Mark Daniel Maloney
Rotary District 5160 Governor:
Durham Rotary President:
July 23, 2019
The 2019 Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2019
2019 Calendar for Durham Rotary
No Meeting due to 4th of July
Thad Walker, Butte County resource conservation district:
John Moss – Flying Off Air Craft Carrier
Karl Diekman, District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair 2013-16 and 2017-20, will present a program on The Rotary
|President Steven Heithecker called the meeting to order. He asked Mike Crump to lead the Pledge of Allegiance, which he did. Since Larry Bradley wasn’t present, Pres. Steve called on Steve Plume to lead us in song. Steve began singing “My Country Tis of Thee” and Durham Rotarians joined in. Next, Pres. Steve asked Rev. Jim Patterson to give the Invocation.|
July 30th: Roy Ellis will present John Moss on “Marine Corps Aviation”
August 6th: Camp Royal students.
August 13th: No Meeting
August 20th: Program TBA
August 27th: Karl Diekman, District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair 2013-16 and 2017-20, will present a program on The Rotary ____________________
If a Tuesday is not listed above, there is no meeting that week.
Pres. Steve showed a Rotary Foundation video about a project in Bangladesh to help women become more self sufficient.
VISITING ROTARIANS & GUESTS
Mike Crump introduced the guests at his table. Jessica Thorpe, our new Red Badge member and the speaker of the night Thad Walker.
Glen Pulliam tried to introduce Roy Ellis as a guest as Roy hasn’t been at many meetings recently. However, Pres. Steve didn’t buy this and instead recognized every one at Glenn’s
table for $1.00.
Dave Jessen introduced Nancy Patterson, Jim's wife and Marc Brusie from Chico Noon Club at his table
On Tuesday, July 30, 2019,
Roy Ellis will present John Moss on Marine Aviation - Landing on an Aircraft
Carrier. Spouses and friends are invited.
REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
From Brian Gray, Paradise Rotary
To All District 5160 Rotarians,
You won’t want to miss out on the fun and fellowship that is planned at our Fall Seminars!
Our Fall Seminars are just the venue for you. Please mark your calendar for the following dates:
South—October 5 location to be announced
North—October 19 in Redding at Simpson University
As the dates get closer you will receive a personalized registration invitation. Hope to see you there!
It is NOT too early to be planning to attend the Rotary International Convention in Honolulu Hawaii June 6-10, 2020! And, this is not something that can wait. While in Hamburg, Rotarians will get to register for next year's Convention in Honolulu, and now you can too.
Registration for the Honolulu 2020 Rotary Convention will open on June 1, 2019.
Rotarians everywhere can take advantage of this lowest rate at www.riconvention.org. To assist Rotarians in registering, attached is a description of how to complete registration for Honolulu 2020. Please note that you must have a My Rotary account to register, and that is easy to do with the instructions attached to this message. I've also attached a chart that shows pricing. This is the lowest, folks! I think I've attached enough info to help you to take advantage of this.
Bring guests, who you think you can interest in becoming a member, to meetings. Your dinner and your guest’s dinner will be paid for by the Club. In the meantime please invite Durham business owners and/or managers to one of our meeting.
Jim Kirks presented Past President Dave Jessen a Paul Harris
Fellow pin with 3 sapphires. This signifies that Dave has contributed $4,000.00
to The Rotary Foundation to support projects at home and abroad to improve the
lives of people.
Pres. Steve presented Past President Dave with his Past President plaque, Past President pin and Past President badge.
Kristen Carlyle presented Jessica Thorpe, classification Property Management, with a red new member badge. Jessica has three children. Jessica and her husband have lived in Durham where the Thorpe family has long resided.
Mike Wacker asked for volunteers with pick ups to take the school supplies from Roy Ellis’s north Esplanade office to the Chico Mall where school supplies will be selected by teachers and students. Glenn Pulliam, Ravi Saip and Jen Liu volunteered to help deliver the supplies.
Ravi Saip reported that a reporter from Channel 13 in Sacramento came to his door to interview him and his wife about the reopening of the Paradise Pool. The interview was shown also on KPIX in San Francisco. There was an article about the Paradise Pool reopening in the Enterprise Record and Paradise Post.
invited Comanche Riders to stand. A little birdie told Pres. Steve that one of
the riders took a pet home. Mark Brusie shared that the Comanche Riders was
founded by old horsemen in the 1950s and there have been many Durham Rotarians
in the group. It turned out that a pigeon became very friendly with Roy Ellis’s
horse and the pigeon went home with Roy and his horse, but flew away the next
day. Pres. Steve recognized Roy Ellis $25, Jen Liu and Mark Brusie for $20.00 a
Kristen Carlyle and her family made an RV trip to Banff and she volunteered to contribute $25.00.
Mike Crump introduced Thad Walker of Butte
County Resource Conservation District. The District works with Chico Velo to
work on Bidwell Park Trails. He showed a graph demonstrating that the Outdoor
Recreation Economy is a huge economy.
The Butte County General Plan emphasizes the importance of trails. A Trail Plan Working Group was formed in 2016. Through questionnaires the uses of trails were identified such as hiking, photography and wild life viewing. Respondents preferred funding via State and Federal grants rather than User Fees, for example. They preferred that funds would beA spent on the development and maintaining of trails.
Future trail projects include: Dome Trail, Granite Basin OHV Development of 15 miles of trails,
Poe Reach Trail which includes old mining trails blasted out of rock, Colby Collaborative - OHV/Non-Motorize Trail and Paradise Lake Trail extension.
A good source for information on trails is Explore Butte County and tourism maps.
Must Be Present to Win Drawing:
Clint Goss wasn’t present to win. Next week it will be $20.00 to the winner. Glenn Pulliam showed Rotarians the new balls with 24 names to replace the old pill bottles that had only 14 names. Thank you Glenn.
Ten Years Ago in the Rowel
Tom Vanella was assessed $10 for not having his badge, It seems he left it in his truck. President Mike offered him a way out, if he could answer a question from an article in the Rotarian magazine. The question was who first wrote the Four-Way-Test? Since Tom couldn’t, it cost him an additional $5.
President Mike then asked Mike Wacker the same question. He also couldn’t and paid $5.
It was then suggested at our table that I publish the answer in the Rowel, so President Mike can see who, not only fails to read the Rotarian but also fails to read the Rowel. So, the name is Herbert J. Taylor who penned it 1932.
President Mike then asked three questions of Ryan Sutton. It cost Ryan $15 for missing all three.
President Mike conceded that he was reaching tonight.
From Rotary International
A special report prepared for Rotary International by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies estimated the value of Rotary member volunteer hours at $850 million a year.
Cosmos Segbefia, a member of the Rotary Club of Sekondi-Takoradi, and Derrick Ababio Kwarteng, of Global Communities, assist with the construction of a borehole in the Western Region of Ghana in 2018. A report by Johns Hopkins University prepared for Rotary International estimated that Rotary members provide about 47 million hours of volunteer effort a year at an estimated value of $850 million.
That Rotary members log a lot of volunteer hours should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the organization. But a new report just released by Johns Hopkins University provides a powerful look at the impact of all those volunteer hours.
The special report prepared for Rotary International by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies found that Rotary members had volunteered a total of 5.8 million hours within a four-week survey period. Extrapolating those results over an entire year, the report gave a conservative estimate of nearly 47 million hours of volunteer effort generated by Rotary members in a typical year.
The report then analyzed the economic impact of all those hours and estimated the value conservatively at $850 million a year, if communities had to pay for the services that Rotary volunteers provide.
Rotary, with the help of Johns Hopkins University, is the first global service organization to conduct an empirical analysis of its volunteer’s impact using an internationally sanctioned definition of volunteer work. The authors of the report noted in their conclusion that at each stop, the analysis had chosen the most conservative estimates.
“This makes the results reported here all the more remarkable,” the authors noted. “Translated into economic terms, Rotary is annually generating a scale of social and economic problem-solving effort that is worth nearly nine times more than it costs the organization to produce.”
Rotary General Secretary John Hewko said the figure doesn't even include the in-kind contributions and the money that Rotary clubs and the Rotary Foundation raise every year. In addition, the figure doesn’t include the volunteer work of the many relatives and friends of Rotary that members often involve in a project, or that of members of Rotaract, Interact, or the Community Corps, that would easily double the estimate of Rotary’s economic impact.
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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