Rotary International


Barry Rassin

Rotary District 5160 Governor:

Jon Dwyer

Durham Rotary President:
David Jessen


Rowel Editor: Phil Price
Rowel Publisher: Jen Liu




October 15, 2018


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


2018                                        Calendar for Durham Rotary


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
Monday Night Football at Round Table Pizza
17 18 19 20
21 22 23
24 25 26 27
28 29 30
No Meeting



1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9 10
11 12 13
No Meeting
14 15 16 17
18 19 20
No Meeting
21 22 23 24
25 26 27
28 29 30

For the members that read the Rowel and/or called to find out where the meeting was, we had a Monday Night Foot Ball meeting at the Round Table Pizza located at 2027 Forest Av.  #20, Chico.  However, only 11 members found their way there. President Dave Jessen dispensed with the usual meeting opening things, but did make several announcements at half time.


One was that will have ads in the ER this weekend thanking all sponsors and contributors to the Harvest Festival.





October 23rd:  Meeting


October 30th:  No Meeting


November 6th:


November 13th.  No Meeting


November 20th:  No Meeting


November 27th: 


December 4th:  Christmas Party


December 11th:


December 18th:


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





The next meeting, October 23rd, will be back at the Butte Creek Country Club.  That is on Estates Drive south of Chico.




We had no guests tonight.  Apparently, we were lucky to have eleven members.




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.  The following members have volunteered:


1)      Check-in Communications Officer – Dave Jessen

2)      Check-in Clerk – Chris Hatch

3)      Check-in Clerk – Glenn Pulliam

4)      Equipment Officer – Eric Hoiland

5)      Equipment Officer – John Moss

6)      Equipment Officer – Steve Heithecker


As a result of a further request from the Elections Clerk, Steve Plume and Larry Bradley have volunteered to be drivers


Foundation Dinner


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


Governor Jon Dwyer will be there, and our Area Foundation Rep from Corning, Tony Cardenas.


A NICE dinner! Some Foundation awards and information. If YOU have any members getting a Paul Harris (or above), or you want special recognition for a Club member, please come and use this venue. Not fancy, very casual. But special too. You can take the microphone, or I am sure Governor Dwyer would be happy to have something to do!


This is a Thursday evening, and won’t be a late night. We will have our FAMOUS Paradise Rotary BAR there, beer, wine, and mixed drinks. (About $5 or $6 each drink)


And the program is Pancho Padilla in a slightly expanded format. He has spoken to MANY Clubs, District Conferences, and things all over the place! Very informative, and emotional – at least to me.


Please come! Bring some Rotary friends, Board Members, President Elects, Foundation Committee members, Spouses, Red Badgers, potential new members. It should be great!


It is on the District Calendar on DACdb. Starting at 5:30 pm, eat about 6:30. Just $25.00 each! No auction. No raffle. At the VETS HALL in Paradise, on Skyway and Elliott.


Should be a lot of FUN!

Let me know your “head count” for the caterer a couple of days ahead of time please.


Brian Grey

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.  Actually, since a member helped them with their application for a liquor license they copied our application for a liquor license.  The problem is that they did too good a job of copying and their ABC  license has been issued in the name of Durham Rotary, so we have to operate the bar.  So we need three members to operate the Bar.

Rotary District 5160

Fairfield - Southern Areas ~ Fall Seminar

Oct. 20, 2018

8:00 Registration ~ 8:30 Program Start

Here’s your last chance to register for your inspiring and FUN District 5160 Fall Seminar in Fairfield next week. Northern area Rotarians from 29 clubs gave RAVE reviews to the Seminar in Redding a couple of weeks ago. We’re looking forward to bringing the same exciting opportunity to the southern part of our District.

And for those of you in the North who’ve been hearing from your friends how much they enjoyed the Seminar in Redding, and possibly regretting that you didn’t attend, you can come on down to Fairfield too. The more the merrier!

Register today by clicking the link below.

Register now for District Fall Seminar - Angelo Rodriguez High School, 5000 Red Top Road, Fairfield - Registration and continental breakfast at 8:00AM - Program 8:30AM - 1:30PM (including lunch)

Your District Training Team has put together a fantastic line-up of relevant panels and workshops. New this Fall, we will have two panels highlighting local clubs – featuring secrets of their unusual Membership success and how they are truly helping to change our world. See the final draft agenda and workshop descriptions attached.

We’ll have more prize drawings than ever before – and as Bev always says, “There is a free lunch!”

We look forward to seeing YOU in Fairfield.

4-Way Fest





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.



The football game between the 49ers and the Packers.  The Packers finally won by 3 points, but it was a close game. 

We did have the usual football pool.  The winners were:


1st quarter - Jim Kirks


2nd quarter - Glenn Pulliam


3rd quarter - Eric Hoiland club)


4th quarter - Steve Plume.


Each received $20 except that Eric donated his to the Club.



From Rotary International In Part (2nd Part)


One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio

24 October

We're getting ready for the 6th annual World Polio Day event in Philadelphia, PA, USA. We will be streaming live from the College of Physicians at 18:30 Philadelphia time (UTC -4), and aim to bring together more than 100,000 viewers around the world. Watch the video above, featuring global health experts and celebrities sharing our progress on the road to polio eradication.

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How to watch Rotary’s World Polio Day event

How to watch the event live

On your computer on the day of the event

·                  In Google Chrome, go to KUDO and complete the form, then click Submit.

·                  On the next page, click Floor and select your language from the list.

On your smartphone

·                  Download the KUDO app at the Apple App Store (for iPhones) or Google Play (for Android).

·                  Go to KUDO and tap Open in Kudo App.

·                  Complete the form, then tap Join.

·                  On the next screen, tap Floor and select your language from the list.

Need help?

Contact (in English). 

For more information, check out these step-by-step instructions with screenshots (PDF, PowerPoint).


You don’t have to travel to Philadelphia to take part in Rotary’s World Polio Day event on 24 October. You can watch a livestream of the proceedings from your computer or smartphone starting at 18:30 Philadelphia time (UTC-4). A recording will be available shortly after the event on

Rotary will also stream the event in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. 

This year’s event will be livestreamed from the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, known as the birthplace of American medicine. It is one of the oldest professional medical organizations in the United States.

Global health experts and Rotary’s celebrity polio ambassadors will discuss our remarkable progress toward a polio-free world. Patience Asiimwe, the protagonist of Rotary’s upcoming virtual reality film “Two Drops of Patience,” will introduce the movie. A sneak peek from Rotary’s documentary “Drop to Zero” will also be featured. Jeffrey Kluger, senior editor for Time magazine, will discuss his experience traveling to Nigeria with Rotary to report on polio eradication. And we’ll celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

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District 5160 is:


The Durham Rotary Club site is:


The Rowel Editor may be contacted at:


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.