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.
Usually, we meet on most Fridays at 7 am in the Plaza View Room
at Arcata’s historic Jacoby Storehouse.
You are also welcome to join our meetings online.
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change
– across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
The Calendar …
RISE: “Rotary Involvement Strengthens Everyone“
- July 31 – RCAS Pizza Party
- August 22 – RCAS Sunday Afternoon Barbecue at the Griffin
- November 11-14 – The Zone Institute, tentatively scheduled for Tuscon, Arizona
- October 8, 2021 – The North Coast Ethics in Business Awards
- June 4-8, 2022 – The 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston, Texas.
This week’s Sunrise Spirit does not contain links to video clips.
For a video of the complete meeting, click on the link at the bottom of the page.
As we always do this time of year, RCAS welcomed its newest Club President – Ian Schatz! (He’s Number 30!!)
President Ian led a triumphant return to the Plaza View Room, but he did so safely. About half of our attendees were able to join us via Zoom, and they were able to see and be seen.
Past President Maggie made Ian’s reign official by presenting him with the President’s Pin. But she wasn’t quite done – she also presented him with a Mute Button (which may not be as effective in person as it is online), and an emergency backup – duct tape!
Other pins that were passed around were the District Governor pin, which outgoing DG Doug Johnson presented to this year’s edition – our own Dustin Littlefield. In addition, Doug gave Dustin a large banner for our Club, indicating that we are the DG’s Home Club, and a large necklace that contains 109 metal tags – one for each of our District’s Governors, including one for Dustin. (The necklace is kept in a shadow box, since it is unclear whether anyone would survive wearing it.) Dustin noted that becoming the District Governor was “like the first day of school”. Then he thanked the RCAS leadership for its continuing support. That makes for a nice segue into our next topic:
The RCAS Leadership Team
President Ian introduced the following Sunrisers he is counting on to help him lead our Club and our District this year:
District Governor Dustin Littlefield
Lieutenant Governor Barbara Browning
Assistant Governor Howard Stauffer
District Treasurer Ashliegh Diehl
Vice Governor & Paul Harris Society Chair Terri Clark
Board of Directors
President Ian Schatz
Secretary Howard Stauffer
Treasurer Sophie Saucedo
Sergeant-at-Arms Nick Torres
President-Elect Vanessa Griffin
Club Service Committee Chairs
Membership – AJ Gonzales and Malinda Damme-Hinton
Mentorship – Brandi Easter
Fellowship – Jessica McKnight
Recognitions & Connections – Joyce Hinrich
Programs – Howard Stauffer & Gregg Foster
Public Relations – Barbara Browning & Maggie Kraft
Sergeant-at-Arms – Nick Torres
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) – Romi Hitchcock Tinseth
Community Service Chairs
Community Service – Amanda Nelson
Financial Assistance – Randy Mendosa
World Community Service Chairs
World Community Service & Polio – Tom Tellez & Charlie Jordan
Rotary Foundation – Terri Clark
New Generations Chairs
Youth Activities – VACANT (it could be you!)
Competitions & Scholarships – Bryan Plumley & Jennifer Coriell
Interact and Rotaract Support – Nick Torres
Rotary Youth Exchange – Claire Ajina
President Ian closed the meeting with the following haiku:
We should all Serve to Change Lives
– Arcata Sunrise