Rotary International Theme 2022-2023




Rotary Club of Durham

Rotary International President:

Jennifer E. Jones

Rotary District 5160 Governor:

Suzanne Bragdon

Durham Rotary President: Eric Hoiland


Editor: Phil Price

Publisher:  Jen Liu



August 30, 2022


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


2022                                       Calendar for Durham Rotary


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
Harvest Festival Planning Meeting at Larry Bradley's House
17 18 19 20
21 22 23
 Kevin Goss, Plumas County Supervisor from Greenville
(Dave Jessen)
24 25 26 27
28 29 30
Club Assembly at Durham Memorial Hall at 5:00PM
(Eric Hoiland)


1 2 3
4 5 6
No Meeting
7 8 9 10
11 12 13
Harvest Festival Planning at Durham Park
14 15 16 17
Durham Harvest Festival Set Up at Durham Park
Harvest Festival at Durham Park
19 20
No Meeting
21 22 23 24
25 26 27
Meeting at Durham Memorial Hall
(Larry Bradley)
28 29 30


The Meeting Opening


The Club Assembly meeting was called to order by President Eric Hoiland at the Durham Memorial Hall.    He asked each member present to say something about what they were thankful for, which they all did.


FUTURE MEETINGS: Meetings will be at the location noted below, at 6:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.


September 13th:  At Durham Park.  Harvest Festival Planning.


September 17th.  At Durham Park. Harvest Festival Set Up


September 18th Harvest Festival.


September 27th:  Harvest Festival Debrief at the Durham Memorial Hall.


October 11th: Larry Bradley will present the program at Durham Memorial Hall.





Larry Bradley reported that he had about $13,000 in sponsorships and some more promised.  But we are still short of sponsorships for the Harvest Festival.  We need those sponsorships as this is where our profit is.  Work on them!


Next Meeting

The next meeting will be a Harvest Festival Planning meeting, on September 13th.  It will begin at 6 00 p.m..  The meeting will be at the Durham Park.

Tonight’s Meeting Program

Tonight’s meeting was a club assembly.  The purpose of a Club Assembly is to share information with Club members, identify issues and discuss future plans.  Clubs are encouraged to have at least two per year.  This Club Assembly was held at the Durham Memorial Hall with members siting around tables set out in a square, facing each other.


President Eric’s tentative agenda was:

·       Membership

·       Engagement

·       Future Club meeting location

·       Harvest Festival

We didn’t get to all of them.


We began with a discussion of the 2022-2023 budget.  Jessica provided a tentative budget.  After a long discussion it was agreed that some individual items were removed.  Some were removed and included in a more general listing.  Peggi took more specific notes.  Jessica will be revising the proposed budget.

At this point we had taco dinner, which Eric had picked up.

Future Meeting Locations

The next discussion was of future meeting places.  After a long discussing it was agreed that we will look toward moving back to the Durham Memorial Hall.  Larry has discussed with a local restaurant owner catering two meetings a month.  We will not be charged for using the Memorial Hall (we are doing a $40,000  project in the Hall’s kitchen).

We will begin by holding the meetings of September 27th, October 11th and October 25th at the Memorial Hall to see how it goes.  If it goes well, we will make the change permanent (except the Christmas Party on December 6th will still be at the BCCC).


The last item we got to was Membership.  Discussed was encouraging adults who received our scholarships in past years and parents of scholarship recipients to join to help with raising money for scholarships.  To talk to people at the Harvest Festival to join to help with scholarships and raising money for scholarship.  Preparing a flyer to encourage members.  A membership committee will likely be formed..


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).

Go to the following Rotary International web site for information on membership development: .  From this website there is access to membership development and other related information

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.


Eric then closed the meeting. _____________________________________________________________________________

From the District


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









Email from Jennifer Jones
RI President, 2022-23


Dear Rotary family,
I’ve always been inspired by something my brother David once told me: “In order to live in the kind of society you want, you have to help build it.”

As people of action, Rotary members have a long history of creating positive change within our communities and ourselves. And now, as we begin the 2022-23 Rotary year, I’m excited to continue the work of growing Rotary into the organization we want it to be and know it can be.







Delivering on our promise



Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are not corporate buzzwords. They’re important reminders that we need to understand and embrace our differences, provide equitable opportunities for success, and welcome one another exactly as we are.

For Rotary, DEI means ensuring that our clubs, meetings, and events are places where participants can speak openly and respectfully and where everyone feels welcome. It’s about removing barriers to entry and success and opening doors to inclusion.



How can you help? We want to reflect the communities in which we live and serve. Invite community and business leaders and influencers from groups that are underrepresented in your club to participate in a club activity. Encourage a new club member to take a leadership role. Remove obstacles that could prevent some people from joining your club, like a meeting time or place that isn’t accessible to everyone. Our ability to adapt is the key to strengthening Rotary’s future.







Putting members first



The main reason Rotarians and Rotaractors remain Rotary members is that they feel welcomed and supported in their clubs. Increasing our membership continues to be a priority, but giving our members experiences they value and reasons to stay is equally important.

How can you help? To serve our communities, we first need to serve our members. Talk to your club leaders and fellow members about what they want from their Rotary experience and work together to make it happen. Learning what keeps members engaged is a powerful tool for strengthening Rotary. These
membership resources can help.







Empowering women and girls



All over the world, gender can still affect a person’s ability to get an education, funding for a small business, or proper health care. We know that projects that improve the health, well-being, education, and economic security of girls will have a positive impact on the next generation of empowered female leaders.

How can you help? Develop a club-based initiative or apply for a district grant or global grant to fund a project that promotes girls’ health, education, or economic independence. From supporting a local women’s shelter to improving girls’ access to water and sanitation, every project can make a big difference. Share your stories and
learn what other clubs are doing to empower girls and women on Rotary Showcase.







Imagine impact



We’ve always proudly showcased the many ways Rotary drives change and makes an impact. This year, we’ll use a variety of storytelling approaches to highlight projects in each area of focus. Our goals are to raise the visibility of our work; engage new influencers, media, leaders, and potential partners; and share what we’ve learned about how clubs can make projects in their communities even more effective.

How can you help? Visit the Learning Center to
learn more about Rotary’s focus on increasing impact. And download resources from Rotary’s newly updated Brand Center to tell your club’s story. By sharing your club’s successes, you’re showing people that Rotary is a service and leadership organization that makes a difference.



Rotary members have demonstrated that when we dream big — as with our fight to end polio — we can make our dreams a reality. This year, I’m asking you to Imagine Rotary — and to imagine a world where we each contribute to lasting positive change.

Jennifer Jones
RI President, 2022-23

Learn about Jennifer and her presidential initiatives by visiting
My Rotary or listening to her speech from the 2022 International Convention.





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