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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01/23/2023 President Annalise von Borstel opened the meeting and Carly Robbins led the flag salute. Kate Witthaus provided the thought of the day. Kate talked about the many health benefits of practicing gratitude. Visiting Rotarian Jessica McKnight with Arcata Sunrise introduced herself. Guests of Rotarians included Candace and Kirsten with

01/09/2023 President Annalise von Borstel presided over the first meeting of 2023.  The flag salute was led by Jera Newland and the inspirational thought of the day was given by Alissa Woods who talked about Service Above Self and what that means. Guests of Rotarians included Jessica from the Speakeasy,

12/19/22 Alissa Woods presided over the meeting for President Annalise von Borstel who is out of town. Klark Swan’s kids and their friends led us in a rousing version of the flag salute, enjoyed by all.  Jeremy Campbell provided the thought of the day reminding us that it’s easy to

12/05/22 President Annalise von Borstel presided over the meeting.  Chuck Ellsworth led the flag salute and the thought of the day was provided by Frank who invited us to take a moment each day to be thankful. Guests included Corcoran Realty, Justin manager of the Speak-Easy, Devon from Edward Jones

11/28/2022 Our speaker today was Hilla Honkamakila, our exchange student from Finland. Hilla said that Finland shares borders with Sweden, Russia and Norway.  She lives on the northern part of Finland by the Baltic Sea.  The temperature varies from 72 to 13 degrees Fahrenheit. They have a lot of northern

11/21/2022 Today’s meeting was held off site at the Nordic Aquafarms facility which is currently under construction.  President Annalise von Borstel led the meeting.  Exchange student Hilla showed off her new calendars which are available for sale for $20.  She is earning money for her Hawaii trip. After lunch and

11/14/2022 Jaison Chand presided over the meeting for President Annalise von Borstel who is out of town. Matthew Owen led the flag salute. Jaison provided the Thought of the Day.  He talked about being a self-made person who is that way thanks to the “village” of people who have helped

10/31/22 Well I don’t have any minutes but I do have a few photos of spooky looking Rotarians dressed for Halloween. 🙂 Our speaker was Miles Slattery, City Manager for the City of Eureka.

10/24/2022 Alissa Woods presided over today’s meeting. Thought of the Day: Tom Schallert provided a very thoughtful inspirational moment about how to live life well, simply, and generously.  He also shared the very important news that today is National Bologna Day! Toys for Tots: Nancy Dean requested more volunteers to

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.