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 21st, 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
Experience as an USMC Pilot
(John Moss)
20 21 22 23
24 25 26
(Ravi Saip)
27 28 29 30

President Larry Bradley opened the meeting at the Durham Park.  He asked Grant Patterson (student and Jim’s grandson) to lead the pledge, which he did.  Larry then led us in singing “God Bless American”.  Jim Patterson then gave the invocation.


This was our student picnic for out scholarship, Camp Royal and Camp Venture students.




May 29th:  No Meeting


June 5th:  At the Patrick Ranch.


June 12th:  At the BCCC with Bill Curry discussing the Hubble Telescope.  It is a ladies night.


June 19th: John Moss will speaking on his experiences in the Marines.


June 26th:  Demotion


July 3rd:  No Meeting


July 10th: 


July 17th:  David Little, Editor of the Chico ER


July 24th:


July 31st: 



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





President Larry introduce Colleen Coutts, the Durham High School Interact Club advisor.  He thanked her for all her work with the Interact Club.


He also introduced Lloyd Webb who is both the Superintendent of Schools in Durham and Principle of Durham High School.


He then called up Senora Contreras (below) and presented her with the Durham Rotary Teach of the Year plaque.

We then had dinner.




Following dinner President Larry called up the Camp Venture student, Adin Du Bose.  The other Camp Venture student, Anna King could not attend the picnic.



Following Camp Venture, President called up the Camp Royal students who were (left to right in the photo below:  Tyler Jones, Addison Zaring, Emily Holman and  Joanna Villegas-Orozoco.  Bill Collins could not attend.




Lastly, President Larry called up the scholarship winners.  They were Allison “Ali” Argo, Josiah Badie, Lindsey Bryant, Carolyn Grzanich, Garrett Hunt, Rachel Marrs, Taylor McJunkin, Jorja Murphy, Grant Patterson, Conner Poblano, Hunter Polk, Gracie Roath, Faith Simon, Alexis Tamayo-Romo and Natalie Thorpe.  They are not necessarily in that order in the photo below, and one is missing.






In addition to the students we had a lot of parents and siblings.  President had each student identify his or her parents present.                                     .



There is no meeting on May 29th due to Memorial Day. 

The next meeting will June 5th at the Patrick Ranch.  

The June 12th meeting will be back at the BCCC.  Our speaker for the evening William "Billl" Sims Curry.  Bill Curry has a long and varied career in government contracting.  He has conducted workshops on contracting and ethics based upon books, research papers and articles he has authored. The focus of Bill's talk will be on managing subcontracts for the Hubble Space Telescope and interactions he had with an astronauts.  It is a ladies night so invite your wife or significant other.






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.



None tonight.


Must Be Present to Win Drawing:


None tonight.



From Rotary International: wins Webby People's Voice Award

By Rotary International

The people have spoken. With a majority of internet user votes, won the prestigious Webby People’s Voice Award for best association website. The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced the winners on 24 April.

Rotary International's revamped website has been chosen by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences as one of the best association websites in the world.

This year, internet users cast over 3 million votes worldwide. And with over 13,000 entries from nearly all 50 U.S. states and more than 70 countries, this year’s contest is the biggest Webby Awards ever. Winners will be recognized at the Webby Awards’ 22nd annual ceremony 14 May in New York, New York, USA.

The Webby Awards are the leading international honor for excellence on the internet. Rotary was one of five websites nominated in the best association category. The other nominees were the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance, 11th Macau Design Biennial, Trade Works for Us, and the Center for Court Innovation.

Rotary was also nominated for a Webby Award whose winner is chosen by the academy. That award went to the Macau Design Biennial.

Thanks to everyone who voted!

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