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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August 16, 2021

Klark Swan opened the meeting at noon via Zoom with 26 people in attendance. Brad Mettam talked about thinking about adding a Rotary background to your Zoom window and how that can also sell Rotary when you are in other meetings. Klark said we will continue to meet virtually for

August 9, 2021

Klark Swan called the meeting to order virtually at 12:06pm. Thought of the day was provided by Chuck Ellsworth.  Chuck said in Quaker tradition he wanted us all to offer a silent prayer for anyone in your life that needs it. Brad Mettam – Pledge of Allegiance Birthdays in August

August 2, 2021

The Rotary Club of Eureka meeting was called to order by President Klark Swan at 12:22pm. After the pledge of allegiance Annalise Von Borstel provided a thought for the day. GUESTS OF ROTARIANS: Linda Wise introduced Donna Wright, CEO of Eureka Chamber of Commerce. The president of Lost Coast Rotaract

July 26, 2021

The Rotary Club of Eureka meeting was called to order by President Klark Swan at 12:18pm. The flag salute was led by Klark Swan Thought of the day was led by Arny King Guests of Rotarians: Mark (Linda Wise); Eric Smith (speaker). Cindy Denbo (South West, Eureka) BIRTHDAYS Tom Schallert’s

July 19, 2021

The Rotary Club of Eureka meeting was called to order by President Klark Swan at 12:25pm. Rick Littlefield led the Pledge of Allegiance. Blane O’Shaughnessy provided the inspirational thought of the day. Prayers were said for Ken Stoddard and his family. Ken’s wife’s daughter passed away.  Blaine read an inspirational

July 12, 2021

The first meeting of the 2021_2022 year was called to order by President Klark Swan at 12:20pm.  This was a hybrid meeting – both in-person and on zoom. Nancy Dean provided the thought of the day. Klark noted July Birthdays and asked for any birthday stories but nobody apparently had

June 28, 2021

President Mindy Sehon opened her last meeting of the year at 12:35pm in person at the Inn at 2nd and C in Eureka! The invocation was provided by Anthony Stubbs who gave a heartfelt thank you to Mindy for her leadership and provided an inspirational quote about leadership. Mindy acknowledged

June 21, 2021

Mindy Sehon opened the meeting at 12:25pm. The flag salute was given. Jera Newland gave the inspirational minute and provided a quote by Robert Kennedy. Mindy talked about the Fallen firefighter memorial at Clarks Plaza and Rotary Club of Eureka’s contribution. Klark Swan was recently in the news regarding her

June 14, 2021

The meeting was called to order at 12:25pm by President Mindy Sehon. This was a hybrid meeting.  Participants were in – person at the Elks Lodge and attending via Zoom. Flag salute was led by: Jera Newland Inspirational moment was led by: Klark Swan Dr. Kim Bauriedel talked about our

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.