Rotary International Theme 2022-2023
Rotary Club of
Rotary International President:
Jennifer E. Jones
Durham Rotary President: Eric Hoiland
Editor: Phil Price
Publisher: Jen Liu
June 13, 2023
will be held on
|2023 Calendar for Durham Rotary
Patrick Ranch Visit
Presentation by Camp Royal Students
Presentation by Camp Venture Students
The meeting was called to
order by Eric Hoiland, for his last time as President,
at the Butte Creek Country Club. He was
missing the Bell, but Steve Plume shortly appeared with it.
He asked your editor, to lead
the pledge, which he did.
He then asked Jim Patterson to
present the invocation, which he did
He asked Larry Bradley to lead
us in a song. He led us in singing “God
MEETINGS: Meetings will
be at the location noted, at 6:00 pm.
June 20th: Jim Patterson will present John Patterson
with an interesting program at the BCCC.
June 27th. This meeting cancelled (see June 13th)
July 11th: Larry Bradley
with the Camp Royal students? At BCCC.
July 25th: Peggi Koehler with the Camp Venture
August 8th: Ravi Saip at BCCC.
August 22nd will be a Tibsy Tuesday.
Location not yet determined.
President Eric reported that the
Harvest Festival planning was well underway.
Jen Liu and Larry Bradley are running it. Sponsor letters will be mailed out soon. Kristen Cargile is in charge of the
vendors. The web site on Durham Rotary’s
web site has been updated. It is as
The Durham Rotary Club Proudly
Durham Harvest Festival
September 17, 2023
In the beautiful tree-covered grassy Durham Community Park, Durham-Dayton Highway
Pancake Breakfast, BBQ, Live Music, Antique Farm Equipment Show, Lots of Kids Activities
Members of the Durham Rotary Club are very excited that the 2023 Durham
Harvest Festival will be bigger and better than ever. Funds raised from the
event go back into the Durham Community for scholarships and local
anticipate that Festival highlights will be similar to last year. From 7
to 11 a.m. the popular pancake breakfast will be cooked
and served by Rotary members. Then at 11 a.m. lunch starts with hot dogs, tri
tip sandwich, and beverages.
At 9 a.m. the Arts and Crafts Fair
will begin, with artisans selling their wares until 4 p.m. We expect around 40 participants this year
with many talented artisans returning year after year. Arts and Craft Fair application.
The unique Car Show & Shine is a feast for the eyes with its display of antique cars,
trucks, custom cars and muscle cars.
Because of space limitations, the car show will be limited to 200 cars. There will be no pre-registration. A $20 entrance fee will be collected onsite.
The car show begins at 9 a.m. For participants, the tree
covered park is great for for settling in with
your friends in a group setting. The Festival
is a great family event with activities for all ages.
The restored tractors and engines are a very popular part of the day’s
events. As in the past, the engines will
be restored and operating.
feature this year will include MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT by Chico Community Concert Band.
Durham Rotary invites any Durham Organizations who would like to
participate in the festival to contact them.
If you have a possible activity to raise funds for your group, Rotary
would like to hear from you to discuss how you can participate. Contact Larry Bradley at (530) 864-0795 or
Kirsten, who raised the hog we
purchased at the Silver Dollar Fair was at the meeting. She talked about raising hogs. She intends to study animal science when she
gets to college in another year and become a vet.
She presented a basket of treats to
the club as a thank you. It was
subsequently auctioned off. Larry
Bradley got it for $50.
Steve Plume introduced Erick’s wife, Katie.
Ravi Saip introduced Sharon
Glenn Pulliam introduced his wife, Bonnie and new member Diana
President Eric recognized himself for his failure to bring
cookies to the meeting. He left it to
Jim Patterson to determine the amount.
Jim suggested $5. Another $5 was
added to it for a total of $10.
Ravi Saip was recognized for his
36th anniversary in the amount of $36.
Your editor volunteered $50 for his trip to Cabo the first
two weeks of May, which President Eric had overlooked.
Steve Plume auctioned the Grinder. Jessica Thorp got it for $65, in absentia.
The next meeting will
be on June 20th. It will be at
the BCCC. Jim Patterson will present his son, John
Patterson who will talk about what he is doing in the Butte County Schools
helping people catch up on their missed education to help them get employed.
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.
Tonight’s Meeting Program
This was the demotion of President Eric and the installation
of new president Glenn Pulliam.
First, Eric awarded the member of the year award to Peggi
President Eric then discussed his two years as president. His accomplishment and the moneys produced by our events.
His wife then had some comment about the two years as the
wife of a Rotary President. .
Jen, Ravi and Glenn then had some comments.
Glenn then presented the Past President’s badge and plaque to
Eric, ending his presidency.
Glenn’s first act as president was to present a member’s badge
to Diana Selland.
Glenn then talked about hs plans for the year, including
Tipsy Tuesday meetings, which are intended to be more social.
Rotary Foundation Donations
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.
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.
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.
is possible to learn more about The Rotary Foundation on the Rotary web
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,
From the District Governor
all been waiting for – answers to the details of the fun planned for our
District Academy Awards and Installation Banquet on July 8th.
NOTE: Registration Closes on June 20th, as our Special Venue requires a head count on June 21st. Earlier than normal, but demonstrates the uniqueness of the experience to come!!
Register NOW for the Academy Awards & Installation Banquet
than just awards, July 8th is an event full of wonder and
excitement. An in-person event that all members will enjoy with
take-aways to add to each of our Rotary Journeys.
Carrying through with the themes of the 2022-23 and 2023-24 Rotary years, July 8th is the event of the Rotary calendar not to be missed. Highlights:
An exquisite 1920s
locale in Sacramento, the Historic Elks Tower
Walk the red-carpet
gauntlet beginning at 5:15 PM
Mingle with old and new
friends while eying the Hollywood-esque vibe
Ogle over and bid on the
dessert auction treats offered by each of our 12 Assistant Governors to add to
your table’s dining experience.
Search for surprises and
tokens of appreciation that await our assistant governors/executive team
members (remember the collages of each club Presidents’ social-media life
unveiled?) and “walk of fame stars” for our current club presidents.
Enjoy a multi-media
program honoring our nominees and award winners in seven distinctive
categories, along with special awards and recognitions
Celebrate the transition
in leadership at the District and Club level (infused with humor and
RI President Jennifer Jones – Historic
Auction Item: If that’s not enough to grab you, we will be displaying a
special art piece for auction created by RI President Jennifer Jones’
brother, renowned artist Darren Jones. Only 600 copies exist in
the world. Funds raised go toward the End Polio Now campaign. One
million dollars has been raised to date.
Our room block has been expanded at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento hotel, with rates set at $169/night. We have been notified that we will not be able to expand the block at this rate a third time – so do not miss out!
Lights, Camera ACTION!
Rotary International District 5160
Proud Rotarian and Screenwriter
Fairfield-Suisun Rotary Club
From Rotary International
Rotary projects around the globe
By Brad Webber
Rotary clubs in District 5370
partnered with social service agencies to provide beds for families, including Ukrainian refugees resettled
in the Edmonton area. More than 10 clubs teamed up with the nonprofit Sleep
in Heavenly Peace for a bed-building day in October.
Rotarians, Rotaractors, and friends and family
assembled 35 beds in eight hours, says Kelly Baker, immediate past president of
the Rotary Club of Edmonton Northeast. The district collaborated with Ukrainian
Canadian Social Services and Catholic Social Services to arrange funding and to
identify the neediest recipients. Rotary members followed up less than a month
later with “Stuff a Van,” a bed linen collection at a shopping center.
“Eighteen people braved the cool weather, and the Rotaractors
were amazing as they promoted this event,” Baker says. “We had a number of
Ukrainian nationals stop by and tell their story, and it really affirmed why we
were doing this drive.” The clubs also raised about CA$10,000 (US$7,500), with
some of it going to purchase adult-sized beds.
national library, damaged by Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and forced to close a few
years later, stands as a picture of decay, with its door padlocked and windows
broken. The Rotaract Club of Grenada aims to show that the weather-beaten
building is hardly symbolic: The nation, like many of its West Indies
neighbors, has a high literacy rate. In July 2022 club members collected more
than 500 books and, with assistance from a local carpenter, Rotarians, and
friends, constructed three book boxes modeled after the Little Free Libraries.
The club placed them in well-trafficked parks in the parish of St. George, home
of the country’s capital. The club also renovated the library at its adopted
Mt. Moritz Anglican School, supplying new shelves, desks, and a fresh coat of
paint. “Our national library has not been functional for years so a lot of
reading material is not as available as it should be,” club member Semone Sargeant says. The
installation of the boxes “creates an avenue for persons to read whatever they
want, how often they want.”
Seeking to engage more of its Rotary members in
volunteering, the women’s committee of District 3650 in Seoul, South Korea,
paired them with children from the Hyeshim-Won youth
home for monthly sightseeing outings. In January, Rotarians treated 30 young
people from the home to a trip to the Lotte World amusement park. They took
spins on the merry-go-round, bumper cars, pirate ship ride, and more. The
district and Rotary members donated about $2,800 for discounted tickets and
food, while District Governor-elect Young Suk Lee, of the Rotary Club of Seoul Hangang, covered the cost of busing. District Governor Bong
Rak Sohn and the Rotary Club of Seoul KANS organized the event. “We wanted to
show the children that there are many good people in the world,” says Kwi-Young Song, of the Rotary Club of Hanseong,
chair of the district women’s committee.
Rotary Club of Beecroft enlisted a contract distiller and concocted a signature
gin steeped with botanicals reflecting the flora around its north suburban
Sydney base. In November more than 150 Rotarians, business leaders, and other
residents met for a Beecroft Spirit Gin launch party to select the flavorings
“that represent the area of Beecroft,” says Daniel Dummer,
a club member and project leader. Working with Craft Foundry, the club produced
260 bottles of gin infused with the essences of strawberry gum, lemon myrtle,
and rosella. By Christmas, the lot had sold out, with nearly $1,800 in proceeds
directed toward the renovation of an electrical substation in Beecroft as well
as international projects, says Dummer. “Beecroft has
a strong sense of community, and gin is a fast-growing spirit in Australia
right now. Our goal was to bring the community together around a delicious and
memorable local project while raising funds for projects here and abroad.”
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