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
Club Secretary - Glenn Pulliam
Club Treasurer - Steve Plume
Club Program - Eric Hoiland


Rowel Editor: Phil Price
Rowel Publisher: Jen Liu



June 2, 2020


The  2020 Harvest Festival may be held on Sunday, September 20, 2020 Depending on Social Distancing & Public Gathering suggestions from the State.


2020                            Calendar for Durham Rotary


  1 2
Patrick Ranch Presentation
3 4 5 6
7 8 9
No Meeting
10 11 12 13
14 15 16
DACDB Review
(Glenn Pulliam)
17 18 19 20
21 22 23
No Meeting
24 25 26 27
28 29 30
Demotion (Dave Jessen)



      1 2 3 4
5 6 7
No Meeting
8 9 10 11
12 13 14
(Larry Bradley)
15 16 17 18
19 20 21
No Meeting
22 23 24 25
26 27 28
(Steve Plume)
29 30 31

This was our fifth Zoom meeting.  There were 14 members present.

President Steve opened the meeting asking Jen Liu to lead the pledge, which he did.  Jim Patterson then gave the invocation.



All meetings at BCCC are cancelled until further notice.  But there will be meetings on Zoom as follows:


June 16th:   TBA


June 30th:  Demotion


July 14th: Larry Bradley


July 28th:  Steve Plume


August 11th: Roy Ellis


August 25th:  Dave Jessen


Sept. 1st:  District Governor’s visit.


Sept. 15th: Daryl Polk


Visiting Rotarians & Guests

None tonight.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on June 16th, by Zoom.  There will be the presentation of her Paul Harris Fellowship Award to Sara Nolind.  The program is yet to be announced.

The June 30th meeting will be the Demotion.  President Steve is asking your feedback over the next week on how and where we should hold that meeting.  There are two options:

1) Meet at Durham Park for Prime Rib dinner. Social distancing enforcement in place, or

2) Zoom Meeting in your living room with a frozen TV dinner in front of your computer. In all seriousness either option is fine with me.

We also have 4 Students of the Month yet to recognize.  We may try to bring them to this meeting or to our June 16th meeting. 

The Rotary Foundation Donations

The following is from Jim Kirks:

It is almost the end of a record year for Durham Rotary.  The Club voted to grant points up to 500 to match donations up to $500.00 to The Rotary Foundation.  Our goal is for every Durham Rotary Club member to be a Paul Harris fellow.

The times are chaotic right now.  Whatever gift is right for you will help Rotary make a difference.   Your contributions help us fight disease, promote peace, provide clean water and sanitation, save mothers and children, support education, grow local economies, and respond to disasters.

When every Rotarian gives every year, no challenge is too great for us to make a difference. The minimum gift to The Rotary Foundation is $25.00.   A $100.00 gift is a sustaining member.  A gift of $500.00 matched by 500 club points will make you a Paul Harris Fellow.

It is possible to learn more about The Rotary Foundation on the Rotary web site.  Your gift can be made online or by sending me a check made out to The Rotary Foundation.  I can match gifts in $100.00 increments with 100 points for each $100.00.

Send your check to James Kirks, 1199 Diablo Ave., Apt. 246, Chico, California 95973.

See more about the Rotary Foundation at the end of this Rowel.

Covered Bridge Donation

King Steven reported that we are more than halfway there in donations to the covered bridge restoration.  You will recall that Durham Rotary will match dollar for dollar up to $2,500 for any Rotary member or community donation until June 30th, 2020. Walt Schafer will match dollar for dollar up to $5,000 and Paradise will match up to $50,000. If you are following the math $2,500 + $2,500 + $5,000 + $10,000 = $20,000 (No this isn't some Ponzi scheme). Wow - Durham Rotary can have a $20,000 dollar impact for a national historical site that will be enjoyed for many years to come.

The reason for the June 30th deadline is that President Steve has reserved $10,000 dollars in matching funds from the Paradise foundation in fear of the grant drying up. Initially he wasn't too worried about this but an anonymous donor from Chico Rotary gave $25,000. If you can support this project it would mean a lot to President Steve and more importantly the community. So if you are financially able to help please dig deep. Make your checks out to the Rotary Club of Durham Foundation.  Note in the memo line “HRCBA”.  Stands for Honey Run Covered Bridge Association.  Send the check to Durham Rotary, P.O. Box 383, Durham, CA 95938.

 Reports and Anouncements


Kristen Cargile (even though her picture was missing from the Zoom screen) reported that our District Grant Application was returned with a request for further information and will be shortly re-submitted with the requested information.  We are way ahead of schedule and we do not expect any problem.  When it is granted the District Governor will present the check to us at a meeting.

Larry Bradley reported that his granddaughter, Logan, who is suffering from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), has been receiving multiple rounds of blood and platelet transfusions, chemo and many tests. She is one very sick little girl.  Keep her in your prayers.  

You may follow her on her posting on the Caring Bridge website (www.caringbridge.org).  Select “Logan Bradly” and sign in.


President Steve recognized Kelly Lotti for her birthday.  She requested a song so the club sang Happy Birthday over Zoom.  She contributed $10.


When we have live meetings again, 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.  Actually, you can have guest sit with you during one of our Zoom meetings.  Along with promoting membership.

President Steve asked Jen Liu to show a video on how to get members, which he did.  



Jen Liu and Glenn Pulliam presented a tutorial on both Zoom and DACdb (District web site).  I thought I was going to get an explanation from them by email that I could put in the Rowel, but didn’t.  So based on my own experience you get into the private part of the District web site by going to the District website.  Scroll down the home page.  At the bottom on the right there is a rectangle with “DACBD” in it.  Click on it.  A screen comes up in which you fill in your user name and password (ignore the “club #” box and the “remember me” box).  Your user name is your email address (the one the club has).  Your password is initially your Rotary International member number, which I am told is on the address label of your Rotary Magazine.  I don’t get the magazine by mail.  I get it my email and the member number is not in the email.  After entering my email address I clicked on “forgot password”.  If you to that, you will shortly get an email with instructions to select a new password.  Once you enter your password (member number or new password).  Click the “My Club” tab and a screen comes up with a lot of boxes for various information about the club.  Actually we don’t have a lot of information imputed.  But the club member information that you use to be able to access on the club’s website is there, when you click on “Club Members”.  Click on your name and you can review the information.  There is also an edit provision by which you can correct any errors or omissions.  Other than member’s names that information is no longer on the club website. 

While you are at it, you will notice on the District’s website a tutorial on Zoom.  Glenn did request that when you are attending a club meeting on Zoom that you go to the upper right corner of the screen and mute yourself, unless you want to talk.  This is to avoid bothering everyone with any background noise from your location.  Actually, I have no background noise from where I am located.  You will note that I do ask if I can ask a question or speak and wait until I am permitted to.  This is a common courtesy that is helpful during a Zoom meeting to avoid multiple people speaking at once.    


President Steve asked Jim Kirks to read a poem, which he did as follows:

Twilight by Lucretia Maria Davidson

    (Written in her fifteenth year)

How sweet the hour when daylight blends
   With the pensive shadows on evening’s breast;
And dear to the heart is the pleasure it lends,
   For ‘tis like the departure of saints to their rest.

Oh, ‘tis sweet, Saranac, on thy loved banks to stray
    To watch the last day-beam dance light on thy wave,
To mark the white skiff as it skims o’er the bay,
    Or heedlessly bounds o’er the warrior’s grave.

Oh, ‘tis sweet to a heart unentangled and light,
   When with hope’s brilliant prospects the fancy is blest,
To pause ‘mid its day-dreams so witchingly bright,
  And mark the last sunbeams, while sinking to rest.


Fifteen Years Ago


Club Retreat


This year the club retreat will be held on June 10-12th at the Apger place at Lake Almanor.  The address in 119 Marion Trail, Lake Almanor West.  (Right turn from Highway 36 to Highway 89 (before Chester).  Then left onto Lake Almanor West Drive.  Continue past Osprey Loop and then right onto Marion Trail).  The phone number there (if you get lost) is 259-4006.

Come up Friday night or early Saturday morning, but let Bill know.  The work sessions will begin at 10:00 am. Saturday.

Carnitas Feed

The Carnitis Feed will be held on June 20th, in the Durham Park.  Anyone who has unsold tickets, please sell them or return them at next Monday’s meeting.  If you need more, President Jane and Norm Larson have some extras.  I assume Dar does also. Dar will visited the Chico AM Club and Jim Kirks visited the Chico Noon club to sell tickets.  Bring friends and prospective club members.


Roy Ellis reports the following 17 Scholarships were awarded at the Durham High School graduation by President Jane.



From Rotary International

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.

Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.

With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.

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The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

What impact can one donation have?

How the Foundation makes help happen

The power of light

A grant helped a club in Durango, Colorado, USA, install more than 200 solar lights in remote, off-the-grid Navajo homes.

Healing thousands

Rotarian and physician Pia Skarabis-Querfeld has spent years building a network of volunteer doctors to help refugees in Berlin, Germany.

Rebuilding lives

Rotary clubs worked together to help Puerto Ricans rebuild their homes and hearts after Hurricane Maria.

Foundation history

At the 1917 convention, outgoing Rotary president Arch Klumph proposed setting up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” That one idea, and an initial contribution of $26.50, set in motion a powerful force that has transformed millions of lives around the globe.

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The Rotary Foundation is organized as a public charity operated exclusively for charitable purposes and governed by a Board of Trustees. The operations of Rotary International, a member organization, are overseen by its Board of Directors.

The headquarters of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation are in Evanston, Illinois, USA. We have associate foundations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

Your generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world.

Rotary Foundation receives highest rating from Charity Navigator for 11th year

By Rotary International

For the 11th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation has received the highest rating — four stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.


The Foundation earned the recognition for demonstrating both strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

“We are extremely honored to be recognized,” says Foundation Trustee Chair Ron Burton. “It represents the hard work and dedication of countless Rotarians throughout the world.  They know their gifts will be used for the purpose for which they were given and that they will, indeed, make a real difference.”

The rating reflects Charity Navigator's assessment of how the Foundation uses donations, sustains its programs and services, and practices good governance and openness.

Donor Recognition

Your generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world. We recognize donors to express our gratitude for your commitment, offering individual and club recognition as well as naming opportunities that enable you to honor a friend or family member with a named or endowed gift.

Individual recognition

Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member

When you give $100 or more per year to the Annual Fund.


When you include the Endowment Fund as a beneficiary in your estate plans or when you donate $1,000 or more to the fund outright. Benefactors receive a certificate and insignia to wear with a Rotary or Paul Harris Fellow pin.

Paul Harris Fellow

When you give $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. To recognize someone else as a Paul Harris Fellow, you can give that amount in their name. Learn more about Paul Harris Fellow recognition.

Multiple Paul Harris Fellow

When you give additional gifts of $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant.

Paul Harris Society member

When you elect to contribute $1,000 or more annually to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. Learn more about the Paul Harris Society.

Bequest Society

When you make a commitment for future gifts of $10,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation, you’ll be invited to join the Bequest Society.

Major Donor

When your cumulative donations reach $10,000. Major Donors can choose to receive a crystal recognition piece and a Major Donor lapel pin or pendant. NOTE: Name recognition is not automatic and needs to be reported to RI staff. Recognition items commemorate giving at these levels:

Arch Klumph Society

When your cumulative donations reach $250,000. Recognition includes an induction ceremony and your picture and biography in the Arch Klumph Society interactive gallery at the Rotary International headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA. You also receive invitations to society events, along with membership pins and crystals that commemorate giving at the following levels. Learn more about the Arch Klumph Society.

Legacy Society

When you promise a gift of $1 million or more to the Endowment, you’ll be listed in Rotary’s annual report and invited to exclusive Rotary International and Foundation events. Legacy Society members also receive special recognition items and all the benefits provided to Bequest Society members.

Club recognition

100% Paul Harris Fellow Club

For clubs in which all dues-paying members are Paul Harris Fellows. This is a one-time recognition.

100% Paul Harris Society Club

For clubs in which every dues-paying member contributes a minimum of $1,000 to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or global grants within a Rotary year

100% Foundation Giving Club

For clubs that achieve an average of $100 in per capita giving and 100 percent participation, with every dues-paying member contributing at least $25 to any or all of the following during the Rotary year: Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, approved global grants, or Endowment Fund.

100% Rotary’s Promise Club

For clubs in which every dues-paying member supports the Endowment. The commitment may be for a future gift to The Rotary Foundation in an estate plan or an outright gift of $1,000 or more to the Endowment.

Every Rotarian, Every Year Club

For clubs that achieve a minimum Annual Fund contribution of $100 per capita during the Rotary year, and every dues-paying member must personally contribute at least $25 to the Annual Fund during the year. 

Top Three Per Capita in Annual Fund Giving

For the three clubs in each district that give the most, per capita, to the Annual Fund. Clubs that give at least $50 per capita are eligible.

Naming opportunities

Special opportunities are available to create an endowment or make a directed gift in your name or the name of a loved one. Endowed gifts are invested in perpetuity, with part of their earnings spent on a designated program. Directed gifts are spent in their entirety, usually in the following Rotary year.

Endowed global grant fund

Named endowment

If you donate $25,000 or more, you can direct the money to one of the following:

Learn more

Directed gift global grants

Rotary Peace Centers endowment opportunities

Rotary Peace Centers directed gifts

Rotary Peace Symposium directed gifts

Entrepreneurial named gift for peace


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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