Rotary International


Ian HS Riseley

Rotary District 5160 Governor:

Gary Vilhauer

Durham Rotary President:
Larry Bradley


Rowel Editor: Phil Price
Rowel Publisher: Jen Liu




May 15th, 2018


The  2018 Harvest Festival will be held on September 16, 2018


2018                                        Calendar for Durham Rotary



Michelle Ramsey-Master Gardner program in Butte County.
2 3 4 5
6 7 8
Haley Skeen (KHSL-TV) role as TV reporter.
9 10 11 12
13 14 15
Harvest Festival Meeting at Jim Brinson Activity Center in Durham
16 17 18 19
20 21
BBQ at Durham Park with DHS Students

23 24 25 26
27 28 29
No Meeting
30 31


    1 2
3 4 5
Patrick Ranch Tour
6 7 8 9
10 11 12
Bill Curry on  managing subcontracts for space programs
13 14 15 16
17 18 19
20 21 22 23
24 25 26
(Ravi Saip)
27 28 29 30

President Larry called the meeting to order.  He asked

Steve Plume to lead the Pledge of Allegiance, which Steve did.  Then Pres. Larry lead Durham Rotarians in “My Country tis of Thee.”  Pres. Larry called on Rev. Jim Patterson to give the Invocation.




May 21st: Hot Dog Picnic in the Park with Scholarship winners and Camp Royal students


May 29th:  No Meeting


June 5th: Patrick Ranch for dinner and a tour


June 12th: Bill Curry on  managing subcontracts for space programs


June 19th: TBA


June 26th:  Demotion


I do not have a calendar of meeting for July and after.


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





Monday, May 21st - Hot Dog Picnic in the Park with Scholarship winners and Camp Royal students.

Tuesday, May 29th - Dark due to Memorial Day Holiday.

Tuesday, June 5th - We will meet at Patrick Ranch for dinner and a tour
After dinner and the tour the volunteers for the Butte County Election
night station: Dave, John, Steve, Eric and Glenn will go to the County
building on Carmichael Drive.

Tuesday, June 12th - Bill Curry will talk about managing subcontracts for the Hubble Space Telescope and interactions he had with an astronaut.

June 19th - To Be Announced

June 26th - Demotion Party

July 3rd - Rotary will be dark due to 4th of July holiday.

July 10th - To Be Announced

July 17 - David Little, Editor to the Enterprise-Record

Pres. Larry urged members to bring prospective members to these meetings.

Dave Jessen announced that he needs a substitute for July 10th and July 17th.
Pres. Larry said that the Past Presidents will fill in.




Pres. Larry announced that the Rotary Scholarships will be awarded at the Durham High School Graduation Ceremony.  There are fourteen Rotary Scholarship recipients of $1,000.00.  Alex, Vice President of Interact, is the winner of the $1,500.00 Interact Scholarship.

Senora Susan Contreras was selected to be the third recipient of the Teacher of the Year plaque
based on the many positive comments from the students interviewed for scholarships.
Pres. Larry read a letter from Rise Against Hunger telling us that the 10,000 meals that Durham Rotarian packaged in April have been shipped to the Salesian Missions in Cambodia.

The Silver Dollar Fair will have a 4H live stock auction.  Taylor Duncan, a Rotary Scholarship
recipient has a pig entered.  Pres. Larry announced that Durham Rotary will be biding on Brendan’s pig.

Pres. Larry announced that he already received a $50.00 bid on the Giants tickets for June 24th when they play San Diego Padres.  They are a $268.00 value.   Mike Wacker won the tickets with a $85.00 bid.  Pres. Larry thanked Roy Ellis for the donation of the tickets.




Bring guests, who you think you can interest in becoming a member, to meetings.  In the meantime please invite Durham business owners and/or managers to one of our meeting.




Pres. Larry recognized John Moss for $1.00 for not talking to his son about the newspaper article.


Must Be Present to Win Drawing:


None tonight.




Rev. Jim Patterson reported that so far the County of Butte Public Works hasn’t given a positive response to our proposal.  Pres, Larry is meeting with Supervisor Lambert about some projects in Durham and invited Rev. Jim to join him on May 24th for the meeting.


Jim Kirks announced that he had an envelope to receive all the checks from the Rotarian that made pledges to The Rotary Foundation at last week’s meeting.  He received checks from three Rotarians.  He hopes that more checks will arrive at the May 21st meeting.   He has sent the online donation information to Jen Liu to share with Durham Rotarians.  This is a very convenient way to donate to The Rotary Foundation.



Pres. Larry passed his cell phone around with a very good picture of the Durham Rotary float and the “Camp Royal Students.”  Glenn Pulliam introduced people at the awards ceremony the night before the parade.  He urged Rotarians to participate in this event and get to know people.  Blow are pictures Larry took during the parade:



Ravi Saip will do the parking.

Dave Jessen and Pres. Larry will coordinate the Harvest Festival.

Jen Liu has updated all the Harvest Festival and Car Show material on the Durham Rotary web site.  All the Donor’s are liste and linked to their respective web sites. 

Pres. Larry has reserved Durham Park, Capt Bob’s Pancake Wagon, and many other contacts
have been made for the Harvest Festival according to the planning notebook.

Jen Liu will do a blast email to the Craft Fair participants and a letter with the entry form will be mailed by Stephen Heithecker.

Pres. Larry will invite the Chico Community Band.  There is a need to reserve parking for the band.

Harvest Festival Sponsors were $7500 and it was upped to $10,000 and $15,000.  Stephen Heithecker will get a package together to give to prospective Sponsors.

Pres. Larry Adjourned the meeting. 


From Rotary International:


Former First Lady Laura Bush to speak at Rotary convention

Former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush, an advocate for literacy, education, and women’s rights, will speak at the 2018 Rotary Convention in Toronto this June. 

For decades Mrs. Bush has fought for key national and global issues including launching groundbreaking education and healthcare programs in the U.S. and abroad. She founded both the Texas Book Festival and the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. As chair of the Women’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, Mrs. Bush continues her work on global healthcare innovations, empowering women in emerging democracies, education reform, and supporting men and women who have served in the U.S. military. 

Women’s healthcare also has been a central issue for Mrs. Bush. Because heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women, she partnered with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to launch The Heart Truth campaign and Red Dress project. The Heart Truth raises awareness among women about their risk for heart disease. 

Mrs. Bush is the author of the bestselling memoir, Spoken From the Heart, and bestselling children’s book, Our Great Big Backyard. She serves on several boards including the National Advisory Board for the Salvation Army, the Council for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Board of Trustees for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Southern Methodist University Board of Trustees. 

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