Rotary International

President:

John F. Germ

Rotary District 5160 Governor:

Fred Collignon

Durham Rotary President:
Ravi Saip

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Rowel Editor: Phil Price
Rowel Publisher: Jen Liu

 

 

 

November 15th, 2016

  

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

 

2016                                         Calendar for Durham Rotary

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Meeting
Jan Holman on Patrick Ranch
(Jim Patterson)
2 3 4 5
6 7 8
Meeting
Original Pete's at Carmichael Drive and Park Avenue
(Mary Sakuma)
9 10 11 12
13 14 15
Meeting
Club Assembly
(Ravi Saip)
16 17 18 19
20 21 22
No Meeting Due to Thanksgiving
23 24 25 26
27 28 29
Meeting
TBA
(Brian Aguiar)
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1 2 3
4 5 6
Meeting at the Community Room of Durham Veterans Hall
TBA
(Dave Jessen)
7 8 9 10
11 12 13
Meeting
Christmas Party
(Mary Sakuma)
14 15 16 17
18 19 20
No Meeting Due to Christmas
21 22 23 24
25 26 27
No Meeting Due to Christmas
28 29 30 31

Many thanks to James Kirks for taking and delivering the meeting notes.

 

Ravi Saip called the meeting to order. Roy Ellis led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Pres. Ravi tried to start the group singing "My Country Tis of Thee." Quickly Mary Sakuma and Larry Bradley urged Pres. Ravi to stop and they led Rotarians in a more tonally pleasing key to sing "My Country Tis of Thee."

 

Jim Patterson gave the invocation.

 

FUTURE MEETINGS:

November 22nd: 

No meeting due to Thanksgiving

 

November 29th: 

TBA by Brian Aguiar

 

December 6th: 

TBA by Dave Jessen.  Meeting at the Community Room of Durham Veterans Hall
 

December 13th: 

Christmas Party by Mary Sakuma

 

December 20th: 

No meeting due to Christmas

 

December 27th: 

No meeting due to Christmas

 

GUEST

 

There were no guests as the meeting was a Club Assembly limited to members only.

NEXT MEETINGS
 

No meeting on November 22 due to Thanksgiving holiday. 

 

November 29th meeting will be at BCCC.

 

December 6, 2016: Durham Rotary will meet at the Community Room of Durham Veterans Hall.

December 13, 2016: Durham Rotary Christmas Party at BCCC.  Durham High Band will provide holiday music.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

See program section.

PROGRAM

 

AUDIT: It was moved by Jim Kirks, and seconded by Larry Bradley, that Arlene Bemis be hired to do the annual audit of Durham Rotary finances.  Motion carried.

CHANGING MEETINGS:  Pres. Ravi opened a discussion of changing club program meetings to the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.  There was considerable discussion.  The Club members voted not to change from meeting every week except for holidays.

HARVEST FESTIVAL: J.R. Gallagher reported on the meeting with the Durham Parks and Recreation Board.  The Board voted to give Durham Rotary a $500.00 credit the loss of pop corn sales due to a malfunctioning electrical breaker box.  The Fee for the use of Durham Park for the 2017 Rotary Harvest Festival will be the same as the fee for 2016.

VETERANS HALL:  The Durham Parks and Recreation Board indicated that they would like Durham Rotary to return to Durham and meet at the Veterans Hall.  

CRAB FEED JANUARY 19, 2017: It was the consensus of the Club Assembly to keep the price of Crab Feed tickets at $50.00 each.  Chris Hatch plans to distribute Crab Feed tickets at the November 29, 2016 Durham Rotary meeting at BCCC.

MONEY NOT AN ISSUE: It was the consensus of the members that money should not be an issue for members of Durham Rotary Club.

COMPULSORY STUFF: It was the consensus of the members that compulsory stuff should be eliminated for new members for their first year, except for dues.  New members would pay Rotary dues.

VETERANS HALL: It was the consensus of the members that we should check out meeting at the Veterans Hall in Durham.

HARVEST FESTIVAL: It was the consensus of the members to have a Rotary Harvest Festival in 2017 with J.R. Gallagher as Chairman.

MEETING DAY: It was the consensus of the members to evaluate changing the Durham Rotary Club meeting day from Tuesday to Monday.
 

 

RECOGNITIONS

 

There were none as it was a Club Assembly.

 


MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

 

Norm Larson name was drawn.  However, he was not present to win.

 

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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