April 19, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

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

           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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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