April 6, 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.

Nick Torres

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!

Recognitions, Including Sojourning Sunrisers and Special Daze

The only Sojourning Sunriser in the house was Crystal Perez, but her trip was a-mazing! She won a trip to New Zealand, and she made good on it!
We also recognized Ed Christians for winning the Best Customer Service Award from the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce (along with the rest of Coast Central Credit Union); and Gregg Foster, for being a “Shaggin’ Aggie” (in heels)!
Our Special Daze included a report on the April 5th anniversary of Lori & Dave Breyer and the exciting recap of Nick Torres’s birthday on April 2nd.

Izzy’s Week

Although Exchange Student Izzy Orsach was unable to attend our meeting due to illness, Steve McHaney served as her proxy. Steve said that Izzy’s aunt and uncle were in town, and their tour of our local delights included Dick Taylor Chocolates!

Playhouse Arts and Arcata’s Creamery District

Our Featured Speaker was Jackie Dandeneau, the Executive Director of Playhouse Arts, which is best known for running the Arcata Playhouse. Jackie talked a bit about the Playhouse and her nonprofit’s other programs, but the main thrust of her presentation was the state of the Arcata Creamery District, which (for now) is part of Playhouse Arts.

For more information about all of the programs Playhouse Arts provides, please click on the graphic below:

Arcata Playhouse

“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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