The Pledge of allegiance was led by Dennis Hunter and Greg Williston gave the invocation, quoting from the Psalm that encourages all to “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord” (Psalm 100). Greg encouraged us with the imminent expectation of hearing Limited Edition, who will bring joyful music rather than noise.
Les Merrill from Southwest Eureka Rotary
Guests of Rotarians
There were many guests due to the presence of Limited Edition.*
Russ Harris brought his wife Dianne; Bruce Rupp his wife Marilyn; Lisa Slack brought a friend, Scott Leonard; Paula Patton
her husband Rick; Mike Leggins brought Linda Wise who also works for Recology; Matthew Owen brought his daughter Molly.
Ted Loring Jr. introduced our outgoing exchange students, Mateo Montoya and Bryce Hutchins, who are perhaps going to Europe or South America; they’ll find out in a few months.
Charles Young, director of Eureka High School’s Limited Edition introduced all of his choir by name. [I regret that I lacked time and space to record them all. –ed.]
To Forgive at Christmas? Or not to forgive: that was the Question
|Charles Young wears his PHF medal|
Athletic director at Eureka High School (EHS) Omar Khattab
reminded us that the 38th Loggers’ Classic basketball tournament begins Thursday and continues until Saturday. He would like to see us all out there this weekend and induced us by giving away tickets. Teams are coming from all over our region and even over the hills from places like Redding. Mr. Khattab thanked us very much for what we do for Eureka High School athletics.
President Greg reminded us that if we make our goal of $2,000 we will nothave to listen to patriotic music from Marine Corp Band. So, contribute now, says Carlton Nielsen, who made a generous donation for motivations not revealed.
Toys for Tots is going strong during the holidays, and Paula Patton was recognized for her amazing support of this program. If interested in providing support to this great program, please talk to Carlton Nielsen, President Greg Gardiner or Pat Folkins.
According to our club president, today is Bill of Rights Day. December 15th 1791 the first ten amendments to the US Constitution were drawn up and put into effect. He read many of those rights that we tend to take for granted.
A missing bottle of wine will be delivered to Jay Bahner;
Linda Wise almost won the 310 dollar prize and her poor luck met with many empathic sighs.
|Linda Wise draws for the pot.|
Limited Edition sang their hearts out with a lively selection of
Christmas music including: Joy Shall Be Yours in the Morning, Merry Christmas, Deck the Halls, a medley built around the Twelve Days of Christmas that was difficult, fun and energetic. They also
sang a version of We Three Kings and closed with their traditional Carol of the Bells as they intermingled with our club members throughout the hall for their final gift of harmonious Christmas joy.
Since the next two Mondays are ‘dark’—Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!
* If I missed a few guests please forgive me