Durham Rotary Club.  P.O. Box 383 Durham Ca. 95938

Rotary International


Barry Rassin

Rotary District 5160 Governor:

Jon Dwyer

Durham Rotary President:
David Jessen


Rowel Editor: Phil Price
Rowel Publisher: Jen Liu




January15, 2019


The  2019 Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2019


2018                                        Calendar for Durham Rotary


No Meeting
2 3 4 5
6 7 8
Cali-Jane who is the executive director of the butte county fire safe council.
(Mike Crump)
9 10 11 12
13 14 15
Crab Feef Presentation
(Steve Heithecker)
16 17 18 19
Crab Feed
20 21 22
No Meeting
23 24 25 26
27 28 29
(Eric Hoiland)
30 31



      1 2
3 4 5
Dr. Ashly Kendall of CSU Chico on identifying fire victims
(Jim Kirks)
6 7 8 9
10 11 12
(Bob Adolf)
13 14 15 16
17 18 19
No Meeting
20 21 22 23
24 25 26
(Dave Jessen)
27 28

President Dave Jessen, opened the meeting at the BCCC.  He asked Glenn Pulliam to lead us in song.   He led us in singing “My Country Tis of Thee””.  He then asked Larry Bradley to lead the pledge, which he did. Jim Patterson then gave the invocation.




January 19th:  Crab Feed


January 22nd.  No Meeting


January 29th:  Eric Hoiland will present a Butte College  update on initiatives & Measure J Bond


February 5th:  Jim Kirks will present  Dr. Ashley Kendall the CSU, Chico, Dept. of Anthropoly, Human Identification Laboratory to  talk about the general principals that they used for identifying victims of the various fires that ravaged California in 2017 and 2018


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.


Chris Hatch updated us on the Crab Feed.  There are approximately 14 tickets unsold.    

Roy Ellis is seeking silent auction items.  If you can get donation contact him.


The work schedule for the Crab Feed as again at the end of this Rowel.  However, contrary to the schedule, the Setup Committee should be there by 4:00 pm.


Glenn Pulliam sent emails to members about the District 5160 online database called Dacdb. This database stores information for all the clubs in our district and is connected to the Rotary International database. He is encouraging you to check it out if you haven't already. While you are checking it out, please look at your personal information and correct anything that is incorrect and add anything that is missing. 


Here's how:

-Go to  www.dacdb.com and type in your username and password.  He sent this information to many of you yesterday. Let me know if you need me to send you your login information.

-Once on the website, click the tab "My DATA" and look at your profile.

-To add a picture or update any information, click on "Edit Member" on the left column.

-The tabs across the middle of the page will allow you add or update any information. (You might want to change your login information.)

-To add a photo, click the "Photo" tab and then upload a picture from your computer. 

When you are done, make sure to click the yellow "Update" button in the top right corner of the page to save your changes.


Please upload a photo of yourself if you haven't already and look around on the site because there is a ton of information there. Let know if you need any help.





Chris Hatch (I think, but can’t read my notes) introduced Red Badge member Lloyd Webb.


Ravi Saip introduced Chuck Sheley, our speaker for the evening.


Eric Hoiland introduced Red Badge member Connie Brown.




The next meeting is the Crab Feed.  There will be no meeting January 22nd due to the Crab Feed. 


The next meeting after the Crab Feed will be January 29th at the BCCC. 

Eric Hoiland will present Les Jauron, Butte College Vice of President for Planning, Research and Organizational Development, with an update on initiatives and the Measure J Bond.


Paul Harris Fellowship Presentation.



Larry Bradley was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship pin with two sapphires for his contributions to the Rotary Foundation.






From the District Governor:


Dear Phil,

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

Phone: 925-326-5868

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 Cars4Paradise.com website . 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.





4-Way Fest




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:   mdc.gary@gmail.com




From the District:


Save these dates in 2019 for Rotary Fun and Fellowship

Spring Assemblies:

Chico—March 23
Fairfield—April 6
Redding—April 13


Fall Seminars:

Fairfield—October 5
Redding—October 19

As the dates get closer you will receive a personalized registration invitation.  Hope to see you there!

Training Chairs:  Patricia Bergman and Claire Roberts

 pcochranb@hughes.net or cmroberts@comcast.net





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:


Eric Hoiland drew Larry Bradley name.  He was present to win.




Steve Heithecker presented Chuck Sheley editor of the Smoke Jumper magazine and a longtime member of the National Smokejumper Association.  Smokejumpers parachute into fires at their beginning, before they have spreads.  He talked about the history of smokejumpers and of their involvement with the CIA who wanted agents trained to parachute into remote areas of the world.



From Rotary International


Rotary recognizes UK Prime Minister Theresa May with polio champion award

By Ryan Hyland

Rotary honored Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom, with the Polio Eradication Champion Award for her leadership and political support toward ending polio. 

Rotary International President Barry Rassin presented the prestigious award to Alistair Burt, the UK minister of state for international development and minister of state for the Middle East, at a roundtable discussion on polio eradication on 27 November in London, England. 

Rassin told Burt, who accepted the award on May’s behalf, that the UK has repeatedly demonstrated an unwavering commitment toward a polio-free world. 

Alistair Burt, left, the UK minister of state for international development and minister of state for the Middle East, accepts the Polio Eradication Champion Award from RI President Barry Rassin.

“Britain’s leadership in making multiyear commitments in support of global polio eradication has been an example for other countries to follow,” Rassin said. He added that flexible funding from the UK has given the Global Polio Eradication Initiative  more resources to respond quickly to “dynamic needs.”

Under May’s leadership in 2017, the UK pledged about $130 million to the GPEI for 2017-19, bringing the country’s cumulative support for polio eradication to $1.6 billion — second only to the United States. May has also been a strong advocate for other countries in the G-20 and G-7 to maintain their financial and political support for a polio-free world, Rassin said. 

“The UK remains committed to reaching our goal of eradicating polio and ensuring that no child suffers from polio again,” Burt said. “We are very proud of the contribution we have made to setting polio on the road to becoming history. I want to take this opportunity again to thank all those involved in the fight against polio, especially those on the ground working in incredibly difficult circumstances, and Rotary colleagues all around the world who have helped us reach this point.”

Rotary established the Polio Eradication Champion Award in 1996 to recognize heads of state, health agency leaders, and others who have made significant contributions to ending polio. Past recipients include Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, and former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. 



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





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


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


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