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“
Saturday, November 10: Women’s Self Defense Seminar from 1:00 to 2:30 pm at SunYi’s Academy of Tae Kwon Do. Sunriser Sarah Wilkinson is one of the instructors.
Saturday, November 10: “The Golden Door of Freedom” fundraiser for the Roshni Centre for Women. The group helps women in the Swat Valley of Pakistan
Thursday, November 15: Taste of the Holidays! Our annual Fall Fundraiser at the Arcata Community Center
Wednesday, December 5: The annual Foster & Kinship Holiday Dinner will take place at a new location – the Arcata Community Center! Setup will take place from 1:30 to 5:00 pm as needed, and we will serve dinner (and clean up) from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.
Friday, December 14: Annual RCAS Caroling Event at Arts Arcata! Meet at 6 am at The Griffin (937 10th Street)!!
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.
Rotarian of the Week: Julie Vaissade-Elcock!!
Fishing With Finn?
Exchange Student Finn Grewe had some explaining to do, according to President Ray! From the evidence presented, it looked as though he was doing some fishing out on the ocean with Cam Appleton – and a successful trip it was!
Finn also told us about his experience as part of the Lost Coast Rotaract Club’s “Spirits & Spirits” Fundraiser. And he also made some apple cider!
Plans for Humboldt Bay
Larry Oetker, the Executive Director of the Humboldt Bay Harbor District., was our Featured Speaker. He came to tell us that the District wants to know that the Port of Humboldt is “Ready for Your Business”!
Larry provided some of the facts and figures about the bay, and why it is well-suited for many types of industrial and passenger ocean traffic, and he told us about the possible benefits of offshore wind power generation. He also told us of the upgrades that the Harbor District has made to the former Samoa Pulp Mill.
“Watch this episode of The Adventures of President Ray!“(Click on President Ray’s photo to view the video of the full meeting.)