March 1, 2019

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.

Lucas Thompson’s Marbled Murrelet Mural

The Calendar …

RISE: “Rotary Involvement Strengthens Everyone

Saturday, March 9: Judges needed for the annual Humboldt History Day competition at Humboldt State. See Jeff Stebbins to volunteer.
Monday & Tuesday, March 11 & 12: Prep work for our SWOT (Serving With Our Talents) Project – painting the Bayside Community Hall (formerly the Bayside Grange). Then …
Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16: SWOT Team Unite! We’ll be painting the main room and the restrooms at the Bayside Community Hall.
Saturday, March 16: Join the Rotary Club of Arcata (Noon) and the North Bay Rotaract Club as they present the 11th Annual Humboldt Wine Festival. Starts at 5:30 pm in HSU’s Kate Buchanan Room.
Saturday, March 16: The Rotary Club of Eureka presents Mardi Gras With a Cause at the Sequoia Conference Center, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Additional Important Stuff

The Arcata High School Interact Club meets every Friday 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.

Flowers & Recognitions!

After President Ray thanked Karen Burgesser for providing flowers for almost every meeting, the Justice Of Your Club (JOYC) recognized several Sunrisers for recent exploits. The victims included Karen Burgesser, Jeff Stebbins, Ed Christians, Tami Camper, Malinda Damme, Tomas Chavez, Andreas Krause, and Brett Watson.

[Editor’s Note: Below is a slideshow of photos provided by JOYC to accompany the recognitions.]

Muralist Lucas Thornton Tells How It’s Done!

Lucas Thornton was our Featured Speaker at Friday’s meeting. He has painted many murals that grace Humboldt County, and he shared his process – from creating a design and then transfering it from a relatively small piece of paper to the wall of a building. In the case of the Arcata Bay Crossing Building on Samoa Boulevard, the wall was very large indeed!

“Watch this episode of The Adventures of President Ray!(Click on President Ray’s photo to view the video of the full meeting.)Save

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