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.