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



Interim June 8, 2022


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


2022                                       Calendar for Durham Rotary


1 2 3 4
5 6
No Meeting
8 9
Multi-Club Gathering at the Elks Club in Chico
10 11
12 13 14
Patrick Ranch - Tour of their new facility
(Steve Heithecker)
15 16 17 18
19 20 21
No Meeting
22 23 24 25
26 27 28
Demotion/Promotion Party at Durham Park
(Jen Liu)
29 30


1 2
3 4 5
No Meeting
6 7 8 9
10 11 12
13 14 15 16
17 18 19
No Meeting
20 21 22 23
24 25 26
27 28 29 30

The Meeting Opening


There was no meeting on June 7th.  President Eric had changed the meeting schedule which is what the interim Rowel is all about.

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


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


June 14th:  Patrick Ranch with tour of new facilities


June 28th: Demotion/Promotion Party at the Durham Park


July 12th:  At BCCC


July 26th:  At BCCC


August 9th:   At BCCC


August 23rd:  At BCCC





All Club Social


First, on Thursday evening, June 9, there is 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.




Next Meeting

Second, the next meeting will be on June 14th.   It will be at Patrick Ranch (Jen's barrel chicken and tour of the new Vintage Iron Building and Collections).  This should be awesome, so invite prospective members, spouses.  We need a count so we know how much food to prepare for.


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.

(See “From Rotary International” below.)

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.


From the District

Please Mark Your Calendars

·    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










Dear Rotarian,

Thank you for giving to The Rotary Foundation. With your support, we’ve been able to fund projects in communities that need our help the most. But we have more work to do.

Every day, Rotary members respond to challenges big and small, emerging and ongoing. And when members like you participate through service or with a donation to our Foundation, we make an even bigger impact.

What can a donation to The Rotary Foundation accomplish? 



Help refugees. Rotary supports refugees around the world, providing humanitarian aid to people affected by the war in Ukraine, helping new arrivals in South Korea integrate into society, and giving shelter to families fleeing conflict in Syria.

Provide clean water. Rotary clubs are working together and with local communities on projects such as constructing wells in rural Ethiopia and supporting peace by providing clean water in Papua New Guinea.



Grow local economies. In the United States, Rotary members are working with adults with developmental disabilities on a vocational training project and with people on the Navajo Nation to install solar lights.

Prevent and treat disease. Rotary clubs are promoting healthy communities by helping with COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Italy, by working to reduce the incidence of malaria in Zambia, and by continuing to focus on ending polio.



Please donate online or send your contribution by mail to The Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund-SHARE or one of our Annual Fund's areas of focus. Your gift will support projects like these and make Doing Good in the World possible.

The Rotary Foundation






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


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