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 was recognized for being in the TS . He was involved in the Wednesday dinners planned to fund raise for the Coast Guard during the government shutdown. Klark Swan reminded us of the Rotary fundraiser Mardi Gras on March 15th, There won’t be a drawing but there will be a Dutch auction.
Our outbound Exchange student was assigned to Brazil. She’s selling tamales for $20 a dozen as a fundraiser for her trip. Keith Crossley introduced our newest Paul Harris Fellow Jim Zessa. He contributed $4,000 to RI.
Our presenter was John O’Connor. He works for Papa & Barkley a manufacturer of hemp based products. P& B got its name from the founder’s father who had terminal cancer. After trying many ineffective salves, he mixed marijuana with coconut oil and came up with an ointment that reduced pain and increased appetite. He lived another 4 years due to the ointment. Barkley was his dog. The company has leased the K-Mart building in Eureka and will have 200 employees. He also makes Epidiolex, a prescription product that reduces seizures in epilepsy patients.
In case you’re hungry the lunch menu was tri-tip or ham slices, mashed potatoes, salad bar and cake.