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.
The Calendar …
RISE: “Rotary Involvement Strengthens Everyone“
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.
Saturday, March 30: Rotary District 5130 Training Assembly at Fortuna’s River Lodge. Registration and continental breakfast starts at 8 am, classes start at 8:30.
Friday, May 3: RCAS Presents A Taste of Spring! – our Spring Fundraiser! The event will have a Triple Crown theme (as in horse racing). You could win a cash prize of $1,000!!
May 17 – 19: The Four-Way Fest – four Rotary Districts will hold their District Conferences together, at the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada.
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.
Dustin’s Triumphant Return and Recognitions!
President Ray was away, so Past President Dustin Littlefield came in off the bench. After introductions and announcements, the stage was set for Recognitions by JOYC (the Justice Of Your Club). However, JOYC was initially stymied when all of her intended recognees missed the meeting – they must have hit their snooze buttons one too many times. Still, several Sunrisers stepped up to tell their stories – past, present, and future.
Scott Heller and Terri Clark will be traveling to Japan (but not together), Bryan Plumley’s daughter received some exciting news from Stanford, Gregg Foster sightings will be reported soon in several disparate locations, Rebecca Crow visited her old stomping grounds in Baltimore, and Jeff Stebbins thanked the Club for its strong support of the recent Pancake Breakfast that supported the AHS Career and College Center.
South of the Border with Finn!
Exchange Student Finn Grewe told the Club about his recent trip to Zihuatenejo, Mexico with his Host Parents – Sunriser Andreas Krause and his wife Jen.
RCAS Makes an International Impact!
Howard Stauffer provided an update from the World Community Service Committee, letting us know all of the good things RCAS is doing and funding around the globe.
He told us about projects that we are sponsoring in Pakistan’s Swat Valley, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Honduras, Philippines, Cambodia, and Guatemala.
The Newest Rotarian In The World (at least, as of Friday morning)
The number of Rotarians in the world increased by one last Friday, when we welcomed Patti Britt Campbell into the Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise!
Walking & Biking from Arcata to Blue Lake
At the March 8, 2019 RCAS Meeting, our Featured Speaker was Emily Sinkhorn, of the Redwood Community Action Agency (RCAA). Emily told us how the Annie and Mary Trail – which will connect Arcata and Blue Lake for pedestrians and bicyclists – is taking shape.
“Watch this episode of The Adventures of President Ray!“(Click on President Ray’s photo to view the video of the full meeting.)