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March 18th 2019

  President-elect Carly Robbins gave the invocation.  Brad Mettam presided.  Klark Swan shared that Mardi Gras Fundraiser had been a success.  60 people attended and they made $4500.  The biggest challenge was making gumbo for 120.  County Office of Education representative Melody McGuire accepted a $5000 check for the Science Fair.  There is still time

March 11 2019

  The meeting was opened by our president Brad Mettam.  Ziggy Ziggenfuss was called upon to lead the Flag Salute.  In the audience was former member and past president Laurie Lazio.  He said a few words. When he was president he fined Rotarians using a wheel of Fortune you spun to determine what your fine

March 4 2019

  President Brad Mettam has returned from his secret mission.  He seems unchanged, at least on the surface. Or maybe it’s unhinged.   He asked Stacy Lane to lead us in the pledge.  Everyone looked around to see if she was actually there.  A rare sighting. Arny King delivered the invocation, saying that what’s there is

February 25, 2019

  Past president Bruce Smith stood in for Brad Mettam, who was out of town. Menu was veal or spaghetti, the usual salad bar, and chocolate mousse for dessert.   Ted Loring was awarded Rotarian of the Week.  He wasn’t there to accept the award.   Klark Swan reminded us that Rotary’s Mardi Gras fundraiser will be

February 4 2019

  Brad Mettam had taken the day off.  Carly Robbins, our president-elect, filled in.  Burt Campton gave the invocation.  He quoted the lyrics from “Such a Wonderful world” most notably sung by Louie Armstrong. Rotarian of the week was Rick Littlefield.  There’s a memorial for J. Warren Hockaday on February 23  at 2:30pm.  Dennis Hunter

January 28th, 2019

ROTARY CLUB OF EUREKA IS 95 YEARS OLDRemarks by Dr. Kim Bauriedel originally delivered January 21, 2019For over 30 years our past President and past District Governor, Charlie Strope, wouldperiodically present to our club a short statement about some aspect of the history of our club.Frequently, during the month of October he would speak longer,

January 14 2019

           95 YEARS OF EUREKA ROTARY  We all know that the first Rotary Club was organized in Chicago in1905. We may not be aware that club number two was organized in San Francisco  by Manuel Munoz, a salesman by trade, and his friend Homer Wood, a lawyer. Clubs were then organized in Oakland, Seattle and

January 8, 2019

President Brad Mettam called upon Pat Folkins to lead us in the flag salute.  Patrick Cleary gave the invocation.  Menu was Turkey or Ribs.  Matthew Owen who always volunteers for crowd control at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, said this year’s highlight was a float that caught on fire.  A new Rotarian was sworn in. 

December 17, 2018

  Today’s meeting was held off site at the Recology Center in Samoa.  Brad Mettam led the meeting.  We pledged to a projected image of the flag and did the invocation.  Continued good wishes for J. Warren Hockaday, who is recovering from successful cancer treatments.  The menu was Mexican food.  Tacos enchiladas beans and rice. 

December 10 2018

Welcome to December.  It’s disease prevention treatment month.  Now that you’ve lost your appetite let’s discuss the menu. Your choice of tri tip or chicken cordon bleu roasted potatoes and blackberry cobbler for dessert.  Chuck Ellsworth gave us a Quaker moment.  Brad Mettam presided, resplendent in his Rotary Vest. Keith Crossley brought Rick and Betty

November 27, 2018

Today’s menu was fried cod or ham steaks with vegetable medley. Brad Mettam was out ofTown so Carly Robbins was leading the meeting.  Will Kay led us in the flag salute.  Jay Reed gave the invocation.   Carly announced that December was Foundation Month.  Special Announcement:  December 17 The Rotary Meeting will be held on location

November 19, 2018

Burl 11-19-2018Lunch consisted of fried turkey, squash blossoms and burritos.  Mike Cunningham gave the invocation. Carly Robbins, president elect, announced that Mark Murghia would succeed her as President.  Good for you, Mark.  Rotarian of the week was Jay Bahner.   Don Leonard donated $40 for Backpacks for kids. Eveeryone put $20 on the table to fund the annual

October 29 2018

The menu was Mexican food including rice beans tortillas chicken enchiladas, and cupcakes. Arny gave the invocation with his cute little daughter on his hip. Nick from the library said the Harry Potter celebration went well. 1000 people came, some in costume.  He’s going to make it an annual thing.  Klark Swan was designated Rotarian

October 22, 2018

Dennis Hunter led us in the flag salute.  Pat Folkins gave the invocation. Lunch included fried cod, mashed potatoes, broccolini and chocolate cake.   President Brad Mettam mentioned that polio was now confined to three countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria.  Don Leonard reminded everyone that Sign Smith Applications were due on the 31st of October.  Carley

October 15 2018

Menu: Ribs or fried fish, Potatoes with ham, dessert.  Greg Williston gave the invocation, noting that last Monday was Columbus Day, and also Indigenous People’s day, celebrating the few survivors of the “discovery” of the “New world” Most were enslaved, died of various diseases carried by their discoverers or were uprooted and forced to march

Done In A Day – March 31st, 2018

Our amazing crew of rotarians and volunteers did it again. On March 31st, 2018 they proceeded to clean up an area near the Adorni Center. Stay tuned for more information about the clean up efforts.

January 8th, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 12:18 by President Bruce. Flag Salute:  George John Winzler -  Spoke About John Berger Invocation:  Mike Cunningham Visiting Rotarians:  No Visiting Rotarians Guests:  Nancy introduced a future outbound Lyla Belter, Jim introduced his wife Debby, Bruce Smith introduced Skyler (a future financial advisor, he taught at Humboldt State)

September 25th, 2017

The meeting was called to order at 12:20 by President Bruce. Flag Salute:  Julie Denbo Chuck Ellsworth announced that Jim Hoff (previous Rotarian) is undergoing cancer treatment so keep him in our prayers. Invocation:  Mike Cunningham Visiting Rotarians:  Scott Pesch Southwest Rotary; Chris Hartley Mad River Rotary; Amanda Nelson; Old Town Eureka Guests:  None Birthdays, anniversaries and

September 18th, 2017

The menu was sweet and sour pork or roast beef, vegetable medley and salad chorus, rolls and mashed potatoes with gravy.  There was cake also, but you  couldn’t eat it and have it too. Past President Matthew Owen stood in for Bruce Smith, who had to go back in the hospital.  Visiting Rotarian-Shelly Wilson from the

September 10th, 2017

The meeting was held offsite at the Eureka Theatre and was called to order by Carlton Nielsen at 12:15 PM.   Flag Salute – led by Ziggy Ziegenfuss-  Invocation – Carlton Nielsen  Visiting Rotarians – Maggie Kraft from Arcata Sunrise   A brief break was taken for members to get lunch Guests – Larissa Tokay (sp?); previous exchange

August 28, 2017

Meeting was called to order at 12:17 by Paul Brisso. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Ken Stodder. The invocation was given by Bill McAuley.   No visitors or students but J Hockaday, David Wells, Tom McMurray and Bill McAuley had birthdays.   Announcements included a reminder to give to Polio Plus and from

August 21st, 2017

Meeting was called to order at 12:28 (2 minutes early) by Pat Folkins, Rotary 1987 Past President and Eureka Chamber of Commerce 1985 Past President. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Bruce Rupp, 2004 Past President. Pat reviewed his military history for us. Bruce served in the army from 1965 to 1970, Special Forces from