April 20, 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.

Michael Kraft

RISE Calendar …

“Rotary Involvement Strengthens Everyone

Friday, June 1 – The Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka hosts the Stephen Brodhag Memorial Golf Tournament at Baywood!
May 18-20District 5130 Conference at McClellan Park (formerly McClellan Air Force Base)
Saturday, June 16Arcata Bay Oyster Festival Beer Booth – Save the date!


Recognitions, Including Sojourning Sunrisers and Special Daze

Several Sojourning Sunrisers stepped up to tell us about their adventures. Jennifer Coriell and Mary Crow spoke about their school trip to the East Coast, Steve McHaney talked about his trip to Oberlin, Ohio, where his son is studying at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Gregg Foster said that he recently returned from his new second home – New Orlieans, Randy Mendosa was in Southern California visiting his daughter who attends Occidental College, and Chris & Lisa Hemphill told us about their trip to San Diego.

Our Special Daze would have included a celebration of Cam & Lisa Appleton’s recent anniversary, but Craig Newman told us that Cam is laid up following his recent shoulder surgery.

We did sing “Happy 4-20/Happy Birthday” to Chris Hemphill, and his wife Lisa celebrated by providing brownies for all!

World Community Service in Yemen

Howard Stauffer briefed us on a project that our Club supported in Yemen. Working with the Yemeni Association for Reproductive Health, we helped fund the construction of a water tank and a much-needed restroom for women.

The State of the Humboldt Workforce

Our Featured Speaker was Michael Kraft. He works for Sequoia Personnel Services, and the main thrust of his work there is working with Humboldt County on workforce development and building the local economy.

Michael spoke with us about recent changes and trends in the local workforce, how our area compares with the rest of the state, and what we can expect as a result of these factors.

 


“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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