Rotary International Theme 2023-2024




Rotary Club of Durham

Rotary International President:

Gordon McInally

Rotary District 5160 Governor:

Clair Roberts

Durham Rotary President: Glenn Pulliam


Editor: Phil Price

Publisher:  Jen Liu





July 25, 2023


 Harvest Festival


will be held on

September 17, 2023

2023                                       Calendar for Durham Rotary
2 3 4
No Meeting
5 6 7 8
9 10 11
Presentation by Camp Royal Students
(Larry Bradley)
12 13 14 15
16 17

No Meeting

19 20 21 22
23 24 25
Presentation by Camp Venture Students
(Peggi Witman)
26 27 28 29
30 31          
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8
Air Spray Onsite Visit
(Ravi Saip)
9 10 11 12
13 14 15
No Meeting
16 17 18 19
20 21

Tipsy Tuesday
Social Hours at The Selland's
(Diana Selland)

23 24 25 26
27 28 29
Clair Roberts
5160 DG Visit
Location TBA
(Glenn Pulliam)
30 31    

The Meeting Opening


The meeting was called to order by President Glenn Pulliam at the Butte Creek Country Club.


President Glenn asked Antonio (guest - son of Rotarian, Diana Selland) to lead the pledge, which he did.  Jim Patterson then presented the invocation also prayed for David and Sue Jessen's recoveries.  Following that Larry Bradley to lead us in singing “God Bless America”.


Note: David is still in Enloe and could be released on July 31st.  Sue is still in UCDMC in Sacramento.  Maybe released to go home in the early part of August.

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


July 25th:  Peggi Koehler with the Camp Venture students?

“One Foot In Luxembourg by her sister, at BCCC.


August 8th:  Ravi Saip at Air Spray.


August 22nd will be a Tipsy Tuesday.  Social at The Selland's.  Info. to follow.


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 the following questions:


    1. Who is the first president of Dham Rotary Club - No one knows then he offered $1.00 to any member who can text him the right answer after the meeting.


    2. Who is the first female president of Durham Rotary Club - Larry Bradley won $1.00 by offering the right answer - Jane Ziad.

Introduction of Visitors.


Peggi introduced her guests shown in the photo below from left to right: Peggi herself, her brother Joe Weber, her niece Anna Wolf, her sisters Donna Fry and Mary Lou Welsh.  She also introduced her husband Harold Koehler who failed to make the group photo.

Joe also presented our club with a flag from Oakley Rotary Club.

Diana introduced her guests: George, her husband (a member of Yuba City Rotary Club). Also Andres and Antonio (her sons)



- Harvest Festival :
      - sponsor letters were handed out at the meeting to those who were present
      - Paradise Rotary has committed to a $500 sponsorship
      - show & shine is moving to a postcard format for mailing ; there will be a QR code on the
          postcard that leads to the website, and a fillable form to collect car entrant's info. 



      - Larry Bradley  7/30/1979 -- 46 year wedding anniversary to wife Nancy, bell ring for $100
      - Glenn Pulliam : 8/8/1981 -- 42 year anniversary, $42 fine
      - KR Roberts : 8/4/1925 -- 98th birthday ; he prefers it to be called "2 away from 100!" and 
          and Sharon's birthday 7/31. $100 bell ring.

Next Meeting

Tuesday, August 8th: On site visit at Air Spray

Tuesday, August 22nd: Social Hour at the Selland's.  Details to follow.

Tuesday, August 29th: District Governor Clair Roberts' visit.



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


Part I:


- Camp Venture Presentation :
      - Peggi introduced Andres ; Zoe could not attend. Andres spoke about the impact that Camp Venture had on him, and how much he learned. He agreed to speak to Interact Club members about the experience in an effort to gauge more interest.

Part II:
- Presentation by Donna Fry, Peggi's sister
        - a dual citizen ship dream story ; Donna's mother's family was from Luxembourg
        - Donna is the 1st born great granddaughter
        - Luxembourg is one of the smallest European countries, and is the least populated
        - 2023 wealthiest country in the world
        - 45% of the population are foreigners
        - General George Patton was buried in Luxembourg



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.

Speaking of Paul Harris Fellowships, President Glenn presented a Paul Harris Fellow award to Steve Heithecker who has contributed $1000 to the Rotary Foundation.

If you have any questions ask Steve.

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:


Larry Bradley drew his own name.  He was present to win $10



Glenn then closed the meeting and recognized himself $10 for not able to producing a book for program presenter to sign.


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