tri Tip BBQ.  The kitchen ran out of hamburger buns. We managed input better in 2016.  Served 336 TriTip lunches.

Radios to key people helpful.  May need more radios.

Mary Sakuma reported that the Chico Community Band complained non-stop.  The consensus was to replace the Community Band with four local blue grass groups that could play from the bed of a pick up truck.  Mary suggested offering the bands lunches as a token honorarium.

Hot dogs from Costco proved popular.  They cost $0.28 each and sold for $5.00.  ProPacific has offered to donate the same items in 2017 that Durham Rotary bought from Costco in 2016.

Of the 200 bratwurst, 172 were sold.

Craft venders and commercial vendors complained about the $10.00 increase in the cost for booth space.  The jewelry vendors weren’t present as there was a Gem Show in Chico the same weekend as the Harvest Festival.

It was very helpful to have an ambulance on duty.  The Sheriff’s Posse was very helpful.

The Captain Bob’s Pancake Wagon was in good shape and driven to the Harvest Festival by Deputy Sheriff Kevin Tuck.
Tod Kimmelshue and Chico Rotarians were very helpful.
Durham Rotarian Robert Olea arrived at 4:30am and helped park cars.  Robert also bought $100.00 of Sober Graduation (Ducky Derby) tickets.  Durham Rotarians bought $800.00 worth of the tickets.  With the help of Colleen Couts, Interact Advisor, who contacted members of the Sober Graduation Committee, $2,300 in Ducky Derby tickets were sold in the community.  There should be $1,500 or more returned to Durham Rotary to support DHS Sober Graduation Party in 2017.

Pres. Ravi Saip asked J.R. Gallagher to sign a book for the Durham Intermediate School Library and then adjourned the Club Assembly.



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