John F. Germ
Rotary District 5160 Governor:
Durham Rotary President:
October 11th, 2016
The 2017 Crab Feed is on Saturday, January, 21st 2017
2016 Calendar for Durham Rotary
Dr. Peter Magnusson on Cardiology
No Meeting Due to Thanksgiving
President Ravi Saip called the meeting to order. He asked Dave Jessen to lead
the salute to the flag. Which Dave did. Then Pres. Ravi asked Larry Bradley to
lead Rotarians in a patriotic song. Larry began singing “God Bless America” and
Rotarians joined in. Afterward, Pres. Ravi invited Rev. Jim Patterson to give
the “Invocation,” which Rev. Jim graciously did.
TBA by Steve Plume - Please see a separate email announcement.
TBA by Len Foreman
TBA by Jim Patterson
TBA by Phil Price
TBA by Bruce Miller
No meeting due to Thanksgiving
TBA by Brian Aguiar
Introduction of visitors and guests
Roy Ellis introduced guests at his table: Mary Sakuma, the best looking Durham
female Rotarian, Jan Ellis, Dr. Magnuson and his wife, Scott Wineland and Ms.
There were no guests at Pres. Ravi’s table and he assess the Rotarians at his table $1.00 each.
Mary Sakuma announced that Durham Rotary would not be
meeting at BCCC next week. Please watch for an email announcement of a
different meeting location or the possibility that Durham Rotary will be dark on
Len Foreman is responsible for the Rotary program on October 21st. Rev. Jim Patterson’s November 3rd Rotary program is to be announced. Steve Greenwood is looking into Durham Rotary meeting at Original Pete’s Restaurant on the Skyway on November 8th. The restaurant has a banquet room and is near the Butte County Service Center where Durham Rotarians will be volunteering to help on Election night.
Pres. Ravi invited Rotarians to volunteer to be recognized. First he called on Mary Sakuma for information about the Butte County Office of Education radio advertisements. Mary volunteered to be recognized for $25.00.
Dave Jessen volunteered Larry Bradley to say something. Larry shared that he attended a sub-district meeting of President Elects at the home of Assistant District Governor Arne Gustafson in Orland. They are gearing up for the 2017-18 Rotary year. Larry volunteered to be recognized for $10.00 and Dave Jessen volunteered to be recognized for a matching $10.00.
Clint Goss agreed to be recognized for $10.00 for missing last week’s Rotary meeting.
Larry Bradley volunteered that Pres. Ravi didn’t recognize Larry for his recent birthday. $10.00 was voluntarily given by Larry for his unrecognized birthday and as Sergeant-at-Arms he recognized Pres. Ravi for $10.00.
Steve Greenwood announced that he bought a new pickup truck today and agreed to contribute $20.00.
Roy Ellis reported that he would not be present for his anniversary and volunteered to contribute $23.00 for his and Jan’s 23rd anniversary.
Pres. Ravi recognized Phil Price and Jen Liu for not getting the right amount for the funds raised for the Durham High School Sober Graduation Party. The correct amount is $2,300.00. Pres. Ravi said that $23.00 for Phil Price and Jen Liu was an appropriate amount for the recognition.
Pres. Ravi stated that the Harvest Festival was great. More people are needed to work at the event.
Pres. Ravi thanked Steve and Keri Greenwood for hosting Monday Night Football at their home last week.
Pres. Ravi shared that there will be a great Durham Rotary Christmas Party.
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.
ELECTION HELP ON NOVEMBER 8TH
Glenn Pulliam has eight volunteers for helping on election night at the South Chico Receiving Station. Glenn needs one more volunteer.
MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN
Glenn Pulliam who was present to win $10.00.
Roy Ellis introduced Dr. Magnuson.
Dr. Magnuson noted that the Enloe Medical Center’s cardiac referral region extends north to the Oregon border and south to Sacramento.
In the 1960s - Coronary patients were given six weeks bed rest and morphine for pain and one hoped for the best. There was a 25% mortality rate.
In 1965 - Coronary Care Unites were established.
In 1968 - Paramedics were introduced.
In 1970s - Coronary patients were given three weeks bed rest and the mortality rate declined to 20%.
In 1974 - Echo cardiograms and pacemakers were introduced.
In 19979 - Cardiac rehabilitation instituted.
In 1980s - There were rudimentary thrombosis “clot busting” medications.
Bypass surgery has been around for forty years. Now there is angioplasty and other procedures.
In 1980s, there was the first generation of coronary stents. Then there were defibulators,
implanted heart monitors and cardiac rehabilitation for congestive heart failure.
The Future includes advanced imaging such as CTA and MRA. Left ventricle assist units such as the Impella will support the patient. There will be biodegradable stents, an Aortic valve replacement, and robotic surgery using DaVinci machines.
LOW TECH HEART HEALTH PROGRAM
Exercise, Exercise, and Exercise. Walk 20 to 30 minutes per day.
Eat a Mediterranean diet which includes nuts and fresh produce, fish and poultry, whole grains, and Olive oil.
Use medications based on medical evidence.
Cardiac Medical facilities are aging, shortages, physicians aging. There is a need for younger physicians trained in new techniques. There is a lack of room to expand.
There is a project to move the Cardiac Program to the old operating rooms which will triple the capabilities of the cardiac care resources at Enloe Medical Center making it a one stop Cardiac Care Center.
The reimbursements for Medicare and Medical are based on population. There are higher reimbursements for medical procedures in urban areas because the cost of living is higher in urban areas. Reimbursements for rural area are lower and Chico is defined as a rural area.
We can attract young doctors to Chico based on our rural lifestyle and the opportunity to participate in building something new.
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raise thousands for polio eradication
time Noel Jackson jumped out of a plane at 14,000 feet, it had nothing to do
with raising money for polio eradication.
Michigan dentist had received a gift certificate to go skydiving from his staff
because they knew he was into adventure.
definitely a defining moment,” says Jackson, a member of the Rotary Club of
Trenton, Michigan, USA, of that first jump, done in tandem strapped to a
professional skydiver. “The rush of the free fall is beyond anything I have ever
experienced before. Just the speed and acceleration is unbelievable. You don’t
even have time to figure out if you are enjoying it or not -- it’s just a
sensation that happens.”
Jackson did enjoy the sensation. So much so that he agreed to do another jump,
with Shiva Koushik, a Rotarian friend in nearby Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
men were waiting for this second jump when their wives came up with the idea of
enlisting other jumpers and raising pledges for polio eradication.
So, in August 2014, a jump in the skies of northeastern Michigan raised $15,000 for Rotary’s polio eradication campaign. Matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the effort contributed $45,000 to the cause.
1985, when Rotary committed to polio eradication, the organization has
contributed more than $1.5 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize
children against the disease. In that time, the number of polio cases has
dropped 99.9 percent, and only three countries remain where the virus has never
been stopped: Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. While World Polio Day, 24
October, serves as an important opportunity to remind the world of the need to
finish the job, raising money and awareness is a year-round effort for many.
Julie Caron, a member of the Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline, heard about plans for the Michigan fundraising skydive after being invited to speak at a leadership training event in Koushik’s district.
in one of those friendship rooms after the conference … when Koushik began
talking about the skydive,” Caron says. “We all got really excited and signed
like to back out on things I say I’m going to do, even if it’s the middle of the
night,” Caron says. So she began raising money and drove down to Michigan to do
took the idea back to her own club, whose members are mostly young professionals
looking for fun things to do. This past July, 10 members from Toronto Skyline
and surrounding Rotary clubs plunged earthward in their own tandem skydive,
raising several thousand dollars for polio eradication.
hopes to make it a yearly event.
eradication is definitely something I am passionate about,” she says. “It’s not
a hard fundraiser to put together at all. You just call around and pick a place,
and then you begin asking people if they would rather jump or pay up in
who’d jumped out of the plane in his “Captain Rotary” outfit, says he personally
raised $4,700 for the Michigan skydive using Caron’s approach.
go up to people and tell them we were skydiving for polio and give them two
options,” says Jackson. “I would tell them I was paying $180 out of my own
pocket to jump, so if you are not going to jump, you have to pay $180.
Most people would say, ‘OK, you got it.’ ”
Floating like a bird
and his wife are active in other ways to rid the world of polio. They have been
on several trips with their Rotary district to immunize children in Afghanistan,
Pakistan, and India, and particularly enjoy showing off their native country,
India, from which they emigrated to Canada about 30 years ago. They are planning
to take part in another National Immunization Day in Pakistan next year.
the skydive will hold a special place in Koushik’s heart.
one of the highlights of my polio eradication efforts,” he says. “It’s such a
feeling of freedom. The first time out of the plane, you have very little idea
what is happening; you are free-falling so fast. But once that parachute opens,
you look around and say, ‘Wow!’ It’s such a great feeling to be able to float
like a bird.”
By Arnold R. Grahl
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District 5160 is: www.rotary5160.org
The Durham Rotary Club site is: www.durhamrotary.org
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