01 Mar Spoke Newsletter – 02/21/19
Celebrating and supporting youth in our community is one of Rotary’s important impact opportunities. Today we will be treated to a preview of the humor and drama of the
“Little Shop of Horrors!” performed by Citrus Valley High School’s musical theater performers. Enjoy the talent and energy of this show!
NATHAN GONZALES treated us to a fun look back at Valentine’s Day cards from the 19 th Century and then through the decades up to modern days. Some special ones originated from Redlander Lois Fair Wilson’s childhood cards that are kept at the AK Smiley Library.
Oh yes, times have changed…we can’t quite imagine advertising
an event in town for “Old Maids and Bachelors.” And without question, the video clips of commercials from days gone by raised eyebrows and brought laughter to all Rotarians.
What we do know is that:
ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE,
I’M SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE FRIENDS LIKE YOU YOU!
Turning Minerals to Rocks is the topic of DONALD BUCHANAN, Ph.D. Dr. Buchanan is currently a lecturer in geology at Cal State San Bernardino. He has worked
in university settings. Before earning his Doctorate of Education at University of Southern California (FIGHTON!!), Dr Buchanan graduated with his Masters of Science
from United States Naval School. His undergraduate and Masters work was in Geology and Climatology. Dr Buchanan taught at Embry Riddle Aeronautical in his early career
working with our nation’s future aviators. Later moving to the community college system of California, he brought hisenthusiasm and expertise to students in our county and to the civilian aviation community in southern California atnine different facilities.
DATES TO REMEMBER
WINEMAKER DINNER – March 25 – see RON JEFFREY for tickets. They are selling out fast!
SUNRISE ROTARY’S STAR SEARCH – April 5
RED WINE & BREWS – May 11
Since we are moving into RWB and WMD…DID YOU MISS IT? FEBRUARY 18 TH was National Drink Wine Day.Now that’s a day we all can enjoy, assuming you partake in
the grape. So as in Rotary we allow for make-ups! Go down to the wine cellar, or the nearest grocery store, and select a very fine wine. Or, go rent a limo and go on a winery tour.We all know that apples were the first fruit, in the garden of Eden. Grapes were most likely there, too. It was probably soon after, that wine was discovered. This author envisions an early Cave Man, finding some grapes that he had stored in his cave. His kids had accidentally stomped on them some
time before, while playing in the cave. Food was scarce back then. Our Cave Man drank the juice lying in a puddle on the shelf, and the rest is history!
Did You Know? Wine bottles have been discovered dating back to 325A.D.
Pour a glass of wine and let’s toast to National Drink Wine Day!
Important: Please drink responsibly. And, if you do drink,
3rd Thursday of February! That time again for Students of the Month! I think we can all appreciate the hard work these students put in on a daily basis and also are impressed with what they are already doing with their lives before even finishing high school! They all have obvious bright futures and thanks to their exposure to Rotary, hopefully are also future Rotarians! As these students go on influencing the world, currently and in the future, let us be mindful to be open to see how our Rotary club can help them in making the world a better place!
Editor—Lynn Whitmer—Edition No. 32, February 21, 2019