Spoke Newsletter – 06/08/2017

Spoke Newsletter – 06/08/2017

STEVE WILSON, a Rotarian for thirty-five years and a member of the Rotary Club of Indian Wells, will travel from the heat of the Coachella Valley to the cool of the East San Bernardino Valley to share a program about “Growing Rotary Membership through Impactful First Impressions.”

In addition to his service to Rotary, STEVE is a certified Health and Lifestyle coach.

DARWIN BARNETT, Chief Executive Officer YMCA OF THE EAST VALLEY, spoke about the importance of water safety and a new program at the Y. He showed some frightening statistics, like that drowning is the second leading cause of death for kids from ages 5-14, or that, of 50 submersion incidents involving children in San Bernardino County in 2015, 45 survived but with potential neurological impairment issues, and 6 died. Even more frightening is learning that most drownings occur within ten feet of safety and with an adult present. “Safety Around Water” teaches kids how to perform a sequenced set of skills to reduce the risk of drowning and give children confidence around water. With the help of our Club and others, the Y has the admirable – and achievable – goal of providing this life-saving program to every second grade student in the Redlands Unified School District.

TRACEE SORENSON THIBODEAU from Sorenson Engineering will share the company’s more than 60-year success in the Inland Empire. Beginning with an important role on the founding team of Paper Mate Pen Company and the creation of ball point pens in the 1950s, Frank Sorenson struck out on his own in 1956. Over the next six decades, the Yucaipa-based company grew, holding three US patents.

Today, they offer services and core competencies in precision machining, processing, plating, and assembly of precision manufactured contacts and components.

Touch a Truck is THIS SATURDAY!!!! Get ready to break out that flattering neon yellow “VOLUNTEER” t-shirt and get out there to bring some excitement into the lives of area youth. It’s a phenomenal experience to watch the expressions on kids’ faces.

Rumor has it the JERRY MIHLD can count to “one” at Redlands Country Club – Maybe it’s time to change his California vanity license plate from PAR4JER to PAR1JER – if it isn’t already taken!

There are a few months still available to pen a month of The Spoke during the reign of everyone’s favorite(?) attorney AJ

BEECHKO. Please contact BETTY AUTON-BECK – it’s the service opportunity you’ve always wanted but were too afraid to seek out…

REDLANDS BOWL JUNE 30 For many, many years Our Club has held the honorable position of serving as ushers at the opening concert of the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival, and we need YOU to help pass the bowls at the Bowl. Please see soon-to-be deposed PREXY JAN to sign up for this year’s tour of duty.

PRESIDENT’S CORNER Happy Thursday, Rotarians! During this last few weeks of my tenure, I would like to recognize some very special Rotarians for all the work they provided in support of making my year of Presidency just that much easier!

Thank you to BARARA O’KEEFE for arranging our Song Leaders this year, providing delightful tunes from Ray’s Camp Songs to Jim’s creative lyrics.
ROTARY SECRETARY RALPH FELLER, we thank you for consistently keeping us organized, accounted for, informed, and always on our toes!
Always kept in prayer by PASTOR STEVE DAVIS, we appreciate him always making sure we have our invocations covered to start us off on the right foot every week.
Thank you, SANDI BENTLEY, for helping our young Rising Stars feel so special! You have done a great job, not only with Rising Stars, but Red Wine and Brews and Membership too.

We all know it takes a village to make things happen, and these are truly some unsung Rotary heroes. Stay tuned for next week! Yours in Rotary, Jan Hudson

Nathan D. Gonzales, Editor – #47, June 8, 2017

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