March 2, 2018

Rotary: Making a DifferenceWelcome to the Sunrise Spirit –
the Weekly Newsletter of The Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise

C’mon Pardner!

Please join us at the Arcata Community Center on Saturday, March 10th for our Spring Fundraiser. It’s gonna be a rip-snortin’, rootin’-tootin’ good time in the Old West! Wear yer western duds, and kick up yer boot heels!

Our Spring Fundraiser!!

RISE Calendar …

“Rotary Involvement Strengthens Everyone

Saturday, March 10 – Join RCAS for a rip-roarin’ good time! It’s our Spring Fundraiser – “An Evening Out West”! ! Put on yer chaps and boots, and let’s have some fun at the Arcata Community Center!!
Thursday, April 5RCAS and Humboldt State host a dinner/discussion with HSU students.

Sojourning Sunrisers, Special Daze, and Recognitions!

We heard from traveling Rotarians Rebecca Crow, Andreas Krause, Gregg Foster, and Terri Clark;  then we sang “Happy Birthday” to Bryan Reeser. We followed that by recognizing Dick Johnson for adding a furry family member – Ace Morgan Johnson; and we learned that the Arcata Chamber of Commerce named Charlie Jordan as their Business Leader of the Year!!

Welcome, Jennifer!!

The newest member of our Club is Jennifer Coriell, a History Teacher at both Arcata and McKinleyville High Schools. Jennifer’s family consists of husband Bryn, their children Emily, Caden, and Collin. Welcome to the Club, Jennifer!!

Izzy’s Week

Our Exchanger from Austria, Izzy Orasch, had a very brief report on her week.

Helping Improve Lives in Rural Communities

Our Featured Speaker was Connie Stewart, who has served on the Arcata City Council and as the Mayor of Arcata. She also was on the staff of Assemblywoman Patty Berg before taking on her current role – Executive Director of the California Center for Rural Policy. The CCRP “conducts research to inform policy, build community, and promote the health and well-being of rural people and environments”.

The organization was created in 2005 with funding from the California Endowment and the California Wellness Foundation. In the past ten years, the CCRP has received more than 110 grants and contracts to continue their efforts.

For more information, including details of additional studies and studies, click here to visit the CCRP website.


“I’ve got the whole meeting in my head!”

(Click on President Dustin’s photo to view the video of the full meeting.)

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