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,
however, while we are under the Shelter In Place order, we are meeting online.
Please visit the RCAS Website for the meeting links.
The Calendar …
RISE: “Rotary Involvement Strengthens Everyone“
Watch here for events as they return to our Calendar …
Recognitions & Announcements
The inimitable JOYC (Justice Of Your Club) paved President AJ’s path to the following Recognitions: Alia Ajina (the daughter of Sunriser Claire and Southwest Eureka Rotarian Haider) graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies. Congratulations, Alia!!
Speaking of family, Howard and Rebecca Stauffer are hearing the pitter-patter of tiny … er … hooves? Their extended clan recently increased by three sheep and one calf. Sadly, another lamb was lost to a mountain lion.
Terri Clark has kept busy in otherwise idle moments by creating Quarantine Quilts! She gives them to her closest friends. Hey, wait … ???
In honor of Juneteenth, Mike Pazeian offered up a list of books to help us better understand black history.
And Dustin “Longboard” Littlefield told us that he recently joined the Rotary Fellowship of Surfers. That is one of the many Fellowships and Action Groups that Rotarians are welcome to join. For more about Rotary Fellowships, check out this article by Lisa Cook.
Finally, we learned that AHS Principal Dave Navarre is retiring this summer. Dave has been a great supporter of our Club and of Rotary in general. We will miss him.
Sharrone Blanck on the Local NAACP
Sunriser/Arcata High School Social Studies Teacher Jennifer Coriell presented this year’s top graduating seniors:
Hannah Best … Jocelyn Bliven … Alyssa Camilli … Raven Cziglenyi … Caledonia Davey … Cecelia Eggleston … Alonna Freeborne … Tegan Goodman … Elizabeth Heidrick … Leo Janzen … Erin Lamphear … Zuzu Longstreth … Michaela Macdonald … Katherine Oberlander … Madeline Pierce … Zoe Reiss … Alexis Renelle … Levi Robbins … Sydni Sobota … Paloma Tejeda … Jason Tuermer-Lee.
We also heard from RCAS Scholarship Chair Bryan Plumley, who listed the winners of this year’s Memorial Scholarships:
- Asher Meadows – $500
- Emma Fechner – $500
- Hannah Best – $500
- Merek Sears – $500
- Skaidra Pulley – $1,000
- Kate Oberlander – $1,000
- Alyssa Camilli – $1,000
- And the winner of our four-year recurring scholarship ($1,500 per year) was Cecelia Eggleston!
Congratulations to all the scholars and to the entire Class of 2020 – you succeeded in very trying times.
And a major thank you to all the Sunrisers and others who contributed to this year’s RCAS Scholarship Fund – without your generosity, we would have been forced to cut back this year. You are awesome!!