Spoke Newsletter – 06/02/2016

Spoke Newsletter – 06/02/2016

This Week’s Program
We are pleased to have JEFF PARKE join us today to discuss the current and future status of radio in the 21st century. Jeff is the General Manager of KCAL/KOLA radio stations located in Redlands. KCAL is a commercial Mainstream Rock radio station located at 96.7, while KOLA, located at 99.9 is a commercial classic hits music radio station. Jeff has over 30 years experience in the radio industry with over 19 of those years with KCAL/KOLA.

Last Week’s Program
Our own LORI RHODES accompanied by equally impressive JEFF LOCKE brought us up to date on the Academic Case Carrier Program which is part of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The current focus of the ACC Program is on assisting the 400 most at-risk young people in our middle and high schools in achieving success in school. The program is in its infancy, but positive results are already being recorded. Great program that will hopefully achieve its goals.

Next Week’s Program
JASON RILEY the owner of J. Riley Distillery will update us on whiskey production in Redlands. While many of our members have been known to consume the magic liquid, few have undertaken its production. Jason will enlighten us as to the production process and will undoubtedly update us of the company’s ability to conduct tours and tastings. Cheers.

All the News that is Worth Printing
Our wayward President NATHAN GONZALES has returned from his sojourns to the South and Northeast. Hopefully we will get an update on his travels. He will need to update us soon as his days are dwindling down to a precious few. The annual demotion party is scheduled for the evening of June 30
that the home of Victoria Marshall. Come one come all as we recognize and celebrate with Nathan for a job well done. More to come.

JON SCHARER, a member of our club since 1966, was recently
recognized as this is year’s recipient

of the YMCA’s Roy Coble Service to Youth Award. The Award goes to a person who has invested time and energy in serving young people. Jon has served as both a volunteer and on the Board of the YMCA over the years. The Award is especially meaningful as it is named after ROY COBLE who was the YMCA chief executive officer for many years (50?) and a member of our club and its president in 1939-1940. Congratulations to Jon for the recognition and for all you have done for the youth of Redlands.

Reminder – the Touch a Truck Event is scheduled for June 11 and volunteers are always welcome. With over 50 plus trucks on display this will be a great event to volunteer for and to attend.

A last week’s meeting the “pass the hat” request resulted in $305 being donated. This will result in 60 plus children being able to attend the event who may not have been able to do so before the hat made its way through the room. A number of the tickets will go to the Ronald McDonald House for distribution to children. Well done Rotarians.

Congratulations to ROGER STAFFORD for obtaining his Blue Badge. Roger has been involved in club activities on several fronts since his joining and his participation is appreciated.

This is the last week our high school representatives will be joining us. We thank each of you for your weekly reports and updates and know that you will have continued success as you head off to college. You are always welcome to join us for a meeting when you are back home.

Was that JOAN BENSON’s picture in the Inland Empire Magazine attending the UofR’s Town and Gown event? Maybe
President Nathan should follow up with Joan and get the lowdown on who else attended this annual event. We know Nathan was there as a recipient of well deserved accolades.

Rotary – 1,227,719 worldwide members.


June is designated at “Fellowship Month” by Rotary International. That sounds like a great idea – time to party?!
RI intends something more specific, though – Rotary Fellowships are groups of Rotarians, Rotarian spouses and Rotaractors who join together to:
• Share a common interest in worthwhile recreational activities (sports, hobbies, etc.);
• Further their vocational development through acquaintance with others of the same profession;
• Make new friends around the world;
• Explore new opportunities for service; and
• Have fun and enhance their experience in Rotary.

When I was at the RI Convention last June, there were many of these fellowship groups represented, like Rotarians Wine Appreciation Fellowship, International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians, and the one with the best acronym, Beers Rotarians Enjoy Worldwide (BREW) Fellowship. There are dozens and dozens of Rotary Fellowships around the world. Check them out online – there’s a fellowship for you somewhere!

Editor – Doug McAdam – No. 46 – June 2, 2016

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