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.
The Calendar …
RISE: “Rotary Involvement Strengthens Everyone“
Sunday, September 8 – Out Of The Darkness Walk for suicide awareness and prevention. Meet at 10 am on the Plaza.
Monday, September 16 – RCAS Fellowship at the Griffin! (The third Monday of each month) 4 to 6 pm.
Friday, September 23 – Zero Heroes Night – a fundraiser for Zero Waste Humboldt. From 6 to 9 pm in the Plaza View Room.
Friday, September 27 – Fundraiser for RCAS Guatemala House-Building Project! More details to follow.
Friday, October 4 – RCAS Picture Day! Don’t leave too soon after the meeting – we’ll be gathering on the Plaza for a photo op! (Sans Big Bill.)
Additional Important Stuff
The Arcata High School Interact Club meets every Friday at 12:20 pm during the school year.
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.
A Quick Talk with the City Manager
Arcata City Manager Karen Diemer is always welcome at our meetings, and she was there to speak with us about a number of issues, including affordable housing projects and the Creek Side Mixed Occupancy project near the city limits.
All About Sophie!
One of the “rites of passage” that each new Sunriser must endure is telling the Club about herself and how she (or he) became a Sunrise Rotarian. Sophie Saucedo officially joined RCAS just a few weeks ago, but she has been attending our meetings for a few years now. Her Craft Talk started with her birth in Oceanside, California, and covered her academic and professional progression through high school, college (HSU), and earning her CPA and working with Jackson & Eklund.
Sophie also talked about last year’s solo trip to Thailand and Cambodia, about her hobbies, and about her commitment to Rotary (and Rotaract). She also told us about Abby Saucedo – the rescue dog she adopted in April.
This Year’s Inbound Exchanger
Thomas Spengler from is our Rotary Exchange Inbound Student. Thomas arrived at our airport on August 17th – jet-lagged and with bleary eyes. He recovered by Friday’s meeting, and he introduced himself to the Club.
The Challenges for Print Media
Sunriser John Richmond was our Featured Speaker, and he spoke to the history of print journalism, current challenges, and paths to its future.
Don’t miss a minute!
(Click on the 2019-2020 Rotary Theme Logo to view the video of the full meeting.)