Welcome to the Sunrise Spirit –
the Weekly Newsletter of The Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise
We hope that you will attend one of our lively Friday meetings,
whether or not you are interested in joining Rotary.
We meet most Fridays at 7 am in the Plaza View Room at Arcata’s historic Jacoby Storehouse.
Please plan to attend our Spring Fundraiser – A Taste of Spring.
This will be a Triple Crown Event at the Arcata Community Center,
and the doors open at 5 pm on Friday, May 3rd … don’t miss it!
Click on the poster below to purchase your tickets:
The Calendar …
RISE: “Rotary Involvement Strengthens Everyone“
Friday-Sunday, April 26 – 28: Eureka Salt & Fog Fish Fest. Includes a Pub Crawl, the Fish Fest itself, and a Fun Run!
Friday, May 3: RCAS Presents A Taste of Spring! – our Spring Fundraiser! The event will have a Triple Crown theme (as in horse racing). You could win a cash prize of $1,000!!
Friday, May 3: The Arcata High School Interact Club hosts a Spaghetti Feed at the AHS Fine Arts Building. Sunrisers are invited early, so we can get to our Fundraiser!
Friday-Sunday, May 17 – 19: The Four-Way Fest – four Rotary Districts will hold their District Conferences together, at the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada.
Friday, May 31: The Third Annual Stephen Brodhag Memorial Golf Tournament at Baywood Golf & Country Club.
Additional Important Stuff
The Arcata High School Interact Club meets every Friday at 12:20 pm.
The North Bay Rotaract Club meets in the Plaza View Room at Jacoby’s Storehouse at 6 pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month.
What Happened Here?
There were many announcements at the latest RCAS meeting; first up was the reminder that there are only nine weeks remaining in the current school year, so the opportunities to help with Backpacks for Kids are dwindling. Check your email for the final slots to be filled, or just help out after the next meeting to help with the bags to be filled!
We are looking to fill out an RCAS Foursome for the Stephen Brodhag Memorial Golf Tournament, which will take place at Baywood on May 31st. Contact Jeff Stebbins or Dick Johnson if you want to participate. (Don’t miss a chance to visit with Rina!)
Ian Schatz shared the news that our scheduled Outbound Exchange Student for next year had to withdraw for health reasons. However, President Ray named Ian as his Rotarian of the Week for his bravery in bearing sad news.
Three representatives from the Arcata High School Interact Club were on hand to tell us about their group’s recent activities. They also told us that we are welcome to come early to their Spaghetti Feed, which will take place on Friday, May 3rd. (The same evening as our Taste of Spring fundraiser.)
Protecting the Trinidad Coast
Our Featured Speaker was Ben Morehead, the Executive Director of the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust. Ben told us that his organization is dedicated to providing coastal access while protecting the natural beauty and character of the Humboldt County Coast near Trinidad. To meet its goal, the Trust owns 11 properties, and controls 26 coastal holdings and conservation easements, from Little River north to Big Lagoon.
Ben also invited us to attend some of the trust’s June events:
- Saturday, June 11: Luffenholtz Beach Trail Cleanup & Ivy Pull
- Sunday, June 19: Guided Hike on Trinidad Head
- Saturday, June 25: Tide Pool Exploration at Luffenholtz Beach
For more information about these events and about the Trust, click here to visit the website: Trinidad Coastal Land Trust
“Watch this episode of The Adventures of President Ray!“(Click on President Ray’s photo to view the video of the full meeting.)