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



June 28, 2022


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


2022                                       Calendar for Durham Rotary


1 2
3 4 5
No Meeting
6 7 8 9
10 11 12
Harvest Festival Kick-Off Discussion
(Larry Bradley)
13 14 15 16
17 18 19
No Meeting
20 21 22 23
24 25 26
Camp Venture Students with Camp Staffs
(Peggi Witman)
27 28 29 30


1 2
No Meeting
3 4 5 6
7 8 9
Presentation on SAE Formula Car  from CSUC
10 11 12 13
14 15 16
No Meeting
17 18 19 20
21 22 23
(Dave Jessen)
24 25 26 27
28 29 30
(Eric Hoiland)

The Meeting Opening


The meeting was called to order by President (2021-22 & 2022-23) Eric Hoiland in the Durham Community Park.  He thanked Jen Liu for cooking the tri-tip for tonight’s meal.  There were cookies for dessert although Jim Patterson was absent.  Jim is still recovery from his recent fall.


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


July 12th:  Harvest Festival Kick-Off Discussion At BCCC - Larry Bradley


July 26th:  Presentation from Camp Venture Students and Camp Staffs At BCCC - Peggi Witman


August 9th:   Presentation on SAE Formula Car Design from CSU, Chico At BCCC


August 23rd:  At BCCC - Dave Jessen


August 30th:   At BCCC - Eric Hoiland


September 13th:  Harvest Festival Planning.


September 13th:  Durham Park-Harvest Festival Planning







The only announcement was at the end of the meeting, see “Conclusion” below.


Introduction of Visitors.

President Eric asked all members to introduce their guests.


Introduced were Nancy Bradley and Larry’s two granddaughters, Lola and Adela, Bonnie Pulliam, Cindy Price, Jan Ellis, Sharon Robertson and our newest member’s new spouse, Harold.  My apologies if I missed someone.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on July 12th at the Butte Creek Country Club.


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.


None tonight


Tonight’s Meeting Program

The program tonight was a concert provided by the Chico Community Orchestra.  Thanks to Larry Bradley for making the arrangements.  They played for an hour.  Very entertaining.  See the photos below.

Must Be Present to Win Drawing:


No drawing tonight.



Eric then closed the meeting, after announcing a $500 donation to the Chico Community Orchestra. _____________________________________________________________________________

From the District


Awards & Installation Dinner

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

Over 150 District 5160 Rotarians have signed up for the upcoming District Awards and Installation Dinner on Saturday, July 16th. I say, let’s shoot for a hundred more!

Over the last year, your Presidents and fellow Rotarians have worked hard during one of the most challenging periods in recent years.   I’m looking forward to celebrating the time, effort, achievements, and dedication you have all shown this last year.  Because of you, our District shines!

Before I ride off into the sunset, my heart filled with gratitude and joy, I wanted to reach out with one last chance to register for the Rotary Round-Up! Awards and Installation Dinner next month.  The rooms and RV spots are nearly sold out - if you’re on the fence about joining us now is the time to saddle up as registration ends June 30th.

Ready to register?     Register NOW for Rotary Round-Up! Awards & Installation Dinner  -  Saturday, July 16th  Rolling Hills Casino, Corning

A quick reminder of the fun to be had:

          5:00 pm   No-host cocktail and social hour

          6:00 pm   Dinner Served

          7:00 pm   Program begins

          ??   After-Party Square Dancing with Paradise Rotarian Donn Thompson - a professional square dance caller

In the spirit of our western-inspired theme, I’ll leave you with some cowboy wisdom and solid life advice:   Don’t squat with your spurs on!

See you on the 16th,

DG Kathy

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



Rotary and ShelterBox renew global partnership

7 June 2022 - HOUSTON, Texas -- Rotary International and the disaster relief charity, ShelterBox, today announced a three-year partnership renewal that will help the organization support more people, in more places, in more ways.

ShelterBox was founded by the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in 2000, forming a special humanitarian alliance has made a tangible difference to the lives of people around the world. Based in the U.K. and with offices around the world, ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and other essential items to people who have lost their homes to conflict and disaster.

With growing collaboration with Rotary members and clubs across the globe, ShelterBox became Rotary’s official project partner in disaster relief in 2012. The partnership has helped transform ShelterBox into an internationally recognized disaster relief charity, together supporting more families when they need it most.

“Rotary has been beside us on our journey from day one and we are reminded of the significance of the partnership each time we mobilize,” said ShelterBox Chief Executive Sanj Srikanthan. “What began as a local connection with one Cornish Rotary Club has led to an extraordinary international movement that has provided emergency shelter to millions of people around the world.”

The official partnership has been renewed for another three years. The agreement will be announced at the annual Rotary International Convention, this year hosted in the USA, where ShelterBox chief executive Sanj Srikanthan will give a keynote speech to more than 10,000 Rotary members.

“Rotary members are involved in ShelterBox as volunteers, staff or response team members. Our responses can stretch us logistically and often it’s the Rotary network that help us navigate the import challenges that delay our lifesaving aid or provide us with warehousing space while we wait to distribute shelter kits,” Srikanthan added. “Rotary members also help ShelterBox response teams make vital community contacts and reach disaster-affected families in remote areas who might otherwise go without.”

Most recently, in addition to their own significant response to the Ukraine crisis, Rotary members have supported ShelterBox’s relief effort. Using their networks in Poland, Moldova and Ukraine, Rotary members have provided invaluable situational awareness and connections enabling ShelterBox to provide aid to those in need.

The charity is providing mattresses to people in collective centres; tarpaulins, rope, tools, and other essentials to help people living in damaged buildings; in addition to supporting women and children fleeing into Moldova.

The Rotary partnership often gives ShelterBox the flexibility and scale to respond in fast changing emergencies, including in the Philippines after Typhoon Rai made landfall in December 2021.

The Philippines is ravaged so often by tropical storms that ShelterBox has adapted the way it works - pre-positioning aid in the country with a team on the ground ready to go when the next disaster strikes. With the help of the Rotary Club of Cebu, ShelterBox provided emergency shelter aid to 100,000 people in the aftermath of the super typhoon.

“Rotary is a global network whose members make a lasting difference in their communities – and worldwide. We are people of action, which is why our disaster relief partnership extends far beyond financial support,” said Rotary International General Secretary and CEO John Hewko. “Rotary clubs worldwide offer valuable, practical assistance to help ShelterBox reach more families fleeing disaster or conflict.”

Hewko added: “In Haiti last year, the Rotary Club of Les Cayes provided situational updates and helped ShelterBox understand local context so they could start work sooner. In Honduras, the Rotary Club of San Pedro Sula, helped to find the communities where ShelterBox could make the biggest difference following Hurricanes Iota and Eta. They unloaded shipping containers, travelled to remote communities to distribute aid, and delivered shelter training.”

ShelterBox has a global network of 14 affiliates, who raise funds and awareness worldwide, that evolved from Rotary relationships.

“Rotary and ShelterBox will continue to collaborate, better supporting communities in need by improving preparedness, and prepositioning aid in areas prone to disaster,” Hewko said.

The renewal of the partnership comes at a decisive time against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact it has had on communities worldwide. But that crisis will be dwarfed by the impact of a changing climate in the years ahead, with ShelterBox research highlighting how 167 million homes could be lost to climate change in the next 20 years.

Flooding will be a leading cause of weather-related disaster, warming oceans will bring heavier rain to places that can’t cope with it, and other parts of the world will face ever more deadly droughts like the one East Africa is currently confronting.

To better meet the needs of the people who need support, ShelterBox is continuously evolving to find durable solutions. It no longer provides aid only in boxes, instead providing combinations of aid, packaged in a variety of ways to make a tangible difference.

A tarpaulin is the difference between a family staying dry in their makeshift home or not. Solar lights help families spend time together when electricity supply is impacted. A mosquito net helps families worry less about their children’s health in areas known to have malaria or dengue fever. Cash empowers local communities to hire skilled labour or buy the materials they need to rebuild their houses.

ShelterBox currently has teams working to support communities in Ukraine, Yemen, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, the Philippines, Syria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Haiti, and Nigeria.

About ShelterBox

ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and other essential items to families who have lost their homes to disasters. With operational headquarters in Cornwall, the charity also has 14 affiliate organizations worldwide. The charity has been Rotary International’s project partner in disaster relief since 2012. ShelterBox has supported more than 2 million people since it was founded in 2000.





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