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.
Usually, we meet on most Fridays at 7 am in the Plaza View Room
at Arcata’s historic Jacoby Storehouse,
however, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are meeting online.
Please visit the RCAS Website for the meeting links.
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change
– across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
The Calendar …
RISE: “Rotary Involvement Strengthens Everyone“
- November 7th – Rotary Club of Mad River holds its online auction
- November 11th – Veterans Day Ceremony on the Plaza – 4 pm
- January 20 & 27 – RCAS Equity & Diversity Workshops
Some Sunrisers dressed up in costumes for our Final Friday Festivities, including Scott Heller, Shoshanna, Rebecca Crow, and Amanda Nelson!
President Maggie thanked the Club for its successful alternative fundraising efforts for the RCAS Foundation. She cited our work on the Virtual Yard Sale, the Sunrise Scramble Golf Tournament, Oktoberfest, and the “No Breakfast Diners/Donors Club” program.
Sunriser and District Governor Elect Dustin Littlefield announced that RCAS received the 2019-2020 Club Achievement Award. Our Club met all of the criteria set by Rotary International President Mark Maloney, and we did it at the highest possible level! That earned RCAS the Platinum Citation, and we were the only Club in the District to receive that recognition!
Patti Britt Campbell asked us all to join the RCAS Slack group, and she provided a brief introduction to the online collaboration tool. She noted that the program allows all of our Rotary business to be consolidated in one location, rather than spread throughout our email feed.
Everything You Need to Know About Jamie Anderson!
Sunriser Jamie Anderson gave his Craft Talk, and we learned that he was born in Fortuna on April 5, 1967. (For you amateur numerologists, that’s 4/5/67!) His parents Jim and Barbara Anderson also had two daughters – Leslie (Ziegler) and Sara (Roberts).
Jamie attended Fortuna High School, where he was active in sports, including soccer, basketball, and BMX racing. When he attended UC Davis to learn about Organizational Studies, he joined that school’s Cycling Club.
He told us that one of his favorite places is his family cabin in Denny, which is past Willow Creek.
Jamie has been married to “The Boss” (Suzette) for 25 years, although they have been together for 28. Their children have been out of the house for a while, but his son Brandon recently moved back to the area. Daughter Stephanie lives in Denver.
Jamie started his career in Sacramento, working for Enterprise Rent A Car. He became their Regional Manager in 1997, and was promoted to Vice President in 2000. The latter change led the family to move to Denver. He accepted early retirement from Enterprise in 2012, and accepted a position with Colliers Commercial Real Estate, and moved to Boise. In 2019, the family decided to return to Humboldt County, where Jamie began working for Redwood Capital Bank, where he now manages the Arcata branch, and serves as the Commercial Lender.
Final Friday Foundation Auction!!
The last Final Friday Foundation Auction was dedicated to eradicating polio! All of the proceeds ($1,035) were donated to the Rotary Foundation’s Polio Fund. (See below for an opportunity to help support this worthwhile cause.)
Here’s the list of packages, who donated them, and who won the bidding wars:
- Bryn Coriell donated a set of vintage drink glasses bearing the Rotary logo, a Rotary tote bag, an ice cube mold, a gift card to Northtown Books, a bottle of Irish whiskey, and a bottle of bourbon. Although it was a tough fight, Lori Breyer emerged victorious!
- Bourbon was also involved in the “Old Fashioned Tasting Kit” offered by Bryan Plumley. The kit also included rye whiskey (to provide a contrast for tasting), bitters, Luxardo cherries, an orange, sugar cubes, and a muddler. Chris Hemphill provided the winning bid.
- The “Pie Me, Pie Me” package was donated by Gregg Foster. He promised to make two pies from scratch for two different bidders. The winners turned out to be Brandi Easter and Karen Burgesser. Yum!
- Jessica McKnight placed an outdoor pizza party for up to 8 people on the auction block. You may want to cozy up to Terri Clark, since she was the winner – maybe you can cadge one of those 8 slots! Also – Scott Heller made a donation to match Terri’s winning bid. Thank you Scott!
You can help Rotary International and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative end polio. Please click on the logo to make a contribution today: