Spoke Newsletter – 04/28/2016

Spoke Newsletter – 04/28/2016

THIS WEEK

Our Club’s own JACK OSBORN will speak to us about the issues facing Europe today, including the massive national debt of the pigs and the refugee crisis. He is the University of Redlands Hunsaker Endowed Chair of Management. In that role he teaches courses in: the Rise of American Capitalism 1860-1932; The European Union; Government and Businessin China;Japanese Corporations and Global Business; Strategic Issues in Global Business; and Business Policy and Strategy, the department Senior Capstone experience. In addition, he has been extraordinarily successful in helping University of Redlandsstudents win 21 Fulbright Scholarshipsin the last 9 years, described as a” top producer” by the Fulbright Program. This is as good or better than some of the big boys such as UCLA or USC. For those of you who enjoy drinking Peet’s Coffee, Jack once was their Vice President of Operations.

LAST WEEK

Stacey Iverson, President and CEO of Children’s Fund shared the podium with Melinda Corrall, Executive Director of Building A Generation. Children’s Fund, a national organization, now in operation for some 30 years, was founded by Judge Pat Morris and Stater Brothers CEO Jack Brown. In its history the Fund has served 1.4 million children. Last year alone, 78,000 children felt the helping hand of Children’s Fund. Their focus is on foster children and children in poverty. They serve children from birth to 18 years old, but half of the children served are from 0 – 5 years old. Melinda Corrall described Building A Generation as more of a local pursuit of issues of child abuse. The need is clear in our community as last year there were 1500 reports of suspected child abuse in the City of Redlands.. Building A Generation partners with the Redlands Unified School District to support 4 resource centers on district campuses. These centers are convenient for the kids and increases student retention on those campuses. The four centers together manage a caseload of some 200 children.

NEXT WEEK

Next week’s speaker is unknown at press time. However the backup speaker will be DON MCCUE explaining the intricacies of the Power Play as used by hockey’s Anaheim Ducks.

HELP NATHAN AND DON KEEP THE SMILEY LIBRARY LOOKING NICE

The day after tomorrow, Saturday, April 30, join the Redlands Service Club Council and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and a thousand of Redland’s finest residents in their effort to enhance the beauty of our community. There will be nine projects within the city that will receive attention. PAT MEYER will ably lead our Rotary work crew in laying waste to the old shrubbery and weeds around the Smiley Library and will complete the job by planting new bushes and flowers. Rotarians volunteering for duty, should check in at 9 a.m. at the E-Z Up outside the library. Pat will have assignments for each of you. Bring a hat, sunscreen, gloves and a spade or shovel. For those volunteers working up an appetite, a free lunch will be served at Heritage Park following completion of the projects.

UPCOMMING EVENTS

May 13 – 15: District Conference at Lake Arrowhead. See CAL BOOTHBY.

May 7th, Saturday: 7-9:30 p.m. For you supporters of our club’s

scholarships for students in the Redlands Unified School District, J. Riley Distillery, the Inland Empire’s only local craft distiller, has invited you to come and meet the distiller himself, see the method and taste the outcome! For a cool $50, you will get a picnic style dinner, a tour and tastings. The $50 however will be donated to the Rotary Club of Redlands Scholarship Fund. So far, 26 members have signed up! See SANDI BENTLEY for tickets.

June 4, Saturday: 8 a.m. Redlands Hunger Walk. The family friendly 5 K fun walk benefits the Summer Nutrition Program at the Family Service Association of Redlands. See KYRA STEWART for further details

June 10, Friday: Join President NATHAN GONZALES in serving beer at the Surfing State Street Event. Serve one, drink one. A great time will be had by all servers!

June 11, Saturday: 9 a.m.-2p.m. Kids Party of the Year, known by the moniker of “Touch A Truck”. Kids will enjoy being able to climb on police cars, fire trucks, farm vehicles and even a helicopter. It will be held. at the University of Redland’s Stadium. Tickets are $5 per person, 3 years old and up. Don’t miss the $20 Family Fun Pack for up to six family members. JEFF FRAZIER, JEFF MARTINEZ and JIM NOLAN can answer any of your questions!

THE SPECTACTULAR APRIL BIRTHDAYS

CAL BOOTHBY 4th, MARTHA GREEN 7th, CHRIS WALKER 12th, TIM TIMMERMAN 14th, JOHN BURKE 16th, RICHARD ROMO 16th, LARRY WORMSER 22nd, JOAN BENSON 27th, DOUG RICHARDSON 27th,

MEMBERSHIP

“Membership in Rotary is valued for many reasons, chiefly that one may meet and mingle with community leaders on a regular basis and along with them participate in service projects that command lasting respect.” Hone, The Rotary Club of Redlands

BUSINESS TIP

For you business tycoons on the run and fading late in the day, remember that 54 M&M’s has the same caffeine content as 2 cups of coffee.

DISCIPLINE AND THE BOOKSTORE

Ten percent of bookstore customers buy 90 percent of the books!

PRESIDENT’S PREPOSTEROUS PROSE…

Today is the fourth Thursday of the month, which means APRIL BIRTHDAYS!! Will this group of amiable Aries and Taurus excite or disappoint with the monthly birthday quiz?

Remember this Saturday is our special “Keep Smiley Library Beautiful” project under the leadership of PAT MEYER and the Redlands Service Club Council. What a terribly appropriate project for this year! I may or may not be taking attendance at the event to see who should or shouldn’t earn a massive fine at next week’s meeting…

Editor — Chris Walker — No. 41 — April 28, 2016

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