September 19, 2022

By |2022-09-27T11:35:26-07:00September 27th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The meeting was presided over by Past President Nancy Dean.  The flag salute was led by Gregg Gardiner.    Carly Robbins provided the thought of the day and reminded us to enjoy the little things in life. Guests included Pat Folkins wife, Sheila; Scott Pesch BUSINESS: Southwest Rotary Club of Eureka will be holding a fundraiser,

September 12, 2022

By |2022-09-13T11:30:52-07:00September 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The meeting was presided over by Past President Nancy Dean.  The flag salute was led by Mari.    Carlton Nielsen provided the thought of the day and encouraged us all to share with others about Rotary. Guests included Erin Dunn, Ross Rowley, Amanda Moxon (President of Old Town Rotary), Greg Foster with Arcata Sunrise Rotary and

August 22, 2022

By |2022-08-26T09:16:13-07:00August 26th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The meeting was presided over by Past President Mindy Sehon. The flag salute was led by Ted Loring. President Jerry Reese was in attendance and received a warm welcome from the club. Guests included Klark Swan’s friend Marie who is a past Rotaractor and hopefully a soon to be Rotarian.  Klark also introduced the five

August 15, 2022

By |2022-08-22T16:06:05-07:00August 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

The meeting was presided over by Past President Klark Swan. Following the flag salute Darus Trutna provided the thought for the day. Brad Mettam introduced his guests, Jaime Matteoli and Julia Peterson who are also our speakers today. Our exchange student Hilla is in Humboldt County.  She has been exploring the local art scene with

August 8, 2022

By |2022-08-09T10:18:48-07:00August 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The meeting was presided over by Past President Mindy Sehon. Scott Thompson led the flag salute and Annalise von Borstel provided the Thought of the Day. There were a lot of guests and this reporter couldn’t keep up but here’s what I got: Linda Wise introduced Frank Nelson, Operations Manager of Recology. Ross Rowley of

July 25, 2022

By |2022-08-05T10:14:22-07:00August 5th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Guest Speaker:  District Governor, Jennifer Strong Topic: Time is the only commodity that once we spend it, we can't get it back. How do we make Service Feed Self. She spoke about the difference of being a Rotarian and why we are Rotarians. She shared her "why" and asked President Elect, Annalise von Borstel to share her story as

July 18, 2022

By |2022-08-05T09:47:30-07:00August 5th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The meeting was presided over by Past President Carly Robbins Thought of the Day: Chuck Ellsworth elicited chuckles with a funny anecdote about his grandson.  The lesson was, “Be careful what you wish for!” Guests: We welcomed a number of guests today, including former Rotaract Christine Tyson, our outbound exchange students, and Amanda Moxon, the

July 11, 2022

By |2022-07-12T11:59:34-07:00July 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Past President Mindy Sehon was acting President, stepping in for President Jerry Reece who is recovering from an illness and hopes to be back in the near future. The theme for this Rotary year is Imagine Rotary. The Flag Salute was led by Nancy Dean.  Ziggy was recognized on the 71st Anniversary of his 21st

June 27, 2022

By |2022-06-29T09:29:55-07:00June 29th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Club President Klark Swan presided over the beginning of the meeting before she was debunked. Flag Salute- Past District Governor, Michael Juric led the flag salute Thought of the day: Carly Robbins talked about leadership. Guests: There were so many guests today.  Including but not limited to President Klark’s mother and husband. A number of

June 20, 2022

By |2022-06-21T08:10:24-07:00June 21st, 2022|Uncategorized|

Club President Klark Swan presided over the meeting. Thought of the day: With summer solstice nearly upon us, President Klark sang the praises of summertime for our thought of the day. Guests: Many guests joined us today, including Kelsie of Lost Coast Rotaract, Molly of Arcata Main Street, Domingo, an exchange student, and former member

June 13, 2022

By |2022-06-13T16:33:25-07:00June 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Club President Klark Swan presided over the meeting. Flag Salute: By our newest member, James “Danny” White. Thought of the day: Greg Williston.  Greg talked about the rewards of getting involved in Rotary such as becoming a host family.  He just went to the wedding of a former student he hosted and was introduced as

May 23, 2022

By |2022-05-25T14:49:48-07:00May 25th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Club President Klark Swan presided over the meeting. Flag Salute: Wayne Wilson Thought of the day: Kate Witthaus “One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” Guests: Jeremy Campbell, Executive Director of Waterfront Recovery and James Danny White were introduced. They have both recently applied for membership.  Kate Witthaus introduced guest,

November 29, 2021

By |2022-04-12T15:11:43-07:00April 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|

President Klark Swan presided over the meeting. BUSINESS The club meeting location for the next several weeks will be at the Inn @ 2nd & C Streets in Eureka. 113 turkeys were given to the Eureka Rescue Mission this year. Thanks to all who helped out. Kim Bauriedel brought a guest all the way from

April 4, 2022

By |2022-04-12T14:56:35-07:00April 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Club President Klark Swan presided over the meeting. Thought of the day: Tom Schallert shared a quote from Rotary founder Paul Harris: “It has been the way of Rotary to focus thought upon matters in which members are in agreement, rather than upon matters in which they are in disagreement.” Remembering Rotarians: Kim Bauriedel thanked

March 28, 2022

By |2022-03-29T12:26:37-07:00March 29th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Club President Klark Swan presided over the meeting. Thought of the day: In celebration of the changing seasons, Annalise Von Borstel shared a poem about the transition from winter to spring. Visitors: Mike, who works with our local Grocery Outlet, was a visitor today.  Mike is evaluating local Rotary clubs as he looks for meaningful

March 21, 2022

By |2022-03-29T12:24:17-07:00March 29th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Club Past President Mindy Sehon presided over the meeting. Dave Dillon: Mindy shared the news that long time club member Dave Dillon recently passed away.  Mindy shared the story of Dave’s life, his journey to Rotary, and his many contributions to our local club and regional Rotary District.  To honor Dave’s friendship and everything he

March 14, 2022

By |2022-03-29T12:21:39-07:00March 29th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Club President Klark Swan presided over the meeting. Thought of the Day: Kate Witthaus provided the Thought of the Day, which focused on the power and potential of young people.  Kate reminded us that “Everyone you admire was once a beginner”. Visitors: John Fullerton, former club member, was a welcome visitor today. Wings for a

February 28, 2022

By |2022-02-28T13:23:46-08:00February 28th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The meeting was opened at 12:05pm on Zoom by President Klark Swan. Darus Trutna led the pledge of Allegiance.  Klark provided the thought of the day- “There’s a lot going on in the world right now, I am proud that Rotary continues the good work that they do. Unfortunately, 8 frontline workers on the Afghan

February 14, 2022

By |2022-02-14T13:01:47-08:00February 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The meeting was opened at 12:00pm on Zoom by President Klark Swan.  Happy Valentine’s Day! Mike Martin led the pledge of Allegiance.  Jerry Reece provided the thought of the day. Carly Robbins – Past District Governor Kenneth Moulton passed away recently.  He was an amazing Rotarian and friend. Donations to the Ken Moulton Educational Fund

February 7, 2022

By |2022-02-07T12:59:13-08:00February 7th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The meeting was opened at 12:06pm on Zoom by President Klark Swan.  Steve Lafferty led the pledge of Allegiance.  Linda Wise provided the thought of the day. Arny King provided an update on the Centennial Committee. 2023 will mark the 100th anniversary of Rotary Club of Eureka.  He is looking for committee members who are

January 31, 2022

By |2022-01-31T13:12:34-08:00January 31st, 2022|Uncategorized|

The meeting was opened at 12:05pm on Zoom by incoming President Jerry Reece who was filling in for President Klark Swan.  Steve Lafferty led the pledge of Allegiance.   Lynn Dugaw provided the thought of the day. Jerry noted that the Super Bowl will be Cincinnati Bengals vs Los Angeles Rams on 2/13/22.  There are a

January 10, 2022

By |2022-01-10T13:35:26-08:00January 10th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The meeting was opened at 12:10 on Zoom by President Klark Swan.  Klark talked about the need for patience as we navigate COVID needs and are now back on Zoom. Fred Van Vleck led the pledge of Allegiance. Chuck Ellsworth provided the thought of the day. John Winzler recently passed away.  There will be a

November 1, 2021

By |2021-11-01T13:16:08-07:00November 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

The meeting was opened at noon on Zoom by President Klark Swan.  Jay Reed led the pledge of Allegiance. Thought of the day was provided by Jay Reed as well. CLUB BUSINESS: Register for the Foundation Dinner now if you are going. Annalise von Borstel – Real Estate update. Average list prices are up 20%

October 25, 2021

By |2021-10-25T13:40:01-07:00October 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The meeting was opened at noon on Zoom by President Klark Swan. Alicia Cox led the pledge of Allegiance. Thought of the day was provided by Greg Williston who talked about as a Rotarian being open to providing mentorships to others is a good thing. CLUB BUSINESS: Reminder that the Rotary Foundation Dinner is November

October 18, 2021

By |2021-10-18T13:19:01-07:00October 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The meeting was opened at noon on Zoom by President Klark Swan. Scott Thompson led the pledge of Allegiance. Thought of the day was provided by Darus Trutna. CLUB BUSINESS: The Rotary Foundation dinner - November 7th 7-8:15pm. This is virtual.  You provide your own dinner and drinks, they’ll provide the entertainment. Check your email

October 4, 2021

By |2021-10-04T15:10:37-07:00October 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The meeting was opened at noon on Zoom by President Klark Swan. Thought of the day was provided by Phil Nicklas. Phil reminded us to be grateful for all the good in our lives. Dave Dillon is in Timber Ridge, Renaissance Unit, McKinleyville and feeling lonely.  He would love some guests. Please bring proof of

September 27, 2021

By |2021-09-28T14:00:56-07:00September 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The meeting was opened at noon on Zoom by President Klark Swan. Thought of the day was provided by Steve Allen who reminded us to slow down and appreciate our lives and friends.  Phillip Nicklas led the  pledge of allegiance. CLUB BUSINESS Board of Directors Strategic Planning is coming up. Please reach out to Klark

September 13, 2021

By |2021-09-13T16:21:10-07:00September 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The meeting was opened at noon on Zoom by President Klark Swan. Thought of the day was provided by Lynn Dugaw. Colby Smart led the pledge of allegiance. Rotary Blood Drive – Sept 25th 8am – 3pm. Call ahead and make appointments. Please sign up. You might win a basket of goodies in addition to

August 30, 2021

By |2021-08-30T13:05:12-07:00August 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The meeting was opened at noon on Zoom by President Klark Swan. Thought of the day was provided by Fred Van Vleck. Mark Fazzone led the pledge of allegiance. Happy birthday to all those with August birthdays. On Saturday, September 25th there will be a Blood Drive from 8am to 3pm.  There will be prizes. 

August 23, 2021

By |2021-08-30T11:05:47-07:00August 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The meeting was opened at noon on Zoom by President Klark Swan. Thought of the day was provided by Jerry Reece who discussed service above self. Lynn Dugaw led the pledge of allegiance. Happy birthday to all those with August birthdays.  President Klark has noticed that birthday people are not posting as much on Facebook. 

August 16, 2021

By |2021-08-16T12:47:33-07:00August 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Klark Swan opened the meeting at noon via Zoom with 26 people in attendance. Brad Mettam talked about thinking about adding a Rotary background to your Zoom window and how that can also sell Rotary when you are in other meetings. Klark said we will continue to meet virtually for now but hopefully can meet

August 9, 2021

By |2021-08-09T13:20:52-07:00August 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Klark Swan called the meeting to order virtually at 12:06pm. Thought of the day was provided by Chuck Ellsworth.  Chuck said in Quaker tradition he wanted us all to offer a silent prayer for anyone in your life that needs it. Brad Mettam – Pledge of Allegiance Birthdays in August – Debbie Storre was on

August 2, 2021

By |2021-08-02T13:35:54-07:00August 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

The Rotary Club of Eureka meeting was called to order by President Klark Swan at 12:22pm. After the pledge of allegiance Annalise Von Borstel provided a thought for the day. GUESTS OF ROTARIANS: Linda Wise introduced Donna Wright, CEO of Eureka Chamber of Commerce. The president of Lost Coast Rotaract was visiting. Carly also noted

July 26, 2021

By |2021-07-26T13:39:25-07:00July 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The Rotary Club of Eureka meeting was called to order by President Klark Swan at 12:18pm. The flag salute was led by Klark Swan Thought of the day was led by Arny King Guests of Rotarians: Mark (Linda Wise); Eric Smith (speaker). Cindy Denbo (South West, Eureka) BIRTHDAYS Tom Schallert’s birthday is today!  Klark recognized

July 19, 2021

By |2021-07-19T13:50:06-07:00July 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The Rotary Club of Eureka meeting was called to order by President Klark Swan at 12:25pm. Rick Littlefield led the Pledge of Allegiance. Blane O’Shaughnessy provided the inspirational thought of the day. Prayers were said for Ken Stoddard and his family. Ken’s wife’s daughter passed away.  Blaine read an inspirational thought entitled, “It’s really all

July 12, 2021

By |2021-07-12T13:28:05-07:00July 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The first meeting of the 2021_2022 year was called to order by President Klark Swan at 12:20pm.  This was a hybrid meeting – both in-person and on zoom. Nancy Dean provided the thought of the day. Klark noted July Birthdays and asked for any birthday stories but nobody apparently had any fun on their birthday

June 28, 2021

By |2021-06-28T15:21:23-07:00June 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|

President Mindy Sehon opened her last meeting of the year at 12:35pm in person at the Inn at 2nd and C in Eureka! The invocation was provided by Anthony Stubbs who gave a heartfelt thank you to Mindy for her leadership and provided an inspirational quote about leadership. Mindy acknowledged the four outgoing board members-

June 21, 2021

By |2021-06-21T13:29:44-07:00June 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Mindy Sehon opened the meeting at 12:25pm. The flag salute was given. Jera Newland gave the inspirational minute and provided a quote by Robert Kennedy. Mindy talked about the Fallen firefighter memorial at Clarks Plaza and Rotary Club of Eureka’s contribution. Klark Swan was recently in the news regarding her upcoming presidency. Birthdays: Bruce Rupp

June 14, 2021

By |2021-06-14T13:33:52-07:00June 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The meeting was called to order at 12:25pm by President Mindy Sehon. This was a hybrid meeting.  Participants were in – person at the Elks Lodge and attending via Zoom. Flag salute was led by: Jera Newland Inspirational moment was led by: Klark Swan Dr. Kim Bauriedel talked about our newest Paul Harris Fellow. He

June 7, 2021

By |2021-06-07T13:10:40-07:00June 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The Rotary Club of Eureka meeting was called to order by President Mindy Sehon at noon.  This is the first hybrid meeting of the club since we started meeting online because of COVID-19 concerns.  Attendees now have the option of meeting in-person or online.  There were 4 people attending online and approximately 30 in person.

May 24, 2021

By |2021-05-24T13:22:26-07:00May 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The meeting was opened at noon by President Mindy Sehon via Zoom with 29 members in attendance. We heard from some of our winners for the Hegy and Wolford Scholarships. Blaine O’Shaughnessy gave a presentation on founding member, John Albert Wagner.  There wasn’t a lot of information available so Blaine had to search census reports

May 17, 2021

By |2021-05-17T13:10:27-07:00May 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|

President Mindy Sehon called the meeting to order at noon, via Zoom, with 28 people in attendance. We broke into small groups for table talk. The inspirational thought was provided by Bruce Rupp. Natalie from Lost Coast Rotaract said they just had their first face to face meeting.  India is currently having another waive of

May 10, 2021

By |2021-05-10T15:57:23-07:00May 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|

President Mindy Sehon called the meeting to order at noon, via Zoom, with 23 people in attendance. We broke into small groups for table talk. Birthdays this week: Dale Warmuth & Carlton Nielsen.  Lane Strope and Kurt Bartel have anniversaries this week.. Dr. Kim Bauriedel talked about our three latest Paul Harris Fellows.  Ritchie Woods,

May 3, 2021

By |2021-05-03T13:25:42-07:00May 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

President Mindy Sehon is out of town so president-elect Klark Swan led the meeting. Klark Swan called the meeting to order at noon via noon with 20 people in attendance. We broke into small groups for table talk. Greg Williston provided the thought of the day: May first was May Day.  It has been celebrated

April 26, 2021

By |2021-04-26T13:12:19-07:00April 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|

President Mindy Sehon called the meeting to order at noon, via Zoom, with 26 people in attendance. Inspirational moment- Carly Robbins.  Today is national story day. Carly read this thought, “The courage to share your story might be the very thing someone needs to have hope.” Carly encouraged everyone to share their story. The scholarship

April 19, 2021

By |2021-04-19T13:03:00-07:00April 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The meeting was opened at noon by President Mindy Sehon via Zoom with 17 people in attendance.  We broke into small groups for table talk. Inspirational moment: Jera Newland.  The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion. Paulo Coelho. Dennis Hunter presented our newest founding member Paul Harris fellow, William A. Vietor. 

April 12, 2021

By |2021-04-12T13:07:14-07:00April 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The meeting was called to order by President Mindy Sehon at noon via Zoom with 24 members in attendance. Today is National grilled cheese day.  We broke into small groups with the assignment to discuss… What’s your favorite way to eat grilled cheese? Inspirational moment: Kate Witthaus.  Kim Bauriedel said that Tom Hannah, a former

April 5, 2021

By |2021-04-05T13:23:46-07:00April 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|

President Mindy Sehon opened the meeting at noon via Zoom with 24 people in attendance. Annalise gave an informative presentation about our newest Paul Harris Fellow of a charter member of the Rotary Club of Eureka - Louis F. Perske. Perske came to Eureka in 1919 as the owner operator Eureka garage, located where the

March 29, 2021

By |2021-03-29T13:25:15-07:00March 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The Rotary Club of Eureka meeting was opened at noon by President Mindy Sehon via Zoom. There were 33 people in attendance. Linda Wise provided the inspirational thought.  Linda talked about how important it is to practice gratitude. Klark Swan said if you know of any non-profits, schools, etc. working on projects that they need

March 22, 2021

By |2021-03-24T08:53:14-07:00March 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

The meeting was opened via Zoom at noon by President Mindy Sehon.  We moved into breakout rooms for a little “table talk”. There were 27 members in attendance. Our inspirational moment was provided by Klark Swan who provided a quote by Van Gogh. ”Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is

March 15, 2021

By |2021-03-15T13:24:00-07:00March 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|

President Mindy Sehon called the meeting to order at noon with 20 participants in attendance. Carly Robbins provided the inspirational moment.  This same meeting one year ago was our first meeting that we were not able to attend because of COVID.  A year later we are all experts at Zoom and made a number of

March 8, 2021

By |2021-03-10T12:23:19-08:00March 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|

President Mindy Sehon opened the meeting at noon Southwest Rotarian, Cindy Denbo talked about a program Rotary District 5130 is holding called Northcoast Ethics in business awards.  Ethics in Business honors those organizations and individuals who have demonstrated ethical business practice in the workplace, the marketplace, the environment, and the community. There will be 4

March 1, 2021

By |2021-03-01T12:52:20-08:00March 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

President Mindy Sehon opened the meeting at noon with 22 members in attendance. Colby Smart gave the inspirational moment. Today President Mindy is giving the State of the Club address today. There will be no guest speaker. Youth Exchange – we will be hosting an inbound student and need host families.  Please reach out to

February 22, 2021

By |2021-02-22T13:17:07-08:00February 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

President Mindy Sehon opened the meeting at noon with 28 members in attendance. Our guest speaker is Keith Snow-Flamer, President of College of the Redwoods.  We moved into breakout rooms. Anthony Stubbs provided the inspirational moment. Blane O’Shaughnessy gave the founding Rotary member moment. Our founding Rotary member today is Hans Christian Nelson. Han’s father

February 8, 2021

By |2021-02-08T13:10:36-08:00February 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

President Mindy Sehon opened the meeting at noon with 32 members in attendance. Our guest speaker was Dr. Ian Hoffman, Humboldt County Health Officer.  Due to time constrictions with his schedule we opened the meeting with Dr. Hoffman and will finish the meeting in reverse order. Dr. Ian Hoffman said that we’ve all learned a

February 1, 2021

By |2021-02-01T12:40:39-08:00February 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

The meeting was called to order by President Mindy Sehon at noon with 25 people in attendance.  We broke into small groups for “table talk” and discussed National dark chocolate day…. Which is today. Our inspirational moment was provided by Kate Witthaus.  Kate read a quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln.  “I don’t like that man,

January 25, 2021

By |2021-01-25T13:15:59-08:00January 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|

President Mindy called the meeting to order at noon and we broke into small groups for some table talk time. 26 members were in attendance. Klark Swan gave the inspirational moment.  “No one has ever become poor by giving.”  Quote from Ann Frank.  Klark talked about what that meant to her. President Mindy introduced our

January 11, 2021

By |2021-01-11T13:04:09-08:00January 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|

President Mindy Sehon opened the meeting at noon with 23 participants.  We first split into small groups. After returning from our break out groups Dr. Kim Bauriedel spoke about Felix Tarasenko from Siberia and Kim’s experience meeting with Felix.  Kim said Felix was very helpful in opening doors and helping things to happen during Kim’s

January 4, 2021

By |2021-01-04T13:39:54-08:00January 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The meeting was opened at noon by President Mindy Sehon. 29 people were in attendance. A presentation was given by Arny King on founding Rotary Club of Eureka member, Burr McConnaha.  Burr is our newest Paul Harris founding member person. Klark Swan- announced that the Board of Directors for 2021-2022 will be: Past President Mindy

December 14, 2020

By |2020-12-14T13:36:16-08:00December 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The meeting was opened at noon by President Mindy Sehon. 30 people were in attendance. Our thought of the day was provided by Jennifer Budwig who read a poem entitled attitude and talked about how YOU have the ability to determine how your day is going to go. We broke into small groups to discuss

December 7, 2020

By |2020-12-07T12:59:12-08:00December 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The meeting was opened at noon by President Mindy Sehon. 32 people were in attendance. After our thought of the day we broke into small groups to discuss Pearl Harbor. President Mindy announced that she is holding a Club Contest: take a picture of yourself or have a friend take a picture of you donating

November 30, 2020

By |2020-11-30T13:18:22-08:00November 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

President Mindy Sehon opened the meeting at noon with 30 participants. After breaking into small groups the meeting was turned over to our guest who was in Maine and Nordic’s local representative, Lynette Mullen.  Our speaker was Humboldt County Community Liaison, Marianne Naess from Nordic Aqua Farms. Her husband founded the company. Thanks to technology

November 16, 2020

By |2020-11-16T12:44:57-08:00November 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

President Mindy Sehon opened the meeting at noon with 31 participants. Darus Trutna - provided our inspirational thought of the day. The share of world living in extreme povery is decreasing. Same with violence. Many indicators of a bright future. No program today, we will break into small groups today. National fast food day is

November 9, 2020

By |2020-11-09T13:14:16-08:00November 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

President Mindy Sehon opened the meeting at noon with 30 participants. We first broke into small groups for table talk time- Discussion of the day… stories of veterans in your life Brian Hall Eureka Rescue Mission will be our speaker. Jay Reed – provided our inspirational thought of the day. ANNOUNCEMENTS A certificate was received

November 2, 2020

By |2020-11-02T16:43:24-08:00November 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

President Mindy Sehon opened the meeting at noon. We first broke into small groups for table talk time- Question of the day… what are your Day of the Dead traditions? Larry Oetker from the Humboldt Bay Harbor District will be our speaker. Brad Mettam – provided our inspirational thought of the day. Annalise von Borstel

October 26, 2020

By |2020-11-02T16:45:00-08:00October 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|

President Mindy Sehon opened the meeting at noon. We first broke out into small groups for table talk time which worked pretty well so we will continue with this. Chris Dart- DANCO Group is our speaker today. Tom Schallert was our inspirational speaker. Rotarian Richard Borough passed away in his sleep last week. He will

March 18th 2019

By |2019-07-15T23:32:22-07:00March 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

  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

By |2019-07-15T23:20:27-07:00March 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

  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

By |2019-07-15T23:22:58-07:00March 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

  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

By |2019-07-15T23:19:20-07:00February 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

  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

By |2019-07-15T23:29:17-07:00February 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

  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

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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

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           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

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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

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  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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

By |2019-07-15T23:11:19-07:00October 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Burl 10-1-2018 Menu: Chicken somewhere in a white sauce. mashed potatoes and gravy.  Bruce Rupp gave the invocation.  He asked us to remember John Winzler who is in the hospital recovering from surgery.   Nancy Kay of the league of women voters introduced our program which was a debate between 7 of the 12 candidates for Eureka

September 17 2018

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The full lunch has gone up to $15.  This week it was beef hash or swiss chicken with spice cake for dessert.  President for now Brad Mettam called on Pat Folkins to lead the flag salute.  Lynn our newest Blue Badger gave the invocation.  J Warren Hockaday texted that he is now cancer free but

September 10, 2018

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Lunch menu was pork bolus or deep-fried cod accompanied by Mashed potatoes and salad bar. Carly Robbins gave the invocation. It was noted that J. Warren Hockaday was still undergoing treatment for his illness.  Keith Crossley is recovering from a stroke and is resting at home. Klark Swan reminded us of Foundation dinner North happening

August 27 2018

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Today’s menu featured lasagna and barbequed ribs with salad bar and chocolate cake.Carly Robbins called the meeting to order as president pro tem in the absence of Brad Mettam. Nathan Nilsen gave the invocation.  Then Red badger Anthony Stubbs was asked to give his craft talk.  He’s been a CPA for 12 years and has

August 13, 2018

By |2019-07-15T23:11:20-07:00August 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Turkey rolls highlighted the lunch selection. Sausage and potatoes came in second. Don Leonard led the flag salute.  John Fullerton gave the invocation. Brad Mettam presided.  Ken Stodder mentioned that the Red Sox were 85 and 35 this season. The club got a plaque from the Coast Guard. Mathew Owen announced a Done In A

August 6 2018

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Brad Mettam presided, wearing a colorful vest.  Nancy Dean gave the invocation.  She said that Keith Crossley is in the hospital after suffering a stroke. Past president Bruce Smith held up a Times-Standard picture of Brad and demanded compensation.  Don Leonard asked when he could trade in the gold coin he won last week for

July 16th 2018

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Dennis Hunter pauses to reflect.Our new President Brad Mettam opened the meeting from the opposite end of the room 30 feet away from the windows.  The meeting had relocated but the food hadn’t changed. This week’s lunch was stuffed peppers or fried cod, scalloped potatoes, salad bar and blueberry cake.  Dennis Hunter gave the invocation. 

June 25, 2018

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Burl 6-25-2018Today was the traditional de-bunking of the President.  It was quite a show.  Here’s the actual plan as penned by Matthew Owen.12:00 noonAn ambulance (Bruce thinks it’s a limousine) with sirens howling pulls up to Bruce Smith’s Premiere Financial office (725 6th Street – Eureka). The EMTs go into the office yelling for “Bruce Smith”. “We

June 18, 2018

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This was a special meeting.  Rotarian and past District Governor Dave Dillon was honored for his many contributions to Rotary and the community.  Dillon 89, received 3 standing ovations by club visitors and guests.   A member of Rotary for 51 years, Dillon served as president of the club from 1976 to 1977. He was Rotarian

June 11, 2018

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Lunch consisted your choice of turkey slices surrounding a glop of stuffing or chicken fried steak in gravy.  Mashed potatoes salad bar and dessert rounded out the repast.  Brad Mettam led us in the flag salute.  Matt Messner gave the invocation.  Bruce Smith presided.  Chuck Ellsworth announced that Jim Hoff, a former Rotarian passed away.

January 8th, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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