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 18th, 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 Glenn Pulliam to lead the pledge, which he did.  President Larry Bradley then led us in a song.  He led us in “America”.  Jim Patterson then gave the invocation.



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


July 25th:


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.



President’s Corner


President Larry read “Thank you” letters from Luis Mendoza and Cody Arvonen for their scholarships.  He also had a note from Natalie Thorpe thanking us for sending her to Camp Royal and explaining why she could not attend tonight’s meeting (tickets for another event).


President Larry recognized K. R. Robertson as our Rotarian of the Year.  The entire club applauded.  Larry thought he ought to be recognized for that honor, but instead K.R. and Sharon made a commitment to make a contribution to the Rotary Foundation.  


President Larry reported that Steve Greenwood has withdrawn from the Club.


At the President’s request Dave Jessen reported that his father will be 100 years old in a few days.  A large birthday party will take place Saturday.




Glenn Pulliam introduced Eric Hoiland and John Moss, our two Red Badge members.


President Larry introduced Ali Argo and her father, Stacy Argo.

Jen Liu introduced Sharon Robertson, K.R.s wife.  He also introduced Steven Heithecker, a Red Badge member.


Jim Patterson introduced his wife, Nancy, his granddaughter, Grace, a former Camp Royal student, his daughter, Anne, also a former Camp Royal student, and his son, John, Rachel Marrs and grandson Grant Patterson. Christy, Jim’s daughter in law and 1984 Camp Royal Student, and lastly Joe Patterson, Jim’s grandson, a Camp Royal Student 2015.


Clint’s table had no guests so Roy, Clint and Phil contributed $1 each.



The next meeting will next week, July 25th.    It will be at the BCCC.  Brian Gray, Area Foundation Representative, from the Paradise Club will be sending a representative to talk about the Rotary Foundation.  Mike Wacker will also have Faith Simon, our Camp Venture student, to talk about her experiences at Camp Venture.

There will be no meeting on August 1st.  It is also National Night Out, which you should participate in in your neighborhood.  We will with a Bar B Que at the small park at the intersection of Park Vista and Carol Avenue.  WHAT IS NATIONAL NIGHT OUT?  National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.  Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas celebrates on the first Tuesday in October). Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.





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.


Harvest Festival


Steve Heithecker circulated a list of prior Harvest Festival sponsor with the member who had contacted the before. Please contact them again.  Other members should contact those on the list with a responsible person listed.  We need these sponsors.  They are responsible for about half the moneys we receive from the Harvest Festival.


Rotary Night at the Chico Heat


Hunter Hampton of the Chico Heat (and Chico Rotary) has graciously invited all our local clubs to celebrate Rotary at the Heat- Sunday July 30th at 7:05 pm.

The Heat will donate up to 4 tickets per family (and if more are needed we can probably work that out too). The tickets will be available at the will call window.

Hunter simply needs to know how many tickets to set aside for your club. So if you're interested (and hopefully you are!) please announce at your club and get a head/ticket count to us by Friday July 28 simply by responded to this email (please hit reply all)

If you want to go to the game, contact Glenn Pulliam (345 8585, 570 2017) to let him know the number of tickets you will need.  Note that they need to know by Friday, 7/28.



President Larry called on new member, Steven Heithecker to discuss his envelope stuffing (with the help of his children) for Harvest Festival sponsors, a photo of which was circulated.  President Larry the presented Steven with is Blue Badge.  He contributed $5 for the Blue Badge and $100 in postage for the sponsor letters.


During the introductions, President Larry recognized Jim Patterson in the amount of $6.00 for messing up the introduction of his family.


Glenn Pulliam contributed $25 for his participation in a Golf Tournament at Bailey Creek (Lake Almanor)


Roy Ellis contributed $20 for his participation on the Comanche Ride and an additional $20 for new car.





The program was presented by three of our Camp Royal Student, Ali Argo, Grant Patterson and Racheal Marrs.  The discussed their experience at Camp Royal this year, describing various events they participated in including the “Wall” and the “Pole”.  Racheal noted that she is only 5 feet tall, but she made them.


From Rotary International:


Muslim and Christian women work together to prevent dengue fever in Indonesia

By Rotary International

In a world where intolerance and violence fueled by religious differences are seemingly increasing, one Rotary club in Indonesia is showing how diversity can help prevent a pandemic threat.

When the Rotary Club of Solo Kartini in Surakarta, Indonesia, formed 25 years ago, its members drew criticism from the predominantly Muslim community.

The club’s members were mostly Christians, atypical for a country where more than 80 percent of the population is Muslim. Religious leaders were skeptical of Rotary’s secular mission and wary of intrusion.

Undeterred, the club started recruiting more members. Today, the 72-member, all-female club includes both Muslims and Christians. 

And the effort they have put into breaking down barriers and fostering respect and understanding among club members has reinforced the club’s capacity to address dengue fever, one of the biggest public health threats in tropical cities like Surakarta.

Dengue fever is a virus transmitted by mosquitos that flourish in tropical urban environments like Surakarta. There is no effective treatment; once infected, victims experience sudden high fevers, severe headaches, joint and muscle pain, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting.

Launching an effective public health initiative to prevent the disease requires volunteers with deep knowledge and connections to the community who can craft specific and sustainable solutions. And that means being able to build relationships across religious, cultural and socio-economic lines.  

The Rotary Club of Solo Kartini in Surakarta, Indonesia, installed white tiles on more than 3,500 tubs. The tiles make it easier to see and clean mosquito larvae, which helps prevent dengue fever.

Photos by Tim Deagle

Rotary member Mariam Kartonagoro says her club’s diverse makeup – particularly its abundance of mothers and professionals of varied ages and backgrounds – enhances their effort to fight dengue fever. “The fact that we are different does not create trouble, but it strengthens our relationship,” she says.

In collaboration with the Rotary Club of Westport, Connecticut, USA, and the local ministry of health in Surakarta, the Muslim and Christian club members have been able to help reduce the risk for dengue fever by interrupting the breeding cycles of carrier mosquitos. 

The first step was to implement a startlingly simple, low-cost strategy: line the dark cement bathtubs, common in Indonesian households, with white tiles so mosquito larvae is easier to see – and remove. In five years, the club project modified more than 3,500 tubs in two neighborhoods.

But tiles weren’t enough. The club needed to change habits and behaviors that contribute to infections, which required building trust to educate the community.

“Our main focus is to educate and invite people to be aware of health issues, hygiene, and the importance of a clean environment,” says Rotarian Indrijani Sutapa, one of the dengue project leads. “This takes a very long time to teach.” 

Community social workers teach homeowners how to empty and scrub infested tubs twice a week, close the lid on water containers, and bury waste that can collect water.

“The fact that we are different does not create trouble, but it strengthens our relationship.”  Mariam Kartonagoro, Rotary Club of Solo Kartini in Surakarta, Indonesia

Siti Wahyuningsih, Surakarta’s director of public health, hopes to extend Rotary’s white-tile project to other parts of the city. 

“Health is a shared responsibility between government, society, and the private sector,” she says. “The government can’t do it alone. We as a community must embrace all of our strengths, and Rotary is a big one.”

The club hopes to see more people crossing cultural lines to help each other.

“Rotary has a very diverse membership, and we can be examples to others in the way we work. After all, when we give help, we do not ask about the religion of the person whose tub we replace. We think in a much more global way,” says Rotarian Febri Dipokusumo. “And we try to foster relationships with people who may have different beliefs or thoughts. We can become friends here in Rotary. Maybe this way, we can inspire Indonesia and the world.”


Rotary Club of Solo Kartini in Surakarta, Indonesia, formed 25 years ago. Today, the all-female club has 72 members and includes both Christians and Muslims.


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