Spoke Newsletter – 10/25/2018

Spoke Newsletter – 10/25/2018

JIM HOLMES the CEO of Redlands Community Hospital will provide an update on expansion of the Emergency Department and the campaign in support of this project. What is the Vital Campaign? What will this renovation accomplish? What improvements will there be in patient care? How will patients enter the new Emergency Department? What are those cranes doing out in front of the hospital? Where will patients and visitors
park? How long is this going to take?

(This editors’ apology for Jim’s name change in our previous
Spoke. I must have had HOMES on my mind!)

ARTHUR G. SVENSONARTHUR G. SVENSON spoke about “Constitutional Law to China: A Lesson Learned.”

Art has been to China twice with his wife for the adoption of their daughters, and twice on Fulbright Awards to teach constitutional law.

In 2018 he was invited back with all expenses paid, and even with a stipend, to deliver ten 3-hour lectures on the U.S. Constitution; then invited to deliver two more, these two on his own topic(s). He (bravely) chose: Right to Revolt and (Government?) Cannot Abuse Power.

Did you know China has a constitution? It was ratified in 1982…but, it’s not enforced.

At your leisure, look up two incidents: 1989 Tiananmen Square protests resulted in a still unknown confirmed number of deaths; 2016 “Steamed Bun” incident

Refresher for us: we first had the Articles of Federation then our current 17760 Constitution – celebrated by our July 4th Independence Day: 1) Congressional – enumerated the powers so as to avoid a misinterpretation of those powers to be all encompassing in nature; 2) Executive – allow for it to be changed only by the people, not by government; 3) Judicial – the limits are enforced.

JENNIFER O’FARRELL, Executive Director at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire

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.

BARBARA O’KEEFE is soliciting song leaders for February through June 2019. Please see her for signing up.

(aka Adams Family)
They’re creepy and they’re kooky,
Mysterious and spooky,
They’re all together ooky,
Redlands Rotary.
They meet for lunch on Thuesday
So sad it’s not on Boooo day,
They really are a scream,
Redlands Rotary.
(Neat) click click
(Sweet) click click
(Petite) click click
So, get a witch’s shawl on
A broomstick you can crawl on
We’re gonna pay a call on
Redlands Rotary.

Did you know?

In 1912 the Rotary Club of Los Angeles donated $4,000 towards a major public works project. What was it?
LA5 donated $4000 towards a proposed coast-to-coast highway.

Engineer and Rotarian Oscar Bjorge, from the Rotary Club of Duluth (Minnesota), was annoyed at the inconsistency of a Rotary symbol, calling it “an insult to engineering.” What did Oscar fix?
Oscar Bjorge standardized the Rotary wheel with 6 spokes, 24 teeth and a keyway “because we are workers and not idlers.”

What is the greatest distance from Chicago that a Rotary Club banner has been displayed?
Astronaut Frank Borman, of the Rotary Club of Space Center Houston, took a club banner on his orbit around the moon in Apollo 8.

What is the greatest distance from Chicago that a Rotary pin has been displayed?
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, an honorary Rotarian of the Rotary Club of Spring Lake-Brielle (New Jersey) where his father was a member, planted a Four-Way Test pin on the moon when he landed Apollo 11.

What is the largest annual public relations project of Rotary Clubs in the United States and Canada?
The Rotary float in the Rose Parade is seen by between 250-million and 1-billion people every year. Every Rotarian in 5280 and adjacent districts contributes $3 annually which is collected in their district dues.

Here we are at the end of October already! Our next meeting begins November and leads us into the holiday season! While I am sure we all love the holidays and our time with family, we should always remember it is also a time rich with opportunities within our club! With the season of giving ahead of us let’s all crank up our inner rotary fire and be sure to volunteer for the upcoming opportunities to serve like pouring beer this Sunday, handing out a dictionary, or serving a meal at the Purple Turtles event!

Editor—Jan Hudson—Edition No. 16, October 18, 2018

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