Spoke Newsletter – 11/17/2016

Spoke Newsletter – 11/17/2016

LAST WEEK’S PROGRAM
MARIA CARRILLO, archivist at the A.K. Smiley Library, presented a fascinating program dealing with Redlands’ women that were involved with the World War I American war effort. Many of the women of Redlands that were involved in the effort did so through such organizations as the YWCA, Salvation Army and the American Red Cross. The women served in various roles such as nurses and military intelligence. Thank you Maria for your enlightening presentation.

TODAY’S PROGRAM
San Bernardino County Sheriff JOHNN MCMAHON will join us today and present a program that will update us on the status of law enforcement issues in San Bernardino County. For over 26 years, Sheriff McMahon has served the citizens of our county and presently heads up an organization that includes over 2,000 sworn members and 1,200 unsworn members and is responsible for enforcement coverage for over 20,000 square miles. As a result of the passing of Proposition 57, which is supposed to help reduce the state’s prison population by providing more parole opportunities for some convicted felons, law enforcement agencies throughout the state will be addressing how best to deal with this change. Additionally, Sheriff McMahon may update us on the Operation No Boundaries enforcement activities that are aimed at reducing gang activity. We welcome Sheriff McMahon and commended him and his fellow officers for the work they do on a daily basis.

NEXT WEEK’S PROGRAM
Next Thursday Tom Turkey along with a cast of epicurean delights including velvety mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, squash soup, glazed carrots, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie will be appearing on a table of your choice; just not the table you are sitting at today, as we will not be having a meeting next Thursday.

THE WEEK AFTER NEXT WEEK’S PROGRAM (Huh?)

The program will be Heroes of Yesterday and Today will be presented by RON JEFFREY.

WE HAVE BIRTHDAYS TO CELEBRATE
JEFF FRAZIER 11/5
JIM NOLIN 11/2
GLEN GOODWIN 11/4
FLORIN ROMINU 11/1
JANET GREENFIELD 11/16
ZACH TUCKER 11/6
BOB HEINZE 11/25
JIM WATSON 11/3
LEW NELSON 11/7
STAN WEISSER 11/1/1920

IN AND AROUND REDLANDS
The Council of Past Presidents (COPP), as lead by Director LEROY Hansberger (PP 1964-1965) and ably assisted by LARRY WORMSER (PP 1977-1978), determined that current President JAN HUDSON should pay a sizable fine for failing to get a travel permit prior to heading to Washington to get a first peak at her new grandchild. However, all will be forgiven (a motion by KEVIN CORREIA (PP 19931994) and seconded by CHRIS WALKER (PP 2003-2004) if Pres. Jan shares photos of the new baby. However, no such forgiveness was passed for MARVIN HUDSON (PP 20052006).

Speaking of photos – FREDDIE once again made his way to the big screen thanks to NATHAN GONZALES who was in fine form as he presided over the herd in Jan’s absence. Additionally, Nathan took the lead with respect to our representation in the Veterans Day Parade.

Upcoming events include our annual distribution of dictionaries to the students of Redlands Unified School District. JOE HORZEN is your contact person for the most rewarding activity. If you want to assist with putting a Rotary label in the dictionaries your opportunity is tonight at 6:00pm. Meet Joe and your fellow Rotarians at the Redlands Realtor Association office located at 820 W. Colton Avenue.

The Purple Turtle holiday event is scheduled for December 12th at the Elks Club on New York Street. STAN WEISSER and his covey of elves can always use additional assistance. The event starts at 5:00 pm and concludes around 7:00 pm. While it may seem as though we are assisting others, it is actually the other way around as they are assisting us in getting into the holiday spirit that will hopefully last well beyond the holidays.

Don’t forget the Rotary Holiday Party, December 3, 2016 at VICTORIA and CHARLES MARSHALL’S beautiful home. Please sign up if you plan to attend and enjoy the festivities.

JIM “Rag Man” NOLIN has the perfect holiday gift for your spouse and/or children – Rotary apparel.

Please see Jim for the catalogue that contains all variety of clothing. Also thanks to Jim and SANDI BENTLEY for an outstanding job with respect to the Rising Stars program – well done for well deserving students.

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on family and friends and the good fortunes that have come our way.

May you enjoy the celebration with your family full of laughter and peace. To quote Emma Bombeck “Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. There are consumed in fifteen minutes. Half -times take fifteen minutes. This is no coincidence.”

PRESIDENTS CORNER
What is a fireside chat and why is it important I attend? The Rotary Fireside Chat is a tradition that has endured over the years as a fun, welcoming, social activity that provides new members with a history of the Club and an explanation of the various opportunities for involvement. Hosted in a club member’s house, this is an entertaining, yet informal way to learn about community and international projects, club activities and find common interests.

Editor – Doug McAdam – No. 20 November 17, 2016

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