Spoke Newsletter – 08/31/2017

Spoke Newsletter – 08/31/2017

PAT MEYER shared about the past, present and future of the Redlands Mall, starting in the 50’s when it was more auto oriented and then taking us through the 60’s & 70’s of redevelopment of the mall sharing some interesting quotes from for community members during the process. Brixton Capital purchased the mall in 2014 and Brixton envisions a walkable and livable development featuring retail stores, such as boutiques and restaurants, on the first floor and apartments on the floors above. We look forward to having the owners of the Mall coming to our club at a future meeting so share even more! Thanks, PAT!

Rotary District Governor, Manzoor Massey pays us a visit and brings updated information for the year ahead.

Historian Nicolas Cataldo, brings tales of the old west and the life of Wyatt Earp and family in the Redlands area

Breakfast and a Book, Lugonia School’s first session is on Thursday, September 7 at 7:00 am in their library. In by 7:00, done by 7:55, and on to the rest of our days with great service done; it’s fun! With few exceptions, we do the last Wednesday of every month at Franklin and the first Thursday of every month at Lugonia.

Please give a warm welcome to our newest member DAVID GAUTHIER, Gauthier & Associates (Insurance/Digital Marketing), Sponsored by VICTORIA MARSHALL!


Rotary clubs along the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana, USA, are collecting emergency relief funds to help flood victims of Hurricane Harvey, which slammed into southeast Texas over the weekend.

Severe rainfall has caused historic flooding along the Texas coast, including in Houston, the fourth largest city by population in the United States. Deluged towns in the region are in desperate need of aid as thousands of residents were forced to flee their homes. About 6.8 million people have been affected by the hurricane, which made landfall on 25 August.

ShelterBox, an independent charity and Rotary’s project partner, is also providing support to families displaced by the storm. Hundreds of light privacy tents will be deployed to evacuation centers throughout Texas for families to use temporarily.

This week we have the honor of having our District Governor Manzoor Massy as our keynote speaker.
So, what does a District Governor do you may ask. I was wondering the same. So here is what I found out; their job is to:
● Strengthen existing Rotary clubs, organize new clubs, and promote membership growth
● Issue a monthly letter to each club president and secretary in the district
● Support The Rotary Foundation and serve as a district and RI spokesperson, when appropriate
● Hold a district conference and other district meetings
● Ensure that district nominations and elections are conducted in accordance with the RI Constitution and Bylaws and established policies of RI
● Prepare budget, provide annual report, and help administer District Designated Funds
● Complete online district qualification
● Work with governor-elect and other district leaders
● Visiting clubs. Each year, governors visit every Rotary club in the district to draw attention to important Rotary issues and provide special attention to weak or struggling clubs. The purpose of these visits is also to motivate Rotarians to participate in service activities and to personally recognize the outstanding contributions of Rotarians in the district.
● Visits may be conducted individually or with several clubs at the same time.

Our District Governor is uniquely qualified to accept the challenges. His education includes a BA in World History and Philosophy of Religion from Spicer Memorial College in India. Three Masters degrees of which one is in Public Health, the second is in Public Health Administration, and the third is in Public Health Education from Loma Linda University. This is followed by a PhD. In Medical Sociology from the University of California, Riverside, where he studied the efficacy and applicability of the Health Belief Model to predict human behavior for chronic diseases or preventable diseases.

Dr. Manzoor Massey served the U.S. government for 25 years in public health. He has held many executive positions in public and private organizations. He is the President and Founder of Mind Realignment Leadership Training Institute. His passion is “People Building.” He has made over 10,000 leadership training presentations. He has authored many professional articles and recently authored two volumes – Mind Realignment for Excellence: Naked Secrets for Building a Better You. He is a public speaker, trainer, business consultant and a strategic planner. We get to have him for a whole year.

I expect Dr. Manzoor Massey’s remarks to be enlightening and motivating. I would hope that you all join me in welcoming him to our meeting.

Editor – Jan Hudson – Edition No. 9, August 31st, 2017

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