February 2, 2018

Rotary: Making a DifferenceWelcome to the Sunrise Spirit –
the Weekly Newsletter of The Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise

Our Next Meeting

Please feel free to join us at one of our Friday meetings. We meet at 7 am in the Plaza View Room of the historic Jacoby Storehouse; we’d love to see you there!

AJ Gonzales, Shannon Maciel, & Julie Vaissade-Elcock

RISE Calendar …

“Rotary Involvement Strengthens Everyone

Friday, February 2RCAS Charter Night! At Alchemy Distillery, with a No-Host Bar!!
Saturday, February 10Azalea Park Cleanup – 9:30 am – Noon – Off North Bank Road
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aturday, March 3 – AHS Career & College Center Fundraising Breakfast! 8 to 11 am in the AHS Fine Arts Building.
Saturday, March 3 – Judges needed for History Day at HSU – 7 am to Noon
Saturday, March 10Adopt-A-Highway! Meet at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center at 9:30 am.

Sojourning Sunriser & Recognitions

We heard from Sojourning Sunriser Bryan Plumley, and there were some special recognitions!

Welcome, Shannon!!

We welcomed Shannon Maciel to the Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise. Shannon is a Vice-President with Redwood Capital Bank, and she is a lifelong resident of Humboldt County. Special thanks to her sponsor, Julie Vaissade-Elcock!

Izzy’s (and Travis’s) Week

Our Inbound Exchange Student from Austria, Izzy Orasch, told us about the Rotary Reveal Weekend. That’s where our Outbound Exchanger for next year – Travis Naman – learned that he will be spending the next school year in Brazil!!

Interat/Rotaract Committee Report

Craig Newman and Nick Torres reported on our local Rotaract and Interact Clubs, and our Committee’s work with them.

Mentorship Committee Report

Sunriser Brandi Easter explains the role of the Mentorship Committee, and how its efforts help new members.

Reimagining Blue Lake

Our Featured Speaker was Amanda Mager, City Manager for Blue Lake. She discussed her city’s plans to realize its potential, by reimagining, rebranding, and rezoning.


“I’ve got the whole meeting in my head!”

(Click on President Dustin’s photo to view the video of the full meeting.)

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