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“
FThursday, October 24 – “Pints For Polio” at many locations throughout District 5130. RCAS will host the version at Six Rivers Brewery, which will be donating a portion of their profits to the Polio Eradication effort.
Friday, October 25 – 8th Annual Spirits & Spirits Tour of Haunted Old Town Eureka – The RCAS tour is scheduled for 9 pm, so be sure to get your tickets before it sells out!
Saturday, October 26 – Rotary Foundation Dinner North at the Sequoia Conference Center in Eureka 5 – 9 pm
Friday, November 1 – Rotary Halloween Party at Wallace & Hinz in Blue Lake 7 – 11 pm
Thursday, November 21 – A Taste of the Holidays! Our Fantastic Fall Fundraiser!! 5 to 8 pm at the Arcata Community Center
Friday, December 13 – RCAS Caroling on the Plaza for Arts Arcata
January 17-18, 2020 – “Peace Starts With You” – the Rotary International Peace Conference in Ontario, California.
Additional Important Stuff
The Arcata High School Interact Club meets every Friday at 12:20 pm during the school year.
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.
What Has Thomas Been Up To?
Thomas Spengler, the Rotary Exchange Student whom RCAS sponsors, told us about his recent adventures, which included the Arcata High Homecoming and spending time in Old Town Eureka.
We heard about the RCAS Cross Country Championships – an event that grows each year that we host it. President AJ showed a video of the previous weekend’s apple pressing fellowship event at Cam Appleton’s orchard.
We’re getting ready for Pints for Polio on October 24th at Six Rivers Brewery in McKinleyville. Other local Rotary Clubs are hosting the event at additional locations along the North Coast.
We continue to gear up for Taste of the Holidays 2019, with prize teams assigned. (That is, we learned the composition of the teams that will be gathering prizes for the event.)
And Katie McGourty stopped by to invite us to the Surfrider Foundation’s “Black & White Ocean Night”, which will take place at the Arcata Theatre Lounge on December 6th.
What’s New at the Zoo?
Our Featured Speaker was Leigh Pierre-Oetker, the Executive Director of the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation. Leigh spoke about the history of the oldest zoo in California. and the exciting additions and upgrades that are planned for the near future – including the Redwood Canopy Walk, which is scheduled to open next year.
To learn more about the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation, please click on the logo below:
Don’t miss a minute!
(Click on the 2019-2020 Rotary Theme Logo to view the video of the full meeting.)