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

 

 

 

October 2, 2018

  

The  2019 Crab Feed will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019

 

2018                                        Calendar for Durham Rotary

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Club Assembly on Harvest Festival
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7 8 9
No Meeting Due to Columbus Day
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14 15
Meeting
Monday Night Football at Round Table Pizza
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Meeting
TBA
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No Meeting
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No Meeting
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President Dave Jessen opened the meeting at the BCCC.  He asked Mike Wacker to lead the pledge, which he did.  Dave then asked Larry Bradley to lead us in singing.  He led us in singing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”.   Jim Patterson then gave the invocation.

 

FUTURE MEETINGS:

 

October 9th:  No Meeting due to Columbus Day.

 

October 15th   (Monday):  Monday Night Football at Round Table Pizza.

 

October 23rd:

 

October 30th:  No Meeting

 

November 6th:

 

November 13th.  No Meeting

 

November 20th:  No Meeting

 

November 27th: 

 

December 4th:  Christmas Party

 

December 11th:

 

December 18th:

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

 

President Dave reported on his attendance at the Fall District Seminar in Redding last Saturday.  One of the highlights was meeting an exchange student from Paradise who had spent last year in Portugal with three different families.

 

He also talked about being contacted by another Club about how we substantially increased our Rotary Foundation donations last year.  Basically was by asking members, at a meeting, to agree to contribute and then following up on those who raised their hands.  So he did it again at this meeting.  Those who raised their hands will be contacted by Jim Kirks our Rotary International Foundation chairperson.  Actually, he has already contacted me, with the information I have been trying to get for several years, that is where I was on contributions to my wife’s Paul Harris.  Send in your checks!  Those of you who were not at the meeting to raise your hands, send in your checks too.  We are not asking for the amount the Rotary member in India contributed as reported in the Rotary International article at the end of this Rowel.

 

VISITING ROTARIANS & GUESTS

 

Jim Kirks and Eric Hoiland had no one at their tables to introduce so each member at those tables contributed $1.

 

Jim Patterson introduced Mark Brusie, a member of the Chico Club.

 

NEXT MEETING

 

No meeting next week (October 9th, due to Columbus Day).

 

NOTE:  The October 16 meeting is changed to October 15 for Monday Night Football .

 

ALSO NOTE THE NEW LOCATION:  It will be at the  Round Table Pizza located at 2027 Forest Av.  #20  Chico 6:00-7:30 & beyond ?  

 

 

REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Election Help Needed

Glenn Pulliam reports that the Butte County Elections Office has asked if we will once again help on election night, November 6th. They are looking for 6 volunteers to do essentially the same jobs we did last time.  Glenn is going to help, so he need 5 more able bodies.  Please let Glenn know ASAP if you are willing and able.

 

Foundation Dinner

 

Paradise Rotary is having a FOUNDATION DINNER on Nov 1 in Paradise, at the VETS Hall on Skyway (at Elliott).

 

Pancho Padilla will be the guest speaker.  Starts at 5:30 with a no host bar, a good catered dinner and some Foundation awards and stuff in addition to Pancho. $25.00 each.

 

Should be fun and Pancho is an entertaining speaker.

Casino Night

A new fund raiser for technology at the High School will be Casino Night on November 3rd at the Memorial Hall.  The need bartenders.  I am not sure who to contact, probably Jen.  I need more information on this.


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4-Way Fest

 

 

 

 

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

 

None tonight.

 

Must Be Present to Win Drawing:

 

The names were back in the rotating wheel so Larry Bradley drew one.  It was Daryl Polk, who was not here to win.

 

PROGRAM

 

The program was a Club Assembly on the Harvest Festival led by Larry Bradley.

 

 

The preliminary numbers a total of approximately $34,000 in gross proceeds.  The primary components were $13,619.60 for food sales and $13,575.00 for sponsor.  Costs have not yet been finally determined but are in the area of $11,000.00 leaving the new proceeds at approximately $23,000.00.

 

We had 39 booths and more cars that previously. 

 

We also had more people.  We sold out of the tri-tip.  Ran out of hamburger buns and potato chips.

 

We had a very productive discussion about changes purchases and in operations for next year.

 

From Rotary International

 

Indian real estate investor donates $14.7 million to The Rotary Foundation 

By Ryan Hyland

Saying that Rotary is “transparent and honest,” Indian real estate investor Ravishankar Dakoju, and his wife, Paola, recently donated US$14.7 million (₹1.06 billion) to The Rotary Foundation. 

Ravishankar Dakoju, and his wife, Paola, have donated US$14.7 million (₹1.06 billion) to The Rotary Foundation. 

Ravishankar, a senior member of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India and president of the Rotary Club of Bangalore Orchards, Karnataka, India, announced the gift during the installation of District 3190 (Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka) leaders on 1 July. 

His donation is one of the largest gifts in the Foundation’s history.  

“I am delighted to make a meaningful contribution of my life’s earnings toward the six areas of focus, including community development, education, health, and sanitation,” Ravishankar said. The gift will establish a named endowed fund within the Foundation to support high-impact and sustainable humanitarian and educational projects.

Foundation Trustee Chair Ron Burton says Ravishankar’s gift is “extraordinary and truly transformational, not just for those who will benefit from the Rotary projects funded by the gift, but also for our Foundation, as it encourages other Rotarians to think big and select Rotary for their charitable giving.”

Ravishankar said his charitable interests particularly include helping people in India, women’s empowerment and social harmony.

“For me, Rotary has been a learning experience. It’s like a buffet: It’s up to you what you want to take from it,” says Ravishankar. “Rotary gives you the opportunity to make change.”

 

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

 

District 5160 is: www.rotary5160.org

 

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

 

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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.