September 27, 2021

The meeting was opened at noon on Zoom by President Klark Swan. Thought of the day was provided by Steve Allen who reminded us to slow down and appreciate our lives and friends.  Phillip Nicklas led the  pledge of allegiance.


  • Board of Directors Strategic Planning is coming up. Please reach out to Klark or a board member with any agenda items or thoughts you may have.
  • Small Grants – Steve Allen reported that 3 applications have been received. Deadline to apply is 9/30/21.  Applications are available on the web site.
  • Social Event – Jera Newland is organizing a social event at the Humboldt Social Club on Monday, October 11 at 5pm. Bring a guest or your entire family.  Come prepared to purchase drinks and food.  We can be outside unless it rains and then will be in the hangar. 900 New Navy Base Rd, Samoa.
  • Rotary Blood Drive – Kate Witthaus said 15 Rotary members showed up to donate with 11 able to donate. Linda Wise was the winner of the gift basket. Thanks to everybody who came.
  • District Conference is happening 10/8 and 10/9. This will be a virtual event.  District Governor has been sending emails so let Klark know if you aren’t receiving.
  • Rosters – Klark has mailed the rosters. If you do not receive let her know.


Klark reminded us of the Rotary 4 way test.  Our goal as a Rotarian is to live our lives adhering to these principles in all aspects of our lives.


  • Jera Newland – became a gallon blood donor during the Rotary blood drive!
  • Alicia – was recognized for posting a picture of her daughter on national daughter day.
  • Mike Martin – was pictured showing off rocks he collected in Nevada. Included in his collection are dinosaur droppings that are now very colorful agates.


Jerry Reece introduced our speaker, Jessica Osborne-Stafsnes.  Jessica is the Grants and Program Development Director at the Humboldt Independent Practice Association and North Coast Health Improvement and Information Network.

Jessica said the North Coast Health Improvement and Information Network was formed in 2010 after their CEO, Martin Love determined that there was not a complete interface in Humboldt County between electronic records.  They applied and received a grant from Headwaters Fund that helped them start working on this issue.  In 2015 while working on the RISE project which helped women who were pregnant and at risk or substance abusers.  Practitioners were complaining that there was no easy way to access referrals, active resources, etc. for this population.  The North Coast Resource Hub was developed and has expanded to include many types of healthcare resources in Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity Counties.  This is a mobile web site, that is very interactive. It has been well received in the healthcare community.  Right now there are 247 resources listed on this site and more are being added as project dollars allow.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:42pm.