04 Oct Spoke Newsletter – 10/04/2018
GAY RICHARDS, daughter of long-time Rotarian ROBERT VAN ROEKEL, visits 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.”
TIM SULLIVAN, Assistant Director for our Quality of Life department, updated us on the local arts in Redlands. As an artist himself, he’s the creator of the Orange Man project in town, the Fork in the Road, and the sculptures in the new median on Brookside. TIM shared that the art initiatives in town are funded primarily through donations and the city is expecting to install a new commissioned sculpture at Ed Hales park representing our sister cities in the next few months. It’s exciting to learn that Redlands has received international accolades for the alleyway
umbrellas which brings us all joy here in our own town!
We may not know at this time what the program for next week is, however, we do find ourselves on the edge of our seats looking forward to PRESIDENT JOE’S weekly jokes!
We’re pouring beer (and maybe wine) at Downtown Redlands Art Walk again this year, see CAL to sign up to volunteer (and drink)! Downtown Redlands Art Walk is Sunday, October 28 from noon to 5 p.m. Street closure starts at 9 a.m. on E. State Street from Orange to 7th Street and 5th Street
from Ed Hales Alley to Citrus. The event features local artists, musicians, food artisans, and breweries. Believe Walk Sunday, October 7 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friendly reminder, CAL BOOTHBY is working hard to get the Club Roster complete and printed.
Get your updates in quickly!!
PRESIDENT JOE announced last week that to date,our club has donated 11,200 dictionaries to the third graders at RUSD!
WHERE WERE ALL THE BIRTHDAY ROTARIANS??
JENNIFER DANIEL was the only September birthday Rotarian to show up at the meeting, JENNIFER was willing to “carry” her fellow birthday Rotarians, but PRESIDENT JOE nominated the table that stole her cake to take a quiz for fines instead!
October is Economic and Community Development Month in the world of Rotary. No better way to get into the spirit than to help pour beer October 29th at the Art Walk! Always a fun time with fellow Rotarians and a great way to help the club raise some funds. As mentioned before October 24th is world polio day. Many of you already know, but Rotary has been an integral part of the eradication of the polio virus. During 2017 only 22 reported cases of polio thanks to the efforts towards the eradication of this disease since 1988! Although some countries are still considered endemic with regards to polio, to date this year there have only been 18 cases reported. Thanks
to the worldwide efforts of Rotarians and our partners we are continuing in the right direction when it comes to eradicating polio!
Editor—Jan Hudson—Edition No. 14, October 4, 2018