June 13, 2022
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 the American Mom and Dad these many years later.
Guests: There were 3 guests from Arcata Sunrise Rotary including Past District Governor Terri Clark!
Recent Events and Announcements:
Social Event- on 6/10 seven Rotarians attended the social event at Old Town Coffee & Chocolates. They had a great time.
The next social will be on 7/21 @5:30pm on the Madaket. Buy your own ticket online if you plan to attend!
Book Delivery: Anthony Stubbs and his team delivered books to Humboldt County 3rd graders. Anthony said it was a lot of fun.
Awards- Klark passed out a form for everyone to fill out nominating people for various end of the year awards. The winners will be announced at the next meeting.
Polio- Unfortunately, two new polio cases were recently identified in Pakistan. It’s a reminder to us all to remember to keep contributing to eradicate polio.
Backpacks for Kids- Carly said that Backpacks for Kids wrapped up for the year last week. She gave a shout out to head organizer Mindy Sehon for all of her hard work and thanked the volunteers from Rotary Club of Eureka who have donated their time to help pack the bags. Over 600 kids were served each week in this school year. The Times-Standard has agreed to again publish a sponsor ad. More information will follow but you can become a sponsor and together these funds pay for the food to pack the bags with.
Board Meeting- Klark noted that the last board meeting of this Rotary year will be on 6/22 on Zoom. Everyone is invited to attend. Her debunking will be on Monday 6/27.
The winners of the raffle were: Silver Dollar – Anthony Stubbs, Value meal- Rick Littlefield, $10 cash- Phil Nicklas, $20 Phatsy Kline gift certificate- Rick Littlefield, Chance to win the gold coin worth $461.00- Jeremy.
Our Speaker was Bill Prescott, General Manager/Sales Manager of Lost Coast Communications (LCC). KHUM, KSLG, KWPT, KLGE, LOCO and Wild Rivers Outpost are all under the LCC umbrella.
He talked about the advantages a locally owned media company provide vs one owned out of the area. Primarily responsive to local needs including during emergencies. He talked about the importance of radio including during emergencies such as earthquakes. Most people have a hand cranked radio in their earthquake supplies. LCC has 30 employees – 20 full time and 10 part time.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:07pm