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 COVID-19. They have been in contact with a hospital that has a great need for supplies and money.  Lost Coast Rotaract is fundraising to help.  They purchased local artist pieces they will be raffling off to raise money.  Please share their posts on social media.

President Mindy announced that June 7th will be our first in-person (hybrid) meeting at the Elks Lodge.

Jera Newland shared that the California Cancer Crusher Golf Tournament will be on June 26th at Beau Pre Golf Club.  You can play or sponsor.  Contact Jera or Mindy if you are interested.  The funds raised will help support people in our community who are going through treatment and may need help paying for travel, lodging, etc.

Birthdays this week: Fred Van Vleck & Bob Prior.  Anniversary: Jay Reed

Recognition: Jill Macdonald’s son recently graduated as a mechanical engineer with his Coast Guard license.

Coming Up: We will have a Done in a Day Project on Saturday, June 5th 2021 from 9am to 12pm at CASA of Humboldt.  Details coming.

Our guest speaker was Alanna Powell, Executive Director of Humboldt Made. Humboldt Made’s mission is to help local producers grow outside of the area.  Today Alanna is speaking about a project called Project Eureka. This is a volunteer-powered beautification effort working to improve the look and feel of the City of Eureka, one block at a time.  Their goal is to engage community members in long-term volunteer projects.  They’ve already completed a number of projects, mostly on 4th and 5th between D and H Streets.  Over 30,000 vehicles pass through this area every day.  They are hoping to do a community workday once a month.  They have over 150 volunteers so far.  They are working on ways to fill empty, ugly storefronts including applying window decals to vacant storefronts, they had banners produced and hung, they are hanging solar lights on street trees, etc.  They are also helping existing businesses to beautify storefronts.  Go to Projecteurekaca.com to sign up or learn more.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:39pm.