It’s starting to feel like old times again out here. Michaele is out in Old Town creating a ruckus, visiting with her new artsy friend Ceak Kytrell, when who does she come across? Why it’s those pesky Rotarians again! Look out!

As always, the Rotarians are up to good. This time out they are simply asking you to take a moment to nominate a deserving local business for their newly established Ethical Behavior in Business Award. That’s all. Oh, and they were kind enough to send along a press release to explain themselves further:

Northern California Rotary clubs are launching their inaugural North Coast Ethics in Business Awards and are seeking nominations for those recognitions.  Rotary District 5130, comprised of 47 Rotary clubs, six Rotaract clubs, and more than 2700 members in Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma counties, will honor businesses and organizations that exemplify exceptional ethical business practices in the workplace, in the marketplace, and in their communities.

There will be four categories of recognition for Northern California organizations:  large, medium, and small business (based on numbers of employees) and non-profit organization.  Award recipients will be honored for going beyond expected standards in the ethical conduct of their organizations.

The North Coast Ethics in Business Award is a vision of Rotary District 5130 Governor Doug Johnson.  Johnson strongly believes Rotary’s core values are closely aligned with the consistent organizational practice of ethics in business. “As Rotarians, we want to honor businesses that are doing things right—and that embody the Rotarian values of public service, fairness, integrity, and community spirit,” said Johnson.

The public is invited to nominate businesses and non-profit organizations for the award.  Customers, clients, employees, friends, and others who know of organizations that incorporate extraordinary ethical behavior into their professional conduct are asked to submit nominations. Deadline for nominations is July 31.

Organizations receiving recognition will be selected by a blue ribbon committee of North Coast business leaders with awards presented at a District 5130 District Conference luncheon scheduled for October 8 in Rohnert Park.

The District Conference event will also feature the award of educational scholarships for the 2022 academic year to high school seniors.  The deadline for submitting scholarship applications is July 15.  

More information about nominations, scholarship applications, and sponsorship opportunities can be found on the North Coast Ethics in Business Award website: and on the Rotary District 5130 website:

So there. Ciao Bella!

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