Welcome to the Sunrise Spirit –
the Weekly Newsletter of The Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise
Our Next Meeting
We hope you will join us next Friday for our last Final Friday of the Rotary Year! We’ve having the Foundation Celebration a little earlier in the month than we usually do, because there will not be a meeting on Friday, May 26th. Instead, our Club will hold its annual planning breakout sessions, better known as the Fireside Meetings. We will return to the Jacoby Storehouse on Friday, June 2nd to begin President Susan’s final home stand.
RISE Calendar …
“Rotary Involvement Strengthens Everyone“
May 22-26 – Firesides Week – Please be sure to sign up to attend one of our annual planning sessions to help President-Elect Dustin Littlefield prepare for his Reign of Glory! (Please note that we will not meet on Friday, May 26th.)
June 2 – The Steve Brodhag Golf and Crown Royal Classic at Baywood – a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka. Contact Emanuel Rose to participate.
June 10-14 – The Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia
June 17 – RCAS Food Booth at the Arcata Bay Oyster Festival
August 13-19 – Pedal for Polio bike ride to raise awareness and funds to support Rotary’s fight against polio. Participants will ride from Crescent City to Petaluma (or portions of the route)
President Susan was at Lake Tahoe for the District Conference last week, but we were left in the very capable hands of Acting President Terri Clark.
The Judy Report: Here is the latest from Rotary Exchange Student Judy, in which she discussed her trip to Washington (including her kayak adventures):
Firesides Week Is Coming Soon: The SignupGenius email has gone out – our annual Fireside Meetings will take place the week of May 22nd. The meetings will help President-Elect Dustin Littlefield plan for his year as Club President. This year’s hosts will be Barbara Browning, Romi Hitchcock Tinseth, Jessica McKnight, and Rina Brodhag. Remember, the Firesides are our alternate meeting sites for the week – there will be no meeting on May 26th.
Community Service Avenue Update: As we learned last week, Rotary has five Avenues of Service – Club Service, International Service, Vocational Service, New Generations (Youth Service), and Community Service. Carol Vander Meer is the Director who oversees our efforts in the Community Service arena, and she provided an update at our meeting:
History Day Presentations
Each year, our Club welcomes local students who participated in the State History Day Competition. We provide financial assistance to Humboldt County students who participate, and we do so in the name of Dr. William Tanner. Bill was a professor at Humboldt State University who started the local competition. He was a frequent visitor to our Club, as his wife Fran was one of our Charter Members.
Last week, our Special Guests were Ethan Shelton and Greta Bishop from Arcata High School, and Ruby Devoe from Jacoby Creek School. Ethan and Greta competed in the Senor Group Exhibit category, and their topic was “Uncovering the Truth: The U.S. Stands Against Democracy”. Ruby’s paper, “Taking a Stand for Liberty: Harriet Tubman During the Civil War”, was entered in the category Junior Historical Papers. Here, they discuss their topics: