Spoke 06-03-2021

Spoke 06-03-2021

TODAY

Our very own JIM NOLIN will give a craft talk. Jim was President of this club for 2014-2015 and a founder of our now annual Touch-A-Truck. Today we will find out about Jim past his Rotary endeavors and what he does, what else he is involved in, and generally what makes the man tick. Ideally when today’s program is done we will submit the video to A&E for a biography episode for an additional fundraiser…don’t let us down Jim.

LAST WEEK

DAN MIULI spoke about strokes, risk factors, and the importance of early detection. The mnemonic BE FAST is a good way to identify a stroke:

B = Balance – Sudden loss of balance or coordination
E = Eyes – Sudden trouble seeing out of one or both eyes
F = Face – Sudden drooping of one side of the face
A = Arm – Sudden weakness in one arm or leg
S = Speech – Sudden trouble with speech or understanding
T = Time to call 911

NEXT WEEK

We will hear from GARNER HOLT. Garner Holt Productions is located here in our very own Redlands and has done animatronics for some very well recognized theme parks among many other locations!

FACT ABOUT SUMMER

As we head into summer here are some facts that will help you dazzle anyone when engaged in the sacred art of conversation:

The Eiffel Tower actually grows in the heat of the summer. Due to the iron expanding, the tower grows about 6 inches every summer.

More thunderstorms occur during summer than any other time of year. They are also take place more commonly in the south east of England. Watermelon is one of summer’s best summer treats. Did you know that watermelons are not a fruit, but a vegetable instead? They belong to the cucumber family of vegetables.

Another interesting fact about summer is that television shows used to only be reruns during the summer months. The idea being that everyone was outside enjoying the weather.

The “dog days of summer” refer to the dates from July 3rd to August 11th. They are named so after the Sirius the Dog Star. This star is located in the constellation of Canis Major.

THOUGHTS FROM THE PREZ

It seemed like this in-person meeting was never going to arrive—the day we see more of each other than a head in a computer-generated box in Zoom. Thursday’s meeting is a time to celebrate our coming together again. Although almost all of us have been vaccinated, we will be following protocols in order to keep everyone correctly positioned and Covid-free. But we’ll still be in the same room, eating lunch together, back on our normal schedule, and able to share conversation in a normal manner. In celebration of this special day, I will be declaring a Fine Free Day! I want to hear what’s been going on in the lives of those who are willing to share travel experiences, etc. during this time when we have been confined to Zoom. So, I look forward to seeing everyone in person.
Editor – Joseph Horzen – Edition No. 46, June 03, 2021

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