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



September 13, 2022


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


2022                                       Calendar for Durham Rotary



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
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31

The Meeting Opening


The meeting was called to order by President Eric Hoiland at the Durham Park.    He asked Steve Plume to lead the pledge, which he did.  He then asked Jim Patterson to present the invocation, which he did.   Larry Bradley then led us in singing “God Bless America”.


President Eric picked up dinner at Spiteri’s Restaurant.


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


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 Camp Royal students at Durham Memorial Hall.


October 25th:  Ravi Saip will present the program at Airspray






It was announced that the Crab Feed will be on January 21, 2023.


Larry Bradley reported that he now had $18,750 in sponsorships received and hopefully some more to come.  We need those sponsorships as this is where our profit is.  Work on them!


Larry reported that McClelland submitted a bid of $37,017 on our grant project in the kitchen of the Memorial Hall.


President Eric reported on the decisions made at the Club Assembly on August 30th about our meeting places.  The decision was that we would meet at the Memorial Hall for the next three meeting. 


However, tonight that got modified as follows:


September 27th (Harvest Festival Debrief) will be at the Memorial Hall.


October 11th (Larry Bradley will present the Camp Royal Students) will be at the Memorial Hall.


October 25, (Ravi will present the program), will be at Airspray, 77 Piper Ave, Chico Airport.


Next Meeting

The next meeting will be a Harvest Festival Debrief meeting, on September 27th.  It will begin at 6 00 p.m.  The meeting will be at the Durham Memorial Hall.



President Eric confessed his birthday and offered to contribute $50 for his birthday plus another $50 for his retirement.

Jessica Thorpe celebrated her anniversary on the 9th.  In her absence she was assessed $30, since Kristen didn’t know which anniversary it was.

Jen Liu celebrated his 42nd anniversary and contributed $42.  He will shortly be traveling to Taiwan (Pam’s mother lives there).  He contributed $100 for the trip.

Tonight’s Meeting Program

Tonight’s meeting was about Harvest Festival Planning.  There was a discussion of potential rain Sunday and what to do about food orders

Mostly it was a discussion of final clarifications of various things that were to be done.

A work schedule was distributed for those members that had not received it by email from Glenn. 

All members are expected to be at the storage shed at 8:30 Saturday morning. 

All members are to show up at the Park Sunday morning by 6:00 am. 

This is particularly true of my set-up crew, Jessica Thorpe and Dave Jessen, to get the table cloths on the tables.  We are supposed to have a couple of Interact members there to help us.  We have to have the table cloths on by 6:30 am.

If anyone needs a copy of the work schedule email me and I will email it to you.  I cannot include it in the Rowel, because I only have it in Adobe Acrobat format.


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




Rotary statement on recent polio detections in U.S., Europe



The recent detection of the vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 case in New York, USA, and isolates in several environmental samples collected in London are stark reminders that as long as polio exists anywhere, it is a threat everywhere. It also highlights the importance of vaccination as the only form of protection against polio and other vaccine-preventable diseases and the work that needs to be done in our communities to encourage the uptake of vaccines. Also, as the world gets closer to zero wild poliovirus cases, it is increasingly important to track all forms of the virus wherever they may appear, including in polio-free regions.

The U.S. is still considered low risk for paralytic outbreaks of polio due to the high level of vaccine coverage across the population. If a child has received the entire course of vaccines, the risk of becoming paralyzed by polio is negligible. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 92.6% of children aged 24 months are fully vaccinated against polio, slightly below the 95% World Health Organization target.

The best things countries can do to protect themselves from polio until the disease is eradicated from the world are to: maintain high vaccination coverage and robust disease surveillance and be ready to respond in the event of an outbreak to minimize the risk and consequences of polio re-introduction or re-emergence anywhere.

The world currently has a unique opportunity to stop virus transmission for good. Still, all parties, including donors and country governments, must re-commit to polio eradication by fully supporting the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) 2022-2026 strategy. This focuses on adopting an emergency posture while generating greater accountability and ownership from country governments to eradicate wild polio and end variant poliovirus (cVDPV) outbreaks.

Rotary, a global service organization with over 1.4 million members, has been at the center of the worldwide effort to eradicate polio for over three decades. Every year, through our funding partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rotary commits $150 million to the global effort to eradicate polio. We have contributed more than $2.6 billion and countless volunteer hours to end polio forever. Together with our partners, we engage communities everywhere to encourage high vaccination rates, immunizing over 400 million children annually. More than 20 million people are walking today who otherwise would have been paralyzed because of our efforts and those of our partners in the GPEI.

The time for urgent action is now. A new vaccine has been deployed – novel oral polio vaccine 2 (nOPV2) – which is more genetically stable to stop outbreaks of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus effectively. With sustained political and financial commitments, the GPEI is confident that we can achieve a world in which no child is paralyzed by polio again.

18 August 2022


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