Rotary International Theme 2023-2024
Rotary Club of
Rotary International President:
Durham Rotary President: Glenn Pulliam
Editor: Phil Price
Publisher: Jen Liu
July 11, 2023
will be held on
|2023 Calendar for Durham Rotary
Presentation by Camp Royal Students
Presentation by Camp Venture Students
5160 DG Visit
The meeting was called to
order by President Glenn Pulliam at the Butte Creek Country Club.
Glenn asked Brian Gray, past president of Paradise Rotary to, to
lead the pledge, which he did. Jim
Patterson then presented the invocation.
Following that Larry Bradley to lead us in singing “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”.
MEETINGS: Meetings will
be at the location noted, at 6:00 pm.
July 25th: Peggi Koehler with the Camp Venture
“One Foot In
Luxembourg by her sister, at BCCC.
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.
President Glenn then had a
Rotary minute in which he asked members whether they knew the 4 Way Test. Several members raised their hands, Tom
Knowles got the closest. For your
The Four-Way Test
the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all
concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL
to all concerned?
Glenn then discussed how our
meal costs have substantially increased and have been subsidized by the
Club. That cannot continue. The money we raise is supposed to go to help
others. He noted that some clubs are not
having meals. We may have to find a
different location and/or not have a real dinner. The discussion will continue, but if anyone
has any ideas, let Glenn know.
Larry Bradley reported, with
assistance from Glenn and Steve Heithecker, that they
have located equipment which may work to cook the meals. He also reported that the sponsor letters
have been prepared. They and
applications will soon be mailed out.
Last year we received $21,000 in sponsorships. They are essential. In fact, due to the rain, those sponsorship
were pretty much what we made at the Harvest Festival. Every year we loose
some sponsors so we need new ones to add to the list. If you know of anyone, let Larry know. Larry also reported the he received the first
sponsorship today, from Durham Auto Work (our member Steve Plume).
Koehler and Brian Gray reported attending the 2023 ROTARY ACADEMY AWARDS and
INSTALLATION BANQUET on July 8th in Sacramento.
Dave Jessen thanked members for their thoughtfulness and help
during his wife’s illness.
This was a problem.
We had a number of visitors and more kept arriving, particularly from
Paradise. So, I may not have the names accurate. Anyway, Steve Plume introduced Brian Gray,
Rene Burreseia and Mickey Rich from the Paradise
Club. Subsequently, Jase Peiper and Jamie Duncan showed up. I apologize that I may not have their names
Steve Heithecker introduced new
member Diana Selland. I still do not know how that qualified as a
introducing a visitor, since she is now a member.
Mike Crump had no visitors at his table, but did such a
good job introducing himself that the table was not assessed.
Dave Jessen introduced his daughter, Julie, and
granddaughters Leah and Juliana (a Camp Royal attendee).
President Glenn contributed $5 and Past President
Eric $10 for failing to attend the 2023
ROTARY ACADEMY AWARDS and INSTALLATION BANQUET on July
8th in Sacramento.
Jim Patterson voluntarily
contributed $105 for not assisting at the last Harvest Festival. That made him the first
Bell Ringer for the year.
President Glenn asked
Larry Bradley about his upcoming anniversary.
Since it is closer to our next meeting Larry deferred it to that
The next meeting will
be on July 25th. It will be at
the BCCC. Peggi Koehler will present our Camp Venture Students
to talk about their experiences at Camp Venture. She also intends to present her sister who
will present “One Foot In Luxembourg”. Apparently, her family have a connection with
Luxembourg and she and her sister are in the process of obtaining dual
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
Bradley introduced Juliana, Dave Jessen’s
granddaughter, who was one of our Camp Royal attendees. She was the only one
available to come to our meeting. Max Landon and Wade Wilson had FFA
Leadership training tonight and Rylan Franke also had a conflict. Juliana talked about her
experiences at Camp Royal, her interaction with other attendees, and what she
learned. She answered many questions of
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.
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.
Speaking of Paul Harris Fellowships, President Glenn presented a
Paul Harris Fellow award to Steve Heithecker who has
contributed $1000 to the Rotary Foundation.
you have any questions ask Steve.
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 Ravi Saip’s name. He was
present to win $10 (I assume it was $10 since I won last meeting.
Glenn then closed the meeting.
From the District Governor
Rotarians and Rotaractors!
Our 5160 team is ready to CREATE HOPE IN THE WORLD!
Here’s a look ahead at some of the great things we will work on together this year as we share the power of Rotary with others to expand our reach and impact throughout our district and beyond. (view the video in her email of July 1st.)
GO TEAM 5160!
Claire Sammon Roberts
Rotary Club of Lamorinda Sunrise
District Governor 2023-2024
Rotary District 5160
From Rotary International
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