21 Aug Spoke Newsletter – 08/21/2014
Today’s speaker is Patrick Manyika of Rwanda, who survived refugee camps and Rwanda’s civil war. He went on to graduate from the University of Redlands, a now works with Esri. He will talk about the International Friendship Connection (IFC), an organization of volunteers which cares for incoming international students at Cal State San Bernardino, the University of Redlands, and Loma Linda University. He will also talk about his own experiences.
District Governor Shab El Awar (San Bernardino Sunset Club) and wife Dr. Bricia El Awar gave us an energy-packed program in which, consistent with the theme “Light Up Rotary,” he encouraged Rotarians to thank, acknowledge and encourage each other. It was truly an amazing and inspiring program.
Ron Jeffrey will lead a special program focused on Club membership.
BREAKFAST AND A BOOK
Sign up NOW for our first Breakfast and a Book at Franklin School on August 27th! Big early morning fun. Meet in the library at 7 A.M. and be out by 7:45, with your first service for the day completed. Then, do the same at Lugonia on September 4th! See Florin Rominu or Jim Nolin.
Sweet and Spicy Stir Fry with Chicken Broccoli, Egg Drop Soup, Rice, Salad Bar, Almond Cookies
LUNCH NEXT WEEK
Sliders, Chips, Broccoli Salad, Salad Bar, Key Lime Cream Cake
ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Second Call: The District 5330 Rotary Leadership Institute, which will take place on Saturday, September 27th at the Ortega High School Conference Room, 520 Chaney Street, Lake Elsinore. The Leadership Institute training sessions will be divided into three parts, and the three parts must be taken in succession at separate leadership institutes. The Club will foot the $25 bill for your attendance. You can also call Rich Dell’Acqua at 951-719-7945 for more information.
The 21st Century is here, and its impact on Rotary and we Rotarians is considerable. There are wonderful online resources that can help us to a better job for our Club, our community, and ourselves, and advance the goals of Rotary here in Redlands and around the world.
Our Club has a great presence on the web, as well as FaceBook and Twitter. Joseph Kibler, Jack Burke, and others are working to keep the content fresh, and keep the RCOR in front of the members and community at large. Many non-Rotarians are checking in and following us. Visit www.redlandsrotary.org for Club news and archives, tweet @RedlandsRotary and share pithy observations and insights, and “like” Rotary Club of Redlands on FaceBook to keep the “social” in “social media.”
Our own District 5330 also has a web site and FaceBook page. Here your can get a larger picture of what our fellow Rotarians and Rotary Clubs in the local area are up to and into. You can access the District calendar, download the District directory and see who (in addition to DG Shab El Awar) is there to help you, and look for people in other Clubs with whom to share ideas in your areas of interest and responsibility. Google “Rotary District 5330” (or go to address http://portal.clubrunner.ca/60071) and also “like” Rotary District 5330 on FaceBook.
Finally, I encourage all of you to make regular visits to www.rotary.org, the RI website. In particular, please sign up for “My Rotary.” All you need is an email address and a password and a whole new world of Rotary resources will be open to you. Not only will you be able to proclaim yourself as a member of the International community, but you can also monitor the goals of this Club as set by yours truly. You can compare goals and achievements with those of years past. You can keep track of your contributions to the RI Foundation and contribute through the site if you wish. You can plug into the full range of people who share your interests, and communicate ideas for service with Rotarians around the world. You can get support and information for anything you might need in the Rotary universe.
While nothing will ever replace a personal touch, the wealth of what’s online can make your personal touch more impactful to others. Please take advantage ofthis new, great technology.
August 21, 2014 – No. 07 – Editor: Graeme Auton