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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10/17/2022 Past President Klark Swan presided over the meeting. The service for President Jerry Reece will be on November 5 at the Wharfinger A reminder that the Blood Bank is doing a special promotion in October. Donate blood and they will plant a tree in Uganda in your name. Backpacks

10/10/2022 Past President Carly Robbins presided over the meeting. Past President Carly Robbins and Past President Tom Schallert presented a check to the Humboldt Trails Council for $40,000 paid for by Sign Smith funds.  The money will go towards the purchase of a flail mower that will be used to

October 3, 2022 This was an off site meeting held at the Sequoia Park Zoo. Kate Witthaus presided over the meeting. Sadly we were informed that President Jerry Reece passed away on October 1 from cancer. After a little Rotary business and lunch, which was provided for $15 by

September 26, 2022 Kate Witthaus presided over the meeting.  The flag salute was led by Past President Dr. Kim Bauriedel.  The thought of the day was provided by Mindy Sehon. Guests included Frank Nelson with Humboldt Waste Management Association and our exchange student, Hillla who talked about her experience swimming

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

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

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

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

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

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.