March 24, 2017

2016-17 Rotary Theme

Welcome to the Sunrise Spirit –
the Weekly Newsletter of The Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise

 Our Next Meeting

Next Friday’s meeting will be a “Final Friday” event. We will be celebrating the amazing Rotary Foundation, and the fun will include our Foundation Auction, with some pretty great prizes on the block. We hope you will consider joining us at 7 am at the Plaza View Room in Jacoby’s Storehouse!

RISE Calendar …
“Rotary Involvement Strengthens Everyone

March 31 – April 1 – District 5130 Training Assembly – Friday night is the Celebration Dinner, and the training sessions will take place on Saturday at Mendocino College in Ukiah
March 25 – Rotary Reforestation Project in Middletown starting at 9 am
May 12-14  – The District 5130 Conference at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort in Incline Village, Nevada

Sunrise Moments

Host Families Needed: Ian Schatz reminded us that we are seeking host families for next year’s Inbound Exchange Student. He reminded us that the hosts do not have to be Rotarians, so if you know of a family that would like to broaden their outlook and have fun meeting a young ambassador from another country, please discuss this opportunity with them. Time is short, so act now, and let Ian know.

Rotaract/Interact Committee Report: Below is the report from Craig Newman and Nick Torres about the activities of the local Interact and Rotaract Clubs:

What’s Up With … The newer you are as a Sunriser, the more Craft Talks you missed out on! So President Susan asked some of our long-time Members to share a bit about their lives – Lynda Moore, Robert Goodman, and Maggie Kraft. Here’s what they had to say:

Special Daze: We celebrated two birthdays – Tami Camper’s took place on Saturday, March 4th, which she celebrated at her boys’ basketball tournament in Crescent City. (Their team came in second in the tourney!)  Her real celebration came the evening of her birthday, when she got some quiet time, sitting and reading. “I never get alone time,” she said, “so it was kind of nice.” On Sunday night, she and some friends celebrated some more.

That Sunday (the 5th) was Craig Newman’s birthday, and he said that he did his “usual thing” – he spent the first part of the day sending “Phantom of the Opera” tickets out to our table sponsors. Things were a bit more festive when he and Janice dined at Brick and Fire, which was followed by dessert back at home. “Janice makes my favorite cake once a year,” he said. “It’s a sour cream spice cake with white frosting.” He told us that it must be served with coffee ice cream. We’ll have to be “in the neighborhood” next year …