Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka

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P.O. Box 6054, Eureka, CA 95502
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Southwest Eureka

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We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
The Lodge
445 Herrick Ave.,
Eureka, CA  95503
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Members of the Interact Club of Zoe Barnum High School, faculty members, and members of the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka gathered at the Manila dunes on Samoa beach last week for the Interact Club's tenth annual Beach Clean-up Day.  Students, faculty and Rotarians enjoyed a post-cleanup barbecue after removing debris from the beach. The Interact Club, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka, meets twice each month to plan and launch projects to improve their community and their school and to enhance their leadership skills.  Eleven Interacters participated in this year’s beach project.  Over half of the students attending Zoe Barnum High School—more than forty—have participated in Interact projects this year.  Pictured, left to right:  Interact Club-Zoe Barnum High School Coordinator Michelle Mayo, Rotarian Kristin Blair, Zoe Barnum High School Vice Principal Omar Khaattab; center, back row:  Rotarian Marty Lay; far right:  Rotarian Eddie Morgan;  eleven members of the Interact Club.  Not pictured:  Rotarians Greg Hufford, Tyrone Champ, Heather Blair

President of the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka Melinda Ciarabellini (left) welcomed members of the Rotary Friendship Exchange program to Friday’s club meeting.  The visitors to Rotary District 5130, which consists of of 47 Rotary clubs in communities stretching from Crescent City to Santa Rosa, are members of Rotary District 3060 which represents part of the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra in Western India. The Indian Rotarians, whose visit was facilitated by Area Exchange Coordinator John Ayers, Donna Ayers and District Governor Erin Dunn, were house guests of Southwest Eureka Rotary families.  They introduced themselves and their spouses to members of Southwest Eureka Rotary and discussed the projects and culture of their home clubs and district. Their district is comprised of 96 clubs and more than 4000 Rotarians. Gujarat is the home land of Mahatma Ghandi and has “the most peaceful and friendly communities in the world” according to one visiting Rotarian. The Gujarat and Maharashtra Rotarians represent a variety of professions—construction, dentistry, pathology, chemical engineering, government administration, business—and all are or were presidents or officers of their home clubs.  They are pictured holding Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka mugs, one of several gifts presented to them during their visit.
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