Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka

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P.O. Box 6054, Eureka, CA 95502

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Southwest Eureka

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
The Lodge
445 Herrick Ave.,
Eureka, CA  95503
United States
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Past-President Rick Roberts announced the selection of the first recipient of the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka "Ed Nilsen Rotarian of the Year Award" during the club’s Friday meeting.  The award recognizes a Southwest Eureka Rotarian whose contributions to the community through the club’s programs, events, and projects exemplifies the Rotary motto “Service Above Self”.  Kristin Blair, member of the 2013-2015 Board of Directors, was presented with the 2014-15 award, named for founding member and Past-President Ed Nilsen.  This award, which honors the memory of Ed Nilsen and his contributions to Rotary as Charter Member, 1968-70 President, and active member of the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka for more than 40 years, will be presented annually.  Pictured, left to right:  Matt Nilsen, Joan Nilsen, Kristin Blair, Rick Roberts.

Representatives of six North Coast Rotary clubs were recognized last week as the Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods hosted its annual Bids for Kids evening to raise funds for the club.  This year the Lance Madsen “Champion for Youth”  Award was presented to Rotary clubs which have contributed to the renovation of the Eureka Teen Center. The Rotary Clubs of Eureka, Southwest Eureka, Old Town (Eureka), Arcata, Arcata Sunrise and Fortuna have provided material support, labor, and funding for the project which began last year and is projected to be completed in 2016.  The fundraising evening, “Night of 4000 Stars" will provide funding for the Club's three program sites, as well as T-Ball, Junior Giants, and Teen Court programs.  Pictured, left to right:  Dale Warmuth of the Rotary Club of Eureka; Gregg Gardiner, Past-President of the Rotary Club of Eureka; Mary Crumley, Past-President of the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka;  Howard Stauffer, President of Arcata Sunrise Rotary Club; Jay Bahner, President of the Rotary Club of Eureka; CJ Ralph, President of Rotary Club of Arcata and Nicole Schwerdt, President of Old Town Rotary.

Rotarians and Elks partnered to host a 225th birthday celebration for the U. S. Coast Guard at the Elks Lodge last Thursday evening.  Organized, prepared and served by Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka, Rotary Club of Eureka, Old Town Rotary and members of the Elks Lodge, a grilled steak dinner was enjoyed by more than 150 Coast Guard personnel, their guests and their hosts.   An additional 28 dinners were prepared, boxed and delivered to on-duty Coast Guard personnel serving in the McKinleyville and Samoa stations.  Preparing to box dinners for delivery, pictured left to right:  President of Rotary Club of Eureka Jay Bahner, Old Town Rotary Rotarian Chuck Petrusha, the Elks Lodge’s Kathy Payne, Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka Rotarians Les Merrill and Haider Ajina, Rotary Club of Eureka Rotarians Will Kay and Ziggy Ziegenfuss.  The dinner was part of the month-long celebration hosted by the City of Eureka, one of only thirteen designated Coast Guard cities in the country, to honor the U.S. Coast Guard and the men and women who protect the people of the North Coast. 



Oct 30, 2015
Larry Goldberg
Offsite Meeting at Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
Nov 06, 2015
Savannah McCarty
Wild Souls Ranch
Nov 20, 2015
Mark McGowan
Rotary Foundation
Nov 27, 2015
Dec 04, 2015
Ken Woods
Offsite Meeting at Humboldt Bay Fire
Dec 25, 2015
Jan 01, 2016


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