Spoke Newsletter – 01/26/2017

Spoke Newsletter – 01/26/2017

THIS WEEK
STEVE STOCKTON, President of the Redlands Historical Museum Association and our own DON MCCUE, Director of the A.K. Smiley Public Library, and LARRY BURGESS, historian and former Director of the Smiley Library will speak to us about the future Museum of Redlands. “We are on the cusp of achieving something truly remarkable for our town” says NATHAN GONZALES.

LAST WEEK
TERA HILLIARD, CEO of Forgotten Children, Inc. spoke to us about human trafficking. This is a multi-billion-dollar industry where perpetrators profit from the control and exploitation of girls between the ages of 12-14. It is estimated that there are more than 28 million victims of human trafficking worldwide. It is the second largest crime enterprise behind drugs. The three largest cities with trafficking in CA. are San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. Events such as the Super Bowl, World Series, etc. stimulate large numbers of victims. For more than 10 years, Forgotten Children has been providing aftercare services to victims throughout Southern California. Their mission is to rescue, restore, educate and bring hope to these children.

NEXT WEEK
Our own Fire Chief JEFF FRAZIER will join us to discuss how new smart phone apps are helping the fire/EMS service. Appointed in 2008, Chief JEFF FRAZIER brings 36 years of fire service experience to his position as Redlands’ Fire Chief. Jeff graduated cum laude from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration. He also attended California State University – Long Beach where he earned his Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS
LYNDA SCHAUF and President JAN HUDSON (13), ANNETTE COFFEY (14), JEFF MARTINEZ and JAN SHERMAN (19), JOSEPH HORZEN (23) and PATRICK HOAG (26),

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED
Major MARIO REYES continues our rich tradition of the leader of our local Salvation Army Post being a member of our club. He needs your help. The Salvation Army opens the Cold Weather Shelter in December through March when the temperature drops below 40 degrees or if there is a chance of rain. Volunteers can serve from 2 to 4 hours between the hours of 7:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. People are especially needed on Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights after lights out at 10 p.m. It’s a cinch – you sit in a room next to the sleeping room. Read those magazines you never get to, do your taxes, etc. Your editor has done it, and it is exactly as advertised. Won’t you help out Mario in providing a service to those less fortunate in our community. Call him at 909 792-6868 or email him at mario.reyes@uswsalvationarmy.org

SUPER BOWL PREDICTIONS UPDATE
John Patterson suffered Sunday when his Packers bit the dust. But he now joins Bob Hodges and Don McCue in picking New England to win it all on February 5. Your SPOKE editor however is picking Atlanta, hoping for an upset.

UPCOMING EVENTS
February 1 – 7 am – Breakfast and a Book – Lugonia School
Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 – Lincoln Dinner – Orton Center
Saturday, April 1, 2017 – Red, Wine and Blues – Redlands Country Club

MEMORIZATION AND RECALL
Phobias in order: spiders, social situations, flying, the outside, confined spaces
Island Countries in order: Indonesia, Madagascar, New Guinea, Japan, Malaysia
The Fastest Animals in The Sea in order: sailfish, marlin, bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, blue shark
Biggest Box Office Hits of all Time in order: Gone with The Wind, Star Wars, Sound of Music, ET, The Ten Commandments

PRESIDENT’S CORNER
Hello Fellow Rotarians, it’s time once again for Rotary Leadership Institute. It is recommended that New Members participate in the Rotary Leadership Institute to gain knowledge of the full scope of Rotary, and what a premier service organization they have joined, and a friendly reminder to those who may have forgotten! Rotary Leadership Institute prepares Rotarians for roles as Club Presidents, Committee Chairs, enhanced Club and District Leadership Roles, etc. Whether you just recently joined or are a veteran member there is something for everybody….not to mention meeting likeminded Rotarians from throughout the District….sharing new ideas and friendship.
There will be PART I, PART II, and PART III sessions on Saturday, March 11 at the Ortega High School Conference Room, 520 Chaney St., Lake Elsinore. Lunch will be served and a small fee is associated so please RSVP to Cal Boothby or visit www.scnrli.org. We hope to have a great representation of the Rotary Club of Redlands!

Editor: Christopher Walker, January 26, 2017, # 29

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