Spoke Newsletter – 10/06/2016

Spoke Newsletter – 10/06/2016

LAST WEEK
We had very interesting craft talks by 2 of our club theologians. SHARALYNN HAMILTON shared her journey originating in Ohio, initial college as an Ohio State “Buckeye” and her personal journey of discovery in both theology and politics, through work in nonprofits, ministering to folks and now at the Claremont School of Theology. STEVE DAVIS shared his story as a military kid growing up in different places leading to his attendance at Seattle Pacific University and the Fuller Theological Institute ultimately taking him through different assignments in a variety of churches and finally to the First Congregational Church in Redlands.

TODAY

We have the wonderful opportunity of welcoming Maestro RANSOM WILSON the newly appointed Music Director and Conductor of the Redlands Symphony. Ransom Wilson’s long and varied career has seen him as an international flute virtuoso and recording artist, celebrated chamber musician, and now a busy conductor. In addition to his new post as Music Director & Conductor of the Redlands Symphony, he is Artistic Director of New York’s Le Train Bleu ensemble, Music Director of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, and former Music Director of Solisti New York Orchestra, the OK Mozart International Festival, and the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra.

NEXT WEEK DR.
ART SVENSON, Professor of Government at the University of Redlands, David Boies Endowed Chair. Will talk about his recent stay in China as a Fulbright Scholar.

NOT IN A CELEBRATORY MOOD? BASHFUL?
It was “Birthday Week” at the Club last week and only 2 of 11 birthday honorees were in attendance. Must have been a heck of a good party somewhere but that left lots of cake and ice cream for BARBARA O’KEEFE and DAVE MAUPIN. Is it confusion because of that alleged 13th sign of the Zodiac that NASA has designated as “Ophiuchus”?

OCTOBER’S CALENDAR
October is Economic and Community Development Month October 15th is the Interact Assembly at the California Military Institute in Perris. October 24th is Rotary International’s World Polio Day Live stream Event. Info at http://www.endpolio.org/ worldpolioday.

Plan for the DISTRICT GOVERNOR BOB DUISTERMARS’ official visit at an evening joint meeting of our club and Sunrise Rotary on October 27th. More info forthcoming. (Note: for you children of the 60’s, this is not the type of “joint” meeting addressed in California’s Proposition 64)

Set aside Monday October 31st for our next Breakfast and a Book at Franklin School. We ask that volunteers arrive at 7:30 AM and stay for at least an hour, staying for their Halloween parade which starts at the beginning of school. We will also provide books as usual. Breakfast will not be served.

A SHORT REDLANDS ROTARY HISTORY QUIZ
1. In November of 1987, Club President Douglas McAdam inducted the first 3 women into our club. Can you name one of them (Hint: one of them is married to a current member)?

2. Two additional women were subsequently inducted into the club by President McAdam before the end of 1987. Can you name one of these?

3. Can you name at least 3 of the last 6 club presidents?

PRESIDENT’S CORNER
October is the month we recognize the eradication of polio. Our own DOUG MCADAM will share with us on World Polio Day October 24th in as our reminder to continue our engagement as a club in this important effort!

Just a reminder – when you see your badge on the table walking into club it’s your invitation to sit at the front table.

Thank you and have a great Rotary Day!

Editor – Lew Nelson – No. 14 – October 6, 2016

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