11 Oct Spoke Newsletter – 10/11/2018
Our own MARK BULOT shares with us about his time serving on the board of the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District. MARK having been a fellow Rotary Club of Redlands Rotarian from 1996 through former PRESIDENT NATHAN’S year, 2016, will hopefully also share with us
where and what he personally is doing these days. Welcome back, MARK!
Cece, the daughter of the presenter, GAY RICHARDS, was found to have Leukemia as she was starting 3rd grade. She lost hair and refused visitors; sadly, valiant efforts to fight the Leukemia did not save her.
Gay Learned about the Magic Yarn Project that had begun in Alaska. Created to provide glimmer of hope of what life might be / will be like after fighting through this obstacle. The wigs and beanies crocheted are made available to any child who has a medical condition that causes hair loss. The crocheting is the process used with the right material, so the fabric is soft to the touch of the babies’ tender heads.
Wigs are reminders of the hair of Disney princesses such as “Rapunzell” (yellow & purple), “Elsa” from Frozen (white), “Ariel”, “Jasmine”, and for boys, “Captain Jack Sparrow”. (life imitating art?). Wearing these wigs and beanies brings about positive emotions from the children, reflected in their
smiles and their “thumbs up” signs. Each wig comes with a card to the recipient, so he/she has a little knowledge of where it came from.
Wigs and beanies are created by volunteers. The Magic Yarn Project held its first out of state workshop in Seattle. Seattle Seahawk player Sealver Siliga made a beautiful Elsa wig! Prisoners in Folsom State Prison using hooks & needles, guided by a coordinator, gathering and crocheting beanies to further the work of the Magic yarn Project is more popular than one would imagine. As of 9/2018, the 10,000th wig was delivered! For more information visit: www.TheMagicYarnProject.com
DR. ARTHUR SVENSON
Building on his 2018 experiences in China, Art’s talk is entitled“Speaking Constitutional Law to China: A Lesson Learned.”
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.
Friendly reminder, CAL BOOTHBY is working hard to get the Club Roster complete and printed. Get your updates in quickly!!
Did you know?
1. How many people attended the first Rotary meeting on Thursday evening, February 23, 1905?
Four: Paul Harris, Silvester Schiele and Hiram Shorey met in Gustavus Loehr’s office.
2. What was the first Rotary Club community project?
A “comfort station” in downtown Chicago. Public restrooms were typically found only in saloons at that time, and unaccompanied women were not permitted to enter saloons.
3. Who can you blame for introducing singing to Rotary Club meetings and what was his profession?
Harry Ruggles, printer.
4. Men With Friends; The Blue Boys; The Conspirators; The Round Table.
What do these names have in common?
At the third meeting of the group in Chicago that would
become Rotary, each name was considered for the new club.
5. Who was the first president of a Rotary Club?
Paul Harris nominated Silvester Schiele because Paul preferred to work behind the scenes to attract new members.
Hats off to MIKE BOSMAN and all his efforts with PRYDE this year. We are sending 20 students to the PRYDE camp this year which is going to be great for those students and something we as a club should be proud of.
Also, be on the look-out for the dictionary distribution signup sheet! It should start coming around in the next week or two!
Lastly, let’s all be sure to help out on the Art Walk October 28th and raise some funds for our club and the community!
Editor—Jan Hudson—Edition No. 15, October 11, 2018