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Cindy Denbo has been named “Rotarian of the Year” by the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka.

The award was presented by Melinda Ciarabellini, past president of the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka, at the club’s last meeting.

The “Ed Nilsen Rotarian of the Year Award” recognizes a Southwest Eureka Rotarian whose contributions to the community through the club’s programs, events and projects exemplify the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self,” and who offers dedicated service and loyal devotion to the ideals of Rotary.

The award honors the memory of founding member and Past President Ed Nilsen and his contributions to Rotary as charter member, 1968-70 president and active member of theRotary Club of Southwest Eureka for more than 40years. It is presented annually to a member of the club.

Pictured from left are Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka President Roland Johnson, Past President Melinda Ciarabellini and Rotarian of the Year Cindy Denbo.

President of the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka Roland Johnson and Past-President Melinda Ciarabellini were presented with a plaque in honor of their club’s contribution to the City of Eureka Community Access Program of Eureka (CAPE).  The ceremony launched the Adorni Center’s Hall of Heroes display of recognition for organizations and individuals who partner with the City in providing assistance to Eureka's homeless and disadvantaged populations.  CAPE, developed by the City’s Park and Recreation Department, served more than 1000 low-income and homeless individuals in its first year of operation.  "The program has no budget," said Eureka City Councilmember Kim Bergel, “it depends on event fundraising, grants and contributions from community members as it makes a difference, one day at a time.”  Mayor Frank Jager presented plaques to the first class of the League of Heroes to "publicly recognize and honor their contributions to better our community.”  The Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka was the first organization to participate in the effort to support CAPE.  Its June Martinis By the Bay fundraiser contributed $6000 to provide transportation and breakfasts to children attending last summer’s Camp Cooper.  Picture, left to right:  Kim Bergel, Roland Johnson, Melinda Ciarabellini, Frank Jager.
Eureka Police Department Chaplain Andy Broese Van Groenou (right) joined David during a holiday shopping trip to Target this week as part of the City of Eureka’s Shop-With-A Cop program.  More than 50 children were accompanied by dozens of law enforcement professionals for the 3rd annual gift selection as they selected presents for family members and items for themselves.  Participating in the program were Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods, and Betty Chinn, who arranged for the children’s participation;  Eureka Police Department, Humboldt Bay Fire, City of Eureka Park and Recreation Department CAPE Program, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, the Arcata Police Department; and the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka which contributed $5000 in funding for the program.  
Emcee PP Melinda Ciarabellini with DG Wulff Reinhold.
Mark McGowan chaired the Foundation Dinner North.
Mark with members of the ticket and basket posse.
PDG Erin Dunn cooks her steak.
Liz and Melinda cooking steaks.
Exchange student Chen receives her PHF.
Random Acts of Comedy performed after dinner.
Bill Gillespie, Fire Chief
Mar 31, 2017
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