Rotary International


Ian HS Riseley

Rotary District 5160 Governor:

Gary Vilhauer

Durham Rotary President:
Larry Bradley


Rowel Editor: Phil Price
Rowel Publisher: Jen Liu




October 3rd, 2017


The  2017 Crab Feed will be held on Saturday, January, 20 2018


2017                                         Calendar for Durham Rotary



2 3
Visit of District Governor Gary Vilhauer
(Larry Bradley)
4 5 6 7
8 9 10
No Meeting
11 12 3 14
15 16 17
Sherry Miller, Airport Manager.  At Air Spray
(Ravi Saip)
18 19 20 21
22 23 24
Dr. Ashley Kendell, CSUD forensic
(Jim Kirks)
25 26 27 28
29 30 31
No Meeting


1 2 3 4
5 6 7
8 9 10 11
12 13 14
No Meeting
15 16 17 18
19 20 21
No Meeting
22 23 24 25
26 27 28
29 30

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




October 10th:  No Meeting


October 17th:  Sherry Miller, Airport Manager.  At Air Spray.


October 24th:  Dr. Ashley Kendell, CSUD forensic anthropologist. 


October 31st:  No Meeting.


November 7th:


November 14th:  No Meeting


November 21st:  No Meeting


November 28th:


December 5th: Christmas Party


December 12th: Meeting.


December 19th:


December 26th:  No Meeting


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


President Larry announced future programs.  See box to left


President Larry announced that the Board had authorized a contribution of $1000 to the Special Needs Fund of the Weaverville Club relating to the recent fire in that area.


Roy Ellis announced that the sale of the Ducky Derby tickets resulted in about $1500, of which the Club gets 80%. 


The club contributed $250 to the cheerleaders who sold the tickets.





Jen Liu’s table again had no visitors so each contributed $1. 


Glenn Pulliam introduced Red Badge member, John Moss.


Ravi introduced District Governor Gary Vilhauer from the Danville Club and his wife Leslie.  He also introduced Arnold Gustafson.




There will be not meeting next week due to Columbus Day.

The next meeting, October 17th.  It will not be at the BCCC.  We will meet for dinner at Spiteri’s, 971 East Ave Chico.  Then proceed to the Chico Airport where the Airport Manager, Sherry Miller will present a program about the airport.



The District 5160 Conference will be at the Hyatt Regency in Incline Village May 4-6, 2018.  It is not too early to make your reservations.  They are going fast.  In fact, early registrations ends October 31st.  Check the District website to register for the conference, including meals, and to get hotel rooms at a special price, while the last.




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.  See the letter below on membership from Rotary International.



Dear club leader,

Did you know that almost 19,000 visitors to have expressed interest in joining Rotary since July 2016? Rotary staff alerts districts to these prospects through the Membership Leads page on My Rotary, and districts, in turn, assign them to clubs. 

By asking about joining, these aspiring members are telling us that Rotary offers a unique experience and that they want to learn more. Are we doing everything we can to engage with them and ensure that their experience with Rotary is positive?

Mark your calendars for the webinar Hot, Warm, and Cold Leads: Engaging Your Prospective Members on Monday, 23 October, 17:00-18:00 Chicago time (UTC-6). On the registration page, you can check the webinar’s time for your time zone. 

After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar. All registrants will receive a copy of the slides and a recording of the presentation afterward. 

After the webinar, you’ll be able to:
•    Respond to leads in the way that works best for your club
•    Check and update the status of a lead online
•    Apply best practices for effectively following up on leads, and working with your district 
•    Find prospective members that are waiting to hear from your club

Membership Development team



Red Badge member John Moss was presented with his Blue Badge and contributed $5 for the honor.  He also contributed $10 for missing last week’s meeting and $10 for his birthday.


Ravi contributed $17 for messing up his introduction of visitors.  He also contributed $10 for missing the last meeting.


Mike Wacker contributed $31 for his 31st anniversary.  Mike Wacker then auctioned the Grinder.  Steve Plume got it for $65.


Steve Heithecker contributed $7 for missing the last meeting and $16 for his 16th anniversary.


Daryle Polk contributed $10 for a missed meeting.




This was the District Governor’s visit.  District Governor Gary Vilhauer spoke about his participation in Rotary Family Health Day in Nigeria.  He spoke about making a difference.


He also talked about the District Conference next May (see Reports and Announcements above).



He also had certificates to present to our new members, John Moss, Steven Heithecker and Eric Hoiland (except he was absent) for their exceptional assistance to the Harvest Festival. 



From Rotary International:


Rotary partners with Habitat for Humanity

EVANSTON, IL (October 2, 2017) — More than 1 billion people around the world live in inadequate housing according to the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements. Through a partnership between Rotary and Habitat for Humanity, more will have access to safe and affordable housing across the globe.

The partnership will facilitate collaboration between local Rotary clubs and local Habitat for Humanity organizations, enabling Habitat to extend their volunteer pool by tapping into Rotary’s 1.2 million members in 200 countries and regions.

“Habitat’s aim to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope aligns perfectly with Rotary’s commitment to make positive, lasting change in communities around the world,” said Rotary General Secretary John Hewko. “With Habitat’s expertise and the power of Rotary’s volunteer network, we will help build the foundation for stronger communities.”

“The values of our organizations are so closely aligned, and the desire to help others runs deep for both groups. That makes us such a perfect match,” said Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan T.M. Reckford. “So many Rotarians have worked alongside Habitat and the knowledge, experiences and connections that are so strong in local Rotary clubs will make them valuable Habitat partners in many communities worldwide.”

Rotary members develop and implement sustainable projects that fight disease, promote peace, provide clean water, support education, save mothers and children and grow local economies. These projects are supported by more than $200 million awarded through Rotary’s grants programs.

Habitat for Humanity joins a list of Rotary service partners including, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, Peace Corps, Dollywood Foundation, the Global FoodBanking Network and Youth Service America (YSA).

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 Habitat for Humanity

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit

Rotary contact: Chanele Williams 847-866-3466

Habitat for Humanity contact: Laura Layton 404 420 3615

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