Rotary International Theme 2021-2022




Rotary Club of Durham

Rotary International President:

Shekhar Mehta

Rotary District 5160 Governor:

Kathy Suvia

Durham Rotary President: Eric Hoiland


Editor: Phil Price

Publisher:  Jen Liu





October 18, 2021


January 22, 2022

2021                           Calendar for Durham Rotary




1 2
3 4 5
Dr. Andrew Miller
(Bruce Norlie)
Multi-Club Gathering at the Elks Club in Chico
7 8 9
10 11 12
No Meeting
13 14 15 16
17 18
Monday Night Football at Woodstock Pizza at 5:30PM
(Larry Bradley)
20 21 22 23
24 25 26
No Meeting
27 28 29 30


1 2
3 4 5 6
7 8 9
No Meeting
10 11 12 13
14 15 16
17 18 19 20
21 22 23
No Meeting
24 25 26 27
28 28 30

We had a Monday Night Foot Ball meeting at the Woodstock Pizza at 240 Main Street, Chico.  Only 9 members found their way there. In addition to the nine members, our newest member, Peggi Witman brought Harold Koehler (who she is planning to marry next year). 

FUTURE MEETINGS: Meetings will be at the Butte Creek Country Club, at 6:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.


November 2nd: at BCCC


November 16th at BCCC.


November 30th: at BCCC


December 7th:  at BCCC.  It will be the Holiday Party


December 14th:  District Governor’s visit.


There will be no more meetings in December & January meetings have not yet been reported to the Editor.



President Eric Hoiland, when he arrived, somewhat late, dispensed with the usual meeting opening things and made no announcements.  Basically, it was just a social get together to watch the ball game.


Bring guests who you think you can interest in becoming a member.  Think of business owners or managers to bring.  Your dinner and your guest’s dinner will be paid for by the Club.  Also, bring a guest to one of our occasional social gatherings in the Durham Park or a Pizza place (Monday Night Football).


The program was the football game between the Buffalo Bills and the Tennessee Titans.  It was a close game, but the Titans finally won by 3 points.  The score was Bills 31 and Titans 34.










We did have the usual football pool.  The winners were:


1st quarter – Jessica Thorpe


2nd quarter – Larry Bradley


3rd quarter – Larry Bradley


4th quarter – Larry Bradley.


Yes, Larry won all three quarters after Jessica’ initial win in the 1st Quarter




From the District Governor to all in District 5160

Rotary Friends,

Fellowship. It’s a cornerstone of Rotary that enriches and amplifies our club experience.  It’s also something many of us have been missing over the last year and a half.

Later this month, Rotarians will gather in the breathtaking Olympic Village where lifelong dreams became reality and optimistic energy reverberated off every surface. The magic still exists today and there’s no doubt in my mind this group of Rotarians will leave their mark in the valley of champions. This will be the first in-person Rotary conference in nearly two years and I can’t wait.

Great news! You still have time to claim one of the 30 spaces left. That's right - it's nearly a sellout so you don't want to miss the fun. Join us as we kick off the weekend Friday afternoon with Rotary Olympic (games for all ages) and a high-energy Homecoming themed social (Back to the Future style). We'll find inspiration in our fantastic lineup of speakers, and most importantly - connect with old and new friends over a glass of beer or while hiking the hills in the fight against Polio.

Arrive Friday to enjoy the spectacular views and partake in all the conference has to offer. Friday also features the Vibrant Club workshop. This replaces the fall Assembly. (Please note, you don’t have to be registered for the conference to attend this 3-hour workshop).  District Trainer Candy Pierce has put an innovative spin on content and it's chock-full of take-aways you won’t want to miss. 

COVID precautions are still front and center for the safety of ALL Rotarians attending the event. Part of those precautions includes asking that registrants be fully vaccinated before attending or have a negative test within 72 hours of the conference beginning.  I thank you for your cooperation in ensuring this event is fun and safe for everyone.

JOIN US October 29-31st and go Back to the Future - Rotary Style

DG Kathy



From Rotary International


RI President-elect Jennifer Jones announces Rotary’s $97 million pledge for sustainable projects during Global Citizen Live

The star-studded global event rallied people to take action on some of the world’s most urgent problems

by Ryan Hyland

RI President-elect Jennifer Jones, right, announces Rotary’s $97 million pledge for sustainable projects during the Global Citizen Live event on 25 September in Paris, France. She’s joined on stage with British actress Carmen Ejogo.

Credit: Getty Images for Global Citizen

Rotary International President-elect Jennifer Jones took the stage at the Global Citizen Live concert on 25 September in Paris, France, and pledged $97 million in grant funding from the organization next year for sustainable, Rotary club-led projects.

Global Citizen Live, a 24-hour broadcast with events and performances across six continents, aimed to unite people to take action to defend the planet, end the COVID-19 pandemic, defeat poverty, provide education for all children, and promote equity and justice for all. Some of the world’s top artists, celebrities, activists, and government leaders participated in this year’s event to raise awareness and support in cities including Paris; Lagos, Nigeria; London, UK; Los Angeles, USA; New York City, USA; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Seoul, Korea; and Sydney, Australia.

In Paris, where Jones pledged Rotary’s support, thousands of people gathered at the iconic Champ de Mars near the Eiffel Tower to see performances from Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Black Eyed Peas, Christine and the Queens, Doja Cat, Angélique Kidjo, and more. Other leaders pledging support included European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo. 

“Every day millions of girls walk miles to fetch clean water, and millions of boys are on the streets instead of going to school. Every day moms and dads struggle to find ways to feed their children,” Jones said from the main stage in Paris. “And every day, members of Rotary and Global Citizen start our days knowing that we can make a difference.” 

“This year we’re putting a special focus on empowering girls worldwide, opening doors for young women to build brighter futures,” Jones said. “Today Rotary is committed to helping end poverty globally and protecting the planet by pledging $97 million in grant funding during 2022 for sustainable, member-led projects.”

She added: “We stand together with Global Citizen as people of purpose, people of action.”

Rotary has worked with Global Citizen for a more than decade, primarily regarding the effort to eradicate polio worldwide. At the 2012 Global Citizen event in New York City, Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and celebrity ambassador Archie Panjabi announced Rotary’s $75 million commitment to polio eradication. Rotary and Global Citizen have also connected at Rotary International Conventions, the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meetings, polio advocacy events, and polio funding announcements. 

In total, more than $1.1 billion in commitments, 157 million trees to be planted, and 60 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to be donated to developing countries were announced in conjunction with the 25 September event. 


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