Alissa Woods presided over today’s meeting.
Thought of the Day: Tom Schallert provided a very thoughtful inspirational moment about how to live life well, simply, and generously. He also shared the very important news that today is National Bologna Day!
Toys for Tots: Nancy Dean requested more volunteers to collect toys beginning November 5th. You can sign up to volunteer here:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4ba9ac2ea0fac70-toys Tom Schallert reminded us all to make a donation to Toys for Tots.
Raffle: Mike Martin donated an extra raffle item this week – a family pass to the Humboldt Gem and Mineral Show, which will be held November 4-6 at Redwood Acres. Go check it out!
Speaker: Tom Throsell spoke to us about Adult & Teen Challenge, an organization dedicated to helping individuals suffering from addiction. Formerly known as Redwood Teen Challenge, this organization actually helps adults locally. They are a global organization, with a local chapter founded in 2005.
Adult & Teen Challenge operates a Mens’ and Womens’ facility in Eureka, which provide 1-year faith-based residential drug and alcohol recovery programs. They also operate safe and sober houses for their graduates.
Tom thanked our club, which provided grant funds that allowed Adult & Teen Challenge to purchase a pickup truck in 2006. That truck is still in use today, and program participants use it to provide landscaping, firewood delivery, and other services in our community.