September 24, 2012
President-Elect Ziggy was standing in (no stool needed) for President Nancy who was out of town.
The Flag salute was lead by Ken Stodder and the invocation was offered by Bill McAuley.
John Cramer from Washington, Indiana and, with politics on the program, we had plenty of guests including elected officials Marian Brady, Mike Newman, Richard Marx and Melinda Ciarbellini. Other guests included Gabrielle Long, Nathan Nilson, Steve Jackson, Fred Van Vleck and Dick Storre’s wife, Debbie.
Sid Anderson, Dan Heinen, Stacy Lane and Mike Martin.
No Weddings but Club Anniversaries celebrated this week for Chuck Ellsworth , Wendy Purnell, Kathy Cloney-Gardiner, Tim Foster and Dale Warmuth.
Ziggy read a letter to the Club from the Ismet, Turkey Rotary Club offering condolences to US Rotarians for the recent terrorist attacks on our Embassy in Libya.
Tickets still available for the Foundation Dinner Saturday Oct. 13, see Pat Folkins for yours.
October is Vocational Awareness Month and we’ll be giving an award at the end of the month to a club member.
Backpack for Kids – first packing day is Oct. 4 – See Mindy Bussman to sign up for a shift or two this school year. Thanks to John Gierek of Humboldt Moving and Storage for providing a place to pack for all these years.
No Board Election held today – apparently not enough willing candidates. Will vote later after getting a few more Yes’s.
Bob and Steve were the Raffle Winners
The program was a candidate forum, moderated by the Humboldt County League of Women Voters featuring the folks running for the 2nd Ward seat on the Eureka City Council in November.
Incumbent Linda Atkins and her two challengers, Joe Bonino and Charlie Bean answered questions submitted from the club and talked about their priorities if elected and vision for the future of the City.
Some of the topics touched on included the proposed Marina Center, Eureka’s Homeless issue, tourism, medical marijuana and if it was important to get along with fellow council members. Each candidate also was given time for a brief opening and closing statement.