Our Next Meeting
We would love to have you join next Friday at 7 am at the Plaza View Room in the Jacoby Storehouse, on the Arcata Plaza. It’s the last Friday of July – a “Final Friday” – so our meeting will be dedicated to supporting the Rotary Foundation!
RISE Calendar …
“Rotary Involvement Strengthens Everyone“
Now! – Time to pay up dem dues! (Remember that you have the option of paying in two installments.)
August 9 – Greet Inbound Exchange Student Isabella at the airport!
August 13-19 – Pedal for Polio bike ride to raise awareness and funds to support Rotary’s fight against polio. Participants will ride from Crescent City to Petaluma (or portions of the route). District Governor Bob Rogers is hoping for 100% (financial) participation.
August 27 – Kevin Ebbert Memorial Trail Run in Arcata Community Forest at 9 am (but be sure to get there early). Sign up at any HealthSport location. Proceeds will go toward the Humboldt Bay Trail Fund, which will help to build the trail along Highway 101, including the section that is dedicated to Kevin’s legacy!
September 10 – Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness Walk – Check in at the Arcata Plaza at 9:00 am.
September 10 – Join the North Bay Rotaract Club for its annual Fun Run! Starting at 10 am in Blue Lake, and supporting several local nonprofits!
- President Dustin let us know that the President-Elect of Rotary International, Sam Owori, died unexpectedly from surgical complications. Mr. Owori was a member of the Rotary Club of Kampala, Uganda, and he would have been the first Ugandan and the second African to lead our organization. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
- President Dues-tin reminded us to pay our dues. You should have already received your invoice in the mail; if you haven’t, please contact Treasurer Bryan Reeser.
- The Pedal 4 Polio bicyclists will be on their way soon. The group headed by District Governor Bob Rogers (a polio survivor) will meet in Crescent City on Sunday, August 13th, and they will start the ride the following morning. That night (Monday the 14th), we plan to meet up with the intrepid riders at Trinidad City Hall, to help host them. On the fundraising end, DG Bob notes that if each Rotarian in our District donates just 10 cents per mile, we can raise about $84,000 to fight polio, and that amount would be matched by our partners, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation! President Dustin also noted that we will sweeten the pot by donating the proceeds from the August Final Friday Auction to the team.
- We received a thank you note from Phoenix Spoor, who received an RCAS Scholarship last month, and who also earned a History Day scholarship last year. Here is a representation of the note:
Welcome Back, Olivia!
In 2015, our Club presented a four-year scholarship to Olivia Reynolds. She took a break from her preparation for her third year of college (and her new job at Wells Fargo) to speak at our meeting:
We celebrated Birthdays and Anniversaries at our meeting, though not in that order. Romi Hitchcock-Tinseth told us about the matching gifts that she and her husband Glen got for their anniversary, and Lori Breyer told us about her recent birthday:
(Almost) All About the Redwood Coast Energy Authority!
Our Featured Speaker was Matthew Marshall, the Executive Director of the Redwood Coast Energy Authority. We learned the rationale for the establishment of this particular Joint Powers Authority (a phrase that Gregg Foster enthusiastically explains in his introduction):
Want to check out the entire meeting? Click on Dustin!