28 Jun Spoke Newsletter – 06/27/2019
SO LONG, FAREWELL, AUF WIEDERSEHEN, GOOD NIGHT WE KNOW YOU HATE TO GO AND LEAVE THE OFFICE OUR LAST DAY OF MR. JOE
Well today is the last meeting hosted by our crack accountant president Joe Horzen. Please join us as we say goodbye in a manner only befitting the president of Redlands Rotary
THANK YOU, NATHAN
Last Thursday, it appears our speaker from the University of Redlands miscalculated the day and time he was to give us a vibrant presentation of media. But not to fear, our own NATHAN GONZALES stepped up to the plate and gave a very interesting lecture on trains. Our club is blessed to have members that have so many talents that, when called upon, can present a talk on a most interesting subject. Thank you, NATHAN, for entertaining this motley crew with your superior knowledge in the field.
NEXT WEEK (DARK)
ITS PLATE SPINNING TIME!!! No, No, No.. really, I mean, on July 11th we usher in a new regime; VICTORIA MARSHALL will be installed as our 100th president (she doesn’t look that old) as we celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Redlands California. VICTORIA is young and vibrant (by our standards) and she is planning a very exciting year for all of us. VICTORIA will be sharing her plans, and she might even tell us a little bit about her trip to the Rotary International meeting in Germany. So, come ready to listen, if you can.
Last Friday, June 21 was opening night for Redlands Bowl. There were a number of Rotarians there passing the red bucket during intermission. Thanks to all of you who answered the call from MARVIN HUDSON. There is a long list of those who stepped up including MARVIN and JAN HUDSON, ROBIN and DAVE MAUPIN, JOHN TINCHER, JIM NOLIN, RALPH FELLER, JANE DREHER, KATHI JENSEN, GENEVA and DAVID LABATE, MARK HEIDEMAN, NATHAN GONZALEZ, JAY REMBOLD, ALAN GRIESEMER, VICTORIA and CHARLES MARSHALL, DON and SUSAN MCCUE, and ROY MANWICKAROUTTU. It was a wonderful evening and I understand that it might have even got a little chilly.
Saturday was our chance to tell our president how much we appreciated him for all of his hard work over the last year (by throwing him in the pool MIKE BOSMAN). The food was great, the margarites were flowing, and there was plenty of wine for everyone. The band was so gracious as they allowed tone deaf people to sing with them. Some of us learned how to swim, and some of us found out we couldn’t swim. But we all thanked VICTORIA and CHARLES MARSHALL for allowing us to invade their home. Below is a photo of present, past, and future presidents. Each of them really need their day job.
UPCOMING EVENTS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
4th of July Festivities: Rotarians are needed to sell tickets and take tickets at the 4th of July firework show at Ted Runner Stadium. Arrive at 5:00 and leave at around 9:00 or you can work any hours between (two hours minimum, please). Volunteers will receive 2 comped tickets to the show and a T-shirt, if you wish. Contact Jim Nolin to volunteer and indicate your shirt size if you want one. Also wear your Rotary shirt if you happen to have one.
If presidents can’t do it to their wives, they do it to their country. Mel Brooks Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head. Carol Burnett God hadn’t made me handsome, but he’d given me something, I always felt: funny bones. Jerry Lewis When you’re small, you either are funny, or you get beat up a lot. Tim Conway Anything important is never left to the vote of the people. We only get to vote on some man; we never get to vote on what he is to do. Will Rogers
THE LAST TIME WE HEAR FROM JOE
Here we are at the last hoorah of my presidency. I want to start by thanking the entire board for the year of support they offered and making sure everything went down smoothly. Secondly I would like to thank AJ BEECHKO for the lovely demotion/ swim party.
This year was as much a learning exercise as it was an exercise of telling weekly jokes….I learned this year as so many have before me that the club is its own creature, with all the parts having their role in the club and embracing those roles. I also learned that even when I started stressing about things, when I dove deeper into those things there was always a Rotarian that had it handled and my stress was for nothing.
As I look towards next year when VICTORIA MARSHALL takes the helm I can only imagine how much better she will make our club. VICTORIA is the one of the most motivated folks I have ever met and our club’s 100th year deserves some one of her devotion and energy to remind us all why this club was started 100 years ago and is still around today.
Lastly I would just like to issue one final Thank YOU to the entire club. I am lucky to have been able to be in this club and even luckier to have be able to be president.
Editor—AJ Beechko —Edition No. 50, June 27, 2019