Make the trip to the beautiful North Country and plan your participation in the 2022 District 5130 Conference in Fortuna, California.
Great accomplishments need great opportunities to celebrate all we have accomplished as we came out of the Covid cloud. Plan to get your boogie on as we get our Rockabilly on with friends, music, food, and the beauty of Fortuna.


5:30-6:00 pm – Shuttle from Fortuna 6:00-7:30 pm – Dinner – Plaza Grill Arcata 7:30-9:00 pm – Social – Hatchet House 9:00-9:30 pm-Shuttle to Fortuna

1:00-2:00 pm Food for People Packing Project-Eureka 3:00pm-4:30pm Fortuna Clubs hosting a reception at the Eel River Brewery 4:00-5:30 pm – River Lodge Check-In – Entrance 6:00 – 7:45 – Dinner – Jamie Carroll 7:45 – 8:45 – Live Music 9:00 – 10:30 – Hospitality Suites – Comfort Inn

8:30 – 10:00 am – Breakfast – Awards/Recognitions-Ryan Knight 10:00 – 11:15 am- Session Event(s) – TBD 11:30-1:00 pm- Lunch – Dr. Jason Meriwether 1:10-2:00 pm- Project – Empowering Women Bags – Location TBD (weather dependent) 2:00 – 3:30 pm- Memorial River Walk – Location Eel River pathway (weather dependent) 4:00 – 5:00 pm – Car Show – Location River Lodge Parking Lot 5:15 – 6:00 pm- Cocktail reception – Entrance and Fireside Room 6:15 – 8:00 pm- Dinner – Recognitions – Sanford Smith 8:30-10:00 pm Hospitality Suites – Location Comfort Inn


Jamie Carroll
Jamie Carroll is a Humboldt County original and former Rotary Youth Exchange Student of the Rotary Club of Eureka. She is a graduate of Humboldt State University and holds a degree in International Development. She currently resides in Seattle, Washington where she works as a philanthropy practitioner for Roots & Wings, the private family Foundation of Judith Faulkner, Founder, and CEO of Epic Systems. Join her in her sojourn to Humboldt County where she will share the compelling story of her life’s journey and the transformative impact of Rotary Youth Exchange on her trajectory. Word from the bird is it will be a real kick.

Ryan Knight
Ryan Knight is an Assistant Program Officer at the National Endowment for Democracy where he supports democratic development in Moldova and Ukraine. He received a BA in Peace Studies and International Studies from Whitworth University and an MA in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University. Ryan served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine from 2013 to 2014, before being evacuated during the Revolution of Dignity. In 2015, Ryan returned to Ukraine to complete his service. From 2017 to 2018, Ryan studied Ukrainian at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. Ryan is from Eureka, California, and a former member of Lost Coast Rotaract. He enjoys cycling, running, and gardening.
Jason Meriwether.

Dr. Jason L. Meriwether

An experienced leader in higher education with research interests in hazing prevention, enrollment management, student retention, digital learning tools, adult student success, and social media engagement. In 2016, Jason was named to the Southern Indiana Business Source 20 under 40 Class of 2016. In 2014, Jason was selected to Louisville Business First’s Top Forty under 40 and as one of Business First’s 20 People to Know in Education and Workforce Development. In 2014, Jason received the award of Outstanding Kentuckian and was commissioned to the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Jason is the editor of Dismantling Hazing in Greek-letter Organizations: Effective Practices for Prevention, Response, and Campus Engagement. A native of Guthrie, Ky., Jason earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from the University of Louisville. He earned a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from Fisk University and earned a Ph.D. in Educational Administration with a Specialization in Higher Education Leadership from Indiana State University. Jason currently serves Cal Poly Humboldt as Vice President of Enrollment Management.

Sanford Smith
Sanford K. Smith was Educated at Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and UCLA Practiced law as a school district attorney in the Los Angeles area from 1972 through 1989, during which time he represented the Duarte Rotary Club in its case regarding membership of women in Rotary. Returned to his family home in Wyoming after the death of his father and practiced law there as well as running the family business and being a trust officer for the family bank from 1989 to 1997. Retired to northern California in 1997 from 1997 to present. Member of the Arcadia Rotary Club from 1972 to 1989; Green River, WY, Jackson, WY and Rock Springs, WY Rotary Clubs until 1997, and Glen Ellen-Kenwood Rotary Club from 2019 to present.