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, March 9: Judges needed for the annual Humboldt History Day competition at Humboldt State. See Jeff Stebbins to volunteer.
Saturday, March 16: Join the Rotary Club of Arcata (Noon) and the North Bay Rotaract Club as they present the 11th Annual Humboldt Wine Festival. Starts at 5:30 pm in HSU’s Kate Buchanan Room.
Saturday, March 16: The Rotary Club of Eureka presents Mardi Gras With a Cause at the Sequoia Conference Center, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
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.
In Rotary Exchange News …
Our meeting featured not one, but two Rotary Exchange Students! Julia McLeod told us where she will be spending her Exchange Year, starting this summer. (But you’ll need to watch the video – no spoilers here!)
And our current Inbound Exchanger – Finn Grewe from Germany – had an update from the gathering at which Julia learned where she is headed.
Finally, Julia’s mother, Shore, expressed her appreciation for the Rotary Exchange Program.
Excellence in Vocational Service
The RCAS Vocational Service Award is presented to businesses and individuals whose business practices align with the principles of Rotary. Vanessa Griffin presented the award to Miwa and Josh Solomon, who were the owners of Japhy’s Restaurant from its founding in 1998 until they sold it a short time ago. The nomination for the award came from Sunriser Howard Stauffer, who told us why he felt that the couple were worthy of recognition.
A Look at Hoarding Disorder
Our Featured Speaker was Sunriser Maggie Kraft, the Executive Director of the Area 1 Agency on Aging. Maggie’s topic was hoarding disorder. She noted that we often joke about it, but it is a serious condition that affects many people. She also dispelled some preconceptions regarding those with the disorder.
Editor’s Note: Due to technical issues, many of the slides in Maggie’s presentation were partially obscured or could not be viewed at all. All of the slides are shown in this video as insets.
“Watch this episode of The Adventures of President Ray!“(Click on President Ray’s photo to view the video of the full meeting.)