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Posted by Marie Liscom on Nov 02, 2016
The Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka, in partnership with the City of Eureka, presents its annual Veterans Day Observance and Program. Friday, November 11th at 11am . Adorni Center in Eureka. To honor the men and women who have served—and continue to serve—our country.
Posted by Marie Liscom on Nov 02, 2016
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.
Posted by Cynthia Denbo on Aug 30, 2016
Hundreds of fish-loving diners gathered at the Elks Lodge to enjoy the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka’s All-You-Can-Eat Fish Feed. The Saturday evening dinner, an annual event on the Rotary calendar, featured calamari, salmon, cod, oysters, petrale sole and all the fixin’s, prepared, cooked and served by members of Southwest Rotary and the Elks Lodge. Proceeds from the event will provide funding for the club’s vocational and academic scholarship program and for other community projects. “This year we will provide two scholarships to Zoe Barnum High School students and two scholarships to students attending College of the Redwoods. A cadet who is selected by his or her fellow cadets attending the College of the Redwoods Law Enforcement Academy will be presented with the club’s Service Above Self award as well as a monetary award to defer training costs,” said Event Coordinator Haider Ajina. “We thank our generous guests for joining us and helping us to help others,” added Roland Johnson, President of the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka. Serving the fish dinner are (pictured, left to right): Rotarians Marty Lay, Ken Singleton, Lee Smith and event volunteers.
Posted by Cynthia Denbo on Aug 27, 2016
Several hundred diners shared an evening of celebration with friends, family, neighbors, colleagues and Rotarians Thursday night at the Elks Lodge in Eureka. The Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka, Rotary Club of Eureka, Old Town Rotary Club and Elks Lodge combined to host a Thursday night steak dinner to honor the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and to commemorate its 226th birthday and the centennial anniversary of USCG aviation. Eureka is one of only twenty officially recognized USCG cities in the country and the second to receive that designation, according to Past-President of the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka and Eureka City Council member Melinda Ciarabellini who, in remarks after the dinner, noted the respect and affection that Eurekans have for the men and women of the Coast Guard who serve the residents of the North Coast. USCG members were guests of the Rotary clubs and the Elks Lodge whose members organized, hosted and served the dinner and grilled, boxed and delivered dozens of steak dinners to service men and women who were on duty and unable to attend. Pictured, left to right: Commander Kevin Barres, Response Chief, Sector Humboldt Bay; Sector Chief Scot Reed, OIC, CGC Barracuda; Chief Bill Gillespie, Humboldt Bay Fire; Exalted Ruler Kurt Bialous, Elks Lodge #652; Mayor Frank Jager, City of Eureka; President of Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka Roland Johnson; Captain Arthur Snyder, Commander, Sector Humboldt Bay; Chief Andy Mills, Eureka Police Department; President of Old Town Rotary Club Jeff Pauli; Deputy Commander Olav Saboe, Sector Humboldt Bay; Past-President of Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka and Eureka City Council member Melinda Ciarabellini.
Convention: City of peace
Though Atlanta has seen its share of violence and inequity over time, today it brims with reminders that there is another way. Get inspired while you’re visiting for the 2017 Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. Take a short walk from the convention center to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. There, you can see the handwritten notes, speeches, and sermons of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., experience an interactive 1960s-era lunch counter “sit-in,” and learn more about persecuted groups all over the world. A streetcar will take you to the Martin Luther King Jr...
The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...
Parts of Rotary.org unavailable from Saturday to Monday, 3-5 December
Parts of Rotary.org will be unavailable 3-5 December, beginning at 05:00 Chicago time (UTC-6), while we upgrade our membership database. During this time, areas that require sign-in (convention registration, club and district administration, grant application, giving, Rotary Club Central, etc.) and Club Finder will be unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Rotarians report email scam
Some Rotarians have reported receiving a scam email asking them to click a link to update names and contact information in a directory. The email, which stems from a gmail account, is not from Rotary.
Arch Klumph’s hometown raises over $2 million through centennial celebration
Rotary members in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, celebrated 100 years of The Rotary Foundation on 23 October with a banquet and a concert by The Cleveland Orchestra that have so far raised more than $2.1 million for the Foundation's next century of good work. Arch Klumph, a Cleveland Rotarian, planted the seed for The Rotary Foundation in 1917, with his idea of having an endowment fund dedicated to "doing good in the world." Today's District 6630 leaders thought that a concert was a fitting way to honor Klumph and mark the centennial because of Klumph's love of music. Klumph performed in several...