September 8, 2017

Rotary: Making a DifferenceWelcome to the Sunrise Spirit –
the Weekly Newsletter of The Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise

Our Next Meeting

Please feel free to join us for our next meeting this Friday! We meet at 7 am at the Plaza View Room in the Jacoby Storehouse, on the Arcata Plaza.

RISE Calendar …

“Rotary Involvement Strengthens Everyone

September 17 – Hands-on Project: Painting at the Manila Community Center starting at 1 pm
September 23
Adopt-A-Highway on Samoa Boulevard
October 7
  – CASA Kids Walk – Starts at 6 pm at the Madaket Plaza in Eureka
October 14Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Meet at 10 am at Halvorsen Park in Eureka


Sunrise Briefs

  • We were dark on the Friday before Labor Day, so there were a number of Sojourning Sunrisers who reported on their travels, including Dick Johnson, Tami Camper, and Susan Diehl-McCarthy:

  • Randy Mendosa and Ian Schatz provided the Cliff Notes versions of their recent anniversaries, but Carol Vander Meer had a bit more to say. We also heard about some birthdays – Laura Montagna, Steve McHaney, and Ashliegh Diehl:

  • Sophie Saucedo, the President of the North Bay Rotaract Club, announced that she will soon be heading for India! She will be participating in a Rotaplast Mission to help children who have cleft lip/palate issues.

  • Because we took a week off, Exchange Student Izzy’s had a lot to talk about, including her weekend with fellow Exchange Student Marlene, a hike in Fern Canyon, and a trip to the Humboldt County Fair!

Interact and RYLA Reports

Alex Dubois, the Interact President at Arcata High, gave a report on her group’s plans for the current year. Then she was joined by two other AHS Interact officers – VP Marlie Thornburg and Communications Officer Finn Bourne – for a report on their experiences at the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Camp, which was held earlier this summer.

Foundation Final Friday!

Our Featured Guests were Mary Lou and Chuck Goodwin who spoke about the Stagecoach Hill Azalea Nature Trail, which is near Dry Lagoon in the Harry A. Merlo State Recreation Area north of Trinidad.
Mary Lou was followed by Michelle Forys, who is an Environmental Scientist with the State Park System. Michelle talked about the Nature Trail, but also about the Azalea Reserve just south of McKinleyville.

 

For more information about the Stagecoach Hill Azalea Project, click on the azalea below:


Want to check out the entire meeting?
Click on President Dustin!

I’ve got the whole meeting in my head!

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