Spoke Newsletter

Last Week Fortnightly Club contributor Stephan P Stockton presented us with a wonderful and unique history of “Swimming Pools of Redlands”. Our knowledge of local history was enhanced by learning how attitudes have changed in our town, the school teacher who promoted that change, the technology and archeological evidence that shows...

TODAY Nephrologist Dr. John Robertson is our presenter. Dr. Robertson is a 1981 graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Robertson is affiliated with Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Parkview Community Hospital and Riverside Commuity Hospital. Interestingly, in addition to English, he also speaks Spanish and Tagalog.

This Week Willem Pennings, subject: Ultra marathons. This is a foot race of at least 50 kilometers (slightly more than 31 miles for the metrically impaired). Maybe Mr. Pennings will describe “Ultra” shin splints? Last Week Jeff Barnes, author of “Leadership of Walt Disney”, and Dean of Academic Services at Cal Baptist University, told the story of his personal journey from a Walt Disney fan and Disneyland aficionado to achieving his dream to create and teach a college course on the vision and leadership of Walt Disney. His premise is that the experience at the Disneyland attractions originally differed from other amusement parks by putting the visitor into the perspective of the lead character of the attraction’s story.

THIS WEEK Jeff Barnes Author Leadership of Walt Disney LAST WEEK Gary Cohoe, Director of Project Delivery is a civil engineer with SanBag overseeing various projects. Gary rapid-fired an overview of the I-10 I-15 freeway expansion projects, demonstrating how two toll lanes could carry more traffic than three free lanes of traffic. Gary showed statistics that toll lanes was a better alternative to HOV (carpool) lanes.

THIS WEEK Gary Cohoe, engineer with SanBag will present an overview of the I-10 I-15 freeway expansion Last Week Kraft Talks- A Redlands Rotary Tradition for Fifth Thursdays. Larry Burgess, indulging in a slight prevarication, insisted that he was informed just minutes before the meeting of presentation specifics and scrambled to prepare the interview format that took place. He failed to remember that he, as Spoke editor, the previous Tuesday published the format. In Johnny Carson style, Dr. Burgess grilled newer members Joe Hudson and Mark Heidmen about their personal history, careers and their Rotary experience to-date.

LAST WEEK WAYNE SCOTT and cast members of the forthcoming production for the Redlands Community Music Association's Mary Poppins presented a splendid selection of songs. RAY WATTS himself in the cast along with members of his family, and also the young son of ZACK and BERANGERE TUCKER are among the Rotarians included in the performances. This should be a "sell out" or at least a "free out" since WAYNE has assembled an able cast with a story to match. He even has a contraption to let Mary Poppins fly. Several have suggested that Prexy NATHAN should test it out....

LAST WEEK Our new president, NATHAN GONZALES presented a demographic of biographical, historical, and contextual portrait of Rotary that not only explained his lifetime motivations and training for this job, but also challenged each member to honor the Club's past, current achievements, and programs. AND, he urged us to look to the future and examine how each of us may play an important and signal role in the effort of making our Club even better than it is!