Spoke Newsletter – 03 /07/ 2019

Spoke Newsletter – 03 /07/ 2019


Today we will hear from LEIF ERICKSON. He is a Director of The Redlands Community Hospital Foundation. He will be speaking to us about the Bangasser Wound Care Center. The Center involves the complete assessment of the wound, treatment, redressing of wounds, evaluation of treatment effectiveness and the option of advanced therapies such as hyperbaric oxygen.


DR. DONALD BUCHANAN was our speaker. He is a lecturer at California State University, San Bernardino, a member of Kiwanis (we didn’t hold that against him) and a Boy Scout volunteer for over 35 years. He has extensive educational background in Geology and Climatology. He spoke to us
about “Minerals Rock! Unearthing the Human Element,” the outstanding exhibit at the San Bernardino County Museum, traces the science, value, and impact of minerals in our society.  He explained that the exhibit tells the story of minerals: what they are, where they come from, and their role in human culture. The exhibit also includes exquisite examples of fluorescent minerals, crystals, and ore, and features the mining equipment that extracts the minerals as well as the mineral- based products that result. He recommended it highly for those with a few minutes and eager grandchildren.


Next week we will have a real treat hearing from archivists LARRY BURGESS and NATHAN GONZALES. This year marks the 191 st birthday of Albert and Alfred, the amazing Smiley Brothers and the 150th Anniversary of the Mohonk Mountain House, their Victorian Castle Resort located outside New Paltz, New York, west of the Hudson river. Rumors are circulating that a number of Rotarians will be visitingMohonk in early June. Will JOE or VICTORIA will get the fining bonanza for those travel permits? Wonder if both of our presenters will be wearing bow ties? Perhaps the boys will tell us which 1994 film was filmed entirely in the Mountain House. Who were the stars?


Earlier this morning, the crack team of JANE DREYER, VICTORIA MARSHALL, JEFF MARTINEZ, JOHN TINCHER and LEW NELSON were terrorizing Redlands Unified School District seniors from all three Redlands high schools during in-person interviews for the prestigious Rotary Club of Redlands Scholarships which total over $40,000. Computer selection of which students to interview were completed last week by BOB HODGES, JIM NOLIN, LORI RHODES, SABINE ROBERTSON-PHILLIPS and NEAL WANER. Results will be announced at the respective high school award ceremonies


RON JEFFREY and MIKE BOSSMAN are putting together an outstanding RWB Wine Maker’s Dinner at RG’s American Grill on 6 th Street in Redlands on Monday evening, March 25. Featured wines will be from the Sonoma Coast MacRostie Winery and Vineyards. STEVE MACROSTIE, the owner and winemaker, is recognized as one of the Sonoma region’s great pioneers, strongest advocates and most respected wine makers. Don’t miss it. Reservations are down to single digits.


“I am a 4th generation Redlander, having attended Redlands Public schools, including Redlands High School. I am also a 1995 graduate of the University of Redlands and a proud alumnus of the Kappa Sigma Sigma Fraternity. I live in Redlands with my wife (Wendy) and 3 children, 18 year old Owen, 15 year old Payton and 12 year old Quinn. I am an owner of Citrone Restaurant and Bar and as well as part of the management team at Century 21 Lois Lauer. I have been the Chief Operations Officer of various companies in the real estate and mortgage lending industries for the past 20 years. My passion is my family and friends in addition to being an avid runner, having run multiple ultra-marathons.” Welcome back BRANDON!


Don’t miss the “wearing of the green” at the Family Service Association of Redlands Craft Beer and Wine Festival on Friday, March 15, 2019, 5:30-7:30, Esri Café, $40.


Sources tell your editor that JACK OSBORN will be pulling some of his finest wines out of his vast cellar to pour in the VIP Room at this year’s event. So be sure and purchase the VIP Tickets so you can discuss his latest treasures from the Napa Valley, Paso Robles and Bordeaux.


I don’t remember anything about a travel permit for DON MCCUE, do you? He and Susan instead of being at Club today, have taken off for Phoenix Arizona to see the likes of the Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Kansas City Royals, and Cincinnati Reds play Cactus League games. That’s worth at least a hundie a game!


Spell the word automobile letter by letter and alternate it with the spelling of motorcycle.

Name an animal for each letter of the alphabet from A to G. Create a sentence with 4 words that Rhyme.


It was good to be back last week, I am sure you all missed me as much as I missed you all! Kudos to the birthday Rotarians for utilizing the student rep from the U of R for help in their quest to avoid fines! Also kudos to JACQUI LANIER for giving us an update last week on RED WINE AND BREWS! It’s that time of year where we are cranking up for our biggest fundraiser of the year so let’s all be sure to buy and sell as many tickets as possible! Also a big thank you to the RWB committee for all the work they are already doing for this event and all the work they will continue to do leading up to it!

Editor—Christopher Walker—Edition No. 34, March 7, 2019

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