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




January, 29 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
Les Jauron from Butte College on Measure J Bond
(Eric Hoiland)
30 31



      1 2
3 4 5
Dr. Ashly Kendall of CSU Chico on identifying fire victims
(Jim Kirks)
6 7 8 9B
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

Our Rowel editor, Phil Price was out of town.  Many thanks to Mike Crump for taking meeting notes

President Dave Jessen, opened the meeting at the BCCC.  He asked Larry Bradley to lead us in song.   He led us in singing “My Country Tis of Thee””.  He then asked Ravi Saip 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.




Jim Patterson Introduced Student of the Month for January Emily Holman and father Greg.


Steve Plume introduced Student of the Month for November Brooke Young and mother Holly.


Steven Heithecker introduced Student of the Month for October Dominic Griffith and father David.


Larry Bradley introduced Student of the Month for September Adin Debose and father Alex and visiting Rotarian George (didn’t get last name) from Yuba City.





The next meeting after the Crab Feed will be February 5th at the BCCC.  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 




Steve Plume nominated Larry Bradley for a 3 year on Durham Rotary Foundation Board of Directors beginning on July 1st. It was seconded and passed.


Steve Plume reported for Mike Wacker that the Camp Fire fund has raised $100,509. Approximately ½ has been spent to date on Paradise student supplies. The Gofundme account is closing down.


Chris Hatch reported that the Crab Feed was a very successful event that raised a net of approximately $21,000. This includes approximately $10,000 from the silent auction.


Roy Ellis presented Collen Couts a check for $1608 from the Ducky Derby fund raiser that will go towards Durham High Schools Safe and Sober Grad Night.


Dave Jessen presented new member Connie Brown with her Blue Badge that cost her $5.



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.






Larry Bradley auctioned of the grinder. Glenn Pulliam (in absentia) was the high bidder for $75.


Larry Bradley auctioned off several remaining crab feed silent auction items; John Moss bought interior painting for 2 rooms for $475. Mike Crump bought an oil change for $55 and Ravi Saip bought an LED light for $36.


John Moss was recognized for his 12th anniversary. ($12)


Dave Jessen was recognized for his 42nd anniversary ($42)


Clint Goss was recognized for his 61st anniversary ($39)


Robert Olea was recognized for his 89th birthday (I believe??) ($89)



Must Be Present to Win Drawing:


Ravi Saip  was present to win.




Eric Holand introduced Les Jauron from Butte College who told us how the Measure J Bond was being used at the College as well as other Butte  College programs and issues.



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


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.