Rotary Club of Eureka & District 5130

The Rotary Club of Eureka is part of Rotary International District 5130. District 5130 runs from Napa and Sonoma in the South up to the Oregon border!

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**Meetings are temporarily on Zoom due to COVID-19 concerns. Please email for information or to attend a meeting.**

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September 19, 2022

The meeting was presided over by Past President Nancy Dean.  The flag salute was led by Gregg Gardiner.    Carly Robbins provided the thought of the day and reminded us to enjoy the little things in life. Guests included Pat Folkins wife, Sheila; Scott Pesch BUSINESS: Southwest Rotary Club of Eureka

September 12, 2022

The meeting was presided over by Past President Nancy Dean.  The flag salute was led by Mari.    Carlton Nielsen provided the thought of the day and encouraged us all to share with others about Rotary. Guests included Erin Dunn, Ross Rowley, Amanda Moxon (President of Old Town Rotary), Greg Foster

August 22, 2022

The meeting was presided over by Past President Mindy Sehon. The flag salute was led by Ted Loring. President Jerry Reese was in attendance and received a warm welcome from the club. Guests included Klark Swan’s friend Marie who is a past Rotaractor and hopefully a soon to be Rotarian. 

August 15, 2022

The meeting was presided over by Past President Klark Swan. Following the flag salute Darus Trutna provided the thought for the day. Brad Mettam introduced his guests, Jaime Matteoli and Julia Peterson who are also our speakers today. Our exchange student Hilla is in Humboldt County.  She has been exploring

August 8, 2022

The meeting was presided over by Past President Mindy Sehon. Scott Thompson led the flag salute and Annalise von Borstel provided the Thought of the Day. There were a lot of guests and this reporter couldn’t keep up but here’s what I got: Linda Wise introduced Frank Nelson, Operations Manager

July 25, 2022

Guest Speaker:  District Governor, Jennifer Strong Topic: Time is the only commodity that once we spend it, we can't get it back. How do we make Service Feed Self. She spoke about the difference of being a Rotarian and why we are Rotarians. She shared her "why" and asked President Elect, Annalise von Borstel

July 18, 2022

The meeting was presided over by Past President Carly Robbins Thought of the Day: Chuck Ellsworth elicited chuckles with a funny anecdote about his grandson.  The lesson was, “Be careful what you wish for!” Guests: We welcomed a number of guests today, including former Rotaract Christine Tyson, our outbound exchange

July 11, 2022

Past President Mindy Sehon was acting President, stepping in for President Jerry Reece who is recovering from an illness and hopes to be back in the near future. The theme for this Rotary year is Imagine Rotary. The Flag Salute was led by Nancy Dean.  Ziggy was recognized on the

June 27, 2022

Club President Klark Swan presided over the beginning of the meeting before she was debunked. Flag Salute- Past District Governor, Michael Juric led the flag salute Thought of the day: Carly Robbins talked about leadership. Guests: There were so many guests today.  Including but not limited to President Klark’s mother

The Four-Way Test

The Four-Way Test is a test used by Rotarians world-wide as a moral code for personal and business relationships. The test can be applied to almost any aspect of life. The test was scripted by Herbert J. Taylor an American from Chicago as he set out to save a distribution company from bankruptcy. It was later adopted by Rotary International.

Is it the TRUTH?

There is a timelessness in truth that is unchangeable. Truth cannot exist without justice.

Is it FAIR to all concerned?

The substitution of fairness for the harsh principles of doing business at arm’s length has improved rather than hurt business relationships.


Man is by nature a cooperative creature and it is his natural instinct to express love.

Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

This question eliminates the dog-eat-dog mentality and substitutes the idea of constructive and creative competition.