SPOKE 04-15-21

SPOKE 04-15-21

THIS WEEK

STEVE was introduced by his lovely daughter SHELLI STOCKTON. It is my belief that Ms. STOCKTON is a fellow Rotarian, but I can’t be sure until I check my “roster book.” Oops, mine is from President MARSHALL’s. Let’s wait for BOSMAN’S term to confirm. STEVE gave an excellent presentation on the construction project of the new Museum of Redlands (MOR). He has been a member of the MOR team for over 20 years and has the background that is perfect for this critical time of construction. We saw may photos of the construction to date and the plans for the future. We really appreciate his work. At the end, STEVE let us know how to get your name on the wall of doners.

NEXT WEEK

MAYOR PAUL BARICH is also a proud product of the Redlands Unified School District graduating from Redlands High School in 1972. From there he attended UCLA and received a Bachelor’s
Degree in History in 1977. PAUL taught for a year and then opened his own insurance business in 1979. The business has grown into a family operated agency that focuses on the needs of Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Medicare, and 401K’s. Today I am sure MAYOR BARICH will expound on us the achievements of our town during this past year despite COVID, along with his vision for the future. Actually, I have no idea what he is going to talk about.

OTHER UPDATES

KEVIN CORREIA announced his retirement and will be closing Wilson Jewelers after over 76 years of operation, 46 of those years under his ownership. The last day of operation is May 15, 2021.
Please stop in and give him your best. KEVIN has been a member of Rotary since 1981 and he and his wife DREW have supported Rotary in so many ways, including but not limited to “Red Wine &
Blues” as well as other fundraising events.

PRES TINCHER announced the goal for our first “in person” meeting will be Thursday, May 6, 2021. So, get vaccinated so you can critique CAL BOOTHBY’s table manners.

Former PRESIDENT MARSHALL made a plea for “Steward’s” for the UNFORGETTABLES Foundation “Ladies Spring Swing” golf tournament. There was some talk in the club that Ms.
MARSHALL should have been fined for soliciting support for other nonprofits rather than her own club. However, in her defense, the respondent did not request funds, only that MIKE BOSMON
wear tennis shorts while performing his duties on the golf course.

Abbi Fine, U of R representative, announced “Giving Day” on campus wherein $62,000 had been raised from 197 doners by noon. According to their website, a total of $211,084 was raised from 958 doners by the end of the day. The funds raised helps students achieve their academic goals and experience all the campus has to offer. Well done students and alumni.

Quiz from STEVE STOCKTON’s presentation – What does the outside striped wall on the second floor of the MOR building represent? The answer is next to my name below.

DEEP THOUGHTS RE: LAWYERS

What’s the difference between a good lawyer and a bad lawyer? A bad lawyer can let a case drag on for several years. A good lawyer can make it last even longer.

As a lawyer awoke from surgery, he asked, “why are all the blinds drawn?” The nurse answered, “There’s a fire across the street, and we didn’t want you to think you had died.”

What does a lawyer get when you give him Viagra? Taller.

What do you call 25 skydiving lawyers? Skeet.

How many lawyer jokes are there, anyway? Only three. The rest are true stories.

ANSWER TO QUIZ ABOVE – The tissue paper that the oranges were wrapped in at the packing house during the 1920’s.

THOUGHTS FROM THE PREZ

Our District 5330 Conference is coming up next month. Although it has to be done on Zoom, it features some very fine guest speakers: Rotary International President, Holgar Knaack, Rotary International Vice President, Johrta Solari, Global Grant Scholar, Stacey Estrada, and Past District Governor Steve Wallace. These are highly motivating speakers. Our Club has paid for all of our members to receive the Zoom link for this conference to be held, May14-16. The Zoom link will go out to all our members as we get closer to the event.

In 2 months and 2 weeks (but who’s counting) my reign of terror, as your President, will come to a close. In order to prepare you for what lies ahead, I have asked President Elect, Mike Bosman to chair the April 22 and 29 meetings while Karen and I are trying to enjoy our ocean front condo (its tough work but someone has to do it) in Puerto Vallarta. I will look forward to seeing everyone when we return for the first meeting in May.

Editor – AJ Beechko – Edition No. 39 April, 15, 2021

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