From Brian Gray, Paradise Rotary
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.
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.
- We have donated $50,000.00 USD to build sheds for
those living in their RV's. Just imagine trying to rebuild your
house...from a motor home! Where do you put your tools and material?
- Donating to the annual Gold Nugget Queen contest
for high school girls. A bit of normalcy in these trying times.
Today, Nov 8 2019, is the 1 year mark of the
We are just beginning to know where the real needs are
Please send us your unused DDF funds. Send us proceeds
from a fund raiser for us. We need a lot of help, and for a long, long
time. Things are getting better, but that is relative.
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?
Foundation 501c3 # is 26-2754805
The Paradise Rotary Foundation
Jan Court # 170
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.
for the Honolulu 2020 Rotary Convention will open on June 1, 2019.
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.
District Governor 2019-2020
Rotary International District 5160
program was primarily a planning session for the Crab Feed.† However, Larry Bradley first introduced
Keaton Denlay, who gave us a quick presentation about
changes to the Butte County Voting Process.
remainder of the meeting was in regard to our upcoming 17th annual Crab Feed,
January 18th. The committee co-chairs for the event are Kristen Cargile and
Jessica Thorpe. Chris Hatch, our retired chair, has agreed to serve as a senior
advisor and work with Roy Ellis on silent auction items.
Kristen spoke about the biggest change to the event which is that tickets will
be on sale through Eventbrite, starting November 30th. This is the same website
that the Paradise Rotary has successfully used for their crab feed for the past
few years. In time this will streamline ticket sales. In addition, data will be
collected so that emails can be sent to save the date and remind participants
to purchase tickets on-line in future years. Please note that members will
still be able to sell tickets to interested parties.
Durham Rotarians have the ability to pre-purchase their tickets, $65 for
individual, $575 for a table of 8, up through December 6th (must be paid by
this date also). A few things have changed with Eventbrite. Buyers
will no longer have to pay a fee when making their purchase on the
website. If people contact you regarding buying tickets, please either
refer them to the Eventbrite website (see the cards that Kristen handed out) or
have them email us at email@example.com.
attendees don't receive an email from the Eventbrite system, this means they do
not have a ticket and should check in with Kristen.
get to the Rotary Crab Feed on Eventbrite go to:†
www.durhamcrabfeed.eventbrite.com.† Or you can go to:†
www.eventbrite.com and the put the date
of the event in the upper right space for it and it will get you there.†
is based on my experimentation).
Bring guests, who you think you can interest in
becoming a member, to meetings.† Your
dinner and your guestís dinner will be paid for by the Club.† In the meantime
please invite Durham business owners and/or managers to one of our meetings.†
Must Be Present to Win Drawing:
Steve drew Erick Hoilandís name.† He was present to win.
Ten Years Ago
was the Crab Feed.
Mike called the meeting to order and led the pledge of allegiance.† After that everyone enjoyed crab, shrimp,
pasta, etc.† The report is in the
pictures below.† Oh, and as you will
notice from some of the photographs, Congressman Wally Herger assisted with the
serving.† Before we get to that there are
a few business matters.
Foundation receives highest rating from Charity Navigator for 12th consecutive
the 12th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation has received the highest
rating ó four stars ó from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of
charities in the U.S.
the recognition for demonstrating both strong financial health and commitment
to accountability and transparency. Only one percent of the organizations
Charity Navigator evaluates have received 12 consecutive 4-star evaluations.
a 4-star rating verifies that The Rotary Foundation exceeds industry standards
and outperforms most charities in your area of work", says Michael
Thatcher, president and chief executive officer of Charity Navigator.
"This exceptional designation sets the Foundation apart from its peers and
demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness."
The rating reflects Charity
Navigator's assessment of how the Foundation uses donations, sustains its
programs and services, and practices good governance and openness.
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