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.
Please note that we will not meet on Friday, May 19th – we are having our Fireside Meetings this week.
RISE Calendar …
“Rotary Involvement Strengthens Everyone“
May 15-17 – Fireside Meetings – Sign up now!
May 18-20 – District 5130 Conference at McClellan Park (formerly McClellan Air Force Base)
Friday, June 1 – The Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka hosts the Stephen Brodhag Memorial Golf Tournament at Baywood!
Saturday, June 16 – Arcata Bay Oyster Festival Beer Booth – Save the date!
Sojourning Sunrisers, Special Daze, and Events
Our Soujourning Sunrisers included Tomas Chavez, who hit up Long Beach; Jessica McKnight, who was in Seattle for a memorial service; Terri Clark, whose itinerary took her through San Francisco; and Brandi Easter.
We heard about the renovation of Little House A, one of the structures used by the Manila Family Resource Center. Most of the work was performed by Master Painter Bob Johnson.
And our Special Daze segment celebrated Julie Vaissade-Elcock, whose May 8th birthday becomes a family affair each year, with a multi-birthday cluster and Mother’s Day combines for a very festive event!
Exchange Student Izzy Orsach provides a brief preview of the District Conference:
Brett Wilson is the Newest Sunriser!!
We minted another new Sunriser at our May 11, 2018 meeting. Brett Watson is the owner of Humboldt Manufacturing and a member of the Arcata City Council. He was sponsored for membership by Susan Diehl-McCarthy. Welcome, Brett!
Saving the Red Abalone
Sunriser Brandi Easter was our Featured Speaker for the May 11, 2018 RCAS meeting, and she spoke with us about causes of the dwindling red abalone population off the California coast. Brandi also told us what the State Fish and Game Commission has been doing in their attempts to reverse the decline.
(Click on President Dustin’s photo to view the video of
the full after the meeting.)