Spoke Newsletter 03/22/2018

Spoke Newsletter 03/22/2018


Ron MacDonald is author of “Arlington Anthology, Field of Honor”. He will share stories about those who rest in Arlington National Cemetery – stories of faith, hope and courage against insurmountable odds, perseverance, sacri ce and love of brother and country. We will undoubtedly be inspired and humbled.


Dianna Lawson, director of Mansion Memories, shared storybook tales of how this new-kid-on-the-block non-pro t reaches out to families and children in crisis and provides experiences of joy, fun and laughter. Their special events are called Magical Days and are hosted at the Burrage Mansion in Redlands. Many of their invited clients are referred to them by Family Service, Children’s Network and other groups that help families in need. Mansion Memories is celebrating its 3rd birthday with a fundraiser at the SpeakEasy on May 12


Did you know the oldest pre-school in California is located in Redlands? Started from a need to care for citrus worker’s children in the early 1900s Redlands Day Nursery was established in 1906. Our very own JOHN TINCHER is the current president of the Board of Directors at RDN. He will share the history and tradition of excellence of this great institution in Redlands…and John’s got some built-in fact- checkers in the audience as a former RDN president and a former RDN Treasurer are in the club.


WHO DOESN’T LOVE A GOOD STORY and Honey Nut Cheerios?

Breakfast and a Book is just the ticket!! Where? Franklin School on 3/28 and Lugonia on 4/5. Both at 7 AM to 7:50 AM in the respective schools’ library. Tons of phun! Be There or Be Rhombus! VICTORIA’S going to be short-handed on Feb 28th, so new-comers, few-timers and never-beens are welcome any time but especially next week at Franklin.


RAISE YOUR GLASSES and shout out to MIKE and KAYLEA BOSMAN and all their WMD accomplices. As always, Wine Maker Dinner had us all eating, drinking and merry-ing…and of course opening our wallets. Cheers!!

Next up – RED WINE AND BREWS!! May 12th at ESRI CAFÉ – Start rounding up sponsors, bottles of wine and awesome auction items. The committee does a site visit at the new venue Friday.

Speaking of raising money…this is why we do this





Congratulations Students of the Month: Anjali Carter-Rau, Grove; Kevin Lam, CVHS; Mackenzie Inderwiesche, RHS; Elijah Swedlove, Orangewood

Amazing humans, deep resumes along with inspiring hopes and dreams for the future.


In the latest edition of the Rotarian the front-page bursts out with its slogan that this year is the “Year of the Tree.” So, what the heck are they talking about? Well I’m about to tell you. It all started back in 1990 when the then president-elect Paulo Costa told convention goers at the Rotary International Conference in Portland Oregon that “The hour has come for Rotary to raise its voice, to claim its leadership, and to rouse all Rotarians to an honorable crusade to protect our natural resources.” He asked each club to make environmental issues part of their service agenda. And for all this time I thought that the horticulture efforts lead by PAT MEYER was unique to our club.

In that year the goal was to plant one tree for each of the 1.1million members at that time, well they did better than that and planted over 35 million trees by the end of that year. So the push continues, and this year our President, Ian H.S. Riseley, is asking us to plant one tree for each of the 1.2 million Rotarians members.

Why are they pushing so hard? Well the answer is easy, trees are our best defense against pollution and the protec- tion of our environmental. According to the “Rotarian” more than 80% of the people in the urban areas breath un- safe air. That number rises to 98% in the low and middle-in- come countries.

Therefore, when PAT MEYER organizes our next clean up and planting day, just keep in mind that it not only makes our town look better, but it protects the environment for our children.

Editor – Lynn Whitmer – Edition No. 37, March 22, 2018

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