Rotary International


Ian HS Riseley

Rotary District 5160 Governor:

Gary Vilhauer

Durham Rotary President:
Larry Bradley


Rowel Editor: Phil Price
Rowel Publisher: Jen Liu




June 19, 2018


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


2018                                        Calendar for Durham Rotary


    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


1 2 3
No Meeting
4 5 6 7
8 9 10
Reports from Camp Royal Students 2018
11 12 13 14
15 16 17
David Little, Editor of Chico ER
18 19 20 21
22 23 24
25 26 27 28
29 30 31


President Larry Bradley opened the meeting at the BCCC.  He asked Eric Hoiland to lead the pledge, which he did.  Larry led us in singing “My Country tis of Thee” for a change.  Jim Patterson then gave the invocation.    



June 26th:  Demotion


July 3rd:  No Meeting


July 10th:  The Camp Royal students will be here.


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


July 24th:


July 31st:


August 7th:


August 14th:


August 21st:


August 28th:


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




President Larry reported that we had received a letter from Annie Argo thanking us for her scholarship and Camp Royal last year.


We also received a thank you letter from the Durham Recreation and Park District for our $7500 donation for a pool heater.


The Camp Royal students have all returned.


The Camp Venture students are about to go.


Acting Sargent at Arms Roy Ellis noted that a photo of President Larry had appeared in the newspaper.  Larry made a contribution of $50 to the Rotary Foundation.




Roy Ellis introduced former member Mike Krump


Sharon Robertson introduced all the members at her table, but no guests.


Ravi Saip did the same at his table so all members contributed $1.  Ravi contributed $2 because he didn’t do it quite right.







The June 26th meeting will be at the BCCC.  It will be the Demotion party.  It is a ladies night so invite your wife or significant other.  Be warned, last week all who did not bring their wife or significant other contributed a $1.






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.


District Awards and Installation Dinner


Dear District 5160 Rotarians,

Two important things to cover this morning -- read on.

1 --  SAVE THE DATE!  Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 14.  It's our annual Awards and Installation Dinner, and this one has fun written all over it.  Details and registration link will be coming out shortly, but here's a clue:  Start to think like a movie star.

2 -- Staying in Woodland the evening of July 14?  There are many reasons why you might:

For all of the above, you might want to take advantage of a very short-term hotel discount we've secured.   Here's the scoop

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 
2070 Freeway Dr
Woodland, CA 95776 lists it for $159.  This rate is $145.  The thing is, it's ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH JUNE 15. 

Stay tuned for more info -

Tina Akins, District 5160


Dear fellow Rotarians,

Whether you are a club president, a district governor, or a Rotary committee chair, we all spend May and June busily preparing for the upcoming transition in July. Soon, another Rotary year will come to a close. But it’s not an ending. In so many ways, it’s just the beginning.

There is only so much we can do in the 365 days we’re given. Our Foundation was founded a century ago and exists today because we Rotarians have a long-term vision — our commitment to end polio and our dedication to sustainable global grants projects are two examples. While we may not see the result of a Rotary project during a given Rotary year, the seeds we plant today will be harvested as rich fruit in the years to come.

This year, we are on target to achieve our goal of raising $360 million, thanks to the generous support of you and so many of your fellow Rotarians and friends. Just think for a moment — of that money, how much will become drops of polio vaccine next year, and whose lives will those drops save? How much of it will be used to fund literacy initiatives? How many people’s lives will be transformed by a global grant water project in two, four, or 10 years?

The Rotary Foundation’s impact grows with each passing year, and so does its reputation. This year, for the 10th consecutive year, Charity Navigator — the leading independent charity evaluator in the U.S. — gave the Foundation a four-star rating. Our Foundation ranks among the top 1 percent of charities it evaluates.

The Rotary Foundation remains on a strong footing, and it will continue to grow and prosper, because we Rotarians work together so well, annually handing off leadership to our trusted friends. As I pass the torch to Past RI President Ron D. Burton, who will bring his unique talents and leadership to the position of trustee chair in July, I know that our future is in good hands.

Rotary leaders also regularly pass the torch to the next generation, which is eager for the chance to serve. Today, more than 200,000 Rotaractors are dedicated to making a difference on the issues that matter to our world and their communities. Show them how The Rotary Foundation can help them achieve their dreams of Doing Good in the World.

I encourage you to invite the Rotaractors you know to get involved with The Rotary Foundation by applying for a scholarship or peace fellowship, partnering with a Rotary club on a global grant project, joining a Rotary club while they are still members of Rotaract, or giving a gift to support Rotary’s humanitarian work around the world. By taking the action of engaging younger professionals today, we are preparing Rotary’s future leaders to leave their own legacy.

Our Rotary Foundation brought so much good into this world in its first century. And with your support, it will continue to do so well into the future. If you haven’t made a contribution yet this Rotary year, I hope you will consider doing so today. And as you go forth, continue to support the Foundation and let others know about its work. You may never hear it with your own ears, but somewhere, future generations will thank you for it.

Paul A. Netzel
Chair, The Rotary Foundation 2017-18




Jim Patterson contributed $14 for his anniversary.


President Larry’s daughter is moving to Chico so he add $50 making $100 total to the Rotary Foundation tonight.


Roy Ellis, K. R. Robertson and Mike Wacker had missed a meeting, but I didn’t hear where they were assessed the usual $10


Must Be Present to Win Drawing:


Steve Heithecker drew the name tonight.  He drew President Larry’s name.  Larry was present to win.




The speaker tonight was our own member, John Moss.  He talked about his experiences as a Marine pilot launching from aircraft carriers.  He showed videos of flight operations from a carrier and landing on a very bumpy evening.  It was fascinating.  He also dressed Steve Plume up in the pressure suit they had to wear to keep their blood in their brains.  Jen took photos (my phone was dead) which are below:


From Rotary International:


Rotary wins 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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