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 1 – The Annual Jackie Foote Memorial Pancake Breakfast, benefiting the AHS Career & College Center. There are opportunities to sponsor, volunteer, and/or eat!
Thursday, February 6 – Arcata Chamber of Commerce Mixer at The Eureka Theater, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 8 – RCAS Charter Night at the Samoa Mansion
Saturday, March 21 – District Training Assembly North at the Sequoia Conference Center in Eureka
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 & Recognitions
What has Rotary Exchange Student Thomas Spengler been up to during the past week? He’ll tell you!
We heard about the Robin Meiggs Scholarship at HSU (which somehow involved Scott Heller). Jessica McKnight provided a review of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”. We sang to those with January birthdays, and we discussed a surprise birthday party at the Griffin – then Acting President Gregg Foster talked with those celebrating January anniversaries.
Gregg also showed us photos from recent RISE events at the Eureka Theater and at Fortuna Sunrise Rotary’s Seafood Boil fundraiser.
Vocational Service Award
The January 21, 2020 RCAS Meeting was packed, and it included the presentation of our latest Vocational Service Award to Joyce West, co-owner of Community Realty. Joyce encouraged us to plan ahead – way ahead, in fact. One of her teachers tasked her with making a 200-year plan, which led her to understand the value of thinking about our legacies.
We also heard from Jim Ritter, who talked about the Arcata High School Internship Program. Eddie from Los Bagels was on hand with one of his interns, and they told us how beneficial the program is. Sunriser Tom Tellez also participates in the program through his bar-making business, Wallace and Hinz.
HSU’s University Center
The Featured Speaker at the January 21, 2020 RCAS Meeting was Dave Nakamura. Dave is the Director of the University Center at Humboldt State University. The Center is an Auxiliary Organization of HSU. As such it is an 501(c)(3) nonprofit with its own Board of DIrectors, independent of the University. The Center was formed in 1970 when HSU students voted to form a student union..