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“
January 17-18 – “Peace Starts With You” – the Rotary International Peace Conference in Ontario, California
January 17 – Rotary Night at the Eureka Theatre – watch “The Big Chill”!
Saturday, January 18 – Join the Sunrise Rotary Club of Fortuna at the River Lodge for their Seafood Boil
Thursday, January 23 – International Fair: Rotary Exchange Students prepare dishes from their home countries! 5:30-7:30 at the Sequoia Conference Center in Eureka
Friday, January 24 – Planned Parenthood presents the Choices Breakfast, from 7:45-9:30 am at The Lodge on Herrick Avenue in Eureka
Saturday, February 1 – The Annual Jackie Foote Memorial Pancake Breakfast, benefiting the AHS Career & College Center. There are opportunities to sponsor, volunteer, and/or eat!
Thursday, February 6 – Arcata Chamber of Commerce Mixer at The Eureka Theatre, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 8 – RCAS Charter Night at the Samoa Mansion
Saturday, March 21 – District Training Assembly North at the Sequoia Conference Center in Eureka
Friday-Saturday, May 15-16 – District Conference in Fortuna
June 8-10 – Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii
Additional Important Stuff
Rotary and Toastmasters International meet at noon on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 1700 Bayview Street in Arcata.
The Arcata High School Interact Club meets every Friday (when school is in session) 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.
The Thomas Update
Our Exchange Student from France – Thomas Spengler – had some yummy news for us. First, he gave us an update on the International Fair fundraiser. This will help Thomas and other Rotary Exchange Students the opportunity to raise funds for the Western Safari Tour in late spring. They will be preparing dishes from their home countries for our gustatorial pleasure! Thomas also visited Dick Taylor Chocolates, which is always a treat!
Announcements and Recognitions
President AJ instituted a new segment – “Wait A Rotary Minute!”, which is intended to help our members learn more about Rotary and its various programs. This time, we took a look at Vocational Service. AJ also let us know that Crystal Perez recently purchased a new home, and he told us about several coming events. This part of the meeting culminated in the presentation of Mike Pazeian’s Blue Badge!
Humboldt County Update
Mike Wilson is the Supervisor serving Humboldt County’s 3rd District, which includes Arcata, Manila, and Kneeland. Mike grew up in Southern Humboldt, and following a brief stint at Humboldt State, he moved to San Francisco, where he earned his degree in Civil Engineering. After a “walkabout”, he returned to HSU for graduate school.
In 2005, Mike was elected to the Humboldt Bay Harbor District Commission, and he was elected to the Board of Supervisors four years ago. Mike discussed his job as Supervisor, and he also talked about the various challenges faced by our county.