Spoke Newsletter – 03/29/2018

Spoke Newsletter – 03/29/2018


Today our very own JOHN TINCHER, current president of Redlands Day Nursery Board of Directors, will share history and traditions of excellence of the oldest child care center in the state of California. Started from a need to care for citrus worker’s children in Lugonia, the Redlands Day Nursery was established in 1906. This institution has a storied history and really makes a difference in our community. RDN got a few in uential residents off to a great start including… BOB HODGES, would you please stand up! Which other Rotarians have connections to the Day Nursery either as former students or board members? Dick Romo! Yours Truly, and Jan Sherman?


Ron MacDonald author of “Arlington Anthology, Field of Honor” shared interesting stories of men and women whom have served our nation and are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. These stories were that of faith, hope and courage against insurmountable odds, perseverance, sacri ce and love of brother and country.


I believe it’s quite possible that yours truly neglected to ping DENNIS HANSBERGER before the traditional slumbering hours. If he were awake at midnight I‘d have this part lled out!! But rest assured the Program Committee has something riveting for the opening April program. Stay Tuned!

Ever wonder which Rotarians have the most fun? Lately, I’d say The Red Wine and Brews group is leading the way… eld trips, site visits, and of course tastings followed by “meetings” to be sure we are inviting only the best vendors to our event. Join us!

Spring Break is upon us!! Who forgot their travel voucher? I spy a lot of East Coast travel and a few tropical beaches…I feel some fining coming on.


Below are our Club’s sponsored events and fundraisers. Buy Tickets, Sell Tickets, SPREAD THE WORD, Find Sponsors. WALK THE TALK

Sat, April 14, 2018
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
Esri Learning Center
757 West Redlands Boulevard
Redlands, CA 92373
Website: https://rescueie.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/406648026456123/

Red Wine and Brews: (see JACQUI LANIER)
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Esri Café
Website: https://redwineandblues.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1512128779088661

Touch a Truck: (See JIM NOLIN)
Website: https://redlandstouchatruck.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/714880248713125

And last but not least…don’t forget to support those early- riser types at Sunrise Rotary’s Star Search coming to Fox Theater April 24.


It wouldn’t be right to leave March without recognizing National Woman’s month. In researching this topic, I found and article from the National Woman’s History Project that stated “that as recently as the 1970s, women’s history was virtually an unknown topic in the K-12 curriculum or in general public consciousness. To address this situation, the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women initiated a “Women’s History Week” celebration for 1978.

In February 1980, President Carter issued the rst Presi- dential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th 1980 as National Women’s History Week. In the same year, Rep- resentative Barbara Mikulski, who at the time was in the House of Representatives, and Senator Orrin Hatch co-spon- sored a Congressional Resolution for National Women’s History Week 1981.

By 1986, 14 states had already declared March as Wom- en’s History Month. This momentum and state-by-state ac- tion was used as the rational to lobby Congress to declare the entire month of March 1987 as National Women’s His- tory Month. In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in perpetuity. A special Presiden- tial Proclamation is issued every year which honors the ex- traordinary achievements of American women.”

Although we honor the efforts and successes of women in March, we are grateful for the women in our lives every day of the year. We are blessed by our female Rotarians who have taken leadership positions and served in each as- pect of our club. We are a stronger and better club under your guidance. Thank you for all you do.

Editor – Lynn Whitmer – Edition No. 38, March 29, 2018



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