Spoke Newsletter – 03/15/2018

Spoke Newsletter – 03/15/2018


Dianna Lawson executive director of Mansion Memories will share moments that empower and inspire families to overcome obstacles and nd the silver lining. Learn about the difference this non-pro t is making in our community


JIM HOLMES, CEO of Redlands Community Hospital, introduced Gayle Belardo of the RCH Stroke Center. Gayle shared an informative talk emphasizing that a stroke is a true medical emergency equating it to a heart attack of the brain. Covering everything from risk factors to how to recognize and respond to a stroke, Gayle educated us all. We now all know FAST is a pneumonic acronym to help people get the help needed at the onset of a stroke.

  • A: Arm weakness. Ask the person to raise both arms.
  • S: Speech dif culty. The person might slur words or be unable to answer

      • T: Time to call 9-1-1 DON’T DELAY

Every minute that passes without treatment puts MILLIONS OF BRAIN CELLS at risk…and no of us can risk that!!

We are fortunate to have a designated stroke center in our backyard at Redlands Community Hospital!


Author Ron MacDonald will share stories from his book about Arlington Cemetery. Some 310,000 souls call Arlington their nal resting place – from presidents, honored statesmen, explorers, soldiers and 3800 slaves. Their stories of courage, love of country and sacri ce are inspirational. Don’t miss this one!


COMPACT is looking for Rotarians to help conduct mock job interviews with some of our high school students as part of their vocational training. The interviewers will sit on a panel and the interviews are 30 minutes long. RHS will go on April 10 with shifts from 8-12 or 12-2; REV is April 11 with shifts from 8-12 or 12-2; CVHS will go April 12 with one shift from 8-11. This is a great opportunity to help our students prepare for the workforce in a tangible way. Please mark the dates and we’ll send a sign-up sheet around in the next weeks. Questions see DAVE MAUPIN or JIM NOLIN.


MARK HEIDEMAN brought his son, Elwyn, to the meeting last week! His recovery from his injuries sustained last fall is nothing short of amazing. See SANDI for info about the “MealTrain” if you’d like to help Mark and his son as they adjust to being out of the hospital and rehab.

JIM NOLIN briefed us all on the April 14 Symposium on Human Traf cking sponsored by Rotary. See JIM for details.

Spread the word about this important day to teachers, coaches and other leaders that connect with children. Make the difference in the life of a child. Knowledge is power.

JACQUI LANIER – reminded all to get their RED WINE and BREWS spirit on!! Team competition begins and the planning is well underway for a very awesome event and our BIGGEST FUNDRAISER of the YEAR. May 12 ESRI Café.

Retirement isn’t exactly rare news around Rotary-land, but not every such announcement gets a lengthy and loud STANDING OVATION!! Congratulations to our very own JEFF FRAZIER!! He is very deserving of the applause for his commitment and service to our community. We at Rotary are honored that he is still one of us and we might sometimes still call him Chief. Old habits are hard to break.


SABINE ROBERTSON-PHILLIPS announced the winners and recapped the genuine musical treat we all enjoyed last month. Is there anything better than listening to the talented students of our local high schools??

1st PLACE – Shaelan Gagatam, CVHS – Piano ($100 award) 2nd Place – Kelsey Cauldren, CVHS – Vocal ($75 award)
3rd Place – Daniel Hernandez, CVHS – Vocal ($50 award)


Why Do We Love St. Patrick’s Day?

Around this time of year, I ask myself the question, why do we love St Patty’s day? Is it because we get to wear green ties, green shirts, green pants, green scarfs, or other green attire? Or is it because we enjoy watching cities turn a few of their rivers green. Maybe we just like to drink green beer and eat corned beef and cabbage without worrying about the consequences.

To answer this quandary, I consulted the great book of the internet in search of truth. Here is what I found….. “Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

Saint Patrick’s Day was made an of cial Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.

Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians who belong to liturgical denominations also attend church services and historically the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday›s tradition of alcohol consumption.”

So now I have the answer. Saint Patrick’s day is so highly revered because we are allowed to eat, drink, and be merry. Enjoy!

Editor – Lynn Whitmer – Edition No. 36, March 15, 2018



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