SPOKE 05-06-2021

SPOKE 05-06-2021

TODAY

DAVE STOCKTON, well known for his short game abilities since joining the PGA Tour in 1964, has 25
career Tour wins including 2 PGA Championships, 2 Senior Player Championships and a U.S. Senior Open to his credit. DAVE captained the victorious Ryder Cup team at Kiawah Island in 1991. As Assistant Captain, DAVE helped former ’91 team member, Captain Paul Azinger, to another U.S. Ryder Cup victory at Valhalla CC in Kentucky in 2008. His success continued when he transitioned to instruction becoming known as the preeminent short game guru after working with notables such as Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy, Patrick Reed and Francesco Molinari. Dave is also a best-selling author of short-game instructional books including Putt To Win, Unconscious Putting, Unconscious Scoring and Own Your Game. Additionally, DAVE provides some of the best corporate outing and group clinic experiences to clubs and fortune 500 companies all around the world.”

LAST WEEK

The Club is truly indebted to DAWN MCCOY for “pinchhitting” as last week’s program. Thank you, DAWN!

NEXT WEEK

KAITLIN MORRIS visits the Club. She serves as the development manager for Village Partners, the firm that is working on the redevelopment of the Redlands Mall. Kaitlin is a Southern California native and a graduate of Scripps College with a degree in economics. She received her Master’s Degree in Urban Planning with an emphasis in economic development at the University of Southern California. Kaitlin is particularly passionate about engaging early on with a broad selection of community stakeholders to inform design and programmatic decisions.

A THANK YOU!

A huge Rotary thank you to President-Elect MIKE BOSMAN for navigating two weeks of virtual meetings during Prexy JOHN’S recent excursions to places far, far away. Running a meeting – especially with this crowd – is never easy, and to do it while experiencing a completely virtual environment is an even greater challenge. If you’d like to thank MIKE personally, just head over to Redlands Country Club late in the evening, where you’re sure to find him in an exceptionally jovial mood!

ABOUT TOWN

Rumor has it that CHRIS ALVAREZ, Executive Director of the Redlands Chamber of Commerce, was caught a bit by surprise when asked to deliver remarks during a grand opening ceremony last week… also seen at the same event was Redlands real estate tycoon STAN WEISSER… and it’s probably never too early to mention that this December we’ll have the opportunity for excitement with PURPLE
TURTLES once again!

Has anyone heard from our own RALPH FELLER recently? Word on the street is that he’s been sending
postcards back to the mainland from beautiful Hawaii. Perhaps he found a vintage tube of NASAdent on eBay and went to collect it personally? Surely one of those astronauts splashed down in the Pacific!

THOUGHTS FROM THE PREZ

It will be great to see you all again today! The opportunity to regroup was most appreciated. Zoom meetings will never be my forte nor my desire. So a breather was great. My thanks to President Elect, Mike Boseman who did, I’m told, an excellent job (maybe except for the frightening
picture warning of things to come).

Just a reminder that all Club members are invited to participate in the District Conference which will be
Zoomed on May 14-15. Since our Club has paid in full, all members will be receiving the link to participate in this Conference.

Additionally, your Board is considering a gift of $5,000 of our District Designated Funds to the Pygmy Project which was ably presented by Victoria Bentley of the Palm Springs Club at one of our meetings in April. Several members have also indicated they would like to participate in the support of this Project. This can be accomplished very easily by sending your check made payable to the Rotary Club of Redlands Foundation to treasurer, Cal Boothby. Please be sure to note that it is for the Pygmy Project.

Editor – Nathan D. Gonzales – Edition No. 42, May 6, 2021

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