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“
Thursday, February 6 – Arcata Chamber of Commerce Mixer at The Eureka Theater, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 8 – The Bigfoot Taproom Grand Opening in McKinleyville!
Saturday, February 8 – RCAS Charter Night at the Samoa Mansion
Saturday, February 15 – Adopt-a-Highway – 10:00 to 11:30 am – Meet at the Coastal Nature Center in Manila
Saturday, February 22 – Arcata Chamber of Commerce Business Leadership Awards – 5 pm at the Arcata Community Center
Saturday, February 29 – History Day at HSU – Sign up to be a judge or to help out!
Saturday, March 21 – District Training Assembly North at the Sequoia Conference Center in Eureka at 8 am
Friday-Saturday, May 15-16 – District Conference in Fortuna
Saturday-Wednesday, June 6-10 – 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.
Update from Thomas & Recognitions
Exchange Student Thomas Spengler had some exciting news about watching the Harlem Globetrotters, his recent Rotary Exchange Student fundraiser, and a trip to San Francisco. He was followed by next year’s Outbound Exchanger, Lila Cohen, who announced that her Host Country for 2020-2021 will be Chile!
We also recognized Terri Clark, Romi Hitchcock Tinseth, and Ashliegh Diehl. Then we reviewed and previewed upcoming events.
Paul Harris Fellows – New and “Used”
We welcomed Michael Pazeian as our newest Paul Harris Fellow last Friday. We also appreciated the generosity of Joyce Hinrichs, who made Paul Harris Fellows out of her two sons-in-law. And we’re always appreciative when a Paul Harris Fellow goes “another lap”, as Bryan Plumley did last week. Thank you all for your contributions to the Rotary Foundation!
The Famous and Fabulous Final Friday Foundation Auction!!!
The first Final Friday Foundation Auction of 2020 was “chaotic”, in the words of our beloved Foundation Chair Terri Clark (who was kind enough to forward me the details you will find below). Auctioneer Maggie Kraft definitely kept things moving. The auction included fundraisers for Exchange Students Thomas Spengler and Lila Cohen. Thomas sold candy and a Valentune to President AJ and Lori Breyer, while Lila sold a pie to one of our guests. The ever-generous Scott Heller matched both winning bids, which doubled the students’ proceeds!
And here’s how we added $1,540 to our ongoing support of the Rotary Foundation:
- Karen Burgesser donated a Spring Basket, which was purchased by the aforementioned Lori Breyer …
- A generator – a gift that keeps on giving, as long as you have gasoline – was on the block courtesy of Ceva Courtemanche. Brandi Easter will be keeping her appliances going during the next PG&E PSPS!
- Rebecca Crow brought an assortment of Valentine’s candy. Thinking ahead, Taylor LeFevre provided the winning bid …
- A vintage Rotaract badge box was donated by Vanessa Griffin, and that was paid for by Karen Burgesser …
- John Gullam’s contribution was a Jitter Bean Coffee extravaganza! Randy Mendosa took the opportunity to add to his travel mug collection and get caffeinated …
- Jessica McKnight donated a collection of frozen meals – the very thing that gets her through tax season. The delectable edibles were purchased by Dick Johnson …
- Two pies from A Slice of Humboldt Pie from courtesy of Randy Mendosa were on the block. One went to Jeff Stebbins and the other to Cam Appleton …
- Michael Pazeian also donated a two-fer – two copies of his book, “For Those Who Served” were available. Jesse Almas bought one, and Ashliegh Diehl got the other one …
- Bryan Reeser offered a hiking basket, which was snapped up by Joyce Hinrichs …
- Tom Tellez provided two prizes for Final Friday. The first was “Lunch With Tom“, and Ray Noggle/Noogle was the winning bidder. The second was some liquor (maybe we should spell it “likker”?) and Hawaiian salt. Ashliegh Diehl won that bid, as well …
Thank you to all who donated auction prizes, those who purchased them, and those who drove up the prices!
Remember, you don’t have to wait for Final Friday to donate to the Rotary Foundation – you can do it any day of the week, at any time. Just click on the logo below to visit the site: