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“
Monday, August 19 – RCAS Fellowship at the Griffin! (The third Monday of each month) 4 to 6 pm.
Friday, August 23 – Play the Ponies with RCAS – meet at 3 pm at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds Racetrack!
Sunday, August 25 – Kevin Ebbert Memorial Trail Run – Sign up at any HealthSport location. The run will take place in the Arcata Community Forest from 9 am to 1 pm.
Sunday, September 8 – Out Of The Darkness Walk for suicide awareness and prevention. Meet at 10 am on the Plaza.
Friday, September 27 – Fundraiser for RCAS Guatemala House-Building Project! More details to follow.
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.
Change Management and Rotary
Sunriser Andreas Krause talked about “change management” as it relates to Rotary International and individual Rotary Clubs. Dick Johnson piggybacked on Andreas’ presentation with an inpromptu talk encouraging individual Rotarians to be flexible as the their Rotary Clubs evolve.
President AJ then discussed possible alternative forms of Rotary membership.
Advocating for Young People
Our Featured Speaker was Emily Sheehy-WIlkins, the Volunteer Coordinator for the local Court Appointed Special Advocates program, better known as CASA. Emily is also a CASA Volunteer, as you will learn in this video. As such, she knows firsthand the value of a stable adult presence in the lives of the children who are served by the program.
We learned that CASA volunteers typically commit to 1 – 2 hours per week, and no special background is required. Volunteers undergo 30 hours of training, half in person, half online. Emily said that the organization needs volunteers in Humboldt County, because our area has one of the highest per capita rates of children living in foster care.
Don’t miss a minute!
(Click on the 2019-2020 Rotary Theme Logo to view the video of the full meeting.)