Prez Jody opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Thought for the Day: Yogi Berra died at age 90. A favorite Yogi-ism: “You can observe a lot by just watching.” “The future ain’t what it used to be!” “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

Eula Lenihan – to become a member soon!

Tom celebrated his 8 year club anniversary with us today. Guenter had a wedding anniversary last week – 51 years!

Kira, Donna, Gary, Kathleen paid for missed meetings.

Happy Dollars:
– Liliana is happy to be back with the club! We are happy you’re back, too!
– Donna is happy that she went to her nephew’s wedding and saw lots of relatives.
– Tom announced that tomorrow 3pm community meeting with DOT and Dan Hamburg to talk about the corner sidewalk and crossing in Mendocino┬áthat needs to be addressed.
– Heather is happy to announce that North Coast Brewing Co. just got certified as a B Corp!
– Kathleen happily participated in her son’s wedding, which was beautiful. Congrats!

– John C. is happy that Liliana is back, and that we’ve had a lot of help for folks affected by fire in Lake County.
– Jody – reports happily that our club sent $1000 to the Lake County fire efforts. Way to go!
– Matt had a happy time at the Fair last weekend.

Donna’s Youth Services Committee will meet soon; needs more members. To help supervise Interact Club meetings 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 12:15. They are ordering dictionaries for 3rd graders, and working on our frisbee golf project with the youth and with our Community Services Committee. October 17 they will be helping with the hospital’s Wellness Festival 5 K race at the Mill Site.

Sean is seeking more members for the Club Services Committee, which is possibly the best committee to be on… Help set up each meeting, take care of the sign up sheets, etc.

Travis is seeking members for the Community Services Committee – their big project will be renovation of tee pads and adding a “hole” to the disk golf course at the high school.

Jeffry talked about the International Committee. They are exploring project ideas in Vanuatu and Nepal. He met with Fort Bragg Rotary, and will partner together. They’ll also do a Rotary International Grant Funding training.

Gary announced that he is passing around a sign up sheet to fill in our program slots for the rest of the year. Since we only meet 2x/month, it shouldn’t be too hard.

Returning to the Hill House for our club meetings was introduced by Jody as a voting issue. We’ve been invited back. Advantages: cost savings – no longer a need to count RSVPs – we’d keep our $25/lunch through our 90-day trial period, then go back to $20/lunch – we’d not have to do the set up and clean up. Motion to support this move was made by Matt, seconded by Liliana; motion passed. Effective the first Rotary meeting in November.

Mark calendars for 10/15 – our District Governor will visit, so we will have a special meeting that day — there will be three regular meetings in October. Our usual 2nd and 4th Thursday, and also 10/15 (the 3rd Thursday). Board meeting preceding the 10/15 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s.

John P and Dean have completed the Membership Directory, and the Board voted to print the Directory for all members. Hooray!

Jerry announced that on Dec. 3 we can buy out the theatre for $25/person; Jerry will have 2 tickets for every person to buy or sell to others. Musical comedy is the play, 8pm, this will serve as our Rotary meeting for that 1st week of December.

Today’s Program:
Harold Hauck presented the Bylaws of this club, and proposed revisions. He did this as Finemaster…

  • What’s wrong with our bylaws? They’re out of date… and other problems.
  • A minimum vote of 2/3 of the membership is required to amend the bylaws, after a 10 day period to review/think about the changes.
  • There are currently 7-14 members on the Board, per our current bylaws: four officers, immediate Past President, three Standing Committee Directors, and five Avenue of Service Chairs.
  • The three current Standing Committees are Club Public Relations, Membership and Rotary Foundation.
  • The club President may appoint 5 Avenue of Service Chairs.
  • The duties of the President Elect include being the Chair of the annual Charter Night program and preside in the absence of the President.
  • Duties of the Immediate Past President include attending Board meetings, advising the President, and chair the Debunking Meeting at year’s end.
  • Are any changes required in the bylaws as a result of our decision to meet every two weeks? Yes, to reflect meeting 2nd and 4th Thursdays from noon to 1:15.
  • The bylaws specify that the Board is to meet on the second Thursday of each month (should be the third Monday of each month).
  • In an emergency, the Board can make a decision by email? Yes – but only in the proposed changes to the bylaws.
  • The criteria for spending money from the Club’s Activities Fund are to receive Board approval for Avenue of Service Committees’ projects.
  • Any Avenue of Service unallocated funds go back to the General Fund at the end of the year (this is a proposed change to the bylaws).

Read the bylaws at and Harold will distribute the proposed changes via email for comparison. We will vote on the changes at our next regular club meeting.

Today’s Raffle Winners: Guenter and John C.