Tree Planting Challenge Change in Date

The Tree Planting of 300 Seedlings on March 24 has been changed to:
Saturday, March 31,  9 am – 12 noon at Bromley Forrest near Hillsborough.
See Peter Jacobi or Jenny Levine for details.


March is “CART Month”

1.   Play our Rotary March Madness Brackets Fundraiser on ESPN.
Sign up on March 5 and 12 — $20 per person.  Proceeds to CART.
( Selection date is Sunday, March 11.)

2.   Make Donations to the CART Bucket named for your favorite ACC Team.

3.  Drawings for YMCA Passes to get you back into exercising.
Vote for who will win the NCAA Championship!

4.   March 24 – Walk or Run in the Great Human Race, 9:30 am, DBAP:
    Sign Up

Donate at
Promo Code:   RCD2018

5.  Pick the Winner of the “GHR between President Seth and Murray”
— $5 donation

Rotary Team Plants 25 Trees on Feb. 3

Rotary “Tree Planting Challenge” Team Goes to Work!
Pictured, L-R:
Front Row:  Robin Lowe, Susan Amey, Newman Aguiar,  new member Savannah Lennertz, new member Murray Forbes, new member Marcy Lowe;
Back Row:  Brady Surles, Peter Jacobi, new member Becca Johnson, Peter Lowe.

Our Rotary group of 10 (8 members, 2 family members), led by Peter Jacobi, partnered with Fullsteam Brewery and Keep Durham Beautiful for Tree Planting in the Northgate Park neighborhood on Feb. 3.  We planted 25 trees to add to our Club’s goal of planting at least 206 trees.
Our group included 3 new members and 1 who joined us prior to being inducted Feb. 5

Savannah Lennertz and Murray Forbes plant their trees: 










More Tree Planting Events We Are Co-Sponsoring:
March 2:    Arbor Day Celebration at Durham Central Park
March 10   At School of Science and Math
March 17   At Old East Durham
March 24   Family Friendly “Seedling Planting”  – Plant 300 seedlings

Marcy Lowe, husband Peter, daughter Robin planting trees as a family team.

Rotary “Tree Planting Challenge”

Rotarians Jenny Levine and Peter Jacobi joined 30 volunteers to brave the cold on Jan 6 to plant 60 trees on James Street, sponsored by Keep Durham Beautiful and led by Durham Urban Forestry.

We joined  neighborhood families, volunteers from TROSA and others.  Rotary International President Ian Riseley has challenged Rotarians to plant 1.2 million trees this year, one for each Rotarian worldwide.

Join our Rotary Tree Planting Challenge to plant 200 or more trees (a tree for every member of our Club) by the end of April 2018, with Peter Jacobi and Jenny Levine.
Rotarians, family members, and friends are welcome to participate.  We hope to have at least 20 participants for each tree planting event.
Sign Up Genius on our web page:   Or

Sat., Feb. 3,  1 – 4 pm.  Northgate Park.  Rotary co-sponsors with Full Steam Brewery.  50 Trees.  “Post Planting Celebration” at Full Steam.
Sat., Feb. 17, 1 – 4 pm.  Old West Durham, Rotary is lead sponsor.     50 Trees.
Fri., Mar. 2,  12 noon.    Arbor Day Celebration at Durham Central Park.
Sat., Mar. 10,  1 – 4 pm.  NC School of Science & Math.     37 Trees.
We partner with Chapel Hill-Carrboro Sunrise Rotary.   50 Trees.
Sat., Mar. 17.  1 – 4 pm.  Old East Durham/Edgemont,  Rotary is lead sponsor.  50 Trees.

More information is available at:

“Day of Service” at Urban Ministries, Feb 24

Sat, Feb. 24:  Join in the Rotary Day of Service at Urban Ministries  

  8 am – 10:30 am:  Breakfast shift cooks and serves for 300 members of the community.
 3:30 pm – 7 pm:   Dinner shift will decorate the Cafe, cook and serve dinner.
Dinner will be a more festive event with children’s activities and a raffle.
Contact Mal White for more information:

Rotary Leaders at RLI

7 members completed the Rotary Leadership Institute Training, Jan. 13.
Pictured are the 5 who completed Part III, the final step in the training:
L-R: Emily Page, Marge Nordstrom, Erik Benson, Kim Shaw, Geraud Staton.
Also:  Jenny Levine and Emilee Collins completed Part I.