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 29th, 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 kitchen at his home.  He asked Ravi Saip to lead the pledge, which he did.  Jim Patterson then gave the invocation.  After some urging Larry led us in singing “America”.




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: 


October 24th: 


October 31st:  No Meeting.


November 7th:


November 14th:  No Meeting


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








Chris Hatch introduced, his daughter, Debbie Hatch, who would lead our tour of Cascade Orthopedic Supply.


We then had dinner:




There will be no meeting next week, September 5th.  The next meeting will be in the Durham Park on September 12th.  It will be a preparation for the Harvest Festival on the following Sunday.




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.




The only recognition for the evening was Ravi Saip, for his birthday.  President Larry led us in singing “Happy Birthday”.  Ravi contributed $10.




After dinner we proceeded to Cascade Orthopedic Supply for a tour of their prosthetics distribution center.  We were hosted by Debbie Hatch who talked about the history of the company (it started in Chester, California), prosthetic devices, the company’s sales and distribution of prosthetic devices across the country and now in Canada, with their acquisition of a Canadian company.

Photo by Larry Bradley



Must Be Present To Win

None tonight.


From Rotary International:


Rotary districts collect emergency funds for Hurricane Harvey victims

Rotary clubs along the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana, USA, are collecting emergency relief funds to help flood victims of Hurricane Harvey, which slammed into southeast Texas over the weekend.

Severe rainfall has caused historic flooding along the Texas coast, including in Houston, the fourth largest city by population in the United States. Deluged towns in the region are in desperate need of aid as thousands of residents were forced to flee their homes. About 6.8 million people have been affected by the hurricane, which made landfall on 25 August.

Several districts located along the Gulf coast in Texas and Louisiana have established disaster relief funds, including districts 58905910, and 5930 in Texas, and district 6200 in Louisiana. You can find information about how to contribute to other district funds in Texas on district 5840's website.

“We know that a disaster of this magnitude will require our financial assistance for months into the future,” says District 5930 Governor Betty Ramirez-Lara. “Our disaster relief committee will provide support where we believe it can best be used.”

ShelterBox, an independent charity and Rotary’s project partner, is also providing support to families displaced by the storm. Hundreds of light privacy tents will be deployed to evacuation centers throughout Texas for families to use temporarily.

“Our normal tents and ShelterKits are not appropriate for the conditions families are experiencing in Texas,” says James Luxton, ShelterBox operations team leader. “The flooding is covering large swathes of land, and is set to rise even further in the coming days, making indoor shelter the best option.”

If you have questions about how you can help, contact


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