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 (almost) every Friday at 7 am in the Plaza View Room
of Arcata’s historic Jacoby Storehouse.
For more information, please visit the RCAS Website.
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create
lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
The RCAS Calendar
RISE: “Rotary Involvement Strengthens Everyone“
- April 15 – The David Josiah Lawson 5K Run & Walk from the Plaza to the Arcata Marsh – 8 am to 11 am
- April 21 – AHS Interact Spaghetti Feed at the AHS Fine Arts Building from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
- May 4-7 – District Conference at Konocti Harbor Resort
- May 27-31 – Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, Australia
President Vanessa shared some photos with us, including this one of Gregg Foster participating in Soroptimist International’s “High Heels for Healing” event:
The annual event raises funds for women’s health. Kudos to Gregg for channeling his inner Elton John for the occasion!
Past-President Ian talked about the recent District Training Assembly, which featured Sunriser Romi Hitchcock Tinseth presenting on our Club’s efforts to raise awareness and expand diversity, equity, and inclusion in our organization.
Members of the AHS Interact Club were on hand to remind us about their fundraising dinner on April 21st.
Next week will be our annual election, where we will select a Club President for the 2024-2025 Rotary Year, and we will also elect a couple of new Board Members.
A Fun History Lesson
Local historian Jerry Rohde was our Featured Speaker, joining us via Zoom. Jerry’s official title at Cal Poly Humboldt is Research Associate for the Cultural Resources Facility. He has written several books on local history as well as State and National Parks. Jerry asked us a number of questions, starting with, “So You Think You Know Arcata? Let’s Find Out”.
He asked us to guess why there the Arcata Creamery Building has such a tall tower. He asked us about the Arcata Wharf – were there more than just the one? He showed us a photo of a machine with a front shovel/scoop and asked us to identify its purpose. He also asked us to try to determine the location shown in a photograph, and he asked about the former “most dangerous intersection in Humboldt County”.
Check out Jerry’s full presentation in the video below. You’re sure to find it enlightening!