Meeting of the Rotary Club of Eureka
June 6, 2016
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Steven Lafferty
Next up was Bill McAuley to lead our invocation. He asked us to remember several of our fellow Rotarians who were suffering from Health issues. Walt Shimasaki is battling cancer. Don Leonard just underwent back surgery. Jim Howard was taken to the hospital just his morning by Chuck Ellsworth, and Dennis Hunter recently broke his ankle.
Pat Folkins reminded us that today is the 72nd anniversary of the Allied landings into occupied France during World War II, now known as D-Day. Our club has two members that served in World War II, Al Crnich, and Ken Stoddard. Pat also talked about our North Coast Honor Flight program, and that it has taken 427 World War II veterans back to Washington D.C. Pat also showed a photo of our veterans laying a wreath at the World War II Memorial on their last trip.
Kim Bauriedel talked about his most recent visit with Walt Shimasaki. He presented Walt with a Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of our club recognizing him for his 56 years of service to Rotary.
Liz Smith and Maggie Kraft were our two visiting Rotarians.
President Jay got Gregg Gardiner, Elan Firpo, and Kurt Barthel on their feet and thanked them for attending as we have not seen much of them recently.
Kim Bauriedel brought as his guest the new Boys Scouts executive for Humboldt County.
Birthdays in June:
1st Dean Christiansen and Matt Murrish, 3rd Robert McLaughlin, 5th Frank Jager, 6th Mark Murgia, 9th Keith Crossley, 10th Greg Sparks, 11th Greg Pierson
Wedding Anniversaries in June:
3rd Chris Freeman, 7th Don Leonard, 9th Jim Davis, 11th Robert McLaughlin, 11th John Fullerton, 12th Al Crnich
June is also a busy month for Rotary Membership Anniversaries:
Al Abrahamson, Bill McAuley, Neal Carnam, Mike Martin, Gary Todoroff, Dave Dillan, Greg Pierson
President Elect Matthew Owen agreed to be recognized if the Warriors sweep the Cavaliers.
Gregg Gardiner was recognized for his year as Rotary President and for all of the community projects he has been involved in.
Elan Firpo was recognized for attending a recent Warriors game.
President Jay asked us to be on the lookout for an upcoming email regarding the Back Packs for Kids Fundraiser.
Maggie Craft lead us through the ins and outs of the Area 1 Agency on Aging.