Rotary International Theme 2023-2024
Club of Durham
Rotary International President:
Rotary District 5160 Governor:
Durham Rotary President: Glenn Pulliam
Editor: Phil Price
Publisher: Jen Liu
December 19, 2023
|2023 Calendar for Durham Rotary
Christmas Party at BCCC
Present State of Durham FFA
The Meeting Opening
The meeting was called to order by President Glenn Pulliam, at the Butte Creek Country Club. We weremeeting in the main dining room due to a Country Club function in the middle and far rooms (where we usually meet)..
Glenn asked Jessica Thorpe to lead the pledge, which she did. Jim Patterson then presented the invocation. Following that, Larry Bradley led us in singing “Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer”.
FUTURE MEETINGS: Meetings will be at the location noted, at 6:00 pm.
Prior to the meeting there was a last minute Board Meeting, mostly regarding the Crab Feed. Preparations are progressing.
For those involved in set up, they should know that it will begin at 9:00 AM on January 20th.
We are still very short on donations to the Silent Auction. All members need to solicit these donations. That is where a substantial part of our profit comes from.
Crab Feed Tickets are on sale to members. Get yours before they sell out once general sales start. The price is $75 per person or $650 pertable. So far 75 tickers have been sold. If you want tickets see the three ways of getting them Diana listed below.
The following is a repeat from the last two Rowels: Billing of members is changing. Beginning January 1st you will receive a statement quarterly, at the beginning of each quarter. However, because on or about January 1, 2024 you will also receive astatement for December 2023, the first quarter’s statement will not be sent until mid-January.
Introduction of Visitors
The first 4 tables Glenn called on had no visitors, so each member at the tables contributed $1. The problem was that we were at 6 tables for 4, not our usual larger tables, so there were not enough guests to go around.
Tom Knowles introduced his son, Teddy and High School ag teacher, McKenna Luce, two of his program presenters for the night.
Larry Bradley introduced Max Landon, Student of the Month for November, and his parents, Buzz and Nicole Landon.
STUDENT OF THE MONTH.
Larry Bradley again introduced Max Landon, our Student of the Month for November. (Sorry for the poor quality of the photo)
Larry talked about Max’s participation in in Camp Royal, Interact, FFA and sports. He also talked about his good grades.
There was no one to be recognized tonight. But that was because he had recognized Jim Patterson’s anniversary, which was tonight, last week.
But the Grinder, which was last in possession of Jessica Thorpe, needed to be auctioned. Jen Liu, who has a trip to Taiwan planned in January, got it for $160.
The next meeting will be on January 9th. IT WILL NOT BE AT THE BUTTE CREEK COUNTRY CLUB. John Bohanan will present a program in the Board Room of the DurhamSchool District Offices. The address is 9420 Putney Drive although it seems to be back off the road aways. If anyone has better directions to the location of this program, he or she might email it to members before January 9th. I assume the
Durham members know where it is, but some of us Chico people do not.
Bring guests who you think you can interest in becoming a member. 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.
Go to the following Rotary International web site for information on membership development: https://my.rotary.org/en/learning-reference/learn-topic/membership . From this website there is access to membership development and other related information.
Tonight’s Meeting Program
Tom Knowles introduced high school ag teacher, who was new two years ago, and two ag students, Max Landon (also our Student of the Month) andhis son, Teddy Knowles. They talked about the expansion of the ag programs at Durham High School. The events and competitions they have participated in.
After completing that part of the program, they talked about the floral program. Then they presented each member with a potted poinsettia. However, that wasn’t all. After delivering a poinsettia to each member we had to learn how cover the pot with metallic paper and tie a ribbon it to keep it in place.
club made a donation of $100 to the ag program to help with t cost of
producing the potted poinsettias.
The Rotary Foundation Donations
You can make a difference in this world by helping people in need. Your gift can do some greatthings, 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 memberswho 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 ofRotary to make these projects possible.
When every Rotarian gives every year, no challenge is too great for us to make adifference. The minimum gift to The Rotary Foundation is $25.00. An annual $100.00 gift is a sustaining member. Once your donationsaccumulate to $1,000 you become a Paul Harris Fellow.
If you have any questions ask Steve Heithecker.
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 RotaryFoundation to Durham Rotary, P.O. Box 383, Durham, California 95958.
It was suggested that you make a donation in Dave Jessen’s name to help get him to the next level. He was apparently close. I think what was talked about was getting him to a Paul Harris Major Donor level, whichis the level you reach when you have given $10,000. Talk to Steve Heithecker about how to do that. Also, see the discussion in “From Rotary International” below.
Must Be Present to Win Drawing:
President Glenn then closed the meeting.
From District 5160
Spring Assembly – South: March 23
Spring Assembly – North: April 6
Field of Rotary Dreams 2023-24 District Conference, Sacramento: April 26-28
Early Bird registration of $280 for the Field of Rotary Dreams Conference on April 26-28, 2024 ends December 31!
For current information and updates on the conference, check out rotary5160.org.
Here is some important information from the District Conference Playbook.
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Join us for lunch on Saturday as motivation speaker and retired Professional Basketball player Jumbo Jim Eakins talks about Teamwork. Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey with a speaker like no other! Jim is a motivational speaker and retired professionalbasketball player.
Jim has a story that transcends the realm of professional basketball. Yes, he's been a part of championship teams, but that's just thetip of the iceberg in his incredible narrative. Beyond the courts, Jim made a choice that would change his life and impact the world. After hanging up hisbasketball sneakers, Jim decided to give back to the world that had given him so much. The fellowship he had cherished for years led him on adventures thatare nothing short of mesmerizing. These are tales that will captivate your heart and ignite your spirit.
Join us as we delve into the remarkable journey of Jumbo Jim Eakins - a story that's more than just a slam dunk. It's a slam dunk for thesoul, a story of triumph, inspiration, and boundless generosity. Don't miss out on the opportunity to be part of this extraordinary experience.
Registration - Registrar@Rotary5160.org
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From Rotary International
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around theworld.
Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.
With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.
The Rotary Foundation helps Rotary members to advance world understanding,goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating poverty.
What impact can one donation have?
Your generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world. We recognize donors to express ourgratitude for your commitment, offering individual and club recognition as well as naming opportunities that enable you to honor a friend or family member witha named or endowed gift.
Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member
When you give $100 or more per year to the Annual Fund.
When you include the Endowment Fund as a beneficiary of $1,000 or more in your estate plans or when you donate $1,000 or more to the fundoutright. Benefactors receive a certificate and insignia to wear with a Rotary or Paul Harris Fellow pin.
Paul Harris Fellow
When you give $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approvedFoundation grant. To recognize someone else as a Paul Harris Fellow, you can give that amount in their name. Learn more about Paul Harris Fellow recognition.
Multiple Paul Harris Fellow
When you give additional gifts of $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, oran approved Foundation grant.
Paul Harris Society member
When you elect to contribute $1,000 or more annually to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus,or an approved Foundation grant. Learn more about the Paul Harris Society.
When you make a commitment for future gifts of $10,000 or more to The RotaryFoundation, you’ll be invited to join the Bequest Society.
When your cumulative donations reach $10,000. Major Donors can choose to receive acrystal recognition piece and a Major Donor lapel pin or pendant. NOTE: Name recognition is not automatic and needs to be reported to RI staff. Recognition items commemorate giving at these levels:
Arch Klumph Society
When your cumulative donations reach $250,000. Recognition includes an inductionceremony and your picture and biography in the Arch Klumph Society interactive gallery at the Rotary International headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA.You also receive invitations to society events, along with membership pins and crystals that commemorate giving at the following levels. Learn more aboutthe Arch Klumph Society.
When you promise a gift of $1 million or more to the Endowment, you’ll be listed inRotary’s annual report and invited to exclusive Rotary International and Foundation events. Legacy Society members also receive special recognitionitems and all the benefits provided to Bequest Society members.
100% Paul Harris Fellow Club
For clubs in which all dues-paying members are Paul Harris Fellows. This is aone-time recognition.
100% Paul Harris Society Club
For clubs in which every dues-paying member contributes a minimum of $1,000 to theAnnual Fund, PolioPlus, or global grants within a Rotary year
100% Foundation Giving Club
For clubs that achieve an average of $100 in per capita giving and 100 percentparticipation, with every dues-paying member contributing at least $25 to any or all of the following during the Rotary year: Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund,approved global grants, or Endowment Fund.
Rotary’s Promise Club
A designation provided to clubs in which every dues-paying member supports TheRotary Foundation’s Endowment with a minimum commitment of $1,000 or more in an estate plan or via an outright gift of $1,000 or more. A certificate honoringthe achievement will be provided upon request.
Every Rotarian, Every Year Club
For clubs that achieve a minimum Annual Fund contribution of $100 per capita duringthe Rotary year, and every dues-paying member must personally contribute at least $25 to the Annual Fund during the year.
Top Three Per Capita in Annual Fund Giving
For the three clubs in each district that give the most, per capita, to the AnnualFund. Clubs that give at least $50 per capita are eligible.
Rotaract Giving Certificate
Rotaract clubs that collectively contribute $100 or more annually to The RotaryFoundation will be eligible for a Rotaract Giving Certificate.
Special opportunities are available to create an endowment or make a directed gift inyour name or the name of a loved one. Endowed gifts are invested in perpetuity, with part of their earnings spent on a designated program. Directed gifts arespent in their entirety, usually in the following Rotary year.
Endowed global grant fund
If you donate $25,000 or more, you can direct the money to one of the following:
Directed gift global grants
Rotary Peace Centers endowment opportunities
Rotary Peace Centers directed gifts
Rotary Peace Symposium directed gifts
Entrepreneurial named gift for peace
The Rotary International web site is: www.rotary.org
District 5160 is: www.rotary5160.org
The Durham Rotary Club site is: www.durhamrotary.org
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