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“
Saturday, September 1: The Humboldt Cider Tap Room’s “Arts Alive!” night features the art of Sunriser Crystal Perez! – 517 F Street in Eureka.
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. You can also register as a “virtual walker” on the website. Our team’s page is https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=176251
Saturday, September 22: Public Lands Day – Community Forest Cleanup!
Saturday, October 6: Pastels on the Plaza
Sunday, October 21: Foundation Celebration Dinner North – 2 pm at the Elks Lodge in Eureka
World Community Service – Tuesday, September 4 – 7 am at the Country Store on Giuntoli Lane in Arcata
Community Service – Thursday, September 13 – 7:00 am at the Country Store on Giuntoli Lane in Arcata
Transitional Age Youth – Wednesday, September 19 – 5:30 pm at Coast Central Bank in McKinleyville
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.
Links for monetary donations to fire relief via Rotary –
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.
Mendocino/Lake Counties: https://www.larca5130.org/
On Thursday, October 18th, the Arcata Police Department and the Humboldt County Office of Education will begin an 11-week series of Parent Project classes that are free to parents of at-risk youth beginning at the McKinleyville High School Library.
Bring your spare business clothing to our Final Friday meeting on August 31st. Sarah Wilkinson will be collecting clean, gently-used items to help stock the Transitional Age Youth Clothing Closet.
It’s not too early to be thinking about A Taste of the Holidays, per Event Chair Lisa Hemphill. She has contacted last year’s food purveyors to ask who plans to participate in the event on Thursday, November 15th.
Congratulations to President Ray’s Rotarian of the Week – Andreas Krause!! Thanks to you and your family for stepping up to host Exchange Student Finn!!
The Traveling Sunriser Show
Our travelers included Jennifer Coriell, who headed east where she visited New York’s Chautauqua Institution; Susan Diehl-McCarthy, who headed to Santa Cruz for a visit with a French family that hosted Emily Diehl on a Rotary Exchange a few years ago; and Gregg Foster, who revisited his childhood while camping!
What’s New With Finn?
Finn Grewe, our Rotary Exchange Student from Germany, told us about his experience at the Exchange Student Orientation and Rafting Trip the previous weekend. “It was so much fun,” he said.
Finn had other adventures also – visiting the beach, the Arcata Community Forest, the bulb farm, and the cinema. He even went shopping at the Coop!
Offshore Energy Efforts
Our Featured Speaker was Matthew Marshall, Executive Director of the Redwood Coast Energy Authority. Matthew told us about a exciting project his agency is working on – the development of offshore wind power generators. The RCEA hopes to deploy from 10 to 15 turbines about 25 miles off the Humboldt Coast. These turbines use proven technology, and many have been deployed in Europe.
“Watch this episode of The Adventures of President Ray!“(Click on President Ray’s photo to view the video of the full meeting.)