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 on Monday at the Elk’s Lodge in Eureka**

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August 27 2018

Today’s menu featured lasagna and barbequed ribs with salad bar and chocolate cake.Carly Robbins called the meeting to order as president pro tem in the absence of Brad Mettam. Nathan Nilsen gave the invocation.  Then Red badger Anthony Stubbs was asked to give his craft talk.  He’s been a CPA

August 13, 2018

Turkey rolls highlighted the lunch selection. Sausage and potatoes came in second. Don Leonard led the flag salute.  John Fullerton gave the invocation. Brad Mettam presided.  Ken Stodder mentioned that the Red Sox were 85 and 35 this season. The club got a plaque from the Coast Guard. Mathew Owen

August 6 2018

Brad Mettam presided, wearing a colorful vest.  Nancy Dean gave the invocation.  She said that Keith Crossley is in the hospital after suffering a stroke. Past president Bruce Smith held up a Times-Standard picture of Brad and demanded compensation.  Don Leonard asked when he could trade in the gold coin

July 16th 2018

Dennis Hunter pauses to reflect.Our new President Brad Mettam opened the meeting from the opposite end of the room 30 feet away from the windows.  The meeting had relocated but the food hadn’t changed. This week’s lunch was stuffed peppers or fried cod, scalloped potatoes, salad bar and blueberry cake. 

June 25, 2018

Burl 6-25-2018Today was the traditional de-bunking of the President.  It was quite a show.  Here’s the actual plan as penned by Matthew Owen.12:00 noonAn ambulance (Bruce thinks it’s a limousine) with sirens howling pulls up to Bruce Smith’s Premiere Financial office (725 6th Street – Eureka). The EMTs go into the

June 18, 2018

This was a special meeting.  Rotarian and past District Governor Dave Dillon was honored for his many contributions to Rotary and the community.  Dillon 89, received 3 standing ovations by club visitors and guests.   A member of Rotary for 51 years, Dillon served as president of the club from 1976

June 11, 2018

Lunch consisted your choice of turkey slices surrounding a glop of stuffing or chicken fried steak in gravy.  Mashed potatoes salad bar and dessert rounded out the repast.  Brad Mettam led us in the flag salute.  Matt Messner gave the invocation.  Bruce Smith presided.  Chuck Ellsworth announced that Jim Hoff,

Done In A Day – March 31st, 2018

Our amazing crew of rotarians and volunteers did it again. On March 31st, 2018 they proceeded to clean up an area near the Adorni Center. Stay tuned for more information about the clean up efforts.

January 8th, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 12:18 by President Bruce. Flag Salute:  George John Winzler -  Spoke About John Berger Invocation:  Mike Cunningham Visiting Rotarians:  No Visiting Rotarians Guests:  Nancy introduced a future outbound Lyla Belter, Jim introduced his wife Debby, Bruce Smith introduced Skyler (a future financial advisor,

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.