|We add a new member|
We went immediately to introducing new members. Susan Tissot joined the Club. She is the fund-raiser for Humboldt Botanical Gardens. Tom Schallert introduced her and Will Kay gave the past president’s admonition. From there we went to the Annual Membership Meeting.
Gregg Gardiner went over our membership goals for the year. We have 8-10% attrition every year. This year we started out with 124 members, and we are now at 134. His goal is to reach 150 members. If we achieve that goal we can restore funding to Backpacks for Kids and reduce dues to $400. Our big projects this year are remodeling the Boys and Girls Club, Cleaning up the Serenity Inn and assembling a playground there, and putting 3 redwood benches in Rotary Grove. Our club has $700,000 in the Sign Smith fund, an additional 60,000 in the Rotary Endowment Fund, and we have recently added the Harvey Harper Scholarship fund and the Scott Guild Memorial Fund. We are rolling in money.
Dr. Kim Bauriedel introduced our speaker, Doctor Donald Baird health officer from the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services. He spoke of the growing problem of parents refusing to get their children vaccinated.
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