Rotary International Theme 2021-2022

 

 

THE ROWEL

Rotary Club of Durham
 

Rotary International President:

Shekhar Mehta

Rotary District 5160 Governor:

Kathy Suvia

Durham Rotary President: Eric Hoiland

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Editor: Phil Price

Publisher:  Jen Liu

 

 

February 15, 2022

  

The  2022 Harvest Festival scheduled for Sunday, September 18, 2022.

 

2022                                       Calendar for Durham Rotary

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Meeting
TBA
(Kristen Cargile)
2 3 4 5
6 7

8
No Meeting

9 10 11 12
13 14 15
Meeting
TBA
(Steve Plume)
16 17 18 19
20 21 22
No Meeting
23 24 25 26
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MRIdian Linear Accelerator at the Enloe Hospital

(Robert Olea)
2 3 4 5
6 7

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No Meeting

9 10 11 12
13 14 15
Meeting
Kamie Loeser, Butte County Director of Water and Resource Conservation
(Mike Crump)
16 17 18 19
20 21 22
No Meeting
23 24 25 26
27 28 29
Meeting
TBA
(Jessica Thorpe)
30 31

The Meeting Opening

The meeting was called to order by President Eric Hoiland, at the Butte Creek Country Club.

 

Eric asked Daryl Polk to lead the pledge which he did.  Following that, he asked Jim Patterson to give the invocation, which he did.  Then Larry Bradley led us in singing “God Bless America”.  

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

 

March 1st:  Robert Olea about the MRIdian Linear Accelerator at the Enloe

 

March 15th:   Mike Crump

 

March 29th:  Jessica Thorpe.

 

April 12th:   Jim Patterson

 

April 23rd :  Rise Against Hunger at Durham HS

 

April 26th  Jen Liu

 

May 10th: Daryl Polk

 

May 24th: John Bohanon

 

The Meeting Opening

 

The only visitors were Jason and Christy Allsup with their son, Student of the Month, Owen.  They were introduced by Larry Bradley. 

Peggi Witman was presented with her blue badge, contributing $10 for it.  She came from the Walnut Creek Club.

Students of the Month

We had Students of the Month for November and January.  Student of the Month for January was Owen Allsup, who came with his parents, Jason and Christy Allsup.

Our Student of the Month for November was Grace Martin, who arrived late, due to a team practice, without her parents. 

Apparently, Owen called her from the meeting to remind her.

Both are very active in sports and both are members of Interact.

Membership

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.

Next Meeting

The next meeting is March 1st.  Robert Olea will present a program about the new MRIdian Linear Accelerator at the Enloe Cancer Center.  It specializes in MRI-guided radiation treatment for cancer.  It is only one of three in California and the only one north of LA.  One guest speaker will be Dr. Jonathan Clark from Enloe, who specializes in Radiation Oncology.  There will be another speaker, who is yet unknown.

 

Recognitions

Dave Jessen was recognized for his 45th wedding anniversary.  He contends that they just had dinner at home.  He contributed $45.

Steve Plume missed the last meeting.  It was his son’s 18th birthday.  He contributed $18.

As I pointed out at the end of the last meeting, President Eric overlooked my 63rd anniversary the day before.  He missed it again tonight.  Jessica, you may bill me $47 for it (50 – 13 + $47).  Although, perhaps President Eric should contribute something for missing it, twice.

The Program

Steve Plume planned to introduce Tovey Giezentanner who was to inform us about the newly approved Tuscan Water District.  However, he reported to Steve that he had just tested positive for Cofid-19.  That is the second time that has happened to a program since the first of the year. 

Anyway, Steve did his own program about his experiences as a Medivac helicopter pilot in Vietnam.  The helicopter held 3 litters and 4 sitting passengers.  He was there one year and flew 1854 missions.  Usually, he flew 5 missions a day.  He lost count of the bullet holes in his helicopter when they passed 1,000.  He was injured more than once and blown up once.  He said that he had been contacted recently by a former team mate who had then been an18 year old medic and was now a retired college professor.  The former medic was contacting all of their team members who were still alive and asking whether they had developed alcohol or drug problems following their experience in Vietnam or had suffer significant PTSD.  Although they had seen and experienced horrendous things, he had ascertained that none had.  They attributed that to the fact that their job was to save lives, not take them.

 

Must Be Present to Win Drawing:

 

 

Glenn Pulliam was present to win the drawing of that name.  He got $10.   

 

Conclusion

President Eric Hoiland then closed the meeting.

 

From Rotary International

 

The Seven Centers of Peace

Situated in different parts of the world, the Rotary Peace Centers offer tailor-made curricula to train individuals devoted to peacebuilding and conflict resolution — no matter where they land.

by Jeff Ruby Illustrations by Jason Schneider

Rita Lopidia vividly recalls her experiences as a Rotary Peace Fellow at the University of Bradford in England. “The classes in African politics and UN peacekeeping were my favorite,” she says. “The politics course challenged me to dig deeper into research to understand the history of the continent, and the peacekeeping class aided my understanding of global politics. As a practitioner, that was an eye-opener to have a global view of events happening around the world.”

Lopidia's time at the Rotary Peace Center profoundly affected her. "After graduation, I traveled back to Africa and settled in Uganda due to the ongoing conflict in South Sudan," she explains. "There I established the EVE Organization for Women Development and started engaging the South Sudanese refugees in Uganda and their host communities. Through my organization, we were able to mobilize South Sudanese women to participate in the South Sudan peace process promoted by eastern Africa's Intergovernmental Authority for Development — and that led to the signing of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan in 2018."

Lopidia is just one of the 1,500-plus peace fellows from more than 115 countries who have graduated from a Rotary Peace Center since the program was created in 1999; the first peace centers began classes three years later. Currently, Rotary has seven peace centers in various locations around the world; the newest, at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda — the first in Africa — welcomed its inaugural cohort of peace fellows in 2021. Next, Rotary plans to establish a peace center in the Middle East or North Africa, perhaps as soon as 2024, and has set its sights on opening one in Latin America by 2030.

As you will discover, the curriculum at each peace center has been carefully crafted to address specific aspects of the peacebuilding process — and train the next generation of global change-makers.


The Rotary International web site is: www.rotary.org

 

District 5160 is: www.rotary5160.org

 

The Durham Rotary Club site is:  www.durhamrotary.org

 

The Rowel Editor may be contacted at: pbprice1784@gmail.com

 

The deadline for the Rowel 6:30 am on Wednesdays.

 

The Editor’s photographs published in the Rowel are available, upon request, in their original file size.  Those published were substantially reduced in file size.