15 Jun Spoke Newsletter – 06/15/2017
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.
Bait and switch?! After the seemingly obligatory nod to Rotary in one of the opening sentences, STEVE WILSON, from the Rotary Club of Indian Wells, basically delivered a thinly-veiled infomercial for his “lifestyle” eating program (don’t call it a diet!). He may have been unaware that Redlands was once the “Washington Navel Orange Growing Capital of the World” when he condemned the traditional glass of orange juice at breakfast.
Queens of Redlands Bowl Performing Arts BEV NOERR and VALERIE PEISTER will share the excitement of the 2017 season of the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival with the Club. The season kicks off Friday, June 30 with “San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra: 76 Trombones and More!” If you haven’t signed up to serve Rotary and the Bowl as an usher that night, see PRES JAN immediately
TOUCH A TRUCK
Super kudos once again to everyone involved in TOUCH A TRUCK – this year broke all previous records, including THREE helicopters! Even the grown-ups raced into Ted Runner Stadium to feel the wind of the choppers on their faces. Of course, it also blew the flyers off the Smiley Library table, causing quite a stir… THANK YOU to the following Rotarians for spending your Saturday brightening the worlds of both kids and adults: JIM NOLIN, JEFF FRAZIER, JOHN PATTERSON, JEFF MARTINEZ, JACQUI LANIER, CAL BOOTHBY, PAT MEYER, JOE KIBLER, JERRY MIHLD, RON JEFFREY, GENEVA LABATE, BERNIE O’PREY, AJ BEECHKO, CHRIS WALKER, RON HELBRON, JANET GREENFIELD, AARON ARES, KYRA STEWART, MARK HEIDEMAN, JOE HORZEN, ALLAN GRIESEMER, JOHN TINCHER, SHIRLEY HARRY, BILL HATFIELD, and DOUG MCADAM. Also spotted were, representing Redlands Bowl Performing Arts JAN HUDSON; Loma Linda University JIM PINDER; and A.K. Smiley Public Library NATHAN GONZALES.
Congratulations to two-time student representative from Citrus Valley High School THOMAS HIGH, who just completed his sophomore year at The New School in Manhattan, New York, for having an essay published by a national media outlet. See his Facebook page for more details.
Soon-to-be imperial leader AJ BEECHKO and CAL BOOTHBY flew to Hot-Lanta mere hours after Touch a Truck to participate in the annual Rotary International conference. Do you suppose AJ attended as many sessions as he did bars? Did CAL audit all of the conference hotels’ swimming pools? Will either make it back to Redlands in time for Club today?
We all know it takes a village to make things happen, these are truly some unsung Rotary hero’s. Stay tuned for next week!
Yours in Rotary,
Jan Hudson Nathan D. Gonzales,
Editor – #48, June 15, 2017