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, January 26: The Annual Pancake Breakfast to support Arcata High School’s College & Career Center. At Arcata High in the Fine Arts Building.
January 29, 30, & 31: We deliver Dictionaries to Third Graders – check your email for times & schools
Saturday, February 9: It’s our birthday! (Well, almost.) The RCAS Charter Celebration starts at 2 pm at the Griffin in Arcata!
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.
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.
Finn Grewe, our Rotary Exchange Student from Germany, told us about his Christmas and his adventures that followed. This included a visit from Grandma, as well as skiing and surfing!
What’s In Store for the AHS Interact Club?
Four members of the Arcata High School Interact Club provided an update:
The Sophie & Mollie Show
Sophie Saucedo is not technically a Sunriser (she’s still a member and Past President of the North Bay Rotaract Club). But at our last meeting, she reminded us that our Dictionaries for Third Graders program – where we visit local schools to hand out the books – will take place on January 29 (Arcata Elementary), January 30 (Pacific Union), and January 31 (Jacoby Creek School). Check your email for the Sign Up Genius message from Sophie.
That’s what Sophie’s doing for our Club – what’s she doing for her own? Well, she and the President of the Arcata Noon Rotary, Mollie Smith, told us about the Humboldt Wine Festival. The event will take place at 5:30 pm in the Kate Buchanan Room at Humboldt State, and it is co-sponsored by the two clubs.
Meet the New Chief
Our Featured Speaker was Brian Ahearn, the Chief of Police for Arcata. Before moving to Arcata, Brian served for over 30 years with the San Diego Police Department.
Brian and his wife Jacqueline have been married over 34 years, and they have two adult children – Amanda teaches first grade, and Taylor is a pitcher in the Boston Red Sox organization.
Brian told us about his move to our community, and his plans for the Arcata Police Department.
“Watch this episode of The Adventures of President Ray!“(Click on President Ray’s photo to view the video of the full meeting.)