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.
Usually, we meet on most Fridays at 7 am in the Plaza View Room
at Arcata’s historic Jacoby Storehouse,
however, while we are under the Shelter In Place order, we are meeting online.
Please visit the RCAS Website for the meeting links.
The Calendar …
RISE: “Rotary Involvement Strengthens Everyone“
Watch here for events as they return to our Calendar …
What’s Happening in France?
Rotary Exchange Student Thomas Spengler has been back in France for a few weeks now, and he said that things are “pretty crazy” as things start to open up. People are using masks and maintaining social distancing to stay safe.
In response to a question from President AJ, Thomas also talked a little about the demonstrations taking place around the world that stemmed from the recent murder of George Floyd.
Recognitions & Announcements
With last week’s Craft Talk, Amy Scolari earned her Blue Badge, and President AJ had the virtual version ready on a slide. AJ also reminded us that the Rotary International Virtual Convention is coming soon (June 20-26), and District-Governor-To-Be-Eventually Dustin Littlefield will provide information about our online hospitality room. The last Board Meeting of President AJ’s year will take place on June 16th at 7 am. AJ said a heartfelt thank you to his Directors and to his Committee Chairs, for all their hard work and support. AJ also announced that Sunriser Ceva Courtemanche is recruiting helpers for the Arcata Bay Oyster Festival, which is going virtual this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you can help with curbside deliveries, please let her know. And be sure to order one or more of the special packages offered by Arcata Main Street. Click on the graphic below to visit the Oyster Festival Web Page, where you can place your order now!
Breakout Sessions and the Wrap-up …
Following the recognitions and announcements, we were semi-randomly selected to enter Breakout Rooms, to have discussions with a few of our fellow Sunrisers. [Editor’s Note: The video includes only footage from my session, which was great fun!]
When we were called back to the main “hall”, we watched Nick Torres draw the name of Jennifer Coriell for the Raffle. Her ball was an orange one, which means that we all are supposed to leave a dollar on the table. (I suggest you sent $6 via Venmo next week, which will cover it, along with that week’s entry.) The important takeaway from the orange ball thing is … next week, the pot will be $130!!