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.  I didn’t get his name, but he works in property management and has lived here all his life.  He remembers when there was a 30-foot slide and a real steam engine in Sequoia Park. He was in the National Guard and graduated from HSU. Carly Robbins said that Backpacks for Kids would be starting up and needed volunteers to pack bags Thursdays at 4 pm .
Our speaker was Ross Welch from the Arcata Economic Development Commission.  They give economic help to business opportunities. AEDC actually has its offices in Eureka.  Their clients include Humboldt Distillery, Dick Taylor Chocolates, Los Bagels, Open Door Clinic Carson Block Building Eureka Rescue Mission and Hoopa Grocery Store