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“
Saturday, February 22 – Arcata Chamber of Commerce Business Leadership Awards – 5 pm at the Arcata Community Center
Saturday, February 29 – History Day at HSU – Sign up to be a judge or to help out!
Saturday, March 21 – District Training Assembly North at the Sequoia Conference Center in Eureka at 8 am
Friday-Saturday, May 15-16 – District Conference in Fortuna
Saturday-Wednesday, June 6-10 – Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii
Additional Important Stuff
Rotary and Toastmasters International meet at noon on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 1700 Bayview Street in Arcata.
The Arcata High School Interact Club meets every Friday (when school is in session) 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.
Update from Thomas Featuring Valentunes!
Rotary Exchange Student Thomas Spengler told us about his recent adventures (which included a STOMP shout-out), then he joined several other members of the ARMACK Orchestra and AHS Madrigal Choir to perform two “Valentunes”. (Valentunes are a fundraiser for the two musical groups. Each year, roving groups of musicians serenade people throughout our community on Valentine’s Day.)
President AJ applauded our recent activities, including the pancake breakfast to support Arcata High’s Career and College Center, building garden beds at Peninsula School, the grand opening of The Bigfoot Taproom, RCAS Charter Night, and Oscar Night at the Eureka Theater.
Affordable Housing in Northern California
The meeting’s Featured Speaker was Dan Johnson of the DANCO Group. Dan talked about his organization’s affordable housing projects in Northern California, focusing primarily on local sites. He noted that his company currently manages 724 units, including 525 classified as affordable housing units, 153 market rate residential units, and 46 commercial units. One of DANCO’s more visible projects is “Bayview Heights”, which is located at 4th and C Streets in Eureka. This facility will have a total of 50 units – 25 of which are reserved for homeless veterans. This location will include onsite staff, as do most of DANCO’s residential projects.