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



May 10, 2022


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


2022                                       Calendar for Durham Rotary


1 2 3
No Meeting
4 5 6 7
8 9 10
(Daryl Polk)
11 12 13 14
Rise Against Hunger event at Durham High School
15 16 17
No Meeting
18 19 20 21
22 23 24
Recognition of DHS Students in Durham Park
(John Bohannon)
25 26 27 28
29 30 31
No Meeting


1 2 3 4
5 6
Multi-Club Gathering at the Elks Club in Chico
(Roy Ellis)
8 9 10 11
12 13 14
No Meeting
15 16 17 18
19 20 21
(Bruce Miller)
22 23 24 25
26 27 28
Demotion/Promotion Party
(Jen Liu)
29 30

The Meeting Opening


Larry Bradley presided over the meeting in Eric’s absence.

Glenn Pulliam led us in the pledge of allegiance.

Reverend Patterson gave the invocation.

Larry led us in “God Bless America”.

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


May 14th:   Rise Against Hunger at Durham HS


May 24th: John Bohanon.  Recognition of students in the Park.


June 6th:  A multi-club gathering at the Elks Club.


June 7th:  Roy Ellis


June 21st:  Bruce Miller


June 28th: It is suppose to be the Demotion.





Mike Crump – Rise Against Hunger will be Saturday, May 14, at the Durham High School beginning at 8:30am.

Larry Bradley – District grant is due 5/25. Two projects are being considered. The fire suppression system at a cost of $40,000 and efforts are being made by DPRD to obtain a quote for flooring in the JBAC gymnasium.

Reverend Patterson – Dan Davis passed away this week. He was born in 1946 and was an influential member of Durham Rotary. He moved from Durham 10-15 years ago. Also, Jim Kirks memorial service is this Saturday.



Note Date Change


This year’s Rise Against Hunger food packaging was scheduled for April 23rd at Durham High School.  However, due to that being Spring Break at the high school, the date has been changed.  The food packaging will now take place, at Durham High School, on May 14, 2022.  It will begin at 8:30 am and should conclude by noon. 


Mike Crump is looking for volunteers.  He needs about 10 Rotarians and/or spouses.  Please contact him if, you can volunteer.


The memorial service for Jim Kirks, which had to be cancelled due to Covid in the church, has also been reset for May 14, 2022 in the Faith Lutheran Church, 667 E. First Avenue, Chico.  It will be at 2:00 pm so those who show up for the Rise Against Hunger packaging, should be able to make it.


Introduction of Visitors.



Table 1: Daryle Polk introduced his guest Dennis Schmidt from the Butte County Search and Rescue.

Table 2: Fined for having no guests. Glenn paid $5 for the table.

Table 3: Larry introduced the visiting students of the month

            Kellie Jackson, with her parents Mike and Bonnie Jackson

            Thomas Husa, with his parents Steve and Leslie Husa

            Hunter Haslem, her parents were unable to attend




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 May 24th.  John Bohanon will present the program, which be a recognition of our students who will be receiving scholarships or other awards.  It will be in the park.




Kristen Cargile was recognized $10 for what Larry determined to be an “eye roll”.

Glenn was recognized $10 for his May 27 birthday. He declined a song.

Ravi in his absence was recognized $35 for his anniversary.

Jim Patterson contributed $15 in honor of Larry Bradley, again.

Kristen purchased the grinder for $100 to cover her upcoming trip to Italy.


The Program

Daryl Polk introduced Dennis Schmidt. Dennis has been with the Butte County Search and Rescue for 13 years. The BC SAR is an all-volunteer organization and is solely funded by donations. SAR began 61 years ago when there was a missing 5 year of girl in Cohasset. The sheriff asked for volunteers to help search for the girl over the AM radio. After that incident the sheriff could see a need for an organized team that could be utilized in those type of situations. The original requirements to join the SAR were to be of good moral character, own a 4-wheel drive vehicle, and carry 200 feet of rope. The team started with 9 members. Today, the Search and Rescue has nearly 60 members. Members provide and use a lot of their personally owned equipment. Dennis showed a public relations video showing many pictures of search and rescue volunteers on assignment and doing training. Volunteers are trained in many types of situations, including land and water rescues over varied terrains, mountains, snow, cliff ledges, and fire damaged areas. Dennis took questions from the audience. Questions were asked on how to become part of the Search and Rescue and how does the organization raise funds. The main fundraiser is an annual golf tournament. Information on playing in or sponsoring the annual golf tournament is attached. The Search and Rescue motto is “So that others may live”. It was a great presentation.



Must Be Present to Win Drawing:


Dave Jessen was drawn. He was not present.




Larry then closed the meeting.


Rise Against Hunger event on May 14th


It was another successful event.  Many thanks to Mike Crump for his tireless coordination and management.  Again, we had a strong showing by Interact Club.  They came in two shifts and numbered in 30+ strong.  We had a good showing from our club too.  We had Ravi and Mary Saip, Larry Bradley, Mike Crump, Kelly Lotti, Jen Liu, John Bohannon, Jessica and her daughter Janelle, Daryle and his daughter Maura Polk.

The event started at 8:30AM and finished around 11:30AM.  It is official now, we packaged 47 boxes with 36 meal packages in each box.  Each package serves a meal of 6 therefore; the count is 1,692 packages with 10,152 meals.  Jen Liu lost the wager and took Larry Bradley to lunch at Pueblito.

Below are some pictures taken at the event:


From the District

Please Mark Your Calendars

·    June 4-8, 2022 Rotary International Convention: Houston, TX

·    July 16, 2022 District Awards & Installation Celebration: Rolling Hills Casino, Corning. It’s a Western Round-up of fun and fellowship.


From Rotary International


S Rotary’s network enables rapid humanitarian relief for Ukrainian refugees in times of there more resolute

The war in Ukraine is having devastating consequences on civilians as families flee their homes. According to the United Nations, more than 5 million people, most of them women and children, have sought refuge in neighboring countries and across Europe, while about 7 million more people have been displaced within Ukraine.

Rotary and Rotaract clubs in Europe and around the world have taken swift action and are working with members nearby to provide food, water, medical equipment, and shelter for refugees.

The Rotary Foundation created a funding channel for relief efforts in Ukraine.

Donate now

The Rotary Foundation has created an official channel for Rotary members and other donors around the world to contribute funds to support relief efforts underway by Rotary districts. The Foundation has designated the Disaster Response Fund as the main avenue for this.

The fund, to date, has received more than $10.4 million in contributions.

Below are some of the latest projects as of 20 April

Ukrainian Rotary clubs take action

Members of the Rotaract Club of Klagenfurt-Wörthersee, Austria, collect medical supplies, food, sleeping bags, and generators for transport to the Polish-Ukrainian border to assist people displaced by conflict in Ukraine.

Rotaract Europe

The European Rotaract Information Centre, a multidistrict information organization that serves Rotaractors all over Europe, created a United for Peace site that compiles information for refugees and volunteers.


Ukraine has 62 Rotary clubs and six satellite clubs with about 1,100 members, and 24 Rotaract clubs with more than 300 members.


Poland has taken in more than a million refugees, and Rotary clubs all over the country created a central account for contributions.

Other countries that border Ukraine

Kim Widlicki and Claudia Brunner contributed to this article.

Follow updates on how Rotary members are providing humanitarian relief on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn. Check back for updates on and My Rotary.

The Rotary Foundation has created a channel for direct humanitarian support in the Ukraine region.



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