27 Sep Spoke Newsletter – 09/27/2018
TIM SULLIVAN, Assistant Director of the Quality of Life Department here in our fair city, will talk to the Club about “Art in Our City.” TIM is an artist himself, responsible for creating a number of public art pieces, including the little orange figures around downtown, a picking ladder piece in the Brookside Avenue median, and your editor’s personal favorite, the literal “fork in the road” at Garden and Cajon Streets.
The new Redlands Police Community Foundation was presented by JOE WALLACH and the Club’s own STAN WEISSER, along with an able assist by Redlands Chief of Police CHRIS CATREN (The Club won’t hold his Kiwanian- ness against him). Congratulations to RON JEFFREY for being the first to respond to their fundraising pitch!
GAY RICHARDS, daughter of long-time Rotarian ROBERT VAN ROEKEL, will visit the Club to talk about the Magic Yarn Project, which Helps children battling cancer. According to the organization’s website, “Our mission is to bring Magic into the lives of children battling cancer and inspire volunteerism to make a difference.”
A WORD ABOUT ROTARY PEACE EDUCATION
Hello Rotary family! My name is STACY ESTRADA, and I am a doctoral student studying Peace Education at the University for Peace, in beautiful Costa Rica! My thesis is focused on creating leadership tools for Mexican immigrant and migrant youth.
Being a student at UPEACE has given me the opportunity to work with a diverse community, meeting students from all over the world focused on creating a more peaceful society.
Since I have been out here, I have had amazing opportunities open up. I have been asked to assist workshop facilitations on topics of conflict and resolution, mediation, and negotiation. I have recently applied for an internship to support education for refugees and immigrants, and next month, I will be attending a Latin American Rotary conference in Monterrey, Mexico!
All of this has been made possible through District 5330!! I can’t even begin to express my gratitude; I am honored to have been chosen for this scholarship, and represent Rotary here in Costa Rica. It is because of Rotary that I can further my education and commit to building a more peaceful community of future leaders. Thank you to each of you who work so hard to make the world a better place! If you would like to connect with me, don’t hesitate to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAL BOOTHBY would really like to get the Club Roster finished and printed before the end of Prez JOE’S year – so if you have any changes you’d like noted since the last one, please let him know ASAP!
Just proving that Rotarians embody this town’s spirit of philanthropy and make it work, JERRY BEAN, JIM BELOTE, L ARRY BURGESS, KIM CL ARK, JANE DREHER, RALPH FELLER, SHARALYN HAMILTON, DENNIS HANSBERGER, BILL HATFIELD, RON JEFFREY, DON MCCUE, BEV NOERR, LYNDA SCHAUF, JOHN TINCHER, CHRIS WALKER, NEAL WANER, JIM WATSON, STAN WEISSER, and LYNN WHITMER all supported KYRA STEWART and Family Service Association of Redlands’s annual “Dinner in the Grove” last Saturday. Rumor has it that it was the best-attended, and potentially most successful, DITG to date, even if there were SOME people who didn’t actually stay for the dinner (and you know who you are!).
The celebration of SCOTT SHOWLER’s life will be SUNDAY, October 21 at Mill Creek Cattle Company.
As September comes to an end we have seen the return of some our club’s best programs with the schools, including Students of the Month and Breakfast and a Book! Hats off to BILL HATFIELD and LEW NELSON for their work on Students of the Month! Also I dragged myself out of bed yesterday to participate in Breakfast and a Book with MIKE BOSMAN, JACK BENNETT, and a jet lagged JIM NOLIN! It is a great way to start your day off on the right foot and I recommend it to any of our new, or experienced, rotary club members!
As we head into today’s meeting I will be making extra sure I have the correct words to today’s second song! Apologies to JAN HUDSON for my goof on that one last week!
Lastly, as we head into October let’s not forget October 24 is World Polio Day, so be sure to do what you can to support Polio Plus!