Spoke Newsletter – 03/09/2017

Spoke Newsletter – 03/09/2017

TODAY SURPRISE

We always like to keep you guessing what we will do each weak. So this week….guess.

LAST WEEK IWO JIMA

What a wonderful job our own DAVE MAUPIN did recounting his trip, and distributing, for the rest of us, samples of the sands of Iwo Jima. It made us all feel like we were there with him. Thank you, DAVE. Also presenting was his guest WWII Marine Veteran, Gene Bell, liberator of Guam and Iwo Jima. As a corporal in the 3rd Marine Division, Gene and his fellow Marines were the first replacement unit to come on shore after the invasion. Gene spoke about his trips and awards but most importantly, the need to KEEP THE MEMORY OF IWO JIMA ALIVE. Thank you, Mr. Gene Bell, it was a pleasure to have you with us

MUSIC COMPETITION

MUSIC COMPETITION
We also honored our students who won the music competition. If you attended the competition but missed the awards they were 1st place with an award of $100 was Srijan Satpathy from Redlands High School who played the Violin. 2nd place with an award of $75 was Douglas Herrin from Citrus Valley High who played the trumpet. 3rd place with an award of $50.00 was D’Angelo Parks from Citrus Vally who won in vocal. Also thanks to our judges, Bruce Satzger, Larry Burgess, and Stephan Gephart.

NEXT WEEK STATE OF THE UNION CLUB

Our own CAL BOOTHBY will be giving us a status on the State of the Club. Ever wonder where your money goes. Well CAL has the answers, and you will be proud of what you have done

UPCOMING EVENTS RED WINE & BREWS APRIL

1, 2017 – HEY, WE GOT THREE (3) WEEKS BEFORE THE 32nd RW&B event. No fooling! How can you help??? Consider sponsorship. This is the best way to get into the VIP room and drink some fine wine. Remember, IMPERIAL SPONSORS ☑ $1500; DOUBLE MAGNUM SPONSOR ☑ $1,000; MAGNUM SPONSOR ☑ $500; AND VIP SPONSOR ☑$300. Also, please sell tickets. Even if it is for your own attendance. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR THE EVENT. We will be sending a signup sheet around this meeting. Lastly, don’t forget your Basket

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

“In the course of my life I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.” Recounted by Lord Nor man Brook in Working with Winston Churchill

MEMBERSHIP MINUTES

Did someone get married over the weekend at the Redlands Country Club? Not sure who but perhaps John Patterson can shed some light on it.

SHELTER CHIDLDRENS REHABILITATION CENTER WATER STORANGE ANDISTRIBUTION PROJECT

SHELTER CHIDLDRENS REHABILITATION CENTER
DAVE MAUPHIN just provided a report to our World Community Service leader, ALLEN GRIESMER, outlining the success and final report of our water storage and distribution project at the Shelter Children’s home in Nariobi-Langata Kenya. The project involved installation of gutters on roofs of existing buildings and facilities for the collection of rain water into ground plastic tanks for clean drinking water. With the clean rain-harvested drinking water they put an end to many health issues. By the way, the Shelter Children’s home is currently home for as many as 150 children who now have clean drinking water. Our partnership with the local Rotary gave this community a chance to grow without disease. It also didn’t cost us a ton of money. Our Club spent $3,000 on this effort with an impact of on over 1000 residents from the home and surrounding community. Thanks to everyone to was part of this project. Simple rain gutters with collection barrels make a world of difference.

PRESIDENT JAN’s JOVIALLY JUDICIOUS JABBERINGS Happy Thursday Rotarians!

As we visit each week and focus on our club meeting and its benefits, sometimes we forget that there are many amazing programs that Rotary at Large has to offer. One of which is the Rotary Peace Fellowships. Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of our peace centers. Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution.

These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,000 fellows for careers in peacebuilding. Many of them are serving as leaders at international organizations or have started their own foundations. Once again, we are part of an amazing organization that makes our world a better place.

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