Spoke 06-17-2021

Spoke 06-17-2021

TODAY

We will hear from DANIELLE OEHLMAN of Stater Bros. Charities. DANIELLE is Director of Stater Bros. Charities, the philanthropic arm for Stater Bros. Markets, with over ten years in the nonprofit industry and corporate philanthropy. DANIELLE is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of Stater Bros. Charities and specializes in grant funding, fundraising and development, strategic planning, cause marketing, and more. DANIELLE is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Inland Empire and Inland Women Fighting Cancer committee. Driven by her passion for philanthropy, Danielle is dedicated to helping build stronger, resilient communities in her native home of Southern California.

LAST WEEK

GARNER HOLT presented and gave some history of his Company Garner Holt Productions, Inc. here in Redlands. GARNER discussed how a trip to Disneyland launched his dream to build his Company when he was a young man. GARNER also shared his love for the cars from the movie “The Great Race” and how he bought them recently at an auction. Lastly GARNER detailed his latest venture which spun off from Garner Holt Productions, Inc. which was Garner Holt Education through Imagination and how its “makerspace” is allowing younger generations to get into animatronics and providing unprecedented avenues for our youth’s minds to grow!

NEXT WEEK

Some folks have mentioned TINCHER has been up at the podium 2 weeks too long already in person and might be fixing to do something about it….

DEMOTION PARTY

As a reminder PREZ JOHN TINCHER’S demotion party will be held at VICTORIA MARSHALL’s beautiful home. See VICTORIA MARSHALL for more details.

BIRTHDAY QUIZ

The author has been told PREZ JOHN TINCHER is going out with a blaze of quizzical glory next week and will be giving a birthday quiz at his last meeting as President.

ROTARY YEAR

Ever wonder why 1 July is the beginning of the Rotary year? Rotary’s first fiscal year began the day after the first convention ended, on 18 August 1910. The 1911-12 fiscal year also related to the convention, beginning with the first day of the 1911 convention on 21 August. The next August, the Board of Directors ordered an audit of the International Association of Rotary Clubs’ finances. The auditors recommended that the organization end its fiscal year on 30 June to give the secretary and treasurer time to prepare a financial statement for the convention and board, and to determine the proper number of club delegates to the convention. The executive committee agreed and, in April 1913, designated 30 June as the end of the fiscal year.

BACK IN PERSON

Just another reminder we are back in person! As I sat at the table in person with my fellow Rotarians it was nice to get that in person fellowship again….as well as a slew of borderline inappropriate conversations, strong opinions, and other things I won’t put in writing. Rotarians are rarely known for these types of things so I am sure it’s just getting used to being back in person….

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THOUGHTS FROM THE PREZ

Because today’s meeting occurs after June 15, we are hopeful that our buffet and family style lunch may return soon, perhaps even today. Such a return makes it even more fun to share lunch with friends who could add to our Club. Why not consider one person to share Rotary with, either today or on a future Thursday and invite them to join you. Please remember that when you bring a person, who is considering membership in our Club, to our meeting their lunch is paid for by the Club. I hope to see some guests of Rotarians today

Several members of our Club have indicated an interest in bringing guests who might later chose to become members. Now is the time for that. Zoom calls probably were a poor way for anyone to learn about Rotary and its importance in our world. According to our Treasurer, CAL, we have maintained our membership in spite of the pandemic. Yet there is still room for more who are willing to accept the challenge of “Service above Self.”

Editor – Joseph Horzen – Edition No. 48, June 17, 2021

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