Spoke Newsletter – 03/02/2017

Spoke Newsletter – 03/02/2017

TODAY THE HALLOWED SANDS OF IWO JIMA:
YESTERDAY AND TODAY

Our own DAVE MAUPIN (world traveler, sailor, star gazer and mountain climber and friend to all), who recently visited Iwo Jima, will present an informative and educational program along with his guest WWII Marine Veteran, Gene Bell, liberator of Guam and Iwo Jima.

LAST WEEK MILLION KIDS OPAL SINGLETON,
CEO,shared with us her goals and insight about Human Trafficking. We learned the importance of understanding of how our youth can be pulled in by predators befriending our kids and grandkids through the internet and on line games. Opal spoke about the goals and purpose behind One Million Kids, and how this organization can have an impact on the next generation.

!!!WHAT A SONG!!!
What a way to end my month-long reign of terror over the club.
With all the rain and spring in the near future I felt an
obligation to bring some warmth to our lunch. In case any of
you forgot the lyric’s, below is a snippet:
Here comes the sun (doo doo doo doo)
Here comes the sun, and I say It’s all right
Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right

NEXT WEEK
A Compelling Program!

UPCOMING EVENTS RED WINE & BREWS APRIL 1, 2017
– 32nd RW&B event. No fooling! Its Basket time!! Please work with your team leaders to build the best baskets ever. If you are not sure who your team leader is, just contact Sandi Bently or Lynn Whitmer. We’re into the last weeks before this big event, so let’s pull out all the stops and set some records! Tickets: $90 in advance; $100 at the door. VIP tickets are $150 allowing exclusive access to the Trophy Room and unique, hand selected high end wines. Sponsorships begin at $300. Great gifts for clients or friends and with the added bonus of introducing them to Rotarians and what we do. District 5330 Assembly is themed “Connecting for Good.” – Training Conference (including a Rotary 101 class for new Rotarians) – Saturday, April 22nd, Yucaipa High School. Registration 8 a.m. Check your emails or email Nyron@ H3Missions.org
ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE – Saturday, March 11th – Ortega High School, Lake Elsinore – RSVP Cal Boothby

WINE MAKER DINNER – Weds., March 22nd. This year’s event will be held at the Hickory Ranch Steak House in Yucaipa. Tickets are sold out but you can let RON JEFFREY know ASAP if you want to be on the waiting list.

TOUCH-A-TRUCK – Sunday, June 10, 2017 at the University of Redlands. We need volunteers!! You get to spend the day watching kids have the time of their life. See JIM NOLIN for details. It will be a Saturday that you will not forget

QUOTABLE QUOTE – “Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.” The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume III, “Letter To Henry L. Pierce and Others” (April 6, 1859), p. 376.

MEMBERSHIP MINUTES – Can anyone tell me why every time I see a picture of Freddie (NATHAN GONZALES’s cat) he has a cone on his head??. Congratulations to NEAL WAINER, looks like there is an engagement in the family. In the spirit of the OSCARS we have an announcement to make….Next year’s president of Redlands Rotary is JOSEPH HORZEN…….no.no.. no.. wait a minute!!!! Its ME.

MOVIE TRIVIA
Thought you were going to get away with only one reference to Hollywood. Wrong! The answers to the movie trivia questions are next to my name below.
1. Name the actor who starred in 142 films including The Quiet Man, The Shootist, The Searchers and Stagecoach.
2. Which actress has won the most Oscars?
3. Name the director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
4. Who played Neo in The Matrix?
5. Name the actress whose career began at the age of 3, and who went on to star in films such as Contact, Maverick and The Silence of the Lambs?

PRESIDENT JAN’S JOVIALLY JUDICIOUS JABBERINGS

Happy Thursday Rotarians!

The Rotary Area of Focus for the month of March is Water and Sanitation and one of the approaches Rotary is piloting the WASH in Schools Target Challenge!

Clean water, better sanitation, teacher training, and hygiene education in schools can improve the health and education of children by creating a cycle of opportunity: improved education, increased school attendance, and improved academic performance.

The WASH in Schools Target Challenge is a pilot program created to motivate Rotary clubs to develop sustainable water, sanitation, hygiene (collectively referred to as WASH), and education projects using the expertise and resources available through two of Rotary’s areas of focus: basic education and literacy and water and sanitation.

The program will focus on measuring the impact that WASH and basic education and literacy initiatives have on school attendance. Rotary and UNICEF will recognize Rotary clubs and schools whose WASH in Schools projects achieve the benchmarks outlined below. During the pilot phase, the program will run through July 2018 in five countries, all chosen for their strong, active involvement in school sanitation efforts: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, India, and Kenya. If you wish to learn more, please visit www.rotary.org.

1.John Wayne; 2. Katharine Hepburn, with 4 Oscars and 12 nominations; 3. Peter Jackson; 4. Keanu Reeves;5. Jodie Foster.

Editor – AJ Beechko – No 34 – 2 March 2017

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