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“
Sunday, October 21: Foundation Celebration North – 2 pm at the Elks Lodge in Eureka
Friday, October 26: Join the Lost Coast Rotaract Club for its annual Spirits & Spirits Tour of Old Town Eureka. The RCAS group will be taking the 7 pm tour.
Saturday, October 27: The North Bay Rotaract Club invites you to “Run for Your Life“!! It’s the Halloween Edition of their popular 5k Fun Run, which will start at 10 am at Blue Lake’s Perigot Park.
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.
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.
Arcata High School will celebrate its homecoming on Friday, October 19th, with a Plaza Parade at 1:15 pm and the Varsity game vs. Hoopa at 7:30 pm in Redwood Bowl.
Luau Night! – On Saturday, October 20th, the Rotary Club of Mad River will celebrate Hawaiian style at the McKinleyville Activity Center. The festivities begin at 5:30 pm.
Also on October 20th is the ARMACK Orchestra’s Silent Film Fundraiser at the Arcata High School Fine Arts Building. The twin bill consists of “Cops” and “The Rink”. There are two showings – a matinee at 2 pm, and an evening performance at 7 pm.
The October 24th is the 6th annual World Polio Day, and the theme is “One Day, One Focus”. Wherever you are (and I mean just about anywhere on Earth), you can find an event on the World Polio Day website.
District 5130 will hold a Membership Training Seminar on Saturday, October 20th from 1 to 4 pm at the Humboldt County Office of Education. The next day (Sunday, October 21st), the District will present a Foundation Training Seminar from 11 am to 2 pm. This will be held at the Elks Lodge, immediately prior to the Foundation Celebration at the same venue (see above). Check your email to register for either or both events.
Rotarian of the Week: John Gullam!!
Public Television on the North Coast
Our Featured Speakers were all from KEET-TV, our local Public Broadcasting System affiliate. We heard from Katie Whiteside, the Director of Community Engagement; Valerie Eurs, KEET’s Director of Membership; and Shannon Perkins, their Director of Auction and Special Events.
Katie told us that the organization has been working to produce more local programming to complement the offerings from PBS. She said that the station is also participating in “The Great American Read”, where viewers watch and participate in discussions of 100 best loved novels, and then vote on their own favorites.
Valerie encouraged us to support KEET, and she provided a personal story that explains her passion for public television. And Shannon reminded us that the Auction will take place starting on October 29th. If you want to donate an auction item, please let her know!
“Watch this episode of The Adventures of President Ray!“(Click on President Ray’s photo to view the video of the full meeting.)