10 Jan Spoke Newsletter – 01/10/2019
Clark Marrow, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, will present his department’s efforts regarding anti-human trafficking in the County. This should dovetail nicely into our own Club’s efforts into this criminal activity.
Debbie Martis, the CEO & Founder of Rebirth Homes. Debbie developed the vision to remodel abandoned homes after she heard the staggering statistics about human trafficking in 2008. In 2012 she set out to provide homes for human trafficking victims in an effort to promote spiritual, physical, emotional and mental healing. Debbie explained that 40 million people worldwide are victims of human trafficking, and that number is growing by approximately 1 million annually, clearly at an epidemic rate. Although Rebirth Homes seems to be just a drop in the bucket, Debbie’s commitment to save one life at a time is truly amazing.
Stay tuned … Rumor has it that we may here from the Citizen’s Volunteer Patrol. Congratulations to the club for a successful food drive for the benefit of Family Services. The club donated approximately 1000 pounds of food, beating out all other clubs and winning the coveted food drive trophy. Woohoo!
BELATED DECEMBER BIRTHDAY WISHES
JACK BENNETT SANDI BENTLEY
TOM CUTLER STEVE DAVIS
NATHAN GONZALES JOE HUDSON
DEBORAH KINDER BERNIE O’Rotary emphasizes the dignity of every vocation and the worth of every calling. Remember that the four founding members include an attorney, a mining engineer, a coal dealer, and a printer. From the beginning, the diversity of those vocations gave Rotary a special strength. That diversity is reflected in our own club … from attorneys to jewelers, real estate agents to financial planners to auto dealers, insurance to clergy, and so on. Clearly, our club represents the full range of businesses and professions that serve our community.PREY
As we head into the 10th day of 2019 lets be sure to celebrate what we do locally. In “The Rotarian” this month our Rotary International President discussed coming back to his home after working abroad for many years and seeing problems. Thanks to his skillset and access to help from Rotary he was able to rectify the problems facing his home. We do this every day here in our town and, while sometimes becomes “white noise” because of how much this club does, we should remember to celebrate the help our club provides!
Editor—Patrick Meyer—Edition No. 26, January 10, 2019