Spoke 06-24-2021

Spoke 06-24-2021

TODAY

JOHN TINCHER’s reign of terror comes to an end in person today. The demotion skit is sure to be a riveting success as JOHN gets tarred and feathered on his way out the door! John resided over this club through the majority of the COVID19 pandemic so be sure to come a celebrate his exit with the rest of the club! JOHN TINCHER is also a former president of the morning club so I can only imagine what his demotion skit will have in store for him as we end the rotary year.

LAST WEEK

We heard 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. DANIELLE reminded us with Stater Bros Charities “what is raised here, stays here” when referencing where money is spent that is raised through their programs.

NEXT WEEK

MIKE BOSMAN is taking the healm of this montley crew we call Rotary Club of Redlands. Be sure to show up to spin plates, hurl insults, or cheer him on! MIKE joined the board of Rotary and began his road to the presidency under my personal reign of terror as Director of Youth Services and took on Breakfast and a Book. His eternal thirst for power drove him to strive to become the next dictator president of rotary and take this club to new heights only imagined by he himself! Don’t miss his first meetings where I am sure he will start strong by consolidating his power via riveting presentations and endless fines….

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.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1812, French Emperor Napoleon, who had massed his troops in Poland in the spring to intimidate Russian Tsar Alexander I—and 600,000 troops of his Grand Army launched an ill-fated invasion of Russia.

DEMOTIONS/PROMOTIONS

Demotions and promotions in Rotary are quite similar when you think about it. You start your year with a rowdy crowd, spinning plates, all while nervously sitting at the front of the room. Then you end it with a rowdy crowd, a demotion skit, all while nervously sitting at the front of the room. The time in between is a blur and before you know it the rotary year is over and you’re now a past president!

THOUGHTS FROM THE PREZ

Well, its time to bring to conclusion another Rotary year. So, this will be the final column you’ll read from me in the Spoke. What an honor it has been to serve as your President this year! Yes, it’s a lot of work, especially when you consider that Rotary is far larger and more active than merely one Club. But, the joy of serving such great people make it all worthwhile. I know I couldn’t have made it through this year without the special support of CAL, RALPH, NATHAN, ROY, CHRIS A, CHRIS W., ROB, and the many others of you who stayed with us through this strange year. It’s been a year of getting acquainted for me. I didn’t know everyone in the Club when I started this year. I can honestly say that I can now put names with faces for almost all members of our Club (but I do admit it’s nice to see more than faces now that we’re back in person). I also got acquainted with something I’d never heard of before—ZOOM. Now, like many of you, I’m ready to get unacquainted with it. And, like you, I look forward to a great, traditional, year under the leadership of MIKE BOSMAN. See you at Rotary!

Editor – Joseph Horzen – Edition No. 49, June 24, 2021

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