Author: Redlands Rotary

TODAY Happy Valentine’s Day Wishesto Rotarians and theirsweethearts! We will enjoy our guests for our luncheon today and then head across the street to the Congregational Church for our annual Music Competition. This entertaining event is coordinated by SABINE ROBERTSON-PHILLIPS and LORI RHODES. Students from our local high schools will perform vocally and instrumentally. The talent demonstrated is truly inspiring.

TODAY NATHAN GONZALES is archivist and head of special collections at A.K. Smiley Library as well as curator of the Lincoln Memorial Shrine and survivor of the home tour. His presentation on the Lincoln Shrine will prove enlightening and inspirational. Redlands is fortunate to have one of the most extensive collections of Abraham Lincoln west of the Mississippi.

DIDJA KNOW? Calvin Coolidge said about Boy Scouts, “If every boy in the United States could be placed under the wholesome influences of the Scout program and should live up to the Scout Oath and rules, we would hear fewer pessimistic words as to the future of our nation. Not only is it based on the fundamental rules of right thinking and acting, but it seems to embrace in its code almost every virtue needed in the personal and social life of mankind.” ......and

On December 8, more than 20 Rotarians arrived at the Elks Club in Redlands to serve dinner, distribute gifts, and provide entertainment to nearly 130 members of the Purple Turtles, a group of our community's developmentally disabled adults. Chairman Stan Weisser organizes the event every year, which has been an annual tradition in the club for nearly twenty years. "This is one of our club's favorite community service projects because we get to interact personally with the Purple Turtles, who look forward to this event every December," stated Weisser. "We also provide music, dancing, and a special show by the Redlands YMCA Circus. It was amazing."

Last month we were thrilled to have Harry John speak to us about his heroic experiences in World War 2. Our deepest thanks to Harry and all who served. This video will make you laugh and make you cry. Please watch this if you have time time, share it with your friends and remember those whom have given so much that the world might be free.