Spoke Newsletter – 04 /18/ 2019

Spoke Newsletter – 04 /18/ 2019


Dr. Cid Pinedo, CEO from the Children’s Fund will speak to us during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. President Donald Trump recently declared April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month and has asked that “…we do everything within our power to stop child abuse and neglect before they occur.”

According to an article in the Press Enterprise: “Since 1986 the Children’s Fund has offered a safety net for at risk children of San Bernardino County. The program pursues its mission on three “pillars”, support, opportunity and hope.”

Last Week

Our very own JIM NOLIN (or as we call him NOLAN) (“Jim Nolin=can talk on any subject for 20 minutes…an hour if he knows what he is talking about!”) and the “Touch a Truck” : “Unique; Affordable; Educational; Public Agencies and Business; Rotary Exposure!” Our 5th year, and with the retirement of Jeff Frazier, Jim Nolin and many others have jumped in to make it successful. Most popular attractions believe it or not are a school bus and a hearse! This event is as much a friend raiser as a fund raiser. The cost of tickets is only $5, but no one is turned away. There is even a “NO NOISE” 90 minutes at the beginning! This event came out of a group of Redlander’s raising money for a new ladder truck for the Redlands Fire Department. It is one giant popup playground for kids…and adults!

Held at the University of Redlands Ted Runner Stadium, this year the event will be on June 8, 2019. A new addition this year will be the “ON LINE” sale of tickets. Please help and attend.


MATT BAER, who is the CFO for Scouting in our region will peak today on Scouting in our Region. Would not be surprised to find out that our own super scout, JIM NOLIN had something to do with getting Matt here today.

BREAKFAST AND A BOOK will once again take place at Franklin Elementary School library on Colton Ave. Wednesday April 24th 7 AM to 7:50…great Rotary service, fun and very appreciative audience. You can let MIKE BOSMAN know or just show up!


Please save the morning of Saturday, April 27, 2019 for working with fellow Rotarians and literally thousands of other volunteers that will help make Redlands beautiful. Pat Meyer is again arranging our time and will have us using our administrative skills to manage students from the three high schools for a work project on Brookside Ave. Do not miss it! Most of you will probably not know that in April we will celebrate National Volunteer Week! Be there or be square!

ALSO OF NOTE: JIM BRASWELL is taking Ukulele lessons and has been for a couple of years. Nice to learn something new! JIM NOLIN’S last name used to be Johnson and he had an ice cream store in Rock Ridge…ask him about their new Sheriff!

TOUCH-A-TRUCK committee meeting will be at Jim Nolin’s home on Tuesday April 23rd from 7 to 8:15 PM…or so. RSVP to Jim so that he knows how much to water down the drinks and how thinly to slice the baloney.

FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIPS are one of the most prestigious international exchange programs in the world today…a very special congratulations to the University of Redlands who once again has won the award…not one award, but three! I am sure Jack Osborn was a great help to the winners!

RED WINE AND BREWS this year will be on May 11, 2019 from 4 to 7 in the evening at ESRI

More interesting is that this started as the Rotary Wine Tasting and developed into Red Wine and Blues and is now Red Wine and Brews…Please plan on attending or at least buying a couple of tickets. This is the major push by our club for scholarship funds. Really need more sponsors and baskets!

THE DEMOTION PARTY is scheduled for June 22, 2019 and once again is at the home of VICTORIA MARSHALL in Redlands. Fortunately, Joe Horzen is planning on attending on the 21st, so everyone should have a great time, enjoy live music and great food and be able to miss out on his latest joke/pun! More info soon.

USHERING AT THE BOWL Please let MARVIN or JAN HUDSON know if you will be available on June 28, 2019 to help out at the Redlands Bowl. This will be opening night and we really need your help. If there is not enough support by our members I believe they will give the opportunity to someone else!


April is Maternal and Child Health Month on the Rotary calendar. How exactly does Rotary impact this? Rotary provides education, immunizations, birth kits, and mobile health clinics. Women are taught how to prevent motherto-infant HIV transmission, how to breast-feed, and how to protect themselves and their children from disease. As I have mentioned before, this is a stark reminder of how fortunate we are here in Redlands, where these types of things may not be front line needs because most women and children have access to these. Given Rotary is worldwide, we know these things aren’t always readily available in the rest of the world. Additionally this is a reminder of Rotary’s global reach, so if this is something that sparks your passion, reach out and get involved globally!

Editor—William McCalmon—Edition No. 40, April 18, 2019

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