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 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.
Saturday, October 26 – Rotary Foundation Dinner North at the Sequoia Conference Center in Eureka 5 – 9 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?
Our Exchange Student from France – Thomas Spengler – told us about his recent visit to Petaluma, (It apparently included a stop in a hot tub … or a pool!)
Announcements and More!
Our announcements and recognitions started with Sophie Saucedo providing an Interact/Rotaract update.That was followed by President AJ’s announcement that Ian Schatz has been appointed to the Board of Directors as the Community Service Director.
Coming events include pressing apples at Cam Appleton’s home on October 13th, and the Foundation Dinner North, which will take place on October 26th.
We had quite a few “Soujourning Sunrisers” (to borrow a term from Dustin Littlefield’s Presidential Year). These included Terri Clark (Denver and New York City), Jetsetter Gregg Foster (NYC also, with more to follow), Cam Appleton (RV-setter in Oregon & Washington), Lori Breyer (meetings in Sacramento, visit to daughter Megan in Reno), Lisa Hemphill (visiting family in LA, then headed south to Tijuana … and beyond!), Dick Johnson (to Culver City for Jeopardy! audition), Steve McHaney (took son Weston to Cal Poly via Pinnacles National Park), Bryan Plumley (meetings in Arizona, then flew his wife to Scottsdale), and Ian Schatz (hiking the switchbacks of the Devil’s Punchbowl trail in Klamath National Forest). Whew!!
Investing in the Future: First 5 Futures
our Featured Speakers were Wendy Rowan and Siddiq Kilkenny of First 5 Futures. This organization is dedicated to assisting First 5 Humboldt in serving our young children and their families. They encourage donations to the First 5 Humboldt fund at the Humboldt Area Foundation, calling it an “investment” that will pay dividends for years to come.
Don’t miss a minute!
(Click on the 2019-2020 Rotary Theme Logo to view the video of the full meeting.)