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“
Thursday, November 21 – A Taste of the Holidays! Our Fantastic Fall Fundraiser!! 5 to 8 pm at the Arcata Community Center
Friday, December 13 – RCAS Caroling on the Plaza for Arts Arcata
January 17-18, 2020 – “Peace Starts With You” – the Rotary International Peace Conference in Ontario, California.
Additional Important Stuff
The Arcata High School Interact Club meets every Friday at 12:20 pm during the school year.
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.
What Has Thomas Been Up To?
At our meeting, Rotary Exchange Student Thomas Spengler asked us to join him at that evening’s Armack Jazz Band concert, but he’s also thinking ahead. He’s already preparing for next spring, when he will be traveling with other Exchangers to Hawaii (in March) and to the East Coast (in April).
Recognitions & Announcements
President AJ welcomed back Former Club President Susan Jansson, and recognized Matt Babich for an award that could have been Father of the Year, but it was not …
Past President Ray Noogle/Noggle displayed banners that our Club received at the recent Foundation Dinner – dangling from various body parts.
Soon-To-Be District Governor Dustin Littlefield spoke about the Rotary Disaster Relief Fund, and Arcata City Manager Karen Diemer gave her monthly report on what’s happening in town.
Restoring a Sacred Symbol of the Yurok Tribe
Patrick Myers is the Lead Field Biologist for the Yurok Tribe’s Condor Recovery Program, and he was our Featured Speaker. Patrick has worked for federal and state agencies, including a stint at Pinnacles National Park, working on its condor recovery team. He shared how and why the Yurok Tribe is working to restore this species to the North Coast.
Here is information on how you can donate to Rotary’s Regional Disaster Relief Fund. Clicking on the graphic will take you to the District 5130 link (rotary5130.org). Once you are there, you can scroll down to find the CLICK TO DONATE button.
Don’t miss a minute!
(Click on the 2019-2020 Rotary Theme Logo to view the video of the full meeting.)