16 Jun Spoke Newsletter – 05/05/2016
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Our own JEFF FRAZIER, JIM NOLIN and JEFF MARTINEZ will tell us all about the second annual “Touch A Truck”. This trio of speakers will tell us where the idea for Touch-A-Truck “ came from and how this year they will double the array of work and recreational vehicles up close and personal in a safe and controlled environment. Looking for family Fun? These three will tell you where to find it.
Our own JEFF FRAZIER, JIM NOLIN and JEFF MARTINEZ will tell us all about the second annual “Touch A Truck”. This trio of speakers will tell us where the idea for Touch-A-Truck “ came from and how this year they will double the array of work and recreational vehicles up close and personal in a safe and controlled environment. Looking for family Fun? These three will tell you where to find it.LAST WEEK Professor Jack Osborn discussed Europe and the connections and effects that the US and Europe have on each other. For example, Europe with a population of 508 million has a per capita gross national product of $35,500, while the US with a smaller population of 320 million has a per capita gross national product of $55,000. Twin incomes in the USA are higher than Europe and there is greater efficiency. The European Union is a confederation of European countries that cooperate together on many issues. However, the countries have the flexibility to agree to follow the EU policy or not depending on the countries internal policies.While many of the EU countries cooperate on agriculture policies, France tends to dominate agriculture and tilt it towards favorable advantages for them. Likewise Germany tends to dominate the industrial policies of Europe making them favorable to itself. In 1999 Europe originated a Monetary Union resulting with the introduction of the Euro currency which has major financial repercussions for those nations that joined.However Denmark and the United Kingdom chose not to join. The European Central Bank has a current debt of 3.3 trillion dollars, in large part due to the “pigs”, the southern European coastal countries of Spain, Portugal, Greece and Italy which constantly struggle with their economies. NATO continues to be a military alliance involving both Europe as well as the United States. However, several of the EU countries do not pay in their fair share while the US carries many of the NATO expenses.
Our speaker next week will be the Hon.Cynthia Ann Ludvigsen. She lives in San Bernardino and is a judge with the State of California Superior Court for the County of San Bernardino. Previously, she practiced law in San Bernardino for 20 years focused mainly on land use and eminent domain and litigation. She received her undergraduate degree in Journalism and American Studies from Syracuse University in 1974 and her law degree from The George Washington University in 1978.
COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY AT THE SMILEY LIBRARY
After a fine early morning rain, the stalwarts of the Rotary Club of Redlands trudged out in the mud to plant up the Smiley Library.Under the able supervision of PAT MEYER and DON MCCUE, ED MALESKY and RON HELBRON tried to dig through the concrete slab foundation of the library to no avail. Some supervision? ROGER STAFFORD, MARK HEIDEMAN, RON JEFFRIES, ALLAN GRIESEMER, JIM BELOTE, PRES NATHAN himself, TOM CUTLER, JIM NOLIN, BOB HEINZE, DOUG MCADAM AND JERRY MIHLD furiously planted. However, witnesses on the scene reported that JANET GREENFIELD AND SHIRLEY HARRY put the men to shame! A. J. BEECHKO claimed the soil was too tough for his tender hands, so he went home to collect a drill to soften up the dirt. Because there was such a good turnout of Rotary members, Pres.NATHAN has excused all who worked from fines for the next 30 days
UP COMMING EVENTS
May 7th, Saturday: 7-9:30 p.m. For you supporters of our club’s scholarships for students in the Redlands Unified School District, J. Riley Distillery, the Inland Empire’s only local craft distiller, has invited you to come and meet the distiller himself, see the method and taste the outcome! For a cool $50, you will get a picnic style dinner, a tour and tastings. The $50 however will be donated to the Rotary Club of Redlands Scholarship Fund. So far, 26 members have signed up! See SANDI BENTLEY for tickets.
May 13 – 15: District Conference at Lake Arrowhead. See CAL BOOTHBY.
June 4, Saturday: 8 a.m. Redlands Hunger Walk. The family friendly 5 K fun walk benefits the Summer Nutrition Program at the Family Service Association of Redlands. See KYRA STEWART for further details
June 10, Friday: Join President NATHAN GONZALES in serving beer at the Surfing State Street Event. Featuring the popular local surf band, The Tornadoes, a classic car cruise, great BBQ, Hangar 24’s brew, and the State Street Winery! Join us on State Street between Orange and Ninth streets to kick off the summer! Don’t miss it
June 11, Saturday: 9 a.m.-2p.m. Kids Party of the Year, known by the moniker of “Touch A Truck”. Kids will enjoy being able to climb on police cars, fire trucks, farm vehicles and even a helicopter. It will be held. at the University of Redland’s Stadium. Tickets are $5 per person, 3 years old and up. Don’t miss the $20 Family Fun Pack for up to six
family members. JEFF FRAZIER, JEFF MARTINEZ and JIM NOLAN can answer any of your questions!
MOTHER’S DAY “You might think I never hear what you say mom, but the truth is, I live by your words every day”
Cheer Up – Whatever else may happen, Now that our country’s dry, The sailor still will have his port, The farmer still has his rye, The cotton still will have its gin, The sea coast still it’s bar, And each of us will have a bier, No matter who we are. Spoke, October 11, 1922
FLEX YOUR BRAIN
Spell the word newspaper letter by letter and alternate it with the spelling of magazine
PRESIDENT’S PREPOSTEROUS PROSE…
Here’s another fun Rotarian of days past… BEN OSBUN [Father of the Ben Osbun most of us knew]
Ben Osbun always has adored
His dear old flivver friend, the Ford.
He loves to drive that thing around
And listen to its motor pound,
And to the rattling of the nuts
Worked loose within its greasy guts.
He laughs at flying screws and bolts
That scatter as it bumps and jolts
And it has no effect on him
That his old can is made of tin,
Or that its body groans squeaks
And that its crank case drips and leaks
Because, no matter what I say,
Ben knows that each and every day
Hi Ford, regardless of its load,
Will pass Bert’s Buick on the road.
Editor — Chris Walker — No. 42 — May 5, 2016