“After Hours”: Rotary & Sister Cities, Nov. 5

Blue Note GraphicJoin our Rotary Club & Sister Cities at The Blue Note Grill
709 Washington St., Durham, 27703

An Evening with Leaders from our
Sister City, Kostroma, Russia
Thursday, November 5th
5:30 -6:00  Reception (Sodas & Snacks)
6:00 -6:30    Music & Discussions by the Russians
7:00   Blue Note Presents Nash Street Ramblers 


Mayor’s Award for “Promoting International Understanding”

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Lois Deloatch represented our club at the Sister Cities of Durham Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on Oct. 15, when our club received the Sister Cities/Mayor’s Award for “Promoting International Understanding” at City Hall.  This is the second year for presenting these awards, which are a collaboration between Sister Cities and the Mayor’s Office.   All Sister Cities partnership have to be signed by the Mayors of the partner cities.

This award is presented annually to individuals and organizations in the Durham area who have developed programs to help the residents of Durham be more aware of the international nature of our Durham community.

The four Rotary clubs in Durham each received the award for their international projects around the world, especially water and sanitation, health and economic projects, in fourteen countries.  These projects link Durham residents with a Rotary Club in that country, which puts our club in touch with fellow Rotarians around the world.

This was especially obvious at the ceremony with the presence of Steward and Christine Atkin who received the award on behalf of the Rotary Club of Durham, England.  Others who received the award were Star Sampson, Principal of Holt Elementary Language Academy, the Durham Children’s Choir, and Tatiana Podletvikova of Kostroma, Russia.

Pictured are (L-R):  City Councilman Don Moffitt, Mayor Bill Bell, Christine Atkin (Rotary of Durham, England), Lois Deloatch (Rotary Club of Durham),  Phil Harbuck (North Durham Rotary Club), Phil Kearney (Southwest Durham Rotary Club), Bill Wicker (Sunrise Rotary Club), Stewart Atkin (Rotary of Durham, England), B. C. Dash of the Rotary Club of Durham who presented the awards on behalf of Mayor Bell.

Submitted by Brady Surles

End Polio Walk

On Saturday morning, Oct. 24,  50 Rotarians and Friends walked the Duke East Campus to promote awareness of Rotary’s “End Polio Now” campaign.
Other clubs joining us were Southwest Rotary, Sunrise Rotary, E-Rotary, and Interact at NCSSM.  Afterwards, we had good fellowship at Mad Hatter’s for coffee and breakfast.  Rotarians from across the world and the USA joined us in this walk — India, South Korea, United Kingdom, New York City, Atlanta, and Hawaii.  We are expecting more information about others around the world who were walking for End Polio Now.

Submitted by Brady Surles

Rotary “Sponsors” Centerfest, Sept 19-20

KayCenerfestwebPast president Kay Gresham shared details about our Centerfest invollvement.

Our Rotary Club is a major Sponsor of Centerfest, the big Arts Festival of
the Durham Arts Council, Sat and Sun, Sept 19 – 20, with 26,000 in attendance.
This is a great opportunity to get our Rotary message to the public,
and DAC is counting on lots of Rotarians to make it successful.

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As a Palladium Sponsor, here is what is involved:

— Our Club will be listed in the Program Guide as an official sponsor -with our logo.
— We can wear our Rotary Aprons as volunteers
— Our Club will have Rotary banners at two of the entrance gates
— Our Club’s name will be on the volunteer t-shirts as a sponsor
— Saturday will be designated “Rotary Day at Centerfest”
— Rotary will have a “Sponsor’s Tent–Rotary Booth) (20′ x 20′) for all Rotary Clubs
— Our Club made a financial donation for the festival as part of the
100 Acts of Service, plus we need to provide in-kind support as Volunteers
for the Entrance Gates and the Sales Booths (cokes and t-shirts).

Sign up for two hour shifts on  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0848a9a62fa13-rotary2
or sign up with Kay Gresham and Sherry DeVries before or after our meetings.

Rotary Volunteering-100 Acts of Service

EDCI Summer Lunch Program - Picture from Ellen Reckhow

EDCI Summer Lunch Program – Picture from Ellen Reckhow

 1.  “Fill the Bus” -Near Office Depot -Sat, Aug 15 Need help 2-4; 4-6   www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d4aa8af28a64-fill    

2.  EDCI Summer Lunch Program:  Need 2 Rotarians for our last day -Tues, Aug 11.
3.  Coming Aug 17 — Sign up time for Reading Rangers and other educational programs.
4.  Coming Soon — Rotary at Centerfest,  Sat & Sun, Sept. 19 – 20
 Our Club will work the entrance gates and also the booths selling cokes and t-shirts.
In addition, all Rotary Clubs will combine to have a 20′ x 20′ “Rotary Sponsor Tent”.

Are you interested in helping on Saturday or Sunday?  Go to SignupGenius to let us know:

5.  Update Your “Individual Acts of Service” for 2015 Centennial Year:  

Rotary Opportunities – 100 Acts of Service

FarmersMarketTentWebRotary Painting Party”
Carolina Theatre
   July 27 – 30

We start Monday, July 27, after Monday’s Rotary Meeting beginning at 2:00 pm.
We will walk over to the Carolina and start the “taping” to prepare for painting.
If you cannot come after Rotary, then join us later — until 8 pm!
Sign up on SignUpGenius and indicate what  days and hours you can help.
Questions?  Contact Treat Harvey or Mimi O’Brien
Build a Habitat House”: 1st Work Day –
Sat, Aug 1, 8:30 — 11:30 am as we begin ”
The Andy Barada Rotary Habitat House”.
                     Join us for “Rotary Work Days”
Saturdays, Aug 1,  29 (8:30 a – 11:30 a)
Saturdays, Sept 12,  26 (12:30 p – 3:30 p)

SignUpGenius     www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0848a9a62fa13-habitat
Other Opportunities – “Acts of Service”
1)  “Fill the Bus” -with Crayons2Calculators.
Sat, Aug 15 at South Square -near Office Depot & Sam’s.
2 Hour Shifts:  8 am – 6 pm.
  Contact is Marge Nordstrom
2)  “Rotary Day at Centerfest”,  Sept. 19 – 20
Rotary Booth, and Work the Entrances – Sat & Sun

AND — Tell Us about Your “Individual Acts of Service”,
Apart from the club projects (Acts, Not hours!) – January – April.
(Recording for May and following months to be done later.)  Go to our Web page and click on the box about Individual Acts, OR
go directly to:   www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0848a9a62fa13-rotary