Rotary International Theme 2022-2023

 

 

THE ROWEL

Rotary Club of Durham
 

Rotary International President:

Jennifer E. Jones

Rotary District 5160 Governor:

Suzanne Bragdon

Durham Rotary President: Eric Hoiland

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Editor: Phil Price

Publisher:  Jen Liu

 

 

December 6, 2022

CRAB FEED 2023

January 21, 2023

 

2022                                       Calendar for Durham Rotary
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Meeting
Holiday Party at BCCC
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Meeting
Crab Feed Planning
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Meeting
Crab Feed Planning
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15 16 17
Board Meeting at 5 & District Governor Visit at 6.  Where is undetermined as BCCC is unavailable.
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Crab Feed at Memorial Hall
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Meeting
Crab Feed Debrief at BCCC

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29 30 31
No Meeting
 
       
 

The Holiday Party

 

This was the Holiday Party at the BCCC.  The meeting was eventually called to order at about 6:30 pm by President Eric Hoiland.  Prior to that, members and their guests socialized.

Eric asked Steve Plume to lead the pledge, which he did.  He then asked Jim Patterson to present the invocation, which he did.   Eric then asked Larry Bradley to led us in a song.  He led us in singing God Bless America.

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

 

December 13th:  Crab Feed at BCCC

 

January 3rd:  Crab Feed Planning at BCCC

 

January 17th: Board Meeting at 5 & District Governor Visit at 6.  Where is undetermined as BCCC is unavailable.

 

January 21st:  Crab Feed at Veterans Memorial Hall.

 

January 24th:  Crab Feed

Debrief at BCCC.

 

 

The Holiday Party

 

This was the Holiday Party at the BCCC.  The meeting was eventually called to order at about 6:30 pm by President Eric Hoiland.  Prior to that, members and their guests socialized.

Eric asked Steve Plume to lead the pledge, which he did.  He then asked Jim Patterson to present the invocation, which he did.   Eric then asked Larry Bradley to led us in a song.  He led us in singing God Bless America.

 

Announcements

 

Kristen Cargile reports that the Crab Feed is well on its way.

Kristen reports that Tickets for the Crab Feed can be purchased at Durham Tri Counties bank, Eventbrite or by contacting durhamrotaryca@gmail.com. 

Individual tickets are $75 each.  A Table for 8 is $650.00

She reports that many tickets have already been sold so get yours today, before they run out

She is still looking to securing more donations for the Crab Feed Silent Auction.  

 

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be a Crab Feed meeting on December 13th.  It will be at the Butte Creek Country Club.  It will be proceeded by a Board Meeting at 5:00 pm 

 

Tonight’s Meeting Program

First we had a turkey dinner with pumkin and apple pie.

Next, President Eric presented Paul Harris pins to three members.  Actually some were earned a long time ago and have been accumilating in a drawer so that the members were presented with several pins..  They were presented to:

Steve Plume for Paul Harris plus 6 and 7.

Dave Jessen for Paul Harris plus 5, 6 and 7

Steve Heithecker for Paul Harris plus 2, 3 and 4.

 

Next we sang Christmas Carols with Daniel Smith playing his Acoiustic Guitar.  Peggi had arranged for his playing and had prepared song sheets with the words for 10 Christmas songs.

 

Following the singing we had Ravi’s Gift Exchange.

 

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).

Go to the following Rotary International web site for information on membership development:  https://my.rotary.org/en/learning-reference/learn-topic/membership .  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.

 

Conclusion

Eric then closed the meeting, but only after he had called up the BCCC staff and thanked them for making it a good Holiday Party.

       

From the District

“Yes, Dear Rotarian. There is a Santa Claus.”

By District Governor Suzanne Bragdon

From Berkeley and San Ramon in the south, to Weed in the north, Club newsletters and posts announce holiday parties and opportunities for bellringing, hot chocolate pouring, gift-giving and greeting-card writing. Surrounded by young ones (or young-at-hearts), you can feel the excitement as holiday traditions come to life. Hectic or not, savor it. Feel it. Draw on the stories Now pause. Shift gears. Hone-in on the stories of need, not want. Warm coats, a hot meal, clean water, a wheelchair, life-saving surgery, lifechanging surgery, health care, dental care, a simple hand-up… Two drops of the polio vaccine. Shift gears again. Reflect on YOUR Rotary journey. Reflect on the impact YOU make in other people’s lives because YOU are a Rotarian. Reflect on the stories where an individual’s need is no longer a need because of YOUR gift of Rotary. Do you feel the impact? Feel the emotion?

Yes, Dear Rotarian. There is a Santa Claus, 24/7, 365 days a year.

You!

 

 

.From Rotary International

Using district resource networks

For a long time, the incredible amount of knowledge within Rotary that could help clubs create more effective and sustainable projects was scattered and difficult to access. The creation of district resource networks has remedied that.

People can think of the resource networks as "in-house consulting firms" that collaborate with partners around the world to make humanitarian projects easier to launch and maintain, says Elva Heyge, a district international service chair in Canada. These resource networks bring together the expertise of our own members and of their connections beyond Rotary.

Clubs can get assistance finding language experts, initiating community assessments, designing meaningful service projects, acquiring funding, securing partners, or even sourcing materials or aid in the location where the project will take place. And every expert and partner in the network is carefully vetted by the district, so clubs can have confidence in the guidance they're receiving.

The next goal is for these resource networks to become essential early partners in any club's project planning. But the networks "are not well-understood in Rotary," says Roslyn Teirney, an international service chair in Australia.

"People don't yet know how magnificent it is," Teirney says, "how many subject matter experts are involved, and the opportunities for networking with other Rotary members who are extremely dedicated to international service projects."

Bill Gormont, an international service chair in the United States, hopes members come to understand the vast amount of expertise they can make use of. "You don't have to do this alone," he says. "There's an entire network here that can help. And our hope is that with access to more knowledge, clubs will be encouraged to band together and think bigger about the impact they can make."

In Italy, the resource networks have provided knowledge on projects where members worked with communities to set up clean water and functional toilets for young women in Tibet, build wells for fresh water in Argentina, and provide innovative telemedicine devices for home care during the pandemic in Italy, among many others.

"We are trying to disseminate information" about the resource networks, says Paolo Pasini, an international service chair in Italy. "We are building an impressive network to exchange experiences and move forward together. And it's all coordinated to ensure clubs receive support."

These international service chairs have spent years developing their resource networks, identifying experts in their districts, and connecting Rotary members with the right expertise both domestically and globally.

"If people need help," Heyge says, "I probably know someone who can help."

Connect your club with a district resource network or your district's international service chair.

 

 

 

 

 

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.