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, October 6: Pastels on the Plaza
Saturday, October 6: HSU Homecoming Tailgate Party
Tuesday, October 9: Ciders for Non-Profits supports the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. From 2 to 10 pm at the Humboldt Cider Company, 517 F Street in Eureka. Wear purple for a chance to win the Door Prize!
Friday, October 12: Arts Arcata Ball Gown Walk! Slip into your finest duds, and strut around the Plaza with your fellow Sunrisers!
Saturday, October 13: The Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Starts at the Adorni Center in Eureka. Registration starts at 10 am, and the program begins at 11 am.
Thursday, October 18: Annual RCAS Cross Country Championships – Arcata Community Center – Contact Rebecca Crow for more information
Sunday, October 21: Foundation Celebration North – 2 pm at the Elks Lodge in Eureka
Thursday, November 15: Taste of the Holidays! Our annual Fall Fundraiser at the Arcata Community Center
Wednesday, December 5: The annual Foster & Kinship Holiday Dinner will take place at a new location – the Arcata Community Center! Setup will take place from 1:30 to 5:00 pm as needed, and we will serve dinner (and clean up) from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.
Transitional Age Youth (TAY) – Wednesday, October 3rd – 5:30 pm at Coast Central Credit Union in McKinleyville
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.
On Thursday, October 18th, the Arcata Police Department and the Humboldt County Office of Education will begin an 11-week series of Parent Project classes that are free to parents of at-risk youth beginning at the McKinleyville High School Library.
Luau Night! – On Saturday, October 20th, the Rotary Club of Mad River will celebrate Hawaiian style at the McKinleyville Activity Center. The festivities begin at 5:30 pm.
District 5130 will hold a Membership Training Seminar on Saturday, October 20th from 1 to 4 pm at the Humboldt County Office of Education. The next day (Sunday, October 21st), the District will present a Foundation Training Seminar from 11 am to 2 pm. This will be held at the Elks Lodge, immediately prior to the Foundation Celebration at the same venue (see above). Check your email to register for either or both events.
Rotarian of the Week: Malinda Damme!!
Exchange Student Finn Grewe said that he had attended a friend’s birthday celebration the weekend before our meeting. On Saturday, he took a hike in the redwoods near Crescent City. He followed that up with by surfing at sunset. There was more surfing on Sunday, along with Finn’s first trip to a Thai restaurant!
Where We Stand Before the Walk
Marty Coehlo is the Executive Director of College Advancement at College of the Redwoods, and he is a member of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee. Marty made an encore appearance at our Club to encourage us to participate in this year’s Walk, which will take place on Saturday, October 13th.
He said that Alzheimer’s Disease used to be the fifth leading cause of death, but it is now the third leading cause. But he said that there is reason to hope. Recent studies show that lifestyle changes can make a big impact on the disease’s progress, and he is confident that a cure will be found, if we can muster sufficient financial resources.
The Final Friday Auction Results!
As always, our Fabulous Final Friday Auction benefited the Rotary Foundation and the great work it funds – both in our local communities, and in the world community.
- The first item came from Lynda Moore, who brought a dog basket cram-packed with everything a dog needs (other than an owner)! Lori Breyer was the high bidder.
- When she went to Australia earlier this year, Terri Clark picked up many things that she has been sprinkling into our auctions. This time, she donated an XXXX Gold cooler bag (XXXX Gold is an Aussie brand of beer). The package also included a beverage koozie and some candy. The alliterative offering was purchased by John Gullam.
- John Richmond contributed a basket filled with Humboldt goodies, including Lacey’s cookies. Ian Schatz was the winning buyer.
- A package that included prize-winning canned goods, wine and a Carter House gift certificate was donated by Malinda Damme, and Julie Vaissade-Elcock made off with it! (Legitimately, of course.)
- A bottle of Robert Goodman Cabernet was provided by the winemaker hissownself! Jeff Stebbins was the winning bidder.
- Craig Newman brought in what can only be described as a Fish Festival! He had a large cooler full of all types of fish ready for the grill, oven, or pan! Winning bidder Chris Hemphill will be inviting us over soon … maybe?
- Matt Babich donated a bit of Club history – an invitation to the original Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise Charter Night! Charter Member Bob Johnson had the highest bid for that piece of memorabilia!
- Brandi Easter brought a basket full of home-canned goodies along with a package of Lacey’s cookies. The winning bidder was Dick Johnson.
- An “Ugly But Delicious” apple pie, ready for the oven, was Gregg Foster’s contribution. The dessert-minded John Gullam offered the highest bid.
- Finally, Shannon Maciel donated a large basket filled with assorted Humboldt County delectables. Winner Rachel Damme will be picking through that treasure trove for a while!
And, as always – thanks to the donors, thanks to the buyers, and thanks to the bidders who drove up the prices! Remember, the money goes to one of the most efficient and effective charities in the world – the Rotary Foundation!
“Watch this episode of The Adventures of President Ray!“(Click on President Ray’s photo to view the video of the full meeting.)