Rotary International


Ian HS Riseley

Rotary District 5160 Governor:

Gary Vilhauer

Durham Rotary President:
Larry Bradley


Rowel Editor: Phil Price
Rowel Publisher: Jen Liu




August 22nd, 2017


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


2017                                         Calendar for Durham Rotary



No Meeting
2 3 4 5
6 7 8
Glenn Ward re: Thermalito Power Plant Rebuilding

(Larry Bradley)
9 10 11 12
13 14 15
Alyssa Cozine of Catalyst on domestic violence
(Larry Bradley)
16 17 18 19
20 21 22
at Durham Auto Parts.  Harvest Festival Update

(Steve Plume)
23 24 25 26
27 28 29
Dinner at Bradley's residence, 9992 Jones Avenue followed by a tour of
Cascade Orthopedic Supply
(Chris Hatch)
30 31


1 2
3 4 5
No Meeting
Labor Day
6 7 8 9
10 11 12
Harvest Festival preparation in the Park

13 14 15 16
Harvest Festival Setup in the Park
(All Members)
Harvest Festival Event in the Park
(All Members)
18 19
No Meeting Post Harvest Festival
20 21 22 23
24 25 26
Coach Clink from CSUS Men’s Basketball Program
(Jim Kirks)
27 28 29 30

President Larry Bradley opened the meeting in the upstairs room at Durham Auto Parts.  He asked Steve Heithecker to lead the pledge, which he did.  Jim Patterson then gave the invocation.




August 29th: Will be at the  Bradley residence at 9992 Jones Avenue followed by a tour of Cascade Orthopedic Supply.


September 5th:  No Meeting


September 12th:  Harvest Festival preparation in the Park


September 17th:  Harvest Festival


September 19th: No Meeting


September 26th:


October 3rd:


October 10th:  No Meeting


October 17th: 


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



 Meeting was at Durham Auto Parts.  We had pizza for dinner





The President’s Corner


The meeting was mostly a discussion of where we are on preparations for the Harvest Festival.  President Larry noted that we now have $11,000 in sponsors paid or pledged, which included a $2,000 pledge from Ken Hoffman.  Also mentioned was the need to contact other former sponsors who have not yet responded.


There was a discussion of allowing food vendors in the Craft Fair with most members not liking the idea.


Larry mentioned the various demonstrators that have agreed to come, including Kirshner Wildlife, small engines, etc. 


Further contact still needs to be made with the Interact Club and the Boy Scouts.




There were no introductions of visitors, as we had no visitors.  But it should be noted that Red Badge member John Moss was present.




The meeting will not be at the BCCC.  And it will also not be at the Country Morning Bakery, as previously announced.  It will begin at the home of President Larry at 6:00 pm.  His home is at 9992 Jones Avenue in Durham.  After dinner we will proceed to Cascade Orthopedic Supply for a tour of their prosthetics distribution center.  It is located at 2638 Aztec Dr. Chico.  Take Hagen Lane from the Midway then turn right on Otterson and left on Aztec Drive.





A message to all District 5160 Rotarians:

Calling all District 5160 Rotarians to join me in September for fantastic fellowship and an abundance of useful information that will enrich your life, both as a Rotarian and a professional.

This time, we've got 18 breakouts designed to enhance your Rotary/club experience and enrich your professional life and leadership skills.  Classes include the incomparable Candy Pierce and George Chaffey sharing their secrets to success in public speaking. Maybe your favorite will be the panel discussions, with topics that include review of the best community and international projects, just to name a few! The full agenda will be emailed to you in a couple of weeks.


Saturday, Sept 9.  Coffee at 8 AM .  Simpson University,   2211 College View Dr.  Redding
Continental breakfast AND lunch included.

Also at these seminars, we’re offering the Grants Management Seminar Part III. This 3rd installment of the training is intended for Presidents Elect, and President-Elect Nominees, but everyone is welcome. Simply register below. Also, read the attached class synopsis that I mentioned. The entry for this class has a bit more information. Questions? Please ask!

Gary Vilhauer
District Governor 2017-18
Rotary International District 5160



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.




President Larry asked Glenn Pulliam about his travels.  Glenn confessed that he had taken his family to Kauai in Hawaii.  That included a future daughter-in-law and apparently the girlfriend of another son, who popped the question while there.  So he came home with two future daughters-in-law.  He had also had an anniversary.  He and Bonnie have been married 36 years.  His contribution was going to be $78 but was reduced to $70 which made him our first double Bell Ringer for the year.


Chris Hatch contributed $15 for his birthday.


Daryl Polk also had a birthday, which included an Enchilada feed at his sister’s both he and his twin brother.  He contributed $10.


President Larry then “sold” Phil’s Price & Brown Harvest Festival sponsor banner to Phil and Pam Liu's real estate Harvest Festival banner to Jen for $50 each.  Since both have retired the banners have no use.




The program was really the discussion of the Harvest Festival mentioned above.  But we did have Natalie Thorp, who was the Camp Royal student , who could not come with the others a few weeks ago, talk about her experiences at Camp Royal.  Actually, she was sick (a touch of stomach flu) and spent the first two nights in the infirmary.  But after that she loved it.  She talked about the challenges, particularly the wall climb.  She also mentioned the lack of a cell phone, which she got used to. 


This is Natalie and Natalie with her mother below.




She brought a composite photo thanking Durham Rotary.  It is below.  That is her in the red hard hat in the upper right.  Our Durham High group in the top center and Natalie with two new friends from Dixon in the bottom center.





Must Be Present To Win

None tonight.


From Rotary International:


Rotary partners with International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

EVANSTON, IL (August 7, 2017) — About 80 percent of the world's 285 million visually impaired people have treatable eye diseases, according to the World Health Organization. Rotary and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) aim to promote eye health to underserved communities.   

Under the one-year partnership signed today by Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko and Vice President of IAPB Victoria Sheffield, Rotary clubs can partner with IAPB member agencies to provide access to continuous eye care and blindness prevention services such as eye exams, cataract screenings and treatment, and diabetic eye examinations and follow-up services. 


Victoria Sheffield, vice president of International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, and John Hewko, Rotary International general secretary, sign the partnership agreement.

Monika Lozinska/Rotary International

“IAPB champions the belief that in the 21st century no one should have to live with avoidable blindness or sight loss,” said Rotary General Secretary John Hewko. “Rotary also sees global health as a core priority. With IAPB’s expertise, and the power of Rotary’s volunteer network, we will strengthen our ability to transform the lives of millions of people who live with a visual impairment.” 

"The impact of blindness prevention efforts is lasting and has a palpable effect at the local level. This service partnership agreement will help eye care agencies and hospitals tie-up with local Rotary clubs to deliver positive, lasting eye care to local communities" noted Victoria Sheffield, CEO, International Eye Foundation and Vice-President, IAPB. “Eye care work will greatly benefit from the passion, energy, and support of Rotary members worldwide”.

IAPB’s mission is to eliminate the main causes of avoidable blindness and visual impairment by bringing together governments, non-governmental agencies, academic institutions, and the private sector to facilitate the planning, development, and implementation of sustainable eye care programs. 

Rotary members develop sustainable projects that fight disease, promote peace, provide clean water, support education, save mothers and children, and grow local economies. The recent partnership will help clubs further their efforts to provide disease prevention and treatment and maternal and child health programs worldwide. Over the past three years, nearly a quarter of a million people benefited from Rotary’s interventions for disease prevention and maternal and child health, supported by almost $100 million awarded through its grants programs.

IAPB joins a list of Rotary service partners including, the Peace CorpsDollywood Foundation, the Global FoodBanking Network, and Youth Service America

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. 

About International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness 

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is the coordinating membership organization leading international efforts in blindness prevention activities. IAPB’s mission is to eliminate the main causes of avoidable blindness and visual impairment by bringing together governments and non-governmental agencies to facilitate the planning, development and implementation of sustainable national eye care programs. 


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