Spoke Newsletter – 07/14/2016

Spoke Newsletter – 07/14/2016

THIS WEEK’S PROGRAM
Today’s program features a presentation by the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Association about this year’s summer musical “Oklahoma!” Bowl performance dates are Tuesday, July 26 for the dress rehearsal. The regular performances run the following four consecutive nights, Thursday through Sunday, July 28-31, at 8:00 pm. This Rodgers and Hammerstein musical is an American Classic set in the Oklahoma Territory right after the turn of the century. Dashing cowboy Curly pursues farm girl Laurey, as blended storylines weave into the backdrop of singing and dancing farmers and cowboys. This musical is fun and full of romance for all ages. “Oklahoma” returns to the Redlands Bowl stage after 40 years! Our Rotary excerpt will include an Oklahoma Sing Along, possibly featuring such favorite hits as “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning’,” “People Will Say We’re in Love” and the title song “Oklahoma!”

LAST WEEK’S PROGRAM
PRESIDENT JAN HUDSON
took the helm as our club’s
leader for the July 2016 – June 2017 year. She gave an overview of the Rotary International Convention in South Korea, from which she recently returned. An amazing 50,000 Rotarians from around the world attended this year. Some of the speakers focused on how Rotary International helps the United Nations around the world and how the eradication of Polio worldwide is getting close with only 20 known cases left. The new Rotary focus will be on ending human trafficking now. Sadly, this is occurring right in our backyard in neighboring communities. In fact, San Bernardino County has a big problem with HT.

PRESIDENT JAN’s goals for the coming year include:
– Fabulous Speakers
– Membership Growth
– Regular Social Mixers
– Service Projects
– Promote “Rotary Young Professionals”

JOE HORZEN
explained the concept of sustaining our club by building club membership up with more young professionals, ages 45 and under. This offers our club the opportunity to become a more robust club that will continue for years to come.

RON JEFFREY
emphasized the importance of membership retention and encouraging more people to participate in the Corporate Membership Program. The goal is to bring in a minimum of 20 new members.

FORREST HOWE
was the winner of the dish-spinning competition that is a tradition at the first meeting of a new club president. What a welcome reception!!!

NEXT WEEK’S PROGRAM
Mark Venckeleer, LCSW ~ Life Coach and Speaker
The Secrets of Goal Accountability

A COUPLE NEWS ITEMS:
BEVERLY NOERR, Executive Director of the Redlands Community Music Association (Redlands Bowl), received her Rotary blue badge after completing her basic requirements. She is now official! Welcome to the club, Bev.

LARRY WORMSER
is recovering after his long stay at the hospital and a specialized nursing care facility. He will be heading home soon, and in fact, may already be there
by the time this SPOKE comes out. Larry maintained his sense of humor as he wrote to this editor in an email last week: “Hi Jane … This morning I walked to the bathroom on two feet, no walker. About 12 ft. 3 7/8” – more or less. Things are looking better…. Larry”

ROTARY YOUNG PROFESSIONALS have their first mixer this evening 6PM at Mu Restaurant.

PRESIDENT JAN HUDSON’S REPORT
District Governor Bob Duistermars 2016-2017 has our Rotary Theme for this year as “Imagine Rotary!”. Many have asked for clarification – DG Bob says ‘We can be the same Rotary we have always been, or we can engage our community in new and exciting ways’. In many ways I agree. Paul Harris said that if Rotary is to survive into the future it must change faster than change itself. Exactly how Rotary must change to meet tomorrow can only be imagined! I look forward to this year of fresh ideas, new members, projects, socials and our very own Rotary Young Professionals. Let’s
have a great year!

Editor – Jane Dreher – No. 2 – July 14, 2016

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