Spoke Newsletter – 11/01/2018

Spoke Newsletter – 11/01/2018

TODAY
JENNIFER O’FERREL
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
JENNIFER has consulted, contracted with and worked for various non-profits developing and refining intervention and prevention curriculum and services. JENNIFER thrives in creating positive opportunities and services for young people. JENNIFER has spearheaded efforts and services to combat human trafficking and currently aims to support vulnerable youth through positive one-to-one role-model relationships as Executive Director at Big Brother Big Sisters.

LAST WEEK
JIM HOLMES, our CEO of Redlands Community Hospital, gave us a retrospective and prospective review of our own community hospital. JIM reviewed the ongoing construction projects building on the proud 114 year old tradition. The message was clear, that our local team is the best trained group of professionals in the area. An area that serves not only Redlands, but the surrounding communities as well. Also thanks to the co-chairs of ELLEN WEISSER and LORI HATFIELD (oh yeah their husbands STAN and BILL too) they managed raise the funds necessary for the Emergency Room upgrade. This upgrade will bring a new definition to the term triage.

 

!!!ART WALK LIBATIONS!!!
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone that came out and helped us pour beer and wine at the 2018 Redlands Downtown Art Walk. Special thanks to BARBARA O’KEEFE who stayed all Sunday with us. SHIRLEY HARRY took a shift even though it was her birthday. Other Rotarians included BRUCE SATZGER, JOHN TINCHER, JERRY MILHD, JOE AMLANI, CAL BOOTHBY, ROB CLIZBE, JIM KNOX, KEVIN CORREIA, VICTORIA MARSHALL, DAVE GAUTHIER, RON HELBRON, BILL HATFIED, JACK MALESKY, LYNN WHITMER (and her better half GARY) and of course our very own JIM NOLIN. The weather was beautiful but the traffic was
a bit less than expected. Lesson learned is not to have a beer garden the day after Halloween party night. Many were not in the mood to partake in further libations. Cal will give us an update
when he returns on funds earned.

NEXT WEEK
DON AND JANET GRENDA
STATISTICAL RESEARCH, INC.
DON is the President and JANET is the CEO of Statistical Research Inc. whose mission is to “provide a vehicle for creative people to do interesting and exciting work on the human condition. In meeting the goals of this unique mission, we respond to our nation’s goal of preserving its diverse historical and cultural values by integrating exciting research with compliance work and providing timely and cost-effective services in cultural resource management and historic preservation” (I stole this off their website). Come joint us next week for an interesting lecture on this unique women owned business.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Coat Drive: Don’t forget to pick up your boxes and bring them in to PAT MEYER this Thursday. Winter is coming and it looks like a long one.
Purple Turtles: Mark your calendar for DECEMBER 10 for Purple Turtles, a festive event that is always made extra special by STAN WEISSER. Also remember, if you have some extra holiday decorations hanging around that would help spruce up the place, please talk to STAN.
Redland Veterans Day Parade: Once again NATHAN GONZALES is stepping up to organize those Rotarians who would like to honor our Veterans by joining the parade. We will meet on Sunday November 11, at 9:00 am. NATHAN will provide further details re the exact location.
Evening With The Artists at Redlands Community Hospital: This Friday, November 2, 2018 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Stan and Ellen Weisser Education Pavilion. The Artist’s original artwork will be available for purchase and your $25 ticket includes wine and hors d’oeuvres
Redlands Symphony: Kicks off its 18-19 season this Saturday with a tribute to West Side Story: The Genius of Bernstein. Then coming on December 12, is “A Christmas Carol, The Concert.”

DEEP THOUGHTS
My goal for 2018 was to lose 10 pounds. I now have only 15 more to go.
Kids today don’t know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk through 9 feet of shag carpet to change the TV channel.
Senility has been a smooth transition for me
All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.
I haven’t spoken to my wife in 18 months I don’t like to interrupt her.

PRESIDENT JOE JOVIALLY JUDICIOUS JABBERINGS
Thanks to all the Rotarians who came out and poured beer this past Sunday! Events like these help raise the money that allows us to provide our service to the community around us. Also big thank you to JIM NOLIN, VICTORIA MARSHALL, and MIKE BOSMAN for their help in judging the Halloween costume contest at Franklin Elementary yesterday! Next up?
DICTIONARIES! We still have a few schools that need folks to sign up so fill those slots today!

Editor—AJ Beechko—Edition No. 18, November 1, 2018

 

 

 

 

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