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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The newly-installed 2015-2016 Board of Directors and Officers for the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka met this week to discuss plans, projects and activities for the new Rotary year.  The club, with a membership of 83 Rotarians, has provided service through funding and active participation in projects to improve Eureka communities since being formed in 1969.  Pictured:   (back row, left to right)  Vice-President Matt Nilsen, President-Elect Greg Hufford, John Vandermolen, Haider Ajina, Mark McGowan; (front row, left to right) Mark Dias, Dean Charlton, Cindy Denbo, President Melinda Ciarabellini, Chris Jones, Mary Crumley, Secretary Troy Vizenor.  Not pictured:  Heather Blair, Sergeant-at-Arms Rick Roberts, Treasurer Nancy Kay.
 
 

 
 
President of the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka Melinda Ciarabellini welcomed new member Rachael Simon into the membership of the club during the club’s first meeting of the new Rotary year. Simon is a professional aesthetician with a business located in Pure Make-up Boutique in Eureka.  Her family attended her first meeting during which she was introduced to the club and inducted into its membership.  She joins more than 80 fellow Rotarians who meet weekly as they plan, organize and host fundraising and service projects to enhance local communities.  Pictured, left to right:  Brian Simon, Cole Simon, President of the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka Melinda Ciarabellini, Rachael Simon. 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka member Marie Liscom (pictured, right) was recognized for receiving her second Paul Harris Fellow Award by Rotary Foundation Chair Mark McGowan.  Paul Harris Fellows are honored for their contributions to the Rotary Foundation which funds and supports international projects--those that provide assistance in the fields of peace and conflict resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, and economic and community development--as well as local projects.  Liscom received a special Rotary service pin and certificate of appreciation in acknowledgement of her financial support of the work undertaken by the Rotary Foundation.
 

 
 
 
 
President of the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka Rick Roberts (pictured, left) presented a check for $3000 to Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Liz Smith during this week’s Rotary meeting.  The funds will be used to support the ongoing renovation of the Boys and Girls Club building on Harris Street in Eureka.  The Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka is one of several Eureka Rotary clubs and many local organizations and businesses that are providing funding, labor and material contributions to the renovation project.   The funds provided to the Boys and Girls Club were raised through Southwest Eureka Rotary's annual Vampire’s Ball, a signature fundraising event hosted and organized by the club.
 
 

 
 
Zoe Barnum High School students celebrate their June graduation and their award of Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka vocational scholarships. The $250 scholarships will be used to further the students' education in their chosen vocation. The Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka sponsors the Zoe Barnum Interact Club, which supports veterans, children, seniors and other community groups and projects through fundraising and active student participation.
 

 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka’s Martinis By The Bay fundraising event was enjoyed by over 200 guests last week as they sampled the signature cocktails of mixologists on loan from seven dining and cocktail-purveying establishments on the North Coast.  The Ingomar Club, Gabriel’s, Cafe Waterfront, Five Eleven, Bear River Hotel and Casino, Speakeasy and The Palace provided ten different cocktails during the evening for the tasting enjoyment and edification of those attending. The proceeds from the event will benefit the Humboldt Senior Resource Center’s Home-delivered Meals Program.  Pictured:  Rotarian Larry Goldberg and other guests.
 

 
 
 
The Zoe Barnum Interact Club held its annual Beach Clean up and BBQ at Samoa recently. Thanks to the Rotarians who helped with the event and provided rides. Pictured with the group are their advisor, Michelle Mayo and Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka Youth Service Chair, Kristin Blair.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Speakers

Aug 07, 2015
Savannah Goodwin
CASA - Rotoract
Aug 14, 2015
Tori Finnamore
Exchange Student
Aug 21, 2015
Captain Arthur Snyder
Coast Guard Commander
Aug 27, 2015
Members
Coast Guard Days-Cook Yoyr Own Steak
Aug 28, 2015
TBA
Exchange Student
Sep 04, 2015
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Labor Day Weekend
Sep 25, 2015
Erin Dunn
District Governor Visit
Oct 09, 2015
Cindy Denbo
Vampire's Ball
Oct 16, 2015
Ken Woods
Offsite Meeting at Humboldt Bay Fire
 

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