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.


  • 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 for details.
  • Carson Park – If you haven’t taken the survey yet, please do.
  • Backpacks for Kids – is going. Please volunteer to pack.  Thursdays 3:30-4:30 at @Old Growth Cellars.
  • Foundation Challenge – help us become a million dollar club more details coming.
  • Social Night last Monday – 15 Rotarians and 8 Rotaractors came out. It was cold but fun and very Covid safe. Thanks to Jera for getting this organized.
  • Volunteer Opportunities – Veteran’s Day at McKay. Sponsored by Humboldt IPA. Looking for volunteers to help with parking registration, etc. on November 13. If you are interested email:
  • Lyshwerya Rotaractor – Event coming up at Arcata Theatre Friday November 5th. A night of Bollywood Dance and Performances.
  • Done in a Day – With 3 clubs at Carson Park. Date and time TBA.  Will be a clean up and BBQ.
  • Rotary Southwest- Veteran’s Day event is cancelled for COVID safety reasons.
  • Internal vote on chat – Are you ready for in-person meetings?

ROTARY MOMENT: We have gone over 8 months with no new cases.  Very inspiring.  Since January 1st 1 case in Afghanistan and 62 in Pakistan.

RECOGNITION: Coast Central Credit Union recently won the Ethics in Business award for Rotary District 5130.  There were many interviews.  Jim Sessa said that CCCU basically won because of their long-standing commitment to their members.  He donated $600 to sponsor 2 kids for Backpacks for Kids.

SPEAKER: Past President Carly Robbins talked about Rotoplast.  Rotoplast was established to treat children with cleft lip and or palette and burn issues.  They provide free reconstructive surgery for kids. About 7 years ago Carly went on a mission to Bangladesh with 3 other Rotoractors.  (Carly was a Rotoractor at the time).  As a non-medical volunteer she helped with patient transport.  The other volunteers helped with sterilizing, medical records, etc.  You work every day you are there, all day every day.  It’s a lot of work that is very rewarding as it provides such an improved life for these people.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:48pm.