Spoke Newsletter – 10/27/2016

Spoke Newsletter – 10/27/2016

LAST WEEK
Our own LORI RHODES, Superintendent of the Redlands Unified School District, gave us some insights into a new initiative in RUSD called “Redlands Ready” which focuses on ensuring students are college ready. The goals of this program are to make sure that all students are in the best position possible to enter college, connect and assist students to post high school opportunities, make college accessible for all students, and be the District that makes a difference. This includes greater access to AP classes, dramatically reducing the cost of AP testing, district covered tuition for Crafton Hills College courses offered on RUSD campuses, District covered SATs for all RUSD HS Juniors on campus, guaranteed admission to Cal State University San Bernardino for all qualified RUSD students and many other changes. It’s not surprising that RHS, REV and CVHS have been listed among the best high schools in the USA as reported by US News & World Report and Newsweek. Additionally, the district and our individual schools have received numerous other awards for delivering a quality education.

TODAY
LARRY BURGESS, our eminent historian and Rotarian will give us a presentation on “Haunted Rotary”. Expect humor, history and, perhaps, hysterics.

NEXT WEEK
TOM ROGERS has been going on healthcare mission-of-mercy trips to Nicaragua for 14 years. His group began an initiative to improve the care for diabetic children in that country in 2015. He will talk about the program and the Rotary Global Grant that was recently submitted to move it forward.

ALSO LAST WEEK . . .
Timing is everything. With our terrific RUSD Superintendent as our speaker it was ALSO our privilege to honor 3 outstanding young folks from our high schools as Students of the Month. Left to right, DOUG HAUGH, Redlands HS; JORDAN DELGADO, Orangewood HS; and LUCIAN CAO, Citrus Valley HS.capture

PUT ANOTHER CANDLE ON MY BIRTHDAY CAKE . . .
Remember, a birthday is just the first day on another 365 day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip! And you have to grow older but you don’t have to grow up.

This month’s celebrants are DENNIS HANSBERGER (1), HARRY JOHN (4), JANE DREHER (10), DON MCCUE (12), LYNN WHITMER (14), JOHN MILLS (21), BRUCE SATZGER (22), SHIRLEY HARRY (28), GENEVA LABATE (29).

OCTOBER’S CALENDAR (with a peek into November)
October is Economic and Community Development Month
JIM NOLIN & VICTORIA MARSHALL remind us to 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 that starts at the beginning of school. We will also provide books as usual. Breakfast will not be served.

SANDI BENTLEY says it’s that time to start planning for “Red, Wine & Blues”. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 1 at Hudson Realty, 127 E. State St.

November is Rotary Foundation Month. Put November 5, 2016 from 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM on your calendar for our District 5330 Foundation Gala at the Mission Inn.

PREZ JAN advised us that November 15th will be her first “Fireside Chat”.

PRESIDENT’S CORNER
Ode to Fall Cool days,
cooler evenings
Time for sweaters.
Chop the wood, stack it high
Get out the leathers.

Trees of yellow, orange and red
Mums in full bloom
Roses bending, lilacs sad
Skies of gloom

Chili on the stove, stew at a simmer
Aromas fill the room
Apple pie, hot cocoa sweet
Just a good time before…
Winter’s gloom
Author: Melody Wallace

Editor – Lew Nelson – No. 17– October 27, 2016

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