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

Rotary International


Mark Daniel Maloney

Rotary District 5160 Governor:

Tina Akins

Durham Rotary President:
Steve Heithecker


Rowel Editor: Phil Price
Rowel Publisher: Jen Liu




October 1, 2019


The  2020 Crab Feed will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020


2019                                       Calendar for Durham Rotary


1 2 3
No Meeting
4 5 6 7
8 9

Harvest Festival Meeting at Durham Park

11 12 13 14
Harvest Festival Set Up at Durham Park
Harvest Festival at Durham Park
16 17
Dark Due to Harvest Festival
18 19 20 21
22 23 24
Beth Parsons regarding Youth For Change
(Kristen Cargille)
25 26 27 28
29 30


Harvest Festival Debrief
(Jen Liu)
2 3 4 5
6 7
Monday Night Footbal

No Meeting

9 10 11 12
13 14 15
(Glenn Pulliam)
16 17 18 19
20 21 22
Kevin Phillips, Paradise Irrigation District Director (and Durham resident), speaking about the PID recovery and challenges since the Camp Fire.
(Jessica Thorpe)
23 24 25 26
27 28 29
No Meeting
30 31

President Steven Heithecker opened the meeting at the BCCC.  He asked Glenn Pulliam to lead us in the pledge, which he did.  In Larry Bradley’s  absence he asked Steve Plume to lead us in a song.  Steve made a valiant effort to lead us in singing “America the Beautiful”.  Enough said about that.  President Steve then, asked Jim Patterson to give the invocation, which he did.




October 7th (Monday Night):  Monday Night Football at Round Table Pizza on Forest Ave.


October 15th:  No Meeting


October 22nd  Jessica Thorpe will present Kevin Phillips, Paradise Irrigation District Director (and Durham resident), speaking about the PID recovery and challenges since the Camp Fire.


October 29th:  No Meeting


November 5th:  Steve Heichecker will present District Governor, Tina Atkins.


November 12th:  No Meeting


November 19th:  John Moss


November 26th:  No Meeting


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

President Steve began the meeting by showing a short video the title of which I was a little uncertain of, but it was about Manchester, England, Rotarians “Peace Builders Around the World” program doing good in Australia by helping displaced Sudanese.


Roy Ellis asks that all your tickets, ticket proceeds and unsold tickets for the Sundial Riffle Raffle (adopt a salmon) project of the Redding East Rotary Club be returned at the next meeting or to his downtown (Broadway) store shortly thereafter.  This is the money we use for the Sober Grad Night.




None tonight.





The next meeting will be Monday Night Football on Monday (not Tuesday) October 7th at the Round Table Pizza on Forest Avenue (east side just south of 20th Street).  Begins at 5:30 pm






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 meetings. 





President Steve delivered to Bruce Norlie the jar of jelly Bruce had bought at the Harvest Festival.  Bruce had left it on Phil’s condiments tables behind the Captain Bob.  The delivery service cost Bruce $5.00.


Eric Hoiland auctioned the Grinder which he has had for the past month.  This time it will be for October and November.  The reason for the two months is the number of meeting we will not have in October and November.  Anyway, the bidding was spirited between Steve Plume, Roy Ellis and Jen  Liu.  Roy got it for $115.00.


Jen Liu contributed $10 for his birthday.  Considering the club’s singing at the beginning of the meeting, he did not want a song.


There were a lot of anniversaries this month:

Roy Ellis contributed $25 for his 25th. 

Mike Wacker contributed $31 for his 31st. 

Eric Hoiland contributed $12 for his 12th.


Must Be Present to Win Drawing:


Mike Wacker drew Larry Bradley’s name.  He was not present to win the $30. $40 next draw





Tonight’s program was a review of the Harvest Festival by Jen Liu.  He covered the areas of Tickets, Sponsorships, Condiments, Arts & Crafts, the Kitchen, Supply and Inventory, Parking and Miscellaneous matters (including the electric system problems).  Regarding Tickets there was substantial discussion of how to make it easier for the craft people to use their tickets when they do not have the time to stand in long lines.  Also a discussion of different color tickets for beer and soft drinks.  Regarding the failing electric system at the park it was suggested that this may be our project next year.  Regarding the Interact members it was mentioned that we need one person for all of them to report to who will assign them to specific jobs.  We had many just wandering around not knowing what to do.


Steve Plume reported that the currently estimated net is approximately $27,300 but we still have about $3,000 coming from the car club and a $1,500 bill coming from the Sheriff for the Captain Bob.  There may be few other small items yet to come.






From Brian Gray, Paradise Rotary




  • Rebuilding of Paradise NEWS



The most destructive fire in US history. We need your help to bring back the Town of Paradise California. the fire was Nov 8, 2018. Many good things are happening. This picture is our booth at the Zone Institute


The latest GRANT opportunities, and other things YOU can do to help Paradise recover from the Nov 8, 2018 deadly fire that wiped out 19,000 structures.



  1. Rebuilding the Historic Covered Bridge. Multi stage project.
  2. Continue to find needs in the business community to help rebuild Paradise businesses.
  3. Help rebuild the Gold Nugget Museum. Over 6000 children came to this museum from all over the region annually.
  4. Below is my dog, Rudy. He asks for your help in getting the Town of Paradise rebuilt so he can have more neighbors!



Going to the ZONE Institute in Denver, CO was GREAT! We met the RI President Elect from Germany. We talked to MANY District Governor Nominees, Elects, and DG's & PDG's from the new two combined zones!

It was a lot of fun. And a lot of good conversations about Paradise.

We have potential International partners for our upcoming GRANTS, please join us!



Our Foundation 501c3 # is 26-2754805

Mailing address is:

The Paradise Rotary Foundation

45 Jan Court # 170

Chico, CA 95928

Please forward this to anyone you want! Share with your Rotary Club, or any other groups you are involved in too! We will need help for a number of years.







Also from Brian Gray of the Paradise Rotary Club:


So, Feb 1, 2020 the Paradise Crab Feed will be held at the Chico Elks Lodge, like last year. 


With a combined effort, we raised over $40,000 with a lot of Rotary Clubs pitching in and attending. 


But, more importantly, we showed Rotary unity, and that Paradise would be renewed. 


Can you, your Rotary friends, your family, your employees all help us this year? 



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.


Tina Akins
District Governor 2019-2020
Rotary International District 5160




Twenty Years Ago in the Rowel





Dick Donner paid $10.00 in recognition of his birthday.  Jim Patterson did also, but requested that Larry Bradly and Bernie Heitpas sing to him.  They did a very good job.  At least somebody in this club can sing.


Bruce Norlie, after extolling the virtues of Steve Pereira’s alarm system in reporting a fire at Norfield, paid $25.00. Chico member Steve Pereira volunteered $100.00 for the advertising . 




From Rotary International


Rotary and ShelterBox celebrate the power of partnership

Evanston Ill., Rotary International announced on 3 June a three-year partnership renewal with its disaster relief project partner, ShelterBox. For almost 20 years, this unique humanitarian alliance has supported families with a place to call home after disaster.

Rotary is a global network whose members take action to make a lasting difference in their communities – and worldwide. ShelterBox provides emergency shelters and other essential items to support families who have lost their homes in disaster.

What began as a local connection with one Cornish Rotary Club has led to an international movement that’s provided 140,000 ShelterBox family tents or 390,000 ShelterKits worldwide to date (a value of over £54 million).

First adopted as a millennium project by the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in 2000, the support of Rotary members and clubs around the world saw ShelterBox become Rotary’s Project Partner in Disaster Relief in 2012. Since then, the partnership has helped transform ShelterBox into an internationally recognized disaster relief charity, supporting families with emergency shelter after disaster.

The partnership extends far beyond financial support. Around 1,000 Rotary members are involved in ShelterBox as volunteers, staff or response team members. And clubs worldwide offer valuable, practical assistance to help ShelterBox reach more families fleeing disaster or conflict.

This has recently included support for families in Malawi flooded from their homes by Cyclone Idai and communities in Lombok devastated by the 2018 earthquake and tsunami (quotes and details at the end of this release).

“ShelterBox has been Rotary’s Project Partner in Disaster Relief since 2012, and we are excited to renew the partnership for another three years,” says Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko.

“Through this project partnership, Rotary members around the globe can collaborate with ShelterBox to support communities in desperate need of emergency temporary shelter and vital supplies following natural disasters,” adds Hewko. “Additionally, Rotary and ShelterBox will continue to expand cooperation efforts through preparedness training and stockpiles of prepositioned aide in disaster-prone regions.”

Caroline White, interim Chief Executive at ShelterBox, said: “Whenever disaster strikes, Rotary is beside us. From the earliest planning stages to final evaluations, Rotary members help ShelterBox make community contacts, organize logistics, and reach disaster-affected families in remote areas who might otherwise go without.

This partnership has helped ShelterBox become who we are today. Our global network of 17 ShelterBox affiliates, who raise funds and awareness worldwide, evolved from Rotary relationships.”

Rotary club presidents around the world have also commented:

Ace Robin, President of the Mataram Rotary Club, Indonesia, was caught up in the deadly earthquakes that hit Lombok in 2018. Her home survived, but many around her were destroyed. Through an agreement with the government-led response, Ace’s club was central to bringing ShelterBox aid to Indonesia.

Thanks to their support, vulnerable members of the community received vital emergency shelter, including families with elderly relatives, pregnant women or new mothers.

Ace said: “Working with ShelterBox taught us a lot – they showed us how to build shelter and select families to help. It also gave us a chance to show what Rotary is to local people.”

After floods triggered by Cyclone Idai left tens of thousands homeless in Malawi this March, Rotary members connected ShelterBox with communities in the Blantyre region, helping them understand local needs and culture. Members helped deliver emergency shelter to almost 2,000 families. And ShelterBox supported the Rotary Club of Limbe to join the wider disaster response, enabling the club to deliver food to communities whose entire crops had been destroyed by the floods.

Rotary Club of Limbe President Eric Chinkanda said: “It was a great experience to work with ShelterBox. We have not only walked a mile in reaching out to the many Malawians who faced hardship, but we restored confidence in the displaced people that all was not lost!”

James Kingston, Club President of the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard, in Cornwall, said: “The members of Helston-Lizard Rotary are delighted that Rotary International continues to recognize ShelterBox.

I joined the club a few months before the Millennium Project began, and I’m so pleased we’re still involved. It has been wonderful to see the charity grow into an internationally recognized, professional disaster relief organization.”

·        For further information or interviews from Rotary International, please contact chanele.williams@rotary.org or call +1847 866 3466

·        For further information or interviews from ShelterBox, please contact phillybyrde@shelterbox.org or call +447384 110828.

·        Short video of Response Team Member Yi Shun Lai explaining how Rotary helped in the response to Tropical Storm Usman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G2c7Da13M4

Facts and figures

·        90% of ShelterBox responses assisted by Rotary

·        1,000 Rotary members have roles in ShelterBox, in the UK and internationally

·        £54m+ raised for ShelterBox by Rotary supporters since 2000

About Rotary International

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from those in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. See www.rotary.org

About ShelterBox

ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and other essential items to families who have lost their homes to disasters. See www.shelterbox.org


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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