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





January 11, 2022


January 22, 2022

2022                                       Calendar for Durham Rotary


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No Meeting

5 6 7 8
9 10 11
Kristen Cargile)
12 13 14 15
16 17 18
 Crab Feed Discussion at Mulberry Station Brewery
19 20 21 22
Crab Feed
23 24 25
No Meeting
26 27 28 29
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(Phil Price)
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6 7

No Meeting

9 10 11 12
13 14 15
(Steve Plume)
16 17 18 19
20 21 22
No Meeting
23 24 25 26
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The meeting was called to order by President Eric Hoiland, at the Butte Creek Country Club.


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


January 11th:  Kristen Cargile will present a program


January 18th:  Crab Feed Discussion at Mulberry Station Brewery


January 22nd:  Crab Feed


February 1st:  Phil Price


February 15th:   Steve Plume


March 1st:  Robert Olea


March 15th:   Mike Crump


March 29th:  Jessica Thorpe.




Read Rotary International’s Position on Covid Vaccination at the end of this Rowel.

The Meeting Opening



Eric asked Ravi Saip to lead the pledge which he did.  Following that, he asked Jim Patterson to give the invocation, which he did, after noting that Robert Olea had successfully beat pancreatic cancer and that Steve Heithecker’s daughter had Covid.  Since Larry Bradley was not present and no one else in the club can sing, we had no song.


There were no visitors to introduce so we proceeded to have dinner.

Next Meeting

The next scheduled meeting is January 18th at Mulberry Station Brewery location on East 20th Street (see details below).  President Eric was informed by BCCC that the venue will not be available on Jan. 18th therefore; he made arrangement for us to meet at Mulberry Station Brewery, a business that is an in-kind donor to our annual Harvest Festival event.


Mulberry Station Brewery has a wood fired pizza oven.  We will have pizza and beer also, spouses and your friends are invited..

Mulberry Station Brewing Company

Address: 175 E 20th St Ste 100, Chico, CA 95928


The Crab Feed will be on the following Saturday, January 22nd.  The next meeting after the Crab Feed will be on February 1st .    I will present the program which will be Kristen’s program which was scheduled for this meeting.


Crab Feed

We still need items for the silent auction.  It is the big money maker and an important part of the Crab Feed.  In fact, the success of the Crab Feed depends on us all getting 4-5 items for the Crab Feed Auction.  This is an important part of our fundraising efforts.  Please send an email to Kristen or Eric regarding auctions items you has secured.


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 Rotary Foundation Donations

You can make a difference in this world by helping people in need. Your gift can do some great things, from supplying filters that clean people’s drinking water to empowering local entrepreneurs to grow through business development training.

The Rotary Foundation will use your gift to fund the life-changing work of Rotary members who provide sustainable solutions to their communities’ most pressing needs. But we need help from people like you who will take action and give the gift of Rotary to make these projects possible.

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 Jessica Thorpe a check made out to The Rotary Foundation to Durham Rotary, P.O. Box 383, Durham, California 95958.


Sydney is President of the Interact Club and Vice President of the Student Body.  She attended Camp Royal this past year.  She intends to go to the University of Arizona and study to be a vet.

Larry then presented her with her Student of the Month plaque.

She talked about her virtual attendance at Camp Royal and how much she got out of it.

From the District Regarding Foundation Day

We listened!   Due to overwhelming requests, Foundation Day will be virtual!

Register NOW for Rotary District 5160's OnLine Foundation Day
 Saturday, Jan 29, 8:30 – 12:30   Virtual meeting details will be sent prior to the event.
The agenda will be posted in the next week or so, but the overall purpose is not changing. If your Club intends to apply for a District or Global grant for the 2022 – 2023 Rotary Year, at least one member of your Club must attend. It is strongly recommended that everyone involved in preparing the Grant application should attend, as well as individuals involved in managing the Grant, and especially those responsible for the interim and final reports.
With the event being virtual, we will unfortunately not be able to have the Project Fair table displays, but the International Service Committee is already working on doing their presentations virtually.
We realize with the virtual format, we’re losing those informal person-to-person interactions that are always so beneficial, but at this time the reward is just not worth the risk.

Watch for more details as we get closer,

Jon Dwyer

DRFCC 2020 - 23
Rotary International District 5160



Robert Olea was recognized for his 91st Birthday.  He contributed $91. 

President Eric tried to recognize Jen Liu for his month and a half on the east coast with his daughter had new grandson.  However, Jen had the grinder.  Since it was time to auction if off Jen did that.  Steve Plume got it for $100.

President Eric then recognized your editor for being in Cabo San Lucas last week. 
I mentioned seeing a lot of whales so he wanted to recognize me a dollar for each whale I saw.  We ended up at $25.  Yes, I took that picture.  Just kept clicking and lucked out on some of them.

President Eric mentioned taking his son to a Warrior’s game and contributed $30.  So I guess that makes me cheap, but I have anniversary the end of the month and am going back to Cabo in May so he will have plenty of opportunity to get more out of me before the end of the year.

The Program

The program was Kristen Cargile talking about the Crab Feed.  She noted that they had sold only 264 tickets, intentionally limiting the number of people coming.  There will be less tables and they will be farther apart.  She also talked about the various times things will be done during the day of the Crab Feed.  Her tentative schedule is as follows:

8:30 am transportation crew to meet at the storage shed to transport needed items there to the Memorial Hall.

10:00 am myself and others to meet at the hall to get the table cloths and place settings on the tables.

4:30 pm kitchen crew to meet in the kitchen.

The above in tentative and Kristen will likely distribute a final schedule soon, which will supersede the above.


Eric Hoiland then closed the meeting.


From Rotary International

Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation release position statement on COVID-19 vaccination

As the first organization to envision a polio-free world through mass immunization of children, Rotary believes the decision to vaccinate is a humanitarian imperative. The Rotary International Board of Directors and Rotary Foundation Trustees believe that:

  1. Global vaccination is the path to ending the pandemic, and we strongly encourage vaccination for all individuals, including our members.
  2. Misinformation hinders the fight against COVID-19, and we are committed to providing our members with science-based information.
  3. Rotary is engaged in assuring equity in vaccine access to all people. Through joint efforts with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance we are leveraging our frontline experience with polio to facilitate vaccine delivery.
  4. Rotary salutes health care workers everywhere as they continue to provide lifesaving services. We encourage clubs to offer recognition and encouragement to these heroes.
  5. Rotary and Rotaract clubs are encouraged to redouble their efforts to support COVID-19 prevention and vaccination efforts.
  6. As one of the greatest advances of modern medicine, vaccines are safe, effective and save millions of lives each year. They have eliminated or controlled numerous diseases such as polio, smallpox, measles, and Ebola, and now, there is the opportunity to end the COVID-19 pandemic through vaccination.
  7. The eradication of polio remains the goal of the highest order for Rotary. We can continue to apply the lessons we have learned in fighting polio to COVID-19 response efforts.

As the first organization to envision a polio-free world through mass immunization of children, Rotary believes the decision to vaccinate is a humanitarian imperative.


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