Rotary International


Ian HS Riseley

Rotary District 5160 Governor:

Gary Vilhauer

Durham Rotary President:
Larry Bradley


Rowel Editor: Phil Price
Rowel Publisher: Jen Liu




September 17th, 2017
Harvest Festival


The2017 Harvest Festival will be held on September 17, 2017


2017                                         Calendar for Durham Rotary



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 CSUC Menís Basketball Program
(Jim Kirks)
27 28 29 30


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

We did it again:The Harvest Festival is done this year.

But now we have the Crab Feed next.




September 17th: Harvest Festival


September 19th: No Meeting


September 26th: Coach Clink from CSUC Menís Basketball


October 3rd:


October 10th: No Meeting


October 17th:


October 24th:


October 31st: No Meeting.


November 7th:


November 14th: No Meeting


November 21st:No Meeting


November 28th:


December 5th: Christmas Party


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



There will be no meeting this week, September 19th, so we can rest from the Harvest Festival last Sunday (which our was a meeting of record this week).The next meeting will be on September 26th.It will be at the BCCC, with Coach Clink from menís basketball at CSUC.




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 program was the Harvest Festival.I donít know the numbers yet, but if the fact that I ran out of potato chips is any indication we must have sold more dinners that before.


Anyway, here are photographs of parts of the event.I didnít do my usual photos of the crowd eating, the cars, the craft fair or the cars.I have too many of those.Rather they are of the lesser known events.



The Cheerleaders sold the Ducky Derby tickets for their Sober Grad Night.




From Rotary International:


Rotary helps disaster victims

Severe storms, an earthquake, and hurricanes are wreaking havoc across the globe from the United States and Mexico to South Asia and Africa. The Rotary Foundation and Rotary clubs in affected areas are helping bring emergency aid to battered communities. 

The Rotary Foundation is collecting emergency relief funds to help victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. 

Severe rainfall caused historic flooding along the Texas coast, including in Houston, the fourth largest city by population in the United States. About 6.8 million people have been affected by the hurricane.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Irma is in the Caribbean and headed for Florida and the Atlantic coast of the United States. Already, the storm has directly affected 1.2 million people and millions more are in its path.

ďThe power of Rotary is in the Foundation's ability to pull help from around the world while local clubs provide immediate relief in their own communities,Ē says Don Mebus of the Rotary Club of Arlington, Texas.

Rotary districts along the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana are collecting emergency relief funds and providing immediate aid to flood victims. 

The most powerful earthquake in a century hit the southern coast of Mexico on 7 September. At least 61 people were killed in the 8.1-magnitude quake. Rescue and relief efforts are expected to be hampered by floods and a dangerous storm surge off the Gulf of Mexico as Hurricane Katia moves into the area.

In Sierra Leone, torrential rains and a mudslide in August has killed more than 500 people and destroyed nearly 2,000 homes. On the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leoneís capital, an orphanage, where more than 60 children slept, was swept away in the slide. More than 600 people are still missing.

An estimated 40 million people across Bangladesh, India, and Nepal have been affected after massive floods hit the area last month. UNICEF estimates 31 million people in India have lost their homes, and 8 million people in Bangladesh and 1.7 million in Nepal have been affected.

Rotary's partner, ShelterBox

, is providing support to families displaced by the storms.

ShelterBox teams are working with Rotarians to assess the damage and provide emergency supplies and temporary housing in Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.

In Texas, hundreds of light privacy tents were deployed to evacuation centers for families to use temporarily.

How to contribute

Two Rotary Foundation donor advised funds have been set up to accept donations for disaster relief and recovery in response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma:

Hurricane Harvey
Account name: Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Fund
Account number: 608

Hurricane Irma
Account name: Hurricane Emergency Relief Fund
Account number: 296

You can contribute by check or wire transfer or online with a credit card. You'll need to provide the DAF account name and number listed above. If you would like a credit card receipt, please check the address box to share your address with Rotary. 

If you have questions about how you can help, contact


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