30 Jan Spoke Newsletter – 01-30-2020
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.
In what is sure to have been one of the three best programs of 2020 so far, NATHAN GONZALES shared A.K. Smiley Public Library’s “Redlands Home Movie Preservation Project.” The project seeks to preserve and make available for research and exhibition home movies that document “life in Redlands” from the 1930s to the very early 1980s. Thanks in particular to our own RON HELBRON for being the first to answer the Library’s call and contribute his family’s life on film.
Kiwanian (and Mayor of Redlands) PAUL FOSTER joins the Club to bring everyone up to speed on happenings in the City of Redlands. Doubtless a fair amount of time will be spent discussing Measure G, the high density housing initiative on the March ballot.
Happy birthday to our one-year-older-and-hopefully-wiser Rotarians!
You know the orange harvesting season is upon us when DENNIS HANSBERGER starts filling his cart on Garden Street. Fruit doesn’t get much more fresh than that!
A super recognition of the skill of PAT MEYER in getting everything organized, packaged, negotiated, and submitted to the City’s Planning Department to make the Museum of Redlands a reality. Present or participating in the “historic” moment – a unanimous vote of approval by the commission – were RALPH FELLER, ALLAN GRIESEMER, DON MCCUE, and LYNDA SCHAUF.
If you ever wonder where to find our University of Redlands student representatives, sometimes one need look no further than the Redlands Forum programs hosted by Esri – Last night, ALEX HYLAND was spotted getting his steps in for the day by racing up and down the stairs and aisles with a microphone for the members of the audience asking Southern California billionaire CHARLIE MUNGER interesting questions.
THE ROTARY CLUB OF REDLANDS TURNS 100
This year, the ROTARY CLUB OF REDLANDS turns 100 years old. PREZ. VICTORIA is organizing a Centennial Committee – if you’re interested in participating, the first meeting will be held at Redlands Country Club on Thursday, February 6 at 6pm.
In light of the tragic events that have taken place in this last week, Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and the Altobelli family, the assistant coach Christina Mauser, wife and mother of three young children, Sarah and Payton Chester and of course the pilot, Ara Zobaya, we realize that tomorrow is not promised. Communities all over Los Angeles, Orange County and the entire world mourn the loss of these precious souls. In a world sometimes so divided, I felt the people supporting and comforting all who felt this heartbreak. Please keep these families who are left behind in prayers. Next week we will have a meeting of the minds, with our first committee meeting for our Centennial Gala. This meeting will be at Redlands Country club at 6:00pm, those who would like to be a part of the planning please attend. We look forward to a beautiful Gala to celebrate 100 years of service. We need to finish this year strong. Our first fundraiser this year was Mystery Dinner which showcased our students who are a part of our youth programs. It was a success and raised $57,000! I have a goal of $100K this year to match our 100 years of service. I challenge you to help us reach this goal. #MAMBAMENTALITY