Did you know that, since 2001, there’s a philanthropic vehicle to help you serve your community? That’s right – REDLANDS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION. Today, LYNN WHITMER, RCF President, and DANNY PAYNE, Treasurer, will be on hand to tell us all about the Foundation and the impact it – and you – can make. You know it must be a going concern when it was founded by ROTARIANS from both Redlands Clubs: CAROLE BESWICK, FRED BOARD, LARRY BURGESS, PAT GILBREATH, PAUL GRANILLO, BILL HATFIELD, AL HERNANDEZ, BILL MCCALMON, BETH SANDERS, LYNDA SCHAUF, JAN SHERMAN, STAN WEISSER, and LARRY WORMSER.
If you couldn’t make it, you missed a fascinating program from our own PAT MEYER. Did you know that he grew up in San Diego? Did you know he studied at Cal Poly in environmental design? Did you know that he started out as a city bureaucrat in San Dimas and Ontario? Did you know he’s been the principal in his own company in Redlands since 1982? In the more than twenty-five years he’s been here, his work has fundamentally changed the landscape of the east San Bernardino Valley. Projects in which PAT has been involved, and with which you are likely familiar, in no particular order: Sunset Hills, Smiley Ridge, Lantern Crest, Oakmont, Panorama Point homes, Chanticleer development, three of the four corners at Wabash and Fifth Avenue, University Grove, Donut Hole logistics facilities, Citrus Plaza, Mountain Grove, Fountain Place, and the forthcoming projects at the former Redlands Safety Hall and Redlands Mall.
A return appearance of Past District Governor RUDY WESTERVELT, who served our district 2015-2016. RUDY, who helped coordinate the 2016 Rotary World Peace Conference in Ontario, will speak to the Club about our district’s plans for the 2020 Rotary World Peace Conference. Hopefully DICK ROMO won’t have a microphone while RUDY is speaking this time.
Surely there are some announcements, but your editor isn’t aware of them if there are. Probably something about Breakfast and a Book, which will likely be held at Lugonia Elementary at 7am (breakfast!!) on September 13, and if you miss it this month you’ll have another opportunity very soon!
It’s never too early to start thinking about our Club’s participation in the Redlands Veteran’s Day Parade – Which will be held on Sunday, November 11. For those of you who always had to “work” during the parade when it fell on a weekday, now’s your opportunity to participate – and on the centennial of the Armistace which signaled the end of World War I.
SOME FUN ACRONYMS FROM PAT MEYER
NIMBY – Not In My Back Yard
NIMFYE – Not In My Front Yard Either
LULUL – Locally Unwanted Land Use
BANANA – Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anybody
NIMTOO – Not In My Term Of Office NIMEY – Not In My Election Year
Be sure to use them in a sentence!
It’s our first meeting of September and that means labor day has come and gone, but more importantly student representatives are back! With the student rep’s back at our meetings that fortunately, for you, means less recognition time….but it also means we will get to hear about what is going on in the local schools and give us more ideas on how we can help our thriving district of fine students. Special thanks to SABINE ROBERTSON-PHILLIPS for spearheading our effort to organize a student rep’s to present to our club.
Editor—Nathan Gonzales—Edition No. 10, September 6, 2018