Spoke Newsletter – 10-05-2019

Spoke Newsletter – 10-05-2019


LINDA SERROS civic activist and a pillar of the Boys and Girls Club and DON MCCUE will discuss updates on the MOR project. The Museum of Redlands is represented by SERROS, co-chair of the MOR campaign fund committee and by our own DON MCCUE, who as Smiley Library Director is a liaison to the MOR board representing the Library’s interests, since it holds title to the collections


MELANIE RICE, District 5330 Governor, presented her philosophy and goals for her year. The underlying theme in all her illustrations focused on the need to support others, help people to overcome adversity of health and circumstance, and weld our collective energies in behalf of those in need in our district and on the larger playing field of Rotary International. Her own personal health challenges and her enduring of Rotarian scorn from the olden days when he was proposed a member but rejected because she is a woman further underlies that our Governor is no innocent when it comes to life’s realities. That she has triumphed over naysayers of decades past, and then is the District’s chief officer and a member of the very club that rejected her, makes for a delicious and moving irony


LARRY BURGESS will present a light-hearted program on California Christmas pasts, from the Spanish Empire, Gold Rush, and early days of Redlands.


JAN HUDSON, chairwoman, and President VICTORIA hopefully took a long rest and a “shot or two” and basked in the glow of their success. All Rotarians who were present, who brought guests, who gave to the fund raising harvest should take satisfaction in an unusual and fund evening of advancing our support of student scholarships. No doubt PRES VICTORIA will elaborate in her column and no doubt there will be oral reports at today’s meeting.


Have you noticed a spring in the step of SABINE ROBERTSON-PHILLIPS now that the Redlands Unified School District has come to an agreement with its teachers and classified workers after many months of negotiations. Sad news that former Rotarian and former City Manager JOHN HOLMES (1983-90) died this past November in Tacoma, Washington

KYRA STEWART’S Family Service Association received good press coverage in the November 22

JERRY BEAN owned Redlands Community News.

DARWIN BARNETT is crossing his fingers for a good weather day this Sunday, December 8, 2019, for the annual YMCA home tour which supports Legal Aid.

Memorial contributions honoring the late LARRY WORMSER may be made to the Redlands Rotary Club Foundation

A REMINDER: December 19 will be our last meeting this year. A special holiday musical program has been secured by program impresaria JULIE MICHAELS.


Welcome Back Rotarians, I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving Holiday with family and friends. Last time we saw each other we kicked off the holiday season with The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year. A BIG thank you to all who came out and supported this event. We had friends, neighbors, Rotarians, School Representatives, and even got to highlight our students who have been recipients of our wonderful programs. Thank you to our SPONSORS, we couldn’t have done this without you. Thank you to our committee! You Rock! Lot’s of new rotarians stepped up to make this event a success and I commend you for that. What’s going on this month you ask? Purple Turtles Dinner9th, Rotary Holiday Luncheon- 12th , Great programs, Rising Stars we look forward to a festive few weeks

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