We sang Happy Birthday to PP Mary.
 
 
Eureka Rotary President Matthew Owen invites all members to the joint Rotary Christmas Party.
 
Chief Mills, PP Melinda and President Roland with the beg check representing the proceeds from the Cirque de Soulless event.
 
Mike and Roland present a check for $750 from Whiskey and Cigars to Mark Hayden of Baywood for the Junior Golf Program.
 
Greg passing the hat for Mary Beth's Cornell College Fund!
 
Doug McCorkel discussed the status of the Town of Scotia transformation and the anticipated sale of prior PALCO housing.
 
 
 
PRESIDENT
Roland Johnson rang the bell at 12:30 p.m. and welcomed all.  This club has been serving humanity since 1969.
 
PLEDGE AND THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Led by Haider Ajina. The thought for the day was from Mark McGowan.
 
GREETER
John Ayres was the greeter. There were no visiting Rotarians which “signed in”, however Chief Andy Mills and Eureka Rotary President Matthew Owen were present. Visitors included Mark Hayden, General Manager at Baywood Golf and Country Club, as well as Mike Newman, commercial insurance broker.  Our exchange student, Anni, had lunch with us today.  She is also selling tickets for the Eureka High School Concert on Thursday, December 15th, which starts at 7:15 p.m.
 
SUNSHINE REPORT
The Sunshine Report was presented by Jerry Colivas.  Larry Goldberg’s father passed away a couple of weeks ago.  Our thoughts go out to Larry and his family.  Jerry also mentioned that Burnie Kemp will be getting out of Granada and able to go home permanently on Monday, December 19th.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
  • A recent fundraiser, CIRQUE de SOULLESS, occurred on October 29, 2016. The beneficiary was City of Eureka’s Shop-With-A-Cop program.  A check for $5,000 was presented to Chief Andy Mills.  Children will each receive a $100 gift certificate at Target.  The shopping spree will be the morning of December 20th
  • Mike Dominick presented a check for $750 to Mr. Mark Hayden which will go toward Humboldt Junior Golf. This will allow better opportunities for youth to learn the game, whereas otherwise they may never have the opportunity.  The money was raised from the Whiskey & Cigars fundraiser earlier at Mike’s house.
  • Matthew Owen spoke about a Rotary Christmas Party (all 3 Eureka clubs) on December 17th at 5:30 p.m. and ending approximately 8:00 p.m. at the Sequoia Conference Center at a cost of $50.00 per person.    The buffet dinner will be catered by Uniquely Yours Catering with holiday music by Eureka High School’s Limited Edition.  All net proceeds will be given the Rotary Foundation.
  • Our club’s next board meeting is Wednesday, December 14th.  All red badgers and any others interested are invited to attend.  This will be at SHN Engineering office at 5:30 p.m.
  • On December 16th, next week’s lunch is our annual election. It is reported that there is no individual signed up as Vice President at this point in time.  Anyone interested should contact Melinda or any other past presidents.
  • This Thursday, December 15th is the Police Academy graduation at College of the Redwoods. Our club is presenting a $1,000 check and plaque to one cadet. This is voted among their peers as a service above self award.
  • Our club, in participation with the other two Eureka clubs, will be ringing the bells on behalf of Salvation Army next Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.   Sign ups will be available at next week’s meeting.
RECOGNITIONS
Greg Dale is $50 lighter when it was announced that his daughter, Mary Beth, was accepted to attend Cornell University next year.  Congratulations go out to the Dale family! Greg said that any donations to Mary Beth’s college fund will be greatly appreciated!
 
An Open House event was held last evening at SHN Engineering.  All members within our club were given an invitation.  All those not attending the Open House paid $1.00 fine.
 
GAME
Mike Dominick’s ticket was pulled and he did not draw the Queen of Clubs.
 
PROGRAM
Doug McCorkel gave a nice presentation on the Town of Scotia.  Mr. McCorkel is the Marketing Director and gave an update of the history of the town over the past 10± years and also an update into the near future. Phase I of selling up to 40 homes is nearing reality with the first sale hopefully to occur over the next four± months.  Phase II will occur shortly thereafter which will include 71 homes. Many of these homes are priced between $150,000 to $200,000.   He stated that approximately 60-70% of the interested parties wanting to buy a home are from “out of the area”. Their desire is to have homeowners occupy these properties and not investors.