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 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.
President AJ was leading Sunrisers in their quest to build a home in Guatemala, but Former President Craig Newman (Rotary Year 1998-1999) stepped in to lead the team without missing a beat!
The Latest From Thomas Plus Recognitions!
Thomas Spengler, our Rotary Exchange Student from France, recently visited Sacramento and also the Sundial Bridge in Redding. (The guy really gets around!)
President Craig then called on Sunriser Brett Watson to tell us about the “Fixit” station in front of the Arcata City Hall.
All About Amanda!
Amanda Nelson gave her Craft Talk, and told us all about her past – which included a stint as a Rotary Exchange Student in Australia, how she became enamored of rowing (and then coaching) Crew. Somewhere in there, she also got married to her sweetie, Ashley!
Letting The River Flow
Dave Hillemeier is the Program Manager for the Yurok Tribe’s Fisheries Department, and he was our Featured Speaker. Dave talked about the impacts of removing dams on the Klamath River.