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“
Friday, September 23 – Zero Heroes Night – a fundraiser for Zero Waste Humboldt. From 6 to 9 pm in the Plaza View Room.
Friday, September 27 – “A Taste of Guatemala” – a fundraiser for RCAS Guatemala House-Building Project!
Friday, October 4 – DG Kathy Flamson’s Official Visit and RCAS Picture Day! Don’t leave too soon after the meeting – we’ll be gathering on the Plaza for a photo op! (Sans Big Billy Mac.)
Saturday, October 12 – Walk to End Alzheimers. Join the team to walk or make a pledge to support the cause.
Sunday, October 13 – Apple Pressing Event at Cam Appleton’s home in Fieldbrook
Monday, October 21 – RCAS Make-up Monday at the Griffin! (The third Monday of each month) 4 to 6 pm.
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?
Thomas Spengler (our Rotary Exchange Student from France) said that his week included surfing. We also saw evidence of a Marshmallow Flambe on the beach at sunset. Thomas also told us about enjoying dinner with friends in Eureka.
Announcements and Recognitions
Our meeting included reports from the the previous weekend’s Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness/Prevention Walk. We also heard about the quest that Bob Johnson and Tomas Chavez undertook to find the elusive “Bob Moore“. (Spoiler Alert – they were successful.)
Distrcit Governor Nominee Dustin Littlefield talked about the four-day training he recently attended, and Howard Stauffer told us about the status of the schools we are helping to build in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.
There was information about coming events, including our fundraiser, “A Taste of Guatemala“, which will take place on Friday, September 27th.
The Economics of the Cannabis Industry
Our Guest Speaker was Michael Kraft. He has presented at our Club before, but in his prior “incarnation”, working for Sequoia Personnel Services and liaising with the County on workforce development issues. He is now a Senior Project Manager with Papa & Barkley’s, which is a Eureka-based cannabis company that produces extracts, topicals, and tinctures designed for relief from everyday aches and pains.
Michael discussed the economic impact of the cannabis industry on the local economy.
Don’t miss a minute!
(Click on the 2019-2020 Rotary Theme Logo to view the video of the full meeting.)