Rotary International Theme 2023-2024
Rotary Club of
Rotary International President:
Durham Rotary President: Glenn Pulliam
Editor: Phil Price
Publisher: Jen Liu
June 20, 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 Past President Ravi Saip not new President Glenn
Pulliam, at the Butte Creek Country Club.
He asked Tom Knowles, to lead
the pledge, which he did. Jim Patterson
then presented the invocation. Following
that Larry Bradley to lead us in singing “America”.
MEETINGS: Meetings will
be at the location noted, at 6:00 pm.
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 Tipsy
Tuesday. Location not yet determined.
August 29th: District Governor visit. Location not yet determined
September 12th: Harvest Festival Planning at Durham Park.
Ravi didn’t really have any new
announcements, but he and Larry reported that the Harvest Festival planning was
He noted that we will be
discussing both the Harvest Festival and Meal costs in the future.
It was reported that Sue
Jessen is doing better on the latest chemo cocktail.
Diana Selland related a message
from Peggi Koehler that
she and Camp Venture students have made it to Camp Venture.
Table 3 had no visitors so the three members at that table
were assessed $1 each.
At Table 2 Jim Patterson introduced his son John, his
daughter-in-law Christy, his wife Nancy and K.R.’s wife Sharon.
At Table 1 Jen Liu introduced new member Diana Selland. I am not
sure how that qualified as a introducing a visitor, since she is now a member
with a blue badge (she never got a new member red badge).
President Glenn was recognized in the amount of $50
for failing to attend his first meeting as president. Be glad it is only $50. Making you a Bell Ringer was suggested.
The June 27th
meeting has been cancelled. The next
meeting will be on July 11th.
It will be at the BCCC. Larry
Bradley intends to present our Camp Royal Students to talk about their
experience at Camp Royal.
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
Jim Patterson introduced his
son, John, who formerly taught school in Maxwell, now works for the Butte
County Board of Education in program called:
Come Back Butte Charter School
Finish What You Started
is a program that operates in a single room in Oroville that helps people catch
up on their missed education to help them get employed. There are three teachers and a few others as
The following is the web site of the Butte County Office of
Education, slightly modified (since I couldn’t take notes fast enough).
It is a no cost public
charter school authorized by the Butte County Board of Education and
administered by the Butte County Superintendent of Schools through Butte County
Office of Education. CBBC is for students who reside in Butte County or adjacent
counties and who have not previously experienced success in traditional
educational settings. CBBC serves students who are 16 years of age and older
who have not completed high school for various reasons which may include:
dropping out of high school, involvement in the correctional system,
demonstration of at risk behaviors, caring for
children and/or family members and/or belonging to migrant family communities.
Students are assigned
all subjects needed by their supervising teacher. Students
complete assignments independently at home or in the classroom computer lab.
Students meet with their supervising teacher at least once a week.
Come Back uses the
online curriculum Edgenuity, students can check out a
Chromebook and/or a hot spot to access their schoolwork (depending on
Students are assigned
all needed subjects by their supervising teacher through Edgenuity,
an on-line program. Edgenuity courses are Common Core
and NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) aligned. These courses combine
direct-instruction videos featuring expert, on-screen teachers with rigorous
assignments, performances tasks, and assessments to engage students and ensure
subject-area mastery. Students are expected to work independently at home every
school day to complete all assignments.
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,
Must Be Present to Win Drawing:
Bradley drew your editor’s name. I was
present to win whatever the amount was that had accumulated, but I wasn’t told
what it was..
Ravi then closed the meeting.
From the District Governor
Continue the CELEBRATIONS! Recognize our clubs, our Presidents, leadership, and our incoming Presidents and teams on July 8th in Sacramento at the annual
2023 ROTARY ACADEMY AWARDS and INSTALLATION BANQUET!
Don’t miss out! Registration Closes at midnight 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
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.
Rotary International District 5160
Proud Rotarian and Screenwriter
Fairfield-Suisun Rotary Club
From Rotary International
magazine’s 2023 Photo Awards
See the world courtesy of this year’s award-winning
Writing in this magazine in 1946,
Paul Harris remarked that “travel is a good corrective for … mental
near-sightedness.” The same holds true for photography, especially if, like
Rotary itself, the photographer takes a global perspective.
To verify that observation you need
look no further than this issue of Rotary magazine, where we reveal the
finalists in this year’s Photo Awards. Including the cover, there are a dozen
photographs that carry us from Egypt to Idaho, from Nigeria to Taiwan. Along
the way we see everything from an intimate moment as a medical team prepares
for surgery to a sweeping nightscape illuminated by an aurora borealis.
Though they are shot in different
parts of the world, employ distinct palettes, and evoke different emotions, all
of these photographs have in common an unseen beauty. These days we’re
constantly bombarded with images — and in an era of AI and CGI, it can be
difficult to know if what we’re seeing is real. But in these 12 photos we have
the privilege of standing in the photographers’ shoes and experiencing an
honest understanding of a particular moment.
That generosity of spirit is another
By sharing their pictures, the
photographers enable the rest of us to join them on their journey.
— Jacqueline Cantu, art director, Rotary
Photographer: Edward Uhalla
Rotaract Club of Ikate, Nigeria
In Lagos, Nigeria, I was trying to
document the introduction of District 9110’s 2022-23 Rotaract representative.
In the thick of the chaos, this happy Rotaractor
locked eyes with me, and I captured this celebratory moment in time. Judges
say: The photo captures the jubilance of the occasion and the
excitement of the crowd of Rotaractors. Technically,
the photographer’s command of the image’s sharpness and its excellent
monochromatic shades are superb!
Winner: People of action
Photographer: Dan Milham
Rotary Club of Metairie, Louisiana
Dr. Dan Jacob (top left), co-founder
of New Orleans Medical Mission Services, prays with nurses and assistants,
including Rotarian Jennifer Esler (bottom left),
before heading to the operating room for surgery during a medical mission in
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, on 23 May 2022. Judges say: The
moment, the composition, the light. Very simple and very, very impressive.
As the first light of dawn breaks
over the horizon, people make their way from fishing boats to the shores of Nungwi, a coastal village in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Judges
say: The eyes are on a target and not on the photographer. Where
is he going, where is he coming from? The picture arouses curiosity about
Luca Venturi, Rotary Club of Siena Est, Italy
A northern pike leaps into the air
as it tries to spit out a fishing lure. I shot this photo with my iPhone 6 from
the cockpit of a kayak — and then released the fish back into the water. Judges
say: How does one capture an image such as this on an iPhone while reeling in
this beauty? The photo captures the struggle between man and fish, the colors
of life and the life of the water, and the ancient ritual of bringing
sustenance home for the family.
Rotary Club of Ludington, Michigan
I took this photo while traveling in
Nanzhuang Township, Taiwan. At a noodle shop on Nanzhuang Old Street, I saw this traditional palm-leaf
fiber raincoat hanging on the wall. These coats were once worn by farmers in
the mountainous regions in Taiwan but have largely disappeared. It triggered my
memories of when my family lived in a farmhouse. Judges say: A nostalgic look
at the symbol of a bygone era. The noisy graffiti-filled background serves as a
stark reminder of the changing times.
Photographer: Kuo-Hsiung (Kunio) Hsieh, Rotary Club of Taipei Hwachung, Taiwan
The Northern Lights provide an
arresting backdrop to a house in Battle Harbour, a historic
fishing village on a small island off the coast of Labrador, Canada. Judges
say: Wonderful photograph. Love the green reflection
on the right.
Photographer: Geoff Goodyear, Rotary
Club of Exploits, Newfoundland and Labrador
The towering cliffs of Vágar, one of the Faroe Islands, plunge into the Atlantic
Ocean. Judges say: The great depth of field captured by Dack
is impressive and activating. We see splashes of green moss in the distant
cliffs, accompanied by a leading line of gold grasses. This gilded frame
surrounding the complimentary turquoise water creates a captivating landscape.
Photographer: David Dack, Rotary Club of Lemoore, California
This story originally appeared in
the June 2023 issue of Rotary
magazine. See the magazine for more
honorable mention photos. There are 5
more I did not include here.
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