November 14, 2008 – Part I

Bruce LeBel celebrated his recent birthday (November 13th) with a special dinner. But his big news is that he has offered his services to the coming Obama Administration. Maybe we’ll hear more on that front soon?

Last Friday was Rob McBeth’s birthday, and his plans? “I’m going to a very expensive restaurant,” he said, “the Humboldt Brewery.”

Joyce Hinrichs was a late arrival, but President Mark still recognized her for her October 14th birthday. Joyce said that in true Sunrise style, it was a birthday month. She was the subject of a surprise party well before her birthday, and later in October, after some traveling, she ran a half-marathon!

Janice Newman provided an update on the activities of our Exchange Student from Denmark, Kasper Troelsen. She said that he finished his performances in “Arcata High Live”, the AHS talent extravaganza. Several Sunrisers caught the show. He’s headed for Grants Pass (soon or maybe already) to meet up with a friend from Denmark who is also an Exchange Student, based in Roseburg.

Leslie Lawson said that, since the Taste of the Holidays is our alternate meeting this week, and we will be dark the day after Thanksgiving, our time to prepare for Foster the Spirit will be short this year. This is the program where individual Sunrisers provide presents for local foster kids. We’ll get the information on our kids at our first meeting of December, and we’ll get them to the recipients the following week. Be ready!

Leslie also reminded us that the Foster Care Holiday Party that will take place at the Adorni Center at 5 pm on Thursday, December 4th. She said that the event organizers have asked for about 12 volunteers to help out. Please contact Leslie for details.

The AIBT is not far off, so neither is the AHS Career & College Center Pancake Breakfast! The hotcake happening is scheduled for Saturday, December 6th, and Romi Hitchcock Tinseth has tickets now. Get yours now!

The last report said that Scott Heller needs you to turn in your ticket money … Michael Boreing and his Set-up/Decorating team will begin work at the Community Center at 8:30 am on Thursday … Jim Maher is still looking for wine pourers … And if your schedule or religion doesn’t allow you to participate on Thursday night, show up at the Community Center Friday morning at our usual meeting time – Chairman Bob will putcha to work hauling stuff back to storage.


Watch for November 14, 2008 Part Two sometime during Thanksgiving Week … I’ll also post photos from Taste of the Holidays.