Spoke Newsletter – 06/20/2019

Spoke Newsletter – 06/20/2019


PIERS BRITTON, from the University of Redlands will be our speaker. Piers is the Director of Media and Visual Studios. He has a Ph.D. in Art History from the School of Art and Archaeology at the University of Manchester. His areas of expertise are costume and production design in television and film, television aesthetics, and art theory in sixteenth-century Italy. He is an expert in “Doctor Who.” Don’t worry, you’ll figure it out later.



On Thursday, we heard from a young man from Redlands with a vision (yes STAN he went to Grove School). RYAN spoke about the entrepreneurial spirit which started with an idea of making ice cream using natural ingrediencies from local growers in the area. The end result was a la Minute Ice Cream. From there he began to think about chocolate. Not only for ice cream but as a stand-alone business. The main focus of his chocolate is to know where every ingredient came from. His company builds relationships with the growers from other countries. They import the coco beans and pay well over market value for quality product. In the end this second company, Parliament Chocolate, sells delicious products locally as well as internationally. We even got samples in the end. His latest venture relates to his experience in Thailand and its local food. Aroi Mak Mak located on Orange Street opened 2 months ago with an authentic atmosphere. Somehow I think that RYAN will continue to do great things in our town


WE DEMOTE THE KING. Join us for JOSE HORZAN’S final meeting where he will dazzle us with some very risqué jokes that will even make STEVE DAVIS blush.


Many times we recognize Rotarians for the good work they do and the time they put in to support the community. But we know our projects can’t be done in a vacuum. It takes others to help us succeed in whatever we do. DAMON NEEDLEMAN stepped up in a big way at our TOUCH A TRUCK event. DAMON is a local businessman here in Redlands and owns a company called “Computer Pro2call”. He also has a special talent. On that Saturday, he and his daughter volunteered at TAT blowing up balloons and shaping them into swords and hats for the kids. They must have inflated over 1000 balloons donating 100% time and materials. Good deeds done by local business people.


The caterer has been selected, the band is ready to go, so come and join us for a fun and relaxing evening at VICTORIA MARSHALL’s house located ate 128 Belmont Court, Redlands. The cost is $30 per person, dinner will start at 5:00 pm and the music will begin at 6:00 pm. There will be wonderful wine and other libations including margaritas. The weather will be wonderful as we enjoy our last few cool days before summer. So come and joins us and please contact CAL BOOTHBY so we can get a final count for food.

Looking forward to seeing you there.


Redlands Bowl: Don’t forget that the season kicks off June 21, and I seem to remember that MARVIN HUDSON was asking for volunteers to help pass the red bucket. See MARV for more details
TAT: JIM NOLIN will give us an update on the TAT results. I don’t want to steal his thunder, but we “done good.”


The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ― Albert Einstein
Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves? If you can remember the 60’s, you weren’t there Old age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.

Have you ever noticed that anyone driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?


As I enter my last 2 weeks of my presidency I have been reflecting on the Rotary year and my experience as President of this club. I cannot thank enough the members of this club. I always knew our club had some of the most productive members in Rotary, but as President it was almost blinding how amazing our membership is. As much as I thought our members do, they do even MORE! From service projects to our fundraisers things often went off without a hitch. In addition to our members taking care of the things they always had I also found it awesome how our new members jumped right in! I can’t thank everyone in this club for the support they gave to make it what appears to be another successful year…. but then again I have one more meeting to screw it up…..

Editor—AJ Beechko —Edition No. 49, June 20, 2019

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