Spoke Newsletter – 01-23-2020

Spoke Newsletter – 01-23-2020

Take a trip down Redlands’s “memory lane” with a look at A.K. Smiley Public Library’s Redlands Home Movie Preservation Project. NATHAN GONZALES will share how the project works and some of the fun and interesting people, places, and events that Redlanders captured on film from the early 1930s to the late 1970s.


HEIDI MAYER updated the Club on the important work of YouthHope in our community. According to youthhope.org, “The organization was established in 2009 to build confidence and promote self-sufficiency for homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth, ages 14-24, by providing trust, hope, support, and education. YouthHope was established to provide a support system for youth in a safe and caring environment so they may grow to be healthy, self-sustaining adults.”

The fifth Thursday of January (but the fourth meeting of the year) will feature our own Rotarians delivering Craft Talks – what a great opportunity to learn more about a couple of our members.


Last week our Club recognized four outstanding students from our local schools:
KELLY NGUYEN from Citrus Valley High School
CARRISA JACOB from Redlands High School
KYLIE ROEDER from Orangewood High School
EMMALEE GIBBS from The Grove School
Congratulations to these outstanding students!

Did you notice the conspicuous absence of MIKE BOSMAN last week? Rumor is he shirked his duties as the “head” student-of-the-month in favor of a round on the links! Surely that’s got to be an $expensive$ opportunity.
The Club missed the regular machinations of JIM NOLIN last week, but, rest assured, as a result of his absence he knows, with great certainty, where his head isn’t.

If you’ve ever wondered what interesting historical events have occurred for Rotary International during the month of January, you need only read a bit further! It was in January, 1943 that Rotary adopted the Four Way Test, written by Chicago Rotarian HERB TAYLOR. TAYLOR (1893- 1978) was president of Rotary Club of Chicago in 1939-40, and Rotary International 1954-55. During a business crisis in 1932, he wrote the “Four Way Test”:

Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build good will and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?”

This week we remember the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968, Martin Luther King Jr.
As an influential American civil rights leader, he is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States. So we honor Dr. King for the goals he pursued and largely achieved — and for a vision the nation still strives to fully realize.

Editor -Nathan D. Gonzales – Edition No. 25, January 23, 2020

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