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“
Saturday, January 12: Join Old Town Rotary and the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka for a Yahtzee Tournament! Starts at 6 pm at the Wharfinger Building.
Saturday, January 26: Pancake Breakfast to support Arcata High School’s College & Career Center. At Arcata High in the Fine Arts Building.
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.
Where Have They Been?
That was President Ray’s big question at our meeting. The first one to answer was Sophie Saucedo, who traveled to Southeast Asia on an incredible adventure:
I suppose that Sophie’s video should have been Part I of “What I Did Over the 2018 Holiday Break”. <Sigh> Moving on …
Rachel Damme got an empty box on Christmas morning? Well, maybe not so empty after all:
At least two of our participants traveled the length of the state via motorcar. The first to relate her story was Terri Clark, who drove to San Diego amid the flapping of maps and other distractions. She returned by way of Visalia to visit with family:
The third “Sunriser’s Tale” was told by Maggie Kraft, who “spent two weeks in slow”. Actually, that’s “SLO” – an acronym for San Luis Obispo, where Maggie visited her mother. She said that it was warm and sunny, so she did a lot of hiking and worked on her forthcoming book.
Carol Vander Meer said that she visited her family in Arizona, and her trip involved a two-night stay on a land-locked Chris Craft yacht that was high-centered near a copper mine. Carol said it’s worth doing – but for one night only!
The Griffin was closed for a week while its owner, Sunriser Vanessa Griffin enjoyed a week in Austin. She braved thunderstorms and had a great time!
Randy Mendosa talked about visiting his daughter, but with a reservation gone awry:
Soup was on at Howard Stauffer’s home on New Year’s Day – a holiday tradition for the past 20 years or so.
Jennifer Coriell and family took a 12-hour car ride to Southern California on Christmas Day so they could spend the next day at Disneyland!
“[This was] the last time I’m gonna hurt myself!” That was Steve McHaney’s vow as he recounted crashing his mountain bike in the woods recently.
Part Ten (or maybe Eleven?) contains Chris Hemphill’s “lovely story” that somehow his wife Lisa was still recovering from as of our meeting time.
“[This was] the last time I’m gonna hurt myself!” That was Steve McHaney’s vow as he recounted crashing his mountain bike in the woods recently:
The final installment of our Holiday Highlight Reel features Bob Johnson. Both of his sons were home, and the extended family traveled to Brookings to watch the Christmas light show. The adventure included one overstuffed Yaris.
That’s it for this “catch-up” edition of the Sunrise Spirit. We’ll be back next week with a report from the January 11th meeting.
“Watch this episode of The Adventures of President Ray!“(Click on President Ray’s photo to view the video of the full meeting.)