On The Calendar
May 3: Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir Prayer Breakfast
May 4-8: Fireside Meetings (no Friday meeting)
May 7: RISE EVENT! – The Living Rooms perform at Chapala Cafe
May 22: RISE EVENT! – Progressive Dinner Substitute (Watch this space and save this date)
May 31: RISE EVENT! – Kids, Crabs, and Rotary at the Arcata Ballpark
June 2-9: Rotary International Convention at “Mozara’s Place” (aka Brazil)
June 20: Oyster Festival Beer Booth
Final Friday Report
Your Editor was attending the District 5130 Conference at Yosemite last Friday, so Ace Reporter Angelo Bacigaluppi kindly stepped in, sending the vital info.
President Barbara was also at the Conference (with a major role – giving a presentation and gathering awards), so the esteemable “Surprise President” Scott Heller stepped in.
Noorth Bay Rotaractors Ashleigh Diehl and Rachel Damme stopped by to give a report on the success of their recent Fun Run For a Cause. The inaugural event was a great success, and the funds raised with benefit the La Trinidad Project in Costa Rica, which they are co-sponsoring with Our Club, the Arcata Noon Rotary, and the Club Rotario San Jose Noreste.
Acting President Scott announced that the Earth Day Adopt-a-Highway effort from two days prior was also successful.
Jessica McKnight, Cam Appleton, Carol Vander, Karen Dominguez, Brandi Easter, Howard Stauffer, and Scott himself were the participants. Thank you all!
We welcomed our newest member last Friday. Nick Torres has been involved in the North Bay Rotaract Club, and he is a senior at Humboldt State, and a Spanish language translator. He’s a fisherman, an archer, a guitarist, and a pianist, and he’s a great addition to our Club. Welcome aboard!
Cam and Lisa Appleton have been married for 34 years and counting. Although he was dogsitting for their anniversary, Cam did manage to break away from the pack long enough to take Lisa to Larrupin’s for a celebratory dinner.
Tami Camper-Dart was not at last week’s meeting. She and her husband Chris celebrated their anniversary on April 25th, and there was speculation that they were off skydiving. Hmmm … that rates a follow-up.
Final Friday Foundation Auction
Although our ranks were sparse last Friday, the Foundation Auction for April raised over $1,500. “Props to Rachel for purchasing a prize for $75,” Angelo reports, “and to Ashleigh for paying $180 for her prize!” Those Rotaractors really know how to step up!! Thank you to all who participated.