Meeting of the Rotary Club of Eureka
Lunch: Stir Fry with Chicken or Tofu
63 degrees and overcast at meeting time.
President Carlton Nielsen was absent, President elect for 2012-13 Nancy Dean called the meeting to order. Carol Riche led the Pledge and Dan Heinen led prayer
There were no visiting Rotarians, no student guests, and our exchange student Gabriel was on vacation in the Bahamas. And yet here I am, taking notes in Eureka. Sigh.
Mary Johnson brought a guest, Nick, the new Safeway Pharmacy Manager.
Mike Cunningham brought a new to the area attorney, Arthur Nielsen.
Birthdays and Anniversaries are in the book, congrats to all.
From May 6th-8th, the district conference will be held in Reno. 2-for-1 drink coupons and $5 in free slot play are available to anyone interested in going.
Today's Presidential Hat:
Fisherman’s Fisherwoman’s Cap.
Dan Heinen’s youngest daughter was married recently. He likes the in-laws and sent the happy couple to his timeshare in Cabo for their honeymoon. $100.
John Fullerton and Mike Cunningham were each fined $30 for being accountants. Seems cheap to me, and most likely deductible.
Craig Hansen had a new house built, which took 15 months. After a dizzying recitation of various numbers associated with the project, he was fined $48.50.
Lori Dengler is a geology professor at HSU and a world-renowned Earthquake expert. She heads to Japan in a few days and reminded us that in the event of an earthquake,
we are all going to die there are a few things you should remember.
stop, drop, and roll until the fire is out. Drop, Cover, and hold on while the shaking is still going on. Assuming you have maintained bladder function, try and count how long the earth moved. Over 20 seconds and there is going to be a tsunami.
Lori pointed out that since we meet at the Wharfinger, we should walk, to prevent traffic jams, and to head toward Broadway, to avoid being killed. Lori says the tsunami can strike in 8 minutes and that the trip to Broadway is a ten minute walk. At this point the mathematically inclined club members began inching closer to the door.
Dr. Dengler also said that to avoid a tsunami, you should stay dry. I should have gone for my PhD, this stuff is so easy!
To lighten the mood, Lori suggested that in the event of a real emergency, “no one will come to save you,” and “you should have a weeks worth of food on hand.” Thanks Doc!
Fred Griffith asked a long question about either living at Target or using low income housing to block the oncoming wall of water, and the meeting ended 4 minutes early.
$10 GP, $10 JMcB