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



January 3, 2023



January 21, 2023


2023                                       Calendar for Durham Rotary
1 2 3
Crab Feed Planning
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8 9 10
No Meeting
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15 16 17
No Meeting
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Crab Feed at Memorial Hall
22 23

Crab Feed Debrief at BCCC

25 26 27 28
29 30 31
No Meeting
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5 6 7
(Dave Jessen)
8 9 10 11
12 13 14
No Meeting
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22 23 24 25
26 27 28
No Meeting

The Meeting Opening


The meeting was called to order by Eric Hoiland at the Durham Veterans Memorial Hall.


He asked Ravi Saip to lead the pledge, which he did. 


He then asked Jim Patterson to present the invocation, which he did.  Jim also mentioned that Robert Olea’s wife, Jeanne had died.  Her service will be at Newton Bracewell on January 12th at 11 am.     


Eric then asked Larry Bradley to led us in singing a patriotic song.  Larry led us in “God Bless America”.

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


January 17th:   Cancelled.


January 21st:  Crab Feed at Veterans Memorial Hall.


January 24th:  Crab Feed

Debrief at BCCC.


February 7th: Dave Jessen will present the program at the BCCC.


February 21st:  Location undetermined since the BCCC will likely be closed.






Meeting Cancelled


The meeting scheduled for January 17th has been cancelled along with the Board Meeting scheduled before it.


Crab Feed

Kristen reports that Tickets for the Crab Feed can be purchased at Durham Tri Counties bank, Eventbrite or by contacting There are apparently a few left, so hurry.   Individual tickets are $75 each.  A Table for 8 is $650.00.

Guests and Student of the Month

The only guests we had tonight were our December Student of the Month, Emma Klobas, and her parents, Michelle and Mike Klobas.

Larry Bradley introduced them and presented her Student of the Month plaque to her.

Larry Bradley also reported that our Student of the Month for November could not be in attendance because he plays basketball for Durham High School and they play on Tuesday evenings.  So hopefully he will get him here eventually.

District Grant Project

Larry reported that the Fire Suppression System we are installing at the Memorial Hall is in progress.  He invited us to a “Show and Tell” viewing of the installation in progress after our meeting.  It should be fully installed by the Crab Feed.  This was our $40,000 District Grant project for this year.  We are being helped by the Paradise, Colusa and the two Chico Clubs.

Paradise Crab Feed

Brian Gray of the Paradise Club announced that their Crab Feed will be on Saturday, February 11th, 2023, 5:30pm – 10:30pm, at the Veterans Memorial Hall – Paradise
What: Full bar, Great Crab, Shrimp and Tri Tip! Dessert!!  Music and dancing! Great Auction items!  Sponsors helping Paradise rebuild!
  He reports that they are looking for silent auction items, just a we are.  Oher clubs in the area are helping them.



None tonight.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be the Crab Feed on January 21st..  


Following that we will have a meeting at the Butte Creek Country Club on January 24th.  This will be a Crab Feed debrief. 


Tonight’s Meeting Program

Kristen Cargile asks that you please continue to work on collecting silent auctions items. Please collect and turn in silent auctions by the 13th and no later than the 16th if possible. The sooner the better. Jessica and Kristen are both available to pick up items from you, when needed. We are in need of some large silent auction items too. Call them for pickup at:

Kristen Cargile- 530-519-6270

Jessica Thorpe- 530-518-9221

On the day of the Crab Feed Kristen wants people who are picking things up at the storage shed, to be there at 8:30 or 8:45 am.  The discussion about the time went back and forth and I think they ended up at 8:45. She will be sending a schedule out, so check it.  She wants me (with the table cloth) and others helping with the table settings, at the Hall by 9:00 am.


In addition to the above, the meeting consisted of discussions about various matters relating to the Crab Feed and who was doing what, which I am not going to attempt to relate here.


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.

Must Be Present to Win Drawing:


None tonight


Eric then closed the meeting, following we proceeded into the kitchen for a viewing of the installation in progress of the Fire Suppression System we are installing at the Memorial Hall.


From the District Governor

Dear Rotarian,

As we begin a new calendar year, you have the opportunity to review the current District 5160 Policy Manual and consider any changes to improve our district operations. Any club or district committee may initiate an amendment and propose a resolution to affect a change. The process for amending the District Policy Manual is delineated in Section 1 of the current manual, dated September 2022 which (was attached to her email to members.  I have downloaded it if any member wants it).

Briefly, resolutions proposing a District policy [change] may be initiated as follows:
a. The President of any Club may file with the District Governor, or her designee, a resolution of the Club, adopted at a meeting of said Club.
b. A District Committee, at any regular meeting of the group, may adopt a resolution proposing a District policy and file the same with the District Governor, or her designee.

Proposed resolutions from Clubs and/or Committees shall be submitted to the District Policy Chair, PDG Kathy Suvia at, on behalf of the District Governor, Suzanne Bragdon, on or before February 28, 2023. As the District Conference for the 2022-23 Rotary year has already been completed, a vote on the resolutions to be approved shall be conducted via email in May 2023, with the intent that any changes will become effective July 1, 2023.

If you have questions about this process, please contact Kathy Suvia at the email above or at

Suzanne Bragdon

District Governor
Rotary International District 5160
Proud Rotarian and Screenwriter
Fairfield-Suisun Rotary Club




.From Rotary International


Reach across a border: Rotary experiences help you build international goodwill

Rotary International, a name we're all familiar with, wasn't always on the Rotary letterhead.

In 1910, five years after the first Rotary club was founded in Chicago, the existing clubs, which were all in the United States, banded together to organize the National Association of Rotary Clubs of America.

In August 1912, Rotary crossed the Atlantic with the chartering of the Rotary Club of London. Rotary had already become international in April of that year when the Rotary Club of Winnipeg, Manitoba, was chartered, but the club on a different continent earned Rotary the distinction of being an intercontinental organization.

Prospective members of the London club had questioned why they should join and pay dues to an association that was then made up of only U.S. clubs. Chesley R. Perry, the general secretary, encouraged them to "forget that the word 'national' is in the name." He noted that if Winnipeg, London, and others were to join Rotary, the association would "simply have to change its name to the Inter-national Association."

Perry's words proved to be right. Following the chartering of the London and Winnipeg clubs, the name changed to the International Association of Rotary Clubs. Delegates to the 1922 Rotary Convention shortened the name to Rotary International and approved the creation of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland. They also introduced to the Rotary constitution the Object of Rotary, which remains one of our guiding principles.

Rotary’s 1921 convention in Scotland, the first held outside the United States


For the past 100 years, the name has remained steady, along with our commitment to friendship and international goodwill. Here are a few ideas for putting that commitment into action:

Join a Rotary Fellowship to explore your passions and hobbies. These groups of people with a common interest help members make friends outside of their clubs, expand their international network, and develop a more global perspective. Find one that interests you.

Take part in a Rotary Friendship Exchange to learn about other cultures and make new friends across the globe. Explore the exchange finder map to identify prospective districts and discuss a possible exchange.

Attend a project fair, which connects clubs seeking international service projects with clubs wanting to collaborate with global partners. Most run for two to three days and may include visits to service project sites or opportunities to experience the local culture. Read more about project fairs and how they can enhance your Rotary experience.

Use an intercountry committee to foster intercultural understanding. An ICC is a network of Rotary clubs or districts in two or more countries working together to promote peace, build friendships, and strengthen relations. Find out more.




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