Rotary International


Ian HS Riseley

Rotary District 5160 Governor:

Gary Vilhauer

Durham Rotary President:
Larry Bradley


Rowel Editor: Phil Price
Rowel Publisher: Jen Liu




July 11th, 2017


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


2017                                         Calendar for Durham Rotary



2 3 4
No Meeting
5 6 7 8
9 10 11
Butte County Sheriff Kory L. Honea.
(Larry Bradley)
12 13 14 15
16 17 18
Camp Royal students to report on their experiences

(Larry Bradley)
19 20 21 22
23 24 25
Foundation program put on by Dean Fender
26 27 28 29
30 31


No Meeting
2 3 4 5
6 7 8
9 10 11 12
13 14 15
16 17 18 19
20 21 22
23 24 25 26
27 28 29
30 31

President Larry Bradley opened the meeting at the BCCC.  He asked Past President Ravi to lead the pledge, which he did.  President Larry Bradley then led us in a song.  He led us in “God Bless America”.  Jim Patterson then gave the invocation.




July 18th:  Camp Royal students to report on their experiences


July 25th: Foundation program put on by Dean Fender, Past President of Paradise, and past Assistant Governor


August 1:  No Meeting


August 8th:


August 15th:


August 22nd:


August 29th:


September 5th:  No Meeting


September 12th:  Harvest Festival preparation in the Park


September 17th:  Harvest Festival


If a Tuesday is not listed above, there is no meeting that week.






Steve Plume introduced Ed Hoiland and his son, Eric Hoiland.

Glenn Pulliam introduced John Moss, prospective member.

Daryl Polk introduced his wife, Anne Polk.

Jen Liu introduced the President’s wife, Nancy Bradley, former member, Mary Sakuma, Lloyd Webb, Durham Superintendent of Schools, a prospective member, and Kory Honea, Butte County Sheriff, who was our program for the evening.



The next meeting will next week, July 18th.    It will be at the BCCC.  The Camp Royal and Camp Venture students will report on their experiences.

There will also be a Harvest Festival Committee meeting on this Thursday and 4:00 pm.  It will be a President Larry’s home at 9992 Jones Ave., Durham.






The following have been proposed as new members of Durham Rotary:


Lloyd Webb, new DUSD superintendent

Nick Wilson, English teacher at DHS


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.



New Member Inductions


Two new members were inducted tonight.


The first was John Moss who was inducted by President Larry Bradley.



The second was Eric Hoiland who was inducted by Jim Kirks.




President Larry disclosed that he and Nancy had their 40th anniversary with a party organized by his family that included relatives from Tennessee, New York, etc.  He contributed $100 to become the first Bell Ringer of the year.


Steve Plume disclosed that his 99 year old father had been on dialysis but by eating what he was told to eat he is now off of it and hopefully will make 100.  He contributed $100 to be the second Bell Ringer of the year.


Jim Patterson disclosed that his granddaughter, Grace, is in Barcelona Spain.  He contributed $5.


The Grinder was auctioned.  Dave Jessen got it for $70 but offered $100 to became a bell ringer voluntarily.  He mentioned a trip to Yosemite and his father having a 100th birthday.





President Larry introduced Butte County Sheriff Kory L. Honea who talked about the Oroville Dam problem and the decision making (and his problems getting answers from DWR upon which to make decisions) that led to the evacuation of much of Oroville.  I was a fascinating insight into what occurred behind the scenes last February.  He also talked about his own deputies, all of whom came in when called after the decision to evacuate was made.  He noted that he had to evacuate over 400 inmates from the jail to Alameda County with only 2 deputy on each bus and a lack of enough shackles.  Essentially the inmates were told that if they got out of their seats, they were dead.  He also had to close his dispatch center and tell the dispatchers to go to Chico and get something set up.  They were set up in Chico within an hour using radios and their personal cell phones.  Currently, his department’s handling of the evacuation is being studied by FEMA as an example of how to do it since many smaller evacuations across the country have not gone so well.  The program was so fascinating that the meeting did not adjourn until 7:45 pm.



Must Be Present To Win

None tonight.


From Rotary International:


Presidential Peace Conference highlights the many Rotary programs that are helping to build a more peaceful world.

 By Arnold R. Grahl Photographs by Monika Lozinska  

For more than a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have been developing leaders in peace and conflict prevention and resolution. But that program isn’t Rotary’s only contribution to a more peaceful world. Every time Rotary members provide clean water and sanitation, support basic education, grow local economies, or stop the spread of infectious diseases, they’re building peace.

The Presidential Peace Conference, which opened today at the Georgia World Congress Center, highlights how Rotary members, our program participants, and alumni contribute to peace and international understanding. The event continues Saturday.

Keynote speakers include Bernice A. King, chief executive officer of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and Amina J. Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, who speaks Saturday.

"Fundamental to all human interactions and engagement is respect. When it is lacking, it leads to turmoil, tension, and conflict. The pathway to peace; therefore, requires a respect for the personhood, experiences, and needs of all people," said King, the youngest daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King.

Mohammed has striven to protect the environment and promote sustainable development through several positions in the Nigerian government, and has worked with former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the African Women’s Millennium Initiative, Girl Effect, the 2016 African Union reform team, and the Right to Education Project.


Rotary International's Presidential Peace Conference opened today. See more photos in our convention gallery.



Dr. Bernice A. King, youngest daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, spoke to attendees at the Presidential Peace Conference. See more photos in our convention gallery.



Rotary International's Presidential Peace Conference opened today. See more photos in our convention gallery.

Rotary International's Presidential Peace Conference opened today. See more photos in our convention gallery.

Conference participants chose from a variety of breakout sessions to learn how economic development, disease prevention, education, clean water and sanitation, and basic human rights all affect peace. One session focused on the role of multimedia in reporting conflict and humanitarian work.

“Peace doesn’t get built in congresses or parliaments. And it doesn’t get built by armies, or presidents, or even in the United Nations building in New York,” Germ said. “It gets built by people who care, and are willing to work for the things they care about. Things like sustainable economic growth. Human rights. Clean water and air. Sanitation, literacy, and health.” 

The occasion kicked off a series of six presidential peacebuilding conferences to be hosted by RI President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley in 2018. The first, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, will focus on peace and environmental sustainability. Each of the conferences will explore the connection between peace and one of Rotary’s areas of focus.

We all live and serve on the same planet. If we want to make sure that our service lasts, and our planet lasts, sustainability needs to be a priority right through all six of our areas of service, including peace.

Ian H.S. Riseley 
2017-18 Rotary president 

“Some of you know already that this is a topic that is very close to my heart, and that I believe needs to assume a more central and prominent role in our Rotary planning,” Riseley said. “We all live and serve on the same planet. If we want to make sure that our service lasts, and our planet lasts, sustainability needs to be a priority right through all six of our areas of service, including peace.”

During the opening session of the event today, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter welcomed participants in a video message. Since 1982, the Atlanta-based Carter Center has been seeking to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.

Also at the opening session, Past RI President Sakuji Tanaka led the ceremonial planting of a sapling from a tree that survived the Hiroshima bombing in 1945. The actual planting will take place Monday at the Carter Center.

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