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“
Saturday, September 29: Patricks Point State Park Cleanup & Cookout – help the local Interact Clubs pull ivy from 10 am to 2 pm
Tuesday, October 2: Dedication of Little House A (aka the Manila Community Resource Center)
Saturday, October 6: Pastels on the Plaza
Saturday, October 6: HSU Homecoming Tailgate Party
Friday, October 12: Arts Arcata Ball Gown Walk! Slip into your finest duds, and strut around the Plaza with your fellow Sunrisers!
Thursday, October 18: Annual RCAS Cross Country Championships – Arcata Community Center – See Rebecca Crow for more information
Sunday, October 21: Foundation Celebration North – 2 pm at the Elks Lodge in Eureka
World Community Service – Tuesday, October 4 – 7 am at the Country Store on Giuntoli Lane in Arcata
Additional Important Stuff
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.
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.
On Thursday, October 18th, the Arcata Police Department and the Humboldt County Office of Education will begin an 11-week series of Parent Project classes that are free to parents of at-risk youth beginning at the McKinleyville High School Library.
For Starters …
President Ray was under the weather, so he called upon Maggie Kraft to serve as Acting President. She did a great job, with some technical assistance from our Featured Speaker Dan Birmingham.
Our Inbound Exchange Student from Germany – Finn Grewe – had a busy two weeks following our last meeting. He camped and backpacked in the Trinity Alps, did amazingly well playing horseshoes at his Host Dad’s (Andreas Krause) company barbecue, attended the Humboldt County Fair, and took a seven-mile hike that included a swim in the river. And Finn still found time for surfing!
We learned a lot about Jennifer Coriell when she gave her Craft Talk last Friday. After she graduated from Arcata High School, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from CSU Chico, then she went on to receive an MA in Women’s Studies at Texas Woman’s University. Jennifer returned to our area to work on her secondary credential in Social Science from Humboldt State, and now, she’s working on a second master’s degree in History from Arizona State University.
Jennifer is in her 9th year as a teacher with the Northern Humboldt Union High School District, and her goal is to help her students develop their critical thinking skills, as they learn to respect multiple perspectives. She wants them to become good citizens and leave Arcata High as informed adults.
She and her husband Bryn have three very active children – Emily, Caden, and Collin. They all enjoy swimming, Emily is a dancer, and they have worked on Kinetic Sculptures. They recently returned from a trip to New York State, where they saw Niagara Falls.
Our Sole Sojourning Sunriser was Steve McHaney. At least, no one else wanted to come forward after hearing about the amazing time that Steve had in France with his wife Patty and his son Weston. They spent time in Paris, Avignon, and various locations in the south of France.
Is a Homeshare in Your Future?
Dan Birmingham of the Area 1 Agency on Aging was our Featured on September 14, 2018. He told us about homesharing – specifically about the A1AA’s program, “The Nest”. Dan said that the program helps the community “prepare to share”. Homesharing is when two or more unrelated persons share a home. Usually one is the homeowner (or home provider) and the other is the home seeker.
Dan discussed the many benefits of home sharing, especially for older people. He did stress that many aspects of sharing a home should be considered, and discussed with professionals – attorneys, financial advisors, and sometimes medical professionals.
“Watch this episode of The Adventures of President Ray!“(Click on President Ray’s photo to view the video of the full meeting.)