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.
The Calendar …
RISE: “Rotary Involvement Strengthens Everyone“
Friday, August 24: A Day at the Races – Join the Sunrisers as we play the ponies at the Humboldt County Fair!
Saturday, August 25: Adopt-A-Highway – Meet at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center (off Samoa Boulevard) at 9:30 am
Sunday, September 9: “Out of the Darkness” Community Walk to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention. Registration on the Arcata Plaza is at 9 am; the walk begins at 10 am.
Saturday, September 22: Public Lands Day – Community Forest Cleanup!
Saturday, October 6: Pastels on the Plaza
Transitional Age Youth – Wednesday, August 22 – 5:30 pm at Coast Central Bank in McKinleyville
Community Service – Thursday, September 13 – 7:00 am at the Country Store on Giuntoli Lane in Arcata
Other Important Stuff
The Early Literacy Partners Program will offer free tutor training on Wednesday, August 29th from 10 am to noon at the Humboldt Office of Education in Eureka. Olivia Kernen visited on August 17th to let us know about this opportunity. For more information, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 707-445-7007.
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.
Links for monetary donations to fire relief via Rotary –
Mendocino/Lake Counties: https://www.larca5130.org/
Victims of the Carr Fire: http://www.shastarcf.org/funds/cdrf Please be sure to enter #NorCalRotary in the notes section as you enter your donation.
Sojourning Sunrisers & Finn!
Our travelers included Jessica McKnight (who took in some plays and did some camping), Terri Clark (who traveled to Australia to celebrate her goddaughter’s wedding), Claire Ajina (who went to Santa Barbara), and Maggie Kraft (whose driving trip with her niece spanned 1,200 miles, which included Santa Cruz and her high school reunion).
We also welcomed Finn Grewe, our Inbound Rotary Exchange Student from Germany, and President Ray showed a video of Finn arriving at our airport, where he was warmly greeted by many Sunrisers.
Do What Matters – Committee Reports
Sergeant At Arms Committee:
Nick Torres leads the Sergeant At Arms Committee, and he provided a brief description of what his group does – each week and when we go on the road. They can always use a few additional hands, so consider joining them!
The co-chairs of the Interact/Rotaract Committee are Ashliegh Diehl and Nick Torres. Nick led off, telling us how we can support the Interact Club at Arcata High School. Mostly, that involves showing up for their meetings on Fridays at 12:20 pm. They are a great group of self starters.
Ashliegh reminded us that our Club sponsors the North Bay Rotaract Club, which meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays in the Plaza Grill Room at Jacoby’s Storehouse. The group wants to work more closely with our Club, and it would help to have Sunrisers at their meetings.
Seeking Racial and Social Equity
Our Featured Speaker was Ron White, the Leadership Program Manager for the Humboldt Area Foundation. Ron spoke with us about the Equity Alliance – an HAF program that works toward increasing our understanding of racial and social equity through education, workshops, and other means. For additional information or to sign up for one of their programs, click on the logo below:
“Watch this episode of The Adventures of President Ray!“(Click on President Ray’s photo to view the video of the full meeting.)