Rotary International

President:

Barry Rassin

Rotary District 5160 Governor:

Jon Dwyer

Durham Rotary President:
David Jessen

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Rowel Editor: Phil Price
Rowel Publisher: Jen Liu

 

 

 

July 17, 2018

  

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

 

2018                                        Calendar for Durham Rotary

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

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Meeting
Camp Venture Student Presentation
(Mike Wacker)
8 9 10 11
12 13 14
Meeting
Mike Pembroke on "The Thread to Exceptional Leadership"
(Jen Liu)
15 16 17 18
19 20 21
Meeting
TBA
22 23 24 25
26 27 28
Meeting
Mike Crump will present Dennis Schmidt, Butte County Director of Public Works
29 30 31


Past President Larry Bradley opened the meeting again in the absence of President Dave Jessen, at the BCCC.  He asked Ravi Saip to lead the pledge, which he did.  Larry then led us in singing “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”.   Jim Patterson then gave the invocation.

 

Larry then read from many “Thank You” notes from students thanking us for their scholarships.

 

FUTURE MEETINGS:

 

July 24th:  Steve Plume will present a program

 

July 31st: Daryl Polk will present a program

 

August 7th:  Mike Wacker will present our Camp Venture students.

 

August 14th:  Jen Liu will present Mike Pembroke on "The Thread to Exceptional Leadership

 

August 21st:

 

August 28th:

 

September 4th:

 

September 11th:

 

September 16th:  HARVEST FESTIVAL

 

September 18th: No Meeting.

 

September 25th:  District Governor Jon Dwyer will visit

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

 

 

 

VISITING ROTARIANS & GUESTS

 

Jim Patterson introduced Marc Brusie of the Chico Club and Jackie Goss, a guest of Clint.

 

Steve Plume introduced former and to be member Mike Crump.  He also introduced Dawit Zeleke, a member of the Chico Club.

 

Rotary Club of Durham, CA, New Member Posting

 

The following have been proposed as new members of Durham Rotary:

 

Mike Crump

Bob Adolf

 

 

 

NEXT MEETING

 

Steve Plume will have a program for next week.  His current plan is a person who lives in Durham and was a Rotary Exchange student 20 years ago.

 

Daryl Polk is working on a program for July 31st.

 

REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

District Fall Seminars

As we start another Rotary year, we look forward to more great fun and fellowship with you! This year we’ll gather for our Fall Seminars in two convenient locations. Be sure to SAVE the DATE for the Fall Seminar closest to you.

Saturday, Sept. 29 - Redding, CA - Simpson University OR Saturday, Oct. 13 - Fairfield, CA - Rodriguez High School

Why should I, you ask?? :  Maybe your club wants to start hosting youth exchange students or an Interact Club.  Maybe you want to learn the secret strategies from clubs that are kicking it in membership and foundation success.  Maybe you’re ready to learn how to take & post the perfect Facebook photo or even how ONE Rotarian really can change the world.  Or you may simply want to hang out with your favorite Rotarians and get that FREE LUNCH.  Whatever your interests, we’ve got you covered! So Save the Date and watch for your personal invitation by email  later in July!

 Bev Stupek & Patricia Bergman, District Training Committee.  bstupek@sbcglobal.net
pcochranb@hughes.net

Membership

 

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.

 

RECOGNITIONS

 

Jen Liu and Roy Ellis were both absent last week because they were on the Comanche Ride.  It was Jen’s first time on the Ride, hence he was considered a Rookie.  He contributed $50.   Roy, as an old timer and a blue ribbon winner at horseshoes, contributed $25.  Guest Marc Brusie, who was also on the Ride assisted in the recognition by reporting on Jen’s and Roy’s participation in the Ride.

 

Clint Goss was also missing last week.  He contributed $25.

 

Must Be Present to Win Drawing:

 

Larry asked Jen Liu to draw the name.  He drew Jim Kirks, who was not present.

 

PROGRAM

 

The program David Little, Editor of the Chico Enterprise Record.  He discussed his and his family’s long history in newspapers, the history of the Chico ER, the changes in the newspaper business due to the computer age and other sources for people to get news and his expectations for the future of newspapers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Rotary International:

 

A giant artificial reef in the shape of a Rotary wheel restores marine life and protects the livelihood of several fishing villages in the Philippines

By Quincy Cahilig

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Rotary members partnered with local fishermen to build an artificial reef that helped save the fishing industry in Atimonan, Quezon Province, Philippines.

Photos by Freedom Dellosa and Dewey C. Sergio

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Rotary members partnered with local fishermen to build an artificial reef that helped save the fishing industry in Atimonan, Quezon Province, Philippines.

Photos by Freedom Dellosa and Dewey C. Sergio

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Rotary members partnered with local fishermen to build an artificial reef that helped save the fishing industry in Atimonan, Quezon Province, Philippines.

Photos by Freedom Dellosa and Dewey C. Sergio

4.               

Rotary members partnered with local fishermen to build an artificial reef that helped save the fishing industry in Atimonan, Quezon Province, Philippines.

Photos by Freedom Dellosa and Dewey C. Sergio

In the calm blue waters of Lamon Bay lies a source of pride for local fishermen and a submerged salute to Rotary: an artificial reef in the shape of a Rotary wheel.

The wheel has helped restore the local fishing industry, which was devastated by large-scale commercial fishing vessels that used dynamite, cyanide, and fine mesh nets from the late 1990s through the early 2000s.

Fishing is considered the lifeblood of the area’s coastal villages, including Balubad, Lubi, Talaba, and Kilait, and for years, village fishermen fought to protect the waters that fed their families.

In 2005, the fishermen turned to the Rotary Club of Atimonan, Quezon Province, Philippines, for help. They decided to build an artificial reef. 

The club partnered with the Rotary Club of Madera, California, USA, on a Rotary Foundation grant to help fund the project, which would cost more than $1 million. 

They built the reef in the shape of a Rotary wheel, which just happens to have plenty of surface area for coral to grow on and plenty of nooks for fish to shelter in. Made of steel-reinforced concrete, it’s 600 meters from the coastline, measures about 4 meters tall and 21 meters wide (13 by 70 feet), and weighs several tons.

Today, the wheel, touted as the biggest artificial reef in the Philippines, is covered with coral and has withstood several typhoons. It attracts fish, including jacks, surgeonfish, mangrove red snappers, groupers, longfin bannerfish, flounders, pompanos, batfish, and barracudas, among other marine creatures. 

“Before the reef, the fishermen were barely able to catch a kilo [2.2 pounds] of fish apiece,” says Oca Chua, past president of the Rotary Club of Atimonan and the project’s chair. “Today they catch fish weighing up to 2 kilos apiece a day.” 

Protecting the fish has been just one benefit of the effort. The reef also became a tourist attraction that boosted the local economy. Fishermen build bamboo rafts and rent them to tourists who visit the reef to eat, rest, dive, and even feed the fishes. 

• This story originally appeared in Philippine Rotary magazine

 

The Rotary International web site is: www.rotary.org

 

District 5160 is: www.rotary5160.org

 

The Durham Rotary Club site is:  www.durhamrotary.org

 

The Rowel Editor may be contacted at: pbprice1784@gmail.com

 

The deadline for the Rowel 6:30 am on Wednesdays.

 

The Editor’s photographs published in the Rowel are available, upon request, in their original file size.  Those published were substantially reduced in file size.