Rotary International Theme 2020-2021
Club of Durham
Rotary International President:
Rotary District 5160 Governor:
Durham Rotary President: Jen Liu
Editor: Phil Price
Publisher: Jen Liu
The 2021 Harvest Festival scheduled for Sunday, September 19, 2021.
2021 Calendar for Durham Rotary
All meetings at BCCC are cancelled until further notice. But there will be meetings on Zoom as follows:
January 26th: Bruce Norlie
February 9th: Eric Hoiland
February 23rd: Brenda Sohnrey.
March 9th: Kelly Lotti
March 23rd: Mike Crump
April 6th: Jen Liu
April 20th: Phil Price
This is not the usual Rowel following a Club meeting Rowel. Rather it is an interim Rowel to report on the Crab Feed Drawing and the Chrome Book Distribution.
Chromebooks for Durham High School
As Steve Heithecker previously reported the Chromebooks had arrived and were delivered to the High School.
A check presentation ceremony was held on Thursday, Jan. 14th, 2021 in front of Durham High School. This check in the amount of $13,421.81 includes a grant from Rotary District 5160. It is made out to Durham Unified School District to cover for the 45 Chromebooks donated to Durham High School by our Club.
The shortage of Chromebooks in Durham High School was first brought to our club’s attention in March 2020 by Kristen Cargile, one of our club members. Steven Heithecker, then president of the club sprang into action and passed a motion for our club to fill in the gap. Dave Jessen, also a member of our club worked with Steven Heithecker to fulfill Rotary District Grant requirements. With support and guidance from Walt Schafer, chairperson of Rotary District 5160 Grant Committee, a grant was issue to us to supplement the procurement cost of these 45 Chromebooks.
See the presentation below:
2019-2020 Club President Steven Heithecker (left) and DUSD Superintendent John Bohannon
Past President David Jessen (left) and and DUSD superintendent John Bohannon
Let to right: Kristen Cargile, Steven Heithecker, David Jessen, DHS Principal Robbin Pedrett, John Bohannan and Walt Schafer
Gift Basket in lieu of Crab Feed
As previously reported the drawing of the tickets for the Virtual Crab Feed as was conducted by Kristen Cargile. Her husband drew the winning tickets. The winners were Jolie Webb, Mike Wacker, Susan Murphy, Ken Thorpe and Liz Cox.
Kristen reported that we had received $2,100, for sales of tickets at Tri-Counties Bank in Durham, and $1,480 for sales through Eventbrite.
Crab gift baskets were prepared and delivered to raffle winners on January, 16th, 2021.
As to the preparation and what was delivered, see below:
Contents of the meal package
Gift basket prepared by Brenda Sohnrey and Kristen Cargile
Gift baskets delivered to raffle winners by Mike Wacker and Kristen Cargile
The next meeting will be on January 26, 2021, with Bruce Norlie. It may be a field trip, but if not, then a Zoom meeting.
The Rotary Foundation Donations
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. An annual $100.00 gift is a sustaining member. Once your donations accumulate to $1,000 you become 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 Jim Kirks a check made out to The Rotary Foundation. Send your check to James Kirks, 1199 Diablo Ave., Apt. 246, Chico, California 95973.
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 Zoom meetings. Actually, you can promote membership by having
a guest sit with you during one of our Zoom meetings. Also, bring a guest to one of our occasional
social gatherings in the Durham Park.
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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