Rotary International


Barry Rassin

Rotary District 5160 Governor:

Jon Dwyer

Durham Rotary President:
David Jessen


Rowel Editor: Phil Price
Rowel Publisher: Jen Liu




September 11, 2018


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


2018                                        Calendar for Durham Rotary


2 3 4
No meeting due to Labor Day
5 6 7 8
9 10 11
Harvest Festival Planning Meeting at Durham Community Park
12 13 14 15
Harvst Festival Field Preparation at Durham Community Park
Harvest Festival at Durham Community Park
17 18
No Meeting
19 20 21 22
23 24 25
Jon Dwyer, District Governor Visit
(Dave Jessen)
26 27 28 29


1 2
Club Assembly on Harvest Festival
(Larry Bradley)
3 4 5 6
7 8 9
No Meeting Due to Columbus Day
10 11 12 13
14 15 16
17 18 19 20
21 22 23
24 25 26 27
28 29 30


President Dave Jessen opened the meeting at the Durham Community Park.  He asked Chris Hatch to lead the pledge, which he did. Dave then asked Mike Wacker to lead us in singing "My Country Tis of Thee".  Jim Patterson the gave the invocation.




September 15th:  Set up in the park.


September 16th:  HARVEST FESTIVAL


September 18th: No Meeting.


September 25th:  District Governor Jon Dwyer will with the Board at 5:00 pm


September 25th:  District Governor Jon Dwyer will visit the Club.


October 2nd:  Club Assembly regarding the Harvest Festival


October 9th:  No Meeting due to Columbus Day.


October 16th:


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







President Dave introduce his wife. Sue and Clint’s wife, Jackie.




Bob Adolf was inducted as a new member of Durham Rotary informally.  He was presented with his Red Badge.  A more formal ceremony will take place at the meeting of September 25th when the District Governor will visit.  Welcome Bob.




The next meeting will be the Harvest Festival on Sunday, September 16th with set up in the Park on Saturday, September 15th.  All must be present.  It is a meeting of record.


There will be NO meeting on September 18th due to the Harvest Festival the prior Sunday which will be our meeting of record for the week.


The next meeting after the Harvest Festival will be September 25th at the BCCC.  It will be the visit of the District Governor.




There will be a meeting of the Board of Directors at 5:00 pm, before the regular meeting on September 25th.  The Board will meet with the District Governor.   





Patrick Ranch Sign


You will recall our meeting at the Patrick Ranch and our subsequent donation of $1,000 to the Far West Heritage Association (owner and operator of the Patrick Ranch.  In exchange for that we get a sponsor’s sign along the driveway in to the Ranch house.

Harvest Festival


Larry Bradley reported sponsors are up to $13,900.  Eric Hoiland reported that he has 37 vendors and two are taking 2 places so that amounts to 39.


Larry also had 4 tickets to the Dodgers-Giants game on September 30th.  He auctioned them but ended up with them for $100.


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.

Casino Night

A new fund raiser for technology at the High School will be Casino Night on November 3rd at the Memorial Hall.  They need bartenders.  I am not sure who to contact,  Please contacr Ravi Saip if you can help.



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.




Jim Kirks elected to have a song for his birthday so we all sang Happy Birthday.  He contributed $7.


Larry Bradley read a letter from his daughter for the $324 resulting from the passing of the hat for her new daughter at the last meeting.



Must Be Present to Win Drawing:


None tonight




The program was conducted by Larry Bradley.  It was basically getting decisions made about the work schedule, Interact and 4 H students need, being in the Park by 9:00 am on Saturday and 6:30 am on Sunday the time of breakfast and of lunch.  Also assignments to pickup food that Roy will not be available to do this year.  See the work schedule below.






Revised 9/12/18

Harvest Festival Setup


Saturday, September 15, 2018




3:00             Pick up Beer at Sierra Nevada and deliver to Pro Pacific

Glenn Pulliam (Friday)


Pick up Parking Supplies at Rental Guys – John Moss



Pick up Order at Costco – Larry Bradley (ice, drinks, hot dogs) (Sat)


8:30             Pick up Storage Shed Items ALL AVAILABLE MEMBERS Miller Glass Trailer- locked for storage at Park


9-11             Parking Lot Layout – Ravi Saip, Chair

John Moss                      4 Interact

Buy new parking directional signs


9- 11            Remote Booth Set-Up –  Pop up Tents



11:30           Craft Fair Layout

Eric Hoiland        Jen Liu       3-4 Interact


9-12             Hang Banners – Interact Club 9-12

Dave Jessen – Ladder              Steven Heithecker

4 Interact


Food Pick Up – deliver to park

Chris Hatch- Spiteri’s (Tri-tip, salad dressing, pans) Phil- Hot dog buns








Revised 9/12/18


Durham Harvest Festival Work Assignments


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Everybody shows up by 6:00 a.m. and everybody stays for clean up.


6:30 – 11




Chair – Glenn Pulliam

Mike Crump


Daryle Polk

John Moss


Ged Andrusitas



6:00 – 7       Table Set-up                   ALL AVAILABLE MEMBERS Chair – Phil Price

Bob Adolf                                 Mike Wacker

Sue Jessen                                 Dave Jessen


7 – 4

Condiment Table

Chair – Phil Price


2 Interact 8-11 & 11-2


Bob Adolf

Dave Jessen


6:00 – 7


Food Court Set-Up

Phil Price– Signage




7 – 4




Chair – Steve Plume                Mike Wacker


6:30 – 8:30 Craft Fair

Chair – Eric Hoiland

Jen Liu


6:30 – 4:00 Parking

Chair – Ravi Saip                    John Moss 11-4

Chris Hatch                              Daryle Polk 11-4

Eric Hoiland

10 Interact Club  8-11            10 Interact Club 10:30- 2:30


Revised 9/12/18


Entrance – Sherris Posse 10:00 – 3:00


8 – 4            Ducky Derby Tickets

Larry / Colleen

DHS Cheerleaders/Sober Grad Night 10 – 2


8-4               Announcing – Mary Sakuma


11-4             Beer Booth and Remote Booths

Chair – Jen Liu

Sierra Nevada Beer Booth (10-4)

Bruce Miller                   Mitch Miller 11-4

Jen Liu (part time)


9-4               Remote Soda Booth       Jon Patterson

Boy Scouts           Jen Liu / Steve Heithecker


11-3             Drink Tubs – Lunch

4-Interact             Jen Liu / Dave Jessen


11:30-3       Lunch

Chair – Larry Bradley

2 Boy Scouts                             Steve Heithecker Bonnie Pulliam                        Tammy Goss Glenn Pulliam                          Mike Crump Valerie Goss


8-4               Tri-tip, Hotdogs, Cole Slaw

Babara Ellis                              Steve Abshier Chad Abshier                           Clint Goss Jackie Goss                               Tammy Goss

1 Interact                                   Bob Adolf


3 –5             Clean-up – ALL MEMBERS

6-10 Interact



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