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 said she could use volunteers for the Backpacks for kids stuffathon on Thursdays.  Report to Humboldt Moving and Storage. Rotarian of the week is Jennifer Budwig.
Our presenter was superintendent of Eureka City Schools Fred Von Vleck.
Rotarian of the week Jennifer Budwig

One of his biggest challenges is a policy which allows the student to go to his school of choice. Students normally assigned to Eureka High can instead choose Arcata or Freshwater.  This cuts the funding for EHS.  He also has a problem recruiting quality teachers and classified staff because there are not as many applicants .  Because of the the teacher shortage The students are two years behind normal by the time they get to 8th grade. So to offset this they are building a new gymnasium at a cost of 20 million dollars.  Go Loggers!