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, March 30: Rotary District 5130 Training Assembly at Fortuna’s River Lodge. Registration and continental breakfast starts at 8 am, classes start at 8:30.
Friday, May 3: RCAS Presents A Taste of Spring! – our Spring Fundraiser! The event will have a Triple Crown theme (as in horse racing). You could win a cash prize of $1,000!!
Friday-Sunday, May 17 – 19: The Four-Way Fest – four Rotary Districts will hold their District Conferences together, at the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada.
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.
The Justice Of Your Club (JOYC) led another round of recognitions, which involved Claire Ajina, who hosted a dinner for a large portion of her family; Howard Stauffer, who revealed his upcoming vacation plans; and Barbara Browning, who discussed her work in Del Norte County on behalf of the California Center for Rural Policy.
Craft Talk – Crystal has Many Facets!
Craft Talks are always interesting and fun. Last Friday, we heard from Crystal Perez. We knew about here work with young people as the City of Arcata’s Juvenile Diversion Coordinator, helping them steer clear of the juvenile justice system.
But Crystal is also an accomplished artist, whose work will be on display at the Eagle House in Eureka on April 6th during “Arts Alive!”. She also enjoys archery, fishing, martial arts, and traveling. And she’s a delightful person, and a great Sunriser!
Houses in Memory of Heroes
Our Featured Speaker was Sunriser Charlie Jordan, who recounted her recent experience in Guatemala, working with the Travis Manion Foundation and Casas por Christo to build a house for a deserving family. The project honored US soldiers who have died in the line of duty, including Charlie’s son, Kevin Ebbert.
To learn more about the Travis Manion Foundation and Casa por Christos, click on the links below:
“Watch this episode of The Adventures of President Ray!“(Click on President Ray’s photo to view the video of the full meeting.)