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: Patrick’s Point State Park Cleanup & Cookout – help the local Interact Clubs pull ivy from 10 am to 2 pm
Sunday, September 30: Painting Little House A in Manila – starts at 9 am, and should only take a couple of hours.
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
Tuesday, October 9: Ciders for Non-Profits supports the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. From 2 to 10 pm at the Humboldt Cider Company, 517 F Street in Eureka. Wear purple for a chance to win the Door Prize!
Friday, October 12: Arts Arcata Ball Gown Walk! Slip into your finest duds, and strut around the Plaza with your fellow Sunrisers!
Saturday, October 13: The Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Starts at the Adorni Center in Eureka. Registration starts at 10 am, and the program begins at 11 am.
Thursday, October 18: Annual RCAS Cross Country Championships – Arcata Community Center – Contact Rebecca Crow for more information
Sunday, October 21: Foundation Celebration North – 2 pm at the Elks Lodge in Eureka
Thursday, November 15: Taste of the Holidays! Our annual Fall Fundraiser at the Arcata Community Center
Wednesday, December 5: The annual Foster & Kinship Holiday Dinner will take place at a new location – the Arcata Community Center! Setup will take place from 1:30 to 5:00 pm as needed, and we will serve dinner (and clean up) from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.
Transitional Age Youth (TAY) – Wednesday, October 3rd – 5:30 pm at Coast Central Credit Union in McKinleyville
Additional Important Stuff
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.
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.
District 5130 will hold a Membership Training Seminar on Saturday, October 20th from 1 to 4 pm at the Humboldt County Office of Education. The next day (Sunday, October 21st), the District will present a Foundation Training Seminar from 11 am to 2 pm. This will be held at the Elks Lodge, immediately prior to the Foundation Celebration at the same venue (see above). Check your email to register for either or both events.
For Starters …
President Ray announced his Rotarians of the Weeks: For last week, it was Maggie Kraft, who filled in for him at our previous meeting. This week, it was Julie Vaissade-Elcock for being our Public Relations Chief – keeping our Club’s activities in the local media.
Taste of the Holidays is not far away (Thursday, November 15th, to be exact), and Lisa Hemphill says that tickets will be available at our meeting on September 28th meeting.
We had a brief visit with Exchange Student Finn Grewe and his Host Dad, Andreas Krause. They were selling cupcakes and other baked goods to support Finn’s plan to participate in some Rotary-sponsored travel at the end of the school year.
Be the Inspiration … Do What Matters
When District Governor Barb Spangler made her official visit to the Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise, she was introduced early … and often! President Ray asked Assistant Governor Cindy Sutcliffe to give Barb’s official bio as we welcomed guests and visiting Rotarians. (Check the video.)
After all the intros, DG Barb talked about RI President Barry Rassin’s choice of “Be the Inspiration” as his year’s theme. She also described the elements that make up the theme logo. She reminded us that we also need to “Do What Matters” – her own theme for District 5130 this year. Barb said that we already know what matters, and we need to continue turning inspiration into action.
Barb noted that we each have a special inspirational person in our life. and we should honor that individual. She talked about the inspiration she received from her father, and she helped us consider our own inspirational figures.
“Watch this episode of The Adventures of President Ray!“(Click on President Ray’s photo to view the video of the full meeting.)