Jaison Chand presided over the meeting for President Annalise von Borstel who is out of town.
Matthew Owen led the flag salute.
Jaison provided the Thought of the Day. He talked about being a self-made person who is that way thanks to the “village” of people who have helped him along the way. A very inspiring message!
No Rotarians visiting today. Guests of Rotarian: Stephanie from Recology.
- Matthew Owen said we have surpassed our goal of $2,000 worth of turkeys thanks to the matching dollars from Charlie Bussman and donations from many Rotarians. There are still more organizations like Food for People that could use more turkeys. So keep the donations coming!
- Volunteers are needed to help with Toys for Tots donations.
- Reminder Backpacks for Kids is happening every Thursday at 4:30 at Old Growth Cellars. Please come help pack bags for kids.
- Monday we will have an off-site meeting at Nordic Aqua Farms
Chuck Ellsworth is in Texas and sent some photos for us to view
Winners this week: Greg Williston, Debbie Storre, Ken Stodder, Debbie Storre (wins again!), Gold coin drawing value $445 – Nancy Dean who passed the honor on to Hilla but unfortunately not a winner today.
SPEAKER: Dr. Candy Stockton Public Health Officer for the County of Humboldt was our speaker. Dr. Stockton talked about what a health officer does. They report on communicable diseases in their community and provide treatment training/education. They are connected to resources who are here to help with diseases like Tuberculosis, Syphilis, etc. when they are on the rise.
Other areas where they get involved in providing reports/solutions/education could be lead poisoning, dental health for youth, animal bites/rabies testing, water quality issues.
Their division currently has 6 storehouses in Humboldt that store resources to help with bio-terrorism attacks and more.