April 13, 2018

Rotary: Making a DifferenceWelcome 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 the historic Jacoby Storehouse in Arcata.

Remember this date!

RISE Calendar …

“Rotary Involvement Strengthens Everyone

Saturday, April 21District 5130 Training Assembly – North at the River Lodge in Fortuna
Sunday, April 22Adopt-A-Highway & Earth Day Social
May 18-20District 5130 Conference in North Highlands!
Friday, June 1 – The Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka hosts the Stephen Brodhag Memorial Golf Tournament at Baywood!
Saturday, June 16Arcata Bay Oyster Festival Beer Booth – Save the date!

Recognitions, Including Sojourning Sunrisers and Special Daze

There were no Special Daze to discuss, but we did hear from Sojourning Sunriser Ian Schatz, who traveled to Italy, Hungary, Norway, and Switzerland, visiting his daughter and former Rotary Exchange Students!

Then, we recognized Claire Ajina for her new position with the Humboldt County Office of Education!

Remembering Harry

At the April 13, 2018 RCAS meeting, we shared memories of Sunriser Harry Johnson, who passed away recently. Harry was an RCAS Charter Member, the second RCAS President, and the Governor of District 5130 for the 2000-2001 Rotary Year. Our condolences to his family and his many friends here and around the world. He will be greatly missed.

Every 15 Minutes

Every 15 Minutes is a national program that illustrates for high school students the importance of making responsible decisions, especially when they get behind the wheel of a car.
The program took place at Arcata High School on April 5th and 6th, and our Club helped with the organization and sponsorship. The event begins with a simulated car crash and closes with a trial. Locally, the programs are conducted at four year intervals, which allows most students to experience the powerful presentation during their high school tenure.

Izzy’s Week

Izzy Orsach, our Exchange Student from Austria, had visitors from afar! Her aunt and uncle came to Arcata to spend time with their North Coast-savvy niece! Izzy also talked about her Easter celebration.

About the Trinity River Restoration Program

Sunriser Andreas Krause is a Geomorphologist with the Yurok Tribe, and he works to restore salmon and steelhead runs on the Trinity River. He was also our Featured Speaker this week!

Andreas walked us through the ecological state of the river, and told us about the Trinity River Restoration Program.

For more information about the restoration program, please click on the graphic below:


“I’ve got the whole meeting in my head!”

(Click on President Dustin’s photo to view the video of the full meeting.)

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