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-Sunday, May 17 – 19: The Four-Way Fest – four Rotary Districts will hold their District Conferences together, at the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada.
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.
Recognitions and More
President Ray named Crystal Perez (aka Charli Murphy) as his Rotarian of the Week. That was followed by Recognitions by JOYC. The first was our realization that Tom Tellez looks pretty damned good in a tux!
JOYC then asked us to talk among ourselves to find more info nuggets to share with the group. These included the revelation that Dustin Littlefield’s sister will soon be attending Hofstra University. (Also, we eventually learned where Hofstra is located.) Chris Hemphill saw an interception … at an Oakland A’s game! Others who shared information included Romi Hitchcock Tinseth, Cam Appleton, Asher Wilkinson, Gregg Foster, and Crystal Perez (there she is again).
Training Primary Care Physicians Locally
Our Featured Speaker was Paul McGinty, the Chief Philanthropy Officer for St. Joseph Health Humboldt. Paul told us about the new Family Medicine Residency Program that will welcome its first class of eight doctors in June 2019. The program is a partnership between St. Joseph Hospital and Open Door Community Health Centers as a way to increase access to primary care providers in our rural area. The first six doctors will begin their three-year residencies in June 2019. Another six will enter the program a year later. As of July 2021, the program will have its full complement of 18 doctors.
“Watch this episode of The Adventures of President Ray!“(Click on President Ray’s photo to view the video of the full meeting.)