Spoke Newsletter – 09-05-2019

Spoke Newsletter – 09-05-2019


ERIC GRUENLER, President of the Board, Footlighters Theater (now in its 74th season). ERIC will be speaking on the heritage of Footlighters in Redlands and how they select their shows


Dark. No speaker. Instead, at a purely social gathering at TOM CUTLER’S courtyard that evening, we enjoyed each other’s company, some beer and wine, and Brandon’s delicious meatballs. In addition, our gracious host, in between our stops at the food and wine bars, treated us to tours of the beautiful and historic Cutler Insurance Group building. In an unfortunate turn, several Rotarians were spotted outside the Masonic Lodge that noon. Who could say how exasperated they were to find the door locked. Frantic calls to PRESIDENT MARSHALL revealed the truth- -that we would be together that night for schmoozing and imbibing


Fire Chief NATHAN COOKE. Chief Cooke came to Redlands from San Bernardino, and has served as our town fire chief for almost one year. CHIEF COOKE will share a little about his own personal journey, but focus his time with us on Wildfire Preparedness and Awareness.


Oct. 5: Rotary Turnaround: Bus trip to San Diego for fun casino times, and Bingo on the way home. Tickets may be purchased online. November: Murder Mystery Theater at the Fox Theater Monthly: Breakfast & a Book. Rotarians meet at 7:30 a.m. before classes with students from every grade level at Franklin & Lugonia elementary schools. Students are selected by their teachers, and Rotarians read to them and offer breakfast. Each student selects a book to take home with them. See MIKE BOSMAN for more information.


The Smiley Library Heritage Project is asking for donations of videos taken in Redlands during the 50s, 60s and 70s See NATHAN GONZALES.


O Humor keeps us alive. Humor and food. Don’t forget food. You can go a week without laughing.

  • I must study politics and war so that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics & philosophy.”
  • Sign in a veterinarian’s waiting room: Be back in five minutes. Sit! Stay!”


Welcome September! I hope everyone had a fabulous Labor Day as we said goodbye to summer! It’s hard to think FALL is right around the corner when we are still hitting triple digits this week. We enjoyed our first social of this year at TOM & JULIE CUTLERS office courtyard. It was a great turn out and we look forward to mingling again in October, as every 5th Thursday will be a social. This month is Basic Education and Literacy. We started our Breakfast and a Book last week and had a great turn out! Thank you to JOE ALMANI, JIM NOLIN and DR. JACK for your commitment to our literacy program. We have an action packed year to hit our financial goals. Let me remind all members to stayed focused on our purpose as Rotarians and if all members stand behind our 2020 Centennial Anniversary goals, we will make a big impact in our community and around the world. Tickets are now on SALE for $50pp for our Harrah’s Fun Bus Turn Around Oct. 5th. We need all hands on deck!

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