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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March 18th 2019

  President-elect Carly Robbins gave the invocation.  Brad Mettam presided.  Klark Swan shared that Mardi Gras Fundraiser had been a success.  60 people attended and they made $4500.  The biggest challenge was making gumbo for 120.  County Office of Education representative Melody McGuire accepted a $5000 check for the Science

March 11 2019

  The meeting was opened by our president Brad Mettam.  Ziggy Ziggenfuss was called upon to lead the Flag Salute.  In the audience was former member and past president Laurie Lazio.  He said a few words. When he was president he fined Rotarians using a wheel of Fortune you spun

March 4 2019

  President Brad Mettam has returned from his secret mission.  He seems unchanged, at least on the surface. Or maybe it’s unhinged.   He asked Stacy Lane to lead us in the pledge.  Everyone looked around to see if she was actually there.  A rare sighting. Arny King delivered the invocation,

February 25, 2019

  Past president Bruce Smith stood in for Brad Mettam, who was out of town. Menu was veal or spaghetti, the usual salad bar, and chocolate mousse for dessert.   Ted Loring was awarded Rotarian of the Week.  He wasn’t there to accept the award.   Klark Swan reminded us that Rotary’s

February 4 2019

  Brad Mettam had taken the day off.  Carly Robbins, our president-elect, filled in.  Burt Campton gave the invocation.  He quoted the lyrics from “Such a Wonderful world” most notably sung by Louie Armstrong. Rotarian of the week was Rick Littlefield.  There’s a memorial for J. Warren Hockaday on February

January 28th, 2019

ROTARY CLUB OF EUREKA IS 95 YEARS OLDRemarks by Dr. Kim Bauriedel originally delivered January 21, 2019For over 30 years our past President and past District Governor, Charlie Strope, wouldperiodically present to our club a short statement about some aspect of the history of our club.Frequently, during the month of

January 14 2019

           95 YEARS OF EUREKA ROTARY  We all know that the first Rotary Club was organized in Chicago in1905. We may not be aware that club number two was organized in San Francisco  by Manuel Munoz, a salesman by trade, and his friend Homer Wood, a lawyer. Clubs were then

January 8, 2019

President Brad Mettam called upon Pat Folkins to lead us in the flag salute.  Patrick Cleary gave the invocation.  Menu was Turkey or Ribs.  Matthew Owen who always volunteers for crowd control at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, said this year’s highlight was a float that caught on fire.  A

December 17, 2018

  Today’s meeting was held off site at the Recology Center in Samoa.  Brad Mettam led the meeting.  We pledged to a projected image of the flag and did the invocation.  Continued good wishes for J. Warren Hockaday, who is recovering from successful cancer treatments.  The menu was Mexican food. 

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.