Spoke Newsletter – 02/26/2015

Spoke Newsletter – 02/26/2015

TODAY
DISTRICT GOVERNOR – DR. SYLVIA WHITLOCK
Our Club is honored to welcome DR. WHITLOCK, who has been in Rotary for over 25 years. While principal in Duarte Unified School District, she was asked to join Rotary as the second woman to join the Duarte Club. That Club was removed as an official Rotary Club. Duarte sued Rotary International and prevailed in its stance to admit women, thus changing forever and for better the face of Rotary. She went on to become the first woman Rotary President and is now District 5330 Governor. We are inspired by her dedication to Rotary, and I and my fellow female Rotarians are honored to have the opportunity to be of service through Rotary. In that this is Rotary Awareness Month, Dr. Whitlock will surely inspire us to share WHO WE ARE as Rotarians and WHY WE ARE Rotarians.

LAST WEEK
WYATT HANSON, graduating this year from the University of Redlands as a Global Business major, recounted his experiences at the University, including his year abroad in Germany (Frankfurt and Berlin) and his service as a member of Rotaract. Wyatt hails from Alberta, Canada where he was raised on his family’s cattle ranch, a business to which he would eventually like to return. As he noted during his slide show, all he needs to do to get home is to get on the I- 15 in Devore and keep driving north! Wyatt, now fluent in German and with – obviously – a successful career in front of him, succeeded in making every member of the Club feel under accomplished.

NEXT WEEK
Our Annual “4-WAY SPEECH COMPETITION” – Redlands High Schools Students will vie for the coveted first place position by presenting their individually comprised speeches. They will be judged on presentation, originality and the best speech that incorporates the elements making up Rotary’s Four Way Test.

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS
Warm and Happy Wishes to these gents: JIM BRASWELL – 08AL REID –28 ED MALESKY – 01WAYNE SCOTT – 06

FOOD FAIRE
Today we are dining Italiano– Chicken Pasta Primavera, Garlic Cheese Bread, Italian Cream Cake & Salad Bar. Graci, Steve!!

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
Worth repeating and encouraging becoming or adding a Paul Harris Fel- lowship. With our Rotary Club of Redlands Board authorizing the use of member points to double any $100 or $500 contribution to RIF this Spring, it’s never been a better time. Remember, Spring Sales don’t last forever!!

UPCOMING EVENTS
“Read Across America” – Tomorrow, Friday the 27th at Franklin Elementary, 8-11a.m. Each participating Rotarian can take about a 15 minute shift reading to students. Our own NEAL WANER, has done this many times, and in his own words, “It’s a hoot!”

Breakfast-and-a-Book – Thursday, March 5th at Lugonia Elementary, 7a.m. Many regulars will not be able to participate, so how about some of our members who haven’t done this step up to the plate? Very rewarding and you’ll feel warm and fuzzy all day for your good deed!.

Ethics Initiative for Rotary Clubs and Youth. March 14th in Los Angeles. A 6 hour seminar including breakfast and lunch and “Living the Four-Way Test” ethics manual on flash drive. Contact District 5330 Ethics Chair at AWPopka@aol.com

RED, WINE & BLUES — Just 5 weeks away. March 12th is the Big (not Small) Deadline for Baskets and to get sponsors included in the program. Baskets can be brought to BARBARA O’KEEFE’s home or to our meeting. Wine can be delivered to KEVIN CORREIA at Wilson’s Jewelers or bring to the meeting. RED, WINE & BLUES — Just 5 weeks away. March 12th is the Big

(not Small) Deadline for Baskets and to get sponsors included in the program. Baskets can be brought to BARBARA O’KEEFE’s home or to our meeting. Wine can be delivered to KEVIN CORREIA at Wilson’s Jewelers or bring to the meeting. Mark your calendars for SaturRED, WINE & BLUES — Just 5 weeks away. March 12th is the Big

(not Small) Deadline for Baskets and to get sponsors included in the program. Baskets can be brought to BARBARA O’KEEFE’s home or to our meeting. Wine can be delivered to KEVIN CORREIA at Wilson’s Jewelers or bring to the meeting. Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 28th, 4-7 at the Redlands Country Club. Take a poster to display at your place of work.

WINE DINNER – Monday March 23rd at the Mitten Building. Make your reservation with RON JEFFREY as space is limited. $100/person – Beef Wellington is the main course.

DISTRICT ASSEMBLY is coming Saturday, April 18th

TOUCH A TRUCK –May 30th 9-3 at local schools. See JEFF FRA-
ZIER

QUIPS & QUOTES & OTHER STUFF
The Charlotte S. Huck Children’s Literature Festival at the University of Redlands, Fri. And Sat., February 27-28. A wonderful event to consider attending. Some of you may not know that Charlotte Huck’s niece and namesake is none other than the better half of our own LARRY BURGESS.

Growing OLD is inevitable, growing UP is optional! What are a woman’s four favorite animals? A Mink in the closet, a Jaguar in the garage, a Tiger in the bedroom and a Jackass to pay for it all.

Since I am a blond (NO, really), the other day when I got home there was a letter on my porch. It said on the envelope “DO NOT BEND.” I spent the next 2 hours trying to figure out how to pick it up?

Two law partners went for their usual morning coffee when one announced that they had left the safe unlocked. “No problem,” replied the other. “We’re both here.” Remember that Laughter is the Medicine of Life!

TABLE TALK
Time waits for no one, so treasure every moment you have. You will treasure it even more when you can share it with someone special. Life is fleeting, so make each moment special. What would you do or say if you knew your time was limited? Thanks for the opportunity to annoy, cajole and at moments entertain you. BAB

NOLIN’S NOTEWORTHY NOTATIONS
This is the last meeting of Rotary World Understanding Month, 2015. I want to flip a commonly-seen bumper sticker slogan on its head and ask you to “Think Locally. Act Globally.”

Of course, our focus is and should be caring for issues right outside our door, here in Redlands and the East Valley. Frequently, our local problems are reflected in every other part of the world whether Rotary touches them or not. Often, problems are magnified when they occur in areas less blessed by liberty than we are in the USA. Keeping an eye on our neighborhoods close by, let’s see how contributions to the RI Foundation from around the globe are distributed to global neighborhoods by Area of Focus.

Last year, there were 265 grants dedicated to Disease Prevention and Treatment for a total of $14.2MM. One-hundred and ninety-eight Water and Sanitation Grants for a total of $11.2MM were funded. Basic Education and Literacy received $6.8MM through 121 grants. Economic and Community Development grants numbering 148 delivered $7.8MM to the needy. Sixty-nine grants focusing on Maternal and Child Health delivered $5.1MM. Finally, 67 grants totaling $2.5MM were delivered in the cause of Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution. All of these various efforts we made possible by donations from Rotarians like you!

I guess it doesn’t matter which version of the bumper sticker you display. The key words on both are “think” and “act.” Think of all that has been done and can be done nationally and internationally through the Rotary Foundation. Then act. The world will be a better place.

Editor – Betty Auton Beck – No 31 –2/26/2015

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