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“
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.
Rotarian of the Week: Rebecca Crow!!
Thank you, Rebecca for spearheading another Cross-Country Championship event! Your leadership inspires us all!!
Rotarian Pablo “Chespi” Elizondo from the Club Rotario San Jose Noreste in Costa Rica made a return visit to our Club! Chespi and his Club were instrumental in coordinating the efforts of Rotary Clubs and Rotaract Clubs in our District in Project La Trinidad. This a microlending program that has helped many people in the remote La Trinidad area of Costa Rica. Although the project is officially completed, loans will continue to be made until they are no longer needed.
Chespi said that most of the loans have been used for crop improvement and to broaden the markets available for the crops. The average amount borrowed is about $600.
Finn, Football, and the Ferry
Rotary Exchange Student Finn Grewe had some catching up to do since President Ray co-opted his time the previous week. Finn said that he attended the HSU Homecoming Game, and he is now a fan of American football! The following day, he plunged into the past at the Medieval Festival of Courage, out in Blue Lake.
Then last weekend, Finn and his fellow Exchange Students from our District traveled to San Francisco, where they rode cable cars and sailed San Francisco Bay via ferry.
“Where Art and Science Meet Design”
Our Featured Speakers were Jason Sidell and five of his students (I apologize for not catching the students’ names) from the Innovation Design Institute – a “school within a school” at Arcata High School. IDI combines core disciplines (science, math, engineering, and the arts) with cutting edge technology for design and construction. The program transcends the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education concept by adding the Arts – which creates the acronym STEAM.
The students learn flexibility, self-direction, communication skills, project management, and leadership. IDI works closely with the Arcata Arts Institute (AAI), and shares Anne Bown-Crawford (ABC) as the Director of both programs.
To learn more about the Innovation Design Institute (and the Arcata Arts Institute), please click on the photo below:
“Watch this episode of The Adventures of President Ray!“(Click on President Ray’s photo to view the video of the full meeting.)