Rotary International


John F. Germ

Rotary District 5160 Governor:

Fred Collignon

Durham Rotary President:
Ravi Saip


Rowel Editor: Phil Price
Rowel Publisher: Jen Liu




January 21, 2017


The  2017 Harvest Festival will be held on September 17, 2017


2017                                         Calendar for Durham Rotary


1 2 3
No Meeting due to New Years
4 5 6 7
8 9 10
Club Assembly-Election of Officers
(Ravi Saip)
11 12 13 14
15 16 17
Crab Feed Planning
(Chris Hatch)
18 19 20 21
Crab Feed
22 23 24
No Meeting due to Crab Feed
25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Club Assembly
Crab Feed Report and Review
(Chris Hatch)


1 2 3 4
5 6 7
(Clint Guss)
8 9 10 11
12 13 14
(Mary Sakuma)
15 16 17 18
19 20 21
No Meeting
President's Day
22 23 24 25
26 27 28
(K. R. Robertson)

President Ravi Saip opened the Crab Feed meeting at the Durham Memorial Hall.  He led the pledge.  He then asked Larry Bradley to lead those present in a song 'God Bless America'.  Jim Patterson then gave the invocation. 




January 24th:  No Meeting due to Crab Feed.


January 31st:  Club Assembly-Crab Feed Review


February 7th:  Clint Goss


February 14th:  This was supposed to be the Valentine’s Party by Mary Sakuma but the BCCC is unavailable.


February 21st:  No Meeting due to President’s Day


February 28th:  K.R. Robertson.


March 7th:  Steve Plume


March 14th:  Steve Greenwood presenting Whiskey Tasting (1 hour program).


March 21st:  Larry Bradley


March 28th:  Glenn Pulliam



We had over 300 guests and members, so they are not getting named.




Our next meeting will be on January 31st  back at the BCCC.  It will be a club assembly reviewing the Crab Feed.  It will also be elections for the Club. 


The nominating committee has nominated Dave Jessen for President-Elect,  Steve Plume for Treasurer, Jim Kirks as Secretary and Glenn Pullium as Assistant Secretary.  Of course Larry Bradley as the current President-Elect is nominated as President.


Board Meeting


There will be a Board Meeting at 5:00 pm, before the January 31st meeting.




Valentine’s Party Meeting?


As previously reported the BCCC is not available on February 14, 2017 when Mary Sakuma was planning a Valentine’s Party, so the meeting has been tentatively canceled.  However, members are working on a new restaurant in Durham, the “Midway Steakhouse” to host our meeting and party.  Stay tuned.


Durham Parade and Picnic


A member of the Durham Exchange Club spoke about the Parade this year being the 100th Parade.  The Exchange Club is going to do a real float for the Parade.  He proposed that we do one also, or at least contribute float prizes or help with the Picnic.  Roy is going to find out whether our Interact Club would want to assist with a float.  It will then be discussed at the Board Meeting on January 31st.   The Parade will be on May 13th.


Paradise Rotary Crab Feed




Dear  Rotary Crab Feed Participant,


Thank you for attending our Rotary Club of Paradise Crab Feed in previous years. Our 2017 Crab feed is scheduled for 5:30 pm, Jan 28th at the Paradise Veterans Hall. We want to take this opportunity to insure our Rotary friends and supporters have the opportunity to attend this year's all "you can eat" crab feed, with fresh cracked crab, shrimp, our signature tri-tip steak, salad and garlic bread. A no host bar, with silent and live auctions make this a great evening for all.


Music and dancing following dinner is by Jonathan Arthur and Sapphire Soul playing all the great tunes. The theme for the evening is the Wild West so guys and gals break out the western wear and get ready for a great party. Costumes are optional but add to the fun.


If you already have tickets, fantastic. If not, see: Vickie Perez at Wells Fargo Bank, Sherry Swim at PIP Printing, stop by A Stitch Above Embroidery (on Skyway0, your favorite Rotarian, or reply to this email or call 530-518-2002 for tickets. Tickets may not be sold at the door.


Put on your western outfit, bring your significant other and have a ROOTIN TOOTIN great time at Paradise Rotary’s Annual Crab feed. It’s the best.




Bring guests, who you think you can interest in becoming a member, to meetings.  We will be having a visit from the District Governor or an Assistant District Governor to assist us with membership.  In the meantime please invite Durham business owners and/or managers to one of our meeting.




None tonight.


Must Be Present To Win

None tonight.




This meeting was our annual Crab Feed.  It was a great success as it was virtually sold out.  Roy Ellis conducted the silent auction.  I haven’t heard the final results of that, but it appeared to be very successful.  The Interact students were a great help.  Two were there when the set up began at 4:00 pm and more arrived to assist in getting the place settings on the tables.  Then they were back when the Crab Feed started to assist in delivering food to the tables and clean up.




The rest of this report is in the photographs below:



From Rotary International:


Rotary announces $35 million to support a polio-free world

News Release

Contact: Michelle Kloempken, (847) 866-3247,

EVANSTON, Ill. (17 January 2017) — Rotary today announced $35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, bringing the humanitarian service organization’s contribution to $140 million since January 2016.


Nearly half of the funds Rotary announced today ($16.15 million) will support the emergency response campaigns in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin (Chad, northern Cameroon, southern Niger and Central African Republic).


Four cases of polio were detected in Nigeria in 2016, which had previously not seen a case since July 2014.

With these cases, funding is needed to support rapid response plans in Nigeria and surrounding countries to stop the outbreak.


While significant strides have been made against the paralyzing disease, with just 35 cases reported in 2016, polio remains a threat in hard-to-reach and underserved areas, and conflict zones. To sustain this progress, and protect all children from polio, experts say $1.5 billion is needed.


In addition to supporting the response in the Lake Chad Basin region, funding has been allocated to support polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan ($7.15 million), Pakistan ($4.2 million), Somalia ($4.64 million), and South Sudan ($2.19 million). A final grant in the amount of $666,845 will support technical assistance in UNICEF’s West and Central Africa Regional Office.


Rotary has contributed more than $1.6 billion, including matching funds from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and countless volunteer hours since launching its polio immunization program, PolioPlus, in 1985. In 1988, Rotary became a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative with the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and was later joined by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Since the initiative launched, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to 35 confirmed in 2016, and no cases in 2017. 


About Rotary


Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world's most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.


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