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

 

 

May 24, 2022

  

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

 

2022                                       Calendar for Durham Rotary

M
a
y

1 2 3
No Meeting
4 5 6 7
8 9 10
Meetin
TBA
(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
Meeting
Recognition of DHS Students in Durham Park
(John Bohannon)
25 26 27 28
29 30 31
No Meeting

J
u
n
e

1 2 3 4
5 6
Multi-Club Gathering at the Elks Club in Chico
7
Meeting
TBA
(Roy Ellis)
8 9 10 11
12 13 14
No Meeting
15 16 17 18
19 20 21
Meeting
TBA
(Bruce Miller)
22 23 24 25
26 27 28
Demotion/Promotion Party
(Jen Liu)
29 30

The Meeting Opening

 

The meeting at the Durham Park was called to order by President Eric Hoiland.

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Eric asked your editor to lead the pledge of allegiance, which I 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.

 

June 7th:  Roy Ellis

 

June 9th:  A multi-club gathering at the Elks Club

 

June 21st:  Bruce Miller

 

June 28th: Demotion/Promotion Party.

 

I have no information on the July programs.

 

 

 

Announcements

 

None tonight.

 

Introduction of Visitors.

 

The visitors were the high school students who won scholarships and/or are attending Camp Royal.  So the introductions were in reverse.  President Eric asked the Club members to stand and introduce themselves to the students, teachers and parents present, which they did.

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

It will be on June 7th.  Roy Ellis will present the program, but I have not been advised as to what it is.

 

All Club Social

 

Put Thursday evening, June 9, on your calendars for the second All-Club Social for the clubs of District 5160, Area 4: also known as the North Valley Nuts!  It will be in the Picnic Pavilion at the Chico Elks Lodge, commencing at 5:00 pm. The format will be the same as the social we had in October (food trucks, BYO adult beverages).  No RSVP is required...just come if you can!  Bring the family.

 

 

Recognitions

None tonight

 

The Program

This was our annual Durham HS Scholarship and Teacher of the Year Recognition BBQ at Durham Park.  Dinner was hot dogs, potato salad, watermelon, chips, water, beer and condiments.

 

Larry Bradley was master of ceremonies. 

 

He first introduced the students selected to attend Camp Royal this year.  They were

 

Girls:

MADISON GRANADOS, DIANE-MELANIE ARCE and ABIGAIL HOLMAN

Boys:

EVAN CUNNINGHAM, ANDREW KING and GAVIN KEENE (not in attendance)

 

 

 

 

Then he recognized the scholarship winners who were (not all were present):

 

SYDNEY PORTER                                          $1500.00     INTERACT AWARD

249 MARSH COURT

DURHAM, CA  95938

 

OWEN ALLSUP                                             $1250.00

1973 OROVILLE-CHICO HWY

DURHAM, CA  95938

 

KIRA MONTGOMERY                                  $1250.00

9626 SOUTHWIND COURT

DURHAM, CA  95938

 

BRADY WEBB                                                $1250.00

9326 SARAH ANN COURT

DURHAM, CA  95938

 

GRACE MARTIN                                            $1250.00

1863 WILMA COURT     

DURHAM, CA  95938

 

EMILY ALDERMAN                                       $1000.00

9609 FIMPLE ROAD

CHICO, CA  95938

 

OSCAR BARRERA-PEREZ                              $1000.00

1657 ADAMS RANCH ROAD

DURHAM, CA  95938

 

HUNTER HASLEM                                        $1000.00

9952 ESQUON ROAD

DURHAM, CA  95938

 

AARON HERNANDEZ                                   $1000.00

8791 STANFORD LANE  

DURHAM, CA  95938

              

THOMAS HUSA                                             $1000.00

2569 BURDICK ROAD

DURHAM, CA  959389

 

JOSH MENDOZA                                           $1000.00

3970 ORD FERRY ROAD

CHICO, CA  95928

 

TAYLOR POBLANO                                       $1000.00

123 PENDERGAST ROAD

OROVILLE, CA  95966

 

KELSEY SWEARINGER                                  $1000.00

9351 ESQUON ROAD

DURHAM, CA  95938

 

CARSON VANELLA                                       $1000.00

3441 KONNING AVENUE

CHICO, CA  95928

 

OMAR ZAMUDIO-RANGEL                         $750.00

8641 HARVEST LANE

DUJRHAM, CA 95938

 

KELLIE JACKSON                                            $750.00

10285 EL BANDITO LANE

DURHAM, CA  95938

 

CONNOR CARGILE                                       $750.00

9011 STANFORD LANE

DURHAM, CA  95938

 

LANEY GORDON                                          $750.00

9873 FERSON ROAD

DURHAM, CA  95938

 

AVERY MERLO                                              $750.00

3206 EDGAR AVENUE

CHICO, CA  95928

 

ALLYSON ADAMS                                         $750.00

2781 PILLSBURY ROAD, APT. F

CHICO, CA  95973

 

 

 

The Students Attending

 

 

 

Larry then recognized the Interact Club advisor, Colleen Coutts

 

 

 

And finally, the Teacher of the Year, Anna Johnson

 

Must Be Present to Win Drawing:

 

No drawing tonight.

 

Conclusion

Eric then closed the meeting.

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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.

 

The 2022-23 Monterey District Conference - World Premiere Event: The Power of Rotary October 28 - 30, 2022, at the Monterey Marriot:
 
Register by June 1, 2022 to secure your space to the “WORLD PREMIERE EVENT – THE POWER OF ROTARY” - October 28-30, 2022  - for only $199.  After that?  The price changes to $225 per person.  Then soon it's $250 per person… 
There’s more!  You can NOW register for
Golf on Thursday, October 27th at the Del Monte Golf Course for only $140 (includes lunch).  A Hollywoodesque-soiree on Friday evening, October 28th for $25 at the stunning Marriott Ferrante Bay View venue (dancing, dessert, open bar and stars galore; space limited).

From Rotary International

 

European Rotaract Clubs Organize to Help Ukrainian Refugees

 

 

By Ryan Hyland

Within hours of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February 2022, Iryna Bushmina fled her home in Kyiv. Along with her sister and her three-month-old nephew, she journeyed to Vienna, Austria, staying with Rotary members along the way. Their generosity inspired Bushmina, a member of the Rotaract Club of Kyiv-City and the district Rotaract representative for Ukraine, to organize a larger-scale relief effort — and now, an online platform she created has helped Rotaract and Rotary members find shelter for thousands of Ukrainian refugees.

Rotary responds to the war
in Ukraine.

Across Europe, Rotaract members are using digital tools to share information and coordinate to help people who have been affected by the war in Ukraine. By routing communications through the European Rotaract Information Centre (also known as Rotaract Europe), a multidistrict information organization that serves clubs in more than 40 countries, these young members are using the power of Rotary's global network to direct aid where it's needed most.

Shortly after the war began, Christiane Leitner, the president of Rotaract Europe, learned about a project that was already underway to help Ukrainians. Led by the Rotaract Club of Klagenfurt-Wörthersee, Austria, Rotaractors coordinated using the Rotaract Europe website, then packed five vans and cars full of relief supplies and drove through the night to the Polish-Ukrainian border, where local Rotaractors were waiting to deliver the aid.

"This really stood out to me as an example of how quickly our Rotary network can make things happen," says Leitner, a member of the Rotaract Club of Linz, Austria. After learning about dozens of Rotaract initiatives that started within a week of the invasion, she realized that Rotaract Europe could play a key role in coordinating communication among Rotaract and Rotary clubs and districts and facilitating partnerships that could lead to projects.

Rotaract Europe leaders have compiled information for refugees as well as for volunteers on their website under the heading United for Peace. A housing-specific platform called Spaces for Ukraine, developed by the Rotary club Berlin Platz der Republik and later joined and supported by the Rotary club of Berlin International and the Rotary E-club of Wall Street, New York, enhanced the work Bushmina was doing. The site posts information and a form to match refugees with hosts. It also offers updates about projects in neighboring countries, information about free rail, bus, and air transportation available to refugees, and tips for helping people at the border. There are lists of needed supplies and options for making donations as well.

"Rotaract clubs have the chance to get an overview of what's going on in and around Ukraine, and then decide what projects they can help implement," Leitner says. "We want to make it as easy as possible for our members to connect and collaborate."

Leitner and other leaders of Rotaract Europe meet weekly over Zoom with Rotaract representatives from each European country to exchange ideas and share updates about projects. These meetings have helped foster better communication and organization, she says.

Since it began as a coalition of clubs in 1988, Rotaract Europe has focused on sharing information about Rotaract activities across borders. But the effort to help Ukrainians is different, Leitner says: "We are being much more proactive than in the past. The passion and energy of Rotaractors are really motivating us to do more."

 

 

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.