Rotary District 5160 Governor:
Durham Rotary President:
December 18, 2018
The 2019 Crab Feed will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019
2018 Calendar for Durham Rotary
Crab Feed Planning
Cali-Jane who is the executive director of the butte county fire safe council.
Crab Feef Presentation
President Dave Jessen, opened the meeting at the BCCC. He asked Bob Adolf to lead the pledge, which he did. He then asked Larry Bradley to lead us in song. He led us in singing “Deck The Halls”. Jim Patterson then gave the invocation.
December 25th: No Meeting
January 1st: No Meeting
January 8th: Mike Crump will present Cali-Jane Ex Dir. of Fire Safe Council
January 15th: Crab Feed Preparation. Steve Heithecker.
January 19th: Crab Feed
January 22nd. No Meeting
January 29th: Eric Hoiland
February 5th: Jim Kirks
February 12th: Bob Adolf.
February 19th: No Meeting
February 26th: Dave Jessen
If a Tuesday is not listed above, there is no meeting that week.
Mike Wacker updated us on the backpack/school supply project. So far they have delivered 3,000. Fair Oaks Interact Club wants to help. Much of what has been obtained has been obtained for cost or very cheaply. Staples have been the primary supplier.
Chris Hatch updated us on the Crab Feed and circulated the work schedule, which is attached hereto.
Roy Ellis is seeking silent auction items. If you can get donation contact him
VISITING ROTARIANS & GUESTS
Jim Patterson introduced Sharon Robertson. Steve Heithecker introduced Red badge member bob Adolf. Ravi Saip introduced Jan Ellis.
Rotary Club of Durham, CA, New Member Posting
Connie Brown, has been proposed as new member of Durham Rotary. Dave Jessen is her sponsor.
The next meeting will be at the BCCC on January 8th. Mike Crump will present Cali-Jane who is the executive director of the Butte County Fire Safe Council.
REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
From the District Governor:
Please see the information below. I can personally vouch for this organization and the accompanying process. We donated a vehicle a couple of years ago and another one recently. Only requires a phone call / e-mail notification of where it is to be picked up (running or not). If you watched any of the news coverage of the fires, there were many photos of what remained of a vehicle, so to say there is a need, is pretty evident.
Rotary International – Concord / Clayton Sunrise Club
Clunkers4Charity.org & Cars2ndChance.org
Contact: Dave or Mary Kemnitz, D&H Enterprises/D&H Auto Repair
Northern California Vehicle Donation Program Expands to Assist Victims in Paradise, CA
Proceeds of vehicle donations go to victims of the Camp Fire in Butte County
Concord CA: In response to the most devastating fire in California history, Cars2ndChance.org, a non-profit 501c3 will be donating proceeds of donated vehicles from anywhere in Northern California. Running or not, Cars2ndChance (for running vehicles) and Clunkers4Charity have been accepting vehicle donations for Rotary International since 2013. Over 3,000 vehicles have been donated during that time period.
According to Mary Kemnitz, a founder of the organization, “Our hearts go out to those who suffered loss of home, property and loved ones in Paradise and Butte County. We supported victims of the Santa Rosa fires and are reaching out to those with running vehicles that are not being used or are not in top running order to donate them so the proceeds can be gifted to the fire victims in Paradise.” Bob Irvine, of the Paradise Rotary and Executive Director of California Vocations of Paradise, CA said “we are thrilled that the Concord Clayton Rotary would use their website and resources to help the victims here. Our Paradise Rotary family has been affected as well. Many of our Paradise Rotarians have lost their homes.”
Those interested in more information or to donate a vehicle should visit the . Donated vehicles and proceeds from donations are already making their way to Paradise fire victims. There is no charge for towing and pickup is free. A tax write-off is typically available.
About Clunkers4Charity.org and Cars2ndChance.org: Cars2ndChance and Clunkers4Charity are supported by the Rotary Club of Clayton Valley/Concord Sunrise which was chartered in May 1987 and locally serves the Town of Clayton and the Clayton Valley area of Concord. The club is involved in many projects around the world but and projects in the local community as well.
What: Foundation Day
When: Saturday January 19, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Pioneer High School (Woodland), 1400 Pioneer Ave, Woodland, CA 95776
Program Offerings Include:
Grants Management Training - clubs must have at least one member attend this training to apply for grants in 2019-20. (this will be the only offering for the 2019-20 Rotary Year)
Grant Project Planning and Implementation - at the conclusion of the program attendees will have learned grant application techniques.
Project Promotion- the session will include time for clubs to promote their projects to clubs and Rotarians who are potential project participants and donors.
Special Giving Opportunities - learn how giving to The Rotary Foundation can serve you now and in the future.
Build a Stronger Team - learn how a strong Foundation program can build a stronger club.
Renee Reiling, TRF, Evanston, IL - Regional Grants Officer assigned to District 5160
Steve Lewis - District 5190, Carson City, NV - Zone 25 Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator
Richard Clarke - District 5020, Comox, BC - Zone 25 Endowment Major Gifts Advisor (EMGA)
Seating is limited to the first 300 people
who register, so for The Rotary Foundation Day
If you need assistance registering contact Rene Duddy at
Please send questions to
Looking forward to seeing you on January 19, 2019,
Rotary Club of Woodland
District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair 2013-16 and 2017-20
District 5160 Governor 2010-11
Tahoe Rotary Ski Challenge
WHEN: March 1, 2019
WHERE: Northstar at California
The day includes a continental breakfast during registration, dual giant slalom tandem courses with individual and team awards. It is a fun day of skiing with fellow Rotarians, apres ski food (chili, salad & sandwiches, 2 drink tickets and awards.
We will have all of the necessary information on our website by
December 1, 2018. www.ta hoecityrota ry.org
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Ravi Saip got mentioned in the Chico ER again when he was interviewed about his house surviving, but he failed to mention Durham Rotary, so contributed $20.00.
Steve Heithecker apparently signed up for a Rotary event, related to his becoming president next year, for which the club would reimburse him. He contributed the reimbursement to the Foundation and got to ring 8 bells.
Must Be Present to Win Drawing:
Larry Bradley drew Jim Patterson’s name. He was present to win.
Roy Ellis presented Brian Ring, Butte County Assistant Administrative Office. He presented a lot of interesting information about the County’s efforts relating to the Camp Fire, property clean-up and housing refugees.
From Rotary International
Since August 2017, nearly a million Rohingya Muslim refugees have crowded into the Cox’s Bazar region of Bangladesh, fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Women and children face particularly difficult challenges in the massive refugee camps, including lack of adequate shelter, health care, and educational resources, and an increased risk of sexual violence.
Sakun Gajurel worked in Italy and in her native Nepal with United Nations agencies before studying international development policy at the Rotary Peace Center at Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a part of her , Gajurel spent the summer of 2018 working in Cox’s Bazar with an organization called that provides direct aid to women in the refugee camps.
Q: What are the greatest challenges in getting aid to Cox’s Bazar?
A: Close to 900,000 refugees crossed the borders in less than a year’s time. In monsoon season, things got worse. Tents built with a bamboo frame and tarpaulin cannot resist heavy rain or minor landslides. A few thousand shelters were destroyed every week in the aftermath of heavy rains.
For humanitarian agencies, reaching everyone is another challenge due to poor road conditions. The sheer number of refugees makes effective support problematic.
Q: What problems do women and girls in particular face?
A: Women and girls are more vulnerable to violence. In some crisis settings, more than 70 percent of women have experienced gender-based violence. Women often report challenges accessing sanitation and hygiene facilities at night or when they are menstruating. They face heightened risks as well as increased care-related tasks such as providing food and water for their families and caring for the sick.
Q: How do tradition and culture affect the ways assistance is provided?
A: Gender segregation is generally common among the Muslim Rohingya population. It is closely connected to the practice of purdah, or preventing women from being seen by men other than their husbands. Women and girls are expected to stay in the home and be close to their family, whereas men and boys are more present in the public sphere.
Through multipurpose women’s centers, UN Women engages and empowers women. Women and girls can come to a center like the one in Cox’s Bazar and get information about the services and opportunities in the camps. About 20 women serve in the center in Cox’s Bazar as outreach workers. These are Rohingya women who talk to other women and bring their issues and challenges to the center as well as to meetings with camp officials.
Q: What kind of assistance is most needed?
A: Education is one of the greatest needs. The education partners in Cox’s Bazar have set up learning centers that provide three shifts of two-hour lessons. However, it is not enough. Men and women often express a desire to learn new skills.
The UN has already announced that the Rohingya refugee crisis will be a protracted issue. History shows that once a refugee crisis becomes protracted, refugees often spend decades in the settlement camps. A long-term solution is necessary to ensure that a whole generation does not end up without education or opportunities to better their lives.
— Nikki Kallio
2019 Durham Rotary
Crab Feed Work Schedule
January 19, 2019
Chairman: Chris Hatch
Co-Chairman: Steve Plume
Committees and Chairs:
1) Kitchen Committee: set up 5:00pm, pick up food 4:30pm
a) Larry Bradley- Chair
b) Chris Hatch- Co-Chair
c) Committee Members:
1) Clint Goss
2) Mike Crump
3) Dave Jessen
4) Spiteri Deli
5) Robert Olea
2) Serving Committee: set-up 5:00pm
a) Ravi Saip- Chair
b) Committee Members:
1) Daryle Polk
2) Bob Adolf
3) Eric Hoiland
4) Interact Club
3) Set up Committee: Decorations/theme, order Rotary Brochures for 1at each place. Have cards made indicating Rotary's value to Durham. Set up tables at 4:30pm
a) Phil Price - Chair
b) Jim Patterson- Co-Chair c) Committee Members:
1) Jim Kirks
2) Interact Club- 4
4) Bar and soft drink Committee: Set up at 4:30pm
a) Jen Liu- Chair
b) Steve Heithecker
c) John Moss
5) Ticket Sales Committee: Could possibly hand the Rotary Brochures and Scholarship donation here. Set up at 5:00pm
a) Steve Plume- Chair I Cash Boxes
b) KR Robertson- Co-Chair
c) Committee Members:
1} Jim Kirks
2} Jim Patterson
3} Mike Wacker
6) Clean Up - ALL, PLEASE STAY. ANY HELP MEANS YOUR FELLOW ROTARIANS DON'T HAVE TO DO ALL THE CLEAN-UP WORK AND REPLACE THE ITEMS BACK TO THE STORAGE SHED.
Roy Ellis and Interact to set up silent auction. This is a very, very
important aspect of our success.
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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